Okay, I've featured this site before, but Google Sightseeing is just so cool and they've got so many interesting pictures right now that I thought I would focus on it again. Here's just a few:
- Chateau d'If: The Château d’If is on the small island of If, in the Bay of Marseille, France. It was completed in 1531, and was originally intended as a defence against attacks from the sea, however it never had to fight off an actual attack, and later became one of France’s most notorious prisons. The Château became internationally famous in the 19th century when Alexander Dumas used it as a setting in his classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
- The Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Baghdad: The Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Baghdad was dedicated to Iraqis lost in the Iran-Iraq war and supposedly represents a shield falling from the hands of a dying warrior. During the US occupation this was central to the “Green Zone” and used as the army headquarters.