This was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s underground command bunker during some of the dangerous days of the Blitz. With V2 rockets terrorizing London nightly, a small number of government and military officials continued coordinating the war effort from the relative safety below the Treasury building in Whitehall in central London.
From its fearsome gold naga guarding the main stairs, its incredibly lavish gold and red interior, and multi-tiered roof, the Haw Pha Bang at Luang Prabang’s Royal Palace looks ancient. But it’s not.
Every spring, the 1,678 Cherry Blossom trees lining Washington DC’s Tidal Basin reach peak bloom in an explosion of floral fireworks lasting only a few days. Information and photos of the 2010-2013 blooms.
Hoan Kiem Lake (also known as Sword Lake, Ho Guom, or Lake of the Returned Sword) is at the very heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and a cultural heart of the city. And it’s rather beautiful.
We’re on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. 19,341 feet. It’s no wonder that we’re lightheaded, breathing hard, and tired. But the view is spectacular.
Ngorongoro Crater has an unusually dense population of African wildlife and is one of the top stops in Tanzania’s northern safari route.
Tikal, in northern Guatemala, was once one the largest and most powerful of the Maya cities. Today it has been most taken over by jungle.
Every Tuesday during the summer since Eisenhower’s first term, the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps and the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon have conducted a public parade against the backdrop of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial next to Arlington National Cemetery.