Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The most beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, Italy

Val d’ Orcia, Tuscany, Italy photo
Val d’ Orcia, Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Window view, Tuscany, Italy photo
Window view, Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Villa in Tuscany, Italy photo
Villa in Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Zig Zag Road in Tuscany, Italy photo
Zig Zag Road in Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Tuscany vineyards photo
Tuscany vineyards (photo source)
Sant'Antimo abbey near Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Siena, Tuscany, Italy photo
Sant'Antimo abbey near Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Siena, Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Tuscany, Italy photo
Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Monteriggioni, Tuscany, Italy photo
Monteriggioni, Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
'Strada Chiantigiana' between Siena and Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy photo
'Strada Chiantigiana' between Siena and Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Castiglion Del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy photo
Castiglion Del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy (photo source)
Tuscany fields photo
Montalcino vineyards (photo source)
Tuscany hay fields photo
Tuscany hay fields (photo source)

Friday, July 12, 2013

The most beautiful pictures of Mont Saint Michel, France (20 photos)

Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. 247 acres (100 ha) in size, the island has a population of 44 (2009).

The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times, and since the eighth century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it. On top God, the abbey and monastery, below this the Great halls, then stores and housing, and at the bottom, outside the walls, fishermen and farmers' housing.

One of France's most recognisable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and more than 3 million people visit it each year.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The most beautiful pictures of Romania (40 photos)


Welcome to Romania
Welcome to Romania (Source)
Romania (România) is a country located north of the Balkan Peninsula on the western shores of the Black Sea. It is a country of great natural beauty and diversity and a rich cultural heritage. Romania enchants visitors with its scenic mountain landscapes and unspoilt rural areas, but also with its historic cities and its busy capital. Over the last decade, it has seen significant development and is one of the most recent members of the European Union. Still, it may surprise some of its visitors who are used to western Europe. Romania is a large country which can sometimes be shocking with contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe; some villages can seem to have been brought back from the past. While it has significant cultural similarities with other Balkan states, it is regarded as unique due to its strong Latin heritage. Things for which Romania is famous include: the Carpathian mountains, Constantin Brancusi, wine, medieval fortresses, Mircea Eliade, Dacia cars, Dracula, stuffed cabbage leaves, Nadia Comaneci, the Black Sea, Gheorghe Hagi, sunflower fields, painted monasteries and the Danube Delta. 

Traditional Romanian clothing
Traditional Romanian clothing
Traditional Romanian clothing (Source)

Alba Iulia, Romania.
Alba Iulia, Romania.
Alba Iulia  (Source)
Alba Iulia earlier Bălgrad is a municipality located on the river Mures, Alba county, Transylvania, Romania. Between 1541 and 1711. 


Orthodox Cathedral of Arad
Orthodox Cathedral of Arad (source)

The bedrock of the New Orthodox Cathedral of Arad called “Sfanta Treime” was put 15 years ago. It is an extremely valuable work, both spiritual and material. It is a monumental building, built in the Byzantine style in the shape of a cross, with a length of 61 m and 35 m wide at de bases and 25 m at the entrance, with an height of 61 m and can shelter over 4000 people. But the building is still in the finishing stage.

Fortress Church Biertan
Fortress Church Biertan
Fortress Church Biertan. It was for 300 years the Bishopric Evangelical religious center of the Transylvanian Saxons. (Source)
Fortified church of St. Sevastius. Cristian, Sibiu
Fortified church of St. Sevastius. Cristian, Sibiu
Fortified church of St. Sevastius. Cristian, Sibiu (Source)

Brasov square, Romania
Brasov square, Romania
Brasov square, Romania (Source)
Carol Parc Hotel in Bucharest
Carol Parc Hotel in Bucharest, formerly known as Suter Palace
Carol Parc Hotel in Bucharest, formerly known as Suter Palace (Source)
People's House (aka Parliament Palace)
People's House
The Palace of the Parliament  (Source)
The Palace of the Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. The Palace was designed and nearly completed by the Ceaușescu regime as the seat of political and administrative power. Nicolae Ceaușescu named it the People's House (Casa Poporului).

Sturdza Castle
Sturdza Castle
Sturdza Castle. Built between 1880-1904 by George Sturdza and his wife, Maria, in the village Miclăuşeni. (Source)
Deva Citadel
Deva Citadel
After we crossed the city park, parkland, we have reached the 200 concrete steps leading to the city. Start rising, we can climb. (Source)
Drac's Castle - Romania
Bran castle Dracula castle, Bran, Transylvania, Romania
Drac's Castle - Romania (Source)
 Ice Hotel Balea
Ice Hotel Balea
Fagaras Mountains  (Source)
Nestled between the icy peaks of the Fagaras Mountains and veiled by clouds, the remote Ice Hotel stands 2000m above sea level and can only be accessed via cable car. Each winter, once the Balea Lake freezes over, the locals cut and drag blocks of the icy lake to the location of the hotel which is set against a magnificent backdrop. Hand carved by local craftsmen using traditional techniques, the frozen Balea Lake is transformed into the beautifully intricate structures of the Ice Hotel and its magical Ice Church. With individually sculptured rooms of ice, each and every corner of the Ice Hotel is stunningly unique and is re-designed every winter.

JOSEPH'S CAVE in Buzau Mountains
JOSEPH'S CAVE in Buzau Mountains
JOSEPH'S CAVE in Buzau Mountains (Source)
Balea Lake
Balea Lake Romania
Balea Lake Romania (Source)
Barsana Monastery, Maramures
Barsana Monastery, Maramures
Barsana Monastery, Maramures (Source)
Maramures (Romania)
Maramures (Romania)
Maramures (Romania) with an unusual nature: possesses secret powers unknown and a shine that give delight body and soul power. (Source)
Namaiesti Monastery, Arges
Namaiesti Monastery, Arges
Namaiesti Monastery, Arges. Church carved into the rock, documented in 1386, is across the street memorial George Topârceanu, just 5 km from Campulung. (Source)
National Architects Union Headquarters (Bucharest, Romania)
National Architects Union Headquarters (Bucharest, Romania)
National Architects Union Headquarters (Bucharest, Romania) (Source)
POROLISSUM Roman Castle
POROLISSUM Roman Castle
Porolissum fortress was built in the first century was one of the main Roman military in Transylvania. (Source)
Cantacuzino Palace
Cantacuzino Palace
Cantacuzino Palace (Source)
Surprising Romania
Surprising Romania
Surprising Romania (Source)
Sarmisegetusa Regia - The Capital of Dacia.
Sarmisegetusa Regia
Sarmisegetusa Regia - the capital of Dacia.
Not to be confused with Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (40 km away) - capital, and largest city, of Roman Dacia. (Source)
Sibiu, Romania
Sibiu, Romania
Sibiu, Romania (Source)

The Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania
The Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania
The Central University Library, Bucharest, Romania (Source)
Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss Gate
Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss Gate
Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss Gate (Source)

The Sphinx - Romania
Romania Simply Amazing Bucegi
The Sphinx - Mountains Romania (Source)
The Surreal Forests of Romania
The Surreal Forests of Romania
The Surreal Forests of Romania (Source)
Transfagarasan. Simply Amazing
Transfăgărăşan (Source)
Transfăgărăşan start Bascov village, Arges County near the town of Pitesti, Arges towards the town and ends at the intersection with the road DN1 between Sibiu and Brasov, near the village Cârţişoara, with a length of 151 km.
Chindia Tower, Targoviste
Chindia Tower, Targoviste
Chindia Tower, Targoviste (Source)

Winter in Constanta, Romania.
Constanța Casino
 Constanța Casino (Source)
Hunedoara Castle, also called Corvin Castle
Hunedoara Castle, also called Corvin Castle
Hunedoara Castle, also called Corvin Castle (Source)

Paddle a boat on "The Red Lake".
Paddle a boat on "The Red Lake".
Paddle a boat on "The Red Lake". (Source)
Infinite Column
infinite column
Infinite Column - Brancusi (Source)
Romania
Beautiful Romania
Beautiful Romania (Source)

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