Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Old Town of Santiago de Compostella | Spain


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This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century.

With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria. (source: whc.unesco.org/en/list/347)

Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Flags of the World | Australia


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After the Commonwealth of Australia was formed, thousands of proposals were submitted by the general public in flag design competitions. The winning design, announced on September 3, 1901, is basically still in use today.

The flag has the Union Jack together with five white multipointed stars in the form of the Southern Cross constellation plus a seven-pointed “Commonwealth Star” (representing the six Australian states and the Northern Territory).

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The map of Fiji


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Fiji is an archipelagic state in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean. The largest of the Fijian islands is Viti Levu, where you'll find the main international airport and Fiji's capital city, Suva.

Vanua Levu is the second largest island of Fiji, located 64 kilometres to the north of Viti Levu.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The map of Morocco


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This card shows a map and some famous places and symbols of Morocco. One of these symbols is an open hand with eye, the Hamsa, also known as the Khamsa or the Hand of Fatima. It is a popular symbol found throughout the Middle East and northern Africa, especially within the Islamic and Jewish faiths.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Damaraland | Namibia



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Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region. The name Damaraland is derived from the fact that the Damara people live in this area.

The White Eared Kob | Sudan



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The Sudd wetlands of southern Sudan, nourished by the White Nile, are home to an astounding number of white-eared kob—hundreds of thousands of animals.

These graceful antelopes of central Africa’s well-watered savannas and floodplain grasslands are best known for their annual migration, which produces one of the natural world’s great spectacles.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Salt Lake City | USA



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Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, USA. The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (you know, the Mormons) is located in Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Temple is located on Temple Square. At 253,000 square feet, it is the largest LDS temple by floor area.

Runde Bird Island | Norway


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Runde is an Norwegian island that has a population of 102. The island is connected by the Runde Bridge to the neighbouring island of Remøya.

Every year from February to August, more than 500.000 birds come to Runde for the nesting season. Around 80 species have been proved nesting here, and more than 230 species have been observed in total.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Flags of the World | Brunei



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The Brunei flag was officially adopted on September 29, 1959. Yellow represents the Sultan of Brunei, and the black and white stripes represent the country's chief ministers.

The flag also features the country's national emblem and contains five components: the flag, royal umbrella, wing, hands, and the crescent symbol of Islam. Arabic script reading, "Always in service with God's guidance," is written on the crescent, and the banner below displays the name of the country.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stepped tank at Hampi | India


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The ruins of Hampi, once a grand city in the Indian state of Karnataka, were once home to more than 250,000 people in the Vijayanagar Empire.

Among the most beautiful ruins of Hampi are the pushkarnis, ancient water tanks. Like many Hindu temples in India, Hampi’s majestic temples have accompanying stepped tanks or basins used for religious and ceremonial purposes.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Puebla Cathedral | Mexico


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Puebla is the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. The city is situated in the Valley of Cuetlaxcoapan at the foot of one of Mexico’s highest volcanoes, the Popocatepetl.

Puebla Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Puebla. The cathedral is the second-largest in the country after Mexico City Cathedral.

Historic Centre of Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Versailles | France


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The Palace of Versailles was the principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Embellished by several generations of architects, sculptors, decorators and landscape architects, it provided Europe with a model of the ideal royal residence for over a century. (source: whc.unesco.org/en/list/83)

Palace and Park of Versailles is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cathedral of the Holy Cross | Turkey


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Akdamar Island is the second largest of the four islands in Lake Van, in eastern Turkey. The 10th century Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross is located on this island.

Flags of the World | Bangladesh



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The national flag of Bangladesh was adopted officially on 17 January 1972. The red disc is for the sun rising over Bengal. It also is for the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh. The green field stands for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh.

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