SAGRADA FAMILIA _ 0296

I like so much this construction, Amazing Cathedral

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
The Sagrada Familia is a massive Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The construction began in 1882 and continues until today. This original cathedral was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi, who worked on his project for over 40 years.

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From Catalonia, Spain
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No.15 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

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HASTI IMOM COMPLEX _ 0294

Hasti Imom mosque complex in Tashkent

Hasti Imom or Hazrati Imam Complex is one of the ancient religious squares in Tashkent and indeed one of the most important centers of Islamic culture in Uzbekistan for more than a thousand years. The complex received its name of ‘Hasti Imom’ or Saint Imam after the first imam and sacred mentor of Islam in Tashkent, Abubakr Muhammad Kaffal ash-Shash.
Among the main historical monuments found in the complex are the Mausoleum of Kaffal-ash-Shashi, Madrasah of Barak-khan, the Namazgoh mosque, the ‘Tilla Sheikh’ mosque and the Museum of the Usmani Qoran.
source: http://hamsare-mosafer.blogspot.com/2010/05/hasti-imom-complex.html

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From  Kokand, Farghona, Uzbekistan
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BLUE BAY _ 0293

Blue Bay’ is situated not far from the historical town of Mahebourg in the South East Coast of Mauritius and just after the long stretch of Pointe d’Esny beach.

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From  Curepipe, Mauritius
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FAUNA IN BRAZIL _ 0292

IMG_3269 Beautiful Sender

  1. Brazilian Golden Parakeet
  2.  Brazilian Golden Lion Tamarin
  3.  Brazilian Tapir

The Parakeet lives in the drier, upland rainforests in Amazonian Brazil. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of  Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered specie. It is the second-largest land mammal in South America, after the Baird’s tapir. It is considered an endangered specie.

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From Sao Paulo, Brazil
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BURJ KHALIFA _ 0291

At the top of Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎, “Khalifa Tower”), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai’s main business district. The tower’s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From U.A.E
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Jaburu is a large stork found in from Mexico to Argentina and is most common in the Pantanal region of Brazil.
The Red Guana lives in South America. In Brazil, it found in centain parts of the North and Northeast part of the country. It becomes red when adult.
The Black-Necked Swan is the largest waterfowl native to South America anf found in the South of Brazil.

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From Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Südliche Weinstraße _ 0289

Missend to ThaiLand

Südliche Weinstraße is a district (Kreis) in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Südwestpfalz, Bad Dürkheim, the district-free city Neustadt (Weinstraße), Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Germersheim, and the French département Bas-Rhin. The district-free city Landau is surrounded by the district.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Dresden ( Jan 15 )  _ Missend to ThaiLand  _ To VietNam ( Feb 25 )
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DISPYROS KAKI _ 0288

Dispyros Kaki in Japan

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From Nara, Japan
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Vilnius Historic Centre

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city, with a population of 539,939 Political centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Vilnius has had a profound influence on the cultural and architectural development of much of eastern Europe. Despite invasions and partial destruction, it has preserved an impressive complex of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings as well as its medieval layout and natural setting.
Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for its Old Town of beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the “Jerusalem of Lita” and Napoleon named it “the Jerusalem of the North” as he was passing through in 1812. In the year 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.

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From Klaipeda, Lithuania
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No.14 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

DRESDEN FRAUENKIRCHE _ 0286

The Dresden Frauenkirche (German: Dresdner Frauenkirche, IPA: [ˈfʁaʊənˌkɪʁçə], Church of Our Lady) is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. Although the original church was Roman Catholic until it became Protestant during the Reformation, the current Baroque building was purposely built Protestant. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe.

Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left as a war memorial, following decisions of local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004 and its interior in 2005. The church was reconsecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance of Reformation Day on 31 October. It now also serves as symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
The Frauenkirche is often called a cathedral, however it is not the seat of a bishop. The bishop’s church is the Church of the Cross. Once a month, an Anglican Evensong is held in English, by clergy from the St. George’s Anglican Chaplaincy.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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From Germany
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BIRQAS ( Burqa ) _ 0285

For the mask covering eyebrows and upper lip used in the United Arab Emirates and nearby countries.

A burqa also known as chadri or paranja in Central Asia) is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions to cover their bodies when in public.
The face-veiling portion is usually a rectangular piece of semi-transparent cloth with its top edge attached to a portion of the head-scarf so that the veil hangs down covering the face and can be turned up if the woman wishes to reveal her face. In other styles, the niqāb of the veil is attached by one side, and covers the face only below the eyes, allowing the eyes to be seen.
Burqa is an Arabized Persian word of purda (parda) meaning curtain and veil, which have the same meaning in Persian.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From U.A.E
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PRACHATICE _ 0284

Prachatice is a town in the South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic.

The town of Prachatice has its origins in the 11th century, following the beginning of trade on the Golden Path (an important salt trade route beginning in Passau, Bavaria). The property on which the town now stands was initially part of the domain of Vyšehrad and first came to prominence when the domain’s provost purchased the right to impose a toll on traffic on the Golden Path. The settlement later grew in importance when, in the 13th century, it was granted the right to store the salt that was traded on the Golden Path. This privilege made Prachatice the only town in Southern Bohemia that could buy the salt that was sent out of Passau.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Czech Republic
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