Thursday, June 30, 2016

Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley. (Montignac - France)

The Vézère valley contains 147 prehistoric sites dating from the Palaeolithic and 25 decorated caves.
It is particularly interesting from an ethnological and anthropological, as well as an aesthetic point of view because of its cave paintings, especially those of the Lascaux Cave, whose discovery in 1940 was of great importance for the history of prehistoric art.
The hunting scenes show some 100 animal figures, which are remarkable for their detail, rich colours and lifelike quality.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the caves in the Vézère Valley in France.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (United Kingdom)

The castles of Beaumaris and Harlech (largely the work of the greatest military engineer of the time, James of St George) and the fortified complexes of Caernarfon and Conwy are located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in north Wales. 
These extremely well-preserved monuments are examples of the colonization and defence works carried out throughout the reign of Edward I (1272–1307) and the military architecture of the time.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the castles and town walls in Britain.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Abu Mena (Egypt)

The church, baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops in this early Christian holy city were built over the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in A.D. 296.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Abu Mena in Egypt.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sangay National Park (Ecuador)

With its outstanding natural beauty and two active volcanoes, the park illustrates the entire spectrum of ecosystems, ranging from tropical rainforests to glaciers, with striking contrasts between the snowcapped peaks and the forests of the plains. 
Its isolation has encouraged the survival of indigenous species such as the mountain tapir and the Andean condor.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Sangay national park in Ecuador.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (Jelling - Denmark)

The Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture, while the other runic stone and the church illustrate the Christianization of the Danish people towards the middle of the 10th century.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Jelling in Denmark.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Trogir (Croatia)

Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. 
The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. 
Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Trogir in Croatia.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang (Beijing, Shenyang - China)

Seat of supreme power for over five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings (whose nearly 10,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art), constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 
The Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty in Shenyang consists of 114 buildings constructed between 1625–26 and 1783. 
It contains an important library and testifies to the foundation of the last dynasty that ruled China, before it expanded its power to the centre of the country and moved the capital to Beijing. 
This palace then became auxiliary to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. 
This remarkable architectural edifice offers important historical testimony to the history of the Qing Dynasty and to the cultural traditions of the Manchu and other tribes in the north of China.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties in China.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rapa Nui National Park (Chile)

Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon. 
A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300 established a powerful, imaginative and original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence. 
From the 10th to the 16th century this society built shrines and erected enormous stone figures known as moai, which created an unrivalled cultural landscape that continues to fascinate people throughout the world.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Rapa Nui in Chile.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (Canada)

At the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, the remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement are evidence of the first European presence in North America. 
The excavated remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings are similar to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of L'Anse aux Meadows in Canada.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Angkor Thom (Angkor - Cambodia)

Angkor Thom is a walled section of the ruined city of Angkor in the Cambodian province of Siem Reap, on the bank of the Siem Reap River.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Angkor Thom in Cambodia.