Layout of the Old City of the Second Temple (~ 2000 years ago) is in the Museum of Israel, there is a temple, and Books - a specially constructed building for storage of the Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran.
Tulips in Holland - not just tulips. This is her symbol, and in the Middle Ages - even it was the method of payment of anything, and very expensive. For a couple of rare varieties of flower bulbs you can buy a house, or a sufficient number of livestock, or a small brewery. A girl with a dowry in the form of tulip bulbs was considered a wealthy bride. Today the cultivation of tulips - the main branch of the Dutch business. One fifth of the land area used for growing bulbs, which are then sent to 80 countries. The biggest flower market is located in the city of Aalsmeer, and the largest collection of tulips is the world famous royal park of flowers Keukenhof. The park has 4.5 million tulips planted 100 different varieties and it is open to visitors from mid of April to mid of May.
Fog shrouded the Cape Town, which is typical for this time of year - the usual seasonal natural phenomenon. Unusual that it looks so beautiful. Recall that in South Africa, as elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, in the court of late autumn, gradually turning into winter. (Mike Hutchings / REUTERS / Scanpix)
Architects of Metropolis Design submitted a draft Spa House, located on the Host Bay in South Africa. This multi-functional building with a residential area and a spa - an extension to the main residence in Cape Town, South Africa.
Khewra Salt Mines are in the district of Punjab in Pakistan, about 160 kilometers from Islamabad and 260 kilometers from Lahore. They attract up to 40,000 visitors per year and is the second largest in the world. Located in the foothills of the Salt Range, the mine is considered the oldest in South Asia.
The most significant landmark on the island of Phuket is the world-famous vegetarian festival, which takes place over eight days in the first decade of the ninth lunar month (late September - early October).
The New York Public Library has published a gallery of 9000 photographs and illustrations on the theme of the Middle East, made from the 17th to the 20th century. The monuments of ancient Egypt and the Biblical world often in the early photographs. French academic François Arago (1786-1853) mastered the new technology at that time in 1839 in order to "save time and effort and not to copy characters by hand, completely covering the historical monuments in Thebes, Memphis, Karnak and other places." The travelers brought with them equipment, cameras, chemicals and metal (and later glass) plate on the shores of the Mediterranean and photographed the famous kinds of places, before Western man known only by the artists. We offer you to see pictures of old Egypt.
In the media battle on tomatoes in Bunol in eastern Spain, attended by about 40,000 people from around the world. It was destroyed several tons of tomatoes. La Tomatina Festival (La Tomatina), held annually on the last Wednesday of August. The festival is held in honor of the patron saint of the city of St. Louis Bertrand (San Luis Bertr? N) and Our Lady of the defender.
24th National Geographic Traveler photo contest came to an end, and the judge was about to pick winners, and online voting ended on July 20. Here are some beautiful pictures of participants in four categories: Travel, Landscapes, The feeling of space and unexpected moments.
Photographer Peter Bohler visited Przystanek Woodstock (Station Woodstock) - Polish analogue of American rock music festival. The motto of the festival is the slogan of "Love, friendship and music." In 2011 the site was visited by over 700,000 people.