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Palatul Primaverii aka Spring Palace of Ceausescu

The former residence of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was built in the 1960s and known by the codename P50 during the communist period, the 80-room Spring Palace served as a home for the Ceausescus for almost two decades. Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu. It were executed during the revolution in 1989. It was fascinating to look inside the private life of someone so controversial. It definitely gives...

Tower of London in November

The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London that is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners. Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint (until the early 19th century), a menagerie (which left in 1835), a records office, an armory and barracks for troops. Until the 17th century,...

Castle Rheinfels in Sankt Goar, Germany

Sankt Goar is a town on the west bank of the Middle Rhine in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is well known for its central location in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2002. Above the town stand the ruins of Burg Rheinfels, one of the castles for which the Middle Rhine is famous, and across the river lies the sister town of Sankt Goarshausen with...

Picturesque Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

The mosque is named for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates and the founder of the mosque. He is buried in the mausoleum on the grounds here. The grand mosque, one of the few in the world open to non-Muslims is about an hour drive from Dubai. In 2004, the construction work began on one of the biggest and most spectacular mosques in the world: 80 domes...

Top Tourist Attractions in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, one of the biggest container ports on continental Europe’s Atlantic coast and among the world’s oldest cities. It is the only European capital on the river and on the sea, with some great beaches. Lisbon is a colorful and vibrant destination. Renowned for its warm and sunny disposition, the city is blessed with a wealth of historic monuments, world-class museums,...

The Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery

The Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, near the center of the Cemetery is the home of the Tomb of the Unknowns where Unknown American Servicemembers from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam are interred. This site has also hosted the state funerals of many famous Americans, such as General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, as well as annual Memorial...

Liege-Guillemins Railway Station by Santiago Calatrava

The station by the architect Santiago Calatrava was officially opened on 18 September 2009, with a show by Franco Dragone. It has 9 tracks and 5 platforms (three of 450 m and two of 350 m). All the tracks around the station have been modernised to allow high speed arrival and departure. While the station only houses five platforms, it is one of the most important hubs in Belgium because all of the...

Megastructure – Troll A Gas Platform, Norway

The Troll A platform is a condeep offshore natural gas platform in the Troll gas field off the west coast of Norway. It is the tallest and heaviest structure that has ever been moved to another position. The Troll platform was towed over 200 kilometers from Vats, in the northern part of Rogaland, to the Troll field, 80 kilometers north-west of Bergen. The Troll A platform has an overall height of 472...

Visiting California State Capitol

Capitol building looks like a mini replica of U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Located in Sacramento, the Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park. The building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the...

Visiting Historic City of Toledo, Spain

The famed city of Toledo is located in the independent community of Castilla-La Mancha, situated only 71 kilometers from Madrid, the capital of Spain. The city is found on the top of a hill about 100m high, surrounded by the river Tajo. Toledo is considered most representative of Spanish culture, and its historic centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Toledo is a magic place, probably...

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...