Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel
Bronze-plated cast-iron ornamental work of the Sullivan Center, formerly the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building on State Street in downtown Chicago

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Bronze-plated cast-iron ornamental work of the Sullivan Center in Chicago, formerly the downtown Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building on State Street

Model of the City of Chicago at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, showing extensive green space along Lake Michigan

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Model of the City of Chicago at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, showing extensive green space along Lake Michigan. The plan was ahead of its time, and successfully set aside a large swath of public space along Lake Michigan, which makes Chicago’s downtown one of the most stunning in the country.

Trinity College in central Dublin, Ireland, faces College Green and a series of 19th-century buildings that are mostly banks

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Trinity College in central Dublin, Ireland, faces College Green and a series of 19th-century buildings that are mostly banks

Bria Boru Harp, sacred symbol of Ireland, stands on exhibit in the Long Room Library on the campus of Trinity College in Dublin

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Brian Boru Harp, sacred symbol of Ireland, stands on exhibit in the Long Room Library on the campus of Trinity College in Dublin

Serene lagoon in Stephen's Green, a large park in the center of Dublin, Ireland

Click on above photo to view it in large format: St. Stephen’s Green, a 22-acre park in the center of Dublin, Ireland, has maintained its original Victorian layout, including this serene lagoon

The Spire of Dublin, on O'Connell Street in central Dublin, Ireland, is also called the Monument of Light[. A beacon at the top sweeps the night sky.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Spire of Dublin, on O’Connell Street in central Dublin, Ireland, is also called the Monument of Light. A beacon at the top sweeps the night sky.