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.

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.