Melbourne Then and Now

My first day in Melbourne I knew exactly where I wanted to go. From my time there eight years ago I had become familiar with the city and knew that one of the best views was found from the roof of the ANZAC memorial, a 15 minute walk from the construction site that was currentlyContinue reading “Melbourne Then and Now”

Between the Blocks

Sculpture of Helsinki #19 From top to bottom is a memorial to Finland’s second president, Lauri Kristian Relander (1883-1942), and is situated in the Töölö neighborhood. The sculptor was Matti Peltokangas and he was the winning entry in competition for a memorial. The four blocks are much bigger than they look, each side is just overContinue reading “Between the Blocks”

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Everyday thousands of people queue to visit the embalmed remains of former leader Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum in Hanoi was completed in 1975 after two years of construction and six years after Ho Chi Minh’s death. Even though in his will Ho Chi Minh stated that he wanted to be cremated he body wasContinue reading “Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum”

9/11 Memorial

It was security check after security check on our way through the line to enter the monument but once we made it through we came into this beautiful open green space in the center of downtown New York. The museum wasn’t open at the time of my visit but opened shortly after. I peered throughContinue reading “9/11 Memorial”