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Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). A beauty temple of Barcelona, which is the main creation of Antoni Gaudi. The towers of the Sagrada Familia are well visible from afar: they tower above the many houses [...]

The Monument of Ivan the Terrible

Ivan IV Vasilyevich commonly known as Ivan the Terrible or Ivan the Fearsome, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and ‘Tsar of All the Russias’ from 1547 until his death in 1584.

Monument to Ivan the Terrible – the first in the history of Russia monument to Tsar Ivan the Terrible, opened [...]

Church of All Saints, Yekaterinburg

The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and several members of his family and household were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. [...]

Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Petersburg

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. Other names include the Church on Spilled Blood, the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood , and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was [...]

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral is the short name for the Evangelical (i.e. Protestant) Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin, Germany. It is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. The current building was finished in 1905 and is a main work of Historicist architecture of the “Kaiserzeit”.

Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral – is the [...]

Palmyra is an ancient Semitic city

Palmyra is an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period and the city was first documented in the early second millennium BC. Palmyra changed hands on a number of occasions between different empires, before becoming a subject of the Roman Empire in the first century [...]

The 18th-century architecture ensemble

The 18th-century architecture ensemble was built following the order of Catherine II in Neo-Gothic style, after projects of the Bazhenov and Kazakov, and it is the only 18th-century architectural ensemble of such dimensions in Russia.

State historical-architectural, artistic and landscaping museum-reserve “Tsarina” is located in the south of Moscow, and includes the palace complex, a greenhouse, [...]

Yelagin Palace

Yelagin Palace completed in 1822 is a palace in Saint Petersburg which is situated on Yelagin Island in the Neva River and served as a royal summer palace during the reign of Tsar Alexander I. Constructed on the site of an earlier mansion built during the rule of Catherine the Great, the villa was designed [...]

Saint Michael’s Castle

St. Michael’s Castle, also called the Mikhailovsky Castle or the Engineers’ Castle, is a former royal residence in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia. St. Michael’s Castle was built as a residence for Emperor Paul I by architects Vincenzo Brenna and Vasili Bazhenov in 1797-1801.

In the early 1990s, St. Michael’s Castle became a branch [...]

Candi Rara Jonggrang

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between [...]

Borobudur

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues/

Borobudur Buddhist complex may be the real wonder of the world. It corresponds to this rank on all criteria: [...]

megaliths of Mountainous Shoria

Egyptian pyramids, Machu Picchu, Easter Island statues…… what you know about the ancient megaliths of Mountainous Shoria?

Mountain Shoria, is a territory in southern Siberia, Russia, east of the Altay Mountains. It is the southern part of Kemerovo Oblast.
The territory is mountainous: spurs of Abakan Range, Salair Ridge and Kuznetsk Alatau, and is rich in [...]

Severomuyskiy ridge

Severomuyskiy Ridge was one of the most difficult areas of BAM. Prior to the opening of the tunnel trains Severomuisk followed by bypass railway line, laid across the ridge. The first option to bypass length of 24.6 km was built in 1982 – 1983; during its construction to a maximum slope of 40 thousandth (ie, [...]

Severomuysky Tunnel

Severomuysky Tunnel is a railroad tunnel on the Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM), in northwestern Buryatia, Russia. It is named after the Severomuysky Range it cuts through. The tunnel is 15,343 metres (50,338 ft) long, the longest in Russia (excluding metro lines).

The tunnel cuts under the Severomuysky Range, a mountain ridge separating the Upper Angara basin [...]

Arena di Verona

The Verona Arena is a Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy, which is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind.

The building itself was built in AD 30 on a site which was then beyond the city walls. The ludi [...]

Piazza dei Miracoli

The Piazza dei Miracoli, formally known as Piazza del Duomo , is a wide walled area located in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, recognized as an important center of European medieval art and one of the finest architectural complexes in the world.

Piazza dei Miracoli – one of the most remarkable areas in Italy. We see the [...]

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) is the central square of Kiev.

Since the start of Ukraine’s independence movement in 1990, the square has been the traditional place for political rallies, including for large-scale radical protest campaigns: the 1989 student “Revolution on Granite”, the 2001 “Ukraine without Kuchma”, the 2004 Orange Revolution, and the ongoing Euromaidan. Besides, the Maidan is a traditional point for several non-political events [...]

Prirazlomnaya (oil platform)

Remote and buffeted by icy waves, the Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Arctic is the focus of a bitter dispute between Greenpeace and the Russian government – now an international court case.
Offshore ice-resistant fixed platform ( MISP ) ” Prirazlomnaya ” – ice-resistant oil platform , designed to develop the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora [...]

Riga Castle

Riga Castle (Latvian: Rīgas pils) is a castle on the banks of River Daugava in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The castle was founded in 1330. This structure was thoroughly rebuilt between 1497 and 1515. Upon the castle’s seizure by the Swedes, they constructed spacious annexes in 1641. The fortress was continually augmented and reconstructed [...]

Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states

Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 696,618 inhabitants (January 2013), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia’s population. The city is an important seaport and a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltic Sea region. The city [...]