20 Little-Known Facts About the Golden Gate Bridge

by Anthony Manzanares on October 12, 2016

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous, photographed, and beloved landmarks in the world.  Yet as popular as it is, there are several things that most people don’t know about the graceful span and all the ways to experience it. A bridge across the Golden Gate Strait was first proposed in […]


Photo Friday: Arenas de Barcelona

by El-El on December 13, 2013

Arenas de Barcelona

It may still look like the bullring that it was in a previous life, but the Arenas de Barcelona is now a shopping and business complex near the Placa d’Espanya. Bull fighting was never popular in Barcelona, and it was banned completely in 2012, so for much of its life, this bull ring sat empty […]


Photo Friday: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 6, 2013

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are the tallest twin buildings in the world. The towers were officially opened in August 1999, and their 88 floors dominate the city’s skyline. Tower One is occupied by Petronas, a gas and oil company, and its subsidiaries, and Tower Two houses a variety of companies, including Seattle […]

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A Classic New York City Excursion: Statue of Liberty

by Jessica Colley on June 13, 2011

Some landmarks in New York City never lose their luster, and the Statue of Liberty is one of them. On a sunny day, boarding the ferry at the very southern tip of Manhattan and cruising over to see the 305-foot statue provides endless pleasure. Not only will you see the Statue of Liberty up close […]


Photo Friday: Coliseum in Rome

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 6, 2011

Coliseum in Rome

The Coliseum was built between 72-80 AD and was the center of the Rome.  The building had four floors, three tiers of arches, an attic, and a cellar area where the lions and other fierce beasts were housed.  On top of the attic was a shade that could be pulled over the arena for protection […]