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Brandenburg Gate (Potsdam)

The Brandenburg Gate on the Luisenplatz in Potsdam, should not be confused with the gate of the same name on Berlins Pariser Platz, it was built in 1770/71 by Carl von Gontard and Georg Christian Unger by order of Frederick II of Prussia. It stan ...

                                               

Prytaneion

The Prytaneion was a building at Olympia, Greece. It was here that feasts in honor of the Olympic victors and official guests were held in ancient times. The Prytaneion was built towards the end of the 6th century BC. It was located northwest of ...

                                               

Chepauk Stadium

Chepauk Stadium is a cricket stadium in Chennai, India. The stadium, most commonly known as Chepauk, was established in 1916 and it is the oldest continuously used cricket stadium in the country. Its alternative name is after M. A. Chidambaram, f ...

                                               

Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Science is a public university for scientific research. It is located in Bangalore, India. Jamshetji Tata gave active support to establish this institute. He is one of the earliest industrialists of India. IISc is well known a ...

                                               

Reginalds Tower

Reginalds Tower is a historic tower in Waterford, Ireland. The tower has been in use for many centuries and is an important landmark in Waterford and an important part of its medieval defence. It is the oldest civic building in Ireland and it is ...

                                               

Arch of Septimus Severus

The Arch of Septimius Severus is at the northwest end of the Roman Forum. It is a white marble triumphal arch. It was dedicated in 203 AD after the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons. Two campaigns were fought agains ...

                                               

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a building in Pisa, Italy. It is a bell tower. It is famous because it is not vertical. In 1990 the tower was leaning at 5.5 degrees and increasing. After that, much restoration work has been done to stop it from fall ...

                                               

Teatro La Fenice

Teatro La Fenice is a famous opera house in Venice, Italy. People often call it simply La Fenice. Its name comes from the Italian word Fenice, meaning Phoenix. The Phoenix is a mythical bird. It dies in fire and is born again from the ashes.

                                               

Teatro Regio (Turin)

The Teatro Regio is a well-known opera house and opera company in Turin, Italy. Operas had been performed in various buildings in Turin during the 17th century but it was not until 1713 that a proper opera house was planned. It was not built and ...

                                               

Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant

The Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in the towns of Naraha and Tomioka in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The Tokyo Electric Power Company runs the plant. There are four nuclear reactors at the pla ...

                                               

Goryōkaku

Goryōkaku is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō. It was the main fortress of the short-lived Republic of Ezo.

                                               

Nakagin Capsule Tower

The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a building designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa. It has apartments and offices in it. The tower is in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan. Nakagin Capsule Tower is an example of the Metabolism style of architecture. It was the fi ...

                                               

Nara Juvenile Prison

The former Nara prison or Nara Juvenile Prison is in Nara, Japan. It was built in 1908 during the Meiji Period. It was used as a prison until 2017. It has been named an Important Cultural Property. Now it is being rebuilt as a hotel and scheduled ...

                                               

National Diet Building

The National Diet Building is the building where both houses of the Japans government, the Diet, meet. It is located at Nagatachō 1-chome 7–1, Chiyoda, Tokyo. Sessions of the House of Representatives take place in the left wing and sessions of th ...

                                               

Steel Dragon 2000

The Steel Dragon 2000 is a steel roller coaster at Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Mie Prefecture, Japan. It is the longest roller coaster in the world.

                                               

Three Great Gardens of Japan

Kenroku-en Garden 兼六園 is in Kanazawa city, Ishikawa prefecture. Before Meiji era, Kenroku-en Garden was known among Feudal lords but since then it was available to the public. Kenroku-en means "garden which combines six characteristics". The s ...

                                               

Tsūtenkaku

Tsūtenkaku is a tower in Osaka, Japan. It is a well-known landmark and shows advertisements for Hitachi, Ltd. The tower is 103 meters tall. The main observation deck is 91 meters above the ground. The three characters in the name mean "Reaching H ...

                                               

Bredevoort Castle

The name of the castle was for the first time written in the year 1188 as "castrum Breidervort". In 1646 lightning hit the gunpowder tower of the castle, causing an explosion that destroyed the castle and the town, killing Lord Haersolte of Brede ...

                                               

Euromast

Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tower was built from 1958 to 1960 for the 1960 Floriade. It has been a national monument since 2010. To make the tower more stable, it was build on a block of concrete of 1.900.000 k ...

                                               

Brunstad Conference Center

Brunstad Conference Center is a conference centre in Stokke, Vestfold in Norway. The centre is owned and managed by the Christian fellowship called Den Kristelige menighet. They are often called Smiths Friends. The Smiths friends bought the farm ...

                                               

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a seed bank in Norway. It is on the island of Spitsbergen, near Longyearbyen, in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago. It is about 1.300 kilometres from the North Pole. Conservationist Cary Fowler worked with the Cons ...

                                               

Anarkali Bazaar

The word Anarkali means Pomegranate Blossom. According to a legend, this was the name of a beautiful dancing-girl. She fell in love with the Mughal prince Selim who later became the Emperor Jahangir. But the princes father, the old Emperor Akbar, ...

                                               

The Centaurus

The Centaurus is a 64 floored skyscraper in Jinnah Avenue, F-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan. It was designed by WS Atkins, a British architect and his partners. It is made of 3 skyscrapers with a 36-storey hotel, 23-storey offices and 5-storey shopping ...

                                               

Mazar-e-Quaid

Mazar-e-Quaid or the National Mausoleum refers to the tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is an iconic symbol of Karachi throughout the world. The mausoleum was completed in the 1960s. It is situated at the heart of the city. ...

                                               

St. Lukes Church, Abbottabad

St. Lukes Church, Abbottabad is an Anglican church dedicated to St. Luke, now under the jurisdiction of the Peshawar Diocese of the Church of Pakistan. It was originally founded in the town of Abbottabad, British India, in 1864.

                                               

Philippine Sports Stadium

The Philippine Sports Stadium or the New Era University Stadium, is a football and track stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines. It is inside Ciudad de Victoria which is owned by the Inglesia Ni Cristo. The stadium is built near the Philippine A ...

                                               

Moura Photovoltaic Power Station

The Moura Photovoltaic Power Station is in the municipality of Moura, in the interior region of Alentejo, Portugal. It will have an installed capacity of 62 MWp. The first stage of construction should be finished in 2008 and the second and final ...

                                               

Bucharest Botanical Garden

The Bucharest Botanical Garden is a park in the Cotroceni neighbourhood of Bucharest, Romania. It has a surface of 17.5 hectares, and has more than 10.000 species of plants. The first botanical garden in Bucharest was founded in 1860 near the Med ...

                                               

Temple of All Religions

The Temple of All Religions or the Universal Temple is an architectural structure in Kazan, Russia. It is made up of many different religious buildings, including an Orthodox church, a mosque and a synagogue. It was started in 1992 by local artis ...

                                               

Tsarskoye Selo

Tsarskoye Selo is an old Russian residence of the imperial family. It is located 26 kilometres south from the center of St. Petersburg, but is no longer a place for the imperial family. Instead, it is part of the town of Pushkin and of the World ...

                                               

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, or Kingdom Tower is a skyscraper that is under construction. The tower is being built in Jeddah, a major port city on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. After its completion, Kingdom Tower will be the tallest building in the world, ...

                                               

Andasol Solar Power Station

Andasol Solar Power Station is a large solar thermal power plant, near Guadix in Andalusia, in the province of Granada, one of the sunniest regions in Spain. The plant will cost 310 million euros and is currently under construction. Andasol will ...

                                               

Palacio de la Magdalena

The Palacio de la Magdalena is an early 20th-century palace in Spain. It is on the Magdalena Peninsula of the city of Santander, Cantabria. The Palacio de la Magdalena was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.

                                               

PS10 solar power plant

The PS10 Solar Power Plant is a solar power plant in Sanlucar la Mayor, Spain. The plant is made up of a tower in the center of a large field covered in many mirrors. Each of the 624 moveable mirrors has an area of 120 m 2 1290 ft 2. The mirrors ...

                                               

Walls of Avila

The work was started in 1090 by Raymond of Burgundy. Most of the walls appear to have been rebuilt in the 12th century. The enclosed area is a rectangle of 31 hectares 77 acres with a perimeter of some 2.516 metres 8.255 ft, including 90 semicirc ...

                                               

Stade de Suisse

The Stade de Suisse Wankdorf is a football stadium in Bern, Switzerland. It is the home stadium of the Berner Sport Club Young Boys, which is a Swiss football team. The Wankdorf is currently the second biggest football stadium in Switzerland. The ...

                                               

Teufelsbrucke

The valley called Schollenenschlucht is an important access route to the St.Gotthard alpine pass. However, the valley is very narrow, featuring a dangerous river Reuss. The first bridge across the river was built in 1230. This was a wooden bridge ...

                                               

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 is 101-floor building in Taipei, Republic of China. In 2004, it replaced the Willis Tower as the tallest completed building in the world. However, in 2010, it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Taipei 101 holds records for: Fa ...

                                               

Bodrum Castle

Bodrum Castle, formerly the Castle of St. Peter, is located in southwest Turkey in the port city of Bodrum, was built from 1402 onwards, by the Knights Hospitaller as the Castle of St. Peter or Petronium. The castle was completed in 1522. It was ...

                                               

Turk Telekom Arena

Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi - Turk Telekom Arena is a new multi-purpose stadium in the Sisli district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the new home ground for Galatasaray S.K., replacing the old Ali Sami Yen Stadium. The stadium has an all seated capac ...

                                               

Corn Palace

The Corn Palace is an arena in Mitchell, South Dakota. The designs on the buildings are covered in corn and other grains. The Corn Palace has concerts, sports events, exhibits and other community events. Each year, the Corn Palace is celebrated w ...

                                               

Fox Point Hurricane Barrier

The Fox Point Hurricane Barrier is a 3.000 foot long barrier across the Providence River in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built between 1960 and 1966. It protects the low-lying downtown area of the city from damaging storm surges and flooding ...

                                               

Alfred Riedl

Alfred Riedl was an Austrian football player. He played as striker in Austria and Belgium. He was also a football coach.

                                               

Rene Magritte

Rene François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He was well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images.

                                               

Gerard Philipe

Gerard Philipe was born in Cannes, France. He had Czech ancestry from his maternal grandmother. When Philipe was a teenager, he took acting lessons. He done this before going to Paris to study at the Conservatoire of Dramatic Art. When Philipe wa ...

                                               

Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf was one of Frances most-loved singers. Her real name was Edith Giovanna Gassion. She became a national icon. Her music was an image of her tragic life. Piaf was known for singing ballads in a heartbreaking voice.

                                               

Alfred Sisley

Alfred Sisley was an English Impressionist landscape painter. He was a British citizen, but was born, and spent most of his life, in France. Sisley is known for his Impressionist landscapes painted en plein air, that is, outdoors. He never went i ...

                                               

Friedrich III of Germany

Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl von Hohenzollern was the only son of Wilhelm I. After his fathers death on 9 March 1888 Friedrich Wilhelm became King of Prussia and German Emperor as Friedrich III, but he was already suffering from throat cancer ...

                                               

Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci was an Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. A young partisan during World War II, she had a long and successful journalistic career. She has interviewed many internationally known leaders and celebrities such as t ...

                                               

Mino Reitano

Mino Reitano was an Italian singer and actor. Mino Reitano was born into a poor family at a very small city called Fiumara, in the province of Reggio Calabria. He studied for eight years at Reggios conservatory, where he learned to play violin, p ...