The Monastery, Petra

Rivalling Al Khazneh 0r the Treasury in terms of sheer impressiveness, the Monastery is larger, but has a less elaborate facade.

The ancient Nabateans sure knew how to carve.

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Al Khazneh, Petra

Petra’s magnificent Al Khazneh or Treasury, Jordan.

Carved by the mysterious, pre-Christian, pre-Islamic Nabatean people, the building’s purpose as a tomb belies its popular name.

Two thousand years of erosion and vandalism have barely dulled its ability to amaze and astonish.

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Tasmania’s Museum of Old & New Art

Built on the site of a former winery on a scenic headland a short ferry ride down the Derwent River from Hobart, since opening in 2011, Tasmania’s MONA – Museum of Old & New Art – has surely become the most exciting privately funded art space and museum in Australia.  A must-visit destination for any first time visitor to Tasmania.

Below: The infamous Cloaca machine, that eats, digests and excretes daily.

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