Thursday, May 26, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022
The serial property comprises twelve component parts consisting of ensembles of porticoes and their surrounding built areas, located within the Municipality of Bologna from the 12th century to the present. These portico ensembles are considered to be the most representative among city’s porticoes, which cover a total stretch of 62 km. Some of the porticoes are built of wood, others of stone or brick, as well as reinforced concrete, covering roads, squares, paths and walkways, either on one or both sides of a street. - in: https://whc.unesco.org
For over ten centuries now, the porticos have been appreciated as sheltered walkways, as a meeting point, a place for aggregation and socialising for both locals and visitors, and it is precisely this social aspect that distinguishes these covered spaces, which were and still are privately owned for public use while being considered the most identifying feature of the city.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
The Caldeirão Verde lake is formed by water that falls from the bed of the Caldeirão Verde stream bed from a height of approximately 100m.
Indulge yourself and revel in the surrounding scenery and catch your breath for the return trip. - in: https://www.visitmadeira.com
Peneda-Gerês National Park, is also rich historical and cultural heritage (megalithic necropolis, traces of romanization, castles, traditional granaries with corncobs, ovens, mills, dams, terraces, etc.) and visitors can learn more about it exploring the mountain villages and seeing the presence of well-preserved traditional architecture sets. - in: https://natural.pt
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The park was originally designated as a National Recreation Area in 1974, then redesignated as a national park 26 years later in 2000.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is home to some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the country. In fact, the park was among 10 cited recently for their exceptional falls in Park Advocate, the National Parks Conservation Association’s blog.There are about 100 waterfalls in the Cuyahoga Valley with most in the northern part of the park.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
The power of a Bamileke king, called a Fon, is often represented by the elephant, buffalo and leopard. Oral traditions proclaim that the Fon may transform into either an elephant or leopard whenever he chooses. An elephant mask, called a mbap mteng has protruding circular ears, a human like face, and decorative panels on the front and back that hang down to the knees and are covered overall in beautiful geometric beadwork, including much triangular imagery.
Beadwork, shells, bronze and other precious embellishments on masks elevate the mask's status. . in: wikipedia
Monday, May 2, 2022
The first wooden church of Kambja was built probably in the beginning of the 14th century. Churches were destroyed and rebuilt several times during centuries. The present Lutheran St. Martin’s Church was originally rebuilt in 1720, this time of stone and a transept was added to the old part in 1874. After World War II, the church, which is one of the biggest in Southern Estonia, was in ruins for many years until restoration began in 1989. - in: https://www.spottinghistory.com
Today, its good acoustics and almost 600 seats make it a great venue for concerts or wedding ceremonies.