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  • Greece - Tholos of Delphi

    The Tholos of Delphi is one of the ancient structures of the complex of the Temple of Athena Pronaia (locally known as the Marmariá, the marble quarry). The circular temple - tholos means dome - shares an immediate site with other ancient foundations of t…

  • USA - Utah, Canyonlands National Park

    For millions of years, the Green River, Colorado River and their tributaries have carved their way through the rocky landscape of Utah. This has created one of the most rugged areas in the United States, an almost impenetrable labyrinth of gorges with cou…

  • Greece - Gerolimenas

    Gerolimenas is a small sleepy village with some fishing boats along its shore on the Mani peninsula. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was an important harbour, from where goods were shipped to Piraeus and other Greek islands. Once Gerolimenas…


  • Switzerland - Schaffhausen, Rhine Falls

    The Rhine Falls is one of the most impressive and powerful waterfalls in Europe. The falls have a width of 150 meters and are ‘just’ 23 meters high. The capacity of flow is in summer about 600.000 liters per second and in winter about 250.000 liters. Th…

  • USA - Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park

    Petrified Forest National Park is well known for its many chunks of petrified logs ( www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/45523794 ), but it offers more fascinating and intriguing scenery. The Blue Mesa area of the park is part of the second-oldest layer of the…

  • Greece - Dodoni (or Dodona)

    The oracle of Dodoni - a way of communication between the Greek people and Zeus - dates from before 1000 BC and is the oldest in Greece. It consisted of a sacred oak tree surrounded by bronze cauldrons, which were placed in such a way that they touched ea…


  • Greece - Arta Bridge

    The Bridge of Arta is a stone footbridge crossing the Arachthos river on the outskirts of town. The current bridge is Ottoman and most probably built from 1602 till 1606. However the history of a bridge on that place goes even back to the Roman period.…

  • USA - Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Devil’s Garden

    Devil’s Garden - or officially Devil’s Garden Outstanding Natural Area - is a rather small part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It is a real hidden gem, only accessible via a quite bad gravel road and not very well signposted. This has the…

  • Greece - Agios Georgios, Louros Aqueduct

    Near the village of Agios Georgios lies the Roman aqueduct over the river Louros. The aqueduct was built by thousands of slaves after 31 BC on the orders of Octavian Augustus - a Roman statesman and military leader and the first Emperor of the Roman Empir…


  • Germany - Ebrach, Abbey Church

    The (former) Cistercian abbey in Ebrach was founded in the year of 1127 by a nobleman Berno and was the oldest and most important of its kind in Franconia. The abbey was settled by twelve monks from Morimond Abbey in Burgundy. The first church was dedicat…

  • Arizona - Monument Valley

    Monument Valley - or officially Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park - is without doubt one of the most striking examples of the breathtaking beauty of the empty desert in the southwest of the USA. The vast plain serves as a backdrop for the silhouettes of…

  • Greece - Arta, Panagia Parigoritissa

    The church of the Panagia Parigoritissa, dedicated to the Annunciation, was built at the end of the 13th century by the despot Epirus Nikiphoros Komninos Doukas and his second wife Anna Paliologina. It was formerly the katholion (= main church) of a large…


  • Germany - Veitshöchheim Palace

    Veitshöchheim Palace (Schloss Veitshöchheim) is located in the town, nearby the river Main and a couple of kilometers from Würzburg. It was built as a summer palace - originally used as a hunting lodge - for the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg between 1680 and…

  • USA - Arizona, Canyon de Chelly

    A number of canyons within the borders of the Navajo Reservation in Arizona form the National Monument Canyon de Chelly. “Canyon de Chelly” is the translation of the Navajo word “Chéyi”, which means “inside the rock” or “canyon”. The area received the s…

  • Greece - Konitsa bridge

    The Konitsa or Aoos bridge was built (although it looks older) by architect and stone-master Zioga Frontzou. The work started in 1823 and was finished in 1870. The single arch has a width of 40 meters and a height of 20 meters and is one of the biggest st…


  • Greece - Thessaloniki, Church of Saint Demetrius

    The church of Saint Demetrius is named and devoted after the patron saint of Thessaloniki: Saint Demetrius or Agios Dimitrios. It is by far the most important church of the city for religious, historical and artistic reasons. The first chapel on the curr…

  • USA - Utah, Arches National Park

    Arches National Park has more than 2.000 natural stone arches. Nowhere else in the world are so many natural rock arches found, as within the boundaries of the park. In addition to the arches the park also offers many other amazingly shaped rock formation…

  • Argentina - Salta, Iglesia San Francisco

    When the city of Salta was founded in1582 by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma, some estates where gifted to the Franciscan monks. The first church on this place dates back to the year of 1625, although its instability made it necessary to built…


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