Month: April 2021

Opéra de Monte Carlo – The Palais Garnier of the Principality in Monaco

With the lack of cultural diversions available in Monaco in the 1870s, Prince Charles III, along with the Société des bains de mer, decided to include a

Mavrodaphne – The birthplace of the famous sweet dessert wine in Petroto

Α dark, almost opaque wine with a dark red color. Mavrodaphne is initially vinified in large vats exposed to the sun. Once the wine reaches a certain

KRI Nanggala 402 – The Indonesian submarine sinks with its crew in the Bali Sea

It was one of two Cakra-class Type 209/1300 diesel-electric attack submarines of the Indonesian Navy. Nanggala was made by the Howaldtswerke shipyard in Kiel, West Germany in

Alyosha Monument – The gigantic Russian soldier stands in Murmansk

The 35.5 meters monument is the second tallest statue in Russia after The Motherland Calls in Volgograd, and represents the figure of an unknown soldier in a

Lunokhod 1 – The first wheeled craft to land on any celestial body is being exhibited in Moscow

The first of two robotic lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union as part of its Lunokhod program. The Luna 17 spacecraft carried Lunokhod

Vatican Gallery of Maps – The long gallery of map frescoes in the Vatican City

A gallery located on the west side of the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican containing a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by

St Leonard’s Bathing Pool – The epic seaside complex in St Leonards

Black Hawk Statue – The Eternal Indian stands in Oregon

A 14.6 meter sculpture by Lorado Taft located in Lowden State Park. Dedicated in 1911, the statue is perched over the Rock River overlooking the city. The

Raja Ravi Varma – The birthplace of celebrated Indian painter and artist in Kilimanoor

He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. His works are one of the best examples of the fusion of European academic

Castle Stalker – The medieval tower house in Appin

The name “Stalker” comes from the Gaelic Stalcaire, meaning “hunter” or “falconer”. The island castle is one of the best preserved medieval tower houses to survive in

Scrabo Tower – The emblematic stone observer in Newtownards

A 41 meter high 19th-century lookout tower or folly that stands on Scrabo Hill. It was built as a memorial to Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry

Pio Clementino Museum – The important collection of ancient sculptures in the Vatican City

The museum is named after two popes. Clement XIV, who founded the museum, and Pius VI, the Pope who completed the museum. Pope Clement XIV founded the

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