To celebrate Easter, two rival churches on the Greek island of Chios engage in a bizarre tradition. These two churches, who sit on opposite hillsides approximately 400 metres apart, shoot rockets at one another while church goers attend mass inside. It’s no surprise that many locals aren’t fans of this unusual tradition and board themselves up in their homes and protect their buildings from the fire sticks shooting through the sky.
Trinity Church, a small Russian Orthodox church on King George Island
near Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. It is the
southernmost Eastern Orthodox church in the world. It’s in the
Antarctic, but it’s Russian.
northumberland-5-130914 by Snowpetrel Photography Via Flickr: St Cuthbert’s Chapel on Inner Farne, a single-cell building dating to about 1370 though its stonework shows traces of an earlier building before it. The chapel was restored in the 1840s and now seems to be used as a visitor centre come shelter from the weather. The whole site has a long monastic history: St Cuthbert died on Inner Farne in 687 - on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, 13 September 2014
BLED ISLAND, Slovenia - The island has such an extraordinary beautiful setting that photographs of it are regularly found in travel magazines and it’s without a doubt the most recognizable place in Slovenia.