Friday, June 16, 2017

Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe (France)

Known as the 'Romanesque Sistine Chapel', the Abbey-Church of Saint-Savin contains many beautiful 11th- and 12th-century murals which are still in a remarkable state of preservation.

The five most beautiful wallpapers of the Abbey church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe in France.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (Wales)

The area around Blaenavon is evidence of the pre-eminence of South Wales as the world's major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century. All the necessary elements can still be seen - coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of their community.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Blaenavon in Wales.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Potala Palace (Lhasa - China)

The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. 
The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m. 
Also founded in the 7th century, the Jokhang Temple Monastery is an exceptional Buddhist religious complex. 
Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace, constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. 
The beauty and originality of the architecture of these three sites, their rich ornamentation and harmonious integration in a striking landscape, add to their historic and religious interest.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Potala palace in China.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Old Town Lunenburg (Canada)

Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. 
Established in 1753, it has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home country. 
The inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city's identity throughout the centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some of which date from the 18th century.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and photos of Lunenburg in Canada.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina (Brazil)

Diamantina, a colonial village set like a jewel in a necklace of inhospitable rocky mountains, recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and testifies to the triumph of human cultural and artistic endeavour over the environment.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Diamantina in Brazil.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Scarlet Macow

The scarlet macow or bograaf is a large, colorful bird belonging to the Psittacidae family.
It is Honduras national bird.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and photos of the yellow wingara.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Major Mining Sites of Wallonia (Belgium)

The four sites of the property form a strip 170 km long by 3–15 km wide, crossing Belgium from east to west, consisting of the best-preserved 19th- and 20th-century coal-mining sites of the country. 
It features examples of the utopian architecture from the early periods of the industrial era in Europe within a highly integrated, industrial and urban ensemble, notably the Grand-Hornu colliery and workers’ city designed by Bruno Renard in the first half of the 19th century. 
Bois-du-Luc includes numerous buildings erected from 1838 to 1909 and one of Europe’s oldest collieries dating back to the late 17th century. 
While Wallonia had hundreds of collieries, most have lost their infrastructure, while the four components of the listed site retain a high measure of integrity.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of mining in Belgium.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Heard and McDonald Islands (Australia)

Heard Island and McDonald Islands are located in the Southern Ocean, approximately 1,700 km from the Antarctic continent and 4,100 km south-west of Perth. 
As the only volcanically active subantarctic islands they ‘open a window into the earth’, thus providing the opportunity to observe ongoing geomorphic processes and glacial dynamics. 
The distinctive conservation value of Heard and McDonald – one of the world’s rare pristine island ecosystems – lies in the complete absence of alien plants and animals, as well as human impact.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Heard and McDonald Islands in Australia.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Olympic National Park (United States)

Located in the north-west of Washington State, Olympic National Park is renowned for the diversity of its ecosystems. 
Glacier-clad peaks interspersed with extensive alpine meadows are surrounded by an extensive old growth forest, among which is the best example of intact and protected temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest. 
Eleven major river systems drain the Olympic mountains, offering some of the best habitat for anadromous fish species in the country. 
The park also includes 100 km of wilderness coastline, the longest undeveloped coast in the contiguous United States, and is rich in native and endemic animal and plant species, including critical populations of the endangered northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet and bull trout.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Olympic National Park in the US.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Selimiye Mosque (Edirne - Turkey)

The square Mosque with its single great dome and four slender minarets, dominates the skyline of the former Ottoman capital of Edirne. 
Sinan, the most famous of Ottoman architects in the 16th century, considered the complex, which includes madrasas (Islamic schools), a covered market, clock house, outer courtyard and library, to be his best work. 
The interior decoration using Iznik tiles from the peak period of their production testifies to an art form that remains unsurpassed in this material. 
The complex is considered to be the most harmonious expression ever achieved of the Ottoman külliye, a group of buildings constructed around a mosque and managed as a single institution.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Selimiye mosque in Turkey.