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Oak Park

Oak Park

Chicago, United States

Oak Park is a suburb just to the northwest of Chicago.  After the Great Chicago Fire the area grew rapidly because of its location along the railroad.  In 1902 it was incorporated, becoming independent from the town of Cicero.  Today it is one of Chicago's nicest suburbs, with broad tree lined streets and large older homes. There is quite a bit to see here.  Oak Park was h...

Winterthur

Winterthur

Zurich, Switzerland

Winterthur is located 20km northwest of Zurich.  It is a pleasant suburb with a population around 100,000.  Founded during Roman times, it came under control of the Hapsburgs in 1264 and was sold to Zurich in 1467.  Winterthur remains part of the canton of Zurich.  During the industrial revolution, the city thrived as factories were built.  The textile industry was especia...

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

New York, United States

Rockefeller Plaza (or Center) was the brainchild of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller.  Originally intended to house an opera house for the Metropolitan Opera, the 12 acre site was eventually built out with fourteen Art Deco towers between 1930 and 1939.  Four additional towers were built in the International style along Avenue of the Americas in the 1960s.  Today the plaza is on the ...

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Grand Mosque, as it is popularly known, is a visual delight and an impressive landmark of Abu Dhabi. It is arguably the third largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who was the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, and whose graveyard is in the same mosque. The Mosque was officially opened in the month of Ramadan in 2007. Non-Mus...