RAFAEL BARAGAÑO

Scientist, Engineer, STEM Profesor

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  • Karma Samten Ling Monastery
    Karma Samten Ling Monastery

    Lumbini, Nepal. Made in the traditional Tibetan style of architecture, with its many paintings made with the traditional color pallet used in Tibetan monasteries, it is a beauty to be seen. It also serve as an embassy and living quarters for Tibetan Buddhist monks refuges exiled from Chinese Tibet for political reasons. So, don’t take…

  • Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association
    Nepal Traditional Buddhist Association

    Lumbini, Nepal. Nepal Vajrayana Mahavihara made in the traditional Nepali style of architecture like Bhaktapur, this temple has the traditional lions at the entrances and is made of red brick and dark wood doors, windows, and structural columns.

  • Royal Thai Monastery
    Royal Thai Monastery

    Lumbini, Nepal. This monastery is funded by the government of Thailand. It’s build in the traditional wat-style (Thai Monastery style) architecture but built in shiny white marble. The blue-roofed meditation center close by and the white temple are examples of a fine architectural style.

  • Myanmar Golden Temple
    Myanmar Golden Temple

    Lumbini, Nepal. This temple was constructed in the traditional Burmese style of architecture. When you enter the premises you need to remove your shoes and walk clockwise as if you were walking in a Buddha stupa. It’s a smaller version of the original Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar.

  • Swayamhunath Stupa
    Swayamhunath Stupa

    Resting on a hillock 3 km west of Kathmandu, Swayambhu (Swayambhunath in Tibetan) is one of the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and…

  • The National Museum of Anthropology
    The National Museum of Anthropology

    Mexico City probably has the best Pre-Colombian Era collection in the world. Here, I’ll be displaying some of the best items of this collections. The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the Aztec Xochipilli statue.

  • Templar’s Cathedral
    Templar’s Cathedral

    In my previous life times (I have had dreams of my previous reincarnations, see also My Falcons as a reference), when I served in the Knights Templar as a military architect, I had to come through these places to expand or maintain castles and fortresses along the pilgrims routes. So this Templar Cathedral looked familiar…

  • St María Cathedral, León
    St María Cathedral, León

    Santa María de Regla de León Cathedral is a Catholic church, the episcopal see of the diocese of León in the city of León, Castile and León, north-western Spain, consecrated under the name of the Virgin Mary. It was the first monument declared by the Royal Order of Spain on August 28, 1844. Initiated in the 13th…

  • St María Cathedral, Burgos
    St María Cathedral, Burgos

    Its official name is Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María de Burgos. Its construction began in 1221, in the style of French Gothic architecture and is based on a Latin cross. After a hiatus of almost 200 years, it went through major embellishments of great splendor in the 15th and 16th centuries: the…

  • St María Cathedral, Logroño
    St María Cathedral, Logroño

    The Cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda is a co-cathedral located in Logroño, in La Rioja, Spain. The name “redonda” refers to the rounded shape of an earlier church on the site. It had the status of collegiate church from the 15th century when Logroño became a city. The church has two elaborately decorated…

  • St María Cathedral, Pamplona
    St María Cathedral, Pamplona

    Pamplona Cathedral (Santa María de la Asunción) is a Roman Catholic church in the archdiocese of Pamplona, Spain. The current 15th century Gothic church replaced an older Romanesque one. Archaeological excavations have revealed the existence of another two earlier churches. The Neoclassical facade was designed by Ventura Rodríguez in 1783. It has a 13th-14th-century Gothic…