Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bay of Islands (New Zealand)

The Bay of Islands is a 16 km wide bay, 60 km north of Whangarei on the north-east coast of the Northland region of the north island of New Zealand.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wadden Sea (Netherlands)

The Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. 
The site covers the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area, the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, and most of the Danish Wadden Sea maritime conservation area. 
It is a large, temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes. 
The area is home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. 
Wadden Sea is one of the last remaining large-scale, intertidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Shrines and Temples of Nikko (Nikko - Japan)

The shrines and temples of Nikko, together with their natural surroundings, have for centuries been a sacred site known for its architectural and decorative masterpieces. 
They are closely associated with the history of the Tokugawa Shoguns.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and photos of Nikko in Japan.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (Vicenza - Italy)

Founded in the 2nd century B.C. in northern Italy, Vicenza prospered under Venetian rule from the early 15th to the end of the 18th century. 
The work of Andrea Palladio (1508–80), based on a detailed study of classical Roman architecture, gives the city its unique appearance. 
Palladio's urban buildings, as well as his villas, scattered throughout the Veneto region, had a decisive influence on the development of architecture. 
His work inspired a distinct architectural style known as Palladian, which spread to England and other European countries, and also to North America.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and photos of Vicenza.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Churches and Convents of Goa (India)

The churches and convents of Goa, the former capital of the Portuguese Indies – particularly the Church of Bom Jesus, which contains the tomb of St Francis-Xavier – illustrate the evangelization of Asia. 
These monuments were influential in spreading forms of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art in all the countries of Asia where missions were established.

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


Friday, May 26, 2017

Archaeological Site of Mystras (Greece)

Mystras, the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. 
Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.

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


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lübeck (Germany)

Lübeck – the former capital and Queen City of the Hanseatic League – was founded in the 12th century and prospered until the 16th century as the major trading centre for northern Europe. 
It has remained a centre for maritime commerce to this day, particularly with the Nordic countries. 
Despite the damage it suffered during the Second World War, the basic structure of the old city, consisting mainly of 15th- and 16th-century patrician residences, public monuments (the famous Holstentor brick gate), churches and salt storehouses, remains unaltered.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Lübeck in Germany.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017


A date is the fruit of the date palm, a two-legged palm.
Dates grow in bunches of the female trees.
In the fruit there is a hard pit.
The date is a stone fruit.
They are harvested in November and December.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the day.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains and Arc-et-Senans (Besançon - France)

The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, near Besançon, was built by Claude Nicolas Ledoux. 
Its construction, begun in 1775 during the reign of Louis XVI, was the first major achievement of industrial architecture, reflecting the ideal of progress of the Enlightenment. 
The vast, semicircular complex was designed to permit a rational and hierarchical organization of work and was to have been followed by the building of an ideal city, a project that was never realized.
The Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains was active for at least 1200 years until stopping activity in 1962. 
From 1780 to 1895, its salt water travelled through 21 km of wood pipes to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans. 
It was built near the immense Chaux Forest to ensure its supply of wood for fuel. 
The Saltworks of Salins shelters an underground gallery from the 13th century including a hydraulic pump from the 19th century that still functions. 
The boiler house demonstrates the difficulty of the saltworkers’ labour to collect the “White Gold”.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and photos of the salt mines in France.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Heart of Neolithic Orkney (Orkney - Scotland)

The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney consists of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites. 
The group constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape which gives a graphic depiction of life in this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland some 5,000 years ago.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Orkney in Scotland.