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Heraion of Perachora by vasiliosgavrilis

The Heraion of Perachora was a sanctuary of the goddess Hera situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf at the end of the Perachora peninsula. In addition to a temple of Hera of unusual construction and antiquity, the remains of a number of other structures have also been found, including a L-shaped stoa, a large cistern, dining rooms, and a second potential temple.

There is a legend recounted in Euripides that Medea buried her murdered children at a sanctuary of Hera Akraia as she fled from Corinth. This may be a reference to this site. Herodotus tells the story of Periander stripping the clothes off of the Corinthian women at a sanctuary of Hera. In the 1st century CE, the Greek historian Strabo wrote that there was an oracle associated with the sanctuary.

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Ancient memories by videophotoart_com

Buildings of great value within the Old Port of Trieste (Porto Vecchio – Italy).
Among Italian cities, Trieste boasts the most important port for its architectural historical heritage. With its layout, new technologies, materials used for its imposing warehouses and special buildings, is an extraordinary evidence of port-industrial architecture in 19th century in Europe.
The Old Port of Trieste is different from any other port in the Mediterranean area because it reproduces, in terms of construction rules and overall layout, the features of Lagerhäuser, i.e. city areas dedicated to freight traffic, like north-European ports, in particular Hamburg’s Speicherstadt.
The Old Port of Trieste includes the five original piers, the offshore breakwater built in 1875, the Hydrodynamic power plant (a world’s unique example containing all machinery), the electric transformer station and the imposing warehouses which retain the construction patents that were a turning point for late 19th century building techniques.

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Burj al-Arab by Cybjorg

The iconic, sail-shaped Burj al-Arab is known as the “world’s only 7 star hotel.” Given that there is no official hotel rating greater than 5 stars, the title seems to be a bit of a marketing ploy. Nevertheless, the hotel is extremely opulent and is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. At 322 m (1,056 ft), the Burj al-Arab is the third tallest hotel in the world.

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storm clouds by frank_delargy

The fisherman next to me told me that fishing was supposed to be better in the rain. Hmm.. maybe not the rain that he we were about to experience. This view, looking east from the Courtney-Campbell Causeway normally includes a view of Tampa. That view has been replaced by the wall of rain coming our way.
I took a few images before I got one that had the lightning.

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