When Thomas Jefferson inherited 5,000 acres of land in Charlottesville, Va., he set out to build a house with more conveniences and European influences. How long did it take him to build it, and what did he include in the plans?
What makes a place romantic enough to inspire a long passionate kiss? Being together in beauty -- whether in a natural setting or a creation of the human imagination -- can certainly help affections flow freely.
They're the anti-museums: roadside attractions so puzzling we ask "why was this created?" But that's exactly what so many tourists are looking for in the Information Age: things that boggle the mind not enrich it.
Roadside statues are delightful vacation diversions. These larger-than-life creations were known for putting small unknown towns on the maps of every highway traveler. Learn about some of America's most popular roadside statues.
Explore America's quirky roadside attractions from gigantic statues to outlandish landmarks. Used as methods to get motorists to stop these roadside attractions have become American icons. Learn more about America's favorite roadside attractions.
Arguably the most perfect building on Earth the Taj Mahal is an Indian ruler's timeless memorial to his lost lamented love. This white marble pearl of architecture was once described by poet Rabindranath Tagore as "a teardrop on the cheek of eternity
Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only one still exists -- the pyramids of Giza. he Great Pyramid, Egypt's largest, is an astonishing structure completed more than 4,500 years ago. Check out the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.
No one knows who erected the massive Stonehenge or why but the romance and mystery of it continue to fascinate. Even today during the summer solstice you can stand at the central Altar Stone and witness the sun rising precisely over the Heel Stone lo
Strong as iron and delicate as lace, the Eiffel Tower is the romantic symbol of Paris. Its design was disdained by the city's artists and writers, who protested the tower's construction for the Universal Exposition. Read about the Eiffel Tower.
The Palace of Versailles: The world's most opulent playground for royalty! A chateau large enough to house 6,000 courtiers! A palace fit for a king! And not just any king, but Louis XIV. Read more about the extravagant Palace of Versailles.
Standing 2310 feet atop a mountain the 100-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer Statue rises in splendor above Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Learn how this magnificent statue came to watch over the sprawling city of Rio.