Friday, February 10, 2017

USA: St. Augustine, Florida

The bridge of Lions, named for the two statues at the west end, was built in 1926. It has Mediterranean Revival style towers and gives access to Anastasia Island. The lions were made by an Italian sculptor named Romanelli and donated by Dr. Andrew Anderson to the city.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Canada: Vancouver

Vancouver is renowned as being quite a wet city, though in actual fact out of all the major Canadian cities, it is the second driest. Compared to the rest of Canada, Vancouver has a very mild climate, year round, and rarely drops below freezing.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Japan: Ginza (銀座)

Ginza, which named after the silver-coin mint established there in the Edo period, is recognized as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. Many upscale fashion clothing flagship stores are located here.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Russia: Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Portugal: Greetings from... Portugal

Fun Facts about Portugal:

- Portugal is the westernmost country of the European mainland.

- The Portuguese Empire was the longest-lived of the modern European empires and was spread throughout areas that now make up 53 different sovereign states.

- As of 2013, Portugal has 15 sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

- The oldest bookstore in the world is in Portugal's capital. Bertrand bookstore was established in 1732 and its located in Lisbon.

- The University of Coimbra was established in 1290, making it one of the oldest universities on the European continent.

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Ireland: The Skellig Islands

The Skellig Islands (Irish: Na Scealaga), once known as "the Skellocks", are two small, steep, and rocky islands lying west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland.

The islands are home to a large selection of sea birds including one of the world's largest Gannet colonies and the Atlantic Puffin. Skellig Michael, the larger of two islands is an UNESCO-WHS featuring early Christian monastic beehive nuts.

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Portugal: Belém Tower

Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) or the Tower of St Vincent is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO-WHS because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries.

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Friday, February 03, 2017

USA: Rochester, New York

The Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge is a triple steel arch bridge carrying Interstate-490 over the Genesee River through the heart of downtown Rochester, New York.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Taiwan: Taipei 101

Taipei 101, also formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center is a landmark skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Canada: Niagara Falls

Winter temperatures create 1000 feet columns of mist over the American Falls (left) and the Horeshoe Falls (right). In the pool an early ice bridge begins to form.

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