Ornate pillars and bright white exterior of the Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi
Buildings across the Middle East are rich in local heritage and religious culture, boasting elaborate designs and beautiful structures. From the modern styles of contemporary designers to the ancient designs featuring stained-glass windows, the Middle East is home to some of the world’s finest architecture. Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Ralf Steinberger / Flickr.com, CC...

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Painting of the Russian domovoi monster looming over the bed of a villager
From the bogeyman to the monsters under your bed, we have all encountered some form of nightmarish entity that instils fear and suspense. With Halloween around the corner, read about these legends and mythical creatures from across the globe to really send shivers up your spine. The Kraken Pink Rhino / Flickr.com, CC BY 2.0...

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A gargoyle on top of the Notre Dame looking out over Paris at night

In the film Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn uttered a line that has been enshrined in cinematic and cultural history: “Paris is always a good idea.” The City of Lights has also been referenced in films including Casablanca, with Humphrey Bogart whispering to Ingrid Bergman, “We’ll always have Paris.” The truth is, Paris is always a good…

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