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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 White House

White House - Witte Huis

White House - Witte HuisThe White House was one of the few buildings that survived the bombardment in 1940, which destroyed the city completely. When it was built in 1898, the White House was the first high-rise building in Europe. At that time buildings where constructed with traditional bearing walls. Because of this, the walls at the cellars are 1,4 m thick. Towards the top, where they bear less weight, they are 40 cm thick.
With a height of 45 m, this 11 story building was very popular with the locals. They enjoyed a beautiful view from the platform on the roof which was open to the public.

View location in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


The Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses in RotterdamDesigned 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. The concept behind these cubes is that Piet Blom tries to create a forest with each cube representing a tree, therefore the whole village becomes a forest.
One of the houses is open for visitors, here you get a chance to see how the cubes look on the inside.

View location in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Kinderdijk

mills of Kinderdijk

mills of Kinderdijk

mills of Kinderdijk

mills of Kinderdijk

mills of KinderdijkThe 19 windmills in Kinderdijk are one of the best known sights in the Netherlands. They were constructed around 1740 to drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders. From the late 19th century this job has been taken over by electric pumps. In 1997 the windmills of Kinderdijk were placed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
If the wind is strong enough you can see the mills in action on Saturdays in Juli and August. The visitor mill is open from the beginning of May until the end of October.


View from the Citadel of Namur

Beautiful view from the top of the Citadel in Namur.

View from the Citadel

centre of Namur centre of Namur


View from the Citadel

Jambes Bridge Jambes bridge


View from the Citadel


View location in Namur, Belgium.


The Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of NamurThe Citadel of Namur is a mighty fortress located on the hill at the confluence of the Samber and the Meuse. This site was first used by the Romans, who had a fortified outlook post here in the 3rd and 4th century, later the Counts of Namur built their castle here.

Between 1542 and 1555 a complete new Citadel was constructed by Charles V of Habsburg. During the following centuries the Citadel was several times besieged, more fortifications were added and it became one of the largest fortified constructions in Europe.


Namur

Namur is the capital of the province of Namur in Belgium. It is located in the Ardennes at the confluence of the Samber and the Meuse rivers. The most important and popular sight is the Citadel, one of Europe's largest fortresses.

The Citadel of Namur

The Citadel of Namur

Statue of King Albert I Statue of King Albert I


Saint-Aubain CathedralSaint-Aubain Cathedral


Old Stock Market Old stock exchange on the Place d'Armes



Hall Al'Chair Hall Al'Chair, archaeological museum


Djoseph and Franchwes"Djoseph and Franchwes" made by Jean Legrand


Belfry Tower Belfry tower


Street Namur

Marie-Spilar Tower Marie-Spilar tower


Rue Bas de la Place Rue Bas de la Place


The Royal Theatre The Royal Theatre of Namur


Meuse River View of the Meuse river


Samber River The Samber river with the Citadel on the right bank