Landmarks, sightseeing and curiosities
Construction completed on: March 31, 1889 (flag placed on top), built for the Universal Exhibition in honor of the French Revolution Designers: Gustave Eiffel & Cie Contractors: Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier Architect: Stephen...
Saint Malo, France
The Sculptured Rocks (in French: Les Rochers sculptés the Rotheneuf) are a relatively unknown attraction in France. It is a remarkably large area, close to the sea. The rocks are human figures, carved as realistic as fairytale. This gives an...
Ljubuski, Bosnia Herzegovina
The gem of this region is the crystal-clear water of the Trebizat River. Southeast of Ljubuski are the Kravica Waterfalls. Stretching over 100m across and tumbling down 25m, Kravica is one of the largest waterfalls in Herzegovina and certainly the...
In Carnac, Brittany, France, the famous stone patterns from Le Ménec and Kermario. In total, there remain about 2,600 of the original estimated 11,000 stones. A distinction is made between (only) standing stones called menhirs known from the...
At 142 metres, it was the world's tallest building from 1647 to 1874. It remained the tallest church in the world until 1880, when it was surpassed firstly by Cologne Cathedral and then the 161 metre Ulm Münster. Today it is the fourth-tallest...
Big Ben is one of London's best-known landmarks, and looks most spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated. You even know when parliament is in session, because a light shines above the clock face. The four dials of the clock are...
The Château de la Hunaudaye is located at Plédéliac, Côtes d'Armor, Bretagne. From 14th june to 14th september, the castel is open every day from 10:30 to 18:30 The Château de la Hunaudaye was built 800 years ago on an ancient...
Wewelsburg Castle was built between 1603 and1609 in Weser Renaissance style as a supplementary residence for the Prince Bishops of Paderborn. The triangular castle, which is located in the village of Wewelsburg (Büren) in the district of Paderborn,...
The Belize Barrier Reef in the Caribbean is the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere and the second after the Australian Great Barrier Reef. Countless Corals Islands line the 256 kilometres of the Coral Reef and make all kinds of water...
In the early 14th century, the townspeople of Aachen took over the ruined palace of Charlemagne. On its foundation they built the gothic town hall, which was converted into a baroque building in the 17th and 18th centuries. The town hall was...
Landmarks, sightseeing and curiosities
Washington, United States
The Supreme Court Building is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed Saturdays, Sundays and on federal holidays. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of educational programs available during...
With its dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, it's easy to see why Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. Surrounded by Culzean Country Park, an...
On 13 May 1917, three children were pasturing their little flock in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fatima, town of Vila Nova de Ourém. today the diocese of Leiria-Fatima. They were called: Lucia de Jesus, aged 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta...
Built by Elector Friederich III in 1699 as a summer palace for his wife Sophie Charlotte, this regal estate, the largest palace in Berlin, is framed by a baroque-style garden. Inside, a collection of 18th century French paintings is the largest of...
The city's most unexpectedly romantic attraction, the Basilica Cistern, offers an insight into the complicated system that once brought drinking water into Istanbul from Thrace (an area of the south-east Balkans now constituting Turkish land n the...
The Torre Agbar is a 38-story skyscraper / tower located between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was...
This is the Heart of Manchester in all its Gothic style. The town hall towers over the square in its architecture splendour and square provides a huge space for many a seasonal events, including the famous Manchester Christmas Markets. The main...
Gardens by the Bay is a park spread over 101 acres of reclaimed land in the centre of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Garden Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central Garden Garden. Gardens by...
In 1113 Guillaume de Tancarville decided with an abbey existing collegiate church called to replace. To Saint Martin Henry I Beauclerc (Duke of Normandy and King of England) matched it in here. He called the Benedictine monks of St. Evroult and...
Built on the ruins of a 13th century fortified house, the castle was built in 1530 by Jehan du Fay du Tailly. It was later enlarged in the 17th and 18th centuries. As a result, the castle is a fine example of French architecture throughout the...
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