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Item Code : MODR2963Louis Arch - Travel Video DVD. Modern Marvels Architectural Wonders. 1 Hour and 40 Minutes. Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular man-made tourist attraction in the United States, as well as a vital artery for the city of San Francisco. But at one time, critics said it could never be built. Explore the incredible story behind the world's most famous and spectacular bridge in this definitive program. From the start the project looked impossible the span of the bay was too wide;the shore was too unstable, and the tides too turbulent. See incredible footage of its construction, as storms battered workers and fog shrouded construction. And learn why engineer Joseph B. Strauss' plans proved to be a masterpiece of design and function. For in four years, the longest, highest, most spectacular suspension bridge on Earth opened to the public, and went on to become one of the greatest symbols of American ingenuity. St. Louis Arch It soars 630 feet above the Mississippi River, offering a symbolic entrance into America's heartland. On a busy summer day, 6,400 people will take the memorable ride to the top for sweeping views of St. Louis, the Mississippi and the surrounding area. The Gateway Arch is one of the most distinctive and familiar landmarks in America. But none of the millions of visitors have ever seen it the MODERN MARVELS? way! Extensive photos and film clips of its construction, interviews with the inventors, engineers and contractors who transformed the dream into a reality and a behind-the-scenes tour of its inner workings make this the ultimate video history of the arch. From the story of how a college dropout designed the unique tram system that takes visitors to the top to a look at the arch's ongoing maintenance and upkeep, THE ST. LOUIS ARCH examines every aspect of this stunning structure. Nothing like it had ever been built before--and nothing since has come close to duplicating it.
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Item Code : MODR2962Modern Marvels Architectural Wonders. 1 Hour and 40 Minutes. The Empire State Building The Empire State building rose to become the world's tallest man-made structure at a time when dreams were in short supply. Planned during the 1920's, construction was almost grounded by the Depression until the "Cathedral of Dreams" came to symbolize the indomitable American spirit. "Two stories a day!' became the mission and in just two years this miracle of engineering was finished. Here is the colorful story of this beloved building, including the innovations it inspired, and the sentiment it still evokes today. Eiffel Tower When it was built over a century ago, the Eiffel Tower provoked widespread outrage among some of France's most prominent citizens of the day. In this fascinating portrait, Modern Marvels reveals the monumental tale of the technological challenges and architectural breakthroughs brought about by the construction of this preeminent hallmark of the City of Lights.
- $49.95 set of 8 DVD + $8.80 p&h or $18.80 foreign delivery
Item Code : MODR2961Modern Marvels Architectural Wonders. 6 Hours and 40 Minutes. From ancient pyramids to the modern American skyscraper, MODERN MARVELS?: architectural WONDERS circles the globe to profile the world's most phenomenal architectural gems. Vivid location footage and striking digital reenactments bring these mind-boggling engineering feats to life, while historians and architectural experts illuminate the construction, form, and function of each. Visit dozens of celebrated masterpieces--including the Great Wall of China and Mount Rushmore--and discover the thrilling histories that lurk behind the majestic facades.
- $29.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : DOUG2958Welcome Aboard! Join Doug Jones, America's premier travelog producer, on the cruise of a lifetime as the one and only Queen Elizabeth 2 sets sail from New York harbor on an unforgettable 80 days journey Around the World. 24 of the world's most exotic ports of call await you on this magical trip. You'll leave New York City for a warm weather cruise that will take you south to Miami, Martinique, and Barbados, over the equator to Salvador and fabulous Rio, across the South Atlantic to Capetown and the exotic island of Mauritius, then on to Sri Lanka and the ancient capitol of Kandy. Next India and the Taj Mahal, then Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Korea. Tokyo and Japan await, then six days across the Western Pacific to Honolulu, on to Los Angeles, down to Acapulco, through the Panama Canal, next Cartagena and Curacao, then back to New York City. And all of this awaits amid the unparalleled luxury of the QE2, the last of the superliners, 67,000 tons, thirteen stories high, 964 feet in length, carrying 1,500 passengers and a crew of a thousand, QE2 is a marvel unto herself. See the behind-the-scenes story of the last of the truly regal liners. Step onto the Bridge, meet the Captain, explore the engine room, peek into the galleys, and make yourself at home aboard this City of the Sea. c2000. 85 minutes
- $249.95 set of 10 DVD + $10.80 p&h or $22.80 foreign delivery
Item Code : PION2957
- $119.95 set of 5 (10 hrs) VHS NTSC + $8.80 p&h or $18.80 foreign delivery
Item Code : PBSV2956PBS Home Video. 5-Volume Set. VHS/NTSC British actor and comedian Michael Palin takes you along on an entertaining journey around the Pacific Rim, traveling by boat, train, plane and helicopter. Meet the Eskimos of the island of Diomede in the Bering Strait. Depart in one of their skin boats for Alaska's mainland, then voyage on to view Russia's westernmost wonders. Visit Japan's legendary Kodo Drummers, a Zen Buddhist temple, and as a contrast, downtown Tokyo. Your itinerary includes the mysteries of China's holiest mountain, a nap in Mao's bed in the Governor's Castle, plus journeys to Vietnam, the perilous Sula Seas, Australia, South America, Mexico and finally full circle back to Alaska. Individual titles are: "Alaska and Russia," "Japan and Korea," "China," "Vietnam and the Philippines," "Borneo and Indonesia," "Australia and New Zealand," "Chile," "Bolivia and Peru," "Peru and Colombia," and "Mexico and the USA." 600 minutes ( = 10 hours)
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Item Code : BBCV2955BBC Video. DVD. 9 Hours and 51 Minutes. Join Dan Cruickshank as he takes a global tour of the most breathtaking treasures man has ever created. Exciting and intrepid, intimate and engaging, this series explores some of the world's outstanding man-made spectacles. Traversing the globe, Cruickshank visits every continent to reveal awe-inspiring temples, towers, castles, ruins, monuments, and artefacts. From the exquisite castles of Japan to the Nasca line in Peru, from Persepolis in Iran to the Palace of Versailles in France this is your chance to share in the expressive beauty of man's creative powers.