4 December 2021

Recently Added Attractions

Double-Barrelled Cannon (Athens, Georgia)

Based on the 1642 design of Florentine gun maker Antonia Petrini, this civil war era double-barreled cannon was (just like the Confederate States) a colossal failure based on ignorance. The American Civil War saw quite

The Gherkin

The Gherkin | 30 St Mary Axe (London, England)

Known around the world as “The Gherkin”, one of London’s most recognizable buildings, 30 St Mary Axe is famous for its beautiful design and the stark contrast it offers against the historic city’s skyline. Previously

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  • The city of Pompeii was once a bustling city on a hill just across from the modern city of Naples.  Along with Herculaneum and many small villages in the surrounding area, Pompeii was destroyed by ...
  • In the sleepy border town of Leticia, Colombia, Parque Santander is a unique spectacle.  The park is not just unique for Colombia but there is truly nothing else like it anywhere in the world.  Each ...
  • Eilean Donan (the “Island of Donan” in Gaelic) with its beautiful castle on the island has a mysterious past and is likely named for 6th century Bishop Donan who came to Scotland sometime around 580 AD.  There ...
  • 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 ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • Brihadishwara Temple
    Most commonly refereed to as simply  The Big Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur, India, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Brihadeeswarar Temple (sometimes spelled Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Kovil) was built by Raja ...
  • One of the most recognizable sites in the entire country, the Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish Architect Jørn Ulzon and opened on 20 October 1973.  The work was sanctioned by the government of ...
  • The Great Wall of China winding its way up a hill
    The Great Wall of China is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and with its 13,171 miles (21,196 km) of length is actually a series of fortifications, earth mounds, and small connecting ...
  • 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 ...

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Amazing Sculptures

  • If giant bells are your thing, the Tsar Bell is an absolute must see. The Tsar Bell, also known as the Tsarsky Kolokol, the Tsar Kolokol III, and the Royal Bell, is a 6.14 meter tall ...
  • World's Tallest Filing Cabinet
    Built in 2002 by local artist Bren Alvarez, the world’s tallest filing cabinet is more than a stack of 38 drawers. The tower is a piece of art titled “File Under File Under So. Co., Waiting for…” ...
  • Transcendence Sculpture in Portland, Oregon
    Portland, Oregon is somewhat known for being a refuge of sorts for people looking to leave an artistic impact on the world, making the sculpture Transcendence fit right in. Fittingly located in the brickwork at ...
  • View of The Kelpies in the sky
    Designed by sculptor Andy Scott and completed in 2013, The Kelpies is two, 30 meter tall sculptures of horse heads next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, near the River Carron in Scotland.  The name ...