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10 Best Opera Houses In The World

1. La Scala, Milan, Italy – The most famous opera house in the world was built as early as 1778. It is known for its excellent acoustics and is one of the best attractions in Milan 2. Palais Garnier, Paris, France – Built in 1875, the Palais Garnier is home for the Paris Opéra but is also used for ballet shows. In 1962 new frescoes...

10 Coolest Water Towers

Most of the water towers aren’t exactly a treat for the eyes. They’re basically big clumsy tanks of water set up high above the ground, high enough to  pressurize a water supply. We gathered here a list of some cool water towers you might actually like. They either have a nice look, a cool location, or any other characteristic that...

10 Scariest Rope Bridges In The World

The following is a list of the 10 scariest rope bridges, or simple suspension bridges in the world. A rope bridge by itself is already a scary thing, but combined with an overwhelming height or length, or an obvious bad maintenance – the experience can become extremely frightening 1. Kotmale Footbridge, Sri Lanka – This very poor...

10 Most Famous Man-Made Arches

1. Arc de Triumph, Paris, France – One of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the  western end of the Champs-Élysées and honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It was...

10 Most Famous Lighthouses In The World

1. Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, Argentina – Also known as the ‘the lighthouse at the end of the world’, this lighthouse is located on a small island 5 nmi (which are 9.3 km) east to the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The lighthouse was built in 1920 and is now a popular tourists attraction and can...

10 Tallest Bridges In The World

This is a list of the world’s tallest bridges. The bridges are ranked by the height of their structure which is the maximum distance from the uppermost point of a bridge (like tip of a tower) down to the lowest point of the bridge (either the ground or water level). This list of the tallest bridges is different from the list of highest...

10 Most Famous Fountains In The World

1. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, United States – The Fountains of Bellagio are huge fountains located on a manmade lake in front of the Bellagio hotel. The fountains feature a vast choreographed water performances set to light and music. The performances take place in front of the Bellagio hotel and are visible from the strip. The show...

10 Highest Bridges In The World

This is a list of the world’s highest public bridges. The height of the bridge is ranked by the height of the deck which is the maximum distance from the road of the bridge down to the ground or water beneath. In other words, when you drive in your car over the bridge and look down – how far does the ground look. This list of highest...

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