Nantes, a city on the Loire River in the Upper Brittany region of western France, has a long history as a port and industrial center. It’s home to the restored, medieval Château des Ducs de Bretagne, where the Dukes of Brittany once lived. The castle is now a local history museum with multimedia exhibits, as well as a walkway atop its fortified ramparts.
How the West Was Won is a 1962 American epic Western adventure film directed by Henry Hathaway (who directs three out of the five chapters involving the same family), John Ford, and George Marshall, produced by Bernard Smith, written by James R. Webb, and narrated by Spencer Tracy. Originally filmed in true three-lens Cinerama with the according three-panel panorama projected onto an enormous curved screen, the film stars an ensemble cast consisting of (in alphabetical order) Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, and Richard Widmark. The supporting cast features Brigid Bazlen, Walter Brennan, David Brian, Ken Curtis, Andy Devine, Jack Lambert, Raymond Massey as Abraham Lincoln, Agnes Moorehead, Harry Morgan as Ulysses S. Grant, Thelma Ritter, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Dean Stanton, Russ Tamblyn and Lee Van Cleef.
How the West Was Won is widely considered one of Hollywood‘s greatest epics. The film received widespread critical acclaim and was a box office success, grossing $50 million on a budget of $15 million. At the 36th Academy Awards, it earned eight nominations, including Best Picture, and won three, for Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best Sound, and Best Film Editing. In 1997, it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Düsseldorf is a city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. It’s divided by the Rhine River, with its Altstadt (Old Town) on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west. In the Altstadt, St. Lambertus Church and Schlossturm (Castle Tower) both date to the 13th century. Streets such as Königsallee and Schadowstrasse are lined with boutique shops.
The Villa Farnese, also known as Villa Caprarola, is a pentagonal mansion in the town of Caprarola in the province of Viterbo, Northern Lazio, Italy, approximately 50 kilometres north-west of Rome. This villa should not be confused with the Palazzo Farnese and the Villa Farnesina, both in Rome.
This walking tour of the Villa Farnese was filmed on Tuesday July 28th, 2020 starting at 12:44 AM on Via Filippo Nicolai just below the Church of St. Michael. The Villa Farnese is a pentagonal mansion in the town of Caprarola in the Lazio region of Italy.
Discover good-old Germany: We’ll show you the country’s most beautiful historical towns from a bird’s-eye view! In Part 1, we take you from Bamberg to Lübeck, Trier and Quedlinburg, as well as to Meersburg on Lake Constance. Do you like old buildings? We have timber-framed, red-brick Gothic and Roman houses in store for you.
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The hammerhead sharks are a group of sharks that form the family Sphyrnidae, so named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a “hammer” shape called a cephalofoil.
Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Its preserved medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend. Bucharest, the country’s capital, is the site of the gigantic, Communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building.
Janghohang Port is a short distance out of downtown Samcheok. The port is famous for its round beach line and white sand shore and is known as the “Naples of Korea.” From the beach, Janghohang Port offers excellent views of unique rock formations in the sea. The beach is perfect for watching the sun rise, and is popular for swimming on summer afternoons.
► Samcheok Marine Cable Car The marine cable car crosses the sea in the 847m long section where you can fly across Janghohang Port, which is a beautiful neighborhood that is known as the Naples of Korea, to Yonghwa-ri. Riding the cable car also lets visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor and emerald blue sea. The marine has no steel tower in the middle, so visitors can enjoy unobstructed view of the blue ocean through the glass floor that adds more thrilling experiences.
► Chogok Yonggulchotdaebawitgil Trail What was once a quiet port, Chogokhang Port is receiving the limelight with the Chogok Yonggulchotdaebawitgil Trail.The trail runs on a 660 m seaside deck cliff towards unique and beautiful rocks such as Chotdae Rock, Geobuk Rock, Lion Rock, and Yonggul Cave. Afterward, tourists can visit the suspension bridge for more amazing views of the blue sea and its surrounding areas. This area used to be closed to the public, as it was a former military zone. Now, tourists can enjoy its hidden gems and appreciate the natural beauty of these places through beach-side trails and skywalks.
Georgina Godwin sets the tone for the weekend: a look at the day’s fresh papers, Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck’s column, plus the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 shortlist.
Sandwich is a historic town and civil parish in the Dover District of Kent, south-east England. It lies on the River Stour and has a population of 4,985.