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Carnival of Cities for 19 March 2009

Welcome to the March 19, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Cities….yeah, I know, I’m a day late this week, too.

I TOLD you guys I needed someone to host while I was tied up at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi.) 🙂  Contact me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com if you’d like to host the Carnival on your blog.

Next week I host over on the Perceptive Travel Blog.

Cities in the Americas

Queens, New York, USA Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Takeout (Song Parody to be sung to My Favorite Things) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

San Francisco, California, USA Kathryn presents San Francisco’s Creative Scene posted at Diary of a Smart Chick, saying, “Thoughts on the creativity that thrives in San Francisco.”

Washington, DC, USA Jon presents The USS Constellation in Baltimore posted at The DC Traveler, saying, “Moored in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the USS Constellation was the last all-sailing commissioned warship in the U.S. Navy. Among its many duties, it worked fighting against the illegal slave trade and was a training ship, as well as a flagship in World War II. The historic ship is open for public tours.”

Austin, Texas, USA Mara Gorman presents Mondays are for dreaming: Zilker Park posted at The Mother of All Trips, saying, “This is one of the great metropolitan parks anywhere, especially because of the small train that runs right through it.”

Manhattan, New York, USA GrrlScientist presents Chambers Street/World Trade Center Subway Art, 5 posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Oculus, #5 (1998). One of a large series of stone mosaic artworks on the walls throughout NYC’s Chambers Street station complex (A, C & E trains;) also, there is a stone and glass floor mosaic at Park Place entrance, which connects to this station via a tunnel.”

San Diego, California, USA RandomSanDiego presents Discount Half Price Admission to Select Balboa Park Museums posted at, saying, “Enjoy discount admission to select San Diego Balboa Park Museums on weekend mornings from March 1, 2009 through Monday, May 25, 2009.”

San Francisco, California, USA Andrew Edgington presents San Francisco Travel – A Golden Vacation Destination posted at Cheap Flights, saying, “You will feel like you are on holiday permanently.”

Pensacola, Florida, USA Jennifer Close presents Why I Love Living in Florida posted at Heading North After Naptime, saying, “The Gulf Coast, Pensacola in particular, is the perfect place to spend your Spring Break. The weather is amazing, the beaches are perfect and your kids will love it!”

Cities in Australia/New Zealand

Melbourne, Australia Shard presents Melbourne’s skateparks, eyesore or urban art? posted at OzSoapbox, saying, “Hi there, I recently spent a day surveying skate parks for urban art in Melbourne, Australia – thought it might be of interest to your readers.”

Cities in Asia

Panchtarni, India presents Amarnath Yatra: Part 2: Sheshnag mountain and Panchtarni posted at

Goa, India Shiv Dravid presents Destination Goa posted at The Viewspaper, saying, “Destination Goa”

That concludes this edition.

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