Try a Different Kind of Vacation – Places to See Before They're Gone
So, planning a nice vacation and don’t know where you want to go? Why not see some of the wonderful splendors that man and nature have created before they’re gone. Our world is filled with things that are delicate in nature, whether a man made structure or a natural one, and are deteriorating due to the effects of time and age. In other words, if you want to make sure you get to see some of the last wonders of the world, you need to hit the road and see them before they’re gone. Here is a list of some of the places that might not last forever.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Located in Italy, this structure is already familiar to many for it’s unintended lean. Begun in 1173 and continually built during the a 344 year period of time, the foundations were improperly laid on this 183 foot tall tower, which led to its drunken list. Since that time, multiple generations of engineers have attempted to stop this tower’s fall, and according to the BBC, it will now be stable for the next 200 years or so. However, you might still want to see it in its tipsy glory while it is still around.
Venice, yet another Italian wonder, is a large city that is built atop the Venetian Lagoon, and the streets have canals instead of actual roads. Filled with valuable artwork and architecture from the Renaissance age, this city is slowly sinking into the landscape due to nature of the foundations of the city. According to a recent study by the University of California Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Venice is sinking at a rate of around .08 inches a year. While this may not sound alarming, tourists need to head over to this historic city before artworks are lost or architecture changed by the sea.
The Everglades of Florida are quickly shrinking in size due to encroachment of man. While there are still many thousands of acres that are protected, it is undeniable that this natural wonder of a landscape is slowly disappearing and, with it, many of its unusual and rare flora and fauna.
While all of these places are still around, they are all also in danger of being changed profoundly or even being lost entirely if they are not carefully preserved. Don’t miss your chance to take your family on a vacation to see the lost wonders of the world while they still exist.