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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Zoological Garden in Budapest, Hungary
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Ring-tailed lemur

The Budapest Zoological Garden (Hungarian: Budapest állatkert) is a 18.4-ha (45.46 ac) zoo, located in Budapest, Hungary.



Five interesting facts about Budapest állatkert:

  • Opened to the general public in 1866 as a private institution, it is one of the oldest zoological gardens in the world.
  • In 1907, it was auctioned and taken over by the capital city, Budapest, and, after a complete reconstruction, reopened in 1912.
  • It is home to over 10,500 animals representing nearly 1,100 different species.
  • It is an accredited member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
  • It has 1–1.1 million visitors every year.

Malaysian leaf grasshopper
Malaysian leaf grasshopper, Budapest Zoo
Thorny devil stick insect
Thorny devil stick insect, Budapest Zoo
Garden fruit chafer
Garden fruit chafer, Budapest Zoo
Shingleback lizar
Shingleback lizard, Budapest Zoo
Green iguana
Green iguana, Budapest Zoo
Big hairy armadillo
Big hairy armadillo, Budapest Zoo
Ringed teal
Ringed teal, Budapest Zoo
Amazonian motmot
Amazonian motmot, Budapest Zoo
Green-cheeked parakeet
Green-cheeked parakeet, Budapest Zoo
Black-tailed prairie dog
Black-tailed prairie dog, Budapest Zoo
Black-tailed prairie dog
Black-tailed prairie dog, Budapest Zoo
Black-tailed prairie dogs
Black-tailed prairie dogs, Budapest Zoo
Giant anteater
Giant anteater, Budapest Zoo
Red-necked wallabies
Red-necked wallabies, BdapBuda Zoo
Squirrel monkey, Budapest Zoo
Common squirrel monkey, Budapest Zoo
Sumatran orangutans
Sumatran orangutans, Budapest Zoo

Address
Budapest állatkert, Állatkerti krt. 6-12, 1146 Budapest, Magyarország
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Catholic Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Sirvintos
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Širvintų Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bažnyčia
The Church of St. Michael the Archangel (Lithuanian: Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bažnyčia) is a Roman Catholic church, located in Sirvintos, Lithuania.



Five interesting facts about Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bažnyčia:

  • It was designed by the Lithuanian architect Tomas Tišeckis and built between 1855 and 1860.
  • It has two architectural styles namely Classicism and Baroque.
  • It was restored in the end of the 20th century.
  • It has a rectangular plan and two towers with a high pediment between them.
  • It has three naves separated by piers.

Širvintų Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bažnyčia
View of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel from the east, Sirvintos
Širvintų Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bažnyčia
View of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel from the north-east, Sirvintos
Church of St. Michael the Archangel
Procession, the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Sirvintos

Address
Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bažnyčia, Vilniaus g. 108, 19127 Širvintos, Lietuva
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gdansk, Poland
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Polska

Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk) is the sixth-most populous city in Poland, lying at the mouth of the Motlawa River, on the southern cost of the Baltic Sea.



Five interesting facts about Gdańsk:

  • The complex, combining a castle-town, city, and port, began to take shape in the 10th century.
  • The first written record of the city's name dates back to 999.
  • In 1263, it was granted city rights by Pomerelian duke, Swantopolk II (1195–1266).
  • Parts of the Old Town, which had suffered large-scale destruction during the Second World War, were rebuilt during the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Together with neighbouring Gdynia and Sopot, the city forms a large metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).

Gdansk
The Old Town of Gdansk
Motława River
The Motlawa River, Gdansk
Brama Żuraw w Gdańsku
The medieval port crane (built in 1442–1444), Gdansk
Gdansk
The Motlawa River, Gdansk
Gdansk
Buildings reflected in the Motlawa River, Gdansk
Gdansk
"Eco Marina", Gdansk
Gdansk
"Eco Marina", Gdansk
Długi Targ
Dlugi Targ street and the Main Town Hall (built in the 15th century) in the distance, Gdansk
Poland
Dlugi Targ street, Gdansk
Fontanna Neptuna w Gdańsku
Neptune's Fountain statue (built in 1606–1633), Gdansk
Gdansk
The Old Town of Gdansk
Gdansk
The main railway station (built in 1896–1900), Gdansk
Polska
New buildings, Gdansk
Polska
East view of the Old Town of Gdansk


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Metro in Paris, France
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The Paris Metro (French: Métro de Paris) is the rapid transit system of Paris, France, operated by Régie autonome des transports parisiens.



Five interesting facts about Métro de Paris:

  • Construction began in 1898, and the system was opened to the public in 1900.
  • It has a total of 16 lines identifiable by number, color, and end-of-line names.
  • It is the second busiest metro system in Europe, after the Moscow Metro.
  • It is mostly underground and 214 km (133 mi) long.
  • It carries over 4 million passengers a day.

Metro de Paris
MP 05 trains in service on Line 1, on the Pont de Neuilly, Paris
Paris Metro
The Barbès – Rochechouart station, Paris
Paris Metro
Line 3 platforms at the Père Lachaise station, Paris
Paris Metro
MF 01 train on Line 2 at the Père Lachaise station, Paris
Paris Metro
The Père Lachaise station, Paris
Metro de Paris
MP 05 train on Line 1 at the Château de Vincennes, Paris
Paris Metro
The Porte Dauphine station, Paris
Paris Metro
The Charles-de-Gaulle - Étoile station, Paris 
Metro de Paris
Interior arrangement of MP 05 train, Paris
Metro de Paris
Interior arrangement of MP 05 train, Paris
Metro de Paris
MP 05 train in service on Line 1, on the Pont de Neuilly, Paris


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Friday, February 09, 2018

Trams in Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona transport

Trams in Barcelona (Spanish: Tranvías de Barcelona) is a public transit system in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, operated by Tramvia Metropolità.



Five interesting facts about Tranvías de Barcelona:

  • In 1872, the first horsecar tram was established in Barcelona.
  • The first electric line in the city was opened in 1899.
  • The tram system consists of six lines, divided in two networks: Trambaix and Trambesòs.
  • The tramway is 29 kilometres (18 mi) long with 55 stations.
  • Trams used are of the Citadis 302 type, built by Alstom (France).

Barcelona tramway
Alstom Citadis 302 tram, Barcelona
Barcelona tram
Alstom Citadis 302 tram, Barcelona
Barcelona tram
Alstom Citadis 302 tram, Barcelona
Barcelona tram
Alstom Citadis 302 tram, Barcelona
Barcelona tram
Alstom Citadis 302 tram, Barcelona
Barcelona trams
Alstom Citadis 302 trams, Barcelona


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