Los Angeles is a city enriched with landmarks that you will not be able to find in other part of the USA. The Watts Towers are an example. This distinctive monument was the mastermind of Simon Rodia, a construction worker who built it over three decades. The Watts Towers are composed of 17 separated sculptural pieces and they occupy a residential lot in the community of Watts. ... More
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In the beginning, all of America was Virginia—even Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims landed in 1620, was officially in northern Virginia, for all of English North America had been so named, after Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen. Maryland, which was subtracted from Virginia and set up as its own colony in the 18th century, was named not for a reigning monarch but for a mere consort, Charles I’s wife Queen Henrietta Maria. In the 3½ centuries since, it has lost border disputes with all its neighbors—Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia—to end up in its ungainly current shape, a quarter of the size of Virginia. ... More
wesOld and new mingle in West Virginia in surprising harmony. In the eastern panhandle you can explore pre-Revolutionary buildings, shop for the latest in fashions, and relax in a Roman bath, all in the same day. To the west and south the mountain roads are scenic but sometimes narrow and limited to 40 mph. Do your driving in the daytime to enjoy the many overlooks and small towns reminiscent of the 1950s.
Charles Town, named for George Washington’s brother, who was an early resident, is irrevocably linked with Harpers Ferry, for it is where John Brown was hanged for treason. The Jefferson County Courthouse here houses a museum that includes among its artifacts the wagon that delivered Brown to his fate on the courthouse square. ... More
New York is a city where everyone would like to go.
There are so may thins to see and place to visit that you couldn’t know how much time you really need to grasp everything!
One of the landmarks of the city is the Empire State Building, that represents the human ambition to build a tower reaching the sky and that symbolizes America’s limitless potential. ... More
Southern Vermont has farms, freshly starched New England towns, quiet back roads, bustling ski resorts, and strip-mall sprawl. Central Vermont’s trademarks include marble quarries north of Rutland and pastures that create the patchwork of the Champlain Valley. The heart of this region is the Green Mountains. The state’s largest city (Burlington) and the nation’s smallest state capital (Montpelier) are in northern Vermont, as are some of the most remote areas of New England. Logging, dairy farming, and skiing take place here. ... More
New York is a city everyone would like to visit if he wants to see a very interesting place, full of attractions and of things to do.
In New York you can find the monument that is e living symbol of freedom and that all the world knows, the Statue of Liberty.
Even if the statue is officially situated in New Jersey, it has been included in the state of New York. ... More
California has always been a place where initiative—as opposed to class, family, or other connections—is honored above all else. The state has lured assertive types who metaphorically or otherwise have come seeking “gold”—in the Sacramento foothills, in Hollywood, and, more recently, in the Silicon Valley. To be sure, not everyone achieves the mythical California dream, but neither is it totally an illusion. The sense of infinite possibility, as much a by-product of the state’s varied and striking land forms as media hype, is what most tourists notice on their first trip. It’s why so many return—sometimes forever. ... More