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TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Patuxay (Vientiane, Laos)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Patuxay (Vientiane, Laos)

Patuxay, which means “victory monument,” is a memorial for the soldiers who died fighting for the independence of Laos from the French. It is in the center of Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The Garuda Pancasila is the national emblem of Indonesia and features plenty of symbolism. This Golden Garuda can be found at the Independence Room of the Monas in Jakarta.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

Kapitan Keling Mosque is perhaps the most recognizable mosque in Penang. It was believed to have been established in 1801.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

What I liked best about Berlin, Germany was the vibrant and open culture. This wall I passed by on the streets of Berlin probably best embodies that city’s vibrant spirit.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was originally built to be the Town Hall. It is now used by Queen Beatrix for official functions during state visits and other official receptions.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

Wat Phra Si Sanphet was built in 1448 by King Borommatrailokanat in the ancient Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Singapore National Day at Marina Bay Sands

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Singapore National Day at Marina Bay Sands

9 August is Singapore's National Day. At last year’s celebrations, Marina Bay Sands was lit up in Singapore’s colors, red and white, as well as the crescent and five stars seen on the national flag.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Canals of Hamburg, Germany

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Canals of Hamburg, Germany

Along the waterways of the canals of Hamburg are old buildings and warehouses that have been preserved through the years.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kölner Dom (Cologne, Germany)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kölner Dom (Cologne, Germany)

Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the Gothic style. It is one of the world’s largest churches, and for four years after its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world. In 1996, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Old Supreme Court Building (Singapore)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Old Supreme Court Building (Singapore)

Singapore’s Old Supreme Court Building was designed by Frank Dorrington Ward. The building is slated to be converted into the National Art Gallery of Singapore.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building was designed by A.C. Norman. It currently houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Masjid Istiqal (Jakarta, Indonesia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Masjid Istiqal (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Masjid Istiqal (also known as Istiqal Mosque) is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, it was built to commemorate Indonesia’s independence from the Netherlands; “Istiqal” is an Arabic word that means “Independence.”