Chernihiv is one of Ukraine's most valued historical cities. The town's Christian monasteries and temples are gateways to the city's most prosperous centuries—the Kievan Rus and the Cossack Hetmanate. Although most of the structures are reconstructions, the eyes might feast with the buildings' opulent architecture dating to as far as the 11th century.
Architects, artists, and art appreciators might celebrate Chernihiv's 1000-year Christian temples such as the six-pillared cathedral of the Eletsky Monastery, marked by its design contrast of 17th century baroque domes and 12th century walls. The domes were reconstructed after their collapse in 1611. Inside this monastery, traces of 759-year-old murals are still found in its interior.
For visitors interested in Ukraine's Orthodox roots, the Contemporary Chernihiv is a provincial museum home to icons of Our Lady, relics of saints, operating monasteries and temples, and parks rich with vegetation. The most treasured facades of the Rus' architecture are in St. Elijah's and the Good Friday Churches.
VEDDHAS IN SRI LANKA
The term Vadda must have derived form the Pali and Sanskrit word Vddha meaning hunter or huntsman.According to Wilhelm Geiger Vaddas of Sri Lanka were an aboriginal tribe perhaps related to the ancient tribes of south India. They were inhabiting the island long before the coming of Aryans an had spread all over the island and later confined only to Vadi rata or Maha Vadi rata consisting of ... Read full Blog post
Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan
Ati-atihand origins ccan be traced to 1210 when refugees from Borneo would smear their faces with soot in affectionalte immitation of the Filipino natives The island of Panay in the Visayas is where this particular detail of Philipine history took place sometime ih the late 12th or early 13th century. For centuries hence, it has been commemoratged in one specific place - in Kalibo, the capital ... Read full Blog post
Amorgos | An unusualy beautiful island in Greece
At the eastern end of the Cyclades, next to the Dodecanese islands, with its elongated shape and the rocky nature, Amorgos is 138 nautical miles from Piraeus (about 9 hours by ferry) and has an area of ??134 square kilometers. According to a financial blog they are investing in many tourist attractions and amenities. If you decide to get there from Piraeus the trip is much easier, since you ... Read full Blog post
San Gimignano and San Pellegrino
Night falls on the flourishing and industrious San Gimignano, its 72 towers stand on the low roofs of the houses lit by the moon. This is not a luxury travel spot but is something you don't see every day. In the distance the clatter of hooves echoed tired in the Via Francigena. The hand of the blacksmith stops beating, the frame of the weaver becomes silent, the streets of the tank only a concert ... Read full Blog post