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The Bell Foundry Cornille Havard in Villedieu-les-Poeles

The foundry has been making bells in the traditional way for a very long time and it is very interesting to see how it is done. It is a fascinating time-warp. Old traditions still working well to create bells for churches. credit: GK Sens-Yonne

El Bayadh Province in Algeria

El Bayadh is a province in Algeria, named after its capital El Bayadh. This town was known as Géryville during the French colonization of Algeria. Province is divided into 8 districts, which are further divided into 22 communes. Districts: Boualem, Bougtob, Boussemghoun, Brézina, Chellala, El Abiodh Sidi Cheikh, El Bayadh, Rogassa. Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean...

Masada Desert Fortress in Israel

Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 km east of Arad. The rhomboid-shaped mountain towers 434 metres above the level of the Dead Sea. It was built as a palace complex, in the classic style of the early Roman Empire, by Herod...