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Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya

The kingdom of Ayutthaya was a Thai kingdom that existed from the 1350 to 1767. King Ramathibodi I (Uthong) founded Ayutthaya (อยุธยา) as the capital of his kingdom in 1350 and absorbed Sukhothai, 640 km to the north, in 1376. Over the next four centuries the kingdom expanded to become the nation of Siam, whose borders were roughly those of modern Thailand, e...
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Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai (in Thai เชียงใหม่), also sometimes referred to as "Chiengmai", is the second-largest city in Thailand, and the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It lies some 800km north of Bangkok, among some of the highest mountains in the country. The city stands on the Ping river, a major tributary of the Chao...
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Gaudi Cathedral Sagrada Familia, Spain

Gaudi Cathedral Sagrada Familia, Spain

The famous cathedral of Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain. More info (Wikipedia).
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Place the Buddha first preached, India

Place the Buddha first preached, India

Too bad it's not high-res. More info on the Buddha (from the Wikipedia).
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Monastery Lluc, Mallorca, Spain

Monastery Lluc, Mallorca, Spain

Monastery Lluc, Mallorca. Place of pilgrimage, where monks still live // Kloster Lluc, Mallorca. Wichtigster Wallfahrtsort der Mallorquiner, ist eines von wenigen Klöstern auf der Insel, in dem immer noch Mönche leben.
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Buddhas Birthplace, Lumbini, Nepal

Buddhas Birthplace, Lumbini, Nepal

This is the Birthplace of the historic Buddha, Siddharta Gautama.
Rating of 3.2508/07/20051,016Google Earth Logo
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Place of Buddhas Enlightment (Bodh Gaya)

Place of Buddhas Enlightment (Bodh Gaya)

This is the Village Bodh Gaya in India where Siddharta Gautama, the historic Buddha, was enlighted under the famous Bodhi Tree. Too bad its not in High-Res.
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Cologne Cathedral (Koelner Dom)

Cologne Cathedral (Koelner Dom)

From Wikipedia: Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom) is one of the most well-known architectural monuments in Germany and has been Cologne's most famous landmark for centuries. The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne. From 1880, when its spires were completed, until 1884 it was the World's tallest structure, losing it...
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St. Peters and Pauls Church (SF)

St. Peters and Pauls Church (SF)

St. Peters and Pauls Church (SF)
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Grace Cathedral (SF)

Grace Cathedral (SF)

From Wikipedia: Grace Cathedral is located in San Francisco, California. It is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

It was founded it 1849 during the California Gold Rush. The Cathedral is the daughter of historic Grace Church. The first little chapel was built in the gold rush year of 1849, and the imposing third church, for a time called Grace "Cathedral...
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Church of Our Savior, Oslo

Church of Our Savior, Oslo

Our Saviour's Church, first consecrated in 1697, at which time it was Oslo's third cathedral. Original pulpit, altarpiece and organ front with acanthus carvings. Large ceiling murals from 1936-50. Stained glass windows by Emanuel Vigeland.
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Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen

Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen

Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen
One of Copenhagen's most famous landmark is this baroque church, built 1682-96 and one of prominent example of Baroque architecture. Afraid of heights? Don't walk up the 95 meter high steeple! If not, enjoy the marvellous view while climbing the outside stairs!
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Hotel des Invalides Paris

Hotel des Invalides Paris

famous building in Paris
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Saladin Citadel in Egypt

Saladin Citadel in Egypt

Saladin's Citadel In Egypt, also Mouhamed Ali's Mosque is right beside it.

More info here
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Castel Gandolfo, Italy

Castel Gandolfo, Italy

Castel Gandolfo is a small Italian town in Lazio that occupies a height overlooking Lake Albano about 30 km south-east of Rome, best known as the summer residence of the Pope.

The Pope's residence (residenza papale in Italian) is a 17th-century building designed by Carlo Maderno for Pope Urban VIII. The papal palace, and the adjoining Villa Barbarini that was added to the complex...
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Pantheon, Paris

Pantheon, Paris

The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. It was originally built as a church dedicated to Ste Genevieve, but after many vicissitudes now combines liturgical functions with its role as a famous burial place. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a façade modelled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a small dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's &qu...
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Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

Meiji Jingu located in Tokyo, Japan near Harajuku Station is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. Emperor Meiji passed away in 1912 and Empress Shoken in 1914. After the demise of the Emperor and Empress, this shrine was constructed to venerate them. Their souls were enshrined on November 1, 1920.

The shrine grounds consists of t...
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Luxemburg, Cathedral

Luxemburg, Cathedral

The local Cathedral. Visit it when you are in Luxemburg next time.
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Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

temple in Beijing
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Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco, CA

Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco, CA

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, known familiarly as St. Mary's Cathedral, in San Francisco has become a landmark that annually draws thousands of people to this sacred structure, which combines the rich traditions of the Catholic faith with modern technology.

The cathedral's striking design flows from the geometric principal of the hyperbolic parabaloid, in which t...
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Blue Mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan

Blue Mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan

A mosque in Kabul. Unfortunately, I could find no further information about it.
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Idgah mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan

Idgah mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan

A mosque inside of kabul.

Editor's note: There appear to be ruins to the west, and a football (soccer) field to the east.
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Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

This mosque is at the famous Najaf cemetery where all Shi'a desire to be buried. Scene of a horrific car bombing during US occupation of 2003-? Many Shi'a make a pilgrimage to this mosque.
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Armenian Church, Baghdad, Iraq

Armenian Church, Baghdad, Iraq

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al Khulafa mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

al Khulafa mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Seen as a whole, the building is not one mass. It does not convey the feeling of some singular thing, welded together to give the impression of a gigantic powerful organism. The Khulafa Mosque is a composed assembly of parts.
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