Insects of Spain: Conehead Mantis

Empusa pennata

The Conehead mantis (Empusa pennata) is an insect of the family Mantidae, native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa.

Public Transport in Lisbon: Trams

Bondes em Lisboa

Trams in Lisbon (Portugues: Bondes em Lisboa) are a public transport system in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, operated by Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa.

Rococo Architecture of Warsaw: Visitationist Church

Kościół Wizytek

The Visitationist Church (Polish: Kościół Wizytek) is a Roman Catholic church located in Warsaw, Poland.

Discover Portugal: Photo Walk in Santarém


Santarem (Portuguese: Santarém) is a city and a municipality in Portugal located on the right bank of the Tagus River in the central part of the country, just 69 km (43 mi) northeast of Lisbon.

Discover Spain: Photo Walk in L'Alcúdia


Alcudia (Spanish: La Alcudia, Valencian: L'Alcúdia) is a small town and municipality in the comarca of Ribera Alta in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, eastern Spain.

Neo-Gothic Architecture of Lublin: Trinitarian Tower

Lublin Polska

The Trinitarian Tower (Polish: Wieża Trynitarska) is a bell tower located in Lublin, Poland.

Sava: The Longest River in Slovenia

The Sava is the longest river in Slovenia, a right tributary of the Danube river.

Eclectic Architecture of Warsaw: The Holiest Saviour Church

Kościół Najświętszego Zbawiciela w Warszawie

The Church of the Holiest Saviour (Polish: Kościół Najświętszego Zbawiciela) is a Roman Catholic church located in Warsaw, Poland.

Isabelline Gothic Architecture of Toledo: Church of St. John of the Kings

Iglesia de San Juan de los Reyes

The Church of St. John of the Kings (Spanish: Iglesia de San Juan de los Reyes) is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Toledo, in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Parks in Warsaw: Royal Lazienki

Łazienki Królewskie

The Royal Lazienki (Polish: Łazienki Królewskie) is a historic park with picturesque alleys, small ponds, beautiful palaces and creative sculptures located in the center of Warsaw, Poland.

Neo-Romanesque Architecture of Madrid: Crypt of the Almudena Cathedral

Cripta de la Catedral de la Almudena

The Crypt of the Almudena Cathedral (Spanish: Crypta de la Catedral de la Almudena) is a Roman Catholic church with a Latin cross plan situated under the main cathedral in Madrid, Spain.

Aquaria in Spain: Barcelona Aquarium

El Aquarium de Barcelona

The Barcelona Aquarium (Spanish: L'Aquàrium de Barcelona) is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world located in Barcelona, Spain.

Historical Heritage of Naples: Napoli Sotterranea

Napoli Sotterranea

The Naples Underground (Italian: Napoli Sotterranea) is a labyrinth of ancient aqueducts, passages and cisterns hidden 40 m (131 ft) below the Historic Center of Naples, southern Italy.

Neoclassical Architecture of Paris: Église de la Madeleine

St. Mary Magdalene Church

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene (French: Église de la Madeleine) is a Roman Catholic church situated between the Place de la Concorde and the Opéra Garnier, in Paris, France.

600-year-old Frescoes in the Trinity Chapel of the Lublin Castle

Freski na sklepieniu nawy

The Holy Trinity Chapel at the Castle in Lublin, Poland, was erected in the 14th century. It has a unique polychromy painted in the technique of Byzantine-Ruthenian frescoes, completed in the beginning of the 15th century.

Discover Italy: Photo Walk in Roma


Rome (Italian: Roma) is the capital and largest city of Italy located in the Lazio region, between the Apennine mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, along the shores of the Tiber river.

Discover Poland: Photo Walk in Warszawa

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.

Discover France: Photo Walk in Puteaux


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.

Discover Lithuania: Photo Walk in Marcinkonys

Lithuanian village

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

Discover Portugal: Photo Walk in 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.

Varnikai Botanical-Zoological Reserve, Lithuania

Varnikų botaninis zoologinis draustinis

The Varnikai Botanical-Zoological Reserve (Lithuanian: Varnikų botaninis zoologinis draustinis) is a reserve located in the southern part of Trakai Historical National Park, Lithuania. The reserve is used for educational recreation – a 3.45 km (2.144 mi) long path goes through naturally formed forests and hard-to-reach swamps.

Volcanoes of Italy: Mount Vesuvius


Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is an active volcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, southern Italy, about 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples.

Discover Spain: Photo Walk in Málaga


Malaga (Spanish: Málaga) is the second largest city in the region of Andalusia and the sixth largest city in Spain located at the mouth of the Guadalmedina River on the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea.

Amphibians of Lithuania: Green Frog

Common water frog

The Common water frog, Green frog or Edible frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) is a true frog species with a wide range in Europe: from Estonia to northern Italy, and from Spain to western Russia.

The Gibralfaro Castle: A Moorish Fortress in Malaga, Spain

Castillo de Gibralfaro

The Gibralfaro Castle (Spanish: Castillo de Gibralfaro) is a Moorish fortress situated on the Gibralfaro hill at a height of 130 m (427 ft) in Malaga, southeast Spain.

Tenerife: The Largest Island of The Canary Islands

Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and the most populated island of Spain, located about 300 km (186 mi) from the African coast, and approximately 1,000 km (621 mi) from the Iberian Peninsula. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island.

Cacti of Tenerife: Erect Prickly Pear

Opuntia dillenii

The Erect Prickly Pear (Opuntia dillenii) is a species of cactus in the Cactaceae family that has a natural range across the Americas and the Caribbean; it is naturalised in Europe (the Canary Islands, Malta), Africa, Australia and southern Asia.

Neo-Gothic Architecture of Paris: Basilique Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours

Église Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours

The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (French: Basilique Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours) is a Roman Catholic church located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Discover Spain: Photo Walk in València


Valencia (Spanish: València) is the third largest city in Spain located on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea.

Discover Spain: Photo Walk in Cádiz


Cadiz (Spanish: Cádiz) is an Andalusian city and port situated on a long, narrow peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean‚ in southwestern Spain.

Public Transport in Warsaw: Trams

Warsaw tramway

Trams in Warsaw (Polish: Tramwaje w Warszawie) are a public transport system in Warsaw, the capital and the largest city of Poland, operated by the municipally-owned company Tramwaje Warszawskie sp. z.o.o.

Archaeological Museum of Seville, Spain

Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla

The Archaeological Museum of Seville (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla) is a museum located in América square at the María Luisa Park, in Seville, southern Spain.

Discover Spain: Photo Walk in Sevilla


Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) is the capital of Andalusia and the fourth largest city in Spain situated on the banks of the smooth, slow Guadalquivir River.

Gothic Architecture of Seville: St. Mary of the See Cathedral


The Cathedral of St. Mary of the See (Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the center of Seville's Old Town, Spain.

The Spain Square in Seville, Spain

Plaza de España, Sevilla

The Spain Square (Spanish: Plaza de España) is a square, located in the middle of Maria Luisa Park, in the city center of Seville, southern Spain. It is a Spanish architectural marvel with Art Deco, Mudejar, and Renaissance Revival influences.

Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville, Spain


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.

Public Transport in Seville: Trams

Seville tranvia

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

Hatanpää Arboretum: Botanical Garden in Tampere, Finland

Rose Rosita

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

Discover Hungary: Photo Walk in Budapest


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

Fenicja Lebanese food restaurant, Warsaw, Poland

Fenicja is a Lebanese food restaurant located in Warsaw, Poland. The restaurant specializes in serving the Lebanese cuisine, rich in mezza (appetizers), lava grill dishes and desserts. In the menu you can find a wide range of vegetarian and meat dishes, also as take-away.

Mandragora Jewish food restaurant, Lublin, Poland

Jewish food restaurant

Mandragora is a Jewish restaurant located in the Old Town of Lublin, Poland. The restaurant offers a very colourful and intimate atmosphere full of warmth and aroma of klezmer music together with the smell of Jewish dishes. Many of the ingredients and served wines are specially imported from Israel and are certified as kosher.

Discover Poland: Photo Walk in Białystok


Bialystok (Polish: Białystok) is the 11th most populous city of Poland located on the banks of the Biala River in the Bialystok Uplands of the Podlaskie Plain, part of what is known collectively as the Green Lungs of Poland.

Discover Poland: Photo Walk in Sopot


Sopot is a small seaside city and spa resort located between Gdansk and Gdynia on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland.

Discover Slovenia: Photo Walk in Ljubljana


Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia located along the Ljubljanica River, between the Alps and the Slovak Karst.

Famous Cemeteries of Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre

Montmartre Cemetery

The Montmartre Cemetery (French: Cimetière de Montmartre) is a 10.48 ha (25.89 ac) landscaped funeral park located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Discover Italy: Photo Walk in Arpino


Arpino is a small town and comune of Lazio, central Italy, in the province of Frosinone.

Neo-Gothic Architecture of Zagreb: Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary

Zagreb Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary (Croatian: Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije) is a Roman Catholic church located in Zagreb, Croatia.

Baroque Architecture of Venice: St. Mary of Health Basilica


The Basilica of St. Mary of Health (Italian: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute) is a Roman Catholic church located in Venice, northeastern Italy.

Discover Latvia: Photo Walk in Riga

Capital of Latvia

Riga (Latvian: Rīga) is the capital and the largest city of Latvia located on both banks of the river Daugava which separates the city into two parts, Vecriga (Old Riga) and Pardaugava.

The Palvolgyi Cave: A Stalactite Cave in Hungary


The Palvolgyi Cave (Hungarian: Pál-völgyi-barlang) is a stalactite cave in Budapest, Hungary, stretching more than 19 km (11.8 mi), of which only 500 m (1610 ft) is accessible to the public.