The Lion of Lucerne monument
The Lion of Lucerne monument, Switzerland, commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The sculpture was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and carved in 1820-21 by Lukas Ahorn. The American writer Mark Twain (1835-1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally wounded lion - as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world".
Towers in Bologna
Bologna is a beautiful city located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna and it is also the capital of that part of Italy. In the Middle Ages, Bologna probably was similar to modern Manhattan of New York. Why is that? Because at that time, over a hundred high towers rose above the city. What was their use? The towers were a symbol of the family status. They were built by the rich Bologna families to show their power and importance. Today the most famous symbols of the city are two towers - Torre Asinelli and Torre Garisenda. 15 more towers survived as well, and in the following three-dimensional model you can see how Bologna looked like in the Middle Ages.
SS Richard Montgomery - a sunken ship full of explosives
On August 20, 1944, SS Richard Montgomery - an American cargo ship, carrying a huge amount of explosives to the ongoing Second World War, clipped a sandy shore of the Thames estuary near Sheerness, in the United Kingdom. The rescue operation set off immediately but before the ship was pulled out entirely, it broke in half and sank.
Back to Backs workers' blocks of flats in Birmingham
Today, only the brick walls of old factories, offices and factory mansions remember the British industrial revolution. It it futile, however, to look for old workers' houses called 'back to backs'. They were built cheaply, there was a very low standard, from the middle of the 20th century they were systematically demolished. When the authorities realized that they were some important part of the city's history, it turned out that by an accident there was just one such worker segment at 55-63 Hurst Street in Birmingham. Here are the photos.
Mail Rail - an underground narrow-gauge railway in London
Post Office Railway is also known as Mail Rail. This name represents the London underground narrow-gauge railway built by the Post Office with the participation of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London to quickly transport mail to mail sorting. The railway was used from 5 December 1927 to 31 May 2003.
The world's smallest dogs
One of the most important factors whenyou want to choose a dog is its size. If you like big dogs and you have enough space and time, you may be interested in larger breeds, but we'lll write something about them another time. However, if you live in a small apartment, without a yard, you should check out the list of the smallest dogs in the world.
The first railway line - the wooden railway tracks in the UK
British engineers built a prototype railway already two hundred years before the first passenger steam locomotive that departed from Heighington railway station in the English city called Newton Aycliffe in 1825. How did this prototype railway look like? British engineers laid wooden tracks on an island connecting coal mines with the dock. These wooden tracks with wagons were the first in the world real railway and the predecessor of steam trains.
The life of Vladimir Putin captured in photos
Vladimir Putin is a colorful phenomenon of the international political scene, leading a very eccentric life. Over the years, Putin has accustomed the public opinion to the fact that he does what he wants, regardless of convention. You can like him or hate him, but he's the undisputed Russian king of life. That's why we present you the flashbacks from his life captured in interesting photographs.
For some it's garbage and for others it's art - the artistic avocado
For some it's just trash and for others it is art. Jan Campbell saw something in bio waste, something that nobody else knew so far and she created a series carvings in avocado seeds that are necklaces at the same time.
A burdensome neighbour on Google Maps
No matter if you live in a block of flats or in a detached house, you can be sure of one thing. There's always a neighbor, in your immediate vicinity, who'll make your life worse. That's why a resident of Sequim in Washington decided to show the whole world how much he doesn't like his pesty neighbour and get his back in an interesting way using Google Maps.