19 September 2021

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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

Toy Soldiers in Toronto

Toy Soldiers (Toronto, Ontario)

The Monument to the War of 1812, or as it’s more commonly known, Toy Soldiers, is a large public sculpture in Toronto, Ontario. Situated in the CityPlace neighborhood adjacent to Fort York, Toy Soldiers was

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Sites Around the World

  • Fort Worth, Texas Water Gardens
    Designed by New York architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, The Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering wonder as well as a highly visited (especially in the summer months) water feature in the heart of Fort ...
  • Reschensee with Church Tower
    Approximately  1 mile (2 km) south of the Reschen Pass, which forms the border between Italy and Austria in South Tyrol, Italy, sits Reschensee or as it’s commonly called Lake Reschen.  The 120 million cubic meter artificial lake ...
  • Brighton Bathing Boxes
    The Brighton Bathing Boxes are multi-colored timber huts that line the beach of one of Melbourne’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Brighton was for many years in the late nineteenth century the favorite seaside destination for of ...
  • Bamahenge
    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 ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • 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 ...
  • Taj Mahal
    On the south bank of the Yamuna river in Agra, India sits the most famous mausoleum in the world.  Perhaps the greatest monument ever built for love and loss, the Taj Mahal, commissioned in 1632 ...
  • 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 ...

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  • Entrance to the Coral Castle
    Created by the eccentric Latvian American Edward Leedskalnin (1887–1951), the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida is one of the roadside attractions of legend.  The oolite limestone structure is entirely gated and bizarre beyond explanation.  Leedskalnin ...
  • Garces Circle
    Anybody that has spent time in a small town knows that directions are often given by landmarks rather than streets. Bakersfield, California, despite having a population greater than Iceland is not unlike many other small ...
  • Mustangs at Las Colinas Sculpture
    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 ...
  • Cadillac Ranch
    There are a few things that make Amarillo, Texas a special place, and chiefly among them is definitely Cadillac Ranch.  The internationally recognized roadside attraction and art instillation was created by San Francisco residents Chip ...