Archive for February, 2016

Mausoleum of Mustafa Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey

Mausoleum of Mustafa Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey
The An?tkabir, crowning a prominent hill in the center of Ankara, is the Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. It was designed by architects Professor Emin Onat and Assistant Professor Ahmet Orhan Arda, whose proposal beat 48 other entries from several countries. It overs 700.000 square metres of land and includes a Peace Park, which contains plants from all parts of Turkey and the world. The construction... 

Mir Castle Complex in Belarus

Mir Castle Complex in Belarus
Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture that impresses with its strength and solidity and with all that, gracefulness and finality, and sophisticated external decoration. Its great towers, tall walls, three-storied palace keeping mysterious traces of the past look so majestic even now. It is located at Mir – a small town on the banks of the river Mirunka in the district of Korelichy within the county of Grodno. The construction... 

The Citadel of Jerusalem, Israel

The Citadel of Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem’s Citadel, known as the ”Tower of David”, is a historical and archaeological asset of international significance. The Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural additions from later periods. It is located near the Jaffa Gate, the historical entrance to the city and the point where the East meets the West. Its location was chosen for topographic reasons – this is the highest point of the southwestern hill of Jerusalem, higher... 

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada in Toronto

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada in Toronto
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto, Canada. The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment. Containing over 5.7 million litres of water, the 12,500 square metre interactive attraction immerses guests in a thrilling underwater adventure that showcases more than 16,000 marine animals. Open 365 days a year. Of course, an aquarium is not an aquarium without a shark, and Ripley’s has a... 

Everyday Life in Democratic Republic of Congo

Everyday Life in Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second largest country in Africa. It borders nine countries: Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The people of the DRC represent over 200 ethnic groups, with nearly 250 languages and dialects spoken throughout the country. Kinshasa, the capital, is the second largest French-speaking city in the world. DRC has an estimated... 

Discover Pilanesberg National Park

Discover Pilanesberg National Park
Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province, South Africa, offers spectacular landscapes ranging around a central lake. The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. It covers some 55 000 hectare, is the fourth largest in southern Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded vestiges of an alkaline volcanic crater – one of only three such craters in the world. Thanks to an ambitious game translocation programme... 

Renaissance Kronborg Castle – The Setting of Shakespeares Hamlet

Renaissance Kronborg Castle –  The Setting of Shakespeares Hamlet
Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, north of Copenhagen, is one of northern Europe’s finest Renaissance castles. It is located at the entrance to Øresund and was built in 1574-1585. It has played a significant role in the history of this part of northern Europe, because of its strategic position between the North Sea and the Baltic. Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 01/01/2016 – 31/03/2016 Monday – Sunday 11:00 –... 

Sumida Aquarium, Tokio

Sumida Aquarium, Tokio
The Sumida Aquarium is one of the main attractions of the Tokyo Skytree Town complex in Tokyo. The moderately sized, and beautifully designed modern aquarium houses over 10,000 sea creatures on the 5th and 6th floors of Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping and entertainment complex at the base of the Tokyo Skytree. There are multiple exhibits with artfully arranged and lit tanks in dimly lit corridors and rooms. There is no specific course; instead, visitors... 
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