My Top 5 Man-Made Sights


Last month I posted about My Top 5 Cities to Wander. This month my Top 5 is about man-made places or things. These places or works of art hold a special place in my memories, my heart, and bring a smile to my lips.

  1. Michelangelo’s Slave and Bound Slave, Louvre Museum (Paris) – I have never been more captivated by art than these two unfinished statues. They are complete by being incomplete. I do not know how Michelangelo did it but there is feeling, emotion in those statues. I have seen them three times and still my heart stops each time.¬†
  2. Eiffel Tower, Paris – Anyone who knows me, knows I love this building. It was among the first iconic buildings I had seen when I first visited Europe and has been imprinted on my heart ever since. ¬†I have been to the top twice, once on my birthday where I drank sweet sweet champagne with my sister and friends. ¬†If I had never seen Michelangelo’s Slaves this building would be number one.
  3. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur РThe circular and geometric designs of its spires and the walkway them give them a unique look.  I learned of them shortly after they were built I had wanted to view them for myself ever since.  They did not disappoint. I think they are most beautiful lit up at night against the backdrop of the dark sky and city lights
  4. Taj Mahal, India РI had wanted to see the Taj Mahal since I was a child. For a short span of years I thought I may never see and tried to downplay its importance, that it could not be that spectacular.  Silliness really. Yet I did make it to Agra. A hot, humid and crowded experience that was all shed to the side when I finally saw the splendour of this magnificent building. It stands majestically and rightly so.
  5. Pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar РThere are so many things I could put for number five. Yet the pagodas throughout Bagan are the first I think of. The entire area astounds me with the sheer amount of pagodas to be found. I loved wandering through the back roads on my scooter and viewing the beauty and importance of these buildings  to the people. 

All photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju / Wanders The World

 

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Michelangelo’s talent is breathtaking

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Gustave Eiffel’s treasure to Paris.

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Those brightly shining Petronas Twin Towers.

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The Taj Mahal, a labour of love.

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One of the numerous pagodas in Bagan

New Series Coming


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Hello and happy Monday. I want to announce that I am in the works of starting a 5-week series of ¬†interviews from fellow travelers. ¬†These friends of mine have shared a bit about their recent sojourns to varied and interesting locales. My intention is that they serve as a “motivational Monday” for travel. I am waiting on a few more bits of information with an aim to start in 2 weeks. You continued feedback on this series in the comments area will be appreciated. Happy travels!¬†

Photo taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju / Wanders The World

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to announce that I have joined Twitter. I am expanding my social media presence. Let’s see how I do. I will mostly tweet about Vancouver and area while I’m here. Once I’m off travelling I will post where I am and how I am.

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