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  • 1. Jessica M
  • 2. Christ the Redeemer Statue Rio de Janeiro, Bra zil Here I am, standing in the palm of the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil. This historical statue was built between 1922 and 1931 and was also one of the new seven wonders of the world in 2007. I came here for the view and it definitely paid off. Brazil is just gorgeous.
  • 3. Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Bra zil Visiting the Maracanã Stadium was really cool. This stadium can hold up to 82,238 people and is the largest stadium in Brazil and South America. This stadium also hosted the 1950 World Cup. I wanted to go because the World Cup is my favorite sports tournament and I love soccer. I also got this awesome Brazil soccer ball at the stadium.
  • 4. Eminonu, TurkeyBosphorus Strait Swimming in the Bosphorus Strait was a blast! The Bosphorus Strait is the narrowest strait in the world and is as deep as 407 feet. But I didn’t come here for snorkeling. I enjoyed a nice evening out on a boat, touring the beautiful Bosphorus Strait. The Bosphorus Strait was a key part in transportation and trade to and from Constantinople in the year one
  • 5. Istanbul, TurkeyObelisk of Theodosius That’s me, posing in front of the Obelisk of Theodosius monument standing 25.6 meters tall. This monument has sure traveled around a lot. It was originally built in the Great Temple of Karnak, but then later moved to Alexandria along the Nile and then was transported to its final destination in Istanbul. The Obelisk caught my eye because of its interesting hieroglyphics and the detailed stonework around the base.
  • 6. Royal Albert Bridge Between Plymouth and Saltash, Uni ted Kingdom The grand Royal Albert Bridge connects Plymouth and Saltash of the United Kingdom. It is 172 feet tall and was opened on May 2, 1859. This bridge was unique because it was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel built many things during the Industrial Revolution such as railways, bridges, tunnels, and steamships.
  • 7. Saltram House and Plymouth, England, U nited Kingdom Gardens The Saltram House and Gardens was really beautiful. The house was built in the 1800s by Robert Adams. It was said to be one of Britains best preserved early Georgian house. I enjoyed the Saltram House because it was fun to tour an old Georgian house. The gardens didn’t disappoint either. Its towering trees and luscious meadows perfected this tour.
  • 8. Oxfordshire, EnglandBlenheim Palace The Blenheim Palace is one of England’s largest houses and was built between 1705 and 1724. The Palace was intended to be given as a gift to John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough. But then John Churchill lost power and the house. The Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Prime Minister Winston Churchill so it is very important. The Palace was very beautiful and a wonderful tourist attraction.
  • 9. Birmingham, EnglandSt. Martin’s Church St. Martin’s Church in Birmingham, England was a Victorian Church that was built in 1263 and then added on to in the Medieval Era. This was a great place to visit because of its beautiful architecture. A reason to go there is because it has a gorgeous window made by Burne-Jones who was a great artist at the time. In fact, the very day before the church was bombed in WWII and all of the windows were destroyed the Burne-Jones window was taken down and protected. The church also has an amazing organ that was added to the church in 1725.
  • 10. and Churchill Museum London, Cabinet War Rooms England The Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum was a fun and educational experience. There I learned a lot about the Cabinet War Rooms which was where Winston Churchill and his top advisors stayed when London was being bombed during WWII. Also there was a lot of information about Winston Churchill himself, the Prime Minister of London.
  • 11. Palace of Westminster London, Engl and The gorgeous Palace of Westminster or the New House of Parliament stands in London, England. It was first built in the Middle Ages but then was burned down in 1834 and rebuilt from 1840–1870. In school I learned about the Palace of Westminster relates to school by writing an essay of it’s importance to the Industrial Revolution. It was really fun to visit the New House of Parliament.
  • 12. Citations:Christ the Redeemer – http://www.flickr.com/photos/28698026@N05/3365741786/Maracanã Stadium – http://www.flickr.com/photos/42767444@N04/3945252406/Bosporus Strait – http://www.flickr.com/photos/okalkavan/5526720233/Obelisk of Theodosius – http://www.flickr.com/photos/testastretta/3736923336/Royal Albert Bridge – http://www.flickr.com/photos/markbridge/1313417272/Saltram Gardens – http://www.flickr.com/photos/90369723@N00/459105019/Blenheim Palace – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jyri/1365956934/St. Martin’s Church – http://www.flickr.com/photos/ell-r-brown/3622528501/Cabinet War Rooms – http://www.flickr.com/photos/iphtjes/3170248807/Palace of Westminster - http://www.flickr.com/photos/qsimple/4626711569/Brazilin Flag – http://www.public-domain-image.com/flags-of-the-world-public-domain-images-pictures/flag-of-brazil.jpg.htmlTurkish Flag –http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR5vidmVzgelw1hnz3DN3wAUBkUtoxQ_nwVRGEGX0Pl2WY9Js1b3AUnited Kingdom Flag –http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSXYpg1PYNByJ6Qud63vtkSnx4igSy5ENNWDmOecdc_ZHhTZC5LEngland Flag -http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1Z6EGXDkhYJHMr11RHDxydyz7_5Avmwoy-KsAC-toOImaRdnwGg