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April 27: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Choose one (or more) of the historical/environmental/culturally significant sites sites from the list below and do a little research. (Or draw from your knowledge and experience if you have visited.) Find out what you can about the history of the place or monument, including its beginning, any controversies, why it is famous, and what it looks like. Then write a poem either about the landmark or a poem in which the site plays a part somehow.



Alhambra, Spain

Amargosa Opera House, USA

Apamea, Syria

Aspendos Theatre, Turkey

Biscayne National Park, USA

Bridge of the Americas, Panama

Bunker Hill Monument, USA

Caana, Belize

Corvin Castle, Transylvania

Crazy Horse Memorial, USA

Death Road, Bolivia

Djemaa el Fna, Morocco

Drunken Ship Monument, France

Easter Island statues, Chile

Fort Zeelandia, Suriname

Forth Bridge, Scotland

Freedom Riders National Monument, USA

Gardens By the Bay, Singapore

Gateway Arch, USA

Guadalcanal Memorial, Solomon Islands

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, USA

Hotel de Glace, Canada

Itsukushima Shrine, Japan

Juan Ponce de Leon Statue, Puerto Rico, USA

Juno Temple, Italy

Laerdal Tunnel, Norway

Machu Picchu, Peru

Manzanar National Monument, USA

Medan Raya Mosque, North Sumatra

Monument To a Beaver, Belarus

Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, Dominican Republic

Mütter Museum, USA

Nairobi Snake Park, Kenya

Paul Gauguin Museum, Tahiti

Petra, Jordan

Pulemelei Mound, Samoa

Punta del Este Petroglyph Caves, Cuba

Rainbow Family Village, Taiwan

Roaring Lion Monument, Israel

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Sermermiut Settlement, Greenland

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Sky Tower, New Zealand

Sphinx, Egypt

Swan Boats, USA

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Temple of Literature, Vietnam

Three Chiefs’ Statue, Botswana

Tiger’s Nest Temple, Bhutan

Train to Heaven, Poland

Underwater Sculptures in Moilinere Bay, Grenada

View From Gold Mountain, USA (upcoming)

Villa Escudero's Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines

Xel-Há Park, Mexico

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