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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

Kapellbrücke in Lucerne

Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke(Chapel Bridge) is a symbol of Lucerne and one of the most visited landmarks of Switzerland. It was built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

Beersel Castle in Belgium

Beersel Castle

Beersel Castle, located in the South of Brussels, was built by Godfried van Hellebeke between 1300 and 1310. It has 3 massive watchtowers and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

The Diamond Museum in Antwerp

Diamond Museum

Diamond Museum In Antwerp you can find the largest Diamond Museum in the world. Its diamond district has played a leading role in the diamond trade and industry for more than 500 years. In the museum you'll learn all about the production process of diamonds and you can also see a magnificent collection of diamond jewellery. Address of the museum: Koningin Astridplein 19-23 in Antwerp, close to the Central Station.


Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Basilica of the Sacred HeartThe Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels was build between 1905-1970 in Art Deco style. It claims to be the 6th largest church and the largest Art Deco church in the world. The dome of the Basilica is open for visitors, from here you can have a beautiful view on the city.

View location in Brussels, Belgium


The Cathedral of St. Michael and Gudula

Cathedral of St. Michael and Gudula

inside view

stained glass windows

stained glass windows The Cathedral of St. Michael and Gudula is located in Brussels at the Treurenberg hill. The construction of Cathedral started at the beginning of the 13th century on the orders of Henry I, Duke of Brabant. It took almost 300 years to complete this Gothic Cathedral.


Krakow

Krakow is situated in the south of Poland, on the banks of the Vistula River. It is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland and is the capital of Malopolska.

Wawel The Kanonicza street, close to Wavel.


view of Krakow centreView on the city from the Zygmunt Bell Tower in Wavel Cathedral.


view from the parkBuilding close to the park.


Barbican of KrakowView on the Barbican of Krakow and the street.


memory of Pope John Paul IIFrom this window over the entrance gate Pope John Paul II talked to the thousands of people waiting to see him and to receive his blessing.


Krakow centreThe streets in Krakow.


statue of headStatue on the main market square, next to the Belfry.


Grunwald MonumentThe Grunwald Monument, close to the Barbican.


house where John Paul II livedHouse in Konanicza street where Pope John Paul II lived from 1951-1963, now an Archdiocese Museum.


Angels Underneath the WindowAngels Underneath the Window, a statue representing the 7 sacraments.


bookshopView of a bookshop.


St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica

inside St. Mary's Basilica

inside St. Mary's Basilica

inside St. Mary's BasilicaThe St. Mary's Basilica is one of the most important churches of Krakow. It was built in 1287-1320 in Gothic style. The Basilica is famous for it's altar piece, the largest wooden Gothic altar in Europe(3rd photo). It represent the Virgin Mary asleep and on the right and left six scenes from the life of Mary. Every hour a trumpet signal is played from the highest of the two towers. This is in remembrance of the guard struck by an arrow when warning the people of Krakow for the approaching enemy. This beautiful Basilica you can find on the main market square at the end of Florianska Street.


Juliusz Slowacki Theatre

Juliusz Slowacki Theatre, Krakow[1]


Juliusz Slowacki Theatre, Krakow

The Juliusz Slowacki Theatre, named after a Polish poet, stands at the Holy Spirit Square in Krakow. It was designed by Jan Zawiejski in Eclectic style and modelled after the Charles Garnier Opera in Paris. The theatre opened in October 1893, it was the first building in Krakow equipped with electric light.
Besides theatrical productions, the Juliusz Slowacki Theatre host also events, concerts and international conferences.

View location in Krakow, Poland.


Krakow's Planty

park in Krakow

park in Krakow

park in KrakowPlanty is a huge park surrounding the old town. It was created in 1882 and replaced the defense walls and the moat. It's a great place to have a walk in the evening and have a look at some of the beautiful buildings around the park.


Krakow Zoo

Krakow Zoo

Krakow Zoo

Krakow Zoo

Krakow ZooThe Zoo in Krakow is situated in the Wolski Forest on a Jurassic plateau at 345 metres above sea level. It opened in 1929 and now has nearly 1500 animals, representing about 260 species. You can see here indian elephants, hippopotamuses, white camels, sea lions, wild cats and many more.


The Czartoryski Museum

Czartoryski Museum

Czartoryski Museum

Czartoryski Museum

The Lady with an ErmineThis museum in Krakow is one of the oldest in Poland. The exhibits presented come from the private collection of Princess Izabella Czartoryska. The most important piece in the museum is a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci 'The Lady with an Ermine'(last photo). Another important painting is 'The Landscape with Merciful Samaritan' by Rembrandt. The museum has also some trophies of war, military equipment, ancient works of art and an Egypt exhibition with mummies. The building looks a bit old on the outside but it's worth to have a look inside.


The Collegium Maius

the Collegium Maius

the Collegium MaiusThe Collegium Maius is the oldest building of learning in Poland. The university was founded by King Kazimierz The Great in 1364. In the 1490s the Collegium Maius counted among its students Nicolaus Copernicus. The college courtyard is open all day, the Jagiellonian University museum is upstairs and shows historic rooms with original furnishing, old European art and science instruments.


Churches in Krakow

When you have a walk in Krakow you'll notice that there are a lot of churches. On the next photos you can see a few of them.

church in Krakow The St. Andrew church, built between 1079-1098.


church in Krakow Transfiguration church, built from 1718-1728.


church in Krakow
church in KrakowSt. Ann's church, built in the 14th century.


church in Krakow
church in KrakowChurch of St. Martin, built between 1637-1640.


church in Krakow
church in Krakow
church in KrakowThe Dominicans Church, built in the 13th century.


church in Krakow
church in Krakow
church in KrakowThe Franciscan Church, built in the 12th century.


church in KrakowSt. Mary's Basilica, built in 1287-1320.


church in KrakowThe Church of St. Peter and Paul, built between 1596-1619