Monday, May 20, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Dharmaraja Mandapa, Mahabalipuram

The simple, even ascetic Dharmaraja Mandapa is somewhat less noticed rock-cut temple in Mahabalipuram. This temple is located near the Olakkannesvara Temple and an interesting,...

Kashmir sapphire mines: source of the best blue sapphire

The best blue sapphire in the world was found in remote mountains of Kashmir. Were... because now the legendary Kashmir sapphire mines are exhausted...

Antakya Church of Saint Peter (cave church)

One of the many candidates for the title of the oldest church in the world is a modest cave church in Turkey. Antakya Church...

Olakkannesvara Temple – the old lighthouse

The information about Olakkannesvara Temple is controversial - according to some this temple is even one of the oldest lighthouses in the world! One...

Rihab Church of St. George and its underground “church”

Scientists are people too - they make mistakes. And both the mistaken ones and those who prove their mistakes, often get emotional and somewhat...

Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram

More than one thousand years ago, when the ships approached the splendid port of Mahabalipuram, a great view opened - there were Seven Pagodas...

Syriac Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mark, Jerusalem

The ancient church in the Monastery of Saint Mark has many unique valuables. But it is possible, that there is much more: may be...

Cenacle – the site of the Last Supper

There is comparatively little known but immensely important place for the history of Christianity - Cenacle in Jerusalem. This is a legendary place where...

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

For more than one thousand years at the Bay of Bengal in Mahabalipuram stands the Shore Temple. Most likely this is the last of...

Weeki Wachee Springs

There are many giant springs in Florida. Weeki Wachee Springs though are special - more than 70 years here operates unique underwater show of...