Even though churches are dedicated to things that aren’t of this world, this doesn’t mean the actual buildings aren’t supposed to instill feelings of wonder and awe here and now. Whether you follow a particular religion or not, it’s hard to deny the following edifices have a certain sublime quality about them 20. Seville Cathedral At the time of its completion in the early 1500s, Seville Cathedral was the largest church in the world, replacing Hagia Sophia who had held that title for almost 1000 years. The cathedral’s construction lasted a century and according to a local tradition, the objective of those
Located in northern India, 20 miles from New Delhi, the nation’s capital, Gurgaon is a rapidly growing city with a booming economy – the perfect place to open a high-end hotel. The Oberoi, Gurgaon, opened in 2011, is just such an establishment, which intends to attract business travelers, as well as any other discerning travelers who find themselves in the neighborhood. The hotel is just 15 minutes away from New Delhi International Airport and a short distance from New Delhi’s city center – so access to the area’s most important spots will not be a problem. The hotel boasts 202 very spacious
Tonino Lamborghini founded his company over three decades ago and has been creating stylish and luxurious products ever since. Though he is the son of Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the prestigious carmaker, Tonino Lamborghini chose to go on a different path than his father, though his company’s creations feature a similarly elegant, purely Italian spirit. The new limited edition Antares mobile phone is the perfect example of this ethos. Combining Italian design and craftsmanship with the latest in smartphone technology, Antares is perfect for those not quite satisfied with what the big electronics manufacturers are offering in terms of style and luxury.
Chess is an elegant and sophisticated game – and with the release of this beautiful chess board, Ferrari has also added an element of luxury to it. While many automakers sell various products unrelated to their main activity, often in partnership with other high-end brands, those items are usually things like watches or luggage. The legendary Italian sports car manufacturer, known to be highly selective when it comes to its clientele, has chosen a different route and created a special chess board for those who appreciate this gentlemanly game. The Ferrari chess set is entirely handcrafted in Italy and made out of
Radinn is a Swedish company founded a few years ago by Philip Werner, who created an electric-powered wakeboard powered by wireless remote control for himself as a side project while studying at Lund University. This personal project has since grown into a business, as Radinn is almost ready to release its first product. Made using hi-tech materials (like sturdy, yet lightweight carbon fiber), the piece utilizes efficient jet-propulsion and lithium batteries to speedily make its way across the water’s surface. The board provides a smooth, quiet ride, is small and light enough to fit in a car or a boat and can
Located in Springville, Utah, it’s hard to believe that the thing we are about to showcase is not a really nice natural lake with waterfall, but actually an artificial swimming pool you could probably set up in your own backyard if – you had a couple of million dollars lying around. Called The Mountain, the installation includes cliffs and waterfalls, while the depth of the water below is 23 feet, so diving from even the highest point shouldn’t be a problem. For an alternative way of going from top to bottom, there’s also a meandering water slide, while a lazy river offers
Lamborghini has recently taken the wraps off its track-only . While no longer displaying the army camouflage livery it had in the teasers, the sports car’s sleek and aggressive design is still quite eye-catching, featuring a matte light grey paint job with accents on the carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. Other notable features include vented front fenders, huge fixed rear wing and black wheels wrapped around in Pirelli P Zero racing tires. Another element previewed in the teasers is the stripped out interior cabin, boasting a roll cage with race-spec steering wheel and digital display, all in line
Set in an otherworldly landscape near the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, at an astonishing 264 meters below sea level, Evaston Ma’In Hot Springs a luxurious oasis which seems to spring from the arid scenery. The resort boasts 97 spacious, elegant, and well-appointed rooms, all of which offer stunning views of the picturesque mountains and valley which surround the place. Dining options are also top-notch, serving the finest Jordanian, Arabic, and international cuisine. From Panorama, set atop a cliff overlooking the Dead Sea, to The Cellar, ideal for those who enjoy wine and cheese tastings, to At the Springs, the resort’s