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What are the holes in this Buddha statue for?
Windows. The Laykyun Setkyar in Myanmar is the second tallest statue in the world at 116 meters (381 ft), plus 13.5 m (44 ft) for the throne. All top three tallest statues in the world depict Buddha.
Where was this photo taken?
In St. Louis. The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. It is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and the world's tallest arch.
Where is this Holocaust Memorial?
In Berlin. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a well known memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It consists of 2,711 concrete blocks. Opened in 2005, this large memorial site (19,000 m², 4.7 acres) is today one of the must-see places in Berlin. It is estimated that some 3.5 million visitors entered the memorial in the first year it was open, or about 10,000 every day.
Since 1998, Harvard University wraps marble statues on its campus with waterproof covers every winter. Why?
To protect from acid rains. The eastern third of the United States is significantly impacted by acid rain. Acids in the rain react with the calcium compounds in the stones like limestone or marble to create gypsum, which then flakes off.
Where is The Motherland Calls statue located?
In Volgograd. At the height of 85 m, is one of the tallest statues in the world and the tallest statue in Russia and Europe. The statue is an allegorical image of the Motherland, which calls on its sons and daughters to repulse the enemy and continue their further offensive.
In which European city was this photo taken? It depicts eight meter tall statue of the city's patron.
Sofia. The Saint Sofia statue is located at the intersection of Maria Louisa Boulevard and Todor Alexandrov Boulevard. It was erected in 2000 replacing Lenin’s monument, which was removed from the same spot in 1991. The crown symbolizes the power, the wreath the fame and the owl the wisdom.
Who ordered the construction of Arc de Triomphe in Paris?
Napoleon Bonaparte. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It was commissioned in 1806 after the victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon at the peak of his fortunes.
Where was this photo taken?
In Paris. The Arc du Carrousel stands west of the Louvre, not far from the more famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile. It was originally surmounted by the famous horses of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Venice, which had been captured in 1798 by Napoleon. In 1815, following the Battle of Waterloo, Quadriga returned to Venice and the arc was topped with a copy.
What castle is shown in the illustration?
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer.
This is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. Where is it located?
In Belgrade. The Church of Saint Sava is a Serbian Orthodox church located in Belgrade. It is dedicated to Saint Sava, the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and an important figure in medieval Serbia. From its location, it dominates Belgrade's cityscape, and is perhaps the most monumental building in the city.