Tag Archives: Cities

Energy Of The Future: ‘Powering Cities With A Virutual Power Plant’

Residential solar panels and battery backups are becoming more and more popular as efficiency rises and costs sink. This explosion in distributed solar makes a new idea possible: virtual power plants, or a smart network of individual solar panels that can act like a big power plant when electricity is needed most. And as extreme weather threatens many communities, this idea is arriving in the nick of time.

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Top Walking Tour Videos: New Orleans French Quarter ‘Haunted Tour’

Often regarded as the most haunted city in the U.S., New Orleans has a deep history of ghosts, pirates, murder, and mayhem. Join our local expert for a guided walking tour of the infamous French Quarter and its most notorious landmarks to see why it’s been a hotspot for ghost enthusiasts from all over the world.

Video Timestamps: 0:00 Murder and Mayhem in the French Quarter 0:29 Andrew Jackson Hotel 2:27 Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar 5:00 The Palace, aka The Sultan’s House 7:35 Lalaurie Mansion

New Walking Tour Videos: ‘Lisbon, Portugal’ (2020)

We recorded this 4k ultra hd video during our trip to Lisbon, Portugal on July 2020. Located on the westernmost front of Continental Europe, Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens). In 1755 a massive earthquake, and subsequent tidal wave and fire, killed 40,000 and completely destroyed much of the Lisbon lower central districts. Our guided walking tour is about 4.66 miles (7.5 km) long, starts at Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) and covers most attractions and historic sites of Lisbon.

Video Timeline Links: 00:00 – Lisbon, Portugal Walking Tour Intro 01:10 – Commerce Square 11:06 – Santa Justa Lift 16:43 – Carmo Square 17:36 – Carmo Convent 32:22 – Luís de Camões Square 38:08 – Church of Saint Roch 42:19 – Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara 45:37 – Gloria Funicular 51:02 – Restauradores Square 56:26 – Rossio Square 1:01:21 – Square of the Fig Tree (Figueira) 1:05:25 – Fado Vadio Graffiti 1:17:48 – São Jorge Castle 1:24:05 – Portas do Sol Viewpoint 1:27:57 – Santa Luzia Viewpoint 1:37:07 – Lisbon Cathedral 1:38:11 – Santo António Church 1:43:26 – House of Spikes

Travel & Culture Video: ‘Wuhan, China – Epicenter Turned Tourism Hot Spot’

Wuhan, the city at the center of the coronavirus pandemic, had the most tourists of any Chinese city during a public holiday in October. Wuhan is overcoming its pandemic past and benefiting from its hero-city status to become a top travel destination.

Photo: Getty Images

Travel & Culture Video: ‘Mother Ganga’ – Ganges River, Varanasi, India (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Tom Butler

Varanasi is chaotic, intense, and beautiful. The ancient city is situated on the banks of the River Ganges and is often considered the spiritual home of India. A place where you see and feel the morning and evening rituals, where pilgrimages are made to bathe in the holy waters at sunrise to purify, where many cremations take place along the river’s edge, and where it is believed moksha — an escape from the cycle of reincarnation — can be achieved. It was truly mesmerising to be in the presence of Mother Ganga and experience the weight of Varanasi first hand.

The Ganges (or Ganga  is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh. The 2,704 km (1,680 mi) river originates from the Gangotri Glacier of western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of India and Bangladesh, eventually emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city’s winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

This film was shot back in February 2020, before the travel restrictions were in place due to the pandemic.

Travel Videos: ‘Top Ten Places In The Balkans’

The Balkans are one of the Europe’s most beautiful and fascinating regions. From the Coast of Croatia, to the medieval bridges of Bosnia, the Balkans have so much to offer. I’ve traveled to the South Eastern Europe several times and I want to show you my favorite places!

Top Travel Videos: ‘A Glimpse Of Paris, France’

Filmed and Edited by: Fenchel & Janisch

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.