Canals of Amsterdam
For its channels, Europe Amsterdam is renowned. Indeed, the capital of the Netherlands has over 100 kilometers of canals, which comprises about 90 islands and requires 1,500 bridges to be crossed. The waterways are named the “Venice of the North” in Amsterdam.
The Grachtengordel is the canal district of Amsterdam, with the four principal canals making concentrated rings around the city center. Dug was used in the 17th century for transport channels, as wastewater, as drinking water – a little of it all. The charming cityscape, for which Amsterdam is known, is formed by canals in the modern city. The canals are supported by townhouses of the 17th century and further, enhance the charm.
Canals of Amsterdam
For its channels, Amsterdam is famous. In fact, over 100 kilometres of canals twist around the capital city, forming about 90 islands, which require 1,500 bridges. The waterways lead to Amsterdam, which is known as “North Venice.”
The Grachtengordel is the canal district of Amsterdam, where the four main canals make rings concentrated in the center of the City. Dug was a transport channel, a sewer, drinking water in the 17th century – a little bit of everything. The canals in the modern city form the lovely cityscape of Amsterdam. The canals are supported by city houses of the 17th century and add to the charm.
Dubrovnik Old Town
A red-roofed marvel to explore is one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe, the Old Town of Dubrovnik. The old city walls rush out into the Adriatic Sea. A host of restaurants, bars, shops and museums are hidden in its cobblestone roads.
From the 16th century, Baroque churches and crumbling buildings were built upon the stone walls. The gate of Pile, built-in 1573, marks the entrance of the Old Town with its remarkable arches of the Renaissance. The cable car from Dubrovnik offers the possibility to see the old city’s streets.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
This twisting cathedral with its multicolored onion cupolas is the probably most iconic sight in Russia and is located in the equally emblematic Moscow Red Plaza. In 1555 a very iconic person, Ivan the Terrible, also built St Basil’s Cathedral.
The structure is a slightly bright lollypop of strange styles, more fun and different in Russia. The cathedral is a symbol of Russia, due to its unique architectural style and its historical connections to a victorious fight in Tatarstan.
Near Bled is a gleaming emerald lake in northwestern Slovenia surrounded by amazing green mountains. Located in Bled. The old wooden boat caught plenty in the middle of the lake on small Bled Island. The Church of Mary’s Assumption, a 17th-century structure still intact with gothic frescoes in the 15th century, is located on the island.
There is also the Bled Castle in this unbelievably picturesque area, but one of the best things to do in the area is just walking around the lake and have some time to swim in the peaceful waters.
In northern Scotland, the Scottish Highlands form a robust mountain region. Among the dramatic landscape of this photographic area there are many things to do. Glencoe Valley is hidden by the red deer roaming and the cascades; nearby is Ben Nevis calling with United Kingdom’s highest mountain peak.
In the other part of Loch Ness you can see the legendary Loch Ness, or simply stroll around the Central Highlands and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Inverness, the biggest town in the region, is also located in the Scottish Highlands. In the vicinity of Moray Firth, you may find the dolphins playing in the sea.
A kilometre northwest of Normandy, France, lies this famous fortified island. The monastère, dating back to the eighth century, is still in use today, as if you were transported back to another time. Intriguing places to explore are the old walls and chapels.
At high tide, the island looks like it’s a floating fortification in the sea. The island can be accessed on foot at any time on a bridge built in 2014 before it could only be reached by foot or by car at low tide.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the architectures of the “Mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Actually, Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle was inspired by its sweeping spires and romantic style of revival.
Building began in 1869, but, alas, Ludwig never lived in his castle; the same year that the castle was finished he was killed in 1886. The castle’s picturesque surroundings in the south of Bavaria are as impressive as the building itself, among forested mountains and mirror-like lakes.