If You Ever Find Yourself Traveling In Norway, Look Out For This Stunning Monument

If You Ever Find Yourself Traveling In Norway, Look Out For This Stunning Monument

The fabric of early human history is often woven with factual and fictional threads, mingling the bullet points found in textbooks with the legends and lore that bring timelines to life. These stories, passed down from generation to generation, humanize the past. Detailed histories can’t be boiled down into numbered lists. Monuments and works of art have a penchant for embodying this interplay between fact and fiction, and Norway’s Sverd i fjell is no different. Roughly translating to Swords in Mountain, the Sverd i fjell monument is comprised of three hulking swords that represent the unification of warring Norwegian factions under one banner. Flickr / Stine Homann While this unification process actually happened over the course of a few centuries, the Battle of Hafrsfjord, which some scholars estimate took place in the year 872, symbolizes those efforts. That is the event to which this monument is dedicated. Flickr / Gunnar […]

This Temple Is Beautiful At First But When You Take A Closer Look, Things Get Creepy

This Temple Is Beautiful At First But When You Take A Closer Look, Things Get Creepy

If you ever travel to Thailand, the Wat Rong Khun temple in the Chiang Rai province should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Though the original structure wasn’t much to look at around the end of the 20th century, local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat used his own money to renovate it into the stunning piece of architecture that still stands today since opening to the public in 1997. Although the contemporary Buddhist temple was intended to be a place of worship and an offering to Buddha himself, it has some decidedly creepy features. When you first walk up to the structure, you’ll understand why it is also known as the White Temple. Wikipedia Read More: These People Were Just Trying To Get To Work When This Monstrosity Opened Up I’m sure we can all agree that it’s beyond gorgeous. Wikipedia Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wat-rong-khun/