středa 28. listopadu 2018

Germany(North Rhine-Westphalia) - Krefeld

Coat of arms of Krefeld
Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany. It is located northwest of Düsseldorf, its centre lying just a few kilometres to the west of the river Rhine; the borough of Uerdingen is situated directly on the Rhine. Krefeld is accessed by the autobahns A57 (CologneNijmegen) and the A44 (AachenDüsseldorfDortmundKassel).
Burg Linn
The oldest fortress on the Lower Rhine is located in the historic Krefeld suburb of Linn. The former country castle belonging to the Electorate of Cologne has its origins around 1200. She became the property of the City of Krefeld in 1926. The beautiful water castle is well preserved and includes a bailey, hunting lodge and tithe barn. In the accompanying Landscape Museum it is possible to view excavation finds from the days of Roman rule in the 5th century and the time of the Frankish princes. The special items included in the exhibition are the gilded articles buried along with the princes in the largest continuous and well-preserved burial site in Gellep-Stratum. A further attraction is the mediaeval barge from the time of Charles the Great. Concerts and readings are regularly held in the great hall of Linn Castle. The castle grounds, including the surrounding park, provide an impressive backdrop for events of all kinds.

pátek 23. listopadu 2018

Seychelles - Victoria

Victoria  is the capital and largest city of Seychelles, situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. The city was first established as the seat of the Britishcolonial government.
Flag of Seychelles

Victoria senn from Bel Eau
Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market
Market Street

pondělí 19. listopadu 2018

Poland - Antonin

Antonin is a village in Poland located in the Greater Poland Voivodeship , in the Ostrów poviat , in the Przygodzice  commune , with approximately 470 inhabitants. The village serves as a tourist center on the edge of the Barycz Valley Landscape Park with a swimming pool and camping houses. The area of the "Wydymacz" natural reserve begins at the palace.
Antonin is located about 10 km south of Ostrów Wielkopolski
Hunting palace of the Radziwiłł princes in Antonin - a hunting lodge built between 1822-1824 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for the prince Antoni Radziwiłł .

středa 7. listopadu 2018

Sri Lanja - Polonnaruva

Poḷonnaruwa  is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa Lankathilaka Image House is a monolithic Buddha image house built by king Parakramabahu (1153-1186) lying on the South of Kiri Vehera. The building is complete made out of bricks and the outer walls are covered with elaborate designs and carvings. The Buddha statue is also completely made out of clay bricks and it has been 41 feet in height. Specially made flat bricks have been used to build this statue and today the portion above the shoulder is destroyed.

Taiwan - Taichung

Official logo of Taichung
Taichung officially known as Taichung City, is a special municipality located in central Taiwan. Taichung has a population of approximately 2.8 million people and has been officially ranked as Taiwan's second most populous city since July 2017. It serves as the core of the Taichung–Changhua metropolitan area, which is the second largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. The current city was formed when Taichung County merged with the original provincial Taichung City to form the special municipality on 25 December 2010.
Located in the Taichung Basin, the name of the city was created under Japanese rule, and became a major economic and cultural hub. Originally composed of several scattered hamlets, the city of Taichung was planned and developed by the Japanese.[ It was called "the Kyoto of Formosa" in Japanese era because of its calm and beauty. The city is home to the National Museum of Natural Science, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the National Taichung Theater, the National Library of Public Information, and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, as well as many cultural sites, including the historic Taichung Park, the Lin Family Gardens, and many temples.

úterý 6. listopadu 2018

Pitcairn Island -. Adamstown

Adamstown is the only settlement on, and as such, the capital of, the Pitcairn IslandsThe settlement is located on the central-north side of the island of Pitcairn, facing the Pacific Ocean and close to the Bounty Bay, the only seaport of the island.
Fletcher Christian (25 September 1764 – 20 September 1793) was master's mate on board HMS Bounty during Lieutenant William Bligh's voyage to Tahiti during 1787–1789 for breadfruit plants. In the mutiny on the Bounty, Christian seized command of the ship from Bligh on 28 April 1789
Christan´s Cave.

St. Paul's Rock Pools is next to Adams Rock and is located in Pitcairn. St. Paul's Rock Pools has a length of 0.23 kilometres. 

Bounty Bay is an embayment of the Pacific Ocean into Pitcairn Island.
Bounty Bay is named after the Bounty, a British naval vessel whose eighteenth century mutiny was immortalized in the novel Mutiny on the Bounty, and the numerous subsequent motion pictures made of it. The mutineers sailed the Bounty to Pitcairn Island and destroyed her by fire in Bounty Bay. Current Pitcairn Islanders are largely lineal descendants of the mutineers, as exhibited by some of their surnames.
Travellers to Pitcairn are usually brought in by longboat into Bounty Bay. 
Down Rope is a coastal area on the southeast coast of Pitcairn Island in the south Pacific, to the east of the Aute Valley and north of Break Jim Hip, it lies on the eastern side of an inlet and contains large petroglyphs on the rock face, testament to the Polynesian settlers of centuries ago. It is described as "a steep cliff located on the southern coast south of Ned Young's Ground, and west of St Paul's Point. At its foot, despite its perilous descent, is a popular picnic area and Pitcairn's only beach. The descent from the cliff top is said to be "spine chilling". There is anchorage at Down Rope and ignimbrite is also found in the vicinity
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View from Pitcairn Islands