Monthly Archives: June 2012

Great Mosque of Damascus

The Great Mosque of Damascus, also known as Umayyad Mosque, is a stone mosque built between 705 AD and 715 AD located in the old city of Damascus, Syria. The mosque was built to dedicate John the Baptist (Yahya) after  the Arab had conquered Damascus in 634 AD. The mosque holds a shrine which still contains John the Baptist’s head today!

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The  Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a five story arcade located in Milan, Italy. The Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. The Galleria was constructed during the turbulent era of Italian unification, therefore, the galleria symbolizes Italian Unity and Self Confidence.


Florence Cathedral

The Florence Cathedral, also known as,  The Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore, is the main church of Florence, Italy. The construction of the cathedral begun in 1296 and was structurally completed in 1436. The Florence Cathedral is currently ranked as the third largest cathedral in the world! The legendary cathedral was designed by Di Cambio while the famous cathedral dome was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a royal city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. This glorious city once served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during 15th century. There are some buildings in Fatehpur Sikri are built mostly with red stone.  And the compound has small palaces which were built for specific purposes.

Experience Music Project Museum

The EMP Museum is dedicated to both popular music and science fiction located in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The museum is founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and it opened back in 2000. The museum displays rare artifacts from popular music history and allows visitors to experience music through interactive exhibitions. For more information, visit its website at: http://www.empmuseum.org/index.asp

Canadian National Tower

The Canadian National Tower is an observation and communication tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The tower is completed in 1976 and it stands at 1,815 ft tall, it held the record of being the world’s tallest tower for 34 years. Here’s a little fun fact about the tower: lightning strikes the CN tower an average of  about 75 times per year.

Chateau de Chambord

The Chateau de Chambord is one of the most famous manor houses in the world. It’s located in Chambord, Loir-et-Cher. France. The castle is know for its classic, unique, renaissance style. The chambord was made by King Francois I and it is the largest castle in the entire Loire Valley. For more information about the chambord, please visit their visit at http://www.chambord.org/Chambord-en-idm-1-n-Accueil.html 

Cathedral of St. Basil

Cathedral of St. Basil is a Russian Orthodox Church located at Moscow, Russia. The cathedral is the most recognizable symbol of Russia. Its colorful onion domes are easily recognize by the world as a symbol of Moscow. Each of the individual chapels contain medieval painted walls and various artworks in its interior. 

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. The Bridge was built in 1883  and it connects Manhattan and Brooklyn  over the East River. The Bridge was originally named New York and Brooklyn Bridge or the East River Bridge, but it was renamed later as the Brooklyn Bridge. Since its opening, the bridge serves as an iconic image of New York City.

Bank of China Tower

The Bank of China Tower is one of the most famous skyscrapers in Hong Kong, China. The building stands 1033.5 ft tall and was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989-1992. I.M Pei designed this building to “represent the aspirations of the Chinese people yet also symbolizes good will toward the British Colony.” The tower is located on the left side of this image (the one with the zig zag patterns.)