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Gardens

Gardens

Sanaa, Yemen

For a city with a shortage of public water supply, the old city area is pretty rich in horticulture. Almost every house has an attached courtyard garden, and scattered about the streets are hedges blossoming with colors more varied than those on a Photoshop palette. Larger gardens are situated close to mosques, as water is easier to come by. Some gardens are situated below the street, to catch any...

National Museum of Beirut

National Museum of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

The Beirut National Museum can be traced back to Raymond Weill, a French officer stationed in Lebanon during World War II.  During his time here, he began collecting ancient artifacts.  In 1923, a committee was created to create a permanent museum to house these and other antiquities.  Construction began in 1930 and was completed in 1937.  By the time the civil war began, the museum had assembled ...

Bonsecours Market

Bonsecours Market

Montreal, Canada

The Bonsecours Market is located in one of Montreal’s most spectacular heritage buildings.  The beautiful two-story neo-classical building features a large dome and briefly was home to Canada’s Parliament.  Completed in 1847, it was home to Montreal’s main shopping center for more than a century.  In 1963, it was briefly slated for destruction, but luckily the order was rescinded an...

Customs House

Customs House

Brisbane, Australia

This building was originally where all ships entering Brisbane Harbour were required to pay duties for almost a century. The University of Queensland now leases the building for private gatherings and fundraisers which is not surprising given its beauty. The ground floor has a free gallery that displays diverse exhibits. Phone: 3365 8909 Location: 399 Queen Street Admission: Free ...