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

Is the second oldest monastery in Greece, built in 1017 and renovated 1088, built by Alexius Comnenus I. It is literally hanging on the cliff side 300 meters above the sea. The monastery was created as an ode to the Grace of Panagia, known as the Virgin M...
Larung Gar Town – The place of religion and peace in Larung Gar
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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 Ph...
Monty Python – Searching for the Holy Grail in Doune
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Monty Python – Searching for the Holy Grail in Doune

A 1975 British comedy film, is a story that parodies the legend of King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail. Written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, and ...
Gare Royale d’Ardenne – The former train station in Houyet
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Gare Royale d’Ardenne – The former train station in Houyet

Léopold II had a tower as well as the castle of Ardenne. In 1898, this huge property became a luxury hotel with several hundred rooms. Leopold II's intention was to promote tourism in the Houyet region, which until then had been little known. This Royal S...
Helsinki Cathedral – The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Helsinki
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Helsinki Cathedral – The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Helsinki

The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Nicholas I of Russia. It was also known as St. Nicholas Church until the independence of Finland in 1917. The cathedral was built on the site of the smaller Ulrika E...
Prometheus – The statue of the Greek Titan in Vidraru Dam
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Prometheus – The statue of the Greek Titan in Vidraru Dam

The statue is the creation of sculptor Constantin Popovici, represents Prometheus with lightning in his hands, a symbol of the electrical power produced at the underground plant built together with the dam in 1965. Symbolically, Prometheus gives electrici...
Apartheid Museum – The rise and fall of apartheid in Johannesburg
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Apartheid Museum – The rise and fall of apartheid in Johannesburg

The part of the Gold Reef City complex, was opened in November 2001. The museum illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The Pillars of the Constitution is the first exhibit. Located in the courtyard, it includes one pillar fo...
Zeppelinfeld – Swastika emblem is demolished in Nurnberg
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Zeppelinfeld – Swastika emblem is demolished in Nurnberg

On April 22, 1945, a victorious U.S. Army destroyed a giant marble swastika that overlooked the Zeppelintribüne, Adolf Hitler’s most powerful pulpit, at the heart of the Nazi party rally grounds. In 1934, Nazi architect Albert Speer constructed Zeppelinf...
The Birth of Venus – The Venus Anadyomene is being exhibited in Florence
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The Birth of Venus – The Venus Anadyomene is being exhibited in Florence

A painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, probably made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown. One of the most famous paintings in the world, an...
Oslo Opera House – The home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo
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Oslo Opera House – The home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo

The structure contains 1,100 rooms in a total area of 49,000 m2. The main stage is 16 meter wide and 40 meter deep. The angled exterior surfaces of the building are covered with marble from Carrara, Italy and white granite and make it appear to rise from ...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The site of the final scene in Burgos
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The site of the final scene in Burgos

A 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood as "the Good", Lee Van Cleef as "the Bad", and Eli Wallach as "the Ugly". Its screenplay was written by Age & Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone ...
Winterbrook House – The last residence of Agatha Christie in Winterbrook
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Winterbrook House – The last residence of Agatha Christie in Winterbrook

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, was an English writer known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote...

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