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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville, Spain
by Arunas Travel Photography - 0

Seville


The Royal Tobacco Factory (Spanish: Real Fábrica de Tabacos) is an impressive colonial building in Seville, southern Spain. Since 1950’s the building has been used by the University of Seville for its main offices, including the Rector's, and several faculties.



Five interesting facts about the Royal Tobacco Factory:

  • It was created by the Flemish engineer Sebastián Van der Borcht (1725–?) between 1728 and 1771.
  • The layout is Renaissance in style, in terms of its floor plan and facades, with the principal building material being stone from the town of Moron de la Frontera.
  • The interior consists of a series of arcaded patios with long corridors and rooms.
  • It is one of the largest and best industrial buildings in Spain; the building covers a roughly rectangular area of 185 by 147 m (610 by 480 ft), with slight protrusions at the corners.
  • The story of the opera Carmen by the French composer Georges Bizet (1838–1875) was set in the factory, where the main character, Carmen - a gypsy woman who worked in the factory - fell in love with one of the soldiers guarding the building.

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Courtyard, the former Royal Tobacco factory, Seville

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Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

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Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Corridor
Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Classroom
Room, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
Interior, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Reading room
Reading room, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Tobacco Factory
Interior, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Sculpture
Sculpture, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Sculpture
Sculpture, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
Sculptures, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
The former Royal Tobacco Factory on San Fernando Street, Seville

Address: Royal Tobacco Factory, Calle San Fernando, 4, 41004, Seville, Spain


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trams in Seville, Spain
by Arunas Travel Photography - 4

Seville tranvia


Trams in Seville (Spanish: Tranvías en Sevilla) is a tram system in Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain.



Five interesting facts about the trams in Seville:

  • The history of tram transport in the city dates back to 1887.
  • It covers a total distance of 2,2 km.
  • It consists of just five stops: Plaza Nueva, Archivo de Indias, Puerta de Jerez, Prado de San Sebastián and San Bernardo.
  • It is served by 5 Urbos 3 trams, all of which were manufactured by the Spanish company CAF.
  • The annual ridership is about 4.5 million passengers.

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CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Seville tramway
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Seville tramway
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tram in Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tram in Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tramway Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

Tramway Seville
CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

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CAF Urbos 3 tram, Seville

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hatanpaa Arboretum in Tampere, Finland
by Arunas Travel Photography - 10

Rose Rosita

Hatanpaa Arboretum (Finnish: Hatanpää arboretum) is a botanical garden, located 3 kilometers away from the centre of Tampere, southern Finland.



Five interesting facts about the Hatanpaa Arboretum:

  • The construction of the garden started in 1971.
  • The planting started in 1973.
  • It contains more than 500 plant species.
  • The Latin and Finnish name of each plant is written on the label attached to the plant.
  • Most of the plants in the garden are indigenous to the Tampere area, but there are also more exotic and rare species.

Purple coneflower
Purple coneflower, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Pink stonecrop
Pink stonecrop, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Sedum telephium
Orpine, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Thymus citriodorus
Lemon thyme, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Stachys byzantina
Lamb's ear, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Asarum europaeum
European wild ginger, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Bergenia cordifolia
Heart-leaved bergenia, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Rose
Rose Rhapsody In Blue, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Rose
Rose Acapella, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere
Rose
Rose Rosita, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Tampere

Address: Hatanpaa Arboretum, Hatanpaan Puistokuja 1, Tampere 33900, Finland

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Budapest, Hungary
by Arunas Travel Photography - 5

Hungary

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, located in the central northern section of the country.



Five interesting facts about Budapest:

  • The first settlement named Ak-Ink (“Ample Water”) on the territory of the present-day city was built by Celts before 1 AD.
  • It consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the Danube river and connected by a series of bridges.
  • The city, including the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.  
  • It is the 11th largest city in the European Union according to the population within their city limits.
  • It attracts 4.4 million international tourists per year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world and the 6th in Europe.

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Buda – the western bank of the Danube River, Budapest
Matthias Church (Neo-Gothic; built in the 19the century) and Fisherman's Bastion (Neo-Romanesque; built in the 19the century), Buda, Budapest
Budapest
The Danube River, Budapest
Budapest Bridge
Elisabeth Bridge (opened in 1964), Budapest
Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest
Budapest
Buda Castle (Baroque; built in the 18th century), Budapest
Budapest
University of Technology and Economics (built in the 18th century), Budapest
Budapest
Hungarian Parliament Building (Neo-Gothic; built in the 19th century), Budapest
Budapest
Hungarian State Opera House (Neo-Renaissance; built in the 19th century), Budapest
Budapest
Statues, Budapest
Budapest
Lantern, Budapest
Budapest
Façade of buildings, Budapest
Budapest
Museum of Applied Arts (Art Nouveau; built in the 19th century), Budapest
Budapest
Keleti railway station (Eclecticism; built in the 19th century), Budapest
Budapest
Street of Pest, Budapest

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