Tag Archives: Old Town

Walks: ‘Old Town’ In Nice, Southeastern France (4K)

Nice Old Town is a characterful district in the south of the city. It forms a triangle, hemmed in by the port to the east and Castle Hill to the west, where the Promenade des Anglais runs out. The glittering water of the Mediterranean lines its southern edge. To the north is the Promenade du Paillon. Once, this was a river, but a series of floods led successive city governments to order that it should be covered up. Today, it’s a beautiful park.

Tightly packed tenements line the narrow streets. Their ground floors are full of shops, restaurants, bars, museums and galleries. Above are residential apartments adorned with wrought iron balconies and brightly painted wooden shutters. You could argue that those living in the Vieille Ville, as it’s known, boast the best address in Nice. With neighbourhoods as charming as this, it certainly isn’t hard to see why many refer to the city as Nice La Belle (Nissa La Bella according to the local Niçois) – ‘Nice the Beautiful’.

City Guide: Top Sights To See In Frankfurt, Germany

Do you know Frankfurt am Main? With its skyscrapers and modern glass facades, at first the banking city in Hesse can appear somewhat cold. But it also has wonderful quaint corners with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. The New Old Town, the Römerberg and the Alt-Sachsenhausen district are some of the sights not to be missed. Take a tour through one of Germany’s largest cities with Elissa and Rodrigo from @Alemanizando.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:44 Main River and Bank District 01:49 Main Tower 02:35 Old Sachsenhausen District, Eppelwoi and Green Sauce 04:28 Römerberg, Old Town and the New Old Town 05:45 Kleinmarkthalle

Scotland View: Edinburgh – Old Town & City Center

Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials. 

Video Timeline: 00:00 Waterloo Pl 02:13 The Balmoral 04:30 Princes St 05:55 Edinburgh Waverley Station 09:00 Scott Monument 13:33 The Royal Scottish Academy 14:00 Princes Street Gardens 14:32 Scottish National Gallery 15:30 The Mound 17:05 New College, The University of Edinburgh 21:12 Tolbooth Kirk 21:50 The Royal Mile – Castlehill – Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe 25:05 Edinburgh Castle 29:07 The Royal Mile 33:30 George IV Bridge and National Library of Scotland 34:40 Victoria St 38:30 Grassmarket 41:46 Edinburgh Castle 46:00 Candlemaker Row 49:43 Greyfriars Kirkyard 53:04 Chambers St 57:32 South Bridge 01:01:40 Cockburn St 01:06:00 St Giles’ Cathedral 01:12:42 The Royal Mile – High St 01:18:25 The Royal Mile – Canongate 01:23:00 Thomson’s Land, The University of Edinburgh 01:26:10 Canongate Kirk 01:28:00 The Royal Mile – Canongate 01:33:55 Palace of Holyroodhouse 01:35:30 Scottish Parliament Building

Walking Tours: Old Town Stockholm, Sweden (4K)

The bustling, compact island of Gamla Stan is the city’s old town, with cobbled streets and colorful 17th- and 18th-century buildings. It’s home to the medieval Storkyrkan cathedral and the Royal Palace, the king’s official residence. Stylish bistros serve New Nordic cuisine, while night spots include old-school pubs and chic cocktail bars. On adjoining Riddarholmen island, Riddarholmen Church hosts summer concerts.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.

Walking Tour: Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland (4K)

Walking Tour of Edinburgh the capital of Scotland – Old Town, Royal Mile High Street to Princes Street. Edinburgh has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings, which will be covered in the next video. Filmed on 26 June 2021

POINTS OF INTEREST 00:00 – Edinburgh Castle 2:13 – Castlehill 4:42 – Lawnmarket 6:01 – High Street (The Royal Mile) 10:36 – Hunter Square 12:52 – Cockburn Street 17:08 – Craig’s Cl 18:04 – Market Street 18:43 – Waverley Bridge 20:34 – Princes Street

Old Town Walks: Prague – Czech Republic (4K Video)

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

Guided Tours: Dubrovnik, Southern Croatia (Video)

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants. 

Dhruv’s Landing: Join YouTuber Dhruv Rathee and girlfriend Juli as they discover Dubrovnik! The Croatian city is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations. Amongst other productions, scenes from the world-renowned TV series Game of Thrones were shot here. A medieval fortress like something out of a picture book!

Walks: ‘Marbella – Old Town, Southern Spain’

Marbella is a city and resort area on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, part of the Andalusia region. The Sierra Blanca Mountains are the backdrop to 27 km of sandy Mediterranean beaches, villas, hotels, and golf courses. West of Marbella town, the Golden Mile of prestigious nightclubs and coastal estates leads to Puerto Banús marina, filled with luxury yachts, and surrounded by upmarket boutiques and bars.

Walks: ‘Kaufbeuren – Southern Germany’ (4K)

Kaufbeuren is an independent town in the Regierungsbezirk of Swabia, Bavaria. The town is completely enclaved within the district of Ostallgäu. 

Video timeline: Timeline: 0:00​ Salzmarkt 1:20​ St. Martinskirche 4:00​ Erostischer Brunnen 5:00​ Pfarrgasse 7:00​ East of the Old Town 8:00​ Kunsthaus / Sywollenturm 9:00​ North of Old Town 10:00​ Back to the Old Town 13:00​ Around Obstmarkt 15:00​ Am Breiten Bach 16:30​ Kaiser-Max-Straße 19:00​ Rosental 21:00​ Am Graben 23:00​ City Hall and Side Streets 26:40​ Southern City Center 28:30​ Towards the City Park 32:30​ City Park

Filmed in October 2020

Walking Tours: ‘Funchal – Madeira’, Portugal (Video)

Funchal is the capital city of Portugal’s Madeira archipelago. It’s backed by hills, and known for its harbor, gardens and Madeira wine cellars. The centuries-old Funchal Cathedral, which mixes Gothic and Romanesque styles, is notable for its carved wooden ceiling. Fronting the harbor is the São Tiago Fortress, built in the 1600s. It now houses the Contemporary Art Museum, with a large collection of Portuguese works. 

Video timeline: 00:00​ Titles 00:05​ Teleférico Funchal-Monte (Funchal Cable Car) 00:42​ Madeira Story Centre – Museum 01:04​ R. dos Barreiros 01:42​ Rua de Santa Maria 04:18​ Tv. dos Escaleres 04:41​ Rua D.Carlos I 07:55​ Forte de São Tiago – “Yellow Fort” 13:10​ Jardins do Teleférico 20:15​ Farmers’ Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)