Monthly Archives: November 2015

Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota

At a height of 6532 feet, Thunderhead Mountain is the 27th highest peak in South Dakota. More significantly, for the last 67 years it has been undergoing a remarkable transformation, into what will probably be the largest stone sculpture in … Continue reading

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Lighthouses of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has more lighthouses than any other Canadian Province, somewhere in region of 160! Not bad for the second smallest province, after only Prince Edward Island. Yet if you’ve been to this beautifully bleak corner of North America, and … Continue reading

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The simple fact that the Leaning Tower of Pisa still stands is a victory; a testament to modern engineering… and the stubbornness of the people of Pisa. What we today call the Leaning Tower is actually the Campanile, or bell … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day at Vimy Ridge

Originally posted on Jaspa's Journal:
Ninety five years ago today, at 11 in the morning on November 11th, 1918, the fighting of the Great War officially ended with the signing of the armistice. Over the previous four years, 9…

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The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg’s Hermitage is today one of the most famous art museums is the World. In terms of renown, it’s arguably second only to the Louvre in Paris. The core of the art collections – including over 2,500 paintings, 10,000 … Continue reading

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Church on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Resurrection Church of Our Saviour is one of the most ornate and beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg, and perhaps the whole of Russia. On a sunny day its decorative exterior, rich in gold and enamels, captures the sunshine and … Continue reading

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