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Monte Palace – The former famous viewpoint in São Miguel Island
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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 basement nightclub. The hotel was built overlooking the beautiful Sete Cidades which is the home of the Lago...
Brest Fortress –  The “Hero Fortress” in Brest
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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 invaded the Soviet Union with the launch of Operation Barbarossa on June 22, ...
Hallgrímskirkja – The church of Hallgrímur in Reykjavík
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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 in 1937. He is said to have designed it to resemble the trap rocks, mou...
Taung Kalat – A Buddhist monastery and temple complex in Mount Popa
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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 was formed by geologic activity around Mount Popa. The 777 steps leading up to the monastery were onc...
Lake Resia Bell Tower – The solitary church steeple in Curon
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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, including Curon (Graun) and part of Resia (Reschen). The creation of...
British Ladies’ Football Club – The first official women’s match in Hornsey
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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, and its first captain was Nettie Honeyball. The club's first public match took place at Cr...
HEAT – The restaurant scene in Beverly Hills
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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 seasoned professional robber and Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna, an LAPD robbery-homicide detect...
Peleș Castle – The Neo-Renaissance palace  in Sinaia
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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 1873. German architect Johannes Schultz won the project by presenting a more original plan, s...
Keisarinnankivi – The Stone of The Empress in Helsinki
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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 was then part of the Russian Empire. The memorial is designed as an obelisk and was erected ...
Passio Musicae – The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki
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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 competition, organized by the Sibelius Society, following the composer's death in 1957. ...
Gun Totem – The unusual obelisk in Providence
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Gun Totem – The unusual obelisk in Providence

Built from reclaimed guns from the Guns For Goods gun buy back program, the Gun Totem is a 3,65 meter obelisk made of concrete and 1,000 guns. Perhaps not coincidentally, the totem is located across the courthouse in Providence, Rhode Island. Award winni...
Slettnes Lighthouse – The North Cape Light in Gamvik
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Slettnes Lighthouse – The North Cape Light in Gamvik

This lighthouse was built in 1905. The round cast iron tower is 39 meter tall and it is painted red with two white horizontal bands. The light on top emits one long white flash. The lighthouse was automated in 2005. Slettnes Lighthouse is the northernmos...

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