View of Old Town City of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport on the Dalmation coast. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Although Dubrovnik was demilitarised in the 1970s to protect it in case of war, in 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, it was besieged by the Serb and Montenegrin soldiers gathered in the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling.
After the war all damage was repaired in original style.
Game of Thrones Filming Locations; King's Landing, the capital and largest city of Westeros
© 2016 Frans Sellies
Zacatecas, teleferico system on the Bufa mountain is an old Aerial Tram and dates from 1975, it was meant as a medium of transportation but today is more like a touristic atraction on the city.
The state name derives from the name of its capital, Zacatecas. This word is derived from Nahuatl and means -where there is abundant zacate (grass), Zacatecas is located in North-Central Mexico, The state is best known for its rich deposits of silver and other minerals, its colonial architecture and its importance during the Mexican revolution. Its main economic activities are mining, agriculture and tourism.
The city had its start as a Spanish mining camp in the mid 16th century. Native Americans had already known about the area's rich deposits of silver and other minerals. Due to the wealth that the mines provided, Zacatecas quickly became one of the most important cities in New Spain, with much of its silver enriching the Spanish crown. The area saw battles during the turbulent 19th century, but the next major event was the Battle of Zacatecas during the Mexican Revolution when Francisco Villa captured the town, an event still celebrated every anniversary. Today, the colonial part of the city is a World Heritage Site, due to the Baroque and other structures built during its mining days. Mining still remains an important industry
Bahai temple and gardens, Haifa, Israel
BahA¡'A World Centre in Haifa, the spiritual and administrative centre of the BahA¡'A Faith. The Terraces of the BahA¡'A Faith, or Hanging Gardens of Haifa. In the foreground, the Baha'i Eagle. In the center, the golden-domed Shrine of the BA b (Ali Muhammad Shirazi), the Prophet of the BahA¡'i Faith. The terraces represent the first 18 disciples of the BA¡b with 9 concentric circles from each side providing the main geometry of the 18 terraces conceived as generated from the Shrine of the BA¡b. The 18 terraces plus the one terrace of the Shrine make 19 terraces, a significant number within both the BahA¡'A and BA¡bA religions. A Unesco World Heritage site. Architect: Fariborz Sahba from Iran