The Barbican Centre is the Main art across Europe

A huge complex where major art forms including dance together, film, music, theater and visual arts in the same space. Located on the north side of the district of City of London, in the heart of urban complex Barbican Estate,

The Barbican Centre is the Main art across EuropeThis artistic center offers Londoners all kinds of events dedicated to art as classical and contemporary music, theater, art exhibitions and film shows.

The design center was conceived during the sixties in conjunction with the urban complex Barbican by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, one of the largest samples of brutality architecture of London architects. The opening of the center was officially made by Queen Elizabeth II in March 1982.

Inside this great artistic complex houses the concert hall Barbican Hall (1,943 seats), the room Barbican Theatre (1156), the auditorium Pit (200) Barbican Film rooms and two art galleries. Also the resort has other public facilities such as a library (Barbican Library), several conference rooms, exhibition halls and three restaurants.

Transformation in the History of Barcelona Tourism

A transformation better than boosted as the major world tourist destination it is today. The area where most were felt these changes for the better was the seafront.

Transformation in the History of Barcelona TourismAnd one of the great urban achievements was to convert an old and dilapidated dock at a new public space, now known as whip Moll.

A bascule bridges that save the barrier of Ronda del Litoral, which separates Barcelona from its waterfront, were key to “conquer” this new area of the city by the sea.

The next step was to fill the walk to restaurants and shops, bringing the whip Moll quickly become one of the great centers of Barcelona’s nightlife, especially in summer. Continue reading

The Guildhall is a Historic building

Currently the building is used as a ceremonial and administrative palace district City of London and its community corporation.

The Guildhall is a Historic buildingThe present building was begun in 1411 and completed in 1440, although throughout history underwent several renovations and reconstructions from the great fire of 1666 and the Second World War.

The municipal complex located in Cheapside and Basinghall Street District City of London is also home to the famous Guildhall room, other smaller rooms, including the main medieval crypts and ancient library with its press room facilities now used as meeting meeting for the municipality. The term Guildhall refers both to the entire building and its great hall similar to the historical rooms of major British universities medieval style.

Guildhall Art Gallery (Guildhall Art Gallery) was incorporated into the complex during the 1990s and Guildhall Museum Watchmakers Library is a public reference library that houses special collections including the material of the eleventh century onwards.

The emblematic Leadenhall Market

The district of City of London is the emblematic Leaden hall Market, a traditional covered market where once all meat is traded and which now houses various shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes.

The emblematic Leadenhall MarketThe origins of this market at this point of the ancient Roman London dating back to the fourteenth century, and later the old market which was largely destroyed in the Great Fire of XVII century.

The current glass and steel building dates from the Victorian era building designed in 1881 by architect Sir Horace Jones era. The main entrance of the market is in Grace church Street, near the Bank of England point, the Gherkin and Tower of London building. The double height entrance is flanked by a high tall and narrow gable gable in stark Dutch style.

Throughout the centuries the Leaden hall Market has survived changes of use, recreation, and even the great fire to actually become a popular destination for the city of London, where every day is visited by both office workers working in this area the City and tourists visiting this district of the British capital.

Galapagos Islands in Ecuador one of the Natural treasures

The fabulous corner Cracks. Small clear lakes shine with an almost unreal glow when the sun shines on them and, after several months closed to the public, tourists can revisit.

Galapagos Islands in Ecuador one of the Natural treasuresTo reach Cracks have to walk for about 15 minutes along the path leading from Academy Bay on Santa Cruz Island. Simpler is reached by sea with one of the small boats that leave from the dock of the Germans. Once there is an irresistible temptation to embark on this amazing swimming pool where freshwater springs mix with the salt water of the ocean.

Although this is not Acapulco, is very common to see travelers practicing swimming and spectacular dive from the top of the rocks. Besides tourists and adventurers in Cracks brings together many species of migratory and sea birds like pelicans and gulls lava. There are also iguanas, turtles, rays, sharks and sea lions, among other animals.

On the way to draw attention Cracks giant cacti, stunning vegetables that have evolved in the most amazing ways for light and as a way to defend land iguanas and giant tortoises lived centuries before this place and ate they.

Visit the Hotel de Bethune Sully As One best Palace

The Hotel de Bethune-Sully is presented as one of the most beautiful private mansions (hotel particulier) of the city of Paris.

Visit the Hotel de Bethune Sully As One best PalaceLocated in the heart of the historic district of Le Marais, this monumental building style Louis XIII (Baroque) was built in the seventeenth century, commissioned by Mesme Gallet, who built this palace whose garden and orangery give access to the old place Royale (now Place des Vosges).

Finance Minister Henry IV, Maximilien de Bethune, Duke of Sully, acquired the property in 1634, and was in charge of making final arrangements and decorations of historic Parisian mansion. The descendants of the Duke of Sully continued to dwell in the palace until the eighteenth century, a time from when the manor passed to different owners.

During the second half of the nineteenth century, the mansion is classified as a historical monument and begins the conservation interest, happening only in 1944 became part of the French state, which made numerous restoration until 1973, with the reconstruction of their yard winter (Orangerie). Since 1967, the Hotel de Bethune-Sully, hosted the National Fund for Historical Monuments and Sites, and then converted to the currently at the Center for National Monuments, administrative body of the French State.

Happens to be elegant capital Vienna Tourist destination

Filled with lights and ornaments, the city of Sissi, Mozart and Sachertorte is invaded by the scents and sounds of Christmas, especially in the many markets spread across the center, each more beautiful.

Happens to be elegant capital Vienna Tourist destinationIn Vienna, Christmas remains a fairy tale. No wonder here is the oldest Christmas market in Europe, the Wiener Christkindlmark, held since 1296. So it’s a matter of tradition and expertise, as reflected in the booths that display all its charm across from City Hall Vienna: candied fruits and gingerbread, lights climbing up the treetops and a children’s train that will delight the little ones.

The Royal Palace of Schonbrunn, must on any visit to the capital of Austria, exhibited during this time of year its impressive lighted Christmas tree, around which of course is another delicious installs specialized in crafts market, face another palace, that of Belvedere, there are more surprises to go quietly with a hot cup of Punsch (punch) or Gluhwein in hand.

More markets, all beautiful, all different in Maria-Theresien-Platz in Karlsplatz, in front of the Karlskirche monumental, market Volkstheater, surrounded by museums across Avenue Ring, the Hofburg in the distance, and of course the legendary Prater, the Danube. A feast for the senses and the heart.

Saint Eustache Church with its Own uniqueness for Tourists

The Saint Eustache Church (Saint-Eustache) is presented as one of the most visited of the French capital. This Parisian church known for its enormous size, the large number of works of art housed and being regarded as a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture.

Saint Eustache Church with its Own uniqueness for TouristsThis church was built on the initiative of King Francis I of France in 1532 and then restored in 1840, so it has several styles in its construction: Gothic and Renaissance abroad and classic interior.

Originally its construction was based on the great French Gothic cathedrals of the era, with additions of later Renaissance style. St. Eustatius is situated at the entrance of one of the oldest markets in Paris (Les Halles) and the beginning of the street Montorgueil.

Its construction had to overcome all kinds of economic problems which delayed the opening of the west facade and main several years, leaving unfinished deck height and steeples. The church of Saint-Eustache is also famous for its organ, the largest in France, and also by its star organist, every Sunday afternoon free concerts.

Colonne Juillet is a monument in the Center of Paris

The July Column (Colonne Juillet) is a monument in the center of the Place la Bastille, in the fourth district of central Paris (France).

Colonne Juillet is a monument in the center of ParisThis monumental column was built to commemorate to commemorate the ‘Trois Glorieuses’, the “three glorious” days of July 1830 which resulted in the fall of Charles X of France and the beginning of the “July Monarchy” of Louis-Philippe I, Duke of Orleans, monarch who became king of the French.

The commemorative plaque at the monument states in his text: “For the glory of French citizens who were armed and fought for the defense of civil liberties in the memorable days of 27, 28, July 29, 1830.” At the foot column are the names victims who perished during revolutionary days of July 1830 and the height of it is is decorated with a sculpture of gilt bronze Auguste Dumont: representing the Genius of Liberty (Genie de la Liberte).

The column actually saved a cemetery, since it is built on a crypt that houses the remains of 504 victims who died during the revolution of July 1830. The crypt also received about 200 remains of victims of the 1848 Revolution.

Colorado river with a Beautiful surprise adventurous travelers

One of the things I would dream ever find there is a giant pumpkin in the middle of the riverbed. This is actually a curious geological formation known as Pumpkin Spring.

Colorado river with a Beautiful surprise adventurous travelersIt is not uncommon travertine formations, a variety of limestone, in the rivers of hot springs around the world. However, these anywhere else “travertine pools” have acquired a form and as capricious as here color. The waters of the inside of the pumpkin are warm but bathing in them is not too advisable as contain very high levels of arsenic, copper, zinc and lead. A drink can cost life and even take a unhealthy is the danger of the skin to absorb all these harmful elements bathroom.

Arsenic poisoning causes headaches, confusion, incessant diarrhea and drowsiness. If not treated quickly and properly can end up causing vomiting, blood in the urine, muscle cramps, hair loss, stomach pain and, in extreme cases, coma and even death.

This is not to scare anyone but is information that all tourists who rush to cross the river, either on foot or by canoe should know, because the temptation to take a dip in Pumpkin Spring is great, although it can get to be the most dangerous pumpkin soup you’ve ever tasted.