Views: France Honors 150th Anniversary Of Marcel Proust’s Birth

#France is marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of famed #novelist Marcel #Proust. He penned much of his greatest work, the seven-volume saga “In Search of Lost Time”, along the shores of Cabourg, in Normandy. Under the fictional name of Balbec, the town was put on the literary map. To find out more about Cabourg’s Proustian legacy, and Proust’s short but hugely influential career, we take you to The Villa of Time Found, whose immersive exhibit takes visitors on a sensory trip back in time. 

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Walking Tour: Prague – Czech Republic (4K)

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

Ecosystems: How To Stop Mass Extinction Of Species

The world’s animals and wildlife are becoming extinct at a greater rate than at any time in human history. Could technology help to save threatened species? Read our latest technology quarterly on protecting biodiversity: https://econ.st/3dqdkKN

Views: Wild Coastlines Of Southeastern Australia

This DVOW nominated video was shot in the course of a trip between Sydney and Melbourne, the country’s two largest cities, both of which are based in the southeastern quadrant of the country-continent. The coastal driving distance between the two cities is a bit over 1k km (around 640 mi.), illustrating the enormous length of the Australian coastline.

Tourist Views: Americans Return To Paris (Video)

After vanishing from #Paris for a year and a half, #American #tourists have returned, #Covid vaccination certificates in pocket, as part of a grand reopening of the country’s tourist sector. France, which was the world’s top #tourism destination before the coronavirus #pandemic, began welcoming back Americans on June 9.

Morning News: Covid-19 Delta Variant, Ethiopian Conflict, 4th of July Films

The coronavirus’s Delta variant accounts for ever more infections; we ask about mutational surprises yet to emerge, and what can be done about them. 

The ousting of Ethiopia’s army from the Tigray region might precipitate far wider conflict—within the country and far beyond its borders. And ahead of the Fourth of July, we find no good films about the holiday. 

Aerial City Views: Busan – South Korea (4K Video)

Busan, a large port city in South Korea, is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. Busy Haeundae Beach features the Sea Life Aquarium, plus a Folk Square with traditional games such as tug-of-war, while Gwangalli Beach has many bars and views of modern Diamond Bridge. Beomeosa Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D., is at the base of Geumjeong Mountain, which has hiking trails.