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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Warsaw: Poland's Phoenix City
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Stara Warszawa


Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa) is the capital and the largest city of Poland located in the east-central part of the country, about 350 km (217 mi) southeast of the Baltic Sea coastline and north of the Carpathian Mountains.



Five interesting facts about Warsaw:

  • It was founded in about 1300 by the Prince of Płock, Bolesław II of Masovia (1253/58–1313).
  • It has been the capital of the country since 1596.
  • It gained the new title of Phoenix City because of its complete reconstruction after World War II, which had left over 85% of its buildings in ruins.
  • Its historical Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • One of the most famous people born in Warsaw: Frédéric Chopin (composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era; 1810–1849), Marie Curie (physicist and chemist; 1867–1934), Władysław Szpilman (pianist and classical composer; 1911–2000).

Stara ulica Warszawy
Street of the Old Town, Warsaw

Stara Warszawa
Street of the Old Town, Warsaw

Warszawa
Street of the Old Town, Warsaw

Rynek Starego Miasta
The Old Town Market Place, Warsaw

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Bubbles for kids, Warsaw

Horse carriage in Warsaw
Horse cab in the Old Town, Warsaw

Keistų Polskie
Flowers shop in the Old Town, Warsaw

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Nowy Świat street, Warsaw

Krishnaits
Hare Krishna people, Warsaw

Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza w Warszawie
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (designed in 1925 by the Polish sculpture, Stanisław Ostrowski), Warsaw

Pałac Prezydencki
Presidential Palace (Neoclassical; built in 1818–1820), Warsaw

View of the National Stadium (seating capacity of 58,145; built in 2008–2012), Warsaw

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Przechodnia street, Warsaw

Most średnicowy w Warszawie
The Śriednicowy Rail Bridge (length of 445 m/1459 ft; built in 1921–1931), Warsaw

Kościół Najświętszego Zbawiciela
The Church of the Holiest Savior (Renaissance/Baroque; built in 1901–1927), Warsaw

Łazienki Królewskie w Warszawie
Łazienki park (76 ha; designed in the 18th century), Warsaw

Pałac Kultury i Nauki
Palace of Culture and Science (237 m/778 ft tall; built in 1952–1955), Warsaw

Skyscrapers Warsaw
Skyscrapers, Warsaw

Skyscrapers in Warsaw
Skyscrapers, Warsaw



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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Puteaux: A Western Suburb of Paris
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France


Puteaux is a western suburb of Paris, France, located on the west bank of the Seine River, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) from the city centre.



Five interesting facts about Puteaux:

  • The town was established in the 12th century by Abbot Suger (1081–1151).
  • The name came from puteoli, a Latin term meaning “little well,” or “water hole”.
  • The first Chapel of the town was built in 1509.
  • Two thirds of the territory of La Défense, one of the principal business districts in Europe, is located within Puteaux.
  • More than 45,000 people reside in the town.

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Rue des Pavillons, Puteaux

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Rue de l'Oasis, Puteaux

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Rue Rousselle, Puteaux

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La Défence, Puteaux



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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Marcinkonys: A Folk Village in Lithuania
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Lithuanian village


Marcinkonys is a large village (143 ha/ 353 ac) located in Dzūkija, one of five ethnographic regions of Lithuania.



Five interesting facts about Marcinkonys:

  • According to the archeological researches, the place was first settled by humans from 4,000 BC to 2,000 BC.
  • It was first mentioned in written sources in 1637.
  • It began growing after completion of the railway station for the Warsaw – Saint Petersburg Railway in 1864.
  • The village originating from a scout settlement is one of the largest in Lithuania.
  • It is the administrative center of the Dzūkija National Park and Čepkeliai Marsh.

Marcinkonys
A farmstead, Marcinkonys

Farmstead
A farmstead, Marcinkonys

Marcinkonių bažnyčia
The wooden Church of St. Apostles Simon and Juda Teddeus (Neo-Gothic; built in 1880), Marcinkonys

Drevinė bitininkystė
Traditional tree beekeeping, Marcinkonys

Drevinė bitininkystė
Traditional tree beekeeping, Marcinkonys

Šermukšnių uogos
Rowan fruits, Marcinkonys

Grūda
The Grūda River, Marcinkonys

Admirolas
Red Admiral, Marcinkonys

Kryziuotis voras
European garden spider, Marcinkonys

Baravykas
Suillus, Marcinkonys

Baravykai
Suillus, Marcinkonys

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A farmstead, Marcinkonys



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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lisbon: The Capital of Portugal
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Lisboa


Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal situated on seven hills at the wide mouth of the Tagus, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.



Five interesting facts about Lisbon:

  • It was founded around 1200 BC by Phoenician settlers.
  • In 1256, it becomes capital of the Kingdom of Portugal.
  • It is the westernmost capital of a mainland European country.
  • It is second-oldest capital (after Athens) in Europe.
  • It is the closest European capital to the United States.

Castelo de São Jorge
The Castle of São Jorge (constructed in the 10th century), Lisbon

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Bronze equestrian statue of John I (1357–1433), King of Portugal, Lisbon

Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa
Façade of the Cathedral (built between the 12th–20th century), Lisbon

Lisbon Cathedral
Gothic ceiling of the Cathedral, Lisbon

Santa Engracia Church
The Church of Santa Engracia (Baroque; built in 1681–1966), now the National Pantheon, Lisbon

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Street, Lisbon

Lisbon street
Street, Lisbon

Lisbon
Street, Lisbon

Tuk-tuk
Tuk-tuk, Lisbon

Tram in Lisbon
Remodelano tram (manufactured between 1936 and 1947) on line 28, Lisbon

Lisbon tramway
Remodelano trams on line 12, Lisbon

Tram in Lisbon
Remodelano tram on line 28, Lisbon

Lisboa
The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon



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