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Great Lakes School of Log building
August 4, 2017

Great Lakes School of Log building

A new course for July was just added on 6/6/17. See in red below. Also, the required tool list has just been reduced substantially. See “What to Bring” on this website. Lodging in housekeeping-style rustic log cabins is included with tuition. Separate cabins for couples or women are on a first-registration basis. Schedule of Full-Scribed Round-Log Construction…

Time to build great Wall of China
May 9, 2017

Time to build great Wall of China

It is actually a complicated question. There are several Great Walls that were built by different dynasties such as the Qin Great Wall and the better known Ming Great Wall. But there are estimates about the number of laborers and records for how many years it took to complete the work Construction Time of the the Ming Wall The Great Wall at Badaling Over 2…

Architecturally Significant Buildings
May 27, 2017

Architecturally Significant Buildings

No homeowner sets out to willfully adulterate an architecturally significant home (we hope), but many accidentally do. The examples of period homes corrupted by poor design choices are legion — and costly. A debased home’s value may drop 20% to 30%, according to real estate agents who represent such properties. “Architecture in L.A. can mimic fast-food culture…

Top 10 monuments of the world
July 29, 2017

Top 10 monuments of the world

Paris monuments tell the fascinating story of this roughly 2-year-old capital city. Steeped in history and famous for their beautiful architecture, there are many to choose from. Since time may not be on your side, we’ve compiled a useful list of 10 must-see monuments. We hope that by visiting some of these attractions, you’ll fall in love with Paris just as…

Great buildings and their architects
May 21, 2017

Great buildings and their architects

Famously holding to the proposition that “less is more, ” German architect Mies Van der Rohe stripped architecture to elemental geometric forms, pointing the way to Minimalism. He banished all traces of ornamentation, using the innate qualities of materials such as steel and plate glass to define the look of his buildings. This approach came out of another credo—form…

great American building cincinnati
May 27, 2017

great American building cincinnati

Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineer for Great American Tower, Cincinnati’s tallest building. The 41-story high-rise contains a 525, -square-foot, 1, 700-car parking garage on 11 levels; an 825, - square-foot, 33-level office tower above a portion of the garage; and a public promenade with 25, square feet of retail space. The building’s core and exterior…

Tourist Attractions All Over The World
May 12, 2017

Tourist Attractions All Over The World

We at Love Home Swap were curious. Which of these attractions was the most visited? Would it be India s iconic Taj Mahal? Or perhaps California s Disneyland? And just how many holidaymakers visited them each year? Following extensive research, we ve come up with a list of the 50 most visited tourist attractions. DATA SOURCES: We acquired the most up-to-date data…

Geographical places in the world
July 8, 2017

Geographical places in the world

‘The great challenges of the 21st century are geographical in their formulation, analysis and consequence, and they transcend the physical/social divide’ To study the Earth, its biodiversity and humans as part of that, is to study geography. A few decades ago, our discipline was in the academic doldrums. Split between the science of the physical world and the…

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