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Friday, August 31, 2012
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Sangwŏn-sa Munsudongja Jwasang ( Korean: 상원사목조문수동자좌상, 上院寺木造文殊童子坐像)
Munsudongja Jwasang (National Treasure No. 221), as well as three more National Treasures and relics such as Sangwŏn-sa Munsudongja Jwasangbok-jang. Jinbu-myeon situated on the way to Odaesan Birobong, is one of the four precious temples with Buddha's real saria in Korea. These Bogungs preserving Buddha's bone without statues have been protected in the most sacred way.
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La cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Châlons est une cathédrale française située à Châlons-en-Champagne et dédiée à saint Étienne.
Châlons-en-Champagne, autrefois Châlons-sur-Marne, est le siège d'un diocèse couvrant la partie Sud du département de la Marne (la partie Nord relevant de l'archidiocèse de Reims). Il s'agit d'un des plus anciens diocèses de France puisque son évêque était présent au concile de Sardique en 344. Le premier évêque de la cité des Catalaunes serait saint Memmie duquel une légende tardive fait un envoyé de saint Pierre. La cathédrale se situe dans l'ancienne cité gallo-romaine, de petite dimension et de forme ovale, elle jouxte d'ailleurs l'une des deux voies qui se croisaient (cardo et decumanus), la rue de Marne. Elle était entourée d'un quartier cathédral comportant plusieurs églises (deux collégiales : Saint-Nicolas, supprimée aux xiiie siècle et la Trinité, détruite à la Révolution), le cloître des chanoines au nord, l'évêché à l'ouest.
En 1115, saint Bernard y reçut l'ordination des mains de son ami évêque de Châlons, Guillaume de Champeaux. Philippe d'Orléans, frère de Louis XIV s'y maria avec la princesse palatine, Charlotte-Élisabeth de Bavière le 19 novembre 1671.
La cathédrale Saint-Étienne a été classée monument historique par liste de 18621
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Tibetan nomads, known as འབྲོག་པ། drogba ( say `drokpa`) in Tibetan, are one of the most interesting people on the planet. They live in the remote, high elevation grassland regions of the Tibetan Plateau. Nomads are found in all three traditional regions of Tibet: Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang. The regions that have the most nomads are Nagchu and Ngari in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Yushu and Golog in Qinghai and the northwestern counties of Garnze in western Sichuan. It is hard to say exactly how many nomads are remaining, but estimates have been put at about 2 million (includes nomads and semi-nomads).
Tibetan nomads live either in black yak wool tents or in white canvas tents.Their lives are simple and their possessions are few. Inside the tent, there will be a stove in the center.
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A quintessentially English scene....messing about on the river Avon surrounded by swans and ducks hoping to catch that elusive fish. Captured in the ancient town of Christchurch, Dorset.
Christchurch was founded in the 7th century at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour which flow into Christchurch Harbour. The town was originally named Twynham but became known as Christchurch following the construction of the priory in 1094. The town developed into an important trading port and was fortified in the 9th century. Further defences were added in the 12th century with the construction of a castle which was destroyed by the Parliamentarian Army during the English Civil War. During the 18th and 19th centuries smuggling flourished in Christchurch and became one of the town's most lucrative industries
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The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.