Uno scorcio del tempio megalitico di Menaidra risalente al III millennio a.C. Nonostante la recente realizzazione di una copertura protettiva conserva ancora un fascino particolare. Posto lungo la costa sudoccidentale dell'isola ed a poche centinaia di metri da quello di Hagar Qim rappresenta una tappa imprescindibile di un viaggio a Malta. Il mio consiglio è di visitarli nel pomeriggio per poi proseguire verso le scogliere di Dingli per ammirare il tramonto.
Un particolare degli sfarzosi interni della concattedrale di San Giovanni Battista nel centro de La Valletta. Personalmente non amo particolarmente lo stile barocco ma questa è una tappa obbligata per chi desidera ammirare i due quadri del Caravaggio custoditi sull'isola.
Basílica do Bom Jesus is a World Heritage Monument located in old or velha Goa. It is in partial ruins but still holds a very special place amongst the Catholics and tourists worldwide. Since it isn't plastered on the outside, it retains an old look. It's also one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture. The church is dedicated to Bom Jesus or good Jesus or Infant Jesus. A silver casket preserves the sacred relics of the body of Saint Francis Xavier.
What catches attention is the very different structure of this almost 405 years old church. Its simplicity is attractive to the lovers of history and architecture. Unlike most churches around the area, its red colour sets it apart from the others.
Horned Serpent Natural Cistern (Sediba sa Kgalapotsane) in Tsodilo Hills. Gatwe if you can see The Owner of this cave you'll never talk again. One time we tried to fetch water from here and a swarm of bees stopped us. Our guide later said, it was The Owners plans, because they might not be happy with something. #tsodilohills#sediba#MountainsOfTheGods#unescoworldheritagesite#Botswana
Angkor Wat, which means the City of Temples, is the largest religious monument in the world. Originally constructed as a spiritual home for the Hindu god Vishnu, it was gradually transformed into a Buddist temple towards the end of the 12th century. It has become the symbol of Cambodia. An image of this temple is the main design of the country's national flag. It is also the prime tourist attraction of the entire country.
It is no surprise that this is one of the Seven wonders of the Ancient world. One can spend days and days exploring this vast area. We did this as a day trip from Amman since the kids were so young. We have to go back someday and see more but for now we can share the amazing parts that we did manage to visit. . #amazingfact - It is not known exactly when it was built but definitely was used as a capital city in the 1st Century BC but was in a large earthquake around the 4th Century AD!! Which means this is just a rebuild of something else that may have been just as magnificent. 😵
Water and Marble and that silentness
Which is not broken by a wheel or hoof
A city like a water-lily, less seen than reflected
Palace wall and roof
In the unfruitful waters motionless
Without one living grass's green reproof
A city without joy or weariness
Itself beholding, from itself aloof
Rome is a playground for history buffs. Most notably consisting of the famed Colosseum, the Roman Forum (comprising numerous ancient government buildings), and countless holy spaces, the Eternal City has certainly made a name for itself in the historic and religious spheres. With Holy Week and Easter quickly approaching, many choose to spend their holiday in Vatican City, earning Rome a spot on our list of the 10 best places to travel in April. For 9 other destinations to spend your vacation days this April, head to the link in the bio. Photo by @benandkens. #traveldeeper
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At the inner grounds with the back of Angkor Wat's west entrance as my backdrop.
Monterosso is the biggest and the oldest of the five Cinque Terre’s villages. Divided into old and new village, hosts the larget beach of the area and, because of this and for its so well organized entertainment activities, it is the most visited town.
Ayutthaya was the second capital (after Sukhothai) of the Siamese kingdom (former Thailand) from 1350 to 1767, but sadly got destroyed by the Burmese. During 4 centuries it was one of the greatest cities in Asia. It counted 1 million inhabitants while London “only” had half of it 😳
Chittorgarh is the place where Meera Bai was born who was a Rajput princess and is also being well known as a poetess and saint. The princess had given up her lavish lifestyle and dedicated her life in the worship of Lord Krishna.
The temple reflects the Indo-Aryan style of architecture which was very famous in those times and is still a part of our cultural heritage
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island and mainland commune in Normandy, France.
The island is located about one kilometer (0.6 miles) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 7 hectares (17 acres) in area. The mainland part of the commune is 393 hectares (971 acres) in area so that the total surface of the commune is 400 hectares (988 acres). As of 2015, the island has a population of 50.
The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers.
The commune's position—on an island just a few hundred metres from land—made it accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey, but defensible as an incoming tide stranded, drove off, or drowned would-be assailants. The Mont remained unconquered during the Hundred Years' War; a small garrison fended off a full attack by the English in 1433. The reverse benefits of its natural defence were not lost on Louis XI, who turned the Mont into a prison. Thereafter the abbey began to be used regularly as a jail during the Ancien Régime.
One of France's most recognisable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, the Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Over 60 buildings within the commune are protected in France as monuments historiques.
🗺️| Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia
📸| Foto di @kitkat_ch.
⛰️| Le Dolomiti sono un insieme di gruppi montuosi delle Alpi Orientali, che ricoprono i territori del Trentino, dell'Alto Adige e del Bellunese, nell'alto Veneto, e il Friuli Occidentale. Sono caratterizzate da una particolare conformazione che le fa più chiare, più colorate e monumentali di qualsiasi altro rilievo, e al tramonto sono accese da un particolare fenomeno: l'Enrosadira. Uno spettacolo della natura, che le rende le più belle montagne del mondo, nel giugno 2009, patrimonio naturale dell'Umanità dall'UNESCO.