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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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….

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Flowers and Plants of Trinidad and Tobago #2

This post is part 2 of 3 on the flowers and plants of Trinidad and Tobago. Please see part 1 post to find out more about the terrain that enables the diversity of plant life on the islands (link to part 1 is located at the bottom of this post). The photos in this post…

Read More

Reichstag Building and Dome – Germany

The Reichstag Building in Berlin was built in 1894 and was the meeting place of Germany’s national legislature until 1933. In 1999 the Reichstag Building once again became the permanent location for the legislature. Currently it is one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, it is located on the bank of the Spree River next to…

Read More

Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram – India

Pancha Rathas is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram in India. The coastal city is a suburb of Chennai on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Southern India and was a major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom. The monument site consist of five monolithic temple structures built by the Pallavas in the early…

Read More

Arch and London Bridge – Australia

The Great Ocean Road in Australia is famous for the Twelve Apostles but there are more unusual rock formations that are just as interesting as the Twelve Apostles. Just 2.5 miles past the Twelve Apostles is a site known as the Loch Ard Gorge and the Razorback. My previous two posts on the Great Ocean…

Read More

Kasuga Taisha Shrine – Japan

Kasuga Taisha Shrine was built in 768 AD and is located in Nara Park in the city of Nara, Japan. The shrine was built by the Fujiwara clan, one of the most influential families to the imperial dynasty. The Kasuga Taish Shrine is famous for its many lanterns that are placed around the shrine grounds…

Read More

CN Tower – Canada

The CN Tower is located in Toronto, Canada. It is 553.3 meters (1,815 ft.) tall which is the third tallest tower in the world and the tallest in North America. Its name “CN” originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower in 1976. The CN Tower is the defining building in…

Read More