Walking Tour: Salzburg – Northwestern Austria

Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments.

New Technology: Is There Cause To Worry About It?

The covid-19 pandemic has reinforced humanity’s dependence on modern tech, but the same tools that enable remote working are also being used to spread disinformation and perpetuate cybercrime. Ambivalence towards technology is nothing new. Read more of our coverage of Science & technology: https://econ.st/3CdkVa5

Books: ‘Hannah Arendt – Critical Lives’ – Samantha Rose Hill (LARB Review)

Atherosclerosis: Stress, Lack Of Sleep & Exercise And Poor Diet Raise Risks

Swirski acknowledged that “there is no question” that genetics play a role in cardiovascular health, but in the last several years, four risk factors — stress, sleep interruption or fragmentation, diet, and sedentary lifestyle — have been clearly identified as contributing to atherosclerosis, commonly referred to as hardening of the arteries, which can lead to a variety of complications, including death.

Bicycle Tours: Olive Oil Tasting In Istria, Croatia

Follow travel vlogger Eva zu Beck to the beautiful region of Istria in Croatia. Join her as she strolls around the medieval village of Motovun, takes you on an e-bike trip through the green mountains of the Istrian peninsula and learns about the olive oil tradition in the region.

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Tours: Urquhart Castle On Loch Ness, Scotland

Urquhart Castle, a ruin, sits beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. The castle is on the A82 road, 21 kilometres south-west of Inverness and 2 kilometres east of the village of Drumnadrochit.

For the best views of Loch Ness head to Urquhart Castle on the western shore. Urquhart Castle is a romantic ruin and probably one of the most famous castles in the Scottish Highlands.

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro 0:23 Getting to the Castle 0:46 Western Shore 1:15 Booking the Castle 1:38 Urquhart Castle 2:13 Trebuchet 2:43 Walk the shores 3:29 Furnace & Causeway 3:56 Gatehouse 4:36 Early History 5:14 The Grant Tower 7:37 Great Hall 8:06 Water Gate 8:41 Jacobite Cruise 9:02 Later Castle History 9:41 Best Views 10:09 Next Time

Colorado Views: Newly Renovated ‘Pikes Peak Cog Railway’ – Manitou Springs

For 130 years, visitors have made the trip to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado on a train that’s one-of-a-kind. Now, after being closed for more than three years and undergoing a $100 million renovation, it’s once again bringing travelers on a breathtaking journey. Nancy Chen has the details.

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a Strub rack system cog railway with 4 ft 8+1⁄2 in standard gauge track in Colorado, United States, climbing the well-known mountain Pikes Peak. The base station is in Manitou Springs, Colorado, near Colorado Springs.

Village Walks: Ragusa – Southeastern Sicily (4K)

Ragusa is a hilltop city in southeast Sicily, Italy. Ragusa Ibla, the old town, is home to many baroque buildings, like the Duomo di San Giorgio, a grand church with paintings and stained-glass windows.

Video timeline: 0:00 Drone intro and Map 1:06 Percoso delle Scale 2:47 Santa Maria delle Scale 7:25 Palazzo dell’ex Cancelleria 8:57 Chiesa anime del Purgatorio 13:27 Via del Mercato 16:13 Via XI Febbraio 19:00 Via Tenente di Stefano 21:16 Salita de Gaspano 22:31 Via Dottor Solarino 24:25 Stairs down to the Cathedral 27:42 Piazza Duomo 28:28 Duomo di San Giorgio 35:57 Piazza Duomo 38:13 Palazzo Battaglia 43:14 Piazza Duomo 44:14 Circolo di Conversazione 44:26 Corso XXV Aprile 45:28 Church of Saint Joseph 49:17 Giardino Ibleo 56:39 Chiesa di San Vincenzo Ferreri 57:41 Portale di San Giorgio

There are sweeping views from the Giardino Ibleo, a public park with churches and fountains. In Ragusa Superiore, the city’s more modern part, is ornate Ragusa Cathedral, with a museum of religious art and relics.

English Country Homes: The Old Watermill In Clophill, Bedfordshire

The word ‘idyllic’ doesn’t seem quite enough for some properties — and the Old Watermill in Clophill, Bedfordshire, with water rights over the River Flit and waterfalls in the garden, is a prime example of just how magical a house can be.

Lydia Stangroom, August 6, 2021

The stunning property is thought to date from the 18th century, with many of the bricks transcribed with the date 1725. However, as expected, the bricks are just the beginning of the many period features retained in this property.

Within the house is ‘an undershot wheel which drove three pairs of stones, grinding both wheat for flour and grain for animal feed’. Although, perhaps the most obvious feature are the exposed ceiling timbers, which run throughout every room, and juxtapose effortlessly with the exposed red brick work.

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