Making structures to overcome obstacles is inherent in human nature. Although the concept of a bridge is simple in nature, modern bridge design and construction entails serious ingenuity. Today, the construction of bridges is a cross-disciplinary enterprise that requires the close collaboration of artists, architects, designers and engineers.
Like a northern Venice, the city's primary tourist draw is its canals and quaint, narrow, 17th century UNESCO-listed houses. But don't be fooled, the city has heaps more to offer its visitors architecturally than merely charm and atmosphere.
Designing a museum is a privilege for most architects. Since museums tend to be highly prestigious endeavors for the city, the architects can get away with a uniquely spectacular design, which they would not dream to propose, had it been any other type of building.
Berlin has many things - but above all, it has history. Layer upon layer of history. In fact, no other city has the 20th century's European history encased in its urban fabric like the German capital.
If the summer is going to be as hot as we all hope it will be, you're going to need some cooling off. We've found a select few pools that will leave you chilled and stunned.