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The Clifton Suspension Bridge, in Bristol, UK

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset.   What is the Clifton Suspension Bridge? Since opening in 1864, it has been a toll bridge; the income [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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” [ … ]

Skull and Bones, one of the most secret society

Skull and Bones is an undergraduate senior secret society at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It is the oldest senior class landed society. The society’s alumni organization, the Russell Trust Association, owns the society’s real estate and oversees the organization. [ … ]

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 [ … ]