monuments

The only thing I want is to be able to travel, to look around and know where I am yet don’t know at all, to meet new people and languages and accents and monuments and food and cultures, to be able to look around with an entirely new sense of wonder. I think then I’ll be home
—  c.t.//excerpt from a book I won’t write

One of the most famous monuments in all of France, the Arc De Triomphe was built to honor the fallen soldiers of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (and not the host of L'Apprentice, Donald Triomphe). It’s an impressive, Roman-inspired architectural marvel with an opening large enough for a suicidal idiot to barnstorm an airplane through.

Beneath the Arc is a WWI tomb for unknown soldiers, whose ghosts probably feel pretty thankful that they weren’t forced to spend eternity underneath another of the proposed designs for the monument: a monstrous, water-spewing circus elephant.

6 Iconic Monuments That Almost Looked Completely Insane

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A beautiful video of Athens, Greece found and sent to me by @sweetesttips ! Thank you dear fan! Who ever else would like to share one of his/her findings of their cities monuments, message me!