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Lucerne is a city in the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland, the most populous town in Central Switzerland, Lucerne City Profile, on the shores of Lake LucerneContinue reading
Flag of Lucerne
The Flag of Lucerne is divided Horizontally into equal parts White and Blue. Luzern was a sovereign state within the Holy Roman Empire since 1241. Lucerne joined the Swiss Confederation in 1332. The first documented evidence of the blue-white flag is from 1386, and a seal of 1354 shows the blue-white arms divided vertically.
The vertical division of the coat of arms has been explained as due to a gonfalon type of banner used by Lucerne, hung from a horizontal crossbar, which was also used as a flagstaff so that the flag was turned by 90 degrees when carried in battle.
Fun and Interesting facts about Ostend
Comic Le Bal Du Rat Mort is about a dreadful invasion of rats and its set in Ostend.
Ostend is connected to Bruges and Ghent by Canals.
Ostend was the last Dutch stronghold in Belgium in 1583.
During World War I Ostend was a major German Submarine base until the sinking of the British blockship Vindictive sealed the port in 1918.
Ostend has been used as a film location by a number of directors, movies: Place Vendôme, Armaguedon and Ex Drummer.
Ostend has over five and a half miles of sandy beaches.
Ostend is part of the Flanders region in Belgium and is the 9th biggest city in Flanders by Population.
Ostend is only 6 meters above sea level.
During a Three years siege in 1604, Ostend was left totally destroyed by the Spaniards under the Ambrogio Spinola.
Ostend was given communal charter in 1267. (List of all Belgium cities communal charters)
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Belgium is a European Country that’s part of the European Union, has an area of 11,787 sq mi and Population over 11 Million. The Biggest city by Population and size is Brussels, Brussels hosts the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, and European Council.
Belgium is divided into three main Regions: Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. Flanders and Wallonia are divided into five sections.
- Flanders: West and East Flanders, Antwerp, Limburg and Flemish Brabant.
- Wallonia: Hainaut, Luxembourg, Namur, Liege and Wallon on Brabant.
List of Belgium Cities by Alphabetical order
|City||Province||Population 2017||Communal Charter|
|Limbourg (nl, de: Limburg)||Liège||5,990|
|Liège (nl: Luik)||Liège||197,885|
The Lighthouse of Genoa also called Lanterna and is situated on the hill of San Benigno, stands at 249 feet and is the worlds fifth tallest lighthouse and is the second tallest “traditional” lighthouse, the lighthouse was built by Masonry in 1128.
Since 1543 and until 1902 when the Île Vierge was built, it was the tallest lighthouse in the world. Considered as a whole with the natural rock on which it stands, as it is commonly perceived and represented, its height is 383 feet.
The lighthouse had two purposes one is to be a warning signal and as a fortification, during the middle ages, it was isolated from the city walls and only until the 17th century it came part of a defensive walls.
The most significant restoration work was performed in the 16th during the French domination of Genoa. Louis XII decreed that a fortress had to be built on the Lighthouse cape.
Despite inevitable damages, the Lighthouse remained intact during World War Two, an extraordinary fact, considering that Genoa was repeatedly bombarded from the day following Italy’s declaration of war in 1940.
You can find a beautiful and large coat of arms painted on its lower part of the tower, red cross and a white background.
Its the only lighthouse to have a keeper and is known as the most important lighthouse in Italy, it’s been operating for over 9 centuries, you can see its light from a distance of 50 kilometers.
The public can enter the Lighthouse and go up to 172 steps until it becomes a restricted area as the light house is operated by the military.
Address: Rampa della Lanterna, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
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Florence Cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore and designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and construction began in 1296 had finished in 1368, it took 72 years to build. The Cathedral is fully covered by coloured marbles except for the façade that remained unfinished and was terminated only in the 19th century.
A number of areas within the Cathedral were not finished, such as the Dome, which only the frame known as the Polygonal base was built.
One of the most remarkable features of the outside of the building is the socalled “Porta della Mandorla”, “della Mandorla” means almond, it was given this name due to the large aureole around the figure of the Virgin sculptured.
Few sculptures which were made for the cathedral have been moved to the Museo dell´Opera del Duomo.
The internal walls of the dome, which have recently been restored, were fresco between 1572 and 1579 by Giorgio Vasari.
Climbing to the top of the Dome can be one amazing experience, There are 463 steps to the highest point of the dome and the bottom floor are all completely different, the Dome is also the largest masonry structure in the world, weighing over 40,000 tons and standing over 10 stories high.
The archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence is currently Giuseppe Betori. (2017)
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Construction started: September 9, 1296
- Arnolfo di Cambio
- Filippo Brunelleschi
- Emilio De Fabris
- Italian Gothic
- Gothic Revival
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Length: 153 metres
Width: 90 metres
Nave width: 38 metres
Height: 114.5 metres
Floor area: 8,300 square metres
Materials: Marble, brick
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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Co-ordinations: 43°46′23.1″N 11°15′22.4″E