Avenida 9 de Julio is the world's widest avenue. Its name honors Argentina's birthdate. (July 9, 1816). The Obelisk, built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city. Is one of the main icons of Buenos Aires.
Ahhh, this is to Florence what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. You really need to see it in person to appreciate it. It just glows at sunset. When I stayed there I made a point of looking at it from a little hill where I was staying every night as the sun went down. Just didn't look real.
took a train into florence from venice. a great way to see italy. you can do overnight rides, sometimes they pair you up with a stranger....not the same bed but same compartment. honestly though everyone i've met that way is a solid human being.
The Plaka is the oldest city in Athens and is right in the "shade" of the Acropolis. Mostly for tourists, apparently it still has a few gems of artisan style shops. Great place to wander for postcards.