Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Visit the Medina Azahara Cordoba

Viernes, octubre 7th, 2011

If your tourism trip to Cordoba, in Andalusia, you want to delve into the history of the Umayyad caliphate, which once made this Andalusian city on the most advanced in Europe, as well as see the famous Mosque, you should visit Medina Azahara.

the Medina Azahara

Photography by ulybug

The archaeological remains of Medina Azahara, palace city built by Abd ar-Rahman III from 936, find them on the side of a hill, 10 kilometers west of Cordoba. (más…)

The ten most amazing and mysterious places in the world

Lunes, septiembre 5th, 2011

Travel and see the world creates a special feeling in everyone. But there are places that have the characteristic of special feelings arouse more than others, either by his greatness, his majesty or rarity, the fruit of human or natural creation.

Special places of the world

Photography by Rennett Stowe

It is those “special places” of the world, conveying great power to inspire travelers and their amazement, shock and awe. So today is a list of ten “places that have a meaning or significance either by their own stories, the mysteries that surround them or simply because they are sites of unique beauty and unique”. (más…)

The fascinating history of Bernadotte

Martes, agosto 30th, 2011

On a recent trip to Pau (France) gave a modest museum that shows how a normal man could reach the top. Today we tell a story that would be a legend if it were not, however incredible it may seem, is true.

Bernadotte

Photography by girolame

It all starts on January 26, 1763 when the current number 8 Tran Street in the city of Pau (France) Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was born. In 1780, after the death of his father, he enlisted in the army. Not being of noble origin military career seemed to have a short run and that given his condition could never be official. (más…)

Easter Island its origins dating

Sábado, abril 30th, 2011

With triangle and each vertex a volcano (Terevaka, Puakatike and Rano Kau), Easter Island offers a unique and endemic fauna make it a place unlike anything seen before. Its hills, tinged with a yellowish green scorched by the sun and windswept almost nonstop we offer miles and miles of visibility, a horizon almost as wide as the ocean that surrounds it, by the total absence of trees.

Easter Island

Photography by Alex Grechman

Deforestation is another of the great mysteries of the island. As they have found evidence of palm groves and tropical plants, some geographers point to the lack of rain or the “Little Ice Age” that occurred between 1650 and 1850 as guilty of extermination of the native flora. Others believe that the most likely reason is the arrival of man. The overcrowding crisis suffered by the island affected both the culture and history of the Rapa Nui people as its vegetation gradually exterminated. (más…)

The Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Viernes, abril 22nd, 2011

Imagine Germany. Imagine a cold day in December. Try now travel back in time and space. To the small town of Oranienburg, north of the Brandenburg region, 30 kilometers from Berlin. Walk now for 20 minutes at minus 15 degrees in temperature, while watching how your feet are sinking slowly in the virgin snow that leads from the tiny train station to your destination, Sachsenhausen, where have you been told that a new hopeful life awaits.

The Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Fotografía por cavorite

Everything may seem idyllic through the door that leads to the wire, where the clock still points to 11 in the morning and flakes of snow fall harmoniously to the rhythm of the needles to mark the passing time, just 70 years ago. (más…)

The mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku

Viernes, marzo 4th, 2011

The world’s largest mausoleum is in the Japanese city of Sakai, southeast of Osaka. Most tourists who come to Japan through Kansai International Airport go directly to Kyoto or Osaka, unaware that very near the airport there is an interesting city rich in history and culture: Sakai.

The mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku

Photography by www.city.sakai.lg.jp

In Sakai are preserved almost a hundred burial mounds shows that Japan was ruled by powerful kings and emperors in early AD. These great lords appear referenced in the old history books in China and in the chronicles Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, but are also attached to their magnificent tombs many small mound tombs of nobles who once formed the elite of medieval society Japanese. (más…)

Visiting the Mayan city of Palenque

Lunes, febrero 21st, 2011

In our virtual tour through Mexico, we will go to one of the amazing places to explore and its main attraction being the ruins of the city. This site hosts a magic fusion of history and nature. In the state of Chiapas, but out of the mountains are hidden San Cristobal de las Casas and San Juan Chamula and closer and the Riviera Maya is Palenque, with its brutal archaeological site in the middle of the jungle.

Mayan Ruins

Photography by SN#1

Archaeological ruins of Palenque:

You can reach Palenque San Cristobal de las Casas with a local travel agency that can help us with the two-day package tour in which we can include a visit to the waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha, the ruins Maya of Palenque and sleep on site accommodation and the next day visiting the ruins of Bonampaq and Yaxchilan. (más…)

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