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10 Best Observatories In The World

Best Observatories

1. Mauna Kea Observatory (MKO), Hawaii, United States Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, on the summit of Mauna Kea mountain, the MKO is the world’s largest array of optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomical equipment. The Mauna Kea Observatory houses more telescopes than any other single mountain peak observatory in the world 2...

10 Best Opera Houses In The World

Best Opera Houses

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

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

Scariest Rope Bridges

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

famous lighthouses

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 be...

10 Tallest Bridges In The World

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

Most Famous Fountains

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 takes place...

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