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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Catholic Co-Cathedral of St. Mary, Gdansk
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Bazylika Mariacka

The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Polish: Bazylika konkatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny), or St. Mary's Basilica (Polish: Bazylika Mariacka) for short, is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral, located in Gdansk, Poland.



Five interesting facts about Bazylika Mariacka:

  • It was build from brick in Gothic style in 1346–1506 to a design by the Danzig architect Heinrich Ungeradin.
  • In 1945, it was seriously damaged by the Red Army and its restoration took place in the 1950s.
  • With a length of 105.5 meters (346 ft), this is the second largest brick church in the world after San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy.
  • Inside the church is room for 25,000 people.
  • The massive tower (405 steps above the city) has a height of 82 m (269 ft).

Bazylika Mariacka
Tower of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Astronomical Clock (built in 1464–1470), St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Zodiac Signs Clock
Zodiac Signs Clock, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Calendar of Saints, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Interior of the St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Sculptures, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Façade of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Inside stairs of the tower of S. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
East view of the city from the tower of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Gdansk
Northeast view of the city from the tower of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Gdansk
Mariacka street and St. Mary's Basilica in the distance, Gdansk
Gdansk, Polska
St. Mary's Basilica in the distance, Gdansk


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Monday, January 15, 2018

Trams in Tallinn, Estonia
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Tram in Tallinn

The Tallinn tram network, run by the Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS, consists of 4 lines in Tallinn, the capital and the largest city of Estonia.



Five interesting facts about Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS:

  • The tram system consists of about 39 kilometres (24 mi) of route.
  • In 1888, the first horsecar tram was established in Tallinn.
  • The first electric tram track was opened in 1925.
  • Tallinn tram system transported more than 25.5 million passengers per year.
  • Rolling stock: ČKD Tatra KT4 (made in 1980–1988), KTNF6 ( with low-floor middle section; 2000–2005) and CAF Urbos AXL (2014–2016).

Tram in Tallinn
ČKD Tatra KT4D tram, Tallinn
Tallinn tramway
ČKD Tatra KT4D tram, Tallinn
Tallinn tram
ČKD Tatra KT4D tram, Tallinn
Red tram
ČKD Tatra KT4D tram, Tallinn
Red tram
ČKD Tatra KT4D tram, Tallinn

Blue tram
ČKD Tatra KT4SU tram, Tallinn
Tallinn tram
ČKD Tatra KTNF6 tram, Tallinn
Spanish tram
CAF Urbos AXL tram, Tallinn
Tallinn tram
CAF Urbos AXL tram, Tallinn
Tallinn tramway
CAF Urbos AXL tram, Tallinn
Tallinn trams
CAF Urbos AXL tram, Tallinn


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Metropol Parasol, Seville
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Seville

Metropol Parasol is a waffle-type criss-crossed wooden structure, located at Plaza de la Encarnación, in Seville, Spain.



Five interesting facts about Metropol Parasol:

  • Built in 2005–2011, it was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer.
  • It locally recognized as Las Setas de la Encarnación ("Incarnación's Mushrooms") due to their quirky shape.
  • Organized in four levels, it consists of six linked parasols.
  • The wood used was birch, imported from Finland, because of its straight qualities.
  • It is the largest wooden structure in the world.

Sevilla
Skyline of Seville from the top of the Metropol Parasol
Seville Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See from the top of the Metropol Parasol, Seville
Sevilla Mushrooms
Metropol Parasol, Seville
Mirador Setas de Sevilla
Metropol Parasol, Seville
Mirador Setas de Sevilla
Metropol Parasol, Seville
Seville
View of the north part of the city from the top of the Metropol Parasol, Seville


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Zoological Garden in Gdansk, Poland
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Zoo in Gdansk

The Gdansk Zoological Garden (Polish: Gdański Ogród Zoologiczny) is a zoo, located in Oliwa, one of the charming districts of Gdansk, Poland.



Five interesting facts about Gdański Ogród Zoologiczny:

  • Opened in 1954 it covers almost 125 hectares (308.8 acres).
  • This is the largest zoo in Poland.
  • It is home to over 1000 animals representing nearly 200 different species.
  • The zoo is an accredited member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
  • It had more than 436 000 visitors in 2015.

Agalychnis callidryas
Red-eyed free frog, Gdansk Zoo
Trachycephalus resinifictrix
Amazon milk frog, Gdansk Zoo
Meerkat
Meerkat, Gdansk Zoo
Red-necked wallaby
Red-necked wallabies, Gdansk Zoo
Domestic goat
Domestic goat, Gdansk Zoo
Pony
Shetland pony, Gdansk Zoo
Fallow deer
Fallow deer, Gdansk Zoo
Lechwe
Lechwe, Gdansk Zoo
Equus quagga chapmani
Chapman's zebras, Gdansk Zoo
Rothschild's giraffes
Rothschild's giraffes, Gdansk Zoo
African bush elephant
African bush elephant, Gdansk Zoo
Javan lutung
Javan lutung, Gdansk Zoo

Address
Gdański Ogród Zoologiczny ul. Karwieńska 3, 80-328 Gdańsk, Poland
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Catholic Cathedral of St. Florian, Warsaw
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St. Florian's Cathedral

St. Florian's Cathedral (Polish: Katedra św. Floriana) is a Roman Catholic church, located on the eastern bank of the Vistula river, in Warsaw, Poland.



Five interesting facts about Katedra św. Floriana:

  • It was built with two commanding 75 m (250 ft) towers between 1888–1904 as a form of protest against the erstwhile Russian domination of Poland.
  • During World War II, it was completely destroyed and then rebuilt until 1972.
  • It is built in a Gothic Revival style.
  • Most of its exterior is made of red brick.
  • The interior is decorated in red or white plaster and brick.

St. Florian's Cathedral
Façade of the Cathedral of St. Florian, Warsaw
St. Florian's Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral of St. Florian, Warsaw
Bazylika katedralna św. Michała Archanioła i św. Floriana Męczennika w Warszawie
Interior of the Cathedral of St. Florian, Warsaw
Bazylika katedralna św. Michała Archanioła i św. Floriana Męczennika w Warszawie
Interior of the Cathedral of St. Florian, Warsaw
St. Florian's Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral of St. Florian, Warsaw
Bazylika katedralna św. Michała Archanioła i św. Floriana Męczennika w Warszawie
Façade of the Cathedral of St. Florian, Warsaw
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