Tallinn: The Estonian Treasure of Europe

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Perhaps there aren’t many travelers who would like to spend their holidays in Tallinn – and probably most of them are not even aware of its existence. However, the Estonian capital has much to offer to those who are passionate about history, art and architecture Continue reading

The Catacombs of Odessa

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Underneath the city of Odessa, in Ukraine, is an extensive network of tunnels believed to be the largest catacomb system in the world. Largely unmapped and spread haphazardly under the city, the huge maze of underground passages extends for over 2,500 kilometers. If it were laid out in a straight line the tunnels would reach all the way to Paris. Continue reading

A Look at the Met Breuer Metropolitan Museum of Art Before the Doors Open

Once home to the Whitney Museum of American Art on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the imposing, bunker-like building on Madison Avenue has been leased to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and rechristened as the Met Breuer. The space will be dedicated to highlighting modern and contemporary artistic movements, along with their art-historical influences. It will open to the public on March 18, 2016.The Granite Exterior, Now With a Spot of Red Continue reading

10 Amazing Works of Art that are Lost Forever

The Colossus of Rhodes: Lost in an Earthquake

The Colossus of Rhodes was an enormous statue of the Greek Titan Helios, the personification of the sun, which was built in the Greek city of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. This massive statue stood nearly one hundred feet high and rested on a fifty-foot high marble pedestal. This masterpiece is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The striking bronze Colossus took over twelve years to build, and it stood facing the city of Rhodes for over fifty-six years before an earthquake hit the city, collapsing the statue into hundreds of pieces, where they have lain for centuries.

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