In this video tour you can see:
1.- The 4 Bridges Crossing the Canal Grande in Venice: Ponte de Rialto, Ponte dell’Accademia, Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte della Costituzione. 2.- Most famouse attraction along the Grand Canal: St Mark Square, Doge Palace, Santa Maria della Salute Church, Peggy Guggenheim Colletion (Ca’ Venier dei Leoni), Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Grande, Ponte dell’Accademia and the Academy of Fine Arts, Ca’ Rezzonico, Ca’ Foscari, Rialto Bridge, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Ca’ da Mosto, Fish Market, Ca’ d’Oro, Ca’ Pesaro, Fondamenta Turchi and the Natural History Museum, Constitution Bridge.
Video timeline: 00:00 St. Mark and Doge Palace from Grand Canal 01:50 First stop S. Marco (Line 1 vaporetto) 02:33 Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute Church 03:43 Hotel Bauer 5 stars 03:57 Palazzo Treves 04:08 Santa Maria della Salute Church 04:38 Palazzo Contarini Fasan 07:31 The Gritti Palace Hotel 5 stars 09:20 Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Granda 09:40 Casina delle Rose 10:13 Palazzi Barbaro 10:17 Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti 10:24 Accademia bridge 13:15 Palazzo Malipiero 19:28 S. Angelo vaporetto 24:58 Rialto vaporetto stop 26:43 T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS 31:15 Ca’ D’Oro vaporetto stop 34:51 Casino’ Venice 37:47 Church of san geremia 40:27 Ponte degli Scalzi 40:48 Ferrovia vaporetto stop 42:28 Traun station “Santa Lucia” 43:29 Ponte della Costituzione
SpaceX has more than 1,000 satellites beaming high-speed internet to Earth, but China promises to offer higher speeds with the launch of what it calls the world’s first 6G satellite. Here’s how both are on a quest to build powerful internet networks in space. Photo illustration: Sharon Shi
The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, or “Gallery of the Academy of Florence”, is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo‘s sculpture David. It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. It is smaller and more specialized than the Uffizi, the main art museum in Florence. It adjoins the Accademia di Belle Arti or academy of fine arts of Florence, but despite the name has no other connection with it.
Five stories to know for June 17, 2021:
1. The Biden-Putin summit in Geneva highlighted huge differences but also small gains. Russia said arms control talks agreed with the U.S. should start within weeks.
2. U.S. Senate Democrats are scrambling to unite around a sweeping election reform bill that they aim to bring to a vote next week, in the face of Republican opposition and state moves to pass laws placing new restrictions on voting.
3. Biden is set to sign a bill declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of legal enslavement of Black Americans.
4. Chinese state media quoted a disease expert saying the COVID-19 origins probe should shift to the United States after a study showed the disease could have been circulating there as early as December 2019. China’s top diplomat, said the idea that coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan laboratory is an “absurd story.”
5. Five hundred Hong Kong police officers sifted through reporters’ computers and notebooks at pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily, alleging that Apple Daily articles violate the national security law
A glass elevator and observation deck are under construction at the top of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s supertall skyscraper One Vanderbilt in New York. Called Summit One Vanderbilt, the observatory and elevator ride is being built towards the crown of the 1,401-foot-tall (427 metres) tower next to Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Kohn Pedersen Fox designed One Vanderbilt and Summit One Vanderbilt for developer SL Green Realty. The attraction is split into three parts called Ascent, Levitation and Summit. Ascent is a glass elevator complete with a transparent floor that will take visitors up the outside of the supertall skyscraper to a height of 1,210 feet (369 metres). Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1661707
Unlike the buffalo who dig through tonnes of snow, this crafty fox has a unique way of hunting its prey in winter.
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe.[a] It is one of the Baltic states and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea to the southeast of Sweden and the east of Denmark, with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia to the southwest. Lithuania covers an area of 65,300 km2 (25,200 sq mi), with a population of 2.7 million. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius; other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians belong to the ethno-linguistic group of the Balts and speak Lithuanian, one of only a few living Baltic languages.