David Bjorgen 4813
 
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My wife, Zena, and I zigzag the world with a passion for culture, adventure, and discovery.
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United States Capitol, Washington D.C.United States CapitolWashington D.C.The rotunda dome is the symbolic and physical heart of the US Capitol building. The dome is 96 feet (29 m) I diameter, and rises over 180 feet (54...Clock Tower Monument, Cartagena, ColombiaClock Tower MonumentCartagena, ColombiaThe Clock Tower, or "Torre de Reloj", is the main city gate of the historic center of Cartagena. Originally known as Boca del Puente (The Mouth of...The Monastery, Ma'an, JordanThe MonasteryMa'an, JordanThe Monastery, or Ad-Deir, is one of the most grand facades in the city of Petra. It pales in comparison to the intricacy or popularity of the...Exeter College, Oxford, EnglandExeter CollegeOxford, EnglandThe ornate chapel at Exeter College in Oxford was heavily inspired by the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. #StainedGlassVík, IcelandVíkIcelandThe Ring Road is a national road that circumnavigates Iceland, connecting all major towns and cities. The Ring Road is 828 miles long (1,332 km),...Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaEastern State PenitentiaryPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaBuilt in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary. Upon completion, it was the largest and most...Library of Congress, Washington D.C.Library of CongressWashington D.C.The Library of Congress claims to be the largest library in the world. The Main Reading Room of the Thomas Jefferson Building is one of the...Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.Lincoln MemorialWashington D.C.The statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial was originally intended to be only 10 feet (3 m) tall. Upon further consideration, the statue...Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.Lincoln MemorialWashington D.C.The Lincoln Memorial is supported by 36 columns – the number of states of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death.Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.Thomas Jefferson MemorialWashington D.C.The neoclassical Jefferson Memorial is situated on the shore of the Tidal Basin off the Potomac River. Its design references the Roman Pantheon and...Petra, Ma'an, JordanPetraMa'an, JordanThe entrance to the city of Petra is accessed by a mile-long chasm that winds through the surrounding mountains. Just when you feel like the trek...Petra, Ma'an, JordanPetraMa'an, JordanThe Treasury is one of the most magnificent facades in the city of Petra. It was made famous as the location of the Holy Grail in the film "Indiana...United States Capitol, Washington D.C.United States CapitolWashington D.C.The dome of the United States Capitol was added after the building was burned during the War of 1812. A low dome covered in copper was put in place...Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, ItalyPiazzale MichelangeloFlorence, ItalyThe best views of Florence can be found at the Piazzale Michelangelo. The plaza was built on a hill just south of the historic city center and...Ponte Vecchio, Florence, ItalyPonte VecchioFlorence, ItalyDuring World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge not destroyed by the Germans during their retreat from the advance of the liberating...Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesBurj KhalifaDubai, United Arab EmiratesThe Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure ever built at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet). It also contains the highest outdoor observation deck on the...Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, ItalyPalazzo VecchioFlorence, ItalyThe opulent courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio is lined by richly frescoed barrel vaults and columns decorated with gilt stuccoes. In the center of...Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del FioreFlorence, ItalyThe Duomo's cupola – a Renaissance masterpiece – was build between 1420 and 1436. Filippo Bunelleschi designed the dome, taking his inspiration...Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del FioreFlorence, ItalyFlorence's Duomo is the city's most iconic landmark. The white and green marbled facade topped by a red-tiled dome dominates the Renaissance...Ponte Vecchio, Florence, ItalyPonte VecchioFlorence, ItalyThe Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") dates from AD 972 and spans the Arno River at its narrowest point. Butcher shops originally lined both sides of...
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