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Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States and was also the first Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington's administration. Vice President Aaron Burr and Hamilton challenged each other to a pistol duel which was the culmination of the pair's long and bitter animosity for one another. Hamilton was mortally wounded by Burr and died the following day on July 12, 1804. Hamilton was buried in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery in Manhattan, New York where his grave still stands today.
The Narvik War Museum in Narvik, Norway is a museum reflecting on Narvik's history throughout World War II. The exhibition begins its story with Germany's initial attack on Narvik and Norway in April 1940. The exhibition looks at various war themes including conflict and human rights. Attendees are able to experience the exhibit in not only Norwegian, but also English, French, Polish, and German.
The Queensland Steam & Vintage Machinery Museum is a museum filled with replicas of some of Australia's steam locomotives and machines. The museum has restored and repaired dozens of vehicles and machines to display to visitors how they would have been operated in the past.
Union Station in Gary, Indiana is a passenger train terminal that has been abandoned for over half a decade. Built in 1910, the station was built in the architectural style of Beaux-Arts common in many buildings built between 1880 and 1920 in the United States. Buildings of similar style include New York City's Grand Central Terminal and San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. The station was abandoned by the 1950s when highways became increasingly popular, replacing the needs for passenger trains.
Nestled in the back of Camborne, England in Cornwall county is a gripping, ramshackle house with a legacy as fascinating as the town itself. Rosewarne House is a Greek, revival-style house built between 1810 and 1815. The house was originally built for William Harris, the head of one of Cornwall's wealthiest families at the time. The Harris family owned a series of estates, farms, and mining interests across Cornwall. Today, the home is being renovated by conservation architect Elizabeth Anne Price and her husband Reg Price.
The Great Western Staircase in the New York State Capitol building is also known as the Million Dollar Staircase. With 444 steps and at 119 feet high, this colossal staircase in Albany, New York took 14 years to build from 1883-1897. The staircase was designed and built by prominent New York architects Henry Hobson Richardson and Isaac Perry.
The Shwe Oo Min Natural Cave Pagoda is a temple with almost 9,000 golden Buddha statues. Set along the ridge of Pone Taloke Lake in Pindaya, Myanmar, this cave has been seen by both tourists and pilgrims alike. The statues have been left by pilgrims centuries ago and by more recent Buddhist organizations from as far as Singapore, the Netherlands, and the USA.
Kasteel van Male is a castle found in Bruges, Northwest Belgium. Previously occupied by German soldiers in both World Wars, this worldly castle was handed over to the nuns of the St. Trudo convent in Bruges by its previous owner in 1953. The castle went through a massive restoration project which was completed in 1972. The castle is still being used as a convent today.
The Temple of Literature is Vietnam's first national university. Built in 1070 under Emperor Lý Thánh Tông, this picturesque Hanoi City attraction was first erected as a Confucius temple. The entire temple covers an area of over 54,000 square meters and includes five different courtyards, several statues of Confucius, and a pond known as the "Well of Heavenly Clarity." Today, the temple is one of Vietnam's most-prized landmarks and is a bona fide example of traditional Vietnamese architecture. The temple also appears on the back of the 100,000 ??ng banknote.
The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York is full of rich history. Constructed in 1852, the cathedral was originally commissioned by Irish Bishop John McCloskey in order to serve his flock of Catholics who fled Ireland from the Potato Famine. Today, the cathedral stands as the second-oldest cathedral in New York state.
Elmore Court is a historic English mansion that has been in the hands of the Guise Baronetage for nearly 800 years. The Guise family was granted the status of aristocrats by the British Crown and has been considered an English Baronetage ever since. Built in 1580, this mansion has been seated in Gloucestershire, England since the late 14th century. Still owned and occupied by the Guise Baronetage, the mansion has been updated to serve as a private venue for weddings and other special events.