(Antwerpen in Flemish, Anvers in French)
"The whole city is something of an architectural museum, from the medieval riverside fortress to modern waterfront creations... Most distinctive is its Gothic and Flemish baroque architecture; it was the home of Pieter Paul Rubens, northern Europe’s greatest baroque artist..." (Source: www.lonelyplanet )
Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp.
Facts and figures:
The cathedral was created in 1521
Height: 123 metres (404 ft)
Capacity: 2,400 seats. In principle, the cathedral can hold 25,000 people
The cathedral has a carillon with 49 bells
The heaviest bell is the Karolus (1507), weighing 6,434 kilograms (14,180 lb)
The nineteenth-century Schyven organ has 90 registers and 5,770 pipes
PS Antwerp is really beautiful !!
The city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808.
Buildings on the Elbe River:
The Alster Lake:
Kabarega falls aka Murhison Falls, Uganda
Murchison Falls National Park is located about a three-hour drive north of the capital city of Kampala. The park is also known as Kabarega National Park, named that for Kabarega who was the nineteenth-century Omukama (king) of the Kingdom of Bunyoro. Today, this is one of the subnational kingdoms of Uganda, as is the Kingdom of Buganda with its center in Kampala.
Meknes is the creation of Moulay Ismail, the most tyrannical of all Moroccan sultans. He built it from the ground up, from a mere provincial centre to a spectacular capital – the so called Ville Imperiale. There are twenty gates, over 45 grand palaces, gardens, barracks and stables.
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
OF BAJA,MEXICO ;ENSENDA...SEEN FROM MY BOAT AT SEA AFTER AN EXHILIRATING SAIL FILLED WITH DOLPHINS PLAYING AND ORCA AND HUMPBACK WHALES SIGHTED.
This is one of the most northernest towns in the world, and it has a population of about 626 individuals. The languages spoken are Kalaallisut and Inuktun.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The capital of Saudi Arabia, home to over 5 million people.
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Xai Xai, Mozambique
Easter Island, Chile
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Iqaluit, Nunuvut, Canada
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Kingston Upon Thames , UK
Miyake-jima Island, Japan
A wedding photo from the Island. Residents of the island are required to carry a gas mask at all times (although they don't always have to wear them), due to so many volcanic eruptions that started in 2000. This led to many leaving, but some did stay behind.
New Forest~Hampshire, UK. Great place for camping!
Ocho Rios, Jamaica