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The Biggest Travel Bummer Might Just Be...

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel

If you've ever traveled far and long to see a famous monument, you know it's an exciting experience. But what happens when you arrive at that renowned...

Make Your Mark On The Great Wall Of China

Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on a monument that's more than 2,000 years old? Well, now you can. The Great Wall of China will create a...

10 Confederate Monuments You Probably Didn't Know About

Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel

Did you know that Confederate monuments and memorials stand in many states today? Here are ten you may not have known about... 1. Confederate ...

7 Unfinished Landmarks Around The World

Posted 12.05.2013 | Travel

Monuments and landmarks take a lot of hard work to complete. And unfortunately sometimes there's just not enough money or manpower to finish the proje...

Insider Secrets of Rome

Budget Travel | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like no other. Here are some can't-miss tips for making yourself at home in the Eternal City.

Adopt an Ancient Theatre

Stavros Benos | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stavros Benos

Diazoma is a citizens' platform, which, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, tries to put the love for monuments and cultural heritage of Greece into practice. Diazoma focuses on the restoration of ancient venues for spectators and audiences and the focusing of resources necessary for their rehabilitation.

Awesomeness From Alaska To Wyoming

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2013 | Travel

With 50 states, 59 national parks, countless museums, monuments and attractions, there is a never-ending list of things to see and do in America. O...

Washington's Monuments in Minutes? Yes, You Can!

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Did I say "all" the monuments in one day"? Yeah, more or less.

Memorial Day Honored As Monuments Decay, Funds Dry Up

AP | ANITA HOFSCHNEIDER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — On the shoreline of Hawaii's most famous beach, a decaying structure attracts little attention from wandering tourists. A few glance...

10 Free Things to Do in Cagliari, Sardinia (That Won't Suck)

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

From incredible beaches to flamingo-filled parks, Cagliari, the capital of Italy's feisty little island of Sardinia, is all about its history and shares its love for food, culture and music for free.

The Road of Damascus: Shared Heritage Imperiled by a Savage Civil War

Paul Gunther | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?

WATCH: Hilarious Tourists At The Eiffel Tower

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

Filled with awe, excitement and an extra spring in their step, on any given day you will find the square at Trocadéro flooded with hundreds of smiling citizens of the world, people who have traveled thousands of miles just to see this famous structure, to stand in front of it alone, with their family, their friends, their enemies or their fiancés, with the common goal of "capturing" this oh-so-precious moment.

Four Freedoms Finally Opens as a Coda to Second Presidential Debate

Paul Gunther | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Regardless of what Tuesday's debate results herald in its instantaneous wake, all Americans and those who admire us should take stock the morning after to recall the essential principles that have animated our nation's abiding purpose as the four freedoms at last summarize with lapidary precision.

Most Valuable Monument?

Posted 08.23.2012 | Travel

Most travelers would say that major world monuments like the Eiffel Tower or the Duomo are priceless. But, a new Italian study shows that you can put ...

Christians, Primaries and the Constitiution

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is sort of a second coming. Not the kind you may have thought of at first. It's a second coming of state Supreme Court Justices.

The Paterno Statue as Object Lesson: The Demise of Public Art and Monuments Built Before Their Time

Paul Gunther | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Paul Gunther

2012-07-25-Screenshot20120725at11.42.49AM.pngThe demolition of Joe Paterno's premature bronze tableau sadly exemplifies the peril of a certain kind of hubris.

The Paterno Monument: Beware Hubris

Paul Gunther | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Paul Gunther

The Paterno monument was ill considered from the get-go. Even if one still worships him, that should be the kindest, unanimous, retroactive refrain. With a decision pending any day let that fact be the guiding decision-maker.

Issa Wants To Delay Eisenhower Mem'l Action

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is asking for further delay in approving the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near th...

National Monument to Peace and Peacemakers

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.23.2012 | DC
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The United States embodies a beautiful and noble concept, a vibrant idea, a vital and enduring vision. While we as a country may be involved in a process and a progression toward that vision, we have not yet attained and reached it. The country is, rather, still a work in process.

The Secularization of the MLK Monument

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Even though Dr. King was a Baptist minister and his history-altering speeches about civil liberties are saturated with references to natural rights and profound theological constructs, all 14 quotes carefully etched into his stone monument completely eschew references to God.

New on the Mall: A Fitting Monument to Peacemaking

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 02.07.2012 | DC
Katherine Gustafson

Safdie's open, light-filled design befits an organization dedicated to the better angels of our nature -- the building has the grandeur of a typical D.C. landmark but exhibits an airiness unusual in the city's monuments.

PHOTOS: World's Most Controversial Monuments

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.26.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Even when a monument's construction is well publicized, a positive reception isn't guaranteed, whether because of differing aesthetic tastes, costliness or partisanship.

MLK Memorial Designers On Race, Grace & Place

Bonnie Fisher and Boris Dramov | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts
Bonnie Fisher and Boris Dramov

On August 22nd, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial opened to the public. The dream of creating a memorial to Dr. King, initiated decades ago around the kitchen table of two Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members in Atlanta, has finally become a reality. Dr. King - a private citizen and man of peace - has taken his rightful place on the National Capital Mall on lands previously reserved to honor the memory of past wars and former presidents. This is the last memorial to be built on the central portion of the Capital Mall and it is the first to celebrate the contributions to democracy by an African American.

Inspections Of Monument Continue From Top Of Obelisk

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Bad weather delayed the daredevil work of engineers who will rappel down the Washington Monument for a visual inspection, but touri...

GOP Bill Would Allow Congress To Veto National Monuments

Andrew Reilly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Our national morale has undoubtedly taken a hit from the lingering recession, but would we be willing to surrender national monuments to get back on t...