Chinese Lantern Festival 2016 in Spokane, Washington

Chinese Lantern Festival 2016 in Spokane, Washington

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The Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival dazzled thousands of visitors. The event is located in Riverfront Park and celebrating traditional Chinese performances and activities. Beautiful lanterns illuminated Spokane’s Riverfront Park. The main attraction is a pagoda located toward the end of the venue and is a sight to behold. The pagoda, entitled the Porcelain Tower, is made entirely of china — cups, bowls, bottles and spoons.

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Discover Budapest by Night

Discover Budapest by Night

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UNESCO World heritage magnificent buildings and monuments in Budapest are brilliantly illuminated at night, making the city appear even more spectacular than by day. Here is a collection of an amazing after-hours shots showing how beautiful the city can be. Nights in Budapest can get pretty epic so embrace every moment.

Facts:

Country: Hungary
Area: 525.16km2
Population: 1,741,041 (2011)
Demonym: Budapesti
Budapest occupies both the banks of the river Danube.
Budapest constitutes approximately 20% of the population of Hungary. The ethnic groups residing the city are Germans, Hungarians, Roma, Slovaks and Greeks.
Budapest has 23 districts in total; 6 are located in Buda, 16 in Pest and 1 on the Csepel Island between them.
The largest Synagogue in Europe, the Dohány Street Synagogue, is located in Budapest. It is also the second largest synagogue in the world. It can accommodate 3,000 worshipers and was a built between 1854 and 1859.
The largest medicinal bath in Europe, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, is also located in the city.
The third largest Parliament building in the world also lies in Budapest.
The city even houses the third largest church in Europe, Esztergom Basilica.
Budapest experiences a temperate, transitional climate.
Budapest has the oldest subway-line, named Millenium Underground in mainland Europe. After London, Budapest has the oldest underground train system in Europe. The line opened in 1896 in the year when Hungary celebrated its 1000th anniversary. It’s still in use as subway and it connects the city center with City Park.
Budapest is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city houses a few World Heritage Sites, namely the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground railway.

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