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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, ESTONIA

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, ESTONIA

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn’s largest and grandest cupola cathedral.

The large, richly decorated Orthodox church, in mixed historicist style, was built on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Russian tsarist empire. The architect of the church was Mikhail Preobrazhenski from St. Petersburg. The church is dedicated to the Prince of Novgorod, Alexander Yaro...
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Borobudur

Borobudur

This is a high resolution overlay of the Indonesian Borobudur. The Borobudur is a large square-based stupa 40km to the north west of Yogyakarta, in a volcanic region on the Indonesian island of Java. I hope you enjoy
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Chiang Man Temple, Chiang Mai

Chiang Man Temple, Chiang Mai

The Wat Chiang Man was built in 1297. It was the first temple to be built in Chiang Mai and contains several very old artifacts.
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Saint jean Cathedral, Lyon, France

Saint jean Cathedral, Lyon, France

Saint-Jean Cathedral, Lyon, France.
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basilique Saint Denis

basilique Saint Denis

Nécroplole of the French kings. Almost all the kings of France are buried there.
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American cathedral in Paris

American cathedral in Paris

The american cathedral in Paris. http://www.americancathedral.org
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scarlo

scarlo

S.Carlo da Sezze is a magnificent church in rome's suburbs
No rating yet11/17/2005243Google Earth Logo
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timoteo

timoteo

Church in Rome
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saint Anne chapel, France

saint Anne chapel, France

This little building that looks like a farmer house is in reality an old chapel consecrated to saint Anne. When you say "Anne" in the region of Bretagne, all the people would directly think about Anne of Bretagne, who was the duchess of Bretagne from 1488 to 1514.
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Badshahi Mosque-Karachi,Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque-Karachi,Pakistan

The beautiful Moghul-style Badshahi Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world – almost as magnificent as the Taj Mahal in India.
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Kocatepe mosque, Ankara, TR

Kocatepe mosque, Ankara, TR

This is a recently constructed mosque of great size in classical Ottoman design with four minarets. Built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe quarter, its size and prominent situation have made it a landmark.
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Fatih mosque, istanbul

Fatih mosque, istanbul

This was the first Turkish mosque built after the conquest. The main building was completed in seven years (1463-1470).
The architect Atic Sinan built the largest kulliye in Ottoman Art History. The kulliye consisted of medreses, Kervansaray, hamam, a hospital, baths, a kitchen for the poor, a library, and a Koranic school. The Kulliye has been preserved in its original form. The origin...
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Beyazit Mosque, Istanbul

Beyazit Mosque, Istanbul

One of the oldest mosques in the city and the oldest surviving imperial mosque, Beyazit Camii was built between 1501 and 1506 using materials taken from Theodosius's Forum of Tauri, on which it was built.
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suleymaniye mosque, istanbul

suleymaniye mosque, istanbul

Sultan Suleyman the Magnificant commissioned the Suleymaniye Mosque, which was designed by Architect Sinan and built between the dates 1550-1557. This mosque is the central piece of a kulliya, which crowns one of the seven hills of the world's most beautiful city, Istanbul. This complex of buildings comprises a madrasa, a medical madrasa and hospital (dar'us sifa), a dining hall (dar'us ziyafe)...
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San Isidoros collegiate church

San Isidoros collegiate church

It is one of the masterpieces of the Romanesque Spanish art. In the century X already Baptizer existed as church of San Juan, reconstructed by Fernando I and dona Sancha in 1063. Later, Alfonso VI and his(her,your) daughter dona Urraca extended it up to his(her,your) current condition(state). The apses of the XIth century remain, the walls of the cruise and the part it(he,she) goes down the int...
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Basilica of Koekelberg

Basilica of Koekelberg

When standing on one of the hills surrounding the center of Brussels, one can always see the dome of the Basilica in Western direction.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (situated in the Suburb of Koekelberg) is labeled "the national Basilica of Belgium". It was built to remember the 75th anniversary of the Belgian independence.

In 1905 king Leopold II lai...
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Sant Ambrogio Church-Milan, Italy

Sant Ambrogio Church-Milan, Italy

Late 11th-early 12th century Church in Milan. Beautiful building.
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Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany

Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany

365 years ago the inhabitants of the bavarian village Oberammergau promised to play the passion of Christ every 10 years, if they remained exempted from the plague which raged at that time in Europe. The last Passion Play took place in the year 2000.
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Masjid an-Nabawi

Masjid an-Nabawi

Masjid an-Nabawi in al-Medinah (Medina), Saudi Arabia
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Shwe Dagon Pagoda - Yangon, Myanmar

Shwe Dagon Pagoda - Yangon, Myanmar

Shwe Dagon Pagoda - Yangon, Myanmar
The holy golden monument, Shwe Dagon Pagoda is the most sacred site in Myanmar; stand on the hill to north part of central Yangon. According to legends, originally stupa was built for the house of eight hairs of Buddha 2500 years before. Later it has been rebuilt many times bigger and more splendid reflected religious people. Now we can see the huge st...
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The House of Virgin Mary

The House of Virgin Mary

The House of Virgin Mary Selcuk IZMIR TURKEY on July 3rd 2005. Projection is not perfect but best I could do for now. Greetings to friends who made this flight possible. They are MY,YY,SB and Pilot C. Thanks for looking.

For More info
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15464b.htm

Mary's Ephesian residence rests on the following evidence:

(1) A p...
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Aghion Oros, Mount Athos, Greece

Aghion Oros, Mount Athos, Greece

The city of mount Athos is situated in the entire third, eastern and most beautiful peninsula of Halkidiki, called the peninsula of Athos. It is the only place in Greece, that is completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God.
For this reason, it is called the Holy Mount. The Holy Mount is about 50 km in length, 8 to 12 km in width and it covers an area of about 350 square kilometres.
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Toji Temple, Kyoto

Toji Temple, Kyoto

The Toji temple was founded in 823 A.D. by order of Emperor Saga. The temple's formal name is Kyo-o Gokoku-ji, but it is commonly known as Toji, the name meaning East Temple. The pagoda of Toji stands 57 m high, and is the tallest wooden tower in Japan.
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Etz Ahayim Synagogue, Ortakoy, Istanbul

Etz Ahayim Synagogue, Ortakoy, Istanbul

The Etz Ahayim Synagogue dates from the 17th century
(see also "Synagogues of Galata").
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Basilica of Saint Apollinare, Classe

Basilica of Saint Apollinare, Classe

The Basilica of St. Apollinaire In Classe was begun about 530 A.D. and consecrated in 549 A.D.
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