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Silent Sunday: Domes of the magnificent St Andrew’s Church in Kiev, Ukraine

The magnificent domes of the baroque Andriyvs’ka tserkva (St Andrew’s Church) in Kiev

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World at a Glance: Humayun’s Tomb

Like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s tomb is a property worthy of special protection. And like the Taj Mahal, it’s a grave. And just as Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his late, much-loved wife, this tomb was built by Humayun’s widow, Biga Begum, in memory of her late (and equally-loved, one must assume) [...]

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Silent Sunday: Enchanting Asdøljuvet Canyon

Enchanting Asdøljuvet Canyon, Lier in Eastern Norway

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Laura Plantation – Portrait of a Creole family

At the earnest insistence of my three children, Lollie, Daisie and Charlie Jr., I write the memories of my childhood days on the old plantation in Louisiana for them. I have concluded to do so, before my memory begins to fail me, for I realise that I am the last one of my generation left [...]

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Silent Sunday: Lighthouse at Summerside, PEI

Summerside lighthouse in Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada

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8 Instagrams from Arctic Sweden

A visit in Arctic Sweden will likely begin in Luleå, one the biggest cities in the region. Luleå isn’t uninteresting in itself, with more than 100 cafes and restaurants, a pretty cityscape and some unusual street art. But I’m here to have a closer look at the Laponia region (the Latin name for the Sami [...]

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Silent Sunday: Wall of honour in Tiraspol, the breakaway republic Transdniestr

Wall of honour in Tiraspol, featuring upstanding citizens of Transdniestr, chosen by the authorities in the breakaway republic

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