Archive for April, 2010

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    Brief history of Taj Mahal: Story of Shah Jahan and his beloved wife

    Posted in Asia | April 28, 2010
    To get the best of examples of the Mughal architecture, one should head to India and explore its major attraction that lies in Agra. The Taj Mahal in India is a perfect symbol of love and faith. During the reign of Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor, India got one more fascinating attraction for which people throngs from all over the world. Just to take a glimpse of this miraculous wonder and to see what actually Taj Mahal has to offer to them, people visit the country with lots of hope. Well, the brief history of Taj Mahal starts from the history of Shah Jahan. Though, it is not just that the people want to experience the architectural work and praise it, but also they want to know the background or the history of this monument. People always stand  [...]
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    Waitangi Treaty Grounds: A fact that made a nation full of attractions

    Posted in Australia | April 26, 2010
    Waitangi is actually a township that lies in the Bay of Islands that could be found on the North Island of New Zealand. It lies near the Paihia town at a distance of 60 kilometres towards the north of Whangarei. The meaning of this name is weeping waters in Maori. Waitangi boasts amazing attractions that are simply breathtaking. Tourists love to visit this place and explore the history of Maori culture and their still preserved antiquities. The town is best known for being the site where the Treaty of Witangi was signed. The treaty was signed on 6 February 1840. Besides this, the town is also known as the place where the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand was signed, before 5-years on 28 October 1835. Later, this treaty was approved  [...]
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    Biskupin: Excavation of a wooden archaeological site

    Posted in Europe | April 21, 2010
    Biskupin is the most well known archaeological site in Poland and also is among the best sites in Europe. It was reconstructed and serves as a life size model of the Iron Age fortified settlement. The site was perhaps established over 700 BC that is more than 2700 years ago when the Roman Empire was founded. Located in the north central Poland, the site belongs to the group of Biskupin who was of the Lusatian culture. The discovery of this site is quite impressive, as it was founded by the students in the year 1933. The students initially noticed some sticking wooden poles from the lake. They later informed their teacher who then informed professor Kostrzewski from the Poznan. This is how the history of the site began with the excavation work  [...]
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    Leaning Tower of Pisa: History behind the world famed attraction

    Posted in Europe | April 19, 2010
    With very little purpose of building a gigantic tower, this is indeed a mystery of fate that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually leaning slowly. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is also known as just the Tower of Pisa. It is a freestanding bell tower of the Italian city of Pisa’s cathedral. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located at the rear of the Cathedral. The Tower of Pisa is the third oldest structure in the Cathedral Square of Pisa, which is also called as Piazza del Duomo, after the Cathedral and Baptistry. It is not the actual architectural plan of building the tower slightly leaned, but it is something, which could be blamed to the bad quality of architectural work. The foundations of the Tower were poorly laid and this resulted into the  [...]
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    Westminster Abbey: An overwhelming Gothic Style cathedral

    Posted in Europe | April 19, 2010
    Westminster Abbey is a popular destination in London that is originally known as the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. It is a huge Gothic church situated in Westminster, which is in London, England. Located at a short distance towards the west of the Palace of Westminster, this church welcomes millions of visitors every year. Well, the church is the traditional place of coronation and is also a burial site for the English and then that is today is of British and then is of monarchs of the Commonwealth Realms. The church today has gained immense popularity that shares its beauty from the year 1546 to 1556 as a cathedral and is also a Royal Peculiar. The church is governed by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and was established  [...]
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    Tower of London: An attraction, which is also considered as haunted

    Posted in Europe | April 16, 2010
    An historic fortress is Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and is recognized worldwide as the Tower of London. The Tower of London is a scheduled monument located in the central London, which is in England. The monument is situated on the northern bank of River Thames. About its exact location, the Tower of London lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is divided by the open space, which is known as the Tower Hill from the eastern border of the City of London. The British government used the Tower of London, making it the oldest building. The Tower of London is frequently identified with the White Tower, which is the original bleak square fortress and was built by William the Conqueror in the year 1078. The tower is a complex of many  [...]
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    Cathedral of St. Basil: A spectacular blend of Europe and Asia

    Posted in Europe | April 16, 2010
    In Russia, the Cathedral of St. Basil is the most identifiable symbol that features amazing attraction through its dazzling beauty. With its old history, the cathedral today is among the major attraction of the country that are widely visited by the tourists from all over Russia and the world. The major part of this cathedral is its colorful domes that are too attractive and instantly identifiable all over the world as the Orthodox Church. Being a popular tourist attraction in the city of Moscow, the Cathedral of St. Basil is a wonderful place worth visiting. While viewing the cathedral from a distance, you will feel like living a life of fairy tale. The Ivan commissioned this spectacular attraction during the 16th century. It was built to commemorate  [...]
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    Corinth – The Ancient City of Apostle Paul

    Posted in Europe | April 15, 2010
    Located some 48 miles away from Athens, Corinth is an ancient city on the thin strip of land called the Isthmus of Corinth connecting the Peloponnese and the mainland. In ancient Greece, Corinth was not only an important city historically, but also religiously where Apostle Paul carried on his missionary work. Therefore, it goes without saying that the city offers many places of attractions for tourists and pilgrims worldwide. As of now, Corinth is the second largest city in the Peloponnese. My Visit I drove for just few minutes from the present Corinth city to reach the site of its ancient ruins scattered around the foot of the Acrocorinth rock forming a natural acropolis. Today, the buildings that you can see are Roman instead of Greek, which  [...]
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    Revering the Greek Temples of Paestum

    Posted in Europe | April 15, 2010
    Located close to the sandy beaches, Paestum is the home of three intact Doric Greek temples, relics of old homes, and a museum of art work. Paestum is an old Greco-Roman city in southern Italy famous for its tasty mozzarella di bufula. The other draw is that the site is off the packed tourist route, which ensures fewer crowds. Discovered in the 6th century B.C., Paestum, also called Poseidonia was discovered by Greeks who erected three great temples, one devoted to Hera and other two unknown dating back between 550 and 450 B.C. Later, it was inhabited by the Romans in 273 B.C contributing to road and theaters. and then Christians in 5th century AD who transformed a temple into a church. It was only in the 18th century that the abandoned city  [...]
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    The Temple of Artemis in Turkey Deserves Your Visit

    Posted in Europe | April 14, 2010
    The Temple of Artemis refers to a Greek temple devoted to the Greek Goddess Artemis situated in a marshy basin between Selcuk and Ephesus in Turkey. Also known as Temple of Diana, its first construction dates back to approximately 650 B.C. after which it was demolished and rebuilt several times. Although it was among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, today, you can only see its basic details and sculptural remains of the temple. It is really exciting to know that this wonder was built on the site of previous temples out of which a sanctuary belongs to the Bronze Age. The first temple was the home of a sacred stone, a meteorite that is believed to be fallen from Jupiter. The Ephesian Artemis Known as the virginal Goddess of hunt and twin  [...]