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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Branicki Palace in Bialystok, Poland
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Poland, Bialystok Branicki Palace

The Branicki Palace, also known as the “Polish Versailles” or “Ver­sa­il­les of the Nor­th”,is a historic palace in Bialystok, Poland.



The palace was built between 1691 and 1752, in the style of the Late Baroque by three architects: Tylman van Gameren (1632–1706), Jan Zygmunt Deybel (1685-90–1752) and Jakub Fontana (1710–1773).

The Branicki Palace was destroyed in 1944; rebuilt in 1946–1960. Nowadays, the historic building housed the Medical University of Bialystok.


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bialystok, Poland
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Poland, Bialystok

Bialystok is a city in Poland. With an estimated 2014 population of 295,459, it is the largest city in the north-east of the country.



The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Bialystok date back to the 14th century. Bialystok was first mentioned in written sources in around 1426. In 1692, it was granted city rights by King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania John III Sobieski (1629–1696). The Branicki Palace, built between 1691 and 1697, is one of the oldest surviving building in the city.

Within a radius of a few dozen kilometres from the city are many historic and natural conservation areas of European importance. Among them, primarily, is the Bialowieski National Park, the bastion of the European bison and included in the World Heritage List recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Riga, Latvia
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Latvia Capital Riga

Riga is the capital of Latvia, located on the shore of Baltic sea, on the creek of Daugava river. With an estimated 2017 population of 641,000, it is the largest city in the country.



The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Riga date back to the 2nd century. The city was first mentioned in written sources in around 1198. In 1201, it was granted city rights by the bishop Albert of Riga (1199–1229). The Cathedral of Saint Mary or Riga Cathedral, dates to 1211, is one of the oldest surviving building in the city.

UNESCO has declared Riga's historical center a World Heritage site in recognition of its Art Nouveau architecture, widely considered the greatest collection in Europe, and for its 19th-century buildings in wood.




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Vairāk Saules Restaurant in Riga, Latvia
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Latvia Riga Restaurant

The Vairāk Saules is a chain of restaurants with European and Asian cuisine, located in Riga, Latvia.



You can choose from two separate menus, one that specialises in Italian and international cuisine like pizzas, homemade pastas, seafood and even vegetarian dishes, and another that lists a variety of Asian specialities from sushi and sashimi to tasty stir fries and noodle dishes.  

Pizza, pasta, sushi, rich Tyrolean dishes and a wide range of fish and meat dishes, appetizers and salads – together over 240 dishes of Italian, Austrian, Indian, Slavic, Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine.


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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Trams in Riga, Latvia
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Latvia Riga Trams

The Riga tramway is the tramway network for the city of Riga in Latvia. The tram system is operated by the Rīgas Satiksme.

The tramway started in 1882, with a horsecar service. Electric trams were introduced in 1901.



The Riga tram network is operated by 231 trams and comprises 11 tram lines, with a total line length of approximately 122,94 km (76.391 mi) and a total route length of 99,52 km (61.8 mi).

Every day buses, trolleybuses and trams of the Rīgas Satiksme carry almost 0.5 million passengers.




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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
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France, Paris Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

It was built in 1889 as an observation and broadcasting tower by the French architect Stephen Sauvestre (1847–1919). It is 324 m (1,063 ft) tall. The tower has 108 stories, with 1,710 steps.



The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world – an estimated 7 million people per year.


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Paris, France
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France, Paris

Paris is the capital of France, located 450 km (280 mi) south-east of London, 305 km (190 mi) south-west of Brussels. With an estimated 2015 population of 2,206,488, it is the largest city in the country.

The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Paris date back to the 3rd century BC. The city was first mentioned in written sources in around 53 B.C. In 508, it was granted city rights by Clovis I Frank (466–511). The Church of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the oldest surviving building in Paris, built between 1014–1163.



The historical district along the Seine river in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site.








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Monday, February 19, 2018

Archeological Museum of Seville, Spain
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Spain Seville Museum

The Archeological Museum of Seville is a museum in Seville, Spain.

The museum was established in 1929. The collection is housed in the Pabellón del Renacimiento, one of the pavilions created in 1928 and designed by the Spanish architect Aníbal González (1876–1929).


Main collections of the Archeological Museum of Seville: Prehistory, Protohistory, including the Late Bronze Era, with examples of Phoenician and Tartessian cultures. Roman collections, mostly from Italica, with a significant collection of statues from the times of Hadrian. It has Medieval, Islamic and Visigothic pieces.




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Friday, February 16, 2018

Metro in Paris, France
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France Paris Metro

The Metro in Paris is the metro network for the city of Paris in France. The metro system is operated by the Régie autonome des transports parisiens.

The Paris metro started in 1900. The metro network is operated by 700 trains and comprises 16 metro lines, with a total line length of approximately 214 km (133 mi).



The Metro in Paris carries over 4.16 million passengers a day.



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