The Dubai Fountain

Dubai at Night

featuring the Righteous Brothers and Etta James
The Dubai Fountain

A successful port city with a history as a trade center, Dubai on the south edge of the Persian Gulf is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities and has become one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. Significant foreign investment … Continue reading


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Portland, Oregon at Night

featuring Pieces of a Dream's "Enmascarada"
Portland, Oregon at Night

Although it is the largest city in Oregon, Portland feels surprisingly intimate, thanks to its land-use planning, natural spaces, and implementation of light rail and bicycle routes. Though its economy centers on its port and its many technology companies, Portland … Continue reading


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U.S.S. Constitution

featuring Simon Wahl's "Leonie"
USS Constitution

Few ships have as much prestige and history behind them as the U.S.S. Constitution, one of the U.S. Navy’s original six frigates, built in 1797. The Constitution was even named by George Washington himself! The U.S.S. Constitution is notable for … Continue reading


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Lucerne, Switzerland

featuring Herbie Russ' "Story of My Life"
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s largest cities and most popular tourist destinations. Centered in the center of the country on the Reuss River, Lucerne is known for the Chapel Bridge, a wooden footbridge built in 1333. Unfortunately, much of the … Continue reading


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Marina Bay, Singapore

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Love Is All"
Marina Bay, Singapore

The densely-populated city-state of Singapore rests on a small archipelago in the midst of Malaysia and Indonesia. A sovereign nation of one large metropolitan area, Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world and one of the world’s … Continue reading


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Long Beach, California (Rainbow Harbor)

featuring Peter White's "Who's That Lady"
Queensway Bridge, Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California, just south of Los Angeles, is named for the five miles of beaches that run along its coast. Very much a marine city, Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport in the United States, a popular cruise ship … Continue reading


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Shanghai, China (Riverfront at Day)

featuring Bob James' "The Magic Paintbrush"
Shanghai, China (Huangpu Riverfront)

Old and new come together along Shanghai’s Huangpu Riverfront. The Bund, a historic district with a limit on building heights, sits opposite the Pudong district, full of towering skyscrapers and commercial development. These skyscrapers are symbolic of Shanghai’s modern economic … Continue reading


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San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge)

featuring Nestor Torres' "Treasures of the Heart"
Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is instantly recognizable and a symbol of the entire city. Almost as famous (and seen in the foreground of this video) is the frequent ocean fog that blankets the city and the bridge. San Francisco … Continue reading


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Port of Los Angeles

featuring Andy Snitzer's "Love Song"
Port of Los Angeles

The port of Los Angeles began as a small port used by Spanish traders. Over the centuries, it has developed into what is now the largest shipping port in the United States. This eScapes video features an APL shipping vessel … Continue reading


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Peche Island Rear Range Light

featuring David Benoit's "Saturdays"
Peche Island Rear Range Lighthouse

Visitors to Peche Island Rear Range Light wouldn’t be blamed for assuming it was called the “Marine City Lighthouse.” After all, it is in Marine City, Michigan and decidedly not on an island. The words “Marine City” are even painted … Continue reading


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