TIME FOR INDIAN RENAISSANCE – Europe Tour Packages from Gujarat

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Renaissance, the Silent Revolution of 15th Century in Europe, changed the destiny of Europe and the world in last 500 years.

New discoveries in science, new voyages in travel, new creations in arts, new medicines and the most importantly new ways of thinking, reasoning and logic conquered the European society which was dominated by dogmas and blind faiths.

Europe which was passing through 1000 years dark age from 400 -1400 AD emerged as the center of the earth, as the economic military and artistic powerhouse which ruled almost whole of the world for next 400 -500 years.

Which are the contributions of the Renaissance to the world? Which new inventions were inspired by the Renaissance? 

The most notable changes experienced during the Renaissance were in the fields of art and architecture, literature, philosophy and science.

The reasons prevailed and new trends and fresh styles emerged.

1) Michelangelo, painted the ceiling of Sistine Chapel with naked bodies of humans. Those ideas proved to be offence to the church.

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The last judgement is a canonical fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Michaelangelo executed on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican city. The work took 4 years to complete and was done between 1536 and 1541.

Sistine Chapel

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2) Leonardo Da Vinci, contributed with many famous works like The Mona Lisa painting, The Last Supper and many more.He had also thought of the flying machine, in 1485.

Famous Painting Of Mona Lisa By Leonardo Da Vinci

Famous Painting Of Mona Lisa

Flying Machine Design

Flying Machine Design

3) Nicholas Copernicus gave the first map of Solar system with Sun at its center.

4) Charles Darwin gave the theory of Evolution.

5) In 15th Century, when people lost their confidence in the Catholic Church due to corruption, then Martin Luther gave shape to a movement called protestant movement which exposed the corruption of catholic churches.

6) During this period many sailors and explorers set out to find a sea route to the East.

7) In 1498, Vasco Da Gama made his way to India through the Cape of Good Hope on the southern tip of Africa.

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The phases of Venus, observed by Galileo in 1610.

8) Galileo has played a major role in Scientific Revolution. He is famous as “father of modern observational astronomy” the “father of modern physics”, the “father of science”. The phases of Venus, observed by Galileo in 1610.

9) William Shakespeare was a great poet and known as the England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613.

The above is history of European Renaissance.

Now the question arises in our minds, whether there will be an Indian Renaissance ever? Last many centuries we have been living under poverty, cast conflicts, blind faiths and religious dogmas. Will we ever have chance to have Indian Renaissance? Will we ever emerge as the powerhouse of the world? Do we really have potential to be a developed country? These are the questions which surely arise in every Indian’s mind. India has very powerful history. To name a few, Arya Bhatt has given “0”, Charaka has given Ayurveda to the world. But, if we look closely into our history of last 1500 years we will realize that we have made almost no contribution for betterment of mankind nor have we made any new inventions for the word.  Indian Civilization was the most respected throughout the world before 1500-2000 years. But sadly we have not made any significant progress in economy or discovery in last 1500 years.

We strongly believe that time of India has come back now. With such a huge dynamic young population, so many great minds are aligned to software development and creating computer power. We believe that time of India has come back now. With such a huge dynamic population, so many great minds are aligned to software development and creating computer power.

Indian Renaissance

Our youth has strong enthusiasm. Many are focusing on rural developments and developing strong education infrastructures and degree courses.

Indian Renaissance

We believe that future belongs to the Indians. We are opening platform for discussion here. We believe that India Renaissance has started; We want our readers to contribute here whether they believe that Indian Renaissance has started???????????

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AVIATION 2050 – Aviation Information from Tour Operator in Gujarat

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Next 35-40 years will completely revolutionize the Aircraft Technology. Aviation is going to change the living of the people and especially the ways they travel.

Computer and Telecom experts are saying that share of the business travel is just going to go to a negligible percentage. The reason is, that telecommunications, video conferencing is going to be so powerful that it would be no more required for anyone to go for meeting a business associates, partners, suppliers or buyers, overseas. It would be possible to have video chat on telecom. The video chat systems would be so perfect that two persons sitting across 5000 miles would chat with each other as if they are just sitting across 5 feet from each other. Then question arises, who will travel?

As per the Airbus, the travel will be more for pleasure, leisure, sightseeings, vacations, relaxations and meeting relatives and friends. In the above case Airline Companies believe that air travel has to be a great fun and experience, as luxury cruise liners or luxury trains.

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Airbus A390 Model

The future aircrafts are going following ways:

1. Fuel Effiency: Today A380 and Boeing Dreamliners consume 40% less fuel than the traditional aircrafts.

Use of electricity and solar energy will be more in coming days.

2. Lighter Aircrafts: With composites of plastics, carbon steel and many lighter aircrafts are being developed.

Boeing 787 and Airbus 350 are examples of that.

3. Higher Speed: Today we are having 0.8 x sound speed.

By 2050, aircrafts will be flying 3 x sound speeds.That will mean Paris to Tokyo in 3.5 hours.

4. Luxury Aircrafts: The aircrafts will have casinos, swimming pools and many entertainment facilities on board.

Interiors Of The Luxurious Aircrafts

Interiors Of The Luxurious Aircrafts

Aircraft Cabin Of The Future

Aircraft Cabin Of The Future . Aviation pioneers are working on concepts on how the planes of the future might look like.

Form Follows Function

Draft Plane of the German Aerospace Center

Draft Plane of the German Aerospace Center

It’s the right shape and form that helps save fuel. This draft plane of the German Aerospace Center blends cabin with wings to create a “blended-wing body.” This reduces resistance and the cabin itself becomes part of the wings

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The "Boxwing" by Lufthansa

The “Boxwing” by Lufthansa

The “Boxwing” by Lufthansa has huge open propellers and extremely long and thin wings like a glider. As the wings of biplanes are shaped like an arrow, the plane is efficient and fast. The wings though remain short enough for the plane to dock at normal airports.

It is about speed

The "Spaceliner" by the German Aviation Center

The “Spaceliner” by the German Aviation Center

For those always in a hurry, there are other options. The “Spaceliner” by the German Aviation Center is a suborbital, hypersonic winged passenger plane with rocket engines. By 2050 it might be able to take you from Europe to Australia in a mere 90 minutes.

We believe that Airtravel would be a different experience in next 30 years. Airbus has projected that the cost of Air Travel will be so low and so reasonable that every common man will afford to travel.

Projections are that, total half of the world’s population will have Air Travel experience by 2050.

We want our users comment on how they would feel for this new way of travel.

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Australia Tour Packages From Gujarat – Once A Country Of Convicts, Today The Most Liveable Country

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

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Captain James Cook

18th century Briton. The parliament decided to send the convicts to Australia, an island continent. In 1770 Captain James cook claimed for Britain. Till 1868 1,60,000  men and women came to Australia as convicts. Many soldiers, officers and convicts had turned land they received from government into flourishing farms. In Year 1851 Gold rush brought wealth and more immigrants to city of Melbourne and Sydney. In1901 Australia became nation with its own parliament, currency, army force and federal government and became part of British Empire. Australia is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as its head of state.

Australia – the land down under is the most modern country of recent times. With its best infrastructure, natural beauty and good climatic conditions which is now resided by 22 million people was once used as penal colony by British. Over 80 percent of Australia’s population is of European descent and immigrants from China, India, Philippines and Vietnam. Covering a total area of 7.69 million square kilometers, mainland Australia is the world’s largest island – but smallest continent. In distance, the continent stretches about 3700 kilometers from north to south and 4000 kilometers from east to west, making it the sixth-largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States and Brazil. Ocean territory is also the third-largest in the world, spanning three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometers. Australia is most urbanized and coast-dwelling populations in the world, with more than 80 per cent of residents living within 100 kilometers of the coastline.

Today, Australia is a wealthy country with a market economy, a relatively high GDP per capita, and a relatively low rate of poverty. GDP Per capita last recorded in 2012 is USD 37,288 per year. The service sector of the economy, including tourism, education and financial services, accounts for about 70% of GDP. Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of agricultural products, particularly wheat and wool, minerals such as iron-ore and gold, and energy in the forms of liquefied natural gas and coal. Although agriculture and natural resources account for only 3% and 5% of GDP respectively, they contribute substantially to export performance. Australia’s largest export markets are Japan, China, the US, South Korea, and New Zealand. Australia is the world’s fourth largest exporter of wine, and the wine industry contributes $5.5 billion per year to the nation’s economy.

Today Australia is amongst Must Visit Destination of the world. Australia’s vast continent is filled with range of unique experience and attractions. Be it for honeymooners, families, senior citizens this country offers attractions across for all age groups.

Theme Park, Gold Coast

Theme Park, Gold Coast

Gold coast – Theme Park Capital for Australia – Filled   with Sunshine coast and Adventure rides, Fun ride   which delight   to Children and   surely for those who are child at heart.

White Water Rafting, Cairns

White Water Rafting, Cairns

Cairns – Surrounded by Lush Green Rainforest, Cairns is best place to engage in water activities and experience Glimpse of Aboriginal Culture. The most popular time for visitors to Cairns is between June and October, a pleasant time of year with low rainfall, cool comfortable temperatures and fine sunny days.

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The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

 

 

Melbourne – Rated several times as Most Livable Countries of the world. This picture perfect city offers excellent excursion to Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley winery, Philip Island. It is a great pleasure to stroll around this beautiful city visiting Federation Square Crown Casino.

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Opera House, Sydney

 

Sydney – City  which resides Landmark  Opera  House , Endless activates at  Darling Harbor, Bridge Climbing  on  Sydney harbor , Bridge walk  on  Sydney Tower. This cosmopolitan city gives adventure lovers enough opportunity to get “Top of the World feeling”

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Parliament Of Australia, Canberra

 

Canberra– is the national capital and the centre of government.

 

 

 

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Travel Agents: Dinosaurs or the Backbone of Travel Industry? – from Best Tour Operator in Gujarat

Typical Services Offered By Travel Agents,

Typical Services Offered By Travel Agents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are lots of talks that travel agents have now become Dinosaurs of travel industry, means they are no more required, and people buy all travel products online. Travel agents are a group of professionals. That includes tour operators, consolidators, wholesalers, even Internet websites, and knowledge leaders of the travel industry. This specialized group deals with providers of travel i.e. airlines, cruise lines, rail roads, bus and rental car companies, tour operators, hotels, and resorts and resort time-share operators .So basically, Travel Agents get knowledge of all these products from the providers and become specialized and ready to give its best services.

To have your travel plan without a Travel Agent or Tour Operator means,
“ Making a House without an Architect “
“ Fighting a Court Case without Lawyer”
“ Organising big event without event manager”
“ Getting treated medically without qualified doctors”
“ Running school or college without qualified professors”
If you cannot think of the above activities without qualified professions, how anyone can single out travels industry to run without the qualified consultants or travel agents?

Travel agents do the following tasks:
1. Find the best deals in hotels, airlines, and sightseeing.
2. Makes the itinerary or travel plans for customers.
3. Insures the vacation of customers by giving guaranteed bookings at all places
4. Helps the customers in case if he is stuck somewhere during travel
5. Educates the customers for new destinations
6. Help customers reach a decision of his choice.

Travel Agent Explaining The Tours To Passengers, Best Tour Agency, Best Packages, Tour Organizer

Travel Agent Explaining The Tours To Passengers

The travel agent may be online or offline but what is important is that customers take guidance and advises from travel agents to make their vacations memorable and successful.

TOURISM INDUSTRY TODAY:-
Now a day’s, Travel and Tourism is the world’s leading growing industry that offers a vast opportunities. It employs over 2 billion people worldwide. According to survey, they show that job opportunities in tourism sector are almost two times faster than any other industry. Here, travel professionals and consultants not only working for travel agency but also serve too many corporate firms, associations and institution, etc.

Tourism industry is fast shifting to a product for class to the product for mass market. In this scenario Travel Agents are most needed and they are the backbone of travel, they create the new segment of Population to encourage travelling, they give them confidence of travelling, and help them achieve travel dreams.

IN FACT TRAVEL AGENTS ARE THE BACKBONE OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY FOR SURE.. WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS REGARDING THIS BLOG, GIVE YOUR COMMENTS HERE.

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Plan Russia Tour Package From Gujarat to see People’s Palaces: The Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro Station

Moscow Metro Station

When Soviet Union was formed in 1920, there was total destruction of the Capitalists, Industrialist and Landlords. There were no Kings, No Lords, No Industrialists, but the society was full of common people, workers, farmers and professionals. Russia (Former Soviet Union), was becoming a very powerful nation in the world, and the President Stalin wanted to show to the world what Russia has achieved. The best way to show was to build remarkable architectural monuments, structures or Places. But the biggest question was in whose name or memory the Palaces should be built? And they came out with the idea to build, “People’s Palaces “. That includes Metros, Hospitals, Colleges, Libraries and all the public places.

Moscow Metro:

Various Moscow Metro Stations, Russia Tour Packages From Gujarat-India

Various Moscow Metro Stations

Stalin and his team of architects who created the Moscow Metro Station

Stalin and his team of architects who created the Moscow Metro Station

Moscow Metro, Created by Joseph Stalin ( President of USSR, from 1924-1953) and his architects Kaganovich and Duskin , is one of the wonders of the modern world , more than a public transport , the deepest in the world. It also served as a shelter during aerial bombardment.Today it used by seven million people every day. It was built in 1935, as a step in the direction of the Russian socialism, to raise the confidence and the prestige of the working classes. It is unique in its own way, combining grandeur and functionality.

Mayakovskaya Metro station

Mayakovskaya Metro station

The walls of each station are curved and covered with marble slabs.And the ceilings are curved and covered with mosaics. Stainless steel columns add to its beauty. The gigantic elevator tunnel is guided by elegant lanterns. The artist Denika designed the artistic view of walls, columns and flooring, entitling it A Day in the land of Soviets. The Moscow Metro became known as the People’s Palaces and there was much discourse about what it meant to represent.

Komsomolskaya Metro Station

Komsomolskaya Metro Station

Though the story of a peasant and his daughter it is suggested that the doors of a rich life were opened for the working classes. When the peasant’s daughter laughs and replies “It is not the Tsars who live a rich life, it is we the common people of Russia“, thus it changes common man’s thinking. The working class people saw in it the possibilities of a better future. Stalin’s legacy may be questionable, but the Moscow metro is undoubtedly his profound achievement.

 

Today’s picture of Moscow is different with luxury cars, but for the working classes Moscow metro are Palaces to roam in. In the beginning in 1935, it operated in Moscow with a single Icon line connection just thirteen stations, and now at present it spans more than 300 km and offer 188 stops along the way.

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Apply For – Journey To The Planet Mars – Information from Best Tour Operator in Gujarat

Bryan Versteeg, Mission Concept

Bryan Versteeg’s, Mission Mars One Concept

Have you ever done an adventure tour? Yes? Where? Himalayas, North Pole, Antarctic, Rafting, Bermuda Triangle? All above will be just a Baby Adventure tours compared, to THE ONE WAY JOURNEY TO PLANET MARS.

Mankind always had the ambition to conquer, reach and have human settlements on different Planets. Since the ancient days humans have dreamt to reach the SPACE, The Final Frontier. This dream is nearly getting realised.
Let me inform you that, the meaning of travel changes here. It brings along lot of ambitions, hopes and new dimension to the mankind.

Mars Atmosphere

Mars Atmosphere

The Project Mars One:
Under the project Mars One, is European NGO is planning to have human settlement on Mars by 2023. It is going to be a very unusual travel and exploration trip as it is a one way trip to Mars. The reason it is one way trip only is because man has developed the rockets and space stations to launch the satellite in the orbit and to the Mars, but yet we do not have the technology nor the set up to get rockets propelled from Mars to the Earth. That is why it is called One Way Journey. So what would you call it a suicidal mission? In a way yes! But we have to ponder upon, what are the chances of survivals for humans on the Mars… Is human life on Mars possible?
Let’s have some facts on Mars.
1. There is no water on mars but it has pure water ice formation which can be melted into water.
2. It has 38% gravity than compared to Earth.
3. Sand is as thin as smoke which can get into your system very easily while breathing. So you have to always wear space suits.
4. It takes about 7 to 8 months to reach to Mars.
5. Travel involves risk like take off and especially while landing on Mars.
6. Heavy sand storms occur on Mars which could last for months.

Solar System

Solar System

Do you think Humans will be able to survive in the above adversities?

May be no. In that case it will be a suicidal mission. And do you think there will be any enrolments for going such suicidal missions? From April onwards, applications for traveling and settling on Mars planet has already started under Project Mars One – European NGO. They have kept nominal fees of USD 30.00 to apply with your video of 30 seconds to explain, and show who you are and why you wish to go. It is noteworthy to know that it is open for people of all nationalities. It has received tremendous response, by receiving more than 2,00,000 applications, where US applicants are 1st Highest in the count and Indian applicants stand 2nd Highest.

The selection program proceeds with three additional rounds over the course of two years before they would choose close group of astronauts who will travel to Mars and, one does not need to be an astronaut to apply. Common man with zeal of exploration, adventure, healthy and fit body and with a physiologically strong mind can be the applicant.

Mars One is going to send first four astronauts by 2022 that will land on Mars some time in 2023.

Later it will be followed by more life support products and more groups of astronauts. But it is not as simple as it looks. Many risks and challenges lay ahead in span of next 10 years for Mars One to complete the mission successfully. This huge number of application when you know that risks are involved and almost no possibility to come back home is tremendous.

It shows we have still continued our tradition for travel, exploration and curiosity for more knowledge for betterment of humanity any cost. If this mission of human settlement is successful it will be a huge step for mankind. Mars One is going to get finances from advertisements and by road shows and TV shows. Sending the first 4 People in space is a 6 billion dollar expense but MARS ONE is confident to generate the revenue for sure to send the people to Mars. We have not invaded space much since, Yuri Gagarin went in space in 1961 and Neil Armstrong has landed on moon in 1969.

COME AND JOIN THE COMMUNITY OF YURI GAGARIN AND NEIL ARMSTRONG. Apply for Mars One.

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Technology vs childhood development: Are you the master or is technology ruling you?

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Allure of technology how much is too much? These are the question we ask ourselves everyday but without actually giving an answer to ourselves. But till how long?

iPadTechnology and Childhood: Risk Vs Benefit. I do not deny the fact that technology has indeed changed our lives but is it for the better or for the worse? Young children are amazing and there is no doubt about it and the fact that they can operate a touch screen is really no more fascinating than early reading. While technology has an undeniable allure, an attraction that is difficult even for many of us adults to ignore, but how much is too much?

With the huge impact of technology on us including our young generation, gone are the days when you would find a young girl playing with hula hoops or a boy playing with a ball in the garden. Nowadays you would rather find them hooked on to their parent’s Smartphone or tablet.

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If you are living in a developed nation or a developing nation, I bet you would have definitely come across parents who would have proudly announced that their 2 year kid could open phone applications on their Smartphone. Masters of imagination, children of the past created their own form of play that dint really require any technology or parental supervision. Today children rely mostly on technology for playing, which has led to poor imagination, creativity and learning abilities. A 2010 Kaiser Foundation study found that US youths spent more than seven and a half hours a day using a Smartphone, computer, television or other electronic device. Majority of the brain development occurs between the ages of 0 to 3 and a lot many things are responsible for this very rapid development. If the infant’s environment is nurturing, kind and promotes development, the infant attains optimal physical, mental and social growth necessary to achieve academic success. Animals are born fully developed whereas for human infants, coordinated running may take up to two years, provided they move.

Four critical factors responsible for healthy development of an infant are movement, human connection, touch and exposure to nature. Instead this is now replaced by apps, televisions and touch screens. Hence children nowadays find it difficult to pay attention in the classrooms which is very necessary for learning. Technology has not only impacted the mental development of children but also their physical development. The percentage of obesity and diabetes among children is increasing day by day with physical movement restricted to moving and getting either the TV remote or the iPod.

childrenvideoDiagnoses of ADHD, autism, coordination disorder, developmental delays, unintelligible speech, learning difficulties, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders are associated with technology overuse, and are increasing at an alarming rate. Moreover it is sad that constant use of technology has also led to more number of children wearing glasses at a very young age. A more disturbing fact is that even parents nowadays encourage their children to play with their iphones so as to stop them from asking too many questions. The level of curiosity in a kid has hugely decreased due to this. Hence, it’s important to come together as parents, teachers and therapists to help society “wake up” and see the devastating effects technology is having not only on our child’s physical, psychological and behavioral health, but also on their ability to learn and sustain personal and family relationships.

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How much time should a child be spending online or playing apps and games? Do you still want to wait and let it destroy our new generation’s growth? STOP! STOP! STOP! The use of CUT, COPY AND PASTE, is killing the beauty and understanding of languages and changed communication patterns. Why not cut on use of technology, copy the limited use of technology and paste anew formula for upbringing a healthy new generation.

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Our Turkey Tour Packages from Gujarat includes Hagia Sofia : Church to Mosque, Mosque to Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum, Turkey Group Tour Packages From India

Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sofia  – Istanbul, turkey ( AD 532) Hagia Sophia is a former Greek church  later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire.

Hagia Sophia museum thrown open to public in 1945

Hagia Sophia museum thrown open to public in 1945

The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have “changed the history of architecture.” It remained the world’s largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years thereafter, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 (in Just six sears), on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of the Orthodox Christianity converted into a mosque.

Nevertheless, the Christian cathedral made a strong impression on the new Ottoman rulers and they decided to convert it into a mosque. The bells, altar, iconostasis and sacrificial vessels and other relics were removed and the mosaics depicting Jesus, his Mother Mary, Christian saints and angels were also removed or plastered over.

Apse mosaic of the Theotokos (Virgin Mother and Child)

Apse mosaic of the Theotokos (Virgin Mother and Child)

 

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The mihrab located in the apse where the altar used to stand, pointing towards Mecca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islamic features – such as the minbar and four minarets – were added. It remained a mosque until 1931 when it was closed to the public for four years. It was re-opened in 1935 as a museum by the Republic of Turkey. From its initial conversion until the construction of the nearby larger Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul) in 1616, it was the principal mosque of Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia served as inspiration for many other Ottoman mosques, such as the Blue Mosque, the Şehzade Mosque, the  Süleymaniye Mosque, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque and theKılıç Ali Paşa Mosque.

Museum (1935–present) In 1935, the first Turkish President and founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, transformed the building into a museum. The carpets were removed and the marble floor decorations such as the Omphalion appeared for the first time in centuries, while the white plaster covering many of the mosaics was removed.

Bosphorus Bridge linking Asia with Europe

Bosphorus Bridge linking Asia with Europe

Istanbul or Constantinople Istanbul, is the largest city in Turkey.  With a population of 13.9 million, the city forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is the second-largest city in the world by population within city limits. Istanbul’s vast area of 5,343 square kilometers (2,063 sq mi) is coterminous with Istanbul Province, of which the city is the administrative capital.

Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world’s busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical centre lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. The older name of Istanbul was, Constantinople. The city was originally founded as a Greek colony under the name of Byzantium in the 7th century BC. It took on the name of Konstantinoupolis (“city of Constantine”,Constantinople) after its re-foundation under Roman emperor Constantine I, who transferred the imperial capital from its historic base, Rome, to Byzantium in 330 AD and designated his new capital Nova Roma or “New Rome.”

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 – 10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer in the Ottoman military,revolutionary statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Atatürk was a military officer during World War I.  Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led Turkish national movement in the Turkish War of Independence. His military campaigns led to victory in the Turkish War of Independence.

Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern,   secular, and democratic nation-state. Under his leadership, thousands of new schools were built, primary education was made free and compulsory, while the burden of taxation on peasants was reduced. The principles of  Atatürk’s reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as  Kemalism.

Path breaking architectural style

Path breaking architectural style

Architecture – Hagia Sophia is, one of the great domed buildings of the world. When we say great dome means 31 meter (100 ft) in diameter, 62 meter height!! Church of Hagia Sofia “holy wisdom” was built in just 6 years 532 to 537!! Hagia Sofia was the largest church was ever been built in the early Christian world. “how is the dome supported in mid air?” Was the question to every visitor. The answer is the structural engineering was concealed. Material used -stone, bricks, mortar, iron and timber for ties and cramps. It’s architecture was impressively copied and developed in the mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent by the architect Sinan. The last major repairs were carried out by the Swiss architects GASPARE @ FOSSATI in 1847- 1849 and a remarkable enterprise of consolidation and redecoration was ready!

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BLOG, THE FLAMINGO WAY

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Flamingo Transworld blog celebrates all the reasons why one should travel. Flamingo Transworld believes in the philosophy “Travel brings knowledge, Knowledge brings opportunity, Opportunity brings prosperity” and Flamingo Transworld team is working hard for the prosperity of our people, our society and our country. Our philosophy helps us to look at our enterprise as a place of worship, a place of continual accumulation of knowledge and a place where we celebrate mankind’s curiosity of seeing the world.

Mankind has seen many revolutions like Spartan, French, Russian revolutions. Unfortunately these revolutions tried to change the world by violence, hatred & wars. We are so fortunate to live in a period which has ongoing silent revolutions like easy access to information revolutions, technological revolution, medical revolution and so on. They are useful in making the lives of human beings better, but silently and peacefully. But unfortunately today the scenario is of “over information or excess information”, and in this jungle of information the user tries hard to find their “sandalwood tree”. We at Flamingo Transworld believe that we can find our right “tree” or choice or product, only by discussing, exchanging views and then decide after proper thinking process.

Thus, we have opened a discussion platform in the form of this Flamingo Transworld Blog to our readers. Yes, it would be we who would be deciding the relevant topics, and first to put our views, but the aim would be to have maximum participation, maximum views and opinions from our readers. We believe that we are not independent nor immune to what is happening outside our house, business or family, nor we are that weak that we don’t even express our views on what is right and what is not.

The focus will be on different places around the world, cultures, food, travel experiences, timeless travel tips, practical travel advice, our contribution to make a difference in the world we live in and much more. This blog is for those who would choose to travel the world with passion; spontaneously and deliberately, for those curious souls who would like to combine business with pleasure and who love to quench their thirst for history as well as for those who want to explore new destinations around the globe.

Flamingo Transworld blog is where world-curious travelers indulge their passion for travel — whether they’re getting on a plane tomorrow or staying at their laptop. In the end, we would say that together we all would make, this blog a place for inspiration for clear thinking, which will expedite our decision making process.

Happy reading!!!!!!!

Thank you,
Flamingo Transworld Team

 

 
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