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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.

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

Old Town HallThe Old Town Hall was build in the 13th century and reconstructed in the 15th century with Gothic elements. Today you can find in here a popular restaurant and the city museum.


Pomeranian Dukes' Castle

Pomeranian Dukes' Castle

Pomeranian Dukes' Castle

Pomeranian Dukes' Castle

Pomeranian Dukes' Castle

Pomeranian Dukes' CastleThe Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Szczecin was destroyed in World War II but rebuilt after. Today it serves as the seat of administrative and cultural institutions. Some parts are open for visitors, from the Bell Tower (last photo) you can enjoy a great view of the city. One the many benches on the bailey you can rest and have a look at the Clock Tower (first photo), which dates back to the 16th century.


Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is the Queen's official residence in Scotland. It was founded in 1128 as a monastery. It stands at the end of the Royal Mile and is open for visitors.

View location in Edinburgh, Scotland


Calton Hill

Calton Hill Edinburgh[1]


Calton Hill Edinburgh


Calton Hill Edinburgh[3]


Calton Hill Edinburgh[2]

Calton Hill offers the best panoramic views of Edinburgh, from here you also get a great view of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat.
On the top are standing a few monuments, one the first photo you can see the Dugald Stewart Monument. It was built in 1831 and is a memorial to the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart.
Another one is the Nelson's Monument(3rd photo), built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The building, a signal mast, is 32m high and is open for visitors.
The National Monument(last photo) was erected in 1812 in memory of those who fell in the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by Charles Cockerell who was assisted by William Playfair. The building was intended to be a replica of the Parthenon in Athens but was unfinished because of financial problems.

View location in Edinburgh, Scotland.


The Scott Monument

Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish writer. It's over 61 metres tall and stands on Princes Street. It has a viewing deck on the top that can be reached by a total of 287 steps. The fairground that you see close to the monument is there for the festive season, a nice extra when visiting Edinburgh around Christmas.

View location in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Britannia

Britannia


Britannia[1]


Britannia[2]


Britannia[3]


Britannia[4]

The Royal Yacht Britannia was the home of the Royal Family while being on the sea. It retired in December 1997 and now lays in the harbor of Edinburgh open for visitors. The entrance to the yacht is via a shopping centre next to it.


Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle


Edinburgh Castle[1]


Edinburgh Castle[2]


Edinburgh Castle[3]


Edinburgh Castle[4]


Edinburgh Castle[5]


Edinburgh Castle[6]

Edinburgh Castle is the most important tourist attraction of the city. For centuries the castle was the seat of Scottish Kings, today it is the headquarter for the Scottish Division. Edinburgh Castle is located on a volcanic rock and dominates the skyline of the city. A visit can take up to 3 hours, but it's well worth it.
The big cannon that you see on the last photo is called Mons Meg. It weighs 6 ton and last saw action in 1681.


A view from the Eiffel Tower

view from the Eiffel Tower

view from the Eiffel Tower

view from the Eiffel Tower

view from the Eiffel TowerThese photos are taken from the different levels of the Eiffel Tower.


Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de TriompheThe Arc de Triomphe stands at the end of the Champs-Élysees. It is 51 metres high, 45 metres wide and is the second largest triumphal arch in the world. It was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to commemorate his victories.