Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Church of St Peter (St Peter's Cave Church) near Antioch (Antakya), Turkey, is composed of a cave carved into the mountainside on Mount Starius with a depth of 13 m, a width of 9,5 m and a height of 7m. This cave, which has been used by the first Christians in Antakya region, is considered to be one of Chistianity's oldest churches.According to the manuscript and colors dating in the middle or second half of the 13th century. Fresco Mladenac Christ is almost unique in the Serbian fresco painting.
Only some pieces of ground mossaics, and traces of frescos on the right side of the alter have been preserved to date from the early period of the church. It is thought that the tunnel inside that opens to the mountain side, served the Christians to evacuate the church in case of sudden raids and attacks. Water that seeps from rocks to be gathered inside the drinking trough has been used for baptisms. The collection of water, which visitors drank and collected to bring to those who were ill, in the belief that it was healing and curative, has lessened as a result of recent earthquakes.
Manastir Black said anchoress the midst of a mountain in South Serbia, located in the narrow passage Black Rivers. It is surrounded by high rocks and rich forests.. Comes from the thirteenth century, when it was built small church in a large cave above the river beds Black. Soon the monks their kelije around the church, rock and built a small wooden bridge over the floating dry river bed. Great miracle God River directly above the monastery and again from the country after a few hundred meters underwater your flow. In fifteen century lived in the monastery is famous St. Joanikije Devički with its monks. Saint later was moved to the Drenica area where today the monastery of Devic.
In the dining room of the Hotel de Sal Playa in Bolivia, the salt is always on the table. In fact, at the world's only hotel made of salt, the salt is the table.
The lodge has 15 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room and a bar.
The hotel walls are made of salt blocks stuck together with a cement-like substance made of salt and water. During rainy seasons, the walls are strengthened with new blocks, while the owners ask the guests to avoid licking the walls to prevent deterioration.
When a jumbo jet dies, it’s usually sold for scrap or something. But Swedish entrepreneur Oscar Dios has a better idea for the 30-year-old junker he bought. He turned it into a hotel. Boeing 747, dubbed Jumbo Hostel, is parked outside Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport.
The plane had been abandoned for six years, after flying for Singapore Airlines, PanAm and the Swedish leasing company Transjet, ever since 1976.
Since it was taking up a lot of space, something had to be done about it, so Dios’ idea was accepted immediately. The Jumbo Hostel can accomodate 74 people, at the moment, in 25 simple, 70’s style rooms. The jet’s upper deck has been transformed into a conference hall, while the cockpit has been converted into a wedding chappel.
You can book a room by clicking over here.