Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city (or fair-sized town.)

The previous edition was hosted on June 15 by Stark County, Ohio News and Views and the July 13 edition will be over at the Perceptive Travel Blog.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in Europe

Paris, France Mary Jo Manzanares presents A Different View of Paris: Going Underground posted at The Traveler’s Way, saying, “Get over the “ick” factor and take a look at Paris from down below.”

Kiev, Ukraine Anne-Sophie Redisch presents What to do in Kiev posted at Sophie’s World, saying, “What first springs to mind when you hear the name Kiev? Capital of the Ukraine? You’re right, of course. Some might think of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. If pop culture is your thing, Kiev might mean the venue of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. Into politics? Then, perhaps the Orange Revolution of 2004?”

York, England Mike Sowden presents York – Foundations posted at Fevered Mutterings, saying, “There’s one rule you should always follow when dining out in York, England, and it’s this: *look up*.”

Barcelona, Spain Marc Fav presents Barcelona – – – A Dream posted at Marc Fav.

Cities in the Americas

Seattle, Washington, USA Rachel Center presents The happiest place on earth posted at Balance and Blueberries, saying, “This blogger fell in love with Seattle in the short 24 hours she was there. Read the recap of the sights!”

Portland, Maine, USA Jason presents 1790: Thomas Bird, the first federal execution under the U.S. constitution posted at Executed Today, saying, “Notable local history in Portland, Maine.”

San Francisco, California, USA Matthew Hyde presents Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay (some memories of San Francisco) posted at Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth.

Staunton, Virginia, USA I wrote a short Travel Post Friday entry on this blog, about a snazzy Presidential Pierce-Arrow: Woodrow Wilson’s car is the cat’s pajamas.

Los Angeles, California, USA Zhu presents The Rich L.A. posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “I was curious to see the other side of L.A, the glamorous one. So far, I wasn’t too impressed: houses looked nice but nothing out of the ordinary. I certainly couldn’t picture all these movie stars and socialites living here, in Korea Town or in Little Armenia.”

Houston, Texas, USA Sarah V. presents Making the Most of 24 Hours in Houston posted at Wandering Off, saying, “A quick trip to Houston where we enjoyed everything from butterflies to Byzantine frescoes.”

Pensacola, Florida, USA Jennifer presents Three Days in Pensacola with Your Family posted at Two Kids and a Map.

Seattle, Washington, USA Amy @ The Q Family presents Seattle With Kids: Hand-On Fun For Family @ Pacific Science Center posted at The Q Family Adventures Travel Blog.

New York, New York, USA Mary T presents Explore New York City’s High Line Linear Park posted at Travel With Teens and Tweens, saying, “As part of a multi-day high school field trip to New York City our teenage son took a walk on the City’s High Line linear park on a picture perfect spring day.”

Santa Monica, California, USA Simpsonsparadox presents SCVNGR posted at Simpson’s Paradox.

Cities in the Middle East

Manama, Bahrain Travelrat presents The Camel Farm posted at Travelrat’s Travels, saying, “Shortly after this visit, it all kicked off in Bahrain. I hope things are back to normal soon, and the camel farm survives!”

That concludes this Carnival edition, and thank you for visiting.

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy) blog post to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.