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Paro Taktsang, the cultural icon of Bhutan

Paro Taktsang, also known as the Taktsang Palphug Monastery and the Tiger’s Nest, is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan.   What is the [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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” [ … ]