Temple of Bacchus-Well-preserved ruins of a spectacular Roman temple

Roman ruins often conjure up majestic visions of imperial splendor, but the temples at Baalbek are in a class of their own. Set high on an ancient hill site, these spectacular ruins rise out...

Hever Castle – Seat of Henry Vlll’s wife, Anne Boleyn

Hever Castle is house where Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn is an enjoyable combination of Tudor and Edwardian luxury. The Hever Castle was built originally in 1270, with a gatehouse and a walled bailey, or enclosure,...

Crazy Horse Memorial

The unfinished Crazy Horse Memorial is being created on Thunderhead Mountain, a part of the Black Hills in South Dakota considered sacred by many Native Americans. A long winding road leads to the site,...

Althorp: Family home of Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana Spencer was the daughter of the eighth earl.Born in 1961, and known as Lady Diana from 1975 when her father inherited his title, she married Prince Charles in 1981. After her tragic death in Paris...

Coral Castle

Using only simple tools, a slight immigrant from Latvia single-handedly moved over 1,100 tons (997,700 kg) of coral blocks and constructed an engineering marvel called the Coral Castle. The mysterious Coral Castle in south Florida...

Schloss Rheinsberg – Historic Castle and Center for The Arts

There was a moated castle at Rheinsberg as early as 1335. After a fire damaged the building, it was taken over by Achim von Bredow in 1556 who dispensed with fortifications to build himself...

Melrose Abbey

There had been an earlier monastery nearby, founded in the seventh century, but in the twelfth century King David I of Scots persuaded Cistercian monks from Rievaulx in England to come to Melrose, lying...

Church of the Holy Nativity

While guided tours still come daily from Jerusalem to see Jesus’ birthplace, the locality is so drained by military turmoil that routine maintenance has been ignored in the decaying church guarding where he was...

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

(Saskatoon, Canada) Sacred proirie site of Canada's First Nations Pronounced "Wah-nus-KAY-win," this is a sacred site full of symbolism, symmetry, and spirits. Like Sydney Opera House's sail or shark fin motif, the tipi encampment "signature" atop...

Iglesia de San Jose: Second-oldest church in the Americas

Built by the conquering Spaniards who invaded Puerto Rico in the sixteenth century, the Church of San Jose is one of the earliest remaining Spanish buildings in this region and the second-oldest church in...

The Windmills of Kinderdijk

The historic Windmills at Kinderdijk, built to pump excess water from land the Dutch had reclaimed from the sea, are retired now, but the ocean still threatens the low country  of  the  Netherlands.  Although  the  Netherlands  has  the  world’s ...

Charlottesville – Heart of the Virginia Wine Country

Along with penning the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wished to be remembered in bis epitaph as the father of the University of Virginia, whose development, building, and infancy occupied the last ten years...

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