Category Archives: Landmarks

Aerial Views: Castles & Palaces Of Europe (8K)

Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Europe in 8K Ultra HD.

Video timeline: 00:0000:05 Intro 00:0600:37 Cochem Castle, Germany 00:3800:54 Buchlovice Castle, Czech Republic 00:5501:01 Leeds Castle, England 01:0201:08 Niedzica Dunajec Castle, Poland 01:0901:24 Rumeli Hisar Castle, Istanbul, Turkey 01:2501:44 Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland 01:4501:56 Torgau castle, Germany 01:5702:03 Wittenberg, Germany 02:0402:23 Neuschwanstein, Germany 02:2402:55 Trakai castle, Lithuania 02:5603:02 Schloss Belvedere, Vienna, Austria 03:0303:27 Conwy, North Wales, United Kingdom 03:2803:35 Bouzov Castle, Czech Republic 03:3603:46 Chillon Castle, Montreux, Switzerland 03:4703:57 Segovia Castle, Spain 03:5804:14 Castle Sigmaringen, Germany 04:1504:34 Versailles Palace, France 04:3504:52 Puslovsky Castle, Belarus 04:5305:08 Alcazaba Fortress, Malaga, Spain 05:0905:19 Lisbon Fortress, Portugal 05:2005:42 Tallinn Fortress, Estonia 05:4305:54 Orava Castle, Slovakia 05:5506:15 Rundale Palace, Latvia 06:1606:26 Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg, France 06:2706:45 Riga Castle, Latvia 06:4606:54 Swallow’s Nest, Crimea 06:5507:04 Madrid Palace, Spain 07:0507:15 Peniscola fortress, Spain 07:1607:26 Peles Castle, Romania 07:2707:47 Dracula Castle, Bran, Romania 07:4808:09 Corvin Castle, Romania 08:1008:36 Pena Palace, Sintra, Spain 08:3709:18 Malbork Castle, Poland 09:1909:30 Lichtenstein Castle, Germany 09:3109:56 Nesvizh Castle, Belarus 09:5710:07 Hohenzollern, Germany 10:0810:17 Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany 10:1810:27 Schloss Benrath, Dusseldorf, Germany 10:2810:37 Frombork, Poland 10:3810:50 Gradara fortress, Italy 10:5110:59 Bled, Slovenia 11:0011:08 Tower of London, United Kingdom 11:0911:15 Buda Castle, Hungary 11:1611:35 De Haar, Netherlands 11:3611:54 Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine 11:5512:05 Vranov Nad Dyji, Czech Republic 12:0612:22 Ljubljana, Slovenia 12:2312:34 Buchloc Castle, Czech Republic 12:3512:45 Salzburg, Austria 12:4613:05 Pieskowa Skala, Poland 13:0613:19 Kilarney, Ireland 13:2013:43 Eilean Donan, United Kingdom 13:4414:30 Nowy Wisnicz, Poland

Views: The Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine – Japan (5K)

Daimonzaka is a slope located in Nachikatsuura Town, Wakayama Prefecture, and is the approach to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. The course from Daimonzaka to Nachi Taisha is easy to walk and easily accessible from the station, and is popular with tourists visiting Nachikatsuura.

00:00 タイトル(Title) 00:13 大門坂(Daimonzaka Slope) 02:06 夫婦杉(Meoto-Sugi 800-year-old Husband and Wife cedar trees) 02:45 熊野古道(Kumano Kodo) 05:25 那智の滝周辺(Around Nachi Falls) 05:51 那智の滝(Nachi Falls) 07:49 石畳の古道(Cobblestone old road) 09:03 三重塔(Three-storied pagoda) 09:30 青岸渡寺(Seigantoji Temple) 10:44 那智大社参道(The approach to Nachi Taisha Shrine) 11:58 那智大社(Nachi Taisha Shrine)

River Views: Castles Of The Rhine Valley, Germany

Imbued with the spirit of German Romanticism, the Rhine River has inspired fairy tales, fables, poetry, and paintings. Its mythical underwater maidens and their magic gold provided the muse for Wagner’s “Ring” opera cycle. The evocative voyage from Mainz to Koblenz has been a favorite with travellers since the 19th century. The stretch from Bingen, west of Mainz, runs through a steep and narrow gorge, and has more castles than any other river in the world. Below these cliff-top fortresses sit villages of half-timbered houses, like the settlement of Bacharach, which owe their existence to the Riesling grape grown along the hillsides.

00:00 Intro / Upper Middle Rhine Valley 00:38 Klopp Castle, Bingen 01:04 Mouse Tower, Bingen 01:46 Niederwald Monument, Rüdesheim 02:15 Rheinstein Castle, Trechtingshausen 02:52 Stahleck Castle, Bacharach 03:23 Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Falkenau island near Kaub 03:51 Loreley Rock, St. Goarshausen 04:27 Katz Castle, St. Goarshausen 04:54 Maus Castle, St. Goarshausen 05:08 Rheinfels Castle, St. Goar 05:34 Marksburg Castle, Braubach 06:01 Stolzenfels Castle, Koblenz

Paris Walks: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower (4K Video)

The Trocadéro, site of the Palais de Chaillot, is an area of ParisFrance, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. It is also the name of the 1878 palace which was demolished in 1937 to make way for the Palais de Chaillot. The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village.

Paris France, Reopening update – Around Trocadero and Eiffel Tower

Video timeline: 00:00 Preview 00:20 Place Trocadero 12:00 Jardin du Trocadero 16:52 Pont d’Iéna 19:41 Eiffel Tower

Views: Cannenburg Water Castle -The Netherlands

Cannenburg Castle or Cannenburch Castle is a watercastle in the Netherlands. It is situated in Vaassen, a town in the province of Gelderland.

The castle was built in the 16th century. Its shape has been preserved until today mainly unchanged. The building complex which contains many elements of the Renaissance architecture is completely surrounded by water. The floor plan is rectangular. There are almost square and covered towers at all four corners. The northeasterly one is equipped with an onion dome. On the front side facing south, another higher onion dome was built. This one significantly protrudes from the facade was. Directly above the entrance the coat of arms of Hendrik van Isendoorn and his wife Sophia Stommel are embedded in a sandstone sculpture. Above another sandstone sculpture shows Maarten van Rossum. The entrance used to be reached via a drawbridge over the moat. This was replaced by a permanent stone arch bridge

London Walks: Somerset House To Golden Jubilee Bridge & Southbank (4K)

Afternoon stroll from Somerset House 🏛, passing through the Strand and crossing the Golden Jubilee Bridge from Embankment to Southbank.

Somerset House, London’s arts centre, is the starting point for today’s afternoon walk. It’s a quiet corner, built on the foundations of one of Europe’s most beautiful courtyards. We then take a walk down the Strand, London’s first street with a numbered address, before crossing the River Thames from Embankment to Southbank, one of the city’s liveliest areas for alfresco dining and drinking.

Date filmed: Wednesday – May 12, 2021

Video Timeline: 00:00 Somerset House 11:17 Strand 26:30 Charing Cross Station 26:55 Villiers Street 30:28 Victoria Embankment Gardens 33:23 Embankment Station 34:40 Golden Jubilee Bridges 42:50 The Queen’s Walk / Southbank 50:30 London Eye 54:14 Westminster Bridge / Big Ben

Night Walks: ‘Yasaka Tower’, Kyoto, Japan (5K)

Hokanji is a temple of the Rinzai sect Kenninji school in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. Located near Kiyomizu Temple. The five-storied pagoda is commonly known as the “Yasaka Tower” and is a landmark in the surrounding area.

Video timeline: 00:00 タイトル(Title) 00:13 一念坂(Ichinenzaka Slope) 01:17 二年坂(Ninenzaka Slope) 03:33 産寧坂(Sanneizaka Slope) 06:32 清水坂(Kiyomizuzaka Slope) 08:52 八坂の塔(Yasaka pagoda)

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It’s famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district. 

Design: Italy Approves New Retractable Arena Floor For Colosseum In Rome

The Italian government has approved plans designed by engineering firm Milan Ingegneria to create a remote-controlled, retractable floor within the Colosseum amphitheatre in Rome.

The design competition for the new Colosseum arena floor, launched at the end of 2020, originated in 2014 with an idea by the archaeologist Daniele Manacorda and was included in the Strategic Plan for Great Cultural Projects in 2015.

The design envisages bringing to life the integral components of the largest amphitheater in the ancient world which is estimated to have held up to 87.000 spectators. The indoor arena measures 86 × 54 m with an area of 3.357 sqm. The new platform is to be placed at the height it had at the time of the Flavians and takes up the layout of the original plan. The beams will rest on the existing walls, with no mechanical anchors or any invasive impact, and will be completely reversible. Having the new floor will allow us to fully understanding its original uses and functions, while the technological solutions will guide visitors in discovering the complex organizational and scenic machine that governed the shows in Roman times.

Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1644269

Spring Views: Washington Square Park, New York

Washington Square Park is a 9.75-acre public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. One of the best known of New York City’s public parks, it is an icon as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity.

It is named for George Washington (1732-1799), the commander of the Continental Army, who was inaugurated in New York City as the first President of the United States on April 30, 1789. 

The land was once a marsh fed by Minetta Brook located near an Indian village known as Sapokanikan. In 1797 the City’s Common Council acquired the land for use as a “Potter’s Field” and for public executions, giving rise to the legend of the “Hangman’s Elm” in the park’s northwest corner.

Used first as the Washington Military Parade Ground in 1826, the site became a public park in 1827. Following this designation, prominent families, wanting to escape the disease and congestion of downtown Manhattan, moved into the area and built the distinguished Greek Revival mansions that still line the square’s north side. In 1838 the park hosted the first public demonstration of the telegraph by Samuel F.B. Morse.

Soon after the creation of the City’s Department of Public Parks in 1870, the square was redesigned and improved by M.A. Kellogg, Engineer-in-Chief, and I.A. Pilat, Chief Landscape Gardener. Their plan followed the principles of Fredrick Law Olmsted – providing a more rustic and informal space with curvilinear paths along its periphery, retaining many of the diagonal paths within the park’s core, and defining plots of grass with shade trees. The most dramatic change was the addition of a carriage drive through the park’s interior connecting Fifth Avenue to Lower Manhattan.

The marble Washington Arch, designed by noted architect Stanford White, was built between 1890-1892 and replaced a wooden arch erected in 1889 to honor the centennial of the first president’s inauguration. Statues of Washington were later installed on Arch’s north side – Washington as Commander-in-Chief, Accompanied by Fame and Valor (1916) by Hermon MacNeil, and Washington as President, Accompanied by Wisdom and Justice (1918) by Alexander Stirling Calder.