The Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was built between 1882 and 1883. Originally intended to be built as an iron bridge spanning the Mississippi at Nicollet Island, it was discovered that pursuing that design would be detrimental to St Anthony Falls’ eroding sandstone. The design of the bridge was pioneering and the signature arches were designed to account for the falls and the surrounding topography.
A colorful tiger Chinese lantern ….
Panama, in addition to its Canal, City, and beaches, has lush rainforests.
The virgin rainforest of Gamboa ascends some 280 feet from the shadowy forest floor through the dense undergrowth and up to the sun drenched canopy with its thousand shades of green that are only interrupted by the vibrant colors of flowering trees. Colorful birds and butterflies are abundant here.
The contrast of the traditional architecture of Laxmi Vilas Palace and the modern buildings of Vadodara, Gujarat, India
More intricate workmanship in the carvings at Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, India
Thanks to all of you I had a good blogging year. We will continue the journey next year……..
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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 44,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
The symmetry of arches and pillars of this walkway combined with shadows and light make up an interesting image