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.

Germany ( North Rhine-Westphalia) - Wuppertal

Coat of arms of Wuppertal
Wuppertalis a city in North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany. It is located in and around the river Wupper valley, and is situated east of the city of Düsseldorf and south of the Ruhr area. With a population of approximately 350,000, it is the largest city in the Bergisches Land. Wuppertal is known for its steep slopes, its woods and parks, and its suspension railway, the Wuppertal Schwebebahn. It is the greenest city of Germany with two-thirds green space of the total municipal area of Wuppertal. From any part of the city, it is only a ten-minute walk to one of the public parks or woodland paths.
The Wuppertal Suspension Railway  is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany.
Its full name is "Electric Elevated Railway (Suspension Railway) Installation, Eugen Langen System" (Anlage einer elektrischen Hochbahn (Schwebebahn), System Eugen Langen). It is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars in the world and is a unique system.
Designed by Eugen Langen to sell to the city of Berlin,[3] the installation with elevated stations was built in BarmenElberfeld and Vohwinkel between 1897 and 1903; the first track opened in 1901. The Schwebebahn is still in use today as a normal means of local public transport, moving 25 million passengers annually (2008).
The suspension railway runs along a route of 13.3 kilometres (8.3 mi), at a height of about 12 metres (39 ft) above the river Wupper between Oberbarmen and Sonnborner Straße (10 kilometres or 6.2 miles) and about 8 metres (26 ft) above the valley road between Sonnborner Straße and Vohwinkel (3.3 kilometres or 2.1 miles). At one point the railway crosses the A46 motorway. The entire trip takes about 30 minutes The Wuppertal Suspension Railway operates within the VRR transport association and accepts tickets issued by the VRR companies.

čtvrtek 16. února 2017

Switzerland - Altdorf

Altdorf – znak
Altdorf  is a historic and statistic town and a municipality in the canton of Uri. It is also the capital of Uri.
The municipality covers an area of 10.21 square kilometres (3.94 sq mi) and is located just about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the mouth of the Reuss, which flows into the Lake Lucerne, here called the Urnersee. The town Altdorf lies at an altitude of 458 metres (1,503 ft) above sea level on the right, eastern bank of the Reuss, a flat, alluvial land of up to 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) diameter between otherwise steep and high Alpine mountains of around 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) elevation, but the municipality also covers the Alpine pasture landscape of Eggbergen about 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above Altdorf.
The 'Tell Monument' (GermanTelldenkmal) is a memorial to William Tell in the market place of AltdorfCanton of UriSwitzerland.
The bronze statue by sculptor Richard Kissling was inaugurated on August 28, 1895 at the foot of an old tower. It shows the Swiss national hero with his crossbow and accompanied by his son. At the base is the traditional date of Rütlischwur of 1307.
Behind the statue is a big bronze plate with the following inscription:
Erzæhlen Wird Man Von Dem Schützen Tell
So Lang Die Berge Steh'n Auf Ihrem Grunde.

This translates to: It will be talked about (in the sense of "stories will be told about") the marksman Tell as long as the mountains stand on their base.

neděle 29. ledna 2017

středa 28. prosince 2016

Spain - Pontevedra

Coat of arms of Pontevedra
Pontevedra  is a Spanish city in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the capital of both the Comarca (County) and Province of Pontevedra, and of the Rias Baixas in Galicia. It is also the capital of its own municipality which is, in fact, often considered as an extension of the actual city. Pontevedra is the provincial district court seat.
View from Pontevedra.

středa 21. prosince 2016

Portugal - Torres Novas

Bandeira de Torres Novas
Torres Novas is a Portuguese municipality in the district of Santarém, in the Médio Tejo of the Centro region.
The Torres New Castle is located in the parish of Santa Maria , the municipality of Torres Novas , in the district of Santarém in Portugal . 
The early human occupation of New Towers site is the object of controversy, being attributed by some authors traditionally the Greeks (named Neupergama or Kaispergama ) and the Romans (named New Augusta ).Still others attribute the foundation of the village the Celts in 308 BC .

Judging by the traces archaeological of the Roman presence in the region, it would be plausible to assume a military occupation of the hill, controlling the route that connected Conímbriga the Olisipo ( Lisbon ). More recently here were placed uncovered the ruins of a Roman settlement, the Cardilium Vila .