New Walking Tour Videos: ‘Lisbon, Portugal’ (2020)

We recorded this 4k ultra hd video during our trip to Lisbon, Portugal on July 2020. Located on the westernmost front of Continental Europe, Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens). In 1755 a massive earthquake, and subsequent tidal wave and fire, killed 40,000 and completely destroyed much of the Lisbon lower central districts. Our guided walking tour is about 4.66 miles (7.5 km) long, starts at Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) and covers most attractions and historic sites of Lisbon.

Video Timeline Links: 00:00 – Lisbon, Portugal Walking Tour Intro 01:10 – Commerce Square 11:06 – Santa Justa Lift 16:43 – Carmo Square 17:36 – Carmo Convent 32:22 – Luís de Camões Square 38:08 – Church of Saint Roch 42:19 – Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara 45:37 – Gloria Funicular 51:02 – Restauradores Square 56:26 – Rossio Square 1:01:21 – Square of the Fig Tree (Figueira) 1:05:25 – Fado Vadio Graffiti 1:17:48 – São Jorge Castle 1:24:05 – Portas do Sol Viewpoint 1:27:57 – Santa Luzia Viewpoint 1:37:07 – Lisbon Cathedral 1:38:11 – Santo António Church 1:43:26 – House of Spikes

Financial Videos: ‘Is Trump Or Biden Better For The Stock Market’ (CNBC)

The outcome of the 2020 election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will likely have a major impact on the equity market. Although the economy has historically performed better under a Democratic president, that doesn’t always necessarily reflect on market performance. However, which party controls the White House can still be an important element for those looking to earn big in the market. So how does the U.S. election impact the stock market and how should investors prepare?

Top New Timelapse Videos: ‘September Lights Of Northern Norway’ (2020)

Filmed and Edited by; ADRIEN MAUDUIT

It is common belief that September is too early to view the Northern Lights within the Arctic circle. Truthfully, it is one of the best times to see them, especially if you don’t like the cold. September is my favorite month of the year for aurora, as you have a bit of both cold and warm worlds.

The still mild temperatures enable you to get the precious reflection of the auroral dance in the still water of lakes and fjords. All hikes are also very accessible as the snow hasn’t fallen in big and dangerous quantities yet. As a conclusion, you can literally enjoy the northern lights from anywhere. It opens up so many more opportunities than at the heart of the winter.

This year, we are just coming out of solar minimum. And it shows! The month of September alone has been extremely productive, with both coronal hole High Speed Streams and CMEs (stealthy). More precisely, the week of September 24th – October 1st has delivered insane nightly shows back to back!

I wanted to showcase these beautiful displays that I was able to capture in Northern Norway (Senja and Troms area), as the leaves were starting to turn into golden and orange hues. I will publish a more general ‘Fall-themed’ movie in the near future. Stay tuned!

All was shot with the Sony a7s, a7rII and 2 Canon 6D astromodified, a variety of bright lenses ranging from 14mm to 50mm. For motion control I used the Syrp 3-axis Genie I system and also the Vixen Polarie. All post production was made in Lr with the special timelapse plus plugin, Sequence for mac, TLDF, and final production was made in FCPX. I hope you like the movie as much as I liked shooting and processing it and I thank everyone of you for your support. All content is of course copyrighted Night Lights Films (except sountrack licensed through Epidemic Music, see credits for authors and titles), and no footage can be used in any way without the author’s permission. Please contact me for media and purchase inquiry. Please share and comment if you liked the video and follow me for more videos like this one! More at

Top 2-Hour Walking Tours: ‘Montmartre, Paris’ (Video)

This walk through the charming village of Montmartre was filmed on July 18th, 2020.

Timeline: 0:00 Intro and Map 0:48 Moulin Rouge 3:10 Rue Lepic 1 4:30 Café des Deux Moulins 5:27 Rue Lepic 2 8:39 Rue des Abbesses 12:52 Rue Ravignan 14:02 Place Émile-Goudeau 15:56 Rue d’Orchampt 17:21 Le Moulin de la Galette 19:00 Avenue Junot 21:02 Villa Léandre 25:08 Square Suzanne Buisson 28:23 Rue de l’Abreuvoir 32:08 La Maison Rose 33:17 Vignes du Clos Montmartre 37:53 Rue Saint-Rustique 41:15 Place du Tertre 48:50 Place du Calvaire 51:04 Rue Poulbot 52:10 Rue Norvins 57:08 Butte de Montmartre 59:44 Sacré-Cœur 1:09:58 View from the dome of Sacré-Cœur 1:15:00 Exiting the Sacré-Cœur 1:19:09 Square Marcel Bleustein Blanchet 1:21:31 Exit Square Marcel Bleustein Blanchet 1:22:23 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre 1:26:06 Passage Cottin 1:28:52 Rue Paul Albert 1:30:59 Square Louise-Michel 1:36:42 Place Saint-Pierre 1:40:07 Rue Yvonne le Tac 1:43:04 Place des Abbesses 1:43:47 Wall of Love 1:46:16 Rue des Abbesses 1:49:18 Rue des Martyrs 1:15:15 Yellow Vest Protest March

History: ‘Constantine’s Death Splits The Roman Empire’ (Smithsonian)

Constantine’s death would drive a crack through the Roman Empire, splitting it into West and East. Over the next several hundred years, parts of it would even fall to foreign invaders. But a new capital would rise to take its place: Constantinople.

Backpacking Travel Video: Western Norway, Fall 2020

Backpacking Western Norway in the fall of 2020, peaceful solo hiking in the Norwegian Mountains of Sirdal, Hilleknuten, Bergehei, Fidjeland, a journey through amazing views and waterfalls.

Photography: Brazilian Vik Muniz – ‘Postcards From Nowhere’ (2020)

Vik Muniz’s series Postcards from Nowhere grapples with how, through photographs, we have come to “see” and understand distant yet iconic sites we may never actually view with our own eyes. “The images we hold in our heads are an assemblage,” notes Muniz. “They are an amalgam of every image of those locations that we have ever seen.” 

Not so long ago, it was relatively easy to wake up overlooking Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong and go to sleep in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge; to travel from Venice to Istanbul in time for dinner. The international network of the art world, in particular, made it easy to slip through time and borders—with the right invitation and the right passport. You may never have been to Basel, Switzerland for the art fairs, but you might certainly feel as though you have, experiencing it exclusively through the spate of other people’s images.


Lifestyle: ‘The Monocle Book Of Gentle Living’

The Monocle Book of Gentle Living is a handbook to help you think about how to reconnect, make good things happen, to do something you care about and discover nice places and extraordinary people along the way.

Sometimes the fixes are simple and personal: to run, dive into a lake, sleep more or set aside some time with the people who make us happy. Maybe it’s about eating food from producers who are proud of its provenance or building spaces into cities that respect older residents and value younger ones. Our editors have brought all this together in one simple book – so how about taking a few moments away from the crush to flick through the pages? Gently does it, now.

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Sunday Morning Podcast: News From Zurich, Hong Kong And London

Monocle on Sunday: Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûle and panelists cover the weekend’s biggest news.

New Walking Tour Video: ‘Bruges, Belgium’ (2020)

We recorded this 4k ultra hd video during our trip to Bruges, Belgium on August 2020. Bruges (Brugge in Dutch) is located in the northwest corner of Belgium and is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders. It is a mere 44 km from Ghent to the southeast and 145 km from Brussels.

The medieval center of Bruges is remarkably well preserved and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Bruges had its golden age around 1300 when it became one of the most prosperous cities of Europe. Our guided walking tour is about 1.55 miles (2.5 km) long, starts at Burg Square and covers most attractions and historic sites of Bruges.

Video Timeline Links: 00:00 – Bruges, Belgium Walking Tour Intro 03:56 – Burg Square 05:27 – Basilica of the Holy Blood 10:29 – Market Square (Grôte Markt) 11:32 – Provincial Court 13:04 – Historium Bruges 15:50 – Belfry of Bruges 22:30 – Simon Stevin Statue 25:55 – St. Salvator’s Cathedral 36:39 – Church of Our Lady 42:40 – Memling Museum 50:05 – Bonifacius Bridge 54:33 – Groeninge Museum