úterý 6. června 2017

France - Marseille

Coat of arms of Marseille
Marseille , is a city in France. The capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regionMarseille is the second largest city in France after Paris and the centre of the third largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and Lyon.
The Château d'If is a fortress (later a prison) located on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea about 1.5 kilometres (78 mile) offshore in the Bay of Marseille in southeastern France. It is famous for being one of the settings of Alexandre Dumas' adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo. "If" is the French word for the Yew tree.
The "château" is a square, three-story building 28 m (92 ft) long on each side, flanked by three towers with large gun embrasures. It was built in 1524-31 on the orders of King Francis I, who, during a visit in 1516, saw the island as a strategically important location for defending the coastline from sea-based attacks.

England(North West England) - Manchester

Coat of arms of Manchester
Manchester  is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater ManchesterEngland,  It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.55 million.[6] Manchester is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.
The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, also known as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club and, with a domestic football capacity of 55,097, the fourth-largest in the Premier League and eighth-largest in the United Kingdom.
Broke ground12 December 1999
Opened25 July 2002 (as athletics stadium)
10 August 2003 (as footballstadium)
Renovated2002–2003 (converted to current use)
Expanded2014–2015 (47,400 to 55,097 seats)
Construction cost£112 million (athletics stadium)
£22 million (football conversion)
£20 million (football fit-out)
ArchitectArupSport (stadium design)
KSS Design Group (interior fitout)
Populous (stadium expansion)
Structural engineerArup Associates
General contractorLaing Construction Ltd. (initial construction)Laing O'Rourke(stadium conversion & later expansion)
Main contractorsWatson Steel Ltd. (initial steelwork construction)


pátek 2. června 2017

Netherlands(Zeeland) - Middelburg

Coat of arms of Middelburg
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Situated on the central peninsula of the Zeeland province, Midden-Zeeland (consisting of former islands WalcherenNoord-Beveland and Zuid-Beveland).
The Abbey Tower is a 90.5 meter high bell tower belonging to the abbey complex in Middelburg . He is curiously situated on the southern wall of the nave Koorkerk . The tower is nicknamed the Long John and number eleven on the list of highest church towers in the Netherlands .
Abbey Tower dates from the second half of the fourteenth century. It is octagonal in shape and covered with stone slide.  The tower is several times damaged by fire. In 1568, 1712 and May 1940. In 1590 a wooden spire was in Renaissance style applied this spire burned in 1712 after Peter Graafschap designed a new high spire. After the bombing of May 17, 1940 during the Second World War , was the architect Jan Meijer (1872-1950) from Amsterdam as early as August 1940 commissioned by the Middelburg council to restore the tower. The reopening of the restored tower was on June 11, 1955. The spire was rebuilt in simplified form with modifications to accommodate the carillon and, as traditionally an imperial crown.


pondělí 15. května 2017

Kenya - Chogoria

Chogoria is a town located in Mwimbi Division of Tharaka-Nithi County of Kenya. It is located roughly 140 Miles (about 225 km) from Nairobi. It is connected to the rest of the country by the all-weather, tarmacked Embu road. The closest town to Chogoria is Chuka. Other surrounding towns are Igoji, Nkubu, Meru and Embu. 
African wildlife rhina and calf

pátek 5. května 2017

Slovakia - Vráble

Vráble – znak
Vráble  is a small town in the Nitra DistrictNitra Region, western Slovakia.
It is located in the Danubian Hills on the Žitava river, about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) south-east-east from Nitra. The cadastral area of the town has an altitude from 140 to 240 metres (460 to 790 feet) ASL. There's a small dam called Vodná nádrž Vráble west of the town.
View from Vráble

úterý 2. května 2017

Germany - Offenbach am Main

Coat of arms of Offenbach am Main
Offenbach am Main  is a city in HesseGermany, located on the left bank of the river Main and part of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area.
The inner town of Offenbach is quite large and has only a few suburbs. In the east the three incorporated: Bürgel (incorporated 1908), Bieber (incorporated April 1, 1938), and Rumpenheim (incorporated April 4, 1942). In the south are the newer suburbs Lauterborn and RosenhöheTempelsee, the office town Kaiserlei and the industrial area Waldheim. The newest suburb is Mathildenviertel in the center near to the Main river.
The Metzlersche bathing temple in Offenbach am Main , known as the Volksmuseum Lili-Tempel , is a former classicist bathing temple of the Frankfurt banker Friedrich Metzler in Offenbach's inner city.
The bathing temple was built in 1798 by French architect Nicolas Alexandre Salins de Montfort , after Metzler moved his summer residence to Offenbach in 1792. The building is considered to be Montfort's only work in the Rhine-Main area, which is preserved in its original state.

úterý 21. března 2017

Poland -Warszawa

Coat of arms of Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It stands on the Vistula River in east-central Poland, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains.
View from Warszawa.