Situated at the top of a small hill in the centre of Athens this majestic edifice, known simply as The Parthenon, was the place where the most important decisions in the western world were once taken.
The famous Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco is not the only huge bridge that this city can boast. There is also the Bay Bridge which can be equally spectacular.
This bronze-clad structure at the Place Vendome in the centre of Paris was originally erected by Napoleon, and has since been torn down and subsequently rebuilt.
Paris is getting to be very varied in its architecture and sights. The Pompidou building was perhaps the first success, and a more recent addition is the big wheel near the Louvre.
Where new meets old, it is simply known as ‘The Louvre‘, probably the most famous arts museum in the world.
The Paris Opera building on very hot sunny day with loads of traffic.
It’s that famous chandelier at the Paris Opera that the phantom managed to send crashing to the stage.
At the top of the Opera in Paris sits this mighty golden statue.
Even though it is about half the height of the latest batch of towers, it still stands impressively in the heart of Paris, the iconic Eiffel Tower.
In the middle of the roundabout just in front of Buckingham Palace is the Victoria Monument, in memory of the UK’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Victoria.
The golden statue at the top is the goldest it has ever been, probably got a re-paint just in time for the Olympics.
The home of the reigning monarch of the UK, Buckingham Palace, which for the last 60 years has been Queen Elizabeth II, and her consort, Prince Philip.
It has a nickname of Buck House, and is open to the public during the summer when the queen and her family spend some time in Scotland.
In Piccadilly Circus in London, UK is the famous statue of Eros. And if you look carefully you can even see the string to his bow.
Another view of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in the heart Of London, UK.
Please click the picture for a bigger version. You might even be able to see a Union Jack painted onto Nelson’s hat, and a small red light too.
In the heart of London, Nelson’s Column can be seen in Trafalgar Square.
The man perched at the top, Lord Horatio Nelson, was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar, a naval battle against the fleet of Napoleon Bonaparte, but the battle was won and the invasion of the UK never materialised.