Stone Arches of the Bridge

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.

Stone Arches of the Bridge

Panamanian Rainforest

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.

This area is a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna. One can easily spot monkeys, toucans, alligators and turtles during a boat tour on the Chagres River.
Rainforest Waters

Rainforest Waters

Rainforest Resort

Gamboa Rainforest Resort