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Curious Kotor (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Why is there a beautiful, tiny blue-domed church floating in Kotorska Bay? Why did someone build 1350 steps up the side of Kotor's mountain? Why is The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon pink? And why are the towers mismatched? Why are the streets within the fortress walls intentionally in a maze?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Curious Venice (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Where is the hidden symbol of Venice on the iconic gondola? Why are there two different saints on the gateway columns? Why is the solar system off on Torre dell'Orologio? Why does Saint Mark's Basilica look like Hagia Sophia? Why does the Doge's Palace have a Stairway of Giants, and what do those symbols mean?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Curious Loire Valley (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

When and why were so many stunning chateaux built in such a concentrated area in central France? Why is there a river running through Chateau de Chenonceau, and what do the ladies of the castle have to do with it? Why does Chateau de Chambord have 440 rooms, yet no one ever lived there? Why is there a porcupine over the entrance to Chateau d'Amboise?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Curious Vancouver (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Who was Gassy Jack and why was he so gassy? Why was Capilano Suspension Bridge built and what do all those totem poles mean? What's so important about the Hotel Vancouver, and what does it have to do with the train station, the Queen of England, and Harry Potter? Who was Yip Sang, and why did he have his own Boy Scout Troop?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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