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- Draisine – One of the forerunners of the bicycle is being exhibited in HeidelbergThe “wooden horse”, also called Laufmaschine, was invented by Karl Freiherr von Drais around 1820 and is powered by the rider’s feet on the ground instead of the pedals of later bicycles. The first Laufmaschine was invented by the German inventor in Mannheim in 1817 and then patented in France… Read more »
- Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo – A small religious treasure in the heart of LuganoThe structure was built between 1640 and 1642 on a project by Giovanni Angelo Galassini and Antonio Castelli, on commission of the confraternity named after San Carlo Borromeo. It was restored, but deprived of the right side, in 1950. The façade, made by the Curieglian Domenico Fontana, dates back to… Read more »
- Władysław Szpilman – The real Pianist rests in WarsawA Polish pianist and classical composer of Jewish descent. Szpilman is widely known as the central figure in the 2002 Roman Polanski film The Pianist, which was based on Szpilman’s autobiographical account of how he survived the German occupation of Warsaw and the Holocaust. Szpilman studied piano in Berlin and… Read more »
- Flagg Grove School – The Child School of Tina Turner in BrownsvilleThe great singer was born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, the youngest daughter of Floyd Richard Bullock and his wife Zelma Priscilla. The family lived in the nearby rural unincorporated community of Nutbush, Tennessee. Bullock had two older sisters, Evelyn Juanita Currie and Ruby Alline Bullock. As young children,… Read more »
- Royal Shakespeare Theatre – The world’s most suitable amphitheater for performing Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-AvonThe theatre opened next to the River Avon in 1879, after local brewer, Charles Flower donated the land and launched a campaign to build a theatre in the town. Originally called the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, it is a theatre with over 1,000 seats owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated… Read more »
- Kalmar Castle – One of Sweden’s best preserved renaissance castles in KalmarDuring the twelfth century a defense tower was built on the site where castle now stands. At the end of the thirteenth century during, the reign of King Magnus III, additional towers and a ring wall were built. The large square Guard Tower contained the original main entrance. The… Read more »
- Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic – The “acoustical gem” in SzczecinThe idea to build a new music hall in the place where the old Concert Hall (Konzerthaus) used to be located came about in 2004. Three years later a contest to present of a new Philharmonic was opened. From the offers of about forty studios from all over the… Read more »
- Chicago Stadium – The famous former indoor arena in ChicagoThe Stadium was first proposed by Chicago sports promoter Paddy Harmon. Harmon wanted to bring an NHL team to Chicago, but he lost out to American businessman and soldier Col. Frederic McLaughlin. This team would soon be known as the Chicago Black Hawks. Harmon then went on to at least… Read more »
- Spiš Castle – One of the largest castle sites in Central Europe in Spišské PodhradieThe Romanesque stone castle was built in the twelfth century on the site of an earlier castle. It was the political, administrative, economic and cultural center of Szepes County of the Kingdom of Hungary. Before 1464, it was owned by the kings of Hungary, until the time of King Matthias… Read more »
- Louwman Museum – The world’s oldest private car collection from the 19th century in The HagueThe collection of over two hundred cars has been assembled by two generations of the Louwman family. The collection was founded in 1934 with the purchase of a 20-year-old Dodge by Dodge importer Pieter Louwman, the father of the current owner. In 1969, the collection of Mr. Geerlig Riemer was… Read more »
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