Monthly Archives: February 2013

The MOSE Project

Venice, Italy is a historical city known for many things, but most notably as the City of Water.  The water creates its charm and uniqueness.  This important characteristic also can be the biggest threat to the city.   Venice has survived … Continue reading

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The Underground Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

For this week’s adventure let’s journey to Lalibela, Ethiopia.   In the twelfth century King Lalibela commissioned the construction of underground churches in the Ethiopian capital of Rocha, which was later renamed Lalibela in honor of the late king.  These churches … Continue reading

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The Chunnel

The Chunnel, short for the Channel Tunnel, is not a hidden engineering marvel.  Most are aware that the UK and France are connected via a railroad system in tunnels underground.  Its popularity makes this modern engineering feat no less spectacular. … Continue reading

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