Archive for June, 2015

Spectacular Mesa Verde National Park

Spectacular Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. They chose Mesa Verde as their settlement 1,400 years ago, establishing small pithouses (large holes in the ground with a wooden roof overhead) on the mesa tops. Today, Mesa Verde National Park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.... 

Universidad Laboral in Gijon

Universidad Laboral in Gijon
Laboral University of Gijon is a monumental combination of buildings. This contemporary art and cultural centre is located in the Laboral University premises, 3 km from the city of Gijon and just 800m from Quinta Duro. Built between 1946 and 1956, is the most important architectural work built in the 20th century in Asturias. The university site covers over 270,000 square metres of land and the walls of the different buildings would make up a surface... 

Silfra – Between Two Continents

Silfra – Between Two Continents
The Silfra fissure is actually a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents, meaning that you dive or snorkel right where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year. The Silfra fissure is located in the Thingvallavatn Lake in Thingvellir National Park. As Silfra is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The crystal clear waters that flow through it are the result of an incredible natural slow-filtration process. Here,... 

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul, Korea

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul, Korea
The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty form a collection of 40 tombs scattered over 18 locations. Built over five centuries, from 1408 to 1966, the tombs honoured the memory of ancestors, showed respect for their achievements, asserted royal authority, protected ancestral spirits from evil and provided protection from vandalism. The roads to the royal tombs lead travelers to an auspicious place. The sites of the royal tombs were carefully selected... 

Enkoji in Autumn, Kyoto

Enkoji in Autumn, Kyoto
In l601, shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa built the Enkoji Temple in Fushimi, Kyoto, as a school to promote scholarship in japan, and invited as its principal Zen Priest Genkitsu Sanyo, who had been the ninth principal of the Ashikaga School in Shimotsuke. Enkoji has a beautiful garden with a pond and many maple trees. It provides lovely views of greenery in summer and stunning fall colors in autumn. It is famous for its autumn colors which are usually best... 

Lipsia e-Motion 2015 in Leipzig

Lipsia e-Motion 2015 in Leipzig
An enthusiasts for electric mobility met each other and enjoy a special 3 days rally adventure. From Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7 2015, more than 100 teams and individual participants transformed streets and squares of Central Germany into their rally course. The grand finale of the rally was the award ceremony of the different categories on Sunday afternoon. credit: electric vehicle fan  Read More →

Marble Arch Caves in North Ireland

Marble Arch Caves in North Ireland
Marble Arch Caves are one of Europe’s finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. It can trace its history back to 1985 when the Marble Arch Caves were opened as a tourist attraction by Fermanagh District Council. Tours last for 75 minutes and are suitable for people of average fitness. Comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater are recommended. The... 

Malbork Teutonic Castle, Poland

Malbork Teutonic Castle, Poland
One of many castles build in northern Poland by the Teutonic Order of Holy Mary in Jerusalem, a knight’s order limited to the German aristocracy, which was sent there in 1225 by the Pope to convert the local pagan population into Christianity. In 1226 the Order was given land as a feud from Polish Duke Konrad of Mazovia, with an aim to protect Poland against the attacks of pagan Prussians. It is the most complete and elaborate example of the Gothic... 

Visiting Mediterranean City of Bonifacio, Corsica

Visiting Mediterranean City of Bonifacio, Corsica
Corsica is an island and region of France in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of France and west of Italy. The island’s pleasant climate and the beautiful mountain and sea landscapes make it a popular destination among the French and other Western Europeans. Perched atop 200-foot chalk cliffs, The town of Bonifacio lights up the southern tip of Corsica. It is only major harbor of the southern coast. It provides gorgeous views over the Mediterranean... 
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