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A Wheel Like No Other

by Alicia Chiang Falkirk, U.K.–It may seem like the world’s largest fidget spinner whirling on top of the water. Buzzing with white noise and metallic crackling, a giant gondola slowly lifts a barge 79 feet above the basin where it’s transferred from one canal to another. The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only […]

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Reaching Out

by Alicia Chiang A one-minute walk from the Glasgow Queen Street Railroad Station, a Gothic-style church occupies the middle of a square. On a chalkboard by the front door of St. George’s Tron Church, white, hand-drawn artsy letters spell out, “Cafe.” The Wild Olive Tree is a cafe on Monday through Saturday, a church on […]

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