15 November 2018

Roadside Attractions

The Bluebird Theater

Bluebird Theater (Denver, Colorado)

The 1914 Bluebird Theater in Colorado opened as the first Denver theater designed specifically for the exhibition of movies. The theater was opened in 1914 as Thompson Theater, named for a well known Denver grocer and druggist, John

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

Random Wonders

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Sites Around the World

  • The Central Market Hall (Központi Vásárcsarnok) is the largest indoor market in Budapest.  Built at the end of the 19th century, the market is one of five large markets in Budapest all designed in the ...
  • The Markt in Bruges, Belgium
    The Markt (Market Square) of Bruges, the largest city and capital of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, is located right in the heart of the city and covers an area of just about 1 hectare (2.5 acres).  Since the twelfth century ...
  • Sixty kilometers northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia sits the Barossa Valley, Australia’s most famous wine-producing region and a popular tourist destination.  The Barossa Valley was formed by the North Para River and named for ...
  • The water-filled caldera and westernmost volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes Quilotoa hasn’t erupted in over 800 years and has turned into one of the most beautiful hiking spots in all of Ecuador.  After a dormant ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • The Great Barrier Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and single structure.  Located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, the reef system is composed of more than 2,900 individual reefs and encompasses more ...
  • Chichen Itza
    Located in the eastern portion of Yucatán state in Mexico, the ruins of Chichen Itza stand as the single greatest example of Mayan architecture. This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centers of the Yucatán ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

Bridges

Historic Landmarks

Amazing Sculptures

Bamahenge
Alabama

Bamahenge (Elberta, Alabama)

In a clearing of pine trees some 600 feet (183 meters) from the entrance to a marina on the Gulf Coast of Elberta, Alabama, there is a remarkably unrealistic recreation of the world famous ancient

New York

The Statue of Liberty (New York, New York)

  The Statue of Liberty (French: La Liberté éclairant le monde), was a gift to the United States from the people of France and was dedicated on 28, October, 1886. The statue itself is technically called

The Big Nickel, Ontario, Canada
Canada

The Big Nickel (Sudbury, Ontario)

Located at the Dynamic Earth Science Museum in Sudbury, Ontario, is a nine meter (30 ft) tall Canadian nickel. The idea for the distinctly Canadian roadside attraction and tourist destination known as The Big Nickel

Angel of the North
Art

The Angel of the North (Gateshead, England)

The Angel of the North is quite possibly the greatest and most famous contemporary sculpture that most people around the world have never seen, which is interesting because it’s actually seen by one person every