California Walk: Treasure Island Park, Laguna Beach

Treasure Island Park is located in front of Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California. The park has a walk path that shows beautifully maintained landscape and offers incredible scenic views of the beach and the Pacific coastline.

Political Analysis: How To Stop Ransomware, U.S. -Russia & Working At Home

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: how to stop the ransomware pandemic, America and Russia return to traditional great-power diplomacy (10:15) and picking the best days to work from home (19:20).

Views: Glacier National Park Northwest Montana

Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It’s crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Among more than 700 miles of hiking trails, it has a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Other activities include backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears. 

Artists: Dutch Still Life Painter Simeon Nijenhuis

A painting has to be an experience for 52-year old Dutch Painter Simeon Nijenhuis, it needs to “live” and touch your senses. If you look at a painting of chestnuts, you should be able to smell the autumn. In order to meet its own standards, Simeon Nijenhuis must therefore work thorough.

Each new topic means many studies before and he is continually exploring new possibilities. He is not only concerned to master the technique, but also to develop his own vision. And it may be said that Simeon Nijenhuis has more than succeeded in this. His paintings are compelling, contemporary and very personal. And my senses at least ask for more.

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Windmill Walks: Zaanse Schans – Netherlands (4K)

Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk, Netherlands. It is best known for its collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses known as the World of Windmills. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994 near the first Zaanse Schans windmill, is located south of the neighbourhood. Zaanse Schans and World of Windmills is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands and an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). The neighbourhood attracted approximately 2.6 million visitors in 2019. Date recorded: June, 2021

Nature Views: Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary In Southwest South Dakota

“Sunday Morning” takes us to South Dakota’s Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, near Hot Springs – 11,000 acres in which horses may run free. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

The Black Hills is a small and isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, United States. Black Elk Peak, which rises to 7,244 feet, is the range’s highest summit. The Black Hills encompass the Black Hills National Forest.

Walking Tour: Riccione – Northeastern Italy (4K)

Riccione is a town on Italy’s Adriatic coast. It’s known for its vibrant party scene, water parks and broad beaches. Along the boutique-lined Viale Ceccarini, Papa Giovanni Paolo II Park has shaded paths. Nearby, the early-20th-century Villa Franceschi houses the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Artifacts from prehistory to Roman times, including a bison skeleton, are on display at the Museo del Territorio.

Country Estates: Albury Park Mansion In Surrey Hills, Southeast England

Towering amongst the stunning  parkland setting in the Surrey Hills Area of Natural Beauty is Albury Park Mansion, a magnificent estate that dates back a century — it’s mentioned in the Domesday Book — and which has had a great house at its heart since the early 17th century.

Lydia Stangroom June 18, 2021

The house has evolved over the years, and as it stands now bears the fingerprints of one of the great 19th century architects, Augustus Pugin, who remodelled it for Henry Drummond in the 19th century.

St Paul’s Church, located within the estate grounds, was used as the setting for Four Weddings and a Funeral, during the famous wedding scene between Carrie, played by Andie MacDowell, and Hamish, Corin Redgrave. Episodes of the television series Midsomer Murders have also filmed in the house and grounds on the estate.

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Walks: Xiasi Ancient Town On Qingjiang River, China

Xiasi Ancient Town is located in Majiang County , Qiandongnan Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou Province. Sitting on the bank of Qingjiang River, Xiasi Ancient Town is a well-protected water town with ancient jetty which was once an important stop on the Tea-Horse Ancient Road in ancient time

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro 0:57 Walking In the Xiasi Ancient Town 31:39 The Riverside 43:11 The Special moments 47:17 Kaili High Speed Train Station

What to see?

Xiasi Ancient Town ,a home of Miao, Yaolao and She ethnic minorities, attrscts tourists because of its beautiful natural scenery, cultural & historic attractions. The major must-see places are Yangming Academy, Huangmu Museum, Ziku Pagoda, and Lusheng Square. Houses and buildings in the ancient town were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911), which are preserved well with South China’s architecture style. Walking around the town, you can enjoy the view of Qingjiang River that will make you have an amazing trip. The beauty of the old town is simple but it is a pleasant experience. Stopping between the bridges on the riverside, thinking about the ancient times, sharing this relaxation with colleagues and friends, and adding a leisurely pleasure to the stressful work, is a wonderful enjoyment. The old town of Xiasi was built on the Qingshui River. The old town was very old, and now it has been renovated by the government. It is a bridge. First, it is the huge archway of Xiasi ancient town, with four big words, “Xiasi ancient town” standing.