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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

Architecture: Iconic Hotels Of Istanbul

Istanbul has no shortage of spectacular hotels, from former sultans’ palaces to intimate boutique properties. The crème de la crème is the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, the oldest remaining part of which was built as Sultan Abdülaziz’s palace in 1871. 

By Laura Itzkowitz June 8, 2021

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “If the earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” Spend a week there and you’ll begin to understand why. This massive metropolis of 15 million people quite literally bridges Europe and Asia. It has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, from the Roman Empire to the Byzantine Empire to the Ottoman Empire, each of which has left its trace on the city. For this reason, Istanbul is a playground for design lovers, who can gaze upon incredible palaces and mosques, shop for ceramics and textiles in the Grand Bazaar, drink and dine in stylish restaurants and bars, and sleep in some of the world’s most luxurious hotels.

Read and see more at Architectural Digest

Travel Tour: Top 10 Places To Visit In Turkey (Video)

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey,[a] is a country straddling Western Asia and Southeast Europe. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; the Black Sea to the north; Georgia to the northeast; ArmeniaAzerbaijan, and Iran to the east; Iraq to the southeast; Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to the south; and the Aegean Sea to the west. Istanbul, the largest city, is the financial centre, and Ankara is the capital. Turks form the vast majority of the nation’s population, and Kurds are the largest minority.[4]

Analysis: Why Demand For Armed-Drones Is Surging

Armed drones are growing in military importance as conflicts around the world have proven the utility of these effective tools of war. Companies in China, Turkey, and Russia, among others, have developed advanced remotely piloted aircraft that can use guided weapons on and off the battlefield.

The widespread use of drones in Iraq and Afghanistan by the United States to target and kill insurgents jump started a new chapter in the history of conflict. These high flying and remotely piloted aircraft could engage targets with impunity while the operators were safely working in a ground control station. Keeping the crews out of danger also made the drones politically cheap to use over dangerous skies.

Now more and more countries are gaining this military capability for their own purposes. “At the moment, we’ve seen over 100 states worldwide using military drones and that number is growing significantly” said Wim Zwijnenburg, Project leader, Humanitarian Disarmament at PAX. “We have over 20 states that are using armed drones in conflicts or outside of armed conflicts.”

Although larger and more complex drones, like the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper are not cheap to develop or operate, smaller drones are becoming more ubiquitous in conflict zones. Limiting the proliferation of these smaller drones, and the ability to weaponize them, is a regulatory nightmare for government agencies around the world.

“Drones are just model airplanes with great sensors on them. And all of these are dual use and have been used in the civilian realm” said Ulrike Franke, a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. “And in fact, drones have risen enormously in the civilian realm over the last five to 10 years. And so controlling their export is really difficult.”

Views: First ‘Supermoon’ Of 2021 Across The Globe

From Sydney’s Bondi Beach, to Istanbul’s Bosphorus and the mountains of Caracas in Venezuela, the first supermoon of 2021 has been seen across the globe. A supermoon is a name given to a full moon that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth. According at NASA, this year’s super moon has been called a ‘pink’ super moon, as it appears in April and named after an American plant, pink phlox, that blooms in Spring

Beach Walks: ‘Ölüdeniz – Southwest Turkey’ (4K)

Ölüdeniz is a resort village on the southwest coast of Turkey. It’s known for the blue lagoon of Ölüdeniz Tabiat Parkı and the wide, white Belcekız Beach. Overlooking the village is Babadağ mountain from where paragliders take to the skies. The Lycian Way is a long-distance marked footpath starting in Ölüdeniz, and has coastal views. To the south, Butterfly Valley is a nature reserve with a secluded bay.

Views: Coastal Towns Of The Mediterranean (8K)

Some of the most beautiful and charming coastal towns along the Mediterranean sea in 8K resolution. You will see towns and resorts along French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Spanish coast, Greek islands, Croatian and Montenegro coastline.

Video timeline: 0:00​-0:14​ Intro 0:15​-0:45​ Corfu island, Greece 0:46​-1:02​ Kefalonia island, Greece 1:03​-1:32​ Saint Tropez, France 1:33​-1:53​ Collioure, France 1:54​-2:38​ Cap Ferrat, France 2:39​-3:19​ Menton, France 3:20​-3:28​ Cavalaire-sur-Mer, France 3:29​-4:11​ Marseille, France 4:12​-4:24​ Principality of Monaco 4:25​-4:52​ Eze, France 4:53​-5:04​ La Turbie, France 5:05​-5:17​ Carqueiranne, France 5:18​-5:32​ Palavas les Flots, France 5:33​-6:02​ Bonifacio, Corsica island, France 6:03​-6:24​ Venice, Italy 6:25​-6:57​ Manarola, Italy 6:58​-7:07​ Vernazza, Italy 7:08​-7:16​ Riomagiore, Italy 7:17​-7:53​ Rapallo, Italy 7:54​-8:07​ Portofino, Italy 8:08​-8:34​ Amalfi Coast, Italy 8:35​-8:59​ Taormina, Sicily, Italy 9:00​-9:11​ Cadiz, Spain 9:12​-9:26​ Tossa de Mar, Spain 9:27​-9:34​ Ibiza, Spain 9:35​-9:44​ Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain 9:45​-10:01​ Cape Palos, la Manga, Spain 10:02​-10:31​ Barcelona, Spain 10:32​-11:17​ Dubrovnik, Croatia 11:18​-11:26​ Antalya, Turkey 11:27​-12:00​ Boka Bay, Muntenegro

Aerial Views: Istanbul – Turkey (4K Video)

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics. 

Aerial Views: ‘Izmir – Western Turkey’ (4K)

Izmir is a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Known as Smyrna in antiquity, it was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Today, its expansive archaeological sites include the Roman Agora of Smyrna, now an open-air museum. The hilltop Kadifekale, or Velvet Castle, built during Alexander’s reign, overlooks the city.