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Ancient City Ruins In Desert Landscapes

As a science fiction fan since I was a little kid - the most impressive moment for me in a story was always the moment we come across with bits and pieces of evidence that there was once a great civilization there.  Gigantic city ruins on the horizon of a distant planet is an idea that gives me the chills every time I think about it. Beholding the signs of an unknown civilization is exciting and inspiring.  Desert with its majestic vastness reminds me the ocean and space - and... continue reading

Chinese palaces

 A richly ornamented building,magnificent decoration.This is Chinese ancient palace.I like the bright colors on the roof,the wooden eaves angle called brackets.The palace building in ancient China is really magnificent. continue reading

A day at Enisala Ruins

Hi DT, I like to travel so last day i put my self in the car and drove to an Ancient fortress . It's located in Dobrogea (Romania). The fortress' three hexagonal tower are the only of this type found in the whole region of Dobruja. There are several competing theories regarding its builders. On one hand, a part of the historians consider that its architecture is reminiscent of the Western manner of planning, and attribute it either to the Genoese.Due to the new political situation and the development... continue reading

Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India

 Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi are situated some 50 Kms away from state capital Bhopal on Vidisha Road. Earliest known monument named as Great Stupa was originally constructed during the reign of Mauryan King Ashoka(between 300 BC - 200 BC ) and it is said that relics of Gautama Buddha were kept in it. Later on during Sunga and Satavahana period it was further modified in form of balustrade , gateways etc.It has 4 toranas(decorated gateways) which depicts Buddhist Rituals, Stories etc. There... continue reading

What’s up with Two Thousand Year Old Trees?

I heard a story about a guy who hired a drag line operator to dig out a pond on his property. The operator was digging for about three hours and was down about twenty five feet into the earth when he hit something big. He kept on digging and removed the dirt from the side of the object.Then he climbed down into the hole with a shovel and moved the dirt away from the object. It turned out that the object was a big tree; in fact it was a huge white pine tree. He moved his machine around so that... continue reading

Pingyao - one of the four most well preserved ancient cities in China

Pingyao County is located in central Shanxi, is a city with 2700 years of history and cultural city, with the same Chinese as the second batch of national historical and cultural city of Sichuan Langzhong, Yunnan Lijiang, Anhui Shexian was known as the "four best preserved ancient city",is currently the only China in the whole city to declare the success of the ancient world cultural heritage city.Read more about it view my complete album:Pingyao Ancient City, China   continue reading

Surya Mandir Temple

Dear Contributors,Hello!I am thankful to select this very valuable place image.This is a image of Surya Mandir (Temple) which is situated at the Deonagar in Aurangabad District in Bihar State of India. This place have a value that never be lost.This temple is 1600 years old and made by totally cutting a Rocks.After many years there were some improvement have been made and flooring and other things has done.People feel a peace in mind after going to that place..Again i am thanking... continue reading

Flower of Life

From pieces of Phoenician art dating from the seventh century BC found in Cyprus and passing the Forbidden City in China, to the temple of Abydos in Egypt we can find the same and mysterious design of the famous "flower of life".certainly there is no knowledge of who was the first to design this figure and what was his real purpose for it, some people attribute exoteric powers to the flower of life ; But the most amazing thing is that this figure can be found throughout the world in different ancient... continue reading

400 online...few steps closer to next milestone!

Happy to see the 400th image online in my portfolio and gearing up to touch next milestone of 500 as soon as possible! Many thanks to the entire Dreamstime community and fellow photographers for being so happening here! Your images and interesting stories inspire a lot of people! :)Personally I keep following specially those who are travel enthusiasts and the food lovers..oops photographers! :) :) The beautiful colors, the compositions, aesthetics in many of the photos are so freshening that I... continue reading

Xi'an Bell Tower, China

Xi ′ an Bell Towerhas been kept in perfect condition,the longest existing one in Chinese history, and also the biggest and most complete one.Standing on the Xi'an Bell Tower, we can see the north, south, east and west city gates.The Bell Tower is the geographical center of Xian and the four main streets are respectively Dong Dajie, Xi Dajie, Nan Dajie and Bei Dajie which are also the main commercial streets.  continue reading

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