Statue of Eros

The story of London's best-known and best-loved statue and fountain did not begin with a chorus of acclaim. The statue was criticized as ugly and the basin below it was too small to catch...

Beehive House – First Utah home of Brigham Young

The large colonial Beehive House is in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), or Mormon, religion. The religion was established In Utah...

Khajuraho Temples

The architecture created during the Chandella dynasty (950-1050) is regarded as the pinnacle of Hindu temple building. Several of the temples at Khajuraho are dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and the...

Dover Castle-Guardian of the narrowest stretch of the English Channell

Since the English Channel was first formed 10,000 years ago, the White Cliffs of Dover have loomed in front of invaders and travelers from the continent at the crossing's narrowest point. It was an...

Down House – Cherished home of Charles Darwin

Charles and Emma Darwin lived at Down House for more than forty years and it was there that he wrote his book, The Origin of Species. It created an uproar when it was published...

Great Mosque of Cordoba – Architectural wonder of the medieval world

Situated in Andalucia in southern Spain, Cordoba was once the capital of the Islamic Caliphate of Cordoba that ruled southern Spain and Portugal. At its peak in the tenth century, the town is estimated...

Great Pyramid and the Sphinx

What the position of the Great Pyramid represents is a profound understanding of the cosmos and the physical planet. This pyramid was constructed at the center of all landmasses on earth. Even more surprising,...

Glenfinnan Monument

Prince Charles Edward Stuart set foot on the mainland of Scotland for the first time in 1745, in an attempt to reclaim the British throne for the Stuart dynasty. Aged twenty-four, dashing and charming,...

Cutty Sark

Why the fast, sharp-bowed, square-rigged merchant sailing ships of the mid-nineteenth century were called clippers is not clear, but the first of them is generally considered to be American, the Rainbow of 1845. She...

Culloden Battlefield

The last important battle fought on British soil put an end to the Stuart dynasty's final bid to regain the throne, and was also a significant step in the decline of the distinctive culture...

Sutton Hoo

Ship burials are rare in England and this one, discovered among a group of burial barrows in 1939, is the finest. It seems to have been the last resting place of a powerful East...

Menai Suspension Bridge

The project of bridging the Menai Strait between the mainland and Anglesey, to improve the route to Holyhead and the passage to Ireland, was discussed inconclusively from the turn of the nineteenth century. Cattle...