Archive for May, 2010

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    Hermitage Museum: Home to nearly 3 million items

    Posted in Europe | May 26, 2010
    The Hermitage Museum or the State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture. It is located in Saint Pertersburg, which is a beautiful city of Russia. The Hermitage Museum is among the oldest as well as the largest museums in the world that was founded by Catherine the Great in the year 1764. It was opened to the public in 1852. The museum is home to approximately 3 million items that includes the largest collection of the paintings in the world. Out of 3 million items, the museum has kept only a small portion of them on the permanent display. The collections engage a large complex of 6 historical buildings along with the Palace Embankment. With this, the collections also occupy the Winter Palace, which is a former residence of the Czars of Russia.  [...]
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    Visit and explore the history of Auschwitz

    Posted in Europe | May 26, 2010
    Auschwitz is a famous place in German, which is heard by almost every person. It is actually a wartime concentration camp in Germany, a place where many prisoners out of which mostly Jewish were reportedly killed. Most of them were exterminated in the gas chambers. Due to the huge number of dead, Auschwitz has become the most terrible Nazi extermination center. Today, the horrific reputation of this camp is widely explored by every visitors coming from all over the world. Being a network of concentration and extermination camps, the Auschwitz was built and operated by the Nazi Germany in the occupied Poland at the time of Second World War. Auschwitz is a large area consists of Auschwitz I, which is the Stammlager or main camp; Auschwitz II-Birkenau,  [...]
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art: Rediscovering the largest art museum in the US

    Posted in North America | May 24, 2010
    There are plenty of museums in the United States, but this one will take your breath away. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the US that lies at the western border of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the Fairmount Park of Philadelphia. This beautiful museum was established in the year 1876 by combining the Centennial Exposition of the same year. Originally, this museum is recognized as the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art. South Kensington Museum was inspired at the founding of this museum. The South Kensington Museum is located in London and the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art has today become the Victoria and Albert Museum that erupted out of the Great Exhibition of the year  [...]
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    San Agustin: Rediscovering an ancient archaeological town

    Posted in South America | May 19, 2010
    San Agustin is actually a small town in the department of Huila, which is in Colombia and is a famous site for its fascinating pre-Colombian statues. Today, San Agustin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers spectacular landscape along with amazing stone figures to explore. Well, San Agustin is a great place to explore, especially with friends or family, located in South America. You will feel lucky to see beautiful things all around like the sculpture objects, and many other fascinating objects. To reach at this site, all you need to do is to take a bus from Bogota through Neiva and enjoy the beautiful sights all the way to San Agustin. Besides this, you can also take a bus from Popayan or from the Tierradentro. There are many various archaeological  [...]
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    Live a different life at the Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

    Posted in South America | May 17, 2010
    To the tourists or visitors to the Lake Titicaca, a boast trip towards the amazing, breathtaking, fascinating, spectacular floating islands, which is an exceptional tourist destination, becomes a must. The islands are not only made up by the man, but are the main concept provided by the nature as natural destination in South America. The islands were made and were re-made from the totora reeds that offer home, nourishment, as well as transportation for their residents. Just take a two-hour boat ride from the beautiful Puno that lies on the Peruvian side of the lake, and you will be experiencing the largest cluster of 40 islands. Out of all the superb and beautiful islands, the major destination is the island of Santa Maria. For this, you should  [...]
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    British Museum in London: A new world full of royal flavors

    Posted in Europe | May 12, 2010
    There is a world inside the British Museum that is considered as the major attraction in London, Europe. Featuring the human history as well as culture, the British Museum offers a spectacular collection of objects that ranges over seven million. The objects are one of the largest as well as most comprehensive collection present anywhere on Earth. In fact, the objects were originated from all the continents. The museum offers each and every visitor its illustration and documentation of the human culture story right from its foundation until its present day. Established in the year 1753, the museum is highly based on the compilations of the physician as well as scientist Sir Hans Sloane. Initially, the museum was opened on January 15, 1759 to  [...]
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    Dachau Concentration Camp: Stories never to be forgotten

    Posted in Europe | May 10, 2010
    For the people who are really curious to explore something that is more than incredible and not less than breathtaking then the Dachau Concentration Camp is the best option. Dachau was actually the first concentration camp of Germany that was started in the year 1933 due to the prisons that were overflowing with people, which the government did not like. As they did not have sufficient money to build the prisons or the additional, they simply relied on the Dachau Concentration Camp for executions and further processes. The reason behind using this camp was just they do not wanted to waste money in building the prisons as they already do spent lots of money in the War on Drugs. It was the Nazi’s who built the work camps such as Dachau and is  [...]
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    Sucre: A beautiful historical city packed with amazing attractions

    Posted in South America | May 5, 2010
    Exploring a historical site full of amazing and breathtaking attractions is the dream of many people on the earth. However, it matters whether those people makes this dream a reality or continues to let it be as a dream. The historical city of Sucre, which is in Bolivia, South America, is not less than a dream. Its fascinating attractions and the sights simply makes an astounding comeback from the past to the modern era. Being a constitutional capital of Bolivia, the city of Sucre is of utmost importance. The city is located at a height of 2750 metres and its lower altitude offer the city a warm temperate climate throughout the year. Visiting the old town of Sucre means visiting the history with new realm and flavor of uniqueness. Sucre was  [...]
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    Do you know – How tall is the Great Pyramid?

    Posted in Africa | May 3, 2010
    Pyramids are the unique attraction that was made centuries ago by the aboriginal people in Egypt. The major out of all the pyramids are the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the oldest as well as the largest pyramid out of other three in the Giza Necropolis that is surrounding what is today renowned as the EI Giza in Egypt. Pyramids have always created mystery in the world. Its origins, existence, and plenty of questions are still rotating around the world and in the minds of most of the individuals. Out of all, most of the people in this earth are still trying to seek the correct answer to the question – How tall is the Great Pyramid? Well, this may be a vague and unsolved mystery, but still people love to know and explore this ancient wonder  [...]
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    Tamaki Maori Village: Boost your energy from the feast and glimpses

    Posted in Australia | May 1, 2010
    Located just away from the city of Rotorua, the  Tamaki Maori Village is the gateway of South Pacific in Australia. It is a breathtaking and surprising place that boasts the world of ancient Maori and proud warriors. Tourists throng from far and near to experience and explore the amazing set of attractions in Tamaki Maori Village. Basically, you can join a tour and experience the ancient time of Pre-European lifestyle. This is the best way to get back in time of ancient world and know about their customs and traditions. Tamaki Maori Village tours are the award winners of Supreme Tourism Award in the New Zealand and the national heritage and cultural tourism awards. What a fascinating experience, when tourists visit such historical place and  [...]