Tag: historic building

Dec 18, 2017

A Completely Hollowed Out 19th Century Building from Above

A Completely Hollowed Out 19th Century Building from Above

It’s all just a facade

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Oct 4, 2016

Picture of the Day: The Inside of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Picture of the Day: The Inside of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Not sure what I was expecting but it wasn’t quite this

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Jun 22, 2016

Picture of the Day: 2,200 Year Old Paint Preserved By Dry Desert Air

Picture of the Day: 2,200 Year Old Paint Preserved By Dry Desert Air

The incredible painted ceiling at Egypt’s Temple of Hathor, the main temple at the Dendera Temple Complex which was built ca 2250 BC

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Jul 16, 2012

The Potala Palace in Tibet

The Potala Palace in Tibet

The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet. It is named after Mount Potalaka and was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It stands as a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, built on the Red Mountain at an altitude of…

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May 16, 2011

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

Bodiam Castle – East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In…

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Nov 16, 2010

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

Photograph by Girl in the Rain Located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the magnificent Ellora Caves are 34 structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ellora Caves consists of 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain temples and monasteries built between the 6th…

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