New Austin TX Restaurant with an Alice Theme

As if there weren’t enough cool eateries in Austin to make anyone want to head down south for the next SXSW, opening Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 is The Scarlet Rabbit.  Check out their official site, Facebook page, and menu, and if you’re in the area, give us a review!  I love that they call their salad menu Rabbit Food 😉


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Abandoned Alice in Wonderland Theme Park in Korea?!

I have never heard of this, but looks like it must’ve been quite bizarre.  Blogger Lindsay Eryn stumbled upon the abandoned park and shared some photos.  Sadly the park has since been completely demolished.

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New App for the Tourist in Llandudno

The town of Llandudno in Wales has come up with a novel aid to tourism – an app!  The app will provide tourists with 3D adventures and take them on an enhanced digital tour of all the Alice related places in town.  Available in June, not much has been revealed as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted!

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The Time Has Come … For a Holiday Getaway!

From one of our Twitter follows comes this link to a very nice Alice themed event locale in Brighton. The Wonderland House is “the perfect base for large family gatherings, friendly get-togethers, vintage themed hen parties or a corporate team-building activity. WONDERLAND HOUSE has stunning sea views and is arranged over 5 floors with 6 exciting, individually designed bedrooms to discover. Sleeps up to 24 guests.”  I say Frabjous!

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One Writer’s Personal Tour of Oxford

Tenniel Looking-Glass TrainOne of our trusty mimsy minions passed along this link to a recent NY Times travel article.  It’s basically one writer’s personal tour of Oxford, England.  Surprisingly, there is only a fleeting mention of Alice, and that’s about the treacle well.  But perhaps the writer assumes others have covered the Carrollian elements sufficiently elsewhere.  Never, say we!  😉

If you’d like to read the Oxford travelogue, click me.

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Vintage Promo Clip for Children’s Fairyland Includes Alice as Narrator

If you’re a fan of theme parks, you might enjoy this vintage promotional clip from the early ’60s for Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, CA.  Alice appears as tour guide at around 3:55, and at 9:20 she shows the little Wonderland Carousel.  Staff claim their park inspired Walt Disney to create his own. If nothing else, this clip makes for an interesting cultural time capsule!

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A Google Map of Lewis Carroll’s Visit to Moscow

As any serious fan of Lewis Carroll knows, he only left his beloved British Isles once in his entire life.  And no, it was not to visit America and see a Broadway show–although I’m pretty sure he would have enjoyed that, too.  His one trip abroad was to Moscow.  He and his friend and traveling companion Henry Liddon both recorded copious observations in their diaries, and their thoughts are fascinating to read (If you haven’t already, check out The Russian Journal sometime).

Now, in keeping with modern times, the web site Russia: Beyond the Headlines has put together a brief article about the trip, including a Google map showing key destinations, so that you can walk in Lewis Carroll’s footsteps.  To read all about it (in English), click here!

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