Suitcase and World: So where am I going? Here's the fifth and final clue.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

So where am I going? Here's the fifth and final clue.

Clue #5

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words so here are your two pictorial clues. If you've figured out clues 1-4, this should be a no brainer for you!

The photo on the top shows part of a famous monument that was commonly referred to as a fortress because of its geographic location and its walls. The photo on the bottom is a close up picture of the stone walls of the monument shown above. The walls are multifaceted which makes their construction all the more remarkable. As you look at the close up photo, keep in mind that the monument was constructed in a time in history before the advent of metal or diamond stone cutting tools. If you think how difficult it would be to cut stone with 90 degree angles to form square and rectangular blocks, think how much more difficult it is to cut multifaceted stones that fit so precisely together that no mortar was used in the construction of the walls of the monument. I think it's an absolutely amazing feat of construction and I can't wait to see it for real!

Name the monument shown in the picture and you'll have the name of the town that I will be visiting on days 8 and 9.