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Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, Xi'an, ChinaEmperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site MuseumXi'an, ChinaDiscovered in 1974 in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province by local farmers drilling for a well, the Terracotta Army consists of over...Great Wall of China, Beijing, ChinaGreat Wall of ChinaBeijing, ChinaWe just got back from a wonderful vacation in China. Just for fun, I brought a few Lego figures along with me. This guy got stuck doing guard duty...Daming Palace Tang Dynasty Culture Block, Xi'an, ChinaDaming Palace Tang Dynasty Culture BlockXi'an, ChinaThe Tang Dynasty Palace boasts that it is China's premier cultural entertainment dinner show, offering the only cultural show in Xi'an completed by...Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, FranceCathédrale Notre-Dame de ParisParis, FranceMost architecture of medieval cathedrals included gargoyles. The most famous examples are those of Notre Dame de Paris. Although most have...Tower of London, London, EnglandTower of LondonLondon, EnglandFounded nearly a millennium ago, The Tower of London has been expanded upon over the centuries by many a king and queen. The first foundations were...Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CaliforniaAlcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CaliforniaFrom the moment a convict sets foot on the Alcatraz wharf, he has, according to the guards, one consuming thought: how to get off. The Alcatraz...Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, FranceCathédrale Notre-Dame de ParisParis, FranceThe magnificent roses of the transepts at Notre Dame Cathedral date from 1250 to 1260. Unlike most of the glass in Paris, and much of France, these...The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NevadaThe Neon MuseumLas Vegas, NevadaThe Neon Museum in Las Vegas was a great place to visit but I think they go way overboard with all their rules against photography. I’ve never seen...Westminster Abbey, London, EnglandWestminster AbbeyLondon, EnglandThe grotesques that hover on London’s Westminster Abbey are true gargoyles, with waterspouts for mouths. They’re also a creepy counterpoint to the...Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MassachusettsFaneuil Hall MarketplaceBoston, MassachusettsBoston’s first public market, Faneuil Hall - adjacent to the site where Quincy Market now stands - was built in 1742, when the colony of Boston was...Temple of Heaven, Beijing, ChinaTemple of HeavenBeijing, ChinaThe Temple of Heaven is located in southern Beijing.It was first constructed in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Ming emperor Yongle,and was...Louvre Museum, Paris, FranceLouvre MuseumParis, FranceThe Louvre is an amazing, breathtaking, and, if you’re not careful, exhausting museum. I recommend hitting the highlights or periods that most...The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City, New YorkThe Cathedral Church of St. John the DivineNew York City, New YorkAccording to material from the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Charles Connick designed this Great Rose Window in 1933. At forty feet in...Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.Lincoln MemorialWashington D.C.This memorial honors the “Great Emancipator” and 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Designed by Henry Bacon in the style of...Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, FranceSainte-ChapelleParis, FranceSainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th...Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CaliforniaAlcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CaliforniaWhen we visited San Francisco, we toured the infamous Alcatraz prison. Although very bleak and depressing, I was absolutely fascinated by Alcatraz!...Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, FranceCathédrale Notre-Dame de ParisParis, FranceNotre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful cathedral on the the Île de la Cité in Paris. Begun in 1163 and mostly completed by 1250, Notre Dame is an...Palace of Versailles, Versailles, FrancePalace of VersaillesVersailles, FranceThe Hercules Room is a State Room in the Palace of Versailles. It occupies what was once the site of a chapel. Louis XIV wanted the Hercules Room...The Palace Museum, Beijing, ChinaThe Palace MuseumBeijing, ChinaAs breathtaking as all the elaborate buildings in Beijing's Forbidden City are, don't forget to look around and appreciate the little details that...Palace of Versailles, Versailles, FrancePalace of VersaillesVersailles, FranceThere's so much to see at the Palace of Versailles. We spent an entire day here and didn't even come close to seeing everything Versailles had to...
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