Although many people think that the modern glass pyramid in the centre disfigures the Louvre, I do not agree with them. It’s like the highlight which highlights the Louvre from the rest of French chateaux. It seems to connect the past and the present. And certainly it pleases the photographers! I almost have not seen pictures of the louvre without the pyramid.
The Louvre has 8.5 million visitors a year and is the most visited museum in the world!
One of the most famous and visited castles in France. It is unusual by the fact that it is located entirely on the river. The castle is about 500 years old. Château de Chenonceau has many well preserved interiors, so it is very interesting not only outside but inside as well. Not many people know, but it is privately owned, and thus turned into a museum and is opened to public.
If you like old castles, I strongly recommend you to go by car through the Loire Valley in France. There is a huge number of ancient castles located just 20 minutes drive from each other, or even less. I am sure you will love it!
Château de Chenonceau was preserved from destroying during the French Revolution, only because it was used as a bridge to cross the river, being the only one within many miles.
Singapore Aquarium is the largest one in the world, as the information by the cash desk says. Besides the Aquarium there is an excellent Maritime Museum, that tells us about the development of navigation in Asia. Children are just happy to visit this museum! There are so many different awesome things that you can touch and pull. It is fun place for kids. When I was young I would love to visit such a museum.
By the way! This shot was made on the last day of the year 2012.
New York City (786 sq km) is slightly larger than Singapore and Tokyo (2,187 sq km) is three times bigger.