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Sven Punt  A Dutch guy. 🇳🇱 Lived in India for two years. 🇮🇳 25. 🐘 Passion for photography. 📷 Wanderlust. 🌏 History & architecture buff. 🏛 Traveller. 🗺

The Arya Dewaker Mandir in Paramaribo, Suriname. The temple was completed in 2001 and was used by followers of the Arya Samaj branch of Hinduism. The temple closed in 2015 for a renovation, and hasn't opened since. Judging by the inside, I don't think it will open again very soon. Nevertheless an impressive structure.

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The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul in Paramaribo, Suriname. It was built between 1883 and 1885 CE by the Dutch and is completely made with Surinamese ceder wood. It was designed by Frans Harmes. The towers were completed in 1901 CE.

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A Jewish synagogue and an Islamic mosque standing peacefully next to each other. Where? Paramaribo, in Suriname! The Neve Shalom synagogue was completed in 1723 CE, though the current building dates from 1833 CE. The mosque is an Ahmadiyya mosque and was built in 1984 CE on the place where there was an older mosque which dates from 1932 CE. The Keizerstraat, the street where the two houses of prayer are located is known as a symbol for respect between the two different religions. A special place to visit!

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Tired and jet lagged, but what a beautiful place to share my 2000th Instagram post from! Just mobile clicks, but what a beautiful place! Greetings from Bergendal in Suriname! The river you see is the Suriname River. Camera photos will follow later, but I just had to share these!😊 #suriname #river #bergendal #surinam #jungle #tropics #water #sunrise #landscape #mobilephotography #love #beautiful #like #wanderlust #travel #traveler #travelgram #travelphotography #lonelyplanet #photo #photography #photooftheday #picoftheday #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeotravel #igers #iger #ig_today #amazing

A lone man gazing at the Taj Mahal amidst tourists and couples. He made me wonder how once Shah Jahan must've walked around the Taj, alone in sorrow, holding a stick for some support. He built it for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away after giving birth to their 14th child. The whole complex was completed in 1653 CE. It is said that when his wife passed away, Shah Jahan was so sad, his hair turned grey in one night. He only had five years to visit this place, before he was locked up by his own son Aurangzeb, who took over the Mughal throne in 1658 CE. Being able to see the Taj Mahal from his room, the old monarch spent his last days imprisoned inside his room in the Agra Fort, maybe wishing that for one moment he could visit his wife again. He didn't come out of that room while he was alive, but after he passed away, Aurangzeb buried his father next to Mumtaz, uniting them once again. Who would have known that it would become one of the biggest tourist attractions of India, attracting bus loads of tourists, romantic couples, and just like in the 17th century, a lone man.

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Another monument, because it's World Heritage Day! One of my favourite monuments in Delhi: the tomb of Humayun. Humayun was the second Mughal emperor, and his tomb was built between 1562 and 1571 CE. It was one of the first huge royal Mughal tombs, and its design helped shaping the Taj Mahal in the 17th century CE. The tomb is located at today's Nizamuddin area, nearby the dargah of Nizamuddin Chishti, and other tombs.

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The tomb of Akbar. It was built between 1605 - 1613 CE at Sikandara. Akbar started the tomb himself, but it as completed by his son Jahangir. The design is quite different from other Mughal tombs, but it does show similarities with the structures at Fatehpur Sikri, the capital construct by Akbar earlier.

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Morocco has a great diversity in nature. From the Atlas mountains to the desert, from just sand everywhere to green valleys, and even forests, large barren cliffs, and beautiful beaches.

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