Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus (Epidaurus - Greece)

In a small valley in the Peloponnesus, the shrine of Asklepios, the god of medicine, developed out of a much earlier cult of Apollo (Maleatas), during the 6th century BC at the latest, as the official cult of the city state of Epidaurus. 
Its principal monuments, particularly the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos and the Theatre - considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture – date from the 4th century. 
The vast site, with its temples and hospital buildings devoted to its healing gods, provides valuable insight into the healing cults of Greek and Roman times.

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


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (Trier - Germany)

Trier, which stands on the Moselle River, was a Roman colony from the 1st century AD and then a great trading centre beginning in the next century. 
It became one of the capitals of the Tetrarchy at the end of the 3rd century, when it was known as the ‘second Rome’. 
The number and quality of the surviving monuments are an outstanding testimony to Roman civilization.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Saint Peter's Cathedral and Our Lady of the Church in Germany.


Friday, April 28, 2017


The lemon is a yellow citrus with an acidic taste caused by the citric acid present, which also occurs in many other citrus fruits.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and photos of the lemon.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange (Orange - France)

Situated in the Rhone valley, the ancient theatre of Orange, with its 103-m-long facade, is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theatres. 
Built between A.D. 10 and 25, the Roman arch is one of the most beautiful and interesting surviving examples of a provincial triumphal arch from the reign of Augustus. 
It is decorated with low reliefs commemorating the establishment of the Pax Romana.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the theater and the Triumphal arch in France.



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Maritime Greenwich (London, England)

The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they are set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavour in the 17th and 18th centuries. 
The Queen's House (by Inigo Jones) was the first Palladian building in England, while the complex that was until recently the Royal Naval College was designed by Christopher Wren. 
The park, laid out on the basis of an original design by André Le Nôtre, contains the Old Royal Observatory, the work of Wren and the scientist Robert Hooke.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Maritime Greenwich in England.


Friday, April 21, 2017

The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand (Denmark)

Located about 30 km northeast of Copenhagen, this cultural landscape encompasses the two hunting forests of Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, as well as the hunting park of Jægersborg Hegn/Jægersborg Dyrehave. 
This is a designed landscape where Danish kings and their court practiced par forcehunting, or hunting with hounds, which reached its peak between the 17th and the late 18th centuries, when the absloute monarchs transformed it into a landscape of power. 
With hunting lanes laid out in a star system, combined with an orthogonal grid pattern, numbered stone posts, fences and a hunting lodge, the site demonstrates the application of Baroque landscaping principles to forested areas.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of North Zealand in Denmark.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wulingyuan (China)

A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China's Hunan Province, the site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 m high. 
Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. 
In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Wulingyuan in China.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wood Buffalo (Canada)

Situated on the plains in the north-central region of Canada, the park (which covers 44,807 km2) is home to North America's largest population of wild bison. 
It is also the natural nesting place of the whooping crane. 
Another of the park's attractions is the world's largest inland delta, located at the mouth of the Peace and Athabasca rivers.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Wood Buffalo in Canada.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Wat Ounalom (Phnom Penh - Cambodia)

Wat Ounalom is the headquarters of the Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism.
The temple is located in the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.
With the construction of the temple began in 1443 and includes 44 buildings.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Ounalom Wat in Cambodia.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Historic Centre of São Luís (Brazil)

The late 17th-century core of this historic town, founded by the French and occupied by the Dutch before coming under Portuguese rule, has preserved the original rectangular street plan in its entirety. 
Thanks to a period of economic stagnation in the early 20th century, an exceptional number of fine historic buildings have survived, making this an outstanding example of an Iberian colonial town.

The five most beautiful wallpapers en pictures of São Luís in Brazil