• Bourbon Street

    Tiles are embedded on sidewalk corners throughout the French Quarter. NOLADailyPhoto.com says: At the time of New Orleans planning the grid map almost left off one famous street. Bourbon Street, its name deriving from the Royal Bourbon family of France, is known today for its year-round Mardi Gras atmosphere. But in 1721, the name Bourbon was to be a part of Rue Royalle-Bourbon, present day Royal Street, with neighboring Rue Conti planned to run from Canal to Esplanade. Bienville disagreed with this and decided to create a more prominent home for the Bourbon name, relocating Conti and thus giving birth to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street.

  • Prague

    A View From The Charles Bridge

  • Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

    Standing here on 12 June 1987; President Ronald Reagan said, "We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"