Alsace is an amazing combination of advantages of two cultures at once: France and Germany. With its French love of detail, flowers and wines and its German half-timbered houses, hearty food and beer, the region represents such an ideal concentrated Europe.
What to see in Alsace?
Strasbourg and Colmar have their own “fairy tales”:” little France “in one and” little Venice ” in the other. Both cities are considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. Continue reading
St. John’s (eng. St. John’s, MFA: [seseɪntˈdʒɒnz]) is a city in Canada, the capital and largest city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Population-106,172 people (2011) , with suburbs-about 200 thousand. It is the second most populated city on the Atlantic coast of Canada after Halifax.
The city has a monument to the Portuguese Navigator Gaspar Cortereal.
Legends say that this city got its name in honor of the baptized Jew from Italy, Giovanni Caboto (ital. Giovanni Caboto, CA. 1450, Genoa-1499), who became the first European to sail to the Harbor, on June 24, 1497 — the day of the feast of St. John the Baptist. Continue reading
TA-Prom temple is one of the most monumental on the territory of the Angkor Hindu complex in Cambodia. It is located in a dense jungle in a dilapidated state. The terrifying force of nature “strangles” the temple: the trees that for centuries entwined the towers, terraces and statues of TA-prom have changed them beyond recognition. And the vines formed a kind of natural dome over the temple.
The construction of the TA-Prom temple was completed in 1186. It was built in honor of the mother of Emperor Jayavarman VII in the traditional Khmer Bayon style. Continue reading