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
How it all started
New Zealand, in particular, the North Island is famous for its rich and unique nature: lush vegetation and pastoral landscapes are almost not spoiled by modern civilization. Well-known Hollywood Director Peter Jackson more than 15 years ago was just looking for places to start shooting films based on the works of the English writer John.R. Tolkien.
Flying over the island in a helicopter, he noticed a large sheep farm, spread out on a picturesque hilly area, so similar to the places described in the trilogy “the Lord of the Rings” and the book “the Hobbit”. Continue reading