Buildings

Plaza Mayor

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is a square completely enclosed in buildings, which makes it look very odd from above. Hidden from the surrounding streets, the square is accessed through archways and was historically the site of executions, tournaments, weddings, bullfights and…

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Wednesday, 31st August 2005

Wenceslas Square

Prague’s National Museum was founded as the “Patriotic Museum” in 1818 and sits at the south end of Wenceslas Square, which isn’t actually a square; it’s a 750 metre long road. Wenceslas Square has been the location for many important…

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Friday, 26th August 2005

Cirque du Soleil

This is the Cirque du Soleil in Montreal. Well, it’s one of them anyway.. the ‘Circus of the Sun’ is an entertainment company founded in 1984 by former fire-eater Guy Laliberté, and actually consists of at least 11 different troups…

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Thursday, 25th August 2005

The Royal Albert Hall

This is the world famous Royal Albert Hall, London’s most famous concert venue. It’s the home of The Proms and the largest pipe organ in the UK. Opened in 1871, its official name is ‘The Royal Albert Hall of Arts…

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Wednesday, 24th August 2005

Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

Often incorrectly referred to as ‘London Bridge’, this is in fact Tower Bridge. There’s a story which claims that when American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch bought the original London Bridge in 1968 and had it rebuilt in Lake Havasu City,…

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Tuesday, 23rd August 2005

Castle Frankenstein

This is Castle Frankenstein near Darmstadt, Germany, where a notorious scientist named Konrad Dippel supposedly conducted experiments on human bodies… No wonder then, that some people believe Castle Frankenstein may have inspired Mary Shelly‘s literary masterpiece, ‘Frankenstein‘. Thanks to Jens…

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Tuesday, 23rd August 2005

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