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How “Fantasia” Was Inspired By A Secret Lab In The Basement of an Opera House

Owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the 19th century opera house is the oldest venue in the U.S. still used for its original purpose. And though named “Academy” it has never actually housed a music school. It has hosted some of the most famous names in opera and music from Pavarotti to Maria Callas, Marian Anderson to Igor Stravinsky and more. But just before WWII it hosted something more...

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A Short List No. 1

Often, on Monday I’ll post #MondayMoodArt with an artist on Instagram and usually a...

Scandalous Stories


Gingerbread Houses in the Woods

This area is usually closed off. It begins on a busy side road, a tight winding gravel path up into...

Dark Secrets

The Doctor’s House

Creepier than a haunted house now, this used to be very beautiful. It was built in the 1950s by a...

Bad Behavior

Mysteries & Midsadventure

Accidents in History


Pierre’s House in Motion

Longwood was recently voted the Best Botanical Garden in the U.S., how happy Pierre du Pont would...