American Gothic – The Dibble House in Eldon

The house, designed in the Carpenter Gothic style with a distinctive upper window. It was the backdrop of the 1930 painting American Gothic by Grant Wood, generally considered Wood’s most famous work and among the most recognized paintings in twentieth century American art. Grant Wood, who observed the house only twice in his lifetime, made only an […]

The Bridge on the River Kwai – The original bridge in Kanchanaburi

The Burma Railway, is a 415-kilometre railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan from 1940–1944 to supply troops and weapons in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma. The Thai portion of the railway continues to exist. Most […]

Grüne Zitadelle – The last project of Hundertwasser in Magdeburg

A building designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It was completed in 2005. It is the last project that Hundertwasser worked on before his death. With the Hundertwasser School in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, he artistically designed another building in Saxony-Anhalt. The house is located in the city center in the immediate vicinity of the Domplatz and the Landtag. Until the […]

JAWS – Τhe shark attacks in Martha’s Vineyard Island

A 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a great white shark attacks beachgoers at a summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark […]

John Frost Bridge – The final objective of the Operation Market Garden in Arnhem

In September 1944 the Allies launched Operation Market Garden. Unexpected German resistance in Arnhem meant that only a small force of some 750 men were able to reach the northern end of the bridge, commanded by Lt-Colonel John Frost. On the night of 17 September the British attempted to seize the southern end of the bridge, using […]

Johann Sebastian Bach – The final resting place in Leipzig

German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Johann Sebastian Bach been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. Bach died on […]

Carrie – Prom queen takes revenge in Hermosa Beach

American supernatural horror film directed by Brian De Palma from a screenplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen, adapted from Stephen King’s 1974 epistolary novel of the same name. The film stars Sissy Spacek. The film also featured Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, William Katt, P. J. Soles, Betty Buckley, and John Travolta. Carrie White, a 16-year-old […]