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Opéra de Monte Carlo – The Palais Garnier of the Principality in Monaco
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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 concert hall as part of the casino. It opened in 1879 and became known as the Salle Garnier, after the...
Mavrodaphne – The birthplace of the famous sweet dessert wine in Petroto
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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 level of maturity, fermentation is stopped by adding distillate prepared from previous vintages. Then the...
KRI Nanggala 402 – The Indonesian submarine sinks with its crew in the Bali Sea
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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 1979, and entered active service in 1981. The submarine conducted operations in ...
Alyosha Monument – The gigantic Russian soldier stands in Murmansk
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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 greatcoat with a submachine gun slung over his shoulder. Alyosha monument was built to honor Sovi...
Lunokhod 1 – The first wheeled craft to land on any celestial body is being exhibited in Moscow
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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 1 to the Moon in 1970. It was the first remote-controlled robot "rover" to freely move across the surface...
Vatican Gallery of Maps – The long gallery of map frescoes in the Vatican City
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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 Italian Roman Catholic prelate and geographer Ignazio Danti. Vatican Gallery of Maps was co...
St Leonard’s Bathing Pool – The epic seaside complex in St Leonards
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St Leonard’s Bathing Pool – The epic seaside complex in St Leonards

An Olympic pool with tiered seating for 2,500 spectators. The pool was build in 1933, in time for the 1934 Empire Games, and the chalets. The pool was built next to the beach of St Leonard's town, on a massive scale 100 by 28 meters. The design resembled...
Black Hawk Statue – The Eternal Indian stands in Oregon
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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 statue, according to the artist, represents the unconquerable spirit of Native Americans, using mot...
Raja Ravi Varma – The birthplace of celebrated Indian painter and artist in Kilimanoor
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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 art with a purely Indian sensibility and iconography. Additionally, he was notable for making affordable l...
Castle Stalker – The medieval tower house in Appin
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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 western Scotland. Castle Stalker is believed originally to have been the site of a smal...
Scrabo Tower – The emblematic stone observer in Newtownards
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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 and was originally known as the Londonderry Monument. Its architectural style is Scottish Baronial Revi...
Pio Clementino Museum – The important collection of ancient sculptures in the Vatican City
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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 Pio-Clementino Museum in 1771 and originally contained Renaissance works and antiques. The museum and c...

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