Trajan’s Column is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, Italy, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan’s Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in AD 113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, which artistically represents the wars between the Romans and Dacians (101–102 and 105–106). Its design has inspired numerous victory columns, both ancient and modern.
Giardino Giusti in Verona and Villa Fracanzan Piovene: The centuries-old Italian gardens that evoke the romance of Romeo and Juliet.
The name Giusti has been synonymous with one of Italy’s most celebrated Renaissance gardens since the late 16th century. Originally wool-dyers from Prato in Tuscany, the Giusti family had moved its business north in the previous century, settling in an unglamorous industrial suburb of Verona. Within a few generations, its members were rich and had also acquired the requisite antiquarian and artistic tastes of true Renaissance gentlefolk.
The garden created by Agostino Giusti between 1565 and 1580 was intended to fulfil various functions. It had to showcase his collection of Roman inscriptions and to serve as a setting for the lavish theatrical and musical productions—the predecessors of opera—then in vogue. To this day, the garden retains the surprise element of a stage set, presenting a magnificent and entertaining spectacle that totally confounds one’s expectations of a city garden.
Teppanyaki lunch of Fried Garlic Flakes, Salt-Baked Abalone, Japanese Wagyu & Fried Rice at Ukai-Tei in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Short travel film of Shanghai 10/2020 from above in 4K.
Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.
Our US correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani announces the victor of the 2020 presidential election, saying that the numbers meant that Pennsylvania was once again a decisive state in the race.
Tea is deeply rooted in many cultures. It tends to be more than just a beverage in countries around the world, but a moment of togetherness and connection. From the very first cup of tea, dating back to ancient China in 2732 BC, tea and tea culture have impacted the very way countries socialize. There are many rituals and traditions for tea as well as many different types. From Taiwan’s bubble tea to Argentina’s yerba mate, we look at TK ways teas are enjoyed around the world.
Filmed and Edited by: Matt Horspool
After watching the new ‘Extraction’ Movie on Netflix, I was inspired to go back and piece together this small number of aerial clips I took during my project in India, 2019.
Never before have I seen such density and organised chaos in one single country. I was also totally blown away at how rich the culture and landscapes were. Yet, there were moments (desert scene) where it felt as if we had been transported from India to another country, as there were literally no other people around. A stark contrast to the cities.
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When the big cities have become too crowded, and the suburbs have lost their charm, there’s no better adventure than hitting the open road in a mobile home. Campervans, motorhomes, and deluxe mobile trailers with more luxurious features than most people have in their actual homes!
Built by an aristocratic family in 1919 among lush, subtropical gardens, this secluded retreat retains all the charm of a private residence. Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea enjoys a reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in Taormina.
Settle into a sun-dappled seat and relax. Then, when action calls, a cable car whisks you in just three minutes to the town centre, with its many cultural attractions and sophisticated shopping scene.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.