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France, Paris: Close up and personal with Tsar Alexandre III

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The beauty of taking a Bateau Mouche ride on the Seine is the joy of going under so many famous bridges – and learning the history effortlessly as you go. This one is the Pont Alexandre III built between 1896 and 1900, the most ornate one and a Paris historical site. Four gilt-bronze statues of Fames watch over the Beaux-Arts style bridge. The exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses celebrate the Franco-Russian alliance enacted in 1892 by Tsar Alexander III. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. In the same political spirit, the Trinity Bridge in Saint Petersburg was designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the first stone was laid in August 1897 by French president Félix Faure .

France, Paris: Is that an Egyptian Obelisk or the Leaning Tower of Paris?

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Place de la Concorde is where, during the French Revolution in 1789 the statue of Louis XV of France was torn down. The area renamed the Place de la Révolution and a guillotine was erected in the square. It was here that King Louis XVI was executed on January 21, 1793. On October 25, 1836, King Louis Philippe placed this tall Egyptian obelisk in the center, a gift from the Khedive of Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha. The 3,300-year-old Obelisk once marked the entrance to the Luxor Temple and the hieroglyphics on it herald the reign of the pharaoh Ramesses II.

If you squint and look way down the Champs Elysees behind the Obelisk of Luxor, you can see clear back to the Arc de Triomphe.

Great Britain, London: Monsters Protecting Us

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Beyond the regal London, you might come across a dragon in the sky when you take the Hop On Hop Off Bus. This one was on the way to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Free ride when you buy the London Pass.

Great Britain, London: Soldier in the Niche

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You never know who you might get up close and personal with when you are on top of the Hop On Hop Off Bus in London. Included on the London Pass. It’s a whole different perspective seeing the city this way.

Great Britain, London: Horsing Around the London Eye

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We spied the London Eye with a horse dancing in the middle.

 

Austria, Wattens, Innsbruck: Darth Vadar Sparkles at Crystal World

 

The Force Twinkled with him.

 

 

 

Austria, Vienna: Glorious Surroundings Lead to Glorious Decisions

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How can you sit and deliberate laws when you are distracted by all this fabulous art and architecture in the Rathaus (City Hall) in Vienna? To get on a tour, make sure to sign up ahead of time.

Austria, Vienna: Fun Photo Shot in Vienna

 

Some people wear hats when touring, others wear a statue of an Empress.

Austria, Vienna: Who’s Watching You in Vienna?

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Look up when you are in Vienna – glorious statues tower over you from every perch.

US: Savannah, GA – Bonaventure Cemetery After Hours – After Dark Stories

Do you like old cemeteries? Wanna see one after its closed to the public? Are you intrigued by Secret Societies, Old World Rituals, Freemasonry, The New World Order,  Stories of love, murder, bootlegging. root doctors, “The Book” and many other macabre and mysterious subjects that is associated with Savannah and Bonaventure Cemetery?Indeed Bonaventure After Hours (TM)

It’s that time of year when Bonaventure Cemetery enchantment hours of Twilight & After Dark afford themselves like no other in this exclusive, flashlight story special with Savannah’s after hours cemetery tour.

LaurieLipton_Poster2Shannon Scott conducts a 3-hour tour that reveals the hidden to the seeker,  Covering everything from Savannah’s role in “The DaVinci Code,”  to a hooch runner for Al Capone, a woman drowned by one man — her hubby put to death for the crime, and the bizarre love story that ended in one murder and one electric chair moment are only the highlights of the mayhem which will  be revealed in the cemetery setting. The Spanish moss, Gothic live oaks and statues staring back come at no extra charge. Why 3 hours? Why not go and find out. Tour includes event poster.

Location: Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah, GA 31404
Dates: until  Mar 18, 2018
Hours: 5 – 8 pm
Tel: 912-319-5600
shannonscott.com
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