Dun Giljan's Blog
Friday, 1 June 2018
Famous Landmarks - part 3
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany – 23 years – 1869 – Eduard Riedel
This castle was left unfinished although it was originally built for King Ludwig II. It served as the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
Sacre Coeur, Paris – 39 years – 1875 – Paul Abadie
The Sacre Coeur bell tower is home to a Savoyarde bell, one of the world’s largest bells.
Statue of Liberty, New York – 9 years – 1875 – Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
There are 354 steps up to the crown which features 25 windows with a spectacular view of New York. Lady Liberty herself wears pretty large sandals, size 879!
Eiffel Tower, Paris – 2 years – 1887 – Stephen Sauvestre
The tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair, and is the tallest structure in France.
Tower Bridge, London – 8 years – 1887 – Sir Horace Jones
London’s iconic bridge can be opened to 86 degrees to allow everyday river traffic to pass.
Fr. Julian Cassar
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