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Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Museum is located in the restored Al Fahidi Fort, which was built around 1787 to defend the city from invasion.  In its long history, the fort served as a seat of government, the royal residence, ammunition storage, and a jail.  In 1971, it was converted into a museum.  The diverse collection on display offers fascinating insight into the rich history and cultural heritage of Dubai, dati...

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

Chicago, United States

The Chicago History Museum is one of the oldest institutions in Chicago, founded in 1856.  The original building and collection was destroyed in the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.  The current building was built as a public service during the Great Depression in 1932.  The original facade is a magnificent Neo-Georgian structure.  The newer addition is a modern glass and steel structu...

Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery

Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery

Moscow, Russia

This convent was built in 1524. It comprises of a number of Churches including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk and the Gate Church of the Intercession. Tourists are treated to diverse architectural styles such as the white, golden and green walls and domes of the former and the red walls and domes of the latter. The convent was initially to be used for the purpose of imprisoning wives/ siste...

Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope

Cape Town, South Africa

Dating back to the Portuguese occupation of this area in the mid 1600s, the castle was built from 1669 to 1679. Construction lasted about 13 years and the product was a massive pentagonal structure, a classic example of Portuguese defense measures. The construction material comprised of slate quarried from Robben Island but some features are distinctly European such as the bell at the entrance whi...