Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

Great Britain, London: A Princess Sitting at a Queen’s Desk

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Photo op at Queen Victoria’s desk in Kensington Palace. On the desk are her diary notes from the day when she became Queen in this very Palace.

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Great Britain, London: Kensington Palace – Home of Past and Future Queens and Kings

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Diana walked through these gates and in these gardens, and her gowns are displayed in an exhibit here. Oh yes, and famous Queen Victoria lived here too. Diana walked through these gates and in these gardens, and her gowns are displayed in an exhibit here. Oh yes, and famous Queen Victoria lived here too. Princes William and Harry have come back to live here – with memories of their Mom and Dad surrounding them.

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Great Britain, London: The Shard

Monday, December 10th, 2018

The newest, highest tourist spot in London is called the Shard. You go up up up to the floor 68, 69 and 72 to find a garden of Eden, with a snack bar and plenty of photo ops. Since it is almost twice the height of any other view in the capital, it offers wowy 360-degree views for up to 40 miles. Free on the London City Pass.

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Great Britain, London: Tower Bridge in London

Monday, December 10th, 2018

City Cruises take you under many of the bridges on the Thames, this iconic one is the Tower Bridge.

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Great Britain, London: New Skyscrapers of London

Monday, December 10th, 2018

London’s skyline has changed dramatically, Here are the modern skyscrapers which you pass on the City Cruise, free with the London City Pass.

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Great Britain, London: St Paul’s Cathedral from the Thames City Cruise

Monday, December 10th, 2018

City cruises are part of the London City Pass. Nice to get off our feet and relax on the Thames and pass famous landmarks.

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Great Britain, London: Was Big Ben

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Now Londoners are referring to this famous clock tower as the Queen Elizabeth Tower, but the world only knows this famous London clock as Big Ben. Sadly, they had to stop the chiming during the makeover, as it was too hard on the workers’ ears.

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Great Britain, London: Lord Nelson’s Column

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

The Lord is between the guys (and a horse on a shoulder) at Trafalgar Square, London (Lord Nelson’s Column, that is). He was called Admiral Horatio Nelson when he died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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Austria, Innsbruck: Easy Access Alpine Views in Innsbruck

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

 

Right in Old Town you can climb aboard at this spacecraft-looking station for the Nordkette cable car and take the ride to the sky.

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Austria, Wattens: The Giant at Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Monday, November 12th, 2018

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The Giant welcomes you to Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens Austria, a free 20-min bus ride from Innsbruck. In 1895 Daniel Swarovski started the company and now it honors his imagination with this gorgeous attraction which is part museum, part theme park and part art installation.

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