Little Chapel – The Guernsey’s biggest tourist attraction in Saint Andrew

The chapel was originally built by Brother Déodat in March 1914. His plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. After taking criticism from other brothers, Déodat demolished the chapel. He finished a second chapel in July 1914. However, when the Bishop of Portsmouth visited in 1923, he […]

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Terracotta Army – The World’s Largest group of ceramic figurines in Lintong

A collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife. The tallest figures being the generals. The sculptures include warriors, chariots and horses. The three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than […]

Grammy Awards – The interactive Grammy Museum in Los Angeles

The Museum is an interactive, educational museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards. In addition to the original in downtown Los Angeles, there is also in Cleveland, Mississippi and a Grammy Museum at Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. The Grammy Museum Experience opened in autumn 2017 at the Prudential Center in […]

Registan – The heart of the ancient city of the Timurid Empire in Samarkand

The name Rēgistan means “sandy place” or “desert” in Persian. The Registan was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations and a place of public executions. It is framed by three Islamic schools of distinctive Islamic architecture. The Ulugh Beg Madrasah (1417–1420), the Tilya-Kori Madrasah (1646–1660) and the Sher-Dor Madrasah (1619–1636). The Ulugh Beg […]