The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet was designed and constructed by Abraham (1711–1793) and David Roentgen (1743–1807). The construction started in 1778 and it took a year to be completed since it was crafted by hand. Abraham and David Roentgen were known as master cabinet-makers during the early 1700s into the early 1800s and they made the cabinet for King Frederick William II.Continue Reading
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Our planet is full of wonders and Natural beauty you can hardly believe actually exist. Here I have a collection of the most amazing caves in the world. Many were formed million years ago, but their colors and size still impress us. Most of these stunning caves have been explored and are open to the public.Continue Reading
Ave Maria Grotto, the four-acre park , located in Cullman of Alabama, includes 125 miniature reproductions of the most important Catholic buildings, churches and shrines.
Also known as “Jerusalem in Miniature”, this miniature fairyland was built by Joseph Zoettl (1878-1961), a Benedictine Monk and includes Noah’s Ark, the Tower of Babel, St. Peter’s, the Statue of Liberty and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.Continue Reading
It took around 300 hours to Ryan McNaugh, a professional Lego builder, to build this amazing Lego Acropolis. ”The model is as close to the real Acropolis as I could make it. It’s not an architectural scale model; it’s more of a representation. The hardest parts were working out how to do all the diagonal lines,” McNaught said.Continue Reading
It’s impossible to tell exactly when beauty contests or beauty pageants began, but they certainly existed since antiquity. For example, in Troy, in Ellas, on Lesbos Island, in ancient China etc, beauty pageants were a form of entertainment. Even in the Ottoman Empire, despite strict Islamic morals, rulers entertained themselves with competitions to choose the most gorgeous wife in their harem.
It’s interesting how the perception of beauty have changed over time. Looking at the beauty quins of the past and the women of today I am sure you will agree they aren’t beautiful as todays “modern woman”. What was once considered beautiful and fashionable is now even laughable.
The first modern Europen pageant was held in 1839 in Scotland. The title of “Queen of Beauty” was awarded to the 30 year old Jane Georgiana Sheridan (5 November 1809 – 14 December 1884), wife of Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset and sister of noted author Caroline Norton .
The first modern American pageant, involving the display of women’s faces and figures before judges, was staged by Phineas Taylor Barnum in 1854, but his beauty contest was closed down by public protest.
It was in the 1880s that beauty pageants became more popular and the first “Bathing Beauty Pageant” took place as part of a summer festival to promote business in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Side streets are often small, narrow streets, usually with beautiful facades and balconies, which are covered with various flowers and vines. Mainly available only to pedestrians, they are a favorite place for tourists and photographers, because during the walk amazing photos can be taken.
1. Molyvos village in Lesvos, Greece.
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A confectionery and pastry shop in Athens, Sweet Alchemy by Stelios Parliaros,won the first prize as Best Retail Space, at the Travel and Leisure Design Awards 2013 in New York, where a distinguished jury from the design world (Deborah Berke, Rebecca Minkoff, Fine Collins, etc.) chose the best of the year among 10 different categories.Continue Reading
1. Grace Kelly teases with just a hint of a smile(12 November 1929–14 September 1982), Academy Award-winning American actress, fashion icon, and princess of Monaco.According to cosmetic surgeons, Grace Kelly is considered one of the most beautiful women in history because her face follows a mathematical equation called the golden ratioContinue Reading
Can you imagine sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment? Relaxation at its best!
Underwater accommodations seem to have become a trend among hotels in recent years offering the incredible experience of “Sleeping with the fishes” but few destinations do it better than the Indian Ocean Islands off of East Africa – more precisely the remote island of Pemba.Continue Reading
Vardzia is a cave-palace-monastery site in southern Georgia (the country where Western Europe meets Eastern Asia) excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Mtkvari River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza.Continue Reading