“As I walked the extraordinary landscape of Dartmoor, I looked at the trees and the rocks and the hills and I could see the personality in those forms . . . then they metamorphosed under my pencil into faeries, goblins and trolls.”
—BRIAN FROUD, BRITISH FANTASY ILLUSTRATOR
Havana's unique musical scene blends West African and Spanish traditions with the sounds of jazz—the latter brought here during the city's 1950s heyday as party central for American expats. The year's highlight is December's International Jazz Festival, with musicians from around the world performing alongside Cuba's revered old-time stars.
RATHAUSPLATZ, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
There is no better time than now to visit the Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market, in December at Vienna's Rathaus (City Hall), where the scents of gingerbread and chestnuts and the sounds of carols fill the air. This is Vienna's largest and oldest Christmas market, dating from 1298, with hundreds of festive outdoor stands selling traditional food, drinks, and handcrafted gifts.
Q: The Temple of Luxor sits next to the Nile River, and is just one of the many massive temples and necropolises found near the modern city of Luxor. When this was the capital of Egypt's New Kingdom (from the 16th to the 11th century B.C.), what was this city called?
a. As the capital of ancient Egypt's New Kingdom, the city was known as Thebes.