It is amazing to think of the 50 “wonders of the world” and all the wonderful places that make up this fantastic list around the world. From the Eiffel Tower to the Amazon Rainforest to Christ the Redeemer, there are great wonders all over the world.
the MSN article which caught my eye showed the 50 wonders and while reading it occurred to me that two of the “wonders” are a short drive from here in Ocean and Monmouth counties.
The first local wonder is the Empire State Building. Located in Manhattan, this New York landmark overlooks the “Big Apple”. The 102-story “art deco” building was constructed from 1930 to 1931. On May 1, 1931, President Herbert Hoover opened the skyscraper for the very first time.
If you’ve never been to the top of the Empire State Building you have to put this on your bucket list, it really is a sight to behold from the top of this giant “wonder”. Considered the “most famous building in the world”.
Our next local wonder, just a short drive from the Jersey Shore, is the famous the brooklyn bridge. This marvel was inaugurated on May 24, 1883. This bridge connects the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The construction of the bridge took 14 years and the project cost the lives of at least 24 workers, including one of the original designers. This is a beautiful scenic drive across the Brooklyn Bridge that everyone must do on a nice sunny day.
So there you have it, two of the Fifty Wonders of the World just a short drive from here on the Jersey Shore. If you haven’t visited them, put them on your to-do list and enjoy this spring and/or summer, it’s worth a visit.