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La Défense

La Défense

Paris, France

The largest business district in Europe is named for the La Defense de Paris sculpture that commemorates the defense of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.  It covers 77.5 acres and has 3.5 million square meters of office space, with more than 180,000 employees.   The business district was created in 1955 on the periphery of Paris and is home to many skyscrapers.  La Defense is locate...

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Berlin, Germany

the symbol of Berlin and definitely the most photographed monument in the city. Designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans in 1791, it was a symbol of power and prestige (note its similarity to Grecian architecture) but was used as a division between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Now however, it is seen as a triumphant icon of reunification. ...

Jeita Grotto

Jeita Grotto

Beirut, Lebanon

Jeita Grotto is a complex of caves in the foothills of Mount Lebanon.  The lower cave was inhabited in prehistoric times, but not rediscovered until 1836.  The upper cave, or gallery, wasn’t discovered until 1958.  The caves are karstic – they were formed over millions of years by the dissolution of bedrock with water.  The upper gallery is more than a mile long, with a ceiling...

Sakir Horse Race Course

Sakir Horse Race Course

Bahrain, Bahrain

The Race Course and Equestrian & Horse Racing Club was established in 1977 and aims to revive the Arab custom of horse riding and grooming as well as training the new generation in the time-old tradition of riding horses. The course can house up to 40,000 spectators, and even children are welcome. Placing bets on the horses and the outcome of matches is strictly forbidden. Timings: Friday ...