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Basilique du Sacré Cœur, Paris, France

  Benediction, originally uploaded by killy keng. With its origins in the aftermath of the French Revolution among ultra-Catholics and legitimist royalists, developed more widely in France after the Franco-Prussian War and the ensuing uprising of the Paris Commune of … Συνέχεια

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Montserrat mountain Catalonia, Spain

Impressive sky on Montserrat, originally uploaded by Reinante El Pintor de Fuego. Montserrat is a mountain near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of … Συνέχεια

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Exploring Greece’s Ancient Past: Delphi, Epidavros, and Mycenae

Epidavros’ theater is the finest and best-preserved of all of Greece’s ancient theaters – and that’s saying something in a country with 132 of them. (photo credit: Cameron Hewitt At Delphi’s theater, singer-songwriters from all over the Greek-speaking world would … Συνέχεια

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From Istanbul to Alexandria, travel in the footsteps of Alexander The Great

By Peter Mckay  The Irish actor Colin Farrell’s portrayal of Alexander the Great in Oliver Stone’s 2004 Hollywood blockbuster Alexander was unsatisfactory from a purist’s point of view. His career  –  conquering three continents by the time he died,….. Great expectations: … Συνέχεια

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Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia, Bali

Tanah Lot Temple, originally uploaded by tropicaLiving. Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home of a pilgrimage temple, the Pura Tanah Lot (literally «Tanah Lot temple») and a popular tourist and cultural … Συνέχεια

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Photo by Razi Gaskari), originally uploaded by awaydotcom. Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. The park is named after the Grand Teton, … Συνέχεια

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Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA

Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming (Photo by Tony Wear), originally uploaded by awaydotcom. The First 50 Years In 1956, Devils Tower National Monument celebrated its 50th birthday. A Park Service historian used that occasion to record a history of Devils … Συνέχεια

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