Another tourist attraction for cycling was opened near Maasmechelen in Limburg, Belgium. It is called: “Cycling through the heathland” (Fietsen over de heide in Dutch). More information in the blog post: https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/?p…
Daily Archives: July 27, 2021
Village Walk: Monte San Giovanni Campano, Italy
Monte San Giovanni Campano is a comune of about 12,800 inhabitants in the province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 90 kilometres southeast of Rome and about 14 kilometres east of Frosinone.
Architecture Books: ‘The Eiffel Tower’ (Aug 2021)
“The Tower is also present to the entire world… a universal symbol of Paris… from the Midwest to Australia, there is no journey to France which isn’t made, somehow, in the Tower’s name.” — Roland Barthes
When Gustave Eiffel completed his wrought iron tower on Paris’s Champ de Mars for the World’s Fair in 1889, he laid claim to the tallest structure in the world. Though the Chrysler Building would, 41 years later, scrape an even higher sky, the Eiffel Tower lost none of its lofty wonder: originally granted just a 20-year permit, the Tower became a permanent and mesmerizing fixture on the Parisian skyline. Commanding by day, twinkling by night, it has mesmerized Francophiles and lovers, writers, artists, and dreamers from all over the world, welcoming around seven million visitors every single year.
Based on an original, limited edition folio by Gustave Eiffel himself, this fresh TASCHEN edition explores the concept and construction of this remarkable building. Step by step, one latticework layer after another, Eiffel’s iconic design evolves over double-page plates, meticulous drawings, and on-site photographs, including new images and even more historical context. The result is at once a gem of vintage architecture and a unique insight into the idea behind an icon.
Walks: Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century historicist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner.
Views: California Fights Worsening Wildfires
The state is increasing funding and preventative measures, but it may not be enough. A year after one of the worst wildfire seasons in California’s history, the state is taking more preventive measures to reduce wildfire risks. But experts worry it still doesn’t have the firefighting and land management resources to adequately fight worsening blazes. Photo: Noah Berger/AP
British Estates: St. Peter’s House, Island Of Jersey
A traditional country property with about 20 acres of grounds, St Peter’s House is ideal for a buyer looking for a private retreat.
The interiors are full of charming features, including original panelling, moulded ceilings, stained glass and working fireplaces. The main residence has a striking reception hall with minstrel gallery, five elegant reception reception rooms, five main bedrooms and four secondary ones.
Views: The Iberian Lynx Returns From Verge Of Extinction In Spain (BBC)
The Iberian Lynx is one of the world’s most elusive cats and at the turn of the century, there were only one hundred individuals.
Walking Tours: Limassol – Island Of Cypress (4K)
Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It’s known for the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones. On the seafront is the Prokymea (Molos) Sculpture Park, with sculptures by Cypriot, Greek and international artists. To the northeast is the Limassol Archaeological Museum, exhibiting artifacts from the Neolithic to the Roman periods.
Cyprus, officially called the Republic of Cyprus, is an island nation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and is located south of Turkey; west of Syria; northwest of Lebanon, Israel and the Gaza Strip; north of Egypt; and southeast of Greece.
Top Travel Trailers: 2022 Airstream Pottery Barn Edition Walk-Thru (Video)
Get a detailed tour of the 2022 Airstream Pottery Barn Travel Trailer. This is a truly inspired collaboration between the designers at Airstream and Pottery Barn, and the result is a travel trailer like no other in our lineup. Airstream expert Justin Humphreys gives you a full walkthrough of the exterior and interior and all of our favorite Pottery Barn features.
Aerial Views: The Cities & Landscapes Of Serbia (4K)
Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe.