Landmark Photos

Star of India, San Diego, California

February 12, 2014

The Star of India was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man. She was first known as Euterpe, the muse of music. This full-rigged iron windjammer ship made excursions between Great Britain and India and then to New Zealand. She was later used to haul salmon from Alaska to California. The ship […]

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Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

February 12, 2014

The Hotel del Coronado is a luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, California, across the bay from San Diego. This beachfront property was developed in the mid-1880’s during San Diego’s first real estate boom. When it opened in 1888, the Del was the largest resort hotel in the world. To this day, it remains […]

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Parc de la Ciutadella Fountain, Barcelona

February 3, 2014

The fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella is commonly known as the Cascada, which refers to the triumphal arch at the center of the waterfall and fountain. The original structure was designed by Josep Fontsère and his student, Antoni Gaudi. About seven years after its initial construction, several adorning features were added for the Universal […]

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Fish by Frank Gehry, Port Olimpica, Spain

February 2, 2014

Fish is a landmark in Port Olimpica, Spain. In the Catalan language it’s known as Peix. This sculpture sits at the base of one of the tallest buildings in Spain, Hotel Arts. Renowned architect Frank O. Gehry was commissioned to build the piece of art for the 1992 Summer Olympics, which were held in Barcelona. […]

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Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam

January 23, 2014

Description: This “floating” market on the Singel began in the 1860’s when nurserymen would sail up the Amstel to sell flowers and plants directly from their boats. Today, the 15 stalls are permanently moored and sell a huge variety of flowers, bulbs, and tourist trinkets. Photographing This Landmark: Visit early in the day! The light […]

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Arc de Triomf, Barcelona

January 21, 2014

Description: The Arc de Triomf was built in 1888 as the main entrance to the Exposición Universal de Barcelona. This beautiful arch was designed by the Catalan architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas in what is known as the Mudéjar style, which has its origins in Moorish architecture. The glazed red brickwork is adorned with sculptures […]

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Union Station: Denver, Colorado, USA

December 5, 2013

Description: Union Station is Denver, Colorado’s historic train station. The station first opened in 1881. Amtrak operates out of this station and it’s one of the city’s landmarks. Union Station is lit up for Christmas each year as part of Denver’s “Grand Illumination.” The lighting ceremony usually occurs the last weekend in November and the […]

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