Wednesday, April 07, 2010

If it's Wednesday, this must be the day we visit the world...

A Russian photographer documents the many abandoned churches in his homeland. The text is in Cyrillic, but it doesn't matter if you can't read it -- the photos speak for themselves.

Back in America, one church will be anything but abandoned this Saturday -- it's time for the annual Blessing of the Bikes ceremony at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Down in Tennessee, a distinctly less modern method of transportation will be celebrated during the 2010 Mule Day Festival. (Naomi Judd will be the grand marshal in the parade, says the website!)

At the Smithsonian, The Realm of the Buddha looks like an amazing exhibit that goes on through the spring. And if you're over in Europe, a "hidden Paris" is springing up under the mainstream tourist attractions.

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