Built for “Exposition Universelle” of 1889, this iron lattice tower is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built it.
Mr. Eiffel designed the interior structural elements of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, too.
A visit to the observation deck offers a spectacular view of the whole city.
The symbol of Paris seen from the Trocadéro.
My favourite spot of the city.
Rome’s best known fountain appears in an iconic scene of Federico Fellini’s movie “La Dolce Vita” starring Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni.
Famous for coin throwing (an estimated 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day ), copied by the Caesar Palace Casino in Las Vegas, USA.
I do remember visiting the North Shore during one of my first nights here in Sydney, taking the train across the bridge.
This shot is the result of that trip.
The moon acts like a torch lighting the Opera House up
Inside this building in Philadelphia, both the US Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
This memorial, erected in honor of the 16th President of the United States, witnessed the famous “I have a dream” speech by Martin Luther King.
Above Abraham Lincoln’s statue, the following epitaph is written:
“IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
IS ENSHRINED FOREVER”
The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address.
Above the colonnade there are the names of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death (1865).
On the attic frieze are inscribed the names of the 48 states present at the time of the Memorial’s dedication (1922).
Behind the pool, located on the National Mall, the US Capitol and the Washington Monument (World’s tallest obelisk) are painted in red while the Sun disappears below the horizon.
Two of the most known symbols of the United States Capital.
The Reflecting Pool area has been the site of many historic events, the most famous is probably the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”(1963), when 250,000 people gathered here for the memorable “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr.