Friday, May 29, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

La Purisima Mission

The best-preserved Spanish mission in California, with nine buildings. Established in 1787, after an earthquake rebuilt in its current site in 1812. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.67229...

Hastinapur Jainist temples

One of most exquisite groups of Jainist temples. Location, GPS coordinates: 29.1617 N 78.0068 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Meerut District,...

Chichen Itza

Major urban center of lowland Maya culture with numerous monuments of world importance and fame. Chichen Itza became an important center around 600 AD...

Sveti Stefan

The mountainous coast of Montenegro is rich with cultural heritage. Especially beautiful are historical towns, such as Sveti Stefan. History Initially Sveti Stefan was small, rocky...

Abandoned cities and towns

Outstanding abandoned cities and towns around the world Here are selected some of the most impressive and interesting abandoned cities and towns of the the...

Belfry of Cagsawa Church

Ruins of once beautiful church near Mayon Volcano serve as a reminder: landscape near volcanoes might be beautiful but every moment one should expect...

Vaishno Devi temple

One of most revered sites in Hinduism devoted to goddess Shakti. Visited by million pilgrims each year. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.0300 N 74.9481 E Categories: Religious architecture, Hindu...

Old Mill in Perth

Historical windmill, built in 1835. Next to it stands another, associated historical structure - Cottage. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.9661 S 115.8470 E Categories: Industrial and infrastructure heritage, Energy...

Jongmyo

The oldest royal Confucian shrine with ancient traditions preserved since the 14th century. Main structure was built in 1394 (rebuilt after fire in 1608),...

Nalanda monastery

Important Buddhist monastery and learning centre in 427 - 1197 AD, one of the first great universities of the world. Complex of amazing buildings...