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Bhaktapur – Explore Nepal

Bhaktapur – Explore Nepal
Bhaktapur is located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley. It is known variously as City of Culture, Living Heritage, Nepal’s Cultural Gem. Also, it is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan. Founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla, Bhaktapur was the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until the 15th century and was an independent kingdom from then until the 18th century. In 1744, Prithvi Narayan... 

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Annia Regilla, Athens, Greece. The odeon had thirty-two rows of seating and accommodated some five thousand people. It was built similar to Roman theaters, with a semi-circular orchestra paved with black and white tiles. A cedar roof was built over the theater, improving the acoustics. The roof had... 

Kek Lok Si Temple Chinese New Year Lighting 2017

Kek Lok Si Temple Chinese New Year Lighting 2017
Standing on a hilltop at Air Itam, near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The temple began construction in the early 1890′s and is still going on today. The complex is divided into three zones while the temple grounds comprise the hill entrance, souvenir, food and drinks stalls and the turtle liberation pond. The mid section of the temple houses temples, gardens, the pagoda and the four heavenly kings pavilion; meanwhile the hilltop plays host to an enormous... 

Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City

Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City
The magnificent Hohensalzburg standing high over the city of Salzburg.It is main tourist attraction of a city. The Hohensalzburg Fortress was built in the 11th century by Archbishop Gebhard and is the largest unconquered fortress in Europe. The castle is 150 meters wide and 250 meters long, and the oldest part is over 900 years old. The Hohensalzburg Fortress functioned as a prison, residence, and fortress. It is a must-see attraction and is open all year round. Numerous museums and imposing architecture... 

Ice Forming on the Grand Haven Michigan Pier in Winter

Ice Forming on the Grand Haven Michigan Pier in Winter
Grand Haven is a city located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Grand River, for which it is named. The Grand Haven Lighthouses were built in 1839 on the south pier, to mark the most navigable channel into the river. The current lighthouses, painted red, were built in 1875 and 1905. They are connected by a lighted catwalk, which runs along the pier to the shore. The Grand Haven pier is a popular spot for fishing and catching the sunset. credit: rkramer62  Read More →

Castle of Ampudia in Palencia, Spain

Castle of Ampudia in Palencia, Spain
Ampudia, situated in the area known as Tierra de Campos, 22 kilometres from the city of Palencia, is a beautiful example of typical Castilian architecture and urban layout. The most imposing attraction is castle located on one end of the town, close to the remains of the walls. It is a medieval fifteenth century fortress. Being the property of the Eugenio Fontaneda Foundation, it hosts a large collection of objects pertaining to, among other things, antique weapons and toys. Today Ampudia Castle... 

Royal Holloway – University of London

Royal Holloway – University of London
Royal Holloway College was founded by the Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway in 1886. Founder’s Building is one of the world’s most majestic university buildings, and home to famous Picture Gallery containing Thomas Holloway’s fine collection of Victorian paintings, and beautiful chapel. Campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. All this is set in 135 acres... 

Homestead – 7 Miles Southeast of Downtown Pittsburgh

Homestead – 7 Miles Southeast of Downtown Pittsburgh
Homestead is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, in the Monongahela River valley 7 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. The borough is known for the Homestead Strike of 1892, an important event in the history of labor relations in the United States. Homestead’s place in the industrial revolution and later labor movements are so important that most of our downtown buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Bost Building, built in 1892, was AA union headquarters... 

Bodiam Most Picturesque Castle in East Sussex

Bodiam Most Picturesque Castle in East Sussex
Bodiam castle looks exactly like the popular image of a medieval castle. It is quadrangular in shape and has a tower on each end of the wall. Being surrounded by a moat. The moat thus served as an almost impregnable defence, and although the castle was never attacked, the moat would have negated the effectiveness of siege warfare. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against French invasion... 

Day Trip in Margam Country Park, Wales

Day Trip in Margam Country Park, Wales
Margam Country Park is a country park estate in Wales, of around 850 acres. It is situated in Margam, about 2 miles from Port Talbot in south Wales. The park offers a range of exclusive activities. I mean, where else can you feed a herd of Welsh deer and ‘Go Ape’ in the brand new high wire forest adventure course. Situated within the park are three notable buildings: Margam Abbey, a Cistercians monastery; Margam Castle, a neo-Gothic country house and the 18th-century Orangery. credit:... 
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