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Daily Archives: September 26, 2021
Views: The Painted Desert – Northeastern Arizona
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the picturesque rocky badlands of northern Arizona. Videographer: Brad Markel.
The Painted Desert is a United States desert of badlands in the Four Corners area, running from near the east end of Grand Canyon National Park and southeast into Petrified Forest National Park. It is most easily accessed from the north portion of Petrified Forest National Park.
Views: Jousting of the Saracens In Arezzo, Italy
In the picturesque walled city of Arezzo, a medieval ritual is conducted twice each year in which locals don the colors and armor of knights to engage in a jousting competition. Correspondent Seth Doane takes in the pageantry of the Giostra del Saracino, where longstanding family rivalries can play out on horseback.
Analysis: Why The Age Of American Cars Is Rising
In 2021, the average age of vehicles on the road reached a record 12.1 years. Every driver that chooses to hold on to a car for another year is postponing a trip to the dealership, and some industry analysts wonder if rising vehicle ages and prices indicate trouble for new car sales in the future. Automakers are stuffing cars with new technology and improvements but will that be enough to keep buyers wanting the latest and greatest?
Aerial Views: The Pacific Northwest (4K Video)
The Pacific Northwest, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by its coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains to the east.
Chapters: 0:00 Pacific Northwest Travel Collection 0:01 Arch Cape Oregon Coast 0:25 Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest 0:36 Weyerhaeuser Snoqualmie Mill 0:56 Frenchman Coulee The Feathers Vantage, WA 1:18 Wild Horse Wind Facility Eastern Washington 1:26 Mount Si North Bend Washington 1:34 Historic Buildings Tacoma Washington 1:50 Kachess Lake Easton Washington 2:14 South Fork Skykomish River 2:22 North Fork Snoqualmie River 2:39 Olallie State Park King County Washington 3:12 Alpental Ski Area
English Country Houses: Blenheim Palace (1725)
Vast and impersonal country houses, built to create an impression on visitors rather than bestow creature comforts on inhabitants, had been a feature of the English landscape long before Blenheim Palace. Yet this huge complex, the house alone encompassing seven acres of Oxfordshire on completion in 1725, bore comparison with the largest palaces of Europe.
Set to become the historic seat of the Dukes of Marlborough after Queen Anne gifted the manor of Woodstock to the 1st Duke, John Churchill, in 1705, as a reward for his military triumphs, it’s the only English country house — those of bishops aside — that has by longstanding popular consent been accorded the honorific title of palace (it was once described by some as Blenheim Castle).
Walks: Exeter Quay In Southwest England (4K)
Exeter Quayside , Devon UK Tour – filmed in July 2021.
Exeter Quay, also known as Exeter Quayside, is a part of the city of Exeter next to the River Exe and the Exeter Ship Canal. It was first used as a port in prehistoric times when a sandstone ledge was used to unload the ships of overseas traders. However, by 1381 the Countess Weir had blocked the river to shipping. In 1566 a canal was completed to provide access for ships. Over time the number of ships using the quayside increased and so the quay was expanded in the late 17th century. Further expansion occurred in 1830 when a new canal basin was dug. However, in 1840 the railways reached Exeter and the shipping began to decline. No longer used for shipping, the quayside is now mostly used for leisure included in the links below.
Front Page Views: The New York Times – September 26
Sunday Morning: News And Stories From London, Zurich & Berlin – SEP 26
Monocle’s Emma Nelson and Chris Cermak discuss today’s federal election in Germany. Plus: a roundup from the Balkans, and our panellists Stefanie Bolzen, Terry Stiastny and Christof Münger on the weekend’s other stories.