No symbol embodies freedom quite like the French lady who has adorned the isle of Liberty in New York Harbor since it was given to America in 1886. With her hand outstretched, her flaming torch burning for all immigrants to see and broken chains at her feet, the Statue of Liberty is an iconic symbol signaling to the world that America is a place of diversity and freedom like none other. Come see Global Winter Wonderland’s auspicious replica of the world’s first supermodel!
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park in Washington DC. Southwest of the National Mall. Covering four acres, the memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011, after more than two decades of planning, fund-raising and construction. Dr. King is the first African-American honored with a memorial on or near the National Mall and only the fourth non-President to be memorialized in such a way.
Each year an estimated 40,000 people traipse through the Mexican jungle to visit Chichen Itza, which is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Beat the crowds and visit our version this holiday season. Festival architects worked meticulously to replicate the maze-like structure including the imposing “Warrior Columns,” and the gargoyle-like stone images of serpents and other near-do-well creatures carved to ward off old world enemies.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most remarkable architectural structures in the world.
This beautiful bell tower was never intended to lean. Construction on the tower was begun in 1173. It was built in stages that span a couple hundred years due to wear and financial strains. It is believed that it leans due to fluctuations in the ground and the foundation of sandy and marshy soil on which it was built. The Global Winter Wonderland version of the Leaning Tower is innovatively built from items you’d find in your China closet such as teacups and plates!
Constructed in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World Fair, the Eiffel Tower has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monuments in the world; 7.1 million people visited it in 2011. At over 52 feet tall, the Global Winter Wonderland Eiffel Tower lantern is a must-see as well.
The Taj Mahal in India is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and considered one of its greatest and most admired architectural achievements. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, it is now a symbol of eternal love.
The Temple of Heaven, a complex of Taoist temples in Beijing, China is a sight to behold. It is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. In 1998, the actual Temple was nominated to be included in the World Culture Heritage List. Lights will light up the sky with beautiful orange, green, and blue designs on this lantern that will make this a most memorable site to see.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. The monumental pyramids were constructed some 4,500 years ago. Egypt's pharaohs expected to become gods in the afterlife. To prepare for the next world they erected temples to the gods and these massive pyramid tombs for themselves—filled with all the things each ruler would need to guide and sustain himself in the next world.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting each year, 300,000 of whom take a guided tour. Sydney Opera House is not only a temple of art and culture, it is the soul of Sydney, and this lantern makes it more beautiful and attractive with the Sydney Opera House represented by colorful LED lights.
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower. The tower is now officially called the Elizabeth Tower, after being renamed in 2012 (from "Clock Tower") to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. The tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England.
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London. The Tower Bridge is a busy and vital crossing and is crossed by over 40,000 people (motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians) every day. It is often mistaken for the London Bridge, the next bridge upstream.
Plastic bottles are the main materials of this Global Village structure which show the harmony of human beings and nature. Children from five continents stand hand in hand symbolizing friendship and togetherness.
The national flowers of many of the world’s countries are beautifully represented in this international garden. Some national flowers have cultural or religious significance that go back hundreds and even thousands of years. National flowers are regarded with great pride by their countries and are often used as goodwill ambassadors in international events.