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Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

Dublin, Ireland

The Iveagh Gardens are one of Dublin's great hidden treasures.  They're actually located just across the street from Saint Stephen's Green in the heart of Dublin.  Originally a small commons and later a pleasure garden, the Iveagh Gardens had fallen into disrepair by the mid-nineteenth century.  It was renovated in 1863 by brewing heir and Dublin mayor Benjamin Guinness behind his h...

Kuala Lumpur Tower

Kuala Lumpur Tower

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At 421m, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the sixth largest telecommunications tower in the world.  It was constructed between 1991 and 1995 for Telekom Malaysia.  Because it is built on a hill (Bukit Nanas, or Pineapple Hill), the KL Tower actually appears taller than the Petronas Towers.  Malaysia’s Islamic tradition is reflected here.  The interior features Arabic script, and other...

Almaty City History Museum & Museum of Repression

Almaty City History Museum & Museum of Repression

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: 108 Nausyrbaj Batyra, Almaty Phone: + 7 (3272) 61 73 01 Website: This museum gives a haunting walkthrough of the periods of civilian oppression and unrest during various eras – the Civil War, Famine, Terrorism, Revolts and Protests, and other acts of authoritarian violence. Exhibits contain mostly photographs and documents, though there are also a considerable number of pain...

The Ha'penny Bridge

The Ha'penny Bridge

Dublin, Ireland

The Ha'penny Bridge was the first crossing of the Liffey River in Dublin.  Prior to its completion in 1816, the only way across was one of seven ferries.  The ferry owner was forced to build the bridge as the ferries became delapidated.  The bridge is named for the half-penny toll that was once required to cross it.  It's officially known as the Liffey Bridge, or Droichead na L...