Split Point Lighthouse – Australia

The Split Point Lighthouse is located near town of Anglesea along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. The lighthouse was built in 1891 and overlooks Eagle Rock along the southern coast of Australia. The elevation of the Split Point Lighthouse is 66 meters but the height of the lighthouse itself is 34 meters. Prior to…

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Cheonggyecheon Stream – South Korea

The Cheonggyecheon Stream is an 11 km long modern stream that runs through downtown Seoul, South Korea. On each side of the stream is a contemporary linear park. The stream and park were part of an urban renewal project that transformed an inner-city eyesore into a nature filled multifunctional public space. The stream starts from…

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Linderhof Palace – Germany

Linderhof Palace was the royal villa of Ludwig II of Bravaria. It was originally a hunting lodge belonging to his father Maximilian II. The palace was completed in 1874 and the gardens around the palace was completed in 1880. The palace is located about 100 km southwest of Munich, Germany and sets in the foothills…

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Melbourne CBD – Australia

Melbourne, Australia is known for being Australia’s cultural capital and is one of the best cities in the world to view street art but the Melbourne CBD (central business district) has many other things to see other than its street art. Melbourne Architecture The architecture in the Melbourne Central Business District is a combination of…

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Golden Bridge – Vietnam

The Golden Bridge also known as Giant Hand Bridge is located at the Sun World Ba Na Hills fantasy amusement park near Da Nang, Vietnam. The Golden Bridge is 150 meters in length and 12.8 meters wide. The bridge curves along the contour of the hill and has two giant hands that appear to be…

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Arabian Desert – UAE

The Arabian Desert is the second largest desert on earth, surpassed in size only by the Sahara Desert in northern Africa. The desert occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula covering an area of approximately 900,000 square miles which is over four times the area of France. The Arabian Desert covers almost all of Saudi Arabia…

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Wat Saket (Golden Mount) – Thailand

Wat Saket is a historic temple in Bangkok, Thailand that was built in 1467. The temple is also known as the Temple of the Golden Mount or the Golden Mountain Temple. The architecture of the temple is unlike any other temple that I have seen. The solid white base with the golden temple sitting on…

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Piazza Novona – Italy

Piazza Novona is one of the most famous squares in Rome. The plaza was commissioned by Pope Innocent X and constructed in 1664 on the site of an ancient stadium for the purpose of celebrating the greatness of the Pamphillj family. The plaza centers around three fountains with the largest fountain in the center of…

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Lincoln Memorial – Washington DC

The Lincoln Monument is a tribute to President Lincoln and sits at the end of the Washington Mall opposite of the Capital Building. The memorial building is 189 feet wide, 118 feet deep, 99 feet tall and is supported by 36 columns representing the 36 stated in the union at the time of Lincoln’s death….

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Java Sparrow – Hawaii

Java Sparrows are native birds to the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia. While their official name is Java Sparrow they are actually a Finch and they are also known as a Java Finch and Java Rice Bird. They are often seen in grasslands, open woodlands with grass, maize fields, cane fields and of…

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Tam Coc -Vietnam

Tam Coc is a region of stunning natural beauty near the city of Ninh Binh which is located about two hours south of Hanoi, Vietnam. The landscape is dominated by hundreds of limestone hills towering above green fields of rice paddies with a calm river winding through it all. It only takes a glimpse of…

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Acapulco Cliff Divers – Mexico

The Acapulco cliff divers are Acapulco’s most iconic tourist attraction. The cliff divers jump off the jagged cliffs from different heights into a narrow inlet of shallow water at the base of the cliff. Some divers jump from a height of 115 feet and other from a height of 136 feet. The divers time their…

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