The Pantheon in Rome

The Pantheon in Rome
... and taking in the views. Photos: dungodung on Flickr; trentroche on Flickr; cking on Flickr Tags: architecture, attraction, Church, history, monument, top-feature ...
December 6th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: architecture, attraction, Church, history, monument, top-feature

The Majestic Arc de Triomphe

The Majestic Arc de Triomphe
... arches in the world. Standing at a height of 162 ft (49.5 m), a width of 150 ft (45 m) and a depth of 72 ft (22 m), it’s one of the most famous monuments in Paris and a must-see for visitors to the city. The Arc de Triomphe is situated at the highest point of Chaillot hill in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the Place de l’Étoile, a large roundabout at the west end of the city’s main avenue, the Champs-Elysées. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France At night the Arc de...
November 29th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: attraction, monument, top-feature

The Spanish Steps in Rome

The Spanish Steps in Rome
One of Rome’s most majestic Baroque style monuments, the Spanish Steps (map), or Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti in Italian, connect the lower Piazza di Spagna and the upper Piazza Trinità dei Monti. The Spanish Steps are a must-see attraction for visitors to Rome and an ideal place to spend a romantic evening or simply relax in between browsing the designer shops and boutiques that line the piazza. You’re unlikely to ever have the steps entirely to yourself, but consider the crowds part...
November 16th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: architecture, attraction, featuredarticle2, monument, Restaurants, top-feature

Designing The Lincoln Memorial at the National Gallery of Art

... this year, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC is displaying two models used to create one of the most visited and popular Washington, DC monuments, the Lincoln Memorial. On display is the original and final six-foot-high plaster model of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln seated on a throne, was created by the American sculptor Daniel Chester French. Used to create the final 19-foot-high marble carved figure of the seated President for the Lincoln Memorial, French had to study photo...
July 26th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Lincoln Memporial, monument, national-gallery-of-art, The Arts, Washington DC

A little monument for the cat comes back

... a cross with Nevsky prospect. Maybe I’ll tell you more about the street in the future, but now I’l like to give one good news. A little monument Cat Elisey, located about 3-4 meters above the ground at the Malaya Sadovaya, 3 is again at its place. As you can see from the picture to be found by clicking the link, the Cat sits on a postament. The postament is usually heartly covered by coins, since the legend has it that the one who managed to put his coins on the postament will have good...
April 3rd, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, monument, Must See, News

The Monument to the Great Fire

London is full of monuments. But there is only one monument, with a capital M. Easy to find, you’d think, since it’s given its name to monument tube station. But in fact it’s tucked away into a little warren of streets off Eastcheap and below the approach to Tower Bridge – one of my favourite little nooks and crannies in the City. The Great Fire of London was the transforming event of the modern City. Though the difficulties of transforming London into a modern, baroque townscape...
February 16th, 2009 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Christopher Wren, monument, the monument, views

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