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  • September 26, 2013
    Sagrada Familia to look like this when completed in 2026

    Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece, Sagrada Familia, began in 1882 and he was killed by a train in 1926. But after eighty six years, the Barcelona basilica is still under construction with none architects working on this never-ending project. But according to Jordi Faulí, the current architect on the magnificent life-sized sand castle, it’ll be […]

  • March 20, 2013

    New York City’s icon and a World Heritage Site, the Statue of Liberty, was closed in 2011 for repairs and renovations, a day after its 125th anniversary. It was scheduled to reopen on October 29, 2012, but was shut down due to infrastructure damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. And now it’s scheduled to open on […]

  • May 25, 2011
    Egypt opens seven Pharaonic tombs to visitors

    Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Monday announced the opening of Pharaonic tombs to tourists after restorations had been completed. In a press statement, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass said the tombs date back to Egypt’s New Kingdom period (1569 to 1081 BCE) and include the tomb of Horemheb, a general who seized power at the end […]

  • May 2, 2011
    Great Blue Hole in Belize

    The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 kilometres (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 metres (984 ft) across and 124 metres (407 ft) deep. As the […]

  • April 26, 2011
    Zadar’s Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

    On the northwestern corner of Zadar’s Riva (seaside promenade) just a few steps from the Ancona-Zadar ferry station is a remarkable piece of urban architecture. Opened in April 2005, the world’s only Sea Organ (Croatian: Morske Orgulje), designed by architect Nikola Bašić, is one of the most memorable sights in Zadar, Croatia. Within the perforated […]

  • April 15, 2011
    Zagreb Sights

    As we plan our trip to Croatia this spring, we are excited to be in the capital city and explore some of the following highlights in the Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Lower Town (Donji Grad). Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary This Gothic architecture cathedral, formerly known as St. Stephen’s, dominates […]

  • April 14, 2011
    Bara Imambara & Bhulbhulaiya, Lucknow, India

    Located in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh in India is this maze-like palace complex, a blend of European and Arabic architecture and the brainchild of 18th-century ruler Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. This huge tomb is a sight worth seeing in its own right. Bara Imambara’s magnificent central arched hall-which stretches 50 meters long and about three […]

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