The Temple of Garni (lit. “pagan temple of Garni”) is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia and was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. According to some scholars it was not a temple but a tomb and thus survived the universal destruction of pagan structures. It collapsed in a 1679 earthquake and reconstructed between 1969 and 1975.. Learn more.
Panoramic view of the Mezcala Bridge on Highway 95 in Mexico. Learn more.
Two SBB RABDe 500 “ICN” tilting trains on the Jura foot railway line, at Twann, with Lake Biel in the back. Learn more.
Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and their cygnets in Oxfordshire. Today sees the first day of Royal Swan Upping on the River Thames when swans are ringed. Ownership of swans in the Thames is shared by The Crown, the Vintners’ Company and the Dyers’ Company.. Learn more.
Lilium kesselringianum in Caucasian Biosphere Reserve in Sochi, Russia.. Learn more.
Goalie Brice Samba and an incoming ball at the 2013 Valais Cup. Learn more.
Arches in the interior of the church of Holy Mother of God Narthex within the Sanahin Monastery complex, Lori Province, Armenia. Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as “this one is older than that one”, presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery. The Armenian Apostolic monastery was built in the 10th century in Armenian style and has become a tourist magnet.. Learn more.