Tag Archives: Summer 2022

Walking Tours: Split In Dalmatia, South Croatia

Split, Italian Spalato, seaport, resort, and chief city of Dalmatia, southern Croatia. It is situated on a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea with a deep, sheltered harbour on the south side.

A major commercial and transportation centre, the city is best known for the ruins of the Palace of Diocletian (built 295–305 CE). Collectively with the historic royal residences, fortifications, and churches in the city, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Video timeline: 0:00 Drone intro and Map 2:15 Matejuška Port 4:39 Trumbiceva Obala 6:40 Riva Promenade 12:11 Ferry Terminal 20:11 Marmontova Ulica 21:33 Fish Market 26:35 Ulica kralja Tomislava 30:20 Golden Gate & Gregory of Nin 32:41 Hrvojeva Ulica 33:56 Silver Gate 37:15 Riva Promenade 40:01 Trg Brace Radic (Fruit Square) 42:35 Narodna trg (People’s Square) 49:21 The One-time Convent of Santa Maria de Taurello 54:51 Morpurgova Poljana 57:24 Trg braće Radić (Fruit Square) 58:26 The remains of the Church of St. Michael 1:04:37 Peristyle Court 1:05:41 Vestibul 1:14:35 Triclinium (Diocletian’s Dining Room) 1:20:40 Diocletian’s Mausoleum & Cathedral 1:25:56 Undergound Market 1:31:59 Hrvojeva Street Market 1:32:39 Green Market 1:37:21 Silver Gate 1:41:02 Iron Gate 1:41:55 Narodni trg (People’s Square) 1:46:20 Golden Gate 1:52:21 Carrarina Poljana 1:57:03 Peristyle Square 1:58:11 Temple of Jupiter 1:59:05 Let Me Pass Lane 2:01:50 Trg braće Radić (Fruit Square) 2:03:04 Riva Promenade 2:06:24 Platz der Republik 2:08:13 Marmontova Ulica 2:11:48 Matošića Ulica 2:14:10 Ulica ban Mladenova 2:16:01 Senjska Ulica 2:20:34 Prva vidilica na Marjanu 2:29:01 Seaside Promenade

Walking Tour: Tønsberg In Southeastern Norway (4K)

Tønsberg, town, southeastern Norway, at the head of Tønsbergfjorden. Considered to be the oldest town in Norway, Tønsberg was founded c. AD 871 and became an important trading centre. In the 13th century King Håkon Håkonsson built his castle, Tønsberghus, there.

The town was destroyed by fire in 1536 and only in the 18th and 19th centuries did it become a major port and one of Norway’s major shipping and whaling centres. Until the late 1960s it was Norway’s third largest maritime town. Tønsberg remains an industrial and shipping centre, with such diverse concerns as metal shops, shipyards, paper mills, leather processing, and breweries; it is noted especially for its silverware.

Tourist sites include ruins of the Tønsberghus, St. Michael’s Church (c. 1150), the ruins of the Royal Castle (1276), Sem Church (c. 1100), and the Vestfold Museum.

Walking Tours: Positano On The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Positano is the most famous and iconic village, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, the spectacular strip of coastline with the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea to one side and the peaks of the Lattari Mountains to the other.

 It lies in the ravine of the Mulini Valley, along the Gulf of Salerno, southeast of Naples. Although it was known in the 4th century, Amalfi was of little importance until the mid-6th century under the Byzantines. As one of the first Italian maritime republics in the 9th century, it rivaled Pisa, Genoa, Venice, and Gaeta as a naval power in trade with the East. Subdued and annexed by King Roger II of Sicily in 1131, it was sacked by the Pisans in 1135 and 1137 and rapidly declined in importance, although its maritime code, the Tavola Amalfitana (“Table of Amalfi”), was recognized in the Mediterranean until 1570.

Village Walks: Manarola In Cinque Terre, Italy (4K)

Manarola is the second-smallest of the five towns of the Cinque Terre (after Corniglia), and the second town (after Riomaggiore) that you’ll encounter if you’re coming up the coast from the south. The colorful houses of Manarola seem to tumble down to its small harbor on the bright blue Ligurian Sea, making it one of the most photographed of the Cinque Terre’s picturesque villages.

Likely founded by the Romans, Manarola was built along a freshwater creek—its name is thought to refer to an ancient, large waterwheel (magna rota in Latin), a reproduction of which stands in the town. The current town dates to the 1300s, making it arguably the oldest of the Cinque Terre towns. Once part of the powerful Republic of Genoa, Manarola was once home to a castle and watchtower built to protect against marauding pirates. Historically and today, Manarola is known for Sciacchetrà, a sweet, highly-coveted dessert wine.

Summer 2022 Walks: Cadiz In Southwest Spain (4K)

Cádiz is an ancient port city in the Andalucia region of southwestern Spain. The home of the Spanish Navy, the port boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and trade. It has more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, which was traditionally used for spotting ships. On the waterfront is the domed, 18th-century Cádiz Cathedral, featuring baroque and neoclassical elements. 

2022 Walks: Den Bosch In Southern Netherlands

‘S-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) is a medieval town full of historic buildings, museums, independent shops and cool cafés and restaurants. Come with us on this Netherlands 4K walking tour and discover not only the medieval architecture but how Den Bosch cafe life is alive and vibrant. Enjoy the city centre walk through ‘S-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) showing the towns street life. You can also see what the s-Hertogenbosch/Den Bosch weather is like in the late summer and Autumn.

Walks: Omaha Beach In Normandy, France (4K)

Omaha Beach is a landing area in Normandy, northern France, used by Allied forces in the WWII D-Day invasion. Today, the beach is dotted with the remains of German bunkers. On the shore, the stainless-steel sculpture Les Braves commemorates American soldiers. Behind the beach is the Musée Mémorial d’Omaha Beach, also documenting the invasion. Nearby, the Overlord Museum displays WWII tanks, artillery and dioramas.

Recording Date: August 2022

City Views: A Walking Tour Of Old Havana In Cuba (4K)

La Habana Vieja (Old Havana), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, is the historic center of the city of Havana. It is formed by a harbor and the official center, the Plaza de Armas. There you will find all kinds of picturesque monuments, fortresses, churches, palaces, etc. It is full of authentic architectural treasures from different periods and offers one of the most comprehensive collections of urban buildings in all America. This area of the city alone is home to more than a thousand buildings of historical importance with various examples of distinguished architecture ranging from Baroque to Art Deco.

Unlike typical colonial cities, Havana was developed on not one, but four main plazas: the Plaza de Armas, which was the military and defensive center as it had a fortress and a large courtyard used for military parades; the Plaza de la Catedral, which with its cathedral was used as the religious center; the Plaza Vieja, which was the commercial hub as it housed important markets; and the Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, which was the main point of exportation and importation as it had a port where Spanish ships docked.

Summer Walks: Košice In Eastern Slovakia (4K)

Košice is a city in eastern Slovakia, close to the Hungarian border. Its origins go back to the medieval period, and the central Lower Gate archaeological complex preserves fortifications from the 13th century. Hlavné námestie, the main square, is home to 2 Gothic churches: the huge St. Elisabeth Cathedral and the 14th-century St. Michael Chapel. Nearby, St. Urban’s Tower contains a museum of wax figurines. 

Filmed in September 2022.

Walking Tour: Amboise In The Loire Valley, France

Amboise is a town in central France’s Loire Valley. It’s known for the Château d’Amboise, the grand 15th-century residence of King Charles VIII featuring Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb, as well as royal chambers, gardens and underground passageways. Just outside town, Château du Clos Lucé is Leonardo’s former home, where he lived until his death in 1519. It houses a small museum displaying working models of his designs.