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22nd August 2015: The Jack the Ripper Museum and thoughts around "Ripperology"

I have been following the debate around the opening of the new Jack the Ripper Museum at 12 Cable Street, London both on the Museum Association’s LinkedIn pages, and also via the press who have interviewed irate support groups and local communities.  2,007 more words


Room #150 (Selena's Death site)

This picture is of myself, standing in front of the motel room that Grammy- Award winnng Tejana singer, Selena, was shot at on March 31, 1995.On that day, Selena and her fan club President, Yolanda Saldivar, had gotten into an argument over money embezzlement. 374 more words

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My visit to the grave of late Tejana singer "Selena"

Around June 2015, I decided to take a trip to Corpus Christi, Texas to pay homage to the legendary singer “Selena Quintanilla Perez.” I decided to stay in the room that convicted killer “Yolanda Saldivar” rented at the Knights Inn motel (formerly known as the Days Inn), and shot and killed the singer on March 31, 1995. 208 more words

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Dark Tourism of Auschwitz: How should we look back, if at all?

Dark Tourism is a term coined by Lennon and Foley in 1996 and refers to tourism that is characterised by attractions of death and tragedy. [1] Its use has been adopted in the last decade in the ever-expanding literature on the Holocaust. 1,874 more words

Modern History

Revue de presse 20150718 | Grèce, #ThisIsACoup, Dark Tourism, Robert Cappa, showrunners, Vassilis Paleokostas, AI, Afrique-map


L’Afrique, une « terre inconnue » pour Google Maps
L’Afrique reste encore à la marge des cartes du géant américain, et nombreuses sont les routes mal tracées, les chemins ne menant nulle part, les villes, villages, rues, quartiers absents ou mal placés, les bâtiments officiels, hôpitaux, centres de police, station de bus et commerces oubliés. 843 more words

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Respect and Remembrance

Yet another quick link to the difficult subject of respect and “dark tourism”.  This article discusses a personal reaction to seeing selfie sticks at Auschwitz.  The author had a similar reaction to my own on seeing tourists at Pompeii experience the plaster casts purely through their camera lens, as I wrote… 245 more words


The Darker Side of Life

There are times in life when despite how well prepared one is mentally, emotion can still rein supreme. The type of emotion and level of expression which a situation evokes varies from person to person. 653 more words