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CYPRUS – PAPHOS – Saint Neophytos Monastery – Front View
Saint Neophytos monastery lies 10 km outside Pafos, near Tala village. Saint Neophytos was the founder of the monastery in 1159. He lived there and died in 1219 at the age of 85. The main church of the monastery was built around 200 years afte [...]

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CYPRUS – PAPHOS – Saint Neophytos Monastery – Entrance
The original Engleistra of Saint Neophytos consists of three parts: the church of the True Cross, the cell of Neophytos, and the Refectory. All three are carved into the steep rock face where Neophytos first wished to settle as a hermit. A lar [...]


DRESDEN – Schloss Pillnitz – Camelia Japonica
The buildings surround a Baroque flower garden, whose centrepiece is a pond with a large fountain. From this, a chestnut-lined allée approximately 500 metres long runs parallel to the river bank, flanked by small rectangular hedged parterres. [...]


DRESDEN – Schloss Pillnitz
Pillnitz Castle is a restored Baroque palace at the eastern end of the city of Dresden in the German state of Saxony. It is located on the bank of the River Elbe in the former village of Pillnitz. Pillnitz Castle was the summer residence of ma [...]


MADEIRA – Eira do Serrado – Curral das Freiras
The Curral das Freiras is a stunning natural depression in the mountainous interior of Madeira that was the sanctuary and hiding place of a convent of nuns during a particularly unpleasant pirate raid. The main attraction of the Curral das Fre [...]

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MADEIRA – Eira do Serrado Viewpoint
The Eira do Serrado Viewpoint is not only fantastic for its magnificent view but also by the tranquility and the almost untouched and wild nature. Here you can see the picturesque village of Curral das Freiras, parish that belongs to the munic [...]