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Sayyida Ruqayya Mosque

Sayyida Ruqayya Mosque

Damascus, Syria

This mosque was built in memory of Ruqayya who is considered a saint by the Shiite Muslims. She was the daughter of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). The mosque was constructed recently in the 1980s around Ruqayya’s mausoleum. The interior comprises of numerous mirrors, the exterior is relatively simple and elegant. As with other mosques visitors must be dressed appropriately an...

The Sorbonne

The Sorbonne

Paris, France

The University of Paris was first established sometime in the mid-12th century, but it was not until Robert de Sorbon created the campus of the Collége de Sorbonne in 1257 that it began to resemble anything like a modern university.  Previously, the university had been disorganized, and students were forced to find accommodations around the city.  The Sorbonne hosted students from all ov...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

The first iteration of Hagia Sophia was built in 306AD to serve as Constantinople's Cathedral, but burned down in 404.  Version two also burned down too, though several marble slabs remain.  Construction on the current version began in 532 and lasted five years.  It was built during the apogee of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian and you can really tell they went all out....

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake is the center of the city both literally and figuratively. The lake is the city's most popular strolling ground and large groups can be seen in the mornings walking or jogging along the lake or taking part in tai chi exercises. In the middle of the lake is Thap Rua, or Tortoise Tower a three-storey pagoda built in the 18th century. Turtles can be seen basking at the temple's base; w...