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buildings & constructions
Not every building houses people and some are just used for transportation like airports and harbors.
Bridges help people move from one place to another and some of them are so famous they have become landmarks to the cities they are in, like the Golden Gate in San Francisco.
Airports need control towers to manage air traffic, among other buildings such as terminals. Harbors, on the other hand, need lighthouses, which can also be found along the coastline. Lighthouses warn approaching ships of the proximity of land to prevent them from sinking.
There are many different religions in the world and although the generic name is temple, each one has a special place where believers can worship.
Christians pray in a church or a cathedral, while Muslims do it in a mosque and Buddhists pray in a pagoda.
Not only people can travel, our food does too. From the farms in which it grows to our table, food often travels a lot.
Before arriving at a supermarket, food is stored in buildings such as silos or barns. However, not all food ends up in a modern supermarket because some people prefer to buy local produce in smaller markets, like in a farmer’s market where local farmers install their stalls.
Our modern world wouldn’t be the same without the Industrial Revolution. The first factories appeared in England and The Netherlands in the 1700s.
Factories manufacture many kinds of products that are usually stored in a warehouse before they are shipped to their final destination. Nowadays, with the ecommerce revolution, there are more warehouses than ever.
Big factories need administration to work efficiently and some other departments like marketing or sales. All these departments can be found in offices.
Thanks to the inventions brought by the Industrial Revolution but also out of need, offices have grown into very high buildings called skyscrapers, especially in city centres where the available space is tight. In some of the largest cities in the world people also live in skyscrapers.
famous buildings & monuments
Human ingenuity has created some amazing buildings that we all want to see at least once in our life.
From ancient wonders like the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids of Giza to modern landmarks such the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty, human creativity has designed buildings and monuments that are true works of art.
|The Eiffel Tower|
|The Statue of Liberty|
|The Big Ben|
|The Pyramids of Giza|
|The Sydney Opera House|
|Christ the Redeemer|
|The Sagrada Familia|
|The Leaning Tower of Pisa|