Month: June 2020

Monte Palace – The former famous viewpoint in São Miguel Island

The complex was a 5-star hotel that opened in 1989. There were around 90 bedrooms as well as two restaurants, a bar, conference rooms and its own

Brest Fortress – The “Hero Fortress” in Brest

A 19th-century fortress in present-day Belarus to commemorate the defense of the frontier stronghold during the first week of the German-Soviet War of 1941-1945 when Axis forces

Hallgrímskirkja – The church of Hallgrímur in Reykjavík

The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson, author of the Passion Hymns. State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson’s design of the church was commissioned

Taung Kalat – A Buddhist monastery and temple complex in Mount Popa

The complex is built on a tall volcanic plug, and is one of several prominent spiritual sites  in the vicinity of nearby Mount Popa. This rock formation

Lake Resia Bell Tower – The solitary church steeple in Curon

In July 1939, the Montecatini company introduced a new plan for a 22 meter deep lake, which would unify two natural lakes (Reschensee and Mittersee) and submerge several villages,

British Ladies’ Football Club – The first official women’s match in Hornsey

The British club was an all-woman football team formed in Great Britain in 1885. The team had as its patron Lady Florence Dixie, an aristocrat from Dumfries,

HEAT – The restaurant scene in Beverly Hills

A 1995 American crime film written, produced, and directed by Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Val Kilmer. De Niro plays Neil McCauley, a

Peleș Castle – The Neo-Renaissance palace in Sinaia

The King Carol I of Romania commissioned the construction of a royal hunting preserve and summer retreat, and the foundation was laid for Peleș Castle on August

Keisarinnankivi – The Stone of The Empress in Helsinki

The monument was created by Carl Ludwig Engel in 1835 and commemorates the first visit of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna to Helsinki in the summer of 1833. Finland

Passio Musicae – The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki

The monument by Eila Hiltunen is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The sculpture by Finnish artist was unveiled on September, 1967. The sculpture won a

Gun Totem – The unusual obelisk in Providence

Slettnes Lighthouse – The North Cape Light in Gamvik

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