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 winning artist Boris Bally created the sculpture in 2001. The concrete was chipped away to […]

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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 northernmost mainland lighthouse on Earth. It sits along the Barents Sea approximately 3 […]

The Monastery of Hozoviotissa – The spiritual jewel of Orthodox Christianity in Amorgos

The Monastery is the second oldest in Greece built in 1017 and renovated 1088, built by Alexius Comnenus I. It is literally hanging on the cliff side 300 m above the sea. The monastery was created as an ode to the Grace of Panagia, known as the Virgin Mary, which is the patron saint of the island. […]

Larung Gar Town – The place of religion and peace in Larung Gar

A town in Sêrtar County of Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The population of over 10,000 comprises primarily monks and nuns making it possibly the largest religious institute in the world, and is based around the Serthar Institute founded by Jigme Phuntsok. In 2016, reports emerged from Tibet that there was mass demolition drive by the People’s Republic […]