Hagia Sophia – Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments. This incredible structure has been a church for 916 years, a mosque for 482 years and now a museum for for over 82 years!

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Sultanahmet Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey

Commonly, it is known as the Blue Mosque, The Sultanahmet Mosque is on the must see list of any good site-seeing tour of Istanbul. It is a true marvel and a testament to builders of another age. The complexities of its vaults and tiling is a site to behold.
Visible from many spots around Istanbul, the Sultanahmet Mosque dominates the skyline.

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Longleat – Wiltshire, England

(above photo © Steve – jetbluestone) Longleat (44) 0 198  – 584 5420 (44) 0 198  – 584 4400 Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW  England www.longleat.co.uk LONGLEAT HOUSE OPEN HOURS: 10:00am   –   5:00pm  Monday – Thursday 10:00am   –   5:30pm  Friday – Sunday & Bank Holidays SAFARI OPEN HOURS: 10:00am   –   4:00pm  Monday – Thursday 10:00am   –   5:00pm  Friday – Sunday… Read More

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Iparművészeti Múzeum – Budapest

In 1872 the Hungarian Parliament decided to purchase “industrial Vienna’s” 1873 World Exhibition and in 1890 a contest was held to design a suitable building to house the collection and be home to the School of Applied Arts on Hõgyes Endre street. First prize was won by a series of plans, put forth by architects  Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, inspired in oriental forms. … Read More