Sunday, May 31, 2020

Independence Hall - USA

The Declaation of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1787) were both signed in this building in Philadelphia. 
The universal principles of freedom and democracy set forth in these documents are of fundamental importance to American history and have also had a profound impact on law-makers around the world.

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El-Fayoum - Egypt

El-Fajoum is a city in Central Egypt and the capital of Fajoem Governorate.
The city is located about 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Cairo in the Western Desert and covers part of the old Crocodilopolis.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian - Croatia

The ruins of Diocletian's Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D., can be found throughout the city. 
The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. 
Twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style make up the rest of the protected area.

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San Lorenzo - Ecuador

San Lorenzo is a port city on the north coast of Ecuador, about 18 km south of the Colombian border.
It is connected by a narrow gauge railway to the city of Ibarra in the Highlands and has been an important port for the export of balsa wood and tagua for many years.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Historic 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.

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Horsens - Denmark

Horsens is a town in the Danish region of Central Jutland.
Horsens is known for the presence of the Vola factory.
They manufacture and develop sanitary fittings and accessories designed by Arne Jacobsen in the late 1960s.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Grand Canyon National Park - USA

Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. 
Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand Canyon National Park. 
Its horizontal strata retrace the geological history of the past 2 billion years. 
There are also prehistoric traces of human adaptation to a particularly harsh environment.

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Uppsala Cathedral

Uppsala Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Sweden and the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala, the primate of the Swedish Church.
The church was built between 1270 and 1435.
The church is as long as high: 118.7 meters and built in Gothic style.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra - Ghana

The remains of fortified trading-posts, erected between 1482 and 1786, can still be seen along the coast of Ghana between Keta and Beyin. 
They were links in the trade routes established by the Portuguese in many areas of the world during their era of great maritime exploration.

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Karlovac - Croatia

Karlovac is the capital of the eponymous county of Karlovac - Karlovačka županija in Croatia.
This city is an industrial city.
The main industry nowadays is the weapon factory 'HS Produkt'.

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