The architects combined Gothic and modern styles in the design of the building. Black brick on the frontage of the building (symbolizing coal) was selected to give an idea of solidity and to give the building a solid mass. Other parts of the facade were covered in gold bricks (symbolizing fire), and the entry was decorated with marble and black mirrors.
Bulldozer destroys Mayan pyramid in Belize
A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday.
The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Jaime Awe, said the destruction at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was detected late last week. The ceremonial center dates back at least 2,300 years and is the most important site in northern Belize, near the border with Mexico.
Love this song.
A Syrian rebel gesturing in the open after firing his RPG-7. The recent news of chemical weapon usage in the ongoing civil war is creating a slew of new problems ranging from the possibility of groups like Al-Qaeda getting a hold of chemical weapons, to U.S/NATO intervention. (Photograph by Narciso Contreras/AP Photo)
Scantily clad activists of feminist group Femen invaded a conference at a university in Brussels. During the act, demonstrators threw water on the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, Andre-Joseph Leonard.
The Archbishop did not react and avoided looking at the activists.
The protest was against homophobia, according to international agencies.
At the end of the demonstration, the archbishop kissed a picture of the Virgin Mary and left the room.
Who are these people? And what are they trying to say?