18 August 2018

Roadside Attractions

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

The Mark Twain House and Museum

The Mark Twain House (Hartford, Connecticut)

Designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter of New York in the American High Gothic style, the Mark Twain House and Mu­­seum in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) and his family

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

Cadet Chapel (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Considered to be one of the best examples of modern American architecture, the Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado is the most recognizable building at the United States Air Force Academy and the most visited man-made tourist

Random Wonders

Unique Places to Eat

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Sites Around the World

  • The Breakaways
    One of Outback South Australia’s best-kept secrets, The Breakaways Conservation Park, previously known as The Breakaways Reserve or just The Breakaways is a protected region in South Australia 21 miles north of Coober Pedy.  Under the management ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rainbow Mountains of Peru
    In the Ausangate mountain region of the Peruvian Andes just a few hours outside of Cusco, Peru are mountains so uncommonly colored that they have become internationally known as Rainbow Mountain (not to be confused with The ...
  • The Mittens geological structure
    Monument Valley is a large region of the Colorado Plateau and a Navajo Tribal Park, the equivalent to a national park.  The isolated red mesas and sandstone buttes are surrounded by empty, but beautifully colored ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • 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 ...
  •   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 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 ...
  • 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 ...

Bridges

Historic Landmarks

Amazing Sculptures

LOVE at Love park
Pennsylvania

LOVE (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture permanently resides at the John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has become such a symbol of the park that it’s most commonly referred to as Love Park.  Made of

Bells

The Tsar Bell (Moscow, Russia)

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

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