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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.

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


St. Florian's Gate

St. Florian's Gate

St. Florian's Gate

statue close to St. Florian's Gate

St. Florian's Gate

St. Florian's GateThe St. Florian's Gate is the main city gate in Krakow, it was built at the end of the 13th century. On the south side of the 33,5 meter high tower you can see a bas-relief of St. Florian. The north side of the tower is decorated with a stone eagle carved in 1882. On both sides of the gate are the Medieval city walls. Here you can find lots of paintings and handmade artifacts. Close to St. Florian's Gate you can find the Barbican of Krakow.