Friday, January 18, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Which building is the most important in the world? One of the contenders for this title is St. Peter's Basilica. This giant church tells...

Monemvasia

Today Monemvasia is sleepy, small and nevertheless unusual town. In medieval times this fortified town was a lot more important - it was one...

St. Mary’s Church in Gdansk

For several long centuries the largest Lutheran church in the world was St. Mary's Church in Gdansk - an enormous structure built from brick...

Blakitnaja Krynica (Blue Well)

The most powerful spring on East European Plain, most likely, is Blakitnaja Krynica. This Belarussian spring emits some 60 liters of crystal clear water...

Caverne Patate

The longest known cave in the Republic of Mauritius is Caverne Patate in the remote Rodrigues island. This cave is 1 140 m long...

Hvalsey Fjord Church

The largest and best preserved pre-Columbian European building in Americas is Hvalsey Fjord Church in southern Greenland. This impressive building was constructed around 1300. Hvalsey As...

Skellig Michael monastery

A true gem of the medieval Ireland is monastery on Skellig Michael. Early Christian monasteries are known to be built in weird and almost...

Mnajdra

One of world's oldest stone structures is Mnajdra - a group of three prehistoric temples which were built with great skill many centuries before...

Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi

Not too far from the Polish borders is located one of the oldest extant buildings in Ukraine - Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi. This is...

Monaco Cathedral

The present day Cathedral of Monaco symbolizes the rebirth of this small principality in the late 19th century, when Monaco turned into independent and...