Al-Aqsa Mosque المسجد الاقصى is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. The covered mosque building was originally a small prayer house erected by Umar, the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, but was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 CE. The mosque was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and rebuilt by the Abbasid caliph al-Mansur in 754. - Al-Aqsa, Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel -
The Temple Mount (הַר הַבַּיִת, "Mount of the God”), known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif (الحرم الشريف, "the Noble Sanctuary") is a hill located in the Old City of Jerusalem that for thousands of years has been venerated as a holy site, in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike. - Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel -
Welcome to the 'Cidade Maravilhosa', or the 'Marvelous City', as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Discover more of Rio de Janeiro in Edition 35 of The Discoverer. Link in bio! #thediscoverer
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Vienna woke up to a snowy scenery and it’s amazing! Go out, visit some of the parks that Vienna has to offer (‚Volksgarten, ‚Stadtpark’, ...) and enjoy the snow while it lasts. Have a lovely day and don’t forget to share your snowy photos with us! We are very looking forward to see them. 💫❄️⛄️ by @suomirebekka#viennanow
Good evening, Vienna!
Did you know?
St. Charles Church was finished in 1737. Three years later the Venetian priest and composer Antonio Vivaldi moved to Vienna and and it may be accepted that he visited this brand new extraordinary sacral building. As nowadays one is still attracted by its architecture to people of the 18th century the Charles Church must have appeared as strange and exceptionally unique. ⛄️🌙 by @jakobnoc#viennanow