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Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque – The beautiful mosque of the Asia Pacific in Bandar Seri Begawan
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Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque – The beautiful mosque of the Asia Pacific in Bandar Seri Begawan

The building was completed in 1958 and is an example of modern Islamic architecture. Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, who initiated its construction. The mosque unites Mughal architecture and Ma...
Gobustan Rock Art – The rock carvings and petroglyphs in Qobustan
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Gobustan Rock Art – The rock carvings and petroglyphs in Qobustan

More than 4,000 pictures of animals, humans, natural life experiences, hunting, and dancing were carved over a span of thousands of years. Qobustan State Reserve is very rich in archaeological monuments, the reserve has more than 6,000 rock carvings, whi...
Aram Manukian – The founder of the Republic of Armenia, dies in Yerevan
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Aram Manukian – The founder of the Republic of Armenia, dies in Yerevan

Armenian revolutionary, statesman, and a leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation party. He is widely regarded as the founder of the First Republic of Armenia. Activities of Aram Manukian during the years of the Armenian Genocide are inval...
Mendenhall Glacier – The ice valley and the crystal caves in Juneau
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Mendenhall Glacier – The ice valley and the crystal caves in Juneau

A glacier about 20 kilometers long located in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Inside the glacier are the stunning blue ice caves, and then climb over the glacier. Because of the glacier's melting and movement, the size and color of the cav...
Bojnický zámok – One of the Europe’s most beautiful castles in Bojnice
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Bojnický zámok – One of the Europe’s most beautiful castles in Bojnice

Romanesque castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century. Bojnice Castle was first mentioned in written records in 1113, in a document held at the Zobor Abbey. Originally built as a wooden fort, it was gradually repl...
The Fuggerei – The world’s oldest social housing complex still in use in Augsburg
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The Fuggerei – The world’s oldest social housing complex still in use in Augsburg

It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed. The Fuggerei was first built between 1514 an...
Christopher Columbus – The final resting place in Seville
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Christopher Columbus – The final resting place in Seville

Italian explorer was born before 31 October 1451 in the territory of the Republic of Genoa. Columbus completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that opened the New World for conquest and permanent European colonization of the Americas. His expeditio...
Kalaja e Krujës – The historic citadel in Krujë
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Kalaja e Krujës – The historic citadel in Krujë

The castle is the center of Skanderbeg's rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Inside the castle is the Teqe of Dollme of the Bektashi, the National Skanderbeg Museum, the remains of the Fatih Sultan Mehmed mosque and its minaret, an ethnographic museum a...
Mondstein Speyer – Original Lunar Rock is being exhibited at the Technik Museum in Speyer
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Mondstein Speyer – Original Lunar Rock is being exhibited at the Technik Museum in Speyer

The moon rock was chipped off from a basalt boulder in the Hadley-Apennine landing site on 01 August 1971 by the Apollo 15 astronauts, David R. Scott and James B. Irwin. A large panorama shows this location on the moon. The Technik Museum Speyer is the o...
Futuro – The round prefabricated house in Espoo
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Futuro – The round prefabricated house in Espoo

The house designed by Matti Suuronen, of which fewer than 100 were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Futuro is composed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic, polyester-polyurethane, and poly, measuring 4 meters high and 8 meters in di...
Iglesia de San Andrés Xecul – The brightly-painted Catholic church in San Andrés Xecul
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Iglesia de San Andrés Xecul – The brightly-painted Catholic church in San Andrés Xecul

The founding date of the church seems to be unknown, but a cross on the façade bears the dates 1900-01. Despite its Catholic overlay, the village is an important center for traditional Mayan religion. The Church of San Andres Xecul has an unusual dome pa...
Masjid Putra Mosque – The pink place of worship in Putrajaya
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Masjid Putra Mosque – The pink place of worship in Putrajaya

Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, auditorium, library, din...

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