That awesome wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest man-made structure. It runs for over 6350km more or less along the border between northern...

That Old Brickyard

It is the largest single sporting facility in the world. It is the second oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world. It is...

A Dinky-Di 75th . . .

The bridging of Sydney Harbour took 117 years. The notion was first voiced in 1815 by convict and architect-about-town Francis Greenway, who designed many...

The signs of Harry Ell

Kiwis owe much to dedicated visionaries. Harry Ell was one blessed with foresight, and visitors to the Port Hills in Christchurch often learn the...

Falkirk’s big turn on

Dr Kerry Rodgers ruminates upon revolutionary engineering in central Scotland   Tucked away in Bonnie Scotland, north-east of Glasgow, is one of the great...

Sydney’s Necropolis Receiving House

In the mid-19th century Sydney had a grave issue. The city had run out of cemetery plots. To resolve the matter, the City Fathers...

Raurimu’s twisting spiral

The date: 1898. The problem: How to achieve a workable climb for New Zealand’s main trunk line from Taumarunui to the summit at National...

The Auckland regiment honours its fallen

Anzac Day 2005 saw a new memorial unveiled in the Auckland Domain. It is a simple cairn commemorating the service and sacrifice of soldiers...

The Politics of Kulture

Charlemagne’s imperial Palatine Chapel at Aachen, Germany, is perhaps the single greatest example left to us of the cultural renaissance that swept Western Europe...

The Louisiana Superdome

No building came to make us so aware of the human misery caused by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath than did the Louisiana Superdome....