Colosseum... Many of us know the name, Roman Empire. What we do not know is the various dynasties ruling it.
The Flavian dynasty was one such short lived dynasty, ruling over the empire for 27 years.
The construction of the Colosseum was started by the first emperor of the dynasty, Titus Flavius Vespesianus, or simply Vespasian, after his suppression of the revolt of Judea. It was completed by his son, also named Titus Flavius Vespesianus, or simply, Titus.
On a sunny day, with the forecast constantly showing thunderstorms, we couldn't get inside the Colosseum because of a huge queue.
Blending requires great skill, and in large productions, it has a strict technical regulations, the development of which takes place in the laboratory with the participation of specialists (testers). Historically, English merchants began to use blending in the tea industry and they had their own reasons: tea delivered by sea (and in those days the packaging was rarely completely sealed) often lost its properties by dampening, and it was revived by mixing with more dry and fragrant leaves delivered by dry. Another reason was the desire to diversify the range and offer customers a choice - so trade goes better. By the way, blending does not necessarily mean mixing only tea leaves — other herbs, flowers, roots and pieces of dried fruit are used. Blending has become a massive and necessary phenomenon since the British had to grow and process their tea in India, because there was not a large variety of tea varieties, and the tea itself was quite strong and monotonous in taste. Now there are famous blends, about which all tea lovers have heard — "English Breakfast", (and other breakfasts: "Irish" and "Ceylon") "Earl grey", "Brazen fruit"
#inktober2019 : the supreme
a little reference from one of my favourit show #americanhorrorstory ! I tried to represent the seven wonders in different ways. I realise now that it's a bit confusing and all over the place but I hope you still like it :)!
I'm still skipping my inktobers from Friday to Sunday for my own sanity but this means I 'll continue in November YAY ouo!
The classic tourist picture 🏜🐫 📸
For those interested: from left to right, the three largest are: the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The three smaller pyramids in the foreground are subsidiary structures associated with Menkaure's pyramid🔺️
And lastly, the Pyramid of Khufu is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. Pretty Cool Right?! 😎
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Yes, it’s Monday. Yes, you may have those Monday blues but don’t worry, it will soon be home time and then you can get back to doing what you do best! Listening to the Staying In Podcast and getting your fill of the best games, books, TV & cinema money can buy! Our recommendation for tonight? That would be one of our regular gaming staples that never lets us down... 7 Wonders from @reposproduction
Tiny painting 005— Machu Picchu | Peru
I first heard Machu Picchu in a cartoon as a child (surprise surprise, my childhood was pretty much filled with educational shows). I was intrigued by this mysterious Inca site which never found during the Spanish conquest. It was constructed using extremely heavy granite rocks (over 55 tons weight), which was either pushed up the mountain by bare hands or chiseled from the side of the mountain itself. The most amazing part was the construction, which Incan uses a method called ashlar, that involves stones being perfectly shaped and are are fitted so well that not even a blade of knife would fit between them. However the Incas abandoned Machu Picchu after living for 100 years. The exact reason was not known because its people did not keep any written records.
Love immersing myself in the culture of a new place and it came easily in India. There is no place like home and no place like the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There were only a precious few days left and Taj Mahal was top of list, but I saved it to the end. I didn't even have time to stay overnight in Agra, so I did a day trip from New Delhi starting at 6 am (arriving back in Delhi at 7 pm). I highly recommend @indiadrivertours who was reliable, professional and safe. Try to request Bhoopi as your tour guide too. He doubles as a historian as well as a solid photographer (he directed this shot and knows all the good places). He'll tell you the love story of this white marble mausoleum inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones, which took 22 years to build. Not much more to say because no words can do the Taj Mahal justice. A must see for all the reasons you've been told and more. **Tip: Have lunch or dinner at Peshawri at ITC Mughal in Agra. It's an outlet of Bukhara which is the trademarked original at ITC Maurya in Delhi. Bukhara can draw hour lines ups daily without a reservation, so this is your next best bet if you want to try it out. It's excellent.
Safe to say Peru has some pretty insane sights for adventurer!
Did you know that Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World?
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Did you know :If observed carefully, the four pillars or minarets are tilted outwards rather than standing straight. The reason why it was constructed in such a way was to protect the main tomb (gumbad) from being damaged with the falling of minarets on it in case of any natural calamity like an earthquake.
Día 4. De Agra a Jaipur. 250 km, 5 horas.
Llegó el gran día que teníamos marcado en el calendario, a las 05.00 de la mañana el despertador sonó para vestirnos y salir pitando a la puerta del Taj Mahal. Nuestro hotel estaba a 5 minutos andando, cuando llegamos a la entrada ya había gente esperando.
Que vamos a decir de este edificio! Una preciosidad, para eso es una de las 7 maravillas del mundo! Estuvimos dos horas haciendo la visita, suficiente para verlo y hacer mil fotos.
A las 10.00 salimos hacia Jaipur, por el camino visitamos el Fatehpur Sikri, una antigua ciudad que fue capital del imperio mongol. Una visita imprescindible si vas de camino a Jaipur.
📍Taj mahal, Agra, India
✔Nota: Cogimos las entradas a primera hora, que es cuando todo el mundo dice que hay menos gente (la verdad es que pensábamos que iba a haber menos, pero pudimos hacer la visita y mil fotos sin problemas). Se pueden pillar por internet y así te ahorras ese tiempo de espera en la cola.
La visita es de máximo 3 horas de duración, se supone que controlan las horas, pero nosotros no vimos a nadie.
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Today, I crossed another accomplishment off my bucket list. I visited the Taj Mahal, my LAST 7 Wonder Of The World! It only took me a year to do it.
I hope this motivates people to go after their dreams. Anything’s obtainable if you have the drive to go get it.
Set a goal for yourself and follow through with it. Procrastination is the cousin to stagnancy.
Thanks for all the love & support 🙏🏾. Stay tuned, I’m just getting started!
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