Sunday, January 17, 2010


Schönbrunn Palace, the palace was one of the residences of the Habsburg empire in Vienna (Wien), Austria

The royal château was built by the Sun King Louis XIV, it was a symbol of absolute monarchy expressed in stone (l'etat, c'est moi). France

The White House in Washington D.C. is since 1800 the official residence of the President of the United States, the building is recognized as the symbol of the President, of the President's administration, and of the United States.

Kremlin with Cathedral of the Annunciation and Cathedral of the Archangel,Moscow, Russia

One of the symbols and focal points for the Catholic faith, part of Vatican City, the papal residence. Rome, Vatican City

Temple Mount, the Noble Sanctuary with the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkeywas a former patriarchal basilica, the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years. In 1453, Constantinople (today Istanbul) was conquered by the Ottoman Turks and Sultan Mehmed II ordered the building to be converted into a mosque.

Chichén Itzá, Mexico was the most important regional capital of the Mayan culture between the years 750 and 1200 AD, the pre-Columbian city is located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula of present-day Mexico

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany main symbol of Berlin and today also a symbol for the reunited Germany.

Cologne Cathedral (Dom zu Köln), Köln, Germany

The Cologne Cathedral is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe and the dominant landmark of the city of Cologne.

the Golden Pagoda located in Yangon, Myanmar's defacto capital, is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the result of a colossal miscalculation. Everyone makes mistakes, but most people's mistakes does not weigh 14,500 tonnes. But some mistakes are excusable, after a while.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australiahas become the very symbol of Sydney and maybe for whole modern Australia.

The Forbidden City is the largest cluster of ancient buildings in the world, a city within a city.and a symbol of China's cultural heritage.

Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City, USA, the Art Deco skyscraper is New York's most popular landmark and a symbol for the American way of life, rose during the Great Depression to the then tallest building in the world.

Clock Tower, Palace of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, is a symbol for London as well as an icon for the British way of life.

Eiffel Tower, Champ-de-Mars, Paris, France

Few things symbolize Paris and France like this monument, it is the foremost universal icon of the French way of life of bon vivant and savoir vivre.

Statue of Liberty, New York City, USA
The Statue of Liberty, since 1924 a National Monument, is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
The Potala Palace at the peak of Marpo Ri, the "Red Hill" is the symbol of Lhasa (sacred land), a treasure of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts

Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Flavian Amphitheatre is an iconic symbol for Rome the 'Eternal City' as well as for the civilization of the Imperial Roman Empire.

Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens can be seen as a symbol for the Ancient Greek World, the classical period of the Hellenic civilization

Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor was the ancient capital of the Khmer empire, in western Cambodia and one of the world's greatest cultural treasures, today the national symbol of the country,

Great Wall of China (长城), China
The Long Wall is really an amazing landmark and today the most celebrated symbol of China. In premodern times the Great Wall was also recognized as a symbol of the futility and cruelty of the first emperor's political and military ambitions

Stonehenge, Wiltshire county, UK the world's most famous prehistoric monument. People around the world consider it as a sacred site and they associate the ceremonial place with the super natural world.

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Taj Mahal is a monument of love, and a symbol for India.

Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx near Cairo, Egyp
The pyramids are a symbol of the high culture of dynastic ancient Egypt.

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