Archive for February, 2015

Abandoned Soviet Naval Base Kraternyy

Abandoned Soviet Naval Base Kraternyy
The abandoned military bases of the Kuril Islands give an amazing insight into recent past. The bay was used by the Soviet Navy as a secret submarine base between 1978 and 1994. It was a home away from home for 3000 Soviet naval personnel and their families until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Now, amid the rusted skeletons of trucks and abandoned three-storey barracks, credit: Austronesian Expeditions  Read More →

The Romanian Atheneum, Romania

The Romanian Atheneum, Romania
The Romanian Atheneum is Bucharest’s most prestigious concert hall and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It was built in the heart of Bucharest 127 years ago (1886-1888). It has become the architectural and spiritual landmark of a Capital city. Circular building is the city\’s main concert hall and home of the George Enescu Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival. The overall style is neoclassical,... 

Typical Granary Espigueiros, Portugal

Typical Granary Espigueiros, Portugal
The raised stone stores are a typical granary from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, built in stone, raised from the ground by pillars ending in flat staddle stones to avoid the access of rodents. They are typical of northern regions of Portugal. credit: rucativava  Read More →

The Mausoleum of Sultan Qalawun – One of the Most Beautiful Mausoleum of the World

The Mausoleum of Sultan Qalawun – One of the Most Beautiful Mausoleum of the World
The Qalawun complex in Cairo, Egypt includes a madrasa, a hospital and a mausoleum. It was built by the Sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad Ibn Qalawun in the 1280s. The complex is the earliest example of a new Syrian style of those times, and displays typical Mameluke architecture. The Mausoleum is one of the most spectacular in Cairo, huge, breathtaking and ornate, notice the 4 massive granite pillars, which were originally part of a pharaonic structure. The... 

Flower Festival Parade 2015, Thailand

Flower Festival Parade 2015, Thailand
Every year on the first weekend of February, the Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place featuring a parade, flower exhibition and the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival competition. On the days that the flower festival takes place, the downtown streets are colored by the flowers that decorate every corner. It is celebrated for three days. The festival is centered at Suan Buak Haad. Chiang Mai is often known as the Rose of the North. credit:... 

Nepal – Best Photos Ever Taken

Nepal – Best Photos Ever Taken
Nepal contains some of the most exciting and unique tours on the planet. It has a lot to offer to travelers, hikers, and nature seekers. The marvelous scenic beauty of Himalayas in the northern part of Nepal is not only remarkable but offers a lifetime experience. Possessing 8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a hotspot destination for rock climbers. Chorten at the entrance of Tsarang Tsarang Gompa The Tsarang Khola Gorge Lo Manthang Daily... 

Litomysl Castle – Czech Heritage

Litomysl Castle – Czech Heritage
Litomy┼íl was established around the trade route that connected Bohemia and Moravia at the end of the 10th and beginning of the 11th centuries. The dominant feature of Litomysl is the monumental Renaissance castle dating from the years 1568 – 1581. The buildings of the castle precincts are not only exceptional for their architectural refinement, but have also inscribed themselves in history as the birthplace of the Czech national composer, Bedrich... 
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