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New on 500px : Taj Mahal by xavierarnau by xavierarnau

Sunrise in Taj Mahal – Agra – India.
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New on 500px : Mtskheta Svetitskhoveli Cathedral by No_Smoking by No_Smoking

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Georgian: სვეტიცხოვლის საკათედრო ტაძარი, svet’icxovlis sak’atedro t’adzari; literally, “the Living Pillar Cathedral”) is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral located in the historical town of Mtskheta, Georgia, 20 km (12 mi) northwest of the nation’s capital of Tbilisi.

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New on 500px : Vilnius by roberto_pazzi by roberto_pazzi

The Cathedral of Vilnius is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town, just off of Cathedral Square. Dedicated to Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus, the church is the heart of Catholic spiritual life in Lithuania.
Inside, there are more than forty works of art dating from the 16th through 19th centuries, including frescoes and paintings of various sizes. During the restoration of the Cathedral a fresco dating from the end of the 14th century, the oldest known fresco in Lithuania, was found on the wall of one of the cathedral’s underground chapels.
During the Soviet regime initially cathedral was converted into a warehouse. Masses were celebrated again starting in 1985, although the cathedral was still officially called “The Gallery of Images” at that time. In 1989, its status as a cathedral was restored.

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New on 500px : Since 1774 by flavioparreiras by flavioparreiras

Shrine of Caraça – Minas Gerais – Brazil. Thank you all for the comments and votes. Good Sunday!

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New on 500px : Búðir: at the end of the road by Carlosmacr by Carlosmacr

During our trip in Iceland, we found many interesting and lovely small churches. This is one of them , maybe one of the most popular.

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New on 500px : Temple of Silence by roberto_pazzi by roberto_pazzi

The Pura Luhur Batukau (Temple of Luhur Batukau).
It’s located on the slopes of the volcano Gunung Batukau and it’ is surrounded by green forest.
This is definitely one of the most mystical temples of Bali.
It has a “meru” (Hindu shrine) with seven roofs dedicated to Maha Dewa, the goddess of the mountain, and it has altars dedicated to the lakes Bratan, Buyan and Tamblingan.
Visiting this temple is a pleasure because it is rarely visited by tourists.
The only sounds you can hear are the songs of birds and the litany of priests.

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New on 500px : Sunset on Holy Lake by roberto_pazzi by roberto_pazzi

Pura (“Temple” in Bahasa Indonesia) Ulun Danu Bratan, is a major Shivaite temple on Bali, Indonesia.
It is also featured in Indonesian banknote.
The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul.
Lake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. It’s Located 1200mt above sea level.
Built in 1663, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali.

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New on 500px : Cambodia spirit by CyrilCaballero by CyrilCaballero

Monk standing in front of what used to be the library of Angkor vat.

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