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...
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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)...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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Mary's Ephesian residence rests on the following evidence:
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.
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.