fascinating cities Tag

GERMANY / 08.03.2012

A trip to Berlin wouldn't be complete without a visit to Potsdam and the magnificent palaces within Sanssouci Park, witnessing the power of the Prussian Kingdom.[caption id="attachment_21987" align="alignnone" width="750"] Potsdam, One of the Entrances of Sanssouci Park[/caption] Sannsouci and Potsdam Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990 Sanssouci Castle, commissioned by Friedrich the Great in 1744, is...

SWITZERLAND / 11.02.2012

Swept by the 'bise' (as they call it in the Region), the cold wind blowing from North or North-East, frozen Geneva looks somehow surreal.[caption id="attachment_22085" align="alignnone" width="750"] Frozen Pier[/caption]The cold wind  strongly whips the surface of the lake and the splash of the waves freezes, transforming all surrounding objects in ice sculptures.[caption id="attachment_22083" align="alignnone" width="750"]...

UNITED KINGDOM / 31.01.2012

I arrived in Brighton under a gloomy sky, the rain lashing against the bus' window. Not the most favorable conditions for the first visit to a new place, even less a seaside resort, and in winter. Notwithstanding, as soon as the bus driving me from Gatwick Airport entered the city, my first thought was: ‘How...

UNITED KINGDOM / 17.12.2011

I am mostly an independent solo traveler, hence usually not a big fan of organized tours. However, there are occasions in which a guided tour is an excellent option, as in big cities. Wonder why? Here are 5 reasons why I suggest experiencing a city walking tour.1. Getting the big picture I can't imagine anyone not feeling...

BRAZIL / 11.10.2011

I usually like to leave a good amount of improvisation in my travels, but when I eventually decided to visit Brazil I soon found out that an accurate planning was more than an option. It was a necessity.[caption id="attachment_5528" align="alignnone" width="597"] Sunset in Fernando de Noronha[/caption]Brazil is a huge and diversified country, and since I...

ITALY / 07.10.2011

I can hardly find words to describe the beauty of Rome, probably my favorite city in the world. That's why I chose to let you have a little wild archaeological photo tour  of the ancient Rome, one of the most fascinating areas of the 'eternal city'. And, if you feel brave enough to go up and down...

SCOTLAND / 05.06.2011

Once at the forefront of Heavy Engineering, with a prominent know how and innovation capability in shipbuilding and marine engineering, Glasgow succeeded in realizing an admirable metamorphosis in the early 1980s, positioning itself as a city of culture, art, design and creativity.[caption id="attachment_4856" align="alignleft" width="595"] The New Iconic Riverside Museum in Glasgow[/caption]Named European City of...