Carnival of Cities in the Exit Row Seat

Exit Row Seat is very pleased to offer the Carnival of Cities a place by the window for this week’s blog carnival. The variety of subjects and cities is impressive and the writers have captured some unique aspects of their cities.

Art, Architecture and Culture

Barcelona, Spain

Lugares, Culturas y Momentos opened my senses to the unique architectural style of Barcelona, Gothic absurdity or winning designs? You be the judge but it whetted my appetite for a Spanish vacation. For the Spanish impaired (like me), here is the Google translation.

Art Thailand writer Adam Byran-Brown opens Barcelona’s street art for your enjoyment, and reminds us that we need to spend time outside the museums and explore the cities we visit.

Curitiba, Brazil

Sarah at My Wonderful World Blog tells us about the best planned city in the world: Curitiba, Brazil is a model for sustainable living in an increasingly fragile world.

Paris, France

Intelligent Traveler reveals a re-imagined museum in Paris that gets you up close to the architectural wonders of France.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Buenos Aries, Argentina

The Argentinian passions are revealed in this illuminating story about the club scene in Buenos Aries written by Tim Kernutt, Argentinian Travel Guide.

Boston, Massachusetts

The Red Sox are in the play-offs but New Englanders are still heading to the opera between games. Susan Johnston’s post on Go Boston Card Blog reminds us that there is more to life than baseball in cultural Boston.

Chicago, Illinois

She has Moxie recommends we learn something new at the Chicago Humanity Festival, and who could resist The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. Just one of the many events during the festival this year.

Felton, California

Colourful engines, a Fat Controller and laughing kids make a perfect outing for the family at The Roaring Camp Railroads. The Digerati Life makes a compelling case to drive to Felton this Fall.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Play-offs are in full swing but Evelyn Hunter of Homespun Honolulu points out that baseball does not have to end in October. Taking a winter break in Honolulu this year, catch a Major Mynah game and see the future stars in action.

Seattle, Washington

On the West Coast, Mary Jo Manzanares of The Seattle Traveler brings us another event for the culture vultures and Christmas kids, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker. A Seattle tradition of the season and a fun event for the whole family.

Travel Experience

Calcutta, India

Sidhusaaheb’s I, Me, Myself blog opens your soul to the travel possibilities in India. In this post, he shares a side of Calcutta that stirred my travel instincts.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The morning sun at Cape Cod, shares a short video from his last morning at the Cape on his Gonzo inspired blog, Fear and Loathing – The Gonzo Papers.

Doris Chua, Life…Passion…Travel & More, travels to Shanghai and shares her experience in one of the most populous cities I ever visited.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Many travellers hire guides or take tours but forget to check other low cost (often free) services provided by National Park Rangers. Visit The Coqui presents a list of Old San Juan tours provided by the Puerto Rican National Park Service.

History and News

New Orleans, Louisiana

A visit to New Orleans by Vihar Sheth, of green ¦ rising, provides a balanced look at the continuing chaos caused by Katrina. Vihar encourages travellers to venture back to New Orleans and help revitalise this historic city.

North Canton, Ohio

Did you Hoover the rugs this morning? Vacuum along with The Lives and Times… of Anthony McCune, as he remembers Sam Hoover.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kate and Neil reveal the compassionate underbelly of Salt Lake City, a city that welcomes refugees from Africa and sets them on the road to recovery. A wonderful story.

The Unusual

London, England

I asked you to share the unusual with us this week, and Plattie took the challenge with her Commute Intrigue. It may not be pretty but it is London.

Martigny, Switzerland

Not to be outdone, Jul of This Non-American Life reveals the Swiss sport of cow fighting.