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Culture's Ways The Sleeping Gypsy, painting by Henri Rousseau (1897) Art

The Sleeping Gypsy, painting by Henri Rousseau (1897)

The Sleeping Gypsy is an 1897 oil painting by French Naïve artist Henri Rousseau (1844–1910). It is a fantastical depiction of a lion musing over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night.   What is the Sleeping [ … ]

Las Lajas Sanctuary are still full of secrets

Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Colombian Department of Nariño, in the municipality of Ipiales, and built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River.   What is Las Lajas Sancturary? The present church was built in Gothic Revival style [ … ]

The Pashupatinath Temple, a famous temple in Nepal

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.   What is the Pashupatinath Temple? This [ … ]

The Great Pyramid of Giza and its mysteries

The Great Pyramid of Giza also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest [ … ]

Welcome to the Vatican Secret Archives…

The Vatican Secret Archives is the central repository in the Vatican City for all of the acts promulgated by the Holy See.   What is the Vatican Secret Archives? The Pope, as Sovereign of Vatican City and having primal incumbency, [ … ]

Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in Bavaria, Germany. What is the Neuschwanstein Castle? The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as [ … ]

Under the Lamp by Marie Bracquemond (1887) Art

Under the Lamp by Marie Bracquemond (1887)

Who was Marie Bracquemond? Marie Bracquemond (1840 – 1916) was a French Impressionist artist, who was described retrospectively by Henri Focillon in 1928 as one of “les trois grandes dames” [ … ]