Archive for November, 2015

Autumn in Liverpool Parks by Bob Edwards

Autumn in Liverpool Parks by Bob Edwards
Autumn Is the most beautiful season of year. The leaves are beginning to change color and fall to the ground. Liverpool has more parks than Paris, Calderstones, Croxteth, Sefton and Everton. It has many acres of beautiful parks and gardens, ideal to visit, explore, jog around or just for relaxation. The biggest park, by far, in Liverpool is Sefton Park, arcing around the bo-ho southern suburbs of the city. Other parks are: Stanley Park, Newsham Park,... 

Forbidden City – the History of the Emperors

Forbidden City – the History of the Emperors
The Forbidden City, also called Zijin Cheng, is a 72-hectare palace complex in Beijing that was used by the emperors of China from A.D. 1420 to 1911. The Forbidden City served as a fortress to protect the emperor and his family. The complex consists of about 980 buildings, mainly in yellow and red colors, surrounded by a wall 10 meters high. The well guarded palace is surrounded also by a moat 3,800 metres long and 52 metres wide. Intruders were discouraged... 

Bridge Inside Skocjan Caves, Slovenia

Bridge Inside Skocjan Caves, Slovenia
The Skocjan Caves, located in western Slovenia, are a Karstic caves. The name Karst comes from the name of the region, in which the caves are located. Created by the river Reka, which runs for some 30 km until it disappears under the ground. The Skocjan Caves are famous for their diverse stalactite and stalagmite formations among which the limestone pools stand out. It is one of only three locations in Slovenia to be recognised as a world heritage... 

The Third Mansion of the Vietnamese last emperor by ArtDeco

The Third Mansion of the Vietnamese last emperor by ArtDeco
The Third Mansion of the Vietnamese last emperor is located in the mid of Love Forrest, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province, Vietnam, The palace was built from 1933 to 1937 under the dynasty of King Bao Dai, the last king of Vietnam feudal court. The palace was designed in the art deco style and lies in the middle of a pine forest near the Pasteur Institute. In the past, this villa was constructed as a retreating place King Bao Dai and his royal family... 

Family Portrait of G20 Leaders

Family Portrait of G20 Leaders
Family portrait of G20 leaders during the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey. The 2015 G-20 Antalya summit was the tenth annual meeting of the G-20 heads of government. The members of the G20 are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. credit: GovernmentZA        ... 

Vaux le Vicomte Castle and Fabulous Formal Gardens

Vaux le Vicomte Castle and Fabulous Formal Gardens
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French château located in Maincy, 55 kilometres southeast of Paris. Vaux le Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641, when infamous finance minister Nicolas Fouquet bought the estate and enlisted architect Louis Le Vau, decorator Charles Le Brun, and garden designer André Le Nôtre to transform it into a lavish residence. Additional informations Times: every day from 10AM to 6PM Admission: Full price :... 

Bonfire Night Fireworks in Liverpool by Bob Edwards

Bonfire Night Fireworks in Liverpool by Bob Edwards
Every November people in Britain go out and celebrate Bonfire Night. November 5th marked the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, when Catholic explosive expert Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. He was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours, was caught, tortured and executed. credit: Bob Edwards Picture Liverpool  Read More →

Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia
The Great Mosque in Kairouan is the most important of all in Tunisia. It is the oldest Muslim place of worship in Africa and is commonly regarded as the fourth holiest site in Islam after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. It was originally built by Oqba ibn Nafi, the Arab commander who founded Kairouan in AD 672. The mosque covers a mammoth area 135 m long by 80 m wide with a vast inner courtyard surrounded on three sides by double-aisled colonnades of... 

Hike to Cornettes de Bise

Hike to Cornettes de Bise
The Cornettes de Bise is a mountain in the Chablais Alps, overlooking Lake Geneva. At 2,432 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the subrange running from Pas de Morgins to Lake Geneva. The mountain is located on the border between France and Switzerland. It is one of the most beautiful and highest summits of the French Chablais range. Cornettes de Bise could be translated as something like “horns of the north wind”. credit:... 
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