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Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway
Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Now, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument or a building, or any other spot to designate places that might be of interest to tourists. A few examples are the Statue of Liberty, Uluru, the Taj Mahal, Mount Everest, and the Eiffel Tower.
Once editor of the Times , now a columnist on the Guardian , Sir Simon Jenkins is also an expert on architecture and heritage. As he takes over as chairman of the National Trust, he tells Rebecca Willis about the wonders of his world...
We tend to take our surroundings for granted.
Tristan da Cunha is a group of extremely remote islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. It is “the most remote inhabited location in the world” and is home to 271 residents, who are in fact proud citizens of Great Britain. Tristan Da Cunha was created as a result of a break in the tectonic plates at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean where magma can flow up from the Earths core, known as the Tristan Hotspot, and is actually the tip of a giant undersea mountain formed by the cooling magma.
Human beings have honored their dead since the dawn of time – even Neanderthals buried the fallen.