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Majestic Fort Popham, Maine

Fort Popham is a semicircular granite fort built in 1862 on the banks of the Kennebec River to protect Augusta from Confederate invasion. The fort was named after George Popham – the leader of the Popham Colony that was established nearby. It was never completed. It is composed almost entirely of granite blocks and utilizes a unique crescent shape that spans almost 500 feet in circumference....

Biblioteca Vasconcelos – Public Library in Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the largest, most polluted and agresive urban environments in the planet. The Library is located in a building from the late eighteenth century, in the historic center of the city, The buildings and gardens generate a new pole of urban ecological regeneration that expands over a densely populated area. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, designed by Alberto Kalach, is a recent addition...

Picturesque Town of Segovia and Monuments

Segovia is a picturesque old city with twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in all of Europe and pedestrian-only streets. The majority of Segovia’s attractions are found in the Old Town. The ancient Roman aqueduct, fairy-tale castle, awe-inspiring cathedral and mystical monasteries reveal Segovia’s rich cultural heritage. credit: santiagolopezpastor

Walking Around Dublin Docklands by Marphy

Dublin is a vibrant and ever-evolving city with plenty to discover. The Dublin Docklands is just minutes from Dublin city centre and it is fast becoming a hub of entertainment and family based attractions. credit: infomatique

Templar Castle of Ponferrada, Spain

This old twelfth-century templar castle dominates from high above the crossing of the river Sil in the city of the same name. This was one of the most important military positions of the Knights Templar in the Iberian Peninsula. Located in the Royal Winter Road to Santiago de Compostela, one of the missions of the Templars was to protect pilgrims traveling to the capital of Galicia. It is made up of...

High Roller – The worlds Tallest Ferris Wheel

The view of Las Vegas has changed with the world’s largest, tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the LINQ. It is a 550-foot tall and 520-foot diameter giant Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip.It was opened to the public on March 31, 2014, and is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. It holds 40 passengers in each of 28 pods. The price of a High Roller ride is just too expensive. A basic...

Buzludzha – Forgotten Communist Monument

Formally known as the House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party, the monument at Buzludzha is like something out of a 1950s sci-fi movie. The saucer-shaped monument rises to a height of 107m, and was designed by the architect Georgi Stoilov. More than 60 Bulgarian artists collaborated on the design of murals for the site, and thousands of ‘volunteers’ were involved in the construction process,...

Art Deco Lifeguard Stations of Miami Beach

The lifeguard towers of Miami Beach are famous in a town of famous architecture. The South Beach lifeguard stations are working stations and each is a beautifully crafted work of art. There are now 31 Lifeguard Towers just along the coastline of Miami Beach from the very tip at South Pointe Park up to 87th Street. credit: Phillip Pessar

High Class Lang Club in Guangzhou China

Night club is situated beneath the zhengjia shopping center in the tianhe district of guangzhou. It combines various styles and themes to cohesively conceive the eclectic night club design. The design by the Métis Agency perfectly captures counterpoint of East and West, traditional and cutting edge. Whisky Bar Lang Club Whisky Bar Lang Club Four Seasons Lang Club Dj Stage Bar Lang Club Main Bar...

Sacsayhuaman – The Inca Ruins

The former capital of the Inca Empire, Sacsayhuaman, is one of the most stunning Inca ruins, located on the northern outskirts of the old city of Cusco, Peru. It is a walled complex at an altitude of 3,701 m, built like a fortress. The site is part of the City of Cuzco, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983. It consists of three outer lines of gargantuan walls, 1,500 ft long and...

Most Impressive Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

The Church of the Holy Wisdom, known as Hagia Sophia is a former Byzantine church and former Ottoman mosque in Istanbul. Now a museum, Hagia Sophia is universally acknowledged as one of the great buildings of the world. It contains two floors centered on a giant nave that has a great dome ceiling, along with smaller domes, towering above. Its wide, flat dome was a daring engineering feat in the 6th...

Amazing Buildings – Air Force Academy Chapel

The Cadet Chapel is the most popular man-made attraction in Colorado, with more than a half million visitors every year. Groundbreaking began on the iconic landmark Aug. 28, 1959, and was completed in 1963 at a cost of $3.5 million. Soaring 150 feet toward the Colorado sky, the Air Force Academy Chapel is an all-faiths house of worship designed to meet the spiritual needs of cadets. It contains a separate...

Visit the Reichstag in Berlin

The Reichstag building was completed in 1894 following German national unity and the establishment of the German Reich in 1871. After a complete restoration, Since April 1999, the Reichstag is once again the seat of the Bundestag. A part of the Reichstag is open to the public. An elevator brings you to the building’s roof and you can even walk all the way to the top of the dome via a spiral walkway....

The F&F Tower aka Tornillo in Panama

The Revolution Tower is a controversial “corkscrew” tower complex of modern offices in one of the most prestigious real estate areas in Panama City. Facts: Official Name F&F Tower City Panama City Building Function office Structural Material concrete Height 243 m, (797 ft) Construction Start 2008 Completion 2011 Owner/Developer F&F Properties Architect Pinzon Lozano & Asociados Arquitectos Structural...

Portuguese El Jadida Cistern, Morocco

This vast underground vaulted hall was part of the fortified castle built in 1514. It was probably a weapons room before being used as a water reservoir. The underground chamber, measuring 34 meters by 34 meters, was constructed with five rows of five stone pillars. The cistern is famous especially for the thin layer of water that covers the floor, and which creates fine and exciting reflections from...