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Trinity Church, a small Russian Orthodox church on King George Island near Russian Bellingshausen Station, Antarctica

Venetian masks - Wanblee

Sighişoara, Mures, Romania

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

Kirche am Steinhof , Vienna

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    Rolando Calimlim

    Also called the Church of St. Leopold in Vienna. Is the Roman Catholic Oratory of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital. The building designed by Otto Wagner is considered one of the most important Art Noveau church's in the world. The church dedicated to St. Leopold was built between 1903-1907, by the 63 year old architect Otto Wagner, with mosaics and stained glass by Koloman Moser and sculptural angels by Othomar Schimikowitz (1864-1947). The great majority of the other details are the works of Otto Wagner. The statue on the two external towers represent Saint Leopold and Saint Severin and are the works of the Viennese Sculpture Richard Luksch. .

Bacchus God of wine. Adorning the Oddfellow Arms, Blyth

Lapland, Finland

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    Rolando Calimlim

    Lapland is a region that stretches across the northernmost parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland, deep inside the artic circle. The same people have lived in Lapland for centuries. Surviving the long, harsh winters by herding reindeers for meat, milk, and skins. Today the Sami, still keep their own language and customs, but increased development is threatening their traditional way of life.

Grundtvig’s Church, (Copenhagen, Denmark)

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery (Kiev, Ukraine)

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    Rolando Calimlim

    Made in the Ukrainian Baroque style and is one of the oldest in Ukraine. Back in 1108, Prince Svyatopolk built a stone church, Dedicated to St. Michael, the archangel. St. Michael Cathedral was named Golden Domed and in those days, it actually was the only church in Kiev with golden domes. When Prince Svyatopolik died in 1114, they buried him in the cathedral built by them. St. Michael monastery was often plundered and destroyed by the Polish and the Tatar-Mongol invaders. However, the cathedral was many times restored and even expanded. In 1930, the monastery was destroyed again-but the communist this time. After Ukraine gained its independence in the mid 1990, the Michael golden-domed monastery was fully restored nowadays. This is the main Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate.

The Church of Hallgrímur (Reykjavík, Iceland)

The magnificent cathedral of St. Alexander Nevski in Sofia, Bulgaria - the biggest orthodox cathedral in the world. It is approx 18 stories high .

cistern under the Real Alcazar palace in Sevilla, Spain

Cathedral of Leon, Spain

thessaly, greece

Kievo-Pecherskaya Larva

A Votive in the Dark Cathedral


The Airy Doom of the Duomo

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    Rolando Calimlim

    What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! and yet so delicate, so awry, so graceful! A very world of solid weight and yet it seems......a delusion of frostwork that might vanish with a breath! The central one with its great doors is bordered with a bass reliefs of birds and fruits and beasts and insects, which have been so ingenously carved out of the marble that seems like living creatures...and the figures are so numerous and the design so complex, that one might study it a week without exhausting its interest. Everywhere that a niche or a perch can be found about the enormous building. From summit to base, there is a marble statue, and every statue is a study in itself...away above, on the lofty roof, rank and rank of carved and fretted spires high in the air, and through their rich tracery, one sees the sky beyond.

The Duomo, the Heaven Side

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    Rolando Calimlim

    (Up on) the roof...Springing from its broad marble flagstones, were the long files of spires, looking very tall close at hand, but diminishing in the distance... we could see, now, that the statue on the top of each was the size of a large man, though they all looked like dolls from the streets...They say that the cathedral of Milan is second only to St.; Peter's at Rome. .I cannot understand how it can be second to anything made by human hands.

Silica Pond, Iceland Photograph by David Remacle: "One of the highlights of the interior of Iceland: a hot-water pond, charged with silica, glowing in the middle of nowhere."

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland Photograph by Yourane Ung

Train Trip, Sweden Photograph by Vytautas Serys: "This picture was taken in northern Sweden during a train trip to Abisko. My idea was to capture the warm train going through chilly Lapland's landscape."

Geothermal Spring, Iceland Photograph by Johann Karlsson

murissement: Seljalandsfoss (by KristjánFreyr)

San Martino, Italy spring in the alps (by Anna Netrebko Fan)