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The Berlin Wall: An Enduring Symbol of Freedom

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Irony is a wonderful thing. It greets you at the most unexpected place and restores your faith in the designs of fate. Consider for a fact that Berlin’s most famous tourist attraction is a place that does not, really, exist anymore. When it stood as the most potent symbol in the Cold War era, it not only divided a city ... Read More »

Notre Dame, France

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Hunchback of Notre Dame,France is one of the popular and greatest monument in the capital of French and is recorded in the World Heritage list.It is a unforgettable masterpiece with gothic architecture. Location and Architecture: The Notre Dame is situated in the geographical and popular historical centre of Paris  at the edge of the Ile de la Cite.This is no ... Read More »

The city of temples: Bishnupur, India


In the Bankura district of West Bengal lies a town so steeped in history that once you step on to the red soil, you are transported to a different world, where time stands still and stories of an age gone by blows in the wind. Bishnupur, situated about 160 km away from Kolkata, is a quaint little town famous for ... Read More »

Circle of sight: London Eye


Observation structures are a common feature of cities that attract tourists. It gives the tourists a bird’s eye view of the city. New York’s Empire state building, Toronto’s CN Towers, Eiffel Tower in Paris, are few of the many observational structures found around the world. But London can boast about its unique observational structure, which is a giant Ferris wheel. ... Read More »

The Canterbury Cathedral: An Oasis for the Soul


The most famous Christian structure in Southern England, the Canterbury Cathedral has a distinct place for itself in history. The construction of the cathedral started in the 7th century and ever since then, it has been torn down, rebuilt, refurbished and modified over a course of 1300 years. Needless to say, the Canterbury Cathedral is unique in its own way. ... Read More »

The Golconda Fort, India: History comes to Life

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11 km away from Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh is located one of the most impressive fortress complexes in India. The name Golconda comes from two words – ‘golla’ and ‘konda’, literally meaning the ‘mud fort’. The fort is a combination of the legacy left by both the Kakatiya and Qutub Shahi dynasties of Andhra Pradesh. It is said that a ... Read More »

Khajuraho Temples, India: Paean to Passion


One of the most potent symbols of Medieval art in India survives in the form of the Khajuraho temples in the Chatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is about 620 kilometers south east of New Delhi and is India’s best known complex of Hindu and Jain temples. The walls of the temple are adorned with exquisite signature sculpture which speak ... Read More »

Machu Pichchu: The Marvel of the Incas

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The modern man might well be proud of his technical prowess, but that does not change the fact that thousands of years before him indigenous civilizations achieved great things in harmony with nature using the crudest tools there is.  Machu Pichchu is one such architectural marvel conjured by the Incan Empire; a marvel that depicts the perfectly harmonious relationship between man and ... Read More »

Pompeii – The Ruins Of Time


They say that only fools go into combat with nature. One of the most famous tourist attractions in Italy is the ruins of Pompeii- a major commercial capital from days gone by destroyed and preserved by the wrath of Mt. Vesuvius. It is one of those places which make you reflect on the brevity of life and the might of ... Read More »

In Touch With Divinity : Church of The Nativity, Jerusalem

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In the holy land of Jerusalem time stands still. Nobody can claim that the land is peaceful though. For centuries, Jerusalem has been witness to various bloody battles for possession. Ever since Moses set out in search of the Promised land, Jerusalem has seen it all- from the Crusades of the Middle ages to the Siege of Jerusalem in 2002. Palestinian and ... Read More »