Articles with tag: Uritsk Andrey

The history of  Louvre  goes back to the Middle Ages. Initially, it was a fortress built in 1190 by King Philip Augustus to protect  Paris  against the Vikings. At the time of Francis I, its towers were destroyed, and a palace in the Renaissance style was built in their...
I want to tell you about the polar day in ultra-high latitudes.  Svalbard  is located so close to the pole that the polar day and polar night are so pronounced that it became of the main reasons tourists travel to that region. The polar day on Spitsbergen lasts from April 20th to August...
I want to tell you about three historic districts of  Paris  which are close to each other. Here, in the Ile de la Cite, which resembles a boat, Paris was born in the middle of  Seine . You can see the remains of the first buildings in the archaeological excavations of...
This river has a special charm. There are very few cities in Europe which shape is determined by a river. The  Seine  is the main axis of  Paris : all distances are measured from its banks, the numbering of houses begins from the embankments. The Seine divides Paris in...
After a sightseeing tour of Aruba (Aruba - Overseas Territory of the Netherlands. P.1), we went back to the ship for a while, had light lunch and then went to the beach. We saw a wedding photo shoot on the beach - and why not! :) This was a really relaxing trip! The hot sun, the...
After two days at sea, land finally appeared on the horizon - the small island of  Aruba to be exact , located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela. It was opened by the Spaniards in 1499. Before then, Aruba had long been a Dutch colony...
Tuileries Quarter is located between the river and the Paris Opera on the one hand, the Place de la Concorde is to the west, and there’s the Louvre on the east. Graceful squares and austere gardens determine the character of the neighborhood. Monuments to members of the royal family and...
There are two most magnificent streets of Paris in neighborhoods close to the Seine in the north: the Champs Elysees Avenue , where numerous hotels and shops are located, and much more elegant Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where the Elysee Palace is situated. The appearance of the gardens,...
The construction of the magnificent building, which gave the name to the whole quarter, was launched on the orders of Louis 14th in 1670. It was intended for the wounded and homeless veterans, many of whom had lost their livelihoods. The building was completed in 1676. Later the Cathedral des...
The left bank of the Seine has long been associated with poets, philosophers, artists and thinkers of various trends. Latin Quarter is a historic neighborhood located between the Luxembourg Gardens and the River Seine. Countless bookstores, art galleries, and cheap cafes are located here. The...

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