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- Worthy Farm – The site of the UK’s best-known festival Glastonbury in PiltonA five-day festival of contemporary performing arts. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, theatre and other arts. Glastonbury is attended by around 200,000 people, thus requiring extensive security, transport, water, and electricity-supply infrastructure. Most festival staff are volunteers. The first festival at Worthy Farm was the Pop,… Read more »
- Riihisaari Museum – The presentation of the history of sailing in SavonlinnaThe building was completed in 1852, and functioned as a granary until 1921, when the island began to be used to store boats and logs. The waterfront of the island served as the so-called “manure waterfront”, where manure collected from the city yards was collected by farmers from neighboring areas… Read more »
- Laima Clock – One of the famous landmarks of the Latvian capital in RigaThe clock located between the Old Town and the Centre commercial district. At the request of draftsman, construction manager and politician, Andrejs Veckalns, it was construction in 1924 and initially was called the Big Clock. In 1936 began to carry the name of the Laima confectionery company. After World… Read more »
- Stockholm City Museum – The history of the Swedish capital in StockholmThe museum is housed in Södra stadshuset, the former Southern City Hall at Slussen. The building was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and was completed in 1680. The City Museum documenting, preserving and exhibiting the history of Stockholm. It is the largest municipal museum in Sweden, and houses collections… Read more »
- Tivoli Gardens – The magical amusement park and pleasure garden in CopenhagenThe park opened in 1843 and is the third-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg, also in Denmark, and Wurstelprater in Vienna, Austria. The Danish army officer, Johan Bernhard Georg Carstensen (1812 – 1857) was one of the developers of Tivoli. From its beginning the… Read more »
- Pirita klooster – The beautiful ruins of the medieval convent in TallinnThe history of the monastery dates back to 15th century. The idea of founding, was initiated by some Tallinn merchants already in 1400 and was a monastery for both monks and nuns dedicated to St. Bridget, also Birgitta of Vadstena. The main church of the monastery was consecrated in 1436… Read more »
- The Rakotzbrücke – The romantic “Devil’s Bridge” in GablenzThe bridge probably dates from the 1860s. Herrmann Friedrich Roetschke, a German manor owner, is the creator of the famous bridge in Kromlau Azalea and Rhododendron Park, a landscaped park of 200 acres. The striking structure is a harmonious arch over the small Lake Rakotz. The bridge is made of… Read more »
- Mill Colonnade – The traditional symbol with the hot springs in Karlovy VaryThe structure was built in Pseudo-Renaissance style according to the design of distinguished Czech architect Josef Zítek between the years 1871 and 1881. The Mill Colonnade has a nave, two aisles and measures 132 meters long by 13 meters wide. Twelve statues representing the twelve months of the year sit… Read more »
- Turning Torso – The neo-futurist residential skyscraper in MalmöThe tallest building in Scandinavia was built and is owned by Swedish cooperative association HSB. It is regarded as the first twisted skyscraper in the world. It was designed by Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava and officially opened in 2005. Turning Torso reaches a height of… Read more »
- Basilica of St. Stanislaus and St. Ladislaus – The main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania in VilniusThe first Christian temple is thought to have arisen in this place under King Mindaugas, around the year 1251. That church is believed to have been typically medieval, with traits that were more roman than gothic. Archaeologists have found fragments of its floor, which are on display in the crypt… Read more »
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