Month: August 2020

St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church – The unique baroque-style church in Macau

The seminary was established in 1728 and, following the end of the Jesuits’ mission, was taken over by the Lazarites. The church was erected in 1758. In

The grotto at Massabielle – The vision of Virgin Mary appears Bernadette Soubirous to in Lourdes

In 1858 from February 11 to July 16, a 14-year-old peasant girl, called Bernadette Soubirous, saw a vision. The vision was of Mary standing next to a

Jesse Owens – The historic victories in Berlin

American track and field athlete specialized in the sprints and the long jump. Owens was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete

Trinity – The first detonation of a nuclear device in the Jornada del Muerto desert

Panini – The “womb” of the beloved stickers in Modena

Benito and Giuseppe Panini were operating a newspaper distribution office in 1960, when they found a collection of figurines that a Milan company was unable to sell.

Dolores O’Riordan – A rock star is born in Limerick

Τhe famous musician, songwriter and lead singer, the youngest of nine children, two of whom died in infancy. Dolores O’Riordan grew up in the neighboring Archdiocese of

La Sortie de l’Usine Lumière – The Lumière brothers’ first film in Lyon

A cinematograph was developed in the 1890s by Auguste and Louis Lumière. The device was invented and patented as the “Cinématographe Léon Bouly” by French inventor Léon

Verona Arena – One of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind in Verona

Roman amphitheater is one of the largest in Italy and the most famous monument in Verona. In ancient times, the arena’s capacity was nearly 30,000 people. This

Cathedral of Learning – The tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere in Pittsburgh

A building that serves as the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh’s. The Cathedral of Learning was commissioned in 1921 and ground was broken in 1926 under

Whitehaven Mansions – The fictional residence of Hercule Poirot in London

Built in 1936 by Guy Morgan and Partners. The walls were built with beige bricks, specially made by Williamson Cliff Ltd, and placed over a steel frame.

Henrik Ibsen – The last residence of the playwright in Oslo

Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as “the father of realism” and one of

Elbphilharmonie – One of the largest concert halls in the world in Hamburg

The new glassy construction resembles a, water wave, resting on top of an old brick warehouse (Kaispeicher A, built) near the historical Speicherstadt. The project is the

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