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Traveler’s Show & Tell – Occupy Wall Street: A Firsthand Account

Building framed through palm fronds in Barcelona. (photo by Tui Snider)
Building framed through palm fronds in Barcelona. (photo by Tui Snider)

Welcome to the Traveler’s Show & Tell.

This week’s blog carnival features five interesting posts from travel lovers around the globe. Read on for the scoop on:

  • …what’s really going on down at the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.
  • …what makes the difference between New York style bagels and their Canadian counterparts.
  • …how to enjoy the State Fair of Texas with a toddler in tow.
  • …the tasty discoveries I made on a recent trip to Glen Rose, Texas.
  • …just how photogenic the city of Ottawa is this time of year.

This Week’s Photo

I’m a sucker for using trees to frame things in my photos, which is why I snapped a photo of this particular building in Barcelona, Spain. I don’t know much about this building, actually, just that it looked nice through palm fronds!

1. “Occupy Wall St” by Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle presents Occupy Wall St posted at Time Travel Turtle, saying,

“The hundreds (and, at times, thousands) of people who have been gathering are committed to a cause. The problem is that it’s not necessarily a common cause – and it’s a cause that they have trouble enunciating. In theory, the campaign is based around the distribution of wealth, regulation of large companies and universal welfare. You wouldn’t necessarily know that on quick glance, though.”

Michael’s photo-laden post shows as much as it tells what’s going on right now in the Big Apple. What’s your take on the situation?

2. “Montreal Bagels” by Dawn Xiana Moon

Dawn Xiana Moon presents Montreal Bagels posted at Kitchen Lore, saying,

“if you’re American, you might assume that bagels were invented in New York City; however, they actually originated in Krakow, Poland around the 16th century. As Polish Jews traveled to North America, two major varieties emerged: the New York-style bagel that Americans know, and the Montreal-style bagel popular in Canada.”

While Dawn Xiana Moon’s posts always make my tummy growl, I always learn something new, as well. I had no idea that bagels had a Canadian equivalent, did you? Check out her post to find out what the differences are.

3. “Night Owls” by Zhu

Zhu presents Night Owls posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying,

“During summer, days are long and sunset is late, so I’m rarely downtown Ottawa after night falls. But as days are becoming shorter, I decided to go hunt for night shots while the weather is still nice.

Last Saturday was one of these days. It was in the mid-twenties and I left home around 7 p.m. to roam the downtown core with my camera. Half of the city had the same idea, by September, we are all clutching at the last bits of summer.”

Zhu created a beautiful photo essay of Ottawa after-dark. I especially enjoy her candid shots of people reading.

4. “Experiencing the World’s Largest State Fair” by Abundant Journeys

AbundantJourneys presents Experiencing the World’s Largest State Fair posted at Life Is Full of Bloom, saying,

“The State Fair of Texas is recognized as the World’s Largest State Fair with over two and half million visitors in attendance in 2010. This year’s fair kicked off last Friday, September 30th…We headed to Fairpark Saturday morning with a bustling two year old, ready to conquer the fair. Given my disdain for crowds, I was trying to convince myself this would not be so bad. After all, it is early and we won’t be there long. Right? “

The State Fair of Texas can be intimidating, especially with a little one to keep an eye on. Even so, the author has fun in spite of her misgivings.

5. “Glen Rose Texas – Dinosaurs Galore and Much, Much, More!” by Tui Snider

Tui Snider presents Glen Rose Texas – Dinosaurs Galore and Much, Much, More! posted at Discovering Dallas – Fort Worth, saying,

“A trip to Glen Rose isn’t complete without paying homage to the official state dinosaur of Texas, Paluxysaurus Jonesi, whose fossilized footprints may be seen at Dinosaur Valley State Park. I made a few fabulous discoveries of my own, too, including a wonderful bakery hidden away in an Exxon station.”

Did you enjoy this week’s Show & Tell?

That’s it for this week’s blog carnival, Traveler’s Show & Tell. As always, if you enjoyed it, let us know in the comments section. Also, please let the author know you liked their piece by leaving a comment at their blog. See you next time! :)

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  1. Thanks for including my post, Tui! I wrote about Occupy Wall St as a foreigner because it seems to be turning into one of NYC’s top tourist attractions at the moment. I’d be curious to hear what the locals think…

    • mentalmosaic mentalmosaic

      Thanks for joining in with Traveler’s Show & Tell, Michael. I will actually be in NYC next Saturday. I hope I’m able to check it out and ask the locals what they think! :) ~Tui

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