Europe

Tower of London

The Tower of London is the common name given to the Royal Palace of Her Majesty the Queen and Fortress. This historic castle is built on River Thames, on its northern bank in Central London. The tower actually lies within The Borough of Tower Hamlets in London and an open space referred to as Tower Hill separates the tower from its eastern edge.

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London Eye

Located on the Southern Bank of River Thames, London, the London Eye has become one of the most visited attractions in this city. The so called London Eye is actually a huge Ferris wheel and it is otherwise referred to as the London Millennium Wheel.

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Buckingham Palace, City of Westminster, London

The Buckingham Palace serves as the principal work place and the official residence of British Monarchy. The Place is located in City of Westminster in London and it is the setting for royal hospitality and state occasions. During times of rejoicing in the nation, the palace is usually the main focus of the British people showcasing its significant status in the country. Originally, Buckingham Palace was actually known as the Buckingham House and the building that makes the core of the palace today was a big townhouse that was built in 1705 by Duke of Buckingham.

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Notre Dame, Paris

Notre Dame de Paris, a French term to mean ‘Our Lady of Paris’ refers to the church in Paris that is dedicated to the mother of Jesus, Mary. In English, it is simply known as Notre Dame and it is a gothic cathedral found on Île de la Cité in Paris. Basically, Notre Dame stands at the site of the Saint Etienne basilica that was built at the site of a well known Gallo- Roman temple.

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Palace of Westminster, London

The Palace of Westminster, London is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it serves as the meeting place for the House of Lords and House of Commons, which are two houses of United Kingdom Parliament. It is known commonly as Houses of Parliament, of course after its tenants and the palace lies nearby Middlesex bank of River Thames, City of Westminster found in Central London.

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Big Ben, City of Westminster, London

Big Ben is The Clock Tower of Palace of Westminster and it is officially called the Saint Stephen’s Tower but Big Ben is its common name. This tower is one of the most famous landmarks in London. When installed during mid nineteenth century, it was the largest clock in the world.

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is arguably one of the most popular monuments in Paris. The arc stands right at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle which was previously known as Place de l’Etoile near the Champs- Elysees in the western end.

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Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum also goes by other names such as the Coliseum or the Flavian Ampitheatre. This elliptical amphitheatre is located at the heart of Rome city in Italy and it is built of stone and concrete. During the Roman Empire, it served as the largest amphitheatre and history records it as one of the greatest and most notable works of engineering and the Roman architecture in general. The Colosseum has also been recognized as the word’s largest amphitheatre and it is an amazing piece of work.

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The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre boasts of being one of the largest museums in the world and it is one of the most reverend historic monuments in Paris. It serves as the central landmark in the city of Paris, France. This museum is home to more than 35, 000 pre historical objects together with other artifacts.

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Birmingham, England

Located in West Midlands, Birmingham is the second largest city in Britain and was known as the ‘Workshop of the World’ and ‘City of a 1000 Trades’ during the Victorian period. The locals call it Brum and the city is currently enjoying a modernized resurgence as one of the greatest cultural and shopping destinations in Europe.

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