Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nº 4: London

Hello my friends, here I am again bringing you this beautiful city that of course everybody knows :)

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. Situated at the banks of the Tamesis river, at the southeast of the United Kingdom island.

London is a leading global city, with strenghts in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, etc. All contribuiting to its prominence. It is the world's largest financial centre alongside New York City.

London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2010 Greater London had an official population of  7.825.200, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union.


Tourism is one of London's prime industries and employs the equivalent of 350.000 full-time workers in London in 2003, while annual expenditure by tourists is around 15 billion.

Most popular attractions in London:

British Museum:

With its Greek columns of air cover, the building of the British Museum, built primarily by Robert Smirke, houses over 50.000 pieces, some exposed temporarily.
It has large ethnographic collections, with more than 350.000 objects, representing the cultures of indigenous peoples in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Oceania and the Americas.
It has a magnificent area dedicated to the art of the Near East, with bas-reliefs of the Assyrian palaces, and beautiful elements of Iran and Mesopotamia.

National Gallery:
The National Gallery is the main public gallery in britain and has one of the finest collections of European art of the continent before 1900. And what better about it? Admission is free.

Natural History Museum: 
Natural History Museum of london is located in Cromwell Road, very close to the subway stop in North Kensington and near the Museum of Science. It is well connected with metro lines, so its easy to get there. In addition, if you drive, there is parking avalaible. It is open daily (except 24 and 26 December) , From 10:00 am to 17:30 pm.

London Eye: 
London Eye, is an incredible vantage point, completed in 1999 and opened in March 2000. Until the Star of Nanchang opened in May 2006 and then the Singapore Flyer in 2008, was consireded the largest Ferris wheel in the world.viewpoint.

Tower of London:
The Tower of London is one of the main attractions of the English capital, and that this fortress which dates its origins in 1066 is a formidable complex of the fortress, a palace, dungeons, chapels and several museums that dwell in its 7 hectares. 
In addition, the Tower of London has great treasure inside, and here live the famous Crown Jewels, the great appeal with the complex itself from the Tower of London.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Third! Moscow!

Hello guys i'm back again, finally got a day off due to elections ^^ and i'm bringing you one of the cities that i like the most, mainly architectury speaking, Moscu.

Moscow is the capital city of Russia and one of its federal cities.
Populated with 10.562.100 permanently habitants, Moscow is the most populated Russian city, and European.
It is also an important economic center. At year 2008 Moscow was named the most expensive city of the world for 3 years in a row.


There is many arquitecture styles in Moscow, from rennaisance buildings to barroc and modern architecture.
At the historical center of Moscu, most of the buildings are prerevolutionary, their construction date from latest XIX century and begin of XX century.

Moscu Kremblin
The Kremlin in Moscow covers an area of 28 hectares and is surrounded by a red brick wall of 2235 meters in leght. In the center are three beautiful cathedrals. The Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Michael's Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Annunciation. There is not too much space between these cathedrals.

Musem of National History:

This Museum is one of the most important museums in Russia. It was built in 1872 by order of Emperor Alexander II. This Museum is located in front of the Red Square, it is also important because it is considered the National Treasure of Russia, In this museum are located all pre historical relics if the tribes that inhabited this country.


GUM are the central warehouses of Moscow. A very beautiful building from the late XIX century.

Also noteworthy is the Lenin Mausoleum, 1930 and Gallows, the XVI century, to give public reading at the most important decrees of the authorities, but later was also used for execution of prisoners.

St. Basil's Cathedral and Monument to Minin and Pozharsky:

St. Basil's Cathedral was built between 1555 and 1561 by order of Ivan the Terrible. Before her is a bronze statue of Kuzma Minin and dedicated to Dmitri Pozharsky sumbolizing the Russian national feeling, as these characters are identified as the great heroes of the expulsion in 1612 of Polish and Lithuanian invaders. The statue was inaugurated in 1818, after defeating a new invader, Napoleon.

Bolshoy Theatre:

Bolshoi's company was founded in 1776 by P. Ursov and M. Maddox. After three years representing his works in a private, acquired the Petrovsky Theatre, where act until a fire destroyed the campus in 1805. The present building was built in 1825 on the remains of the theater Petrovsky, designed by architect Osip Ivanovich Bovet. It is, after La Scala, the largest theater in Europe.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Second: Sydney!

Sydney is the most populous and largest city of Australia, is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. The metropolitan area is populated by 4.5 million people.
In 2010, Sydney was ranked 7th in Asia and 28th worldwide for economic innovation in the Innovation Cities Top 100 Indes by innovation agency 2thinknow.
Sydney also is among the Top 10 most liveable cities in the world according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting and The Economist. (one of the reasons why is here)


Sydney has a reputation as an international centre for commerce, arts, fashion, culture, entertainment, music, education and tourism. making it one of GaWC's Alpha + world cities.

Sydney is well endowed with open spaces and acces to waterways, and has many natural areas, even in the city centre, within the CBD are the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Initiated by the local Chinese community to share their rich cultural heritage and celebrate Australia's 1988 Bicentenary, the Chinese Garden is the result of a close bond of friendship and cooperation between the sister cities of Sydney and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, China.

Hyde Park:

This is the biggest Sydney's park, situated in the east part of the city, next to the Financial City where the skycrapers and biggest buildings are situated.

The Domain:

The park was built in response to the growing demand by workers and residents for inner city recreation space. The park features indoor and outdoor multi use courts, and 8-lane 50-metre pool, a leisure pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a gym, an indoor recreation centre, meeting rooms and children's play area.

Royal Botanic Gardens: 

The Royal Botanic Gardens is a place of natural beauty, where peope come for peace, relaxation, educatioin; and to learn about plants and horticulture. The surrounding parkland of the Domain is a place for sport, entertainment and recreation. The National Herbarium of NSW - centre for plant conservation & research - is located within the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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