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HDR Zu Lai Temple in Sao Paulo, Brasil by iPhone

Zu Lai is an amazing chinese budhist temple. It is located about 45 minutes from Sao Paulo. The Zu Lai temple is a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. It provides a place for visitors to enjoy nature and get in touch with their spirituality. There a perfect little Buddha sculptures if you walk down the steps from the temple showing the Buddha doing different daily activities and growing older. credit:...

University of Coimbra – One of the Oldest in the World

Coimbra is one of Portugal’s oldest cities and is home to one of the world’s first universities. It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. The city and the surrounding region offer exceptional...

The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

The Bridge of Peace is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Kura River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The bridge which stretches 150 metres was ordered by the City Hall of Tbilisi to create a contemporary design feature connecting Old Tbilisi with the new district. It was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and was officially opened on May 6, 2010. The wavy steel and glass canopy...

Sacred Ellora Caves, India

Ellora is a site of outstanding cave temples, datable between c. ad 575 and the end of the 9th century, 20 km north of Aurangabad in the Sahyadri Hills, Maharashtra, India. The cave temples and monasteries are excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment. The 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, Hindu and Jai temples. The Caves not only bear witness...

Twin Towers 911 Memorial in NYC

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The names of the nearly 3,000 people who perished in the attack are displayed on bronze parapets surrounding the reflecting...

Alesund – The Most Beautiful City in Norway

The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style. The architecture makes this city different from any other Norwegian city. The colorful houses on the coast, surrounded with fjords, offers the typical landscape, you would expect to see in Scandinavia. It is built on a row of islands extending towards the Atlantic. The compact old city centre is thus surrounded by water and Ålesund...

Chattanooga National Cemetery

More than 12,000 Union soldiers are interred at the beautiful National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, located near Orchard Knob. The park-like setting includes 121 acres of land, making it the largest cemetery in the state. With more than 37,000 interments presently, the cemetery is near capacity and will be closed to new interments in 2015. Only veterans, their wives and families may be buried...

Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn, Austria

The Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn is outstanding as one of the most impressive and well preserved Baroque ensembles of its kind in Europe. Schönbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi. The palace was build to rival French Versailles in Baroque beauty and importance. Emperor Franz Joseph, who was...

Urban Jewel – Manarola in Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola is tiny village on the Cinque Terre coast of Italy. It is built on a high rock 70 metres above sea level, and is one of the most charming and romantic of the Cinque Terre villages. Typical tower houses of the Genoese style are the main sight of this town. On the west end, you’ll find a wild little harbor and the east side has a small church square where the townsmen meet for various...

Children and Teenagers Bedrooms Ideas by Mazzali

The Mazzali furniture program for children and teenagers bedrooms is solutions and ideas from childhood until the age of majority. Designing a child’s bedroom can be very complex task becouse the fast pace in which kids are growing up these days. There are a lot of types of rooms and room designs to apply to your dream home. credit: Mazzali

Egeskov Renaissance Water Castle in Denmark

Castle is one of Europe’s finest Renaissance buildings, featuring a real moat, spires, a knight’s hall and ghastly creatures in its masonry. It was built in 1554 and it is located in the south of the Funen island, just about two hours Drive from the Copenhagen. The quaint island of Funen is also the birthplace of storyteller Hans Christian Anderson. The castle consists of two long buildings connected...

Guangzhou Circle – A Donut Skyscraper in China

The building stands tall above the Pearl River in the industrial city of Guangzhou, and the reflection of the skyscraper on the water creates a figure 8, a number and symbol highly auspicious in China. It will be used for commerce with the functions of office, research and development and logistics. At 453 feet high, the impressive 33-storey doughnut features an inner hole 164 feet in diameter. Around...

Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia

It’s not a bridge to the sky, but it’s not far from the idea. The Langkawi Sky Bridge is one of the most popular attractions in Langkawi. Sky Bridge is a 125 meters curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge, located at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang mountain, on Pulau Langkawi, an island in the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah, Malaysia. The bridge is suspended from a 82 meter high single pylon and...

Si Satchanalai Historical Park in Thailand

The Si Satchanalai kilns are one of two ancient kilns inSukhothai province, northern Thailand. One is called the Sukhothai kilns situated at Mueang Kao sub-district, Mueang district there is also the capital of the kingdomof Sukhothai and the kilns dated around 15th to 16th centuries. Another one is called the Si Satchanalai kilns in Si Satchanalaidistrict and dated around 14th to 16th centuries. Si...

Chateau Frontenac – National Historic Site of Canada

Chateau Frontenac is an imposing building with five brick and stone wings and a central tower erected in seven stages between 1892 and 1993. It is located on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, within the Québec historic district. The original building burnt to the ground in 1834, and was not rebuilt for 60 years until the original portion of Chateau Frontenac was constructed. Nowadays, the...