Tag Archives: Landmarks

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.

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

Aerial Views: Meteora Monasteries In Greece

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area.

The word “meteora,” means “hovering in the air” which, whist a literal description of the famous monasteries, also shows just how otherworldly they seem.

The complex is made up of twenty-four Eastern Orthodox monasteries that were built on giant sandstone rock pillars between the 14th and 16th centuries. 

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Views: Cities, Landscapes & Landmarks Of Italy (8K)

Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. 

Video timeline: 0:00 1. Colosseum at sunrise 0:10 2. Italian village in the Alps 0:25 3. Isola dei Conigli next to the island of Lampedusa, Sicily 0:34 4. Seceda and Furchetta summit peaks in Trentino Alto Adige, Dolomites 0:42 5. Colosseum at sunrise 0:52 6. Spiaggia dei Conigli next to the island of Lampedusa, Sicily 1:01 7. Ponte Vecchio bridge and city skyline in Florence 1:08 8. Manarola province of La Spezia 1:22 9. Tuscany, Florence 1:33 10. Isola dei Conigli next to the island of Lampedusa, Sicily 1:45 11. Ponte Vecchio bridge and city skyline in Florence 1:58 12. Modern and ecologic skyscrapers 2:13 13. Yachts in the blue sea of the Capraia Island 2:21 14. Manarola in Cinque Terre 2:36 15. Cathedral dome in Milan 2:50 16. Seceda and Furchetta summit peaks in Trentino Alto Adige, Dolomites 3:04 17. Manarola province of La Spezia 3:24 18. Val di Tires with the Catinaccio Torri del Vajolet Rosengarten 3:44 19. Famous touristic city Verona in Italy at sunset 3:56 20. Dolomites, Italy 4:14 21. Venice and its Grand Canal 4:30 22. Republic of San Marino, Guaita Tower 4:51 23. Manarola province of La Spezia 5:11 24. Frozen lake Lago di Braies 5:29 25. Venice and its Grand Canal 5:47 26. Gradara castle on Marche 6:09 27. Cityscape in Florence, Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore 6:27 28. Tourist infrastructure in the Dolomites 6:44 29. Cityscape in Florence, Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore 7:02 30. Suburb in Italy, Beautiful Italian village 7:28 31. Venice, Italy 7:54 32. The bay of Naples, the famous resort town of Sorrento 8:23 33. River and bridge in Verona 8:41 34. Cinque Terre, Five lands 9:08 35. Ski resort town of Val Gardena in the Dolomites 9:36 36. Lakeside town Riva del Garda 10:04 37. Tyrrhenian Sea, Coastal Positano village 10:31 38. Tuscany old buildings and old catholic church 10:58 39. Piazza San Marco, Venice 11:25 40. Tyrrhenian rocky shore, Coastal Positano village 11:52 41. Tunnel through a mountain in the Dolomites 12:16 42. Spring cityscape of Polignano a Mare town 12:53 43. Lake Garda 13:16 44. Vernazza province of La Spezia 13:54 45. Ski resort town of Val Gardena in the Dolomites 14:32 46.Taormina, Famous resort in Sicily 15:02 47. Spring cityscape of Polignano a Mare town

Walking Tour: Schloss Hof Estate, Lower Austria

This walk near Vienna takes place at beautiful Schloss Hof. Schloss Hof extends over more than 70 hectares in eastern Lower Austria. The splendid ensemble, consisting of the two-story castle, the garden and the manor, is of particular importance in terms of art and cultural history. In 1725, Prince Eugene of Savoy acquired a four-winged castle from the 17th century and had it expanded into a magnificent palace complex. At that time the impressive ensemble of palace, garden and manor complex, which can still be seen today, was created.


Video recorded: October 26, 2021

Views: A Tour Of Rome’s ‘Monumental Fountains’

fountains in Rome

Rome Walks: The Piazza Navona To Pantheon (4K)

Piazza Navona is a public open space in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the agones, and hence it was known as “Circus Agonalis”.

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple and since the year 609 a Catholic church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It was rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated c. 126 AD. 

History Of Berlin: The Brandenburg Gate (1790)

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution.

Walks: Top Landmarks Of Central Rome, Italy (4K)

Rome, Italian Roma, historic city and capital of Roma  provincia  province), of Lazio regione (region), and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Once the capital of an ancient republic and empire whose armies and polity defined the Western world in antiquity and left seemingly indelible imprints thereafter, the spiritual and physical seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and the site of major pinnacles of artistic and intellectual achievement, Rome is the Eternal City, remaining today a political capital, a religious centre, and a memorial to the creative imagination of the past.