View of the rich ceiling of the interior courtyard of the Borujerdi House, a historic house located in Kashan, Iran. The house dates from 1857 and was constructed by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for a wealthy merchant as proof of love to his wife.. Learn more.
Moon light view of the Bode Museum, located on the Museum Island of Berlin, Germany. The museum, originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (after Emperor Frederick III) and later honored to its curator, Wilhelm von Bode, was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. The museum hosts a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, coins and medals.. Learn more.
Oxyopes javanus is a spider in the family Oxyopidae, commonly known as Lynx spiders.. Learn more.
Large-leaved Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), invasive species in wild in Ukraine.. Learn more.
Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 square miles) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants (2013). The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture.. Learn more.
Ceiling of the Sioni Cathedral, a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The cathedral is situated in historic Sionis Kucha (Sioni Street) in downtown Tbilisi. It was initially built in the 6th and 7th centuries. Since then, it has been destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version with some changes from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia until the Holy Trinity Cathedral was consecrated in 2004.. Learn more.
Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris): the largest sub-species of jaguar. To celebrate Olympic Day. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established on 23 June 1894. The Team Brazil (Time Brasil) mascot for Rio 2016 was a jaguar in Brazil’s national colours of green and yellow.. Learn more.