Monday, October 31, 2016

Historic Centre of Florence (Florence - Italy)

Built on the site of an Etruscan settlement, Florence, the symbol of the Renaissance, rose to economic and cultural pre-eminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. 
Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be seen above all in the 13th-century cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, the work of great masters such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli and Michelangelo.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Florence in Italy.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sangiran Early Man Site (Sangiran - Indonesia)

Excavations here from 1936 to 1941 led to the discovery of the first hominid fossil at this site. 
Later, 50 fossils of Meganthropus palaeo and Pithecanthropus erectus/Homo erectus were found – half of all the world's known hominid fossils. 
Inhabited for the past one and a half million years, Sangiran is one of the key sites for the understanding of human evolution.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Sangiran in Indonesia.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (Mahabalipuram - India)

This group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. 
It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the temple of Rivage, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Mahabalipuram in India.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blue Lagoon (Grindavik - Iceland)

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.
The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. 
Bláa lónið is situated approximately 20 km (12 mi) from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km (24 mi) from the capital city of Reykjavík, roughly a 20-minute drive from the airport and a 50-minute drive from Reykjavík.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Medieval City of Rhodes (Rhodes - Greece)

The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 to 1523 and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. 
It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule. 
With the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Great Hospital and the Street of the Knights, the Upper Town is one of the most beautiful urban ensembles of the Gothic period. 
In the Lower Town, Gothic architecture coexists with mosques, public baths and other buildings dating from the Ottoman period.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Rhodes in Greece.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square (Würzburg - Germany)

This magnificent Baroque palace – one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany and surrounded by wonderful gardens – was created under the patronage of the prince-bishops Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl von Schönborn. 
It was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, painters (including Tiepolo), sculptors and stucco-workers, led by Balthasar Neumann.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Würzburg Residenz palace.

Monday, October 24, 2016


The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples and the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family.
Pineapples may be cultivated from a crown cutting of the fruit, possibly flowering in 20–24 months and fruiting in the following six months. 
Pineapples do not ripen significantly after harvest.[7]
Pineapples can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved. 
They are found in a wide array of cuisines. 
In addition to consumption, the pineapple leaves are used to produce the textile fiber piña in the Philippines, commonly used as the material for the men's barong Tagalog and women's baro't saya formal wear in the country.
The fiber is also used as a component for wallpaper and other furnishings.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Amiens Cathedral (Amiens - France)

Amiens Cathedral, in the heart of Picardy, is one of the largest 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century. 
It is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation and the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Amiens Cathedral in France.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey (Ripon - England)

A striking landscape was created around the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey and Fountains Hall Castle, in Yorkshire. 
The 18th-century landscaping, gardens and canal, the 19th-century plantations and vistas, and the neo-Gothic castle of Studley Royal Park, make this an outstanding site.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey ruins in England.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Historic Cairo (Cairo - Egypt)

Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains. 
Founded in the 10th century, it became the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Cairo in Egypt.