Set in California at Santa Monica’s westernmost point, the Santa Monica Pier is a staple of this picturesque seaside community. Packed with family-friendly activities, vibrant street performers, restaurants and shops, the public pier also has stunning views and over a century’s worth of history. Here is a corner view of the famous pier.
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Wilmington Churches and Stained Glass Windows
Wilmington, Delaware has a rich religious history, starting with Holy Trinity Church (also known as Old Swedes) in the 17th century, the nation’s oldest church building still used for worship as originally built. Today, the region boasts hundreds of places of worship, both new and old.
Andrew Low House Savannah
Built in 1848 for Andrew Low, a wealthy cotton merchant from Scotland, the Andrew Low House is a classic and elegant Savannah mansion. Facing Lafayette Square, its stucco and brick design meshes beautifully with the rich history of the area. The Andrew Low House preserves one of the finest collections of period furnishings relating to the history of Savannah and the Low family. It includes examples of works by some of America’s most prestigious furniture makers.
A Historical Home
Considered by the North Carolina Department of Archives and History to possess the “finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state,” the Harper House of Hickory also has a restored landscape, including period gardens. Several notable families have occupied the Harper House. The Harper Family was the last of seven families to occupy the Shuler-Harper House, as some locals still refer to it.
Charminar Through the Arch
The Charminar’s long history includes the existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 400 years. While both historically and religiously significant, it is also known for its popular and busy local markets surrounding the structure, and has become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Hyderabad, India.
Homes from a Different Era
Henry River is an example of history that seems so distant, yet it can still be seen, touched and heard with our own eyes and ears.
Built as a planned community, the village was a self-contained complex with its own mill, dam, water and fire-protection systems, and company store. In later years the village gained amenities such as walkways, terraced green spaces, and field stone retaining walls.
Going Down the Stairs at the Capitol
Ornate stairs in the Virginia State Capitol, Richmond add to the history and preservation of traditional architecture
Milling Around the Virginia State Capitol
The Virginia State Capitol, which Thomas Jefferson designed with Charles-Louis Clérisseau, was the first Roman Revival building in America and the first American public building in the form of a classic temple. The building was the site of significant events in American history while it was the Virginia State Capitol and in its role as the Capitol of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.
With the golden rays of the setting sun lighting up the Capitol in Richmond, people mill around to enjoy the evening.
A Barn from the Past
An image from the past still has character and beauty
Window of Old North Church Boston
The flag hanging on the Old North Church in Boston with a paneled window offering a view outside