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Centre Pompidou (Paris, France)
Although the inside-on-the-outside Paris museum still looks shockingly modern, the Centre Pompidou is actually in its sixth decade. Following the Summer Olympics in France’s capital this summer, the Pompidou will take a rest to undergo a EUR 260 million (US $282 million) modernization program.
|Following the Summer Olympics in France’s capital this summer, the Pompidou will take a rest to undergo a 260 million euro ($282 million) modernization program. Photo: Babylon Tours
“Our Lady of the Pipes” will be closed through 2030. Meanwhile, Pompidou’s sister museum in Brussels is now in the works, with a projected opening date in 2025.
Instead, try Palais de Tokyo. It also has a tremendous modern art collection, while the Musee de Quai Branly opened in 2006 with a history-spanning assortment of art and artifacts from around the world.
Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
This world-renowned restaurant officially announced its temporary closure. The Copenhagen restaurant that popularized New Nordic cuisine will serve its clients until 2024.
In 2025, the establishment will reopen as an innovative test kitchen dedicated to food innovation and the development of new flavors.
|This world-renowned restaurant officially announced its temporary closure. Photo: CNN
When in the capital of Denmark, there are plenty of great places in Peru’s capital that showcase quinoa, potatoes, herbs, fish, chilis, and other local ingredients.
Phantom of the Opera (New York City, USA).
After 35 years and nearly 14,000 performances, the iconic musical “Phantom of the Opera: took its final bow on the New York City stage in 2023.
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It retired with the honor of being Broadway’s longest-running show ever, beating out other popular musicals like “Cats,” “Les Miserables” and “A Chorus Line.”
Although Phantom has disappeared into the night, Broadway is still as fun as ever for theatergoers.
Pergamonmuseum (Berlin, Germany).
Home to the world-famous Ishtar Gate, the Pergamonmuseum is part of Berlin’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Museum Island complex.
|Home to the world-famous Ishtar Gate, the Pergamonmuseum is part of Berlin’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Museum Island complex. Photo: Berlin.de
The museum will be closed until 2027 as part of an ambitious upgrade project, which will create a new central pedestrian zone, expand exhibition halls, and more.
Travelers who want to get a taste of the Pergamonmuseum can visit the nearby Das Panorama, where some pieces from the museum will be on display during the renovation work. Other Museum Island attractions are open as well, including the Neues Museum (which has a rich collection of Egyptian art and artifacts).
Elephant Trunk Rock (Taiwan, China)
This popular photo spot – which did resemble an elephant’s trunk – collapsed into the sea on December 15, 2023.
|This popular photo spot – which did resemble an elephant’s trunk – collapsed into the sea on December 15, 2023. Photo: Hoponworld
The site on the island’s northeast coast had long been at risk due to erosion and was blocked from public access since 2010.
Travelers eager to experience the beauty of Taiwan (China) have plenty of options. One of them is the Cuifeng Lake Circular Trail, the world’s first certified “quiet trail".
Park Hyatt (Tokyo, Japan)
Widely considered the first Western-style luxury hotel in Japan’s capital when it opened in 1994, the Park Hyatt has had a glamorous life.
|The rooftop New York Bar, which film fans will recognize from the movie “Lost in Translation,” will close earlier, starting its renovations in January. Photo: KAYAK
But for its 30th birthday, the hotel will close in May 2024 to go through what Hyatt calls a “property-wide renewal.”
The rooftop New York Bar, which film fans will recognize from the movie “Lost in Translation,” will close earlier, starting its renovations in January. Reopening will take place in 2025.
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