9 December 2018

Roadside Attractions

Peace Bridge

Peace Bridge (Calgary, Alberta)

Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, Peace Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that accommodates both cyclists and foot traffic across the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. Most often referred to as the Finger Trap Bridge, because of its uncanny similarity to a finger

Hartland Bridge

The Hartland Bridge (Hartland, New Brunswick)

At 1,282 feet (391m) long, the Hartland Bridge in Hartland, New Brunswick, is the world’s longest covered bridge. Crossing the Saint John River from Somerville to Hartland, the bridge has served the communities since 1901. Before the

Louvre Pyramid at Night

The Louvre Pyramid (Paris, France)

The Pyramide du Louvre is a large metal and glass pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. Along with its three smaller pyramids, the well known Paris attraction serves and the main entrance to the

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Sites Around the World

  •   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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A row of Victorian homes at Cape May, New Jersey
    There are a lot of cities that are historic in their own rights and there are a lot of cities filled with historic landmarks, but the entire city of Cape May, New Jersey is a ...
  • 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 ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • High above the Sacred Valley and tucked away from prying eyes for hundreds of years, Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca citadel that sits on a mountain ridge 7970 feet ( 2,430m) above sea ...

Bridges

Historic Landmarks

Amazing Sculptures

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

The Gateway Arch through red leafed trees
Historic Landmark

The Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri)

St. Louis, Missouri, located along the western bank of the Mississippi River on the border with Illinois is home to the tallest manmade arch in the world.  The Gateway Arch is a 630 foot (192m)

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