22 September 2018

Roadside Attractions

Bent's Old Fort

Bent’s Old Fort (Otero County, Colorado)

Bent’s Old Fort is a rebuilt structure and historic landmark in Otero County Colorado. Built by the Bent, St. Vrain Company, Bent’s Old Fort was important for trading with Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Plains Indians

The Ziggurat Building in Sacramento, California

The Ziggurat (Sacramento, California)

Sacramento, California may seem like an odd place to find a stepped pyramid, and it is. This is part of the reason the Ziggurat building stands out against its otherwise unspectacular surroundings as one of

Chief Kyan Totem Pole in Ketchikan, Alaska

Chief Kyan Totem Pole (Ketchikan, Alaska)

With more than 80 in the city, the largest collection of totem poles in the world is found in Ketchikan, Alaska between Totem Bright State Historical Park, Saxman Native American Village, and the Totem Heritage

Angel of the North

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

The Closing Era

The Closing Era (Denver, Colorado)

Designed by Preston Powers, son of nationally famous sculptor Hiram Powers, “The Closing Era” at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver depicts a Native American triumphantly standing over a fallen bison. The artwork was created

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Sites Around the World

  • Perhaps one of the highlights of a Bolivian adventure, Isla del Sol is a large island with several traditional communities completely surrounded by Lake Titicaca.  The Inca mythical birthplace of Manco Cápac, a son of the ...
  • Helen, Georgia is a little replica of a Bavarian alpine city located in the Appalachians rather than the Alps.  The design was mandated through zoning regulations adopted in 1969 and turned this former declining logging ...
  • San Juan del Sur
    For several years now San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua has been a getaway for savvy travelers looking for inexpensive beach vacations and perfect, gently rolling surf.  With lots of things ...
  • 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 ...

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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Off the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia at over 120 km, Fraser Island in the largest sand island in the world.  Famous for its ribbons of colored sand, rocky cliffs, and freshwater pools this island ...
  • 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 ...

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Amazing Sculptures

Historic Landmark

Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, the first President of the United States and once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.  Due east of

View of The Kelpies in the sky
Oddities

The Kelpies (Falkirk, Scotland)

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

Mustangs at Las Colinas Sculpture
Art

Mustangs at Las Colinas (Irving, Texas)

Commemorating the wild mustangs that were so important to the original Texans before it was even a part of Mexico, Mustangs at Las Colinas is a realistic, larger than life bronze sculpture by Robert Glen. Located at

The Closing Era
Colorado

The Closing Era (Denver, Colorado)

Designed by Preston Powers, son of nationally famous sculptor Hiram Powers, “The Closing Era” at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver depicts a Native American triumphantly standing over a fallen bison. The artwork was created