22 October 2018

Roadside Attractions

The Tsar Cannon

The Tsar Cannon (Moscow, Russia)

The Tsar Cannon is a large artillery piece on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow. A monument to the art of Russian artillery casting, the giant bronze was produced by Andrey Chokhov, a master craftsman in 1586. It

The Temple Bar

The Temple Bar (Dublin, Ireland)

Temple Bar often refers to the region and not to the pub which is known as “The Temple Bar”. For the sake of being thorough we have included a little information about both.  But let’s

Gavel Statue

Giant Gavel (Columbus, Ohio)

The largest judicial gavel in the world is in the form of a stainless steel sculpture located in a reflecting pool just outside the Ohio Supreme Court in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio.  Officially known as

Abbey Road Zebra Crossing

Abbey Road Zebra Crossing (London, England)

There are places around the world that are famous simple because one of the Beatles was once there doing something. The Abbey Road Zebra Crossing is one of these places and should be an otherwise

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain (Slab City, California)

Salvation Mountain is an adobe and straw art installation created by Leonard Knight (1931-2014) in the California Desert north of Calipatria near Slab City. With its brightly painted bible verses it may seem that it only interests the religious,

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Sites Around the World

  • Named after Francis Xavier, a Christian missionary, Mission San Xavier del Bac is an historic Spanish mission just 10 miles south of Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1692 by Padre Esuebio Kino, it was placed in ...
  • The Fab Four sculpture in Liverpool, England
    For a large portion of the world Liverpool, England is known for one thing.  Being the birthplace of the Beatles.  And while there are plenty of things that make Liverpool a great place to visit, ...
  • Anson Opera House built in 1907
    Built in 1907 by A.W. Johnson and Dr. D. Williams, with contractor Thomas Vetch, the Anson Opera House stands as a Texas Historic Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The ...
  • High above the Sacred Valley and tucked away from prying eyes for hundreds of years, Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca citadel that sits on a mountain ridge 7970 feet ( 2,430m) above sea ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • The Walls of Ávila
    The Walls of Ávila, in central Spain are a well known and widely recognized symbol of the city, and it is highly likely that they are the main reason Ávila is one of the most ...
  • Uluru
    Uluru, formerly known to much of the world as Ayers Rock is a giant sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia.  The area around the formation is home to a ...
  • Stonehenge, officially known as ‘Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites’, located in Wiltshire, England is a prehistoric monument that consists of a ring of standing stones.  Archaeologists believe that Stonehenge was constructed between 3000-2000 BC but ...
  • Temple of Heaven
    Located in southern Beijing, The Temple of Heaven was first constructed in 1420 in the 18th year of the reign of Ming emperor Yongle.  The Temple of Heaven was extended and renovated during the reigns ...

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Giant Gavel (Columbus, Ohio)

The largest judicial gavel in the world is in the form of a stainless steel sculpture located in a reflecting pool just outside the Ohio Supreme Court in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio.  Officially known as

Illinois

Cloud Gate (Chicago, Illinois)

Inspired by liquid mercury, Cloud Gate often called “The Bean” is a public sculpture designed by British artist Anish Kapoor.   The crowning jewel of Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, Cloud Gate looks as if it