Gateway Arch, St. Louis

St. Louis (Gateway Arch at Dusk)

featuring Grady Nichols' "End of the Night"
Gateway Arch, St. Louis

The Gateway Arch is instantly recognizable, as is the St. Louis skyline that bears it. This 630-foot monument, standing inside the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, celebrates the United States’ westward expansion and the role St. Louis played in it. Nearby, … Continue reading


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Seattle at Night

featuring Jazzmasters' "Chime"
Seattle at Night

This beautiful night view of Seattle might only be outdone by the view from the top of the famous Space Needle, prominent in the skyline. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle was designed to have a futuristic … Continue reading


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Black River, Wisconsin

featuring Cindy Bradley's "Catch the Wind"
Black River, Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Black River begins at the Minnesota border and winds through northwestern corner of the state, joining with the Nemadji River and entering Lake Superior. The scenery of the Black River is at its best as it passes through Pattison … Continue reading


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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

featuring Walter Beasley's "The Call"
Old Point Loma Light

Point Loma Lighthouse, first lit in 1855, was built at the top of a 422-foot hill overlooking San Diego Bay. The height of the light was supposed to make it a clearly visible signal, but it was actually too high. … Continue reading


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Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans

featuring Ronny Jordan's "Caught Up"
Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans

History and beauty come together in this unique cemetery– Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. Built in 1833, the cemetery has interred people of all cultures and classes, including notable city figures and Civil … Continue reading


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Warsaw, Poland

featuring Fourplay's "Eastbound 101"
Warsaw, Poland at Night

Situated between Germany and Russia, Poland saw more than its share of turmoil and warfare during the 20th century. Warsaw– Poland’s capital and largest city– was especially stricken. During World War II, the German army methodically demolished about 85% of … Continue reading


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James R. Barker

featuring Jacob Deon's "The Piano Song"
James R. Barker

The Great Lakes freighter James R. Barker was built in 1976 for the Interlake Steampship Company. One of the first thousand-footers on the Lakes (the first being the Stewart J. Cort), the James R. Barker is named for the President … Continue reading


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Machu Picchu

featuring Brian Culbertson's "Let's Get Started"
Machu Picchu Train

Few South American archaeological sites are as stunning as Peru’s Machu Picchu. In the middle of a mountain forest nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, this Inca city uses natural materials to create an aesthetic harmony with its natural surroundings. … Continue reading


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Columbus, Ohio

featuring Chris Botti's "Drive Time"
Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, the capital and largest city of Ohio, is one of the healthiest economic and cultural centers in the United States. A scenic cityscape, service-based economy, and wide assortment of cultural attractions makes the city one of the nation’s best … Continue reading


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The Acropolis at Dawn

featuring Andy Snitzer's "Covenant"
Acropolis of Athens

Settlement and construction on the Acropolis of Athens dates back to thousands of years BC, but most was destroyed by Persians when they invaded Athens in 480 BC. The Greek statesman Pericles led its rebuilding during Athens’ “Golden Age” to … Continue reading


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