The Bridge, popularized as “The road to nowhere” and also “The Drunk Bridge”, is on one of Norway’s most scenic and popular tourist roads – the Atlantic Ocean Road. The approach to the bridge creates an optical illusion that looks scary as the bridge seems to end abruptly and as if any attempt to proceed would result into the vehicle flying out and dropping into the waters below.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Contrary to common belief, Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. The blue and white colors of the building and the red colour of the flowerbeds echo the colours in the flag of the Republic of China. The octagonal shape picks up the symbolism of the number 8, a number traditionally associated in Asia with abundance and good fortune.
Al Khazneh (“The Treasury”) is one of the most elaborate buildings in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town this structure was also carved out of a sandstone rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, and it is a popular tourist attraction. Petra is a historical and archaeological
Also known as Wavy Bridge, was created by the engineer Leonel Viera to expand the area of Punta del Este. Built in 1965, is located on the “Arroyo de Maldonado”, just before the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. This pioneered the construction sequence now typical for concrete segment bridges of this type.
The Istana Nurul Iman palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei and the seat of the Brunei government. The name itself means “Palace of the Light of Faith”. Upon completion, Istana Nurul Iman, became the largest residential palace in the world and the largest single family residence ever built.
The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007. It is one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world. Contrary to its name, the building houses multiple performance venues.