Sunday Special – Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Japan

Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, close up - Photo is Public Domain: Brücke-Osteuropa, 2011 Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto 1, CC0 1.0 Glittering in the sun due to its gold leaf exterior is one of Kyoto's most recognizable and loved sites - The Golden Pavilion, commonly called Kinkaku-ji in Japanese (though its official name is Rokuon-ji - 鹿苑寺). Standing stately it... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Situated along the beautiful Neretva River lies Mostar, a city of cultural importance to the southern region of the Herzegovina area. Despite being one of the most heavily bombed cities in Bosnia during the Croate-Bozniak War, following the breakup of Yugoslavia, it has rebounded by rebuilding much of what was damaged. Today it is a... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia

On the edge of the Baltic Sea in European Russia is the country's second largest city - Saint Petersburg - overflowing with history and stunning architecture. So much that many consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. UNESCO has named it a World Heritage Site. Among the city's greatest building is... Continue Reading →


For many years, the Petronas Twin Towers that dominate the skyline of Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur were the world's tallest buildings. It maintained that title from 1998 to 2004, standing at 451.9 m/1483 ft. Although the title has been passed to another skyscraper, the two structures retain the title of being the world's tallest... Continue Reading →


The city square was a central meeting place in ancient cities. Even in a more recent histories they have maintained that social aspect - a place for citizens to eat, drink, sing, dance, discuss and formulate ideas. In 15th century Rome, over its first stadium, Piazza Navona was built. Later, during his papacy, Pope Innocent X shaped... Continue Reading →


One of the most well known man-made creations is the legendary Great Wall of China. Having a history that spans centuries, this fantastic wall runs 21,196km/13,171mi. The intention of the wall was to provide fortification from attacking invaders from the north. Today it not only retains a historical importance but an architectural one as well.  This UNESCO... Continue Reading →

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