Photographs of Bari

Photographs of Bari

Bari is in the Puglia region, it’s the capital city of that region and a port city located on the Adriatic Sea, it’s the second largest city in the south of Italy, after Naples, being a historic city with stunning buildings and sites, really gives it that roman look, this city is also popular with students.

Statistics and information 

  • Elevation: 5 m (16 ft)
  • Time Zone:
  • Patron saint: Saint Nicholas
  • Official site: comune.bari.it
  • The church of San Nicola, founded in 1087 to receive the relics of the saint.

Photographs

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Location

 Bari, Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, Italy 

Photographs of Alicante

photographs Alicante, Spain

Alicante beautiful city known for its stunning castle that has a hilltop view of the beautiful Mediterranean cost, with ‘white coast’ beaches.

the hot temperature also attracts tourists to this destination.

This port city is located on the southeastern coast blance, and is the capital city of the Alicante province.

Statistics and information 

  • Both Spanish and “Valenciano”  languages are spoken in Alicante.
  • The name Costa Blanca, which means “white coast,”
  • The Romans named Alicante “Lucentum,” which means “City of Light”
  • Average Yearly Temperature: 18ºC (65º F)
  • Size Alicante Province: 5.816M square meters.
  • Annual Rainfall: 267mm a year.
  • Mean Altitude: 3m above sea level.
  • Hours of Sun a Year: 3008.

Photographs

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Location

 Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain

Photographs of Florence

Isolatedtraveller Photographs of Florence

Florence a beautiful city once a wealthy city, it has slowly became a famous tourist spot, with over 10 million people visiting the city every year, it’s the capital city of Tuscany region, known for its masterpieces of renaissance art and architecture.

Information and Statistics 

Elevation 50 m
Area: 102.41 km2
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Official site: comune.fi.it
Florence is the Capital city of the region of Tuscany.
The people of Florence are called Florentines, or Fiorentino in Italian.

Photographs

Photos of Florence, Italy

Photos of Florence, Italy

Photos of Florence, Italy

Photos of Florence, Italy

Photos of Florence, Italy

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Photos of Florence, Italy

Photos of Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Photographs of Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Photographs of Florence, Italy

Photographs of Florence, Italy

Location

 Florence, Italy

43°47′N 11°15′E

City of Utrecht

City of Utrecht

City of Utrecht 

Utrecht is known as one of the oldest cities and has a rich history, being one of the most important cities in Netherlands, it is the pride and enjoy of a beautiful nation. The structures and architecture can be dated as far back as High middle ages.

The location of the city really gives it that advantage, located in a central position it is the hub of transport for both road and rail way transport.

The population of youth is also high, as University of Utrecht is the largest University in the Netherlands, and has a population of 40,000 students, making it a very vibrant city, with lots of opportunities.

Motto: “‎Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos”

Facts and Figures 

There are 12 archaeological national heritage sites.

There are about 159 different nationalities

Elevation: 16ft

Postcode: 3450–3455, 3500–3585

Surface Area: 99 km²

Hotels: 50 | Restaurants: 350 | Cafés:150 | Universities & Colleges: 7 | Museums:13 | Theatres/ Concert halls: 14

It is home to the main offices of both the Catholic and Protestant faiths.

Photographs

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Location

List of All Caves Located In England

List of All Caves Located In England

Deepest Caves in England:

1 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu      Length (km)  60.644  |  Vertical Range (m):  291  |  Region: South Wales
2 Three Counties System   Length (km): 86.619 | Vertical Range (m): 253   | Region: Northern Dales
3 Peak Cavern – Speedwell Cavern | Length (km) : 17.75    | Vertical Range (m):248 | Region:Peak District
4 Ogof Daren Cilau System   Length (km) :28 |  Vertical Range (m): 232  |  Region:South Wales
5 Charterhouse Cave     Length (km) : 5.218  |  Vertical Range (m): 228 |  Region: Mendip
6 Giants Hole – Oxlow Caverns   Length (km) :5.12 |  Vertical Range (m): 211 |  Region: Peak District
7 Penyghent Pot   Length (km) :5.2 |  Vertical Range (m): 196  |  Region: Northern Dales
8 Reyfad – Pollnacrom – Polltullybrack Length (km) : 6.7  |  Vertical Range (m):193 | Region:Co. Fermanagh
9 Gaping Gill System     Length (km) : 21  |  Vertical Range (m): 192 |  Region: Northern Dales
10 Wookey Hole      Length (km): 3.66  |  Vertical Range (m):182   |  Region: Mendip

The Reigate Caves

The Reigate Caves
Address: Tunnel Road, Reigate RH2 9AY /// official site: reigatecaves.com/

The Chislehurst Caves

The Chislehurst Caves
Address: Caveside Cl, Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5NL /// chislehurst-caves.co.uk

Charterhouse Cave

Charterhouse Cave
Address: Mendip Hills in Somerset /// company.ltd.uk/

Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole Caves
Address: The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB /// wookey.co.uk

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu
Location: Upper Swansea Valley /// ogof.net

The Three Counties System

The Three Counties System
Location: North-West England ///yorkshiredales.org.uk

Peak Cavern

Peak Cavern
Address: Peak District National Park, Peak Cavern Rd, Hope Valley S33 8WS ///peakcavern.co.uk

Blaenau Ffestiniog – Bounce Below

Blaenau Ffestiniog – Bounce Below
Address: Ffestiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB ///zipworld.co.uk

Peak District

Blue John Cavern

Blue John Cavern
Address: Mam Tor, Peak District National Park, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WA /// bluejohn-cavern.co.uk

Great Masson Cavern

Great Masson Cavern
location: Heights of Abraham, Matlock, Derbyshire, England. ///heightsofabraham.com

Great Rutland Cavern

Great Rutland Cavern
location: Heights of Abraham, Matlock, Derbyshire, England. ///heightsofabraham.com

Oxlow Cavern

Oxlow Cavern
Location: Castleton, Derbyshire, England /// peakdistrictcaving.info

Poole’s Cavern

Poole's Cavern
Address: Green Ln, Buxton SK17 9DH ///poolescavern.co.uk

Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern
Address: Peak District National Park, Winnats Rd, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WA ///speedwellcavern.co.uk

Thor’s Cave, Staffordshire

Thor's Cave, Staffordshire
Address: Peak District National Park, Wetton, Ashbourne DE6 2AF peakdistrictinformation.com

Titan

Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern
Address: Peak District National Park, Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WP ///bluejohnstone.com

Mendip Hills

Aveline’s Hole

Aveline's Hole
Location: Mendip Hills, Somerset, England///historicengland.org.uk

Cox’s cave

Cox's cave
Address: Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3QF///cheddargorge.co.uk

Eastwater Cavern

Eastwater Cavern
Location address: United Kingdom, Mendip //

Goatchurch Cavern

Goatchurch Cavern
Location: Burrington Combe ///adventurecaving.co.uk

Gough’s Cave

Gough's Cave
Address: Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cheddar BS27 3QF ///cheddargorge.co.uk

Lamb Leer

Lamb Leer
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Longwood Swallet

Longwood Swallet
Location Charterhouse, Somerset, UK ///mcra.org.uk

Manor Farm Swallet

Manor Farm Swallet
Location Somerset, UK ///mcra.org.uk

Pierre’s Pot

Pierre's Pot
Location Burrington Combe ///mcra.org.uk

Reservoir Hole

Reservoir Hole
Location: Cheddar, Somerset, England ///mcra.org.uk

Rhino Rift

Rhino Rift
Location Charterhouse, Somerset, UK ///mcra.org.uk

Shatter Cave

Shatter Cave
Location Stoke St Michael, UK

St Cuthbert’s Swallet

St Cuthbert's Swallet
Location: Priddy ///bec-cave.org.uk

Stoke Lane Slocker

Stoke Lane Slocker
Location: Stoke St Michael ///

Swildon’s Hole

Swildon's Hole
Location: Priddy, Somerset, England ///adventurecaving.co.uk/

Thrupe Lane Swallet

Location Croscombe, Somerset

South Devon

Kent’s Cavern

Kent's Cavern
Address: 91 Ilsham Rd, Torquay TQ1 2JF ///kents-cavern.co.uk

Pridhamsleigh Cavern, Ashburton

Address: A38, Newton Abbot TQ13 7JJ
Reed’s Cave

List of All Caves Located In England 12
location: Higher Kiln Quarry near Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor, Devon.///pengellytrust.org

Yorkshire Dales

Alum Pot
Aquamole Pot
Bar Pot, Gaping Gill
Boxhead Pot
Big Meanie (See Death’s Head Hole)
The Buttertubs
Crackpot Cave
Coal Hole Entrance (See Short Drop Cave)
Death’s Head Hole
Disappointment Pot, Gaping Gill
Ease Gill Caverns
Eden Sike Cave, Mallerstang
Flood Entrance Pot, Gaping Gill
Gaping Gill
Gavel Pot
Great Douk Cave
Goyden Pot
Great Douk Cave
Ingleborough Cave
It’s a Cracker (See Lost Pot)
Jib Tunnel
Juniper Gulf
Langcliffe Pot
Long Churn Caves
Lost John’s Cave
Long Drop Cave
Lost Pot
Manchester Hole
Marilyn, Gaping Gill (See Disappointment Pot)
Mossdale Caverns
Motley Pot, Gaping Gill (See Disappointment Pot)
New Goyden Pot
OBJ Pot, Gaping Gill (See Flood Entrance Pot)
Oddmire Pot (See Langcliffe Pot)
Rat Hole, Gaping Gill
Rat Hole Sink, Gaping Gill (See Rat Hole)
Rift Entrance (See Short Drop Cave)
Rowten Pot
Rumbling Beck Cave (See Rumbling Hole)
Rumbling Hole
Short Long Drop Cave (see Long Drop Cave)
Simpson Pot
Short Drop Cave
Skirwith Cave
Small Mammal Pot, Gaping Gill (See Bar Pot)
Stile Pot, Gaping Gill (See Bar Pot)
Stream Passage Pot, Gaping Gill
Stump Cross Caverns
Three Counties System
Wades Entrance, Gaping Gill (See Flood Entrance Pot)
Weathercote Cave
White Scar Caves
Yordas Cave
Yordas Pot (See Yordas Cave)

Other areas

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags
Address: Crags Rd, Creswell, Worksop S80 3LH ///reswell-crags.org.uk

Kirkdale Cave, North York Moors

Kirkdale Cave, North York Moors
Location Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire, England///north-york-moors.com

Mother Ludlam’s Cave, Moor Park, Farnham, Surrey

Mother Ludlam's Cave
Address: Moor Park, Farnham

Dog Hole Cave, Cumbria

Dog Hole Cave, Cumbria
Location Storth, Cumbria, England

Pate Hole, Cumbria

Pate Hole, Cumbria
location Asby Gill 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of Great Asby in Cumbria, England. It is 970 metres (3,180 ft) long and has a vertical range of 33 metres (108 ft).

Slaughter Stream Cave, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Location: Berry Hill, Forest of Dean, United Kingdom

Access: Gated. Key and permit required. Contact RFDCC
Heathery Burn Cave, Stanhope, County Durham

Heathery Burn Cave, Stanhope, County Durham
Location: near Stanhope, County Durham

Pen Park Hole, Bristol
Location‎: ‎Southmead, Bristol, UK

Excalibur Pot, North York Moors

Location: Keldholme, North Yorkshire, UK

Holi Festival of colour and love

Festival of Color

Holi is an ancient Hindu Religious festival, the festival is celebrating the start of spring and the end of winter however it also celebrates the victory of good over evil, Holi is religious festival that Hindus father start of the night before Holi, perform rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray, so their internal evil is destroyed.

However in recent years this festival has been turned more in to a festival of colour and love, where people smear colored powder over each other and dance under water sprinklers and even use water balloons and water guns, it doesn’t matter who you are, you will be coated in colored powder by everyone.

The festival has spread and is now celebrated world wide, bringing people together.

Holi 2018 will begin in the evening of Thursday, 1st March and ends in the evening of Friday, 2nd March.

Facts & Information 

In India all social divides are suspended during Holi, as people of all castes and ages celebrate the festival together.

Observances: Festival of Colors
Type of holiday: Religious celebration
Featured in religions: Hinduism

Traditionally gulals were made from flowers, spices and other natural substances, but now they are mostly synthetic.

Moisturising well before Holi can help prevent the gulal from staining the skin, although clothes are all but certain to be ruined.

Holi has it’s origin in India which marked the welcome of spring and end of Winter, and is a national holiday, celebrated across of all of India.

It is a festival of colors which symbolizes love and welcomes new beginning.

Holi brings people from all classes and background together thus removing signs of inequality.

Festival of Colour and love

Location of the Festival World Wide

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Holi Festival isn’t as religious as it might of hoped to be but more of a music and art festival, not keeping with the routes and making more of a music festival with colour.

Berlin

European first Holi Festival was held in METAXA Beach,Germany however it does keep to the traditional roots of the Indian festival but adding Music and Arts twist to it.

Cape Town

open-air festivals that use eco-friendly, safe, coloured powders, thrown in the air to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.

London

29th July, Festival of Colours in Wembley Park,London

India 

In the Braj region of India, where the Hindu deity Krishna grew up

Sadabell

is a town located 20 kilometeres of Barcelona and celebrates the festival of colour but stays true to its origins with colour, white outfits, music and food.

Festival of Colour and Love

Photographs of Seville

Photographs of Seville

Seville located in the southwest of Spain, is the capital city of Andalusia region, and is well known for its flamenco dancing.

Some major landmarks include the the Gothic cathedral where Christopher Columbus’s tomb is located at, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring, Alcázar castle complex, the Giralda tower for a spectacular view of the city and among other beautiful and unique buildings.

Legend says that Seville was founded by Hercules and is linked with an old tartessian civilization.

Statistics and facts

Seville has 11 districts, further divided into 108 neighborhoods
Average Yearly Temperature 25ºC (77ºF)
Geography Southwest Spain
Population Approx. 705,000
The town has a hot Mediterranean climate with more than 300 days of sun a year.
Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain.
Seville is home to Flamenco music
Seville is home to the famous Spanish bullfighting.
Two Roman Emperors were born in Seville, Trajan and Hadrian.

Photographs of Seville

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Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle is one of the most renowned landmarks in Paris, its been around for over 700 years and has been a key religious and political influence, the chapel was first intended to house precious Christian relics and Christ’s Crown of thorns which was acquired by Saint Louis.

The chapel only took seven years and was styled in stunning stained glass, with 15 windows at each window being 15 meters high, the stunning glass panes tell the history of the world, which makes it one of the most extensive 13th century collection of stained glass in the world.

The Chapel suffered a number of damages specially during the French revolution and number of fires and a food however during the 1990’s the chapel undergone a number of restorations and a lot of the building that stands is really just a re-creation of the old building however nearly two-thirds of the windows are authentic.

Information

Opened: 26 April 1248 (768 Years Old)
Designated as world heritage site: 1862 (154 years ago)
Architect: Pierre de Montreuil
Architectural styles: Gothic architecture, French Gothic architecture
Number of Seats: Main Hall: 200 Seats
Official Website: sainte-chapelle.fr/

Facts

The chapel, which now attracts more than 900,000 visitors a year but was also visited by Adolf Hitler in June 1940 during his only trip to the French capital.

The structure is 36 meters long, 17 meters wide, and 42.5 meters high.

Sainte-Chapelle was founded by King Louis IX of France

Photographs

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Sainte-Chapelle

 

location

Address: 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

Sagrada Família – Roman Catholic church

Sagrada Familia

The Basílica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is currently under construction and is on its last stage of construction, it will take them approximately 144 years to complete this masterpiece, it’s a large Roman Catholic church and it will be the tallest religious structure in the world.

The construction of Sagrada Família started in 1882 by architect Francisco Paula de Villar, however, Gaudi took over in 1883 after Francisco resigned as the head architect.

Gaudi transformed the Sagrada Família with his own architectural and engineering style, with the combination of curvilinear Art Nouveau and Gothic forms, however in 1926 Gaudi died, with only a quarter of the project being complete, this is why the Sagrada Família needs to be completed in 2026 to coincide with Gaudi death, as it will be 100 years of his death.

The construction of this is only made possible by Private patrons funded the initial stages and money from tourists is now used to pay for the world, and private donations are accepted through the Friends of the Sagrada Famíliam, No support was made by any government or official church sources.

Sagrada Família inside view

Opening Hours

November to February 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
March 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
April to September 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
October 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
December 25th, 26th & January 1st and 6th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Information

  • Construction started: 19 March 1882
  • Completed estimation date: 2026-2028
  • Total number of years for it to be completed in 144 Years (estimate)
  • Height: 172 m
  • Number of Towers: 18 towers planned by Gaudí,  However only eight are completed; four on the Nativity facade and four on the Passion facade.
  • Architectural styles: Art Nouveau, Modernisme, Noucentisme, Spanish Gothic architecture
  • Architects: Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano, Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Bonet I Garí,  Mark Burry, Domènec Sugrañes I Gras, Francesc Cardoner, Francesc Quintana.

Facts

  • Gaudí disliked straight lines and angles because they don’t often appear naturally. Instead, he based his design on the swirling curves of nature.
  • Gaudí believed that no man-made object should be constructed higher than the work of God. This is why the tower is at 170 meters tall which is one meter less than the highest point in Barcelona, Montjuïc hill.
  • The Sagrada Familia has lights all around it, so at night, it glows a bright yellow/gold colour.
  • Sagrada Familia is the largest tourist attraction in Spain.

Photographs

Sagrada Família building

Sagrada Família inside view

Sagrada Família

Location

Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain