Fun fact: Deep Ellum is a neighborhood
composed largely of arts and entertainment venues near
downtown in East Dallas, Texas. Take a bike ride down
there and you will see hidden graffiti art and murals
on various buildings and shops!
Fun fact: Detroit is known as
the car capital of the world, aka the Motor city. It
is also home to the headquarters of three of the major
automobile manufacturing companies (General Motors
Corp., Chrysler LLC, and Ford Motor Co.) in the world.
Fun fact: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum broke a lot of centuries-old architecture rules. Its
design not only shattered the squared-off line of the
apartment buildings it was set against but also
crushed the notion that buildings should have a ground
floor or a first floor.
Fun fact: At the
San Fransisco Museum of Modern Arts, Chuck Close took a Polaroid photograph of the subject
and reconstructed it into tiny painted cells of shades
and shapes. Each small square that makes up this large
canvas is a tiny abstract painting in itself.
Fun fact: A young
woman named Solange Beaugiron was forced to flee the
city and abandon her apartment in 1942. 70 years
later, her successors found her perfectly preserved
belongings, including a taxidermy ostrich, Mickey
Mouse, and a
Boldini worth $2.5 million!
Fun fact: The
humble lunch carrier of the city has a pride of place
in the city’s landscape.
The Dabbawalas have
earned a six-sigma rating, that is, 1 error in 6
million+ transactions and claim that in 120 years,
they have erred only once in 16 million transactions.
Fun fact: With more
than a 1000 temples, 400 mosques, 100 churches, three
Gurudwaras, two Buddhist viharas and even a fire
temple, it has the
highest concentration of places of worship for people of all faiths in India.
Fun fact: The world
knows Kanpur as
'The Manchester of East' due to its large textile factories, established by
big British Corporate houses with Elgin and Lal Imli
(Cawnpore Textile Mills). It was one of the most
important centres to bring about Industrial
Fun fact: At 74
Qutub Minar is the
tallest brick minaret in the world and the second
tallest minar in India, after Fateh Burj at Mohali.
The Qutub Minar complex is said to have initially
housed 27 ancient Jain temples which were later