Argan oil is a slow food in every sense of the word. Each step of hand crafting requires patience starting with drying the than argan fruit. This crucial step has a significant impact on quality; if the fruit is not adequately dried, you disrupt the oils oxidative stability, therefore, decreasing shelf life and increasing high levels of acidity.
Urbino (province of Pesaro) - In 1998 Urbino historic centre earned its place in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list with the following justifications:
I )During its short cultural pre-eminence, Urbino attracted some of the most outstanding humanist scholars and artists of the Rensissance, who created there an exceptional urban complex of remarkable homogeneity, the influence of which carried far into the rest of Europe .
II) Urbino represents a pinnacle of Renaissance art and architecture, harmoniously adapted to its physical site and to its medieval precursor in an exceptional manner. .
Nel 1998 Urbino si è guadagnato un posto nella lista del Patrimonio dell'Umanità dell'Unesco con le seguenti motivazioni:
I) Durante la sua breve egemonia culturale, Urbino ha richiamato alcuni dei maggiori eruditi ed artisti del Rinascimento, che vi hanno creato un complesso urbano di eccezionale omogeneità, la cui influenza si è largamente propagata al resto d'Europa.
Ii) Urbino rappresenta un vertice dell'arte e dell'architettura del Rinascimento, armoniosamente adattato al suo ambiente fisico e al suo passato medievale in modo eccezionale. .
Palmenhaus Schönbrunn Schloßpark
The Palmenhaus was constructed 1880-1882 by architect Franz Xaver Segenschmid, and was the largest glasshouse in the world of its time.
The proportions of the convex and concave lines of the central lateral pavilions are perfectly balanced and endow the iron structure with a perceptible lightness despite its massive dimensions.
The pavilions contain different climatic zones: a 'cold' house to the north, a temperate zone in the central pavilion and a tropical zone in the south pavilion. this means that rare specimens from all over the world can grow here.
The Pilgrimage Church of Wies was completed in 1754 to house a wooden figure of the Christ that was believed to have shed tears beginning in 1738. The church’s interior is considered one of the best examples of rococo decoration in Bavaria and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site we visited in Sri Lanka is the impressive Dambulla Cave Temple. It is actually a complex of five smaller cave temples which are packed with beautiful Buddha statues and elaborate wall paintings. The outside area is equally fascinating as the temple is situated in a location of extraordinary natural beauty.
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Badavilinga Shrine (Hampi, Karnataka): (Doj:12.9.19). Out of the hundreds of ruins of buildings, monuments and shrines in Hampi, this Siva temple is worth mentioning because of 2 facts:
1. The size of the linga and
2. The devotion of the priest
The Badavilinga Temple in Hampi is the largest monolithic Shiva Linga in Hampi. The beautiful Linga is made of black stone. It has a height of 3 meters. The Linga is housed inside a chamber with an opening in the front. It has no ceiling. During the day time, sunlight enters through the opening in the ceiling and floods the Shiva Linga with light. The sanctum in which the Linga is installed is always filled with water as a water channel is made to flow through it. A close look on this icon can reveal three eyes (depicting the three eyes of Shiva) carved on it. It is believed that the temple has been in existence since the period of the Vijayanagara Empire. The name Badavilinga is a combination of two words – Badva and Linga. In the local language Badva means poor and Linga represents Shiva. Legend has it that the Shiva Linga placed inside the temple was commissioned by a poverty-stricken peasant woman. Hence the temple came to be known as Badavilinga Temple.
The priest of the temple is Sri. K N Krishna Bhat who is nearly 90 years old and who had been in priesthood for more than three decades. "The daily puja is a bit of an adventure. With the three-metre tall monolithic idol dwarfing the pint-sized man, he has no option but to cling to the structure while clearing it of the previous day’s flowers. In the absence of a ladder or scaffolding in the water-logged temple, he steps on the base of the Shivalinga for support. He hangs on to it and applies bhasma (vibhooti) and vermilion to the idol before returning to the doors of the eternally flooded temple. " (The Times of India). No devotee enters the temple. When they seek blessings of the Lord, the priest picks up the water from the temple and sprinkles on them.
The Taj Mahal earns its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in my book. It’s magnificent to see. Even in the searing heat of an Indian day.
Earlier this year I went to India with these three wonderful women. Veronica Kirin @vmkirin, Amanda Gilbert @happyhennatattoo, and Lora Cheadle @loracheadle. We were all speakers at the Women’s Economic Forum in New Dehli.
I have to say, though for me, the highlight of our trip was the excursion from Delhi to Agra, to Jaipur, what’s known as India’s Golden Triangle.
I chuckle as I look at this photo. Does it look a bit posed to you? That’s because it is.
Our tour guide loved taking pictures. At the beginning of the day he suggested that we need not pay any of the hordes of photographers that clustered around the entrances like a flock of seagulls hoping to snag some French fries.
Instead he would be more than happy to take our photos for free. He knew all the best spots and made sure his guests took home the perfect tourist shots.
He patiently took our photos as we each gave him our phones. We quickly figured out we wouldn’t have to stand so long in the hot sun if we just used one person’s phone, who would then send the photos to all of us!
Avec 48 sites classés, l'Espagne est le 2e pays le plus représenté sur la liste officielle du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, derrière l'Italie et la Chine (55 sites) mais devant l'Allemagne (46), la France (45) et l'Inde (38). Réuni cette année du 30 juin au 10 juillet pour la 43e session, le Comité du Patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco répertorie cette année officiellement 1121 sites dans le monde entier !
Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka. This beautiful ancient ruins comprises the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, and the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.
Just imagine that maybe in our Entire Universe, you will not find such an interesting volcanic fissure eruption.
About 40,000 interlocking hexagonal columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea.
Beautifully carved Arjuna ratha, one of the five rathas located in Pancha Pandava Rathas, a monument complex at Mahabalipuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in the Kancheepuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
Pancha Rathas is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. The complex was carved during the reign of King Narasimhavarman I (630–668 AD): the idea of realising monolithic buildings, an innovation in Indian architecture, is attributed to this ruler.
Each of the five monuments in the Pancha Rathas complex resembles a chariot (ratha), and each is carved over a single, long stone or monolith, of granite which slopes in north-south direction with a slight incline. Though sometimes mistakenly referred to as temples, the structures were never consecrated because they were never completed following the death of Narasimhavarman I. The structures are named after the Pancha Pandavas and their wife Draupadi, of epic Mahabharata fame.
This library that I was standing in front of was very close to the living quarters of the nobles. 🤠
Opposite this library was a building where a lot of small figures with big d🍆cks (swipe to 4th picture) were found. This place apparently could have been a brothel. 🙊🙉🙈
Now, the interesting story is that, it is believed that the library had an underground connection to this place. 😂🧐🤫 Haha! So men would make it look like they are going to the library, but one can not be sure 😝
It is believed that she spend her last days in this house.
It is believed that after the death of Jesus Christ, one of his dear friends and apostle, St. John took care of Virgin Mary. When Christians were being tortured in the Roman empire, they escaped from there and reached Selcuk along with Mother Mary as St.John was endowed the responsibility to spread Christianity in Asia Minor. His presence in Selcuk during this period is documented.
Also, did you know? This is the first city to have a church dedicated to Mother Mary.
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Ms Kavita Poddar, President of WAFA India & Ms Kamla Poddar, Showchair of WAFA India invited MR ASHOK GEHLOT, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan State of India for the 13th World Flower Show - The Grand Floral Affair.
He was delighted to know that this exclusive event was being organised an by all-women committee and extended his best wishes.
13th World Flower Show
24 February to 1 March 2020 | Jaipur
Shaped by the winds of the desert.
Wadi El Hitan (Whale Valley), situated in the Fayoum, around 150 km south of Cairo, is famous for its large number of well preserved whale fossils. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
And furthermore, you find bizarre rock formations formed by the desert winds in thousands of years.
If you're interested in Japan's history, then the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hashima Island should be on your travel itinerary. Commonly known as Gunkanjima (or 'Battleship island'), this abandoned undersea coal mine lies around 15 km off the coast of Nagasaki. Its crumbling ruins, abandoned mines and eerie atmosphere make it a unique place to visit. Guided tours depart from Nagasaki Port. Photo by @kobateck. #VisitJapanAU
🔖 #Ziggurats were built by ancient #Sumerians , Akkadians, #Assyrians , Elamites, Eblaites and Babylonians for local religions, predominantly Mesopotamian religion and Elamite religion. Each ziggurat was part of a temple complex which included other buildings. The precursors of the ziggurat were raised platforms that date from the Ubaid period during the sixth millennium. The ziggurats began as a platform (usually oval, rectangular or square), the ziggurat was a mastaba-like structure with a flat top. The sun-baked bricks made up the core of the ziggurat with facings of fired bricks on the outside.⠀
🔖Zigguratlar, eski Sümerler, Akadyalılar, Asurlular, Elamitler, Eblaitler ve Babilliler tarafından yerel dinler, çoğunlukla Mezopotamya dini ve Elamit dini için inşa edildi. Her #ziggurat diğer binaları içeren bir tapınak kompleksinin parçasıydı. Ziggurat'ın öncüleri, altıncı binyıl boyunca Ubaid döneminden kalma platformlar oluşturuyordu Ziggurat düz tepeli mastaba benzeri bir yapıydı. Güneşte pişmiş tuğlalar zigguratın çekirdeğini oluşturuyordu.⠀
📌The present and virtual reconstruction photo of Colosseum that is signature structure of Rome.
The Colosseum's original Latin name was Amphitheatrum Flavium, often anglicized as Flavian Amphitheatre. The building was constructed by emperors of the Flavian dynasty, following the reign of Nero. This name is still used in modern English, but generally the structure is better known as the Colosseum.
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📌 Roma'nın simgesi haline gelmiş olan Kolezyum'un şimdiki ve sanal olarak restore edilmiş hali.