In-Depth Views: The Rialto Bridge In Venice, Italy (4K)

The Rialto bridge is one of the four bridges, together with the Accademia bridge, the Scalzi bridge and the Constitution bridge, that cross the Grand Canal, in the city of Venice. Of the four, the Rialto bridge is the oldest. According to the chronicles, the first passage on the Grand Canal consisted of a bridge of boats.

The growing importance of the Rialto market, on the eastern bank of the canal, increased the traffic on the floating bridge. Around 1250, it was replaced by a wooden bridge. In the first half of the 15th century, two rows of shops were built along the sides of the bridge; the proceeds from the rents, collected by the State Treasury, contributed to the maintenance of the bridge.

In 1310 the bridge was damaged during the retreat of the rioters led by Bajamonte Tiepolo. In 1444, however, it collapsed under the weight of the large crowd gathered to witness the passage of the procession of the bride of the Marquis of Ferrara. In 1503 the construction of a stone bridge was proposed for the first time.

In the following decades, several projects were evaluated. The work was completed in 1591, with the help of the architects Antonio and Tommaso Contin, who were his nephews, as sons of his son-in-law Bernardino Contin.

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – December 27

Utah Views: Landscapes, Landmarks & Cities (8K)

Utah is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. Utah is a landlocked U.S. state bordered to its east by Colorado, to its northeast by Wyoming, to its north by Idaho, to its south by Arizona, and to its west by Nevada. Utah also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast.

Video timeline: 0:00 1. Salt Lake City skyline at sunset with mountains behind 0:08 2. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah 0:16 3. Utah mountain landscape 0:22 4. Park City Mountain Resort 0:30 5. Horses at Zion National Park 0:38 6. Road through the desert and mountains of Utah 0:47 7. Amazing rock formations in Utah 0:56 8. Salt Lake City at night 1:03 9. Amazing rock formations in Utah 1:11 10. Utah Arches National Park on a sunny day 1:18 11. Stormy desert buttes and river near Moab, Utah 1:26 12. Butte landscape, Utah 1:34 13. Salt Lake City, Utah 1:40 14. Pink cliffs in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah 1:49 15. Salt Lake City capital building 1:57 16. Stunning red sandstone hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park 2:07 17. Colorado river highway 128, Utah 2:18 18. Salt Lake City skyline and cathedral 2:29 19. The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah 2:36 20. Colorado river highway 128, Utah 2:46 21. Sunny dry desert towards big rocky mountains and clear blue sky in Utah 2:55 22. Salt Lake City capitol building city skyline 3:03 23. Peaceful reflective water between canyons in Lake Powell 3:13 24. Salt Lake City Assembly Hall from Latter-day Saints 3:23 25. Mountain landscape in Utah 3:42 26. Cliff edge in Southern Utah 3:48 27. Utah Arches National Park at sunrise 3:58 28. Lake Powell rock formations and canyon walls 4:10 29. Salt Lake City skyline at sunset with mountains 4:20 30. Butte factory in Utah 4:30 31. Mexican Hat rock formation in Utah 4:41 32. Red Rock Mesa mountain cliffs in Red Rock desert, Utah 4:48 33. Utah Arches National Park on a sunny day 5:02 34. Lake Powell with canyons in the background 5:13 35. Salt Lake City capitol building 5:25 36. The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah 5:34 37. Utah mountain landscape 5:50 38. Winding road leading to unique Bears Ears, Utah 6:01 39. Rock formations in Paria, Utah 6:12 40. Texas Gulf Potash Pond One in Utah 6:28 41. Juniper trees in a vast desert in Central Utah 6:35 42. Red rock buttes and cliffs in Utah 6:49 43. Colorado river in the desert, Utah 7:04 44. Salt Lake City, Utah 7:27 45. Road in beautiful desert, Burr Trail canyon 7:33 46. Antelope Island, Utah 7:47 47. Empty desert road at sunrise in Monument Valley, Utah 7:59 48. Stunning red sandstone hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park 8:14 49. Utah Arches National Park on a sunny day 8:20 50. The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah 8:34 51. Utah Arches National Park at sunrise 8:41 52. Texas Gulf Potash Pond One in Utah 8:58 53. Utah Arches National Park at sunrise 9:06 54. Grand Canyon at Utah border 9:20 55. Rock formations in Paria, Utah 9:39 56. Famous sunny American desert highway road in Monuments Valley 9:53 57. Salt Lake City, Utah

International Art: Apollo Magazine – January 2022

An interview with Howardena Pindell + Gainsborough’s Blue Boy and friends +The Humboldt Forum finally opens + Medieval Christian art in Georgia + Plus:  Kazakh gold in Cambridge, Dürer’s wanderlust, rocks that look good enough to eat – and are New Towns old hat?

January 2022 | Apollo Magazine

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Travel Guides: 25 Things To Do In Munich, Germany

Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century. 

Video timeline:
– Marienplatz 01:44 – Glockenspiel 02:38 – Munich Cathedral 02:55 – Tomb of Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria 03:08 – Bishop’s Crypt 04:15 – Asam Church 06:05 – Sendlinger Tor 06:38 – Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum (Transportation Museum) 08:26 – Endless Staircase 09:19 – Bavaria Park 09:42 – Statue of Bavaria 09:59 – Odeonsplatz 10:31 – Theatine Church 11:11 – Munich Residence (Former Royal Palace) 12:48 – Antiquarium 14:02 – Hofgarten & Temple of Diana 14:29 – English Garden 16:00 – German & Bavarian foods to try 16:51 – Views from Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) 18:31 – St Peter’s Cathedral 18:54 – Jewelled Skeleton of St Munditia 19:20 – Viktualienmarkt & Biergarten 20:53 – UFO Futuro Haus 21:22 – Bavarian Beer Tour 21:41 – Hofbräuhaus (Beer Hall) 22:53 – Transportation card for Munich

Politics: The New Normal Has Arrived, Metaverse Lords, Future Of Europe

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the Christmas double issue of The Economist. This week: has the new normal already arrived? Plus, meet the lords of the metaverse (10:10) and, a century apart, two men with very different dreams contend for Europe’s future (17:50).

Winter Walks: Shirakawa In Northern Japan (4K)

Shirakawa is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri. Together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage 

Date taken: December 18, 2021

Video timeline: 0:00 Shirakawa-go (Morning)白川郷 13:02 Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village 相倉合掌造り集落 21:23 Gokayama Gassho no Sato 五箇山合掌の里 29:10 Shirakawa-go(Afternoon) 白川郷