Calm Venetian night. I enjoy walking in the streets at night. Venetian streets are absolutely magical at night when crowds of the tourists are gone. There are so many great places to explore here.
This city hasn’t been changed much in the past 500 years. This is unbelievable but true! It’s great to get lost in the streets of Venice at night.
An average of 50,000 tourists per day visit the historic center of Venice.
It was primarily prestigious to have your own tower in medieval Bologna. The higher and bigger the tower was, the richer was its owner. What is it for and what to do with it, didn’t matter at all. In 12-13 centuries, Bologna had 80-100 towers, according to some sources. Now the city has less than 20 towers.
On this photo you can see two most famous towers in Bologna. The higher one is Azinelli (97 m), and the lower one is Garizenda (48 m). As you can see the two towers are inclined. They are supported by special cables strung around them from collapsing.
You can climb the top of the Azinelli – it is the best observation deck overlooking the city. Do not miss the chance to see whole Bologna from the top!
Bologna is the culinary capital of Italy.
This shot I made on the day of my birthday in 2012 in Crete. This time nature has made me a great gift. There is an amazing starry sky on this island. Just a little drive from the built-up area and you are getting the opportunity to watch a magnificent starry sky with many galaxies and nebulae.
There are at Least 10 Billion Trillion Stars in the Universe. That’s a very big number. As the scientists say, there are probably more stars in existence than grains of sand on all of the world’s beaches. Imagine only! If only 1% of those stars had Earth-like planets, the universe would literally be teeming with life.
Everything is wrapped in history in Rome. For example, here is the bridge more than 530 years old. It was built in 1479, that is before America was discovered. Only think about this! And it is still in use. Imagine only how many people have passed on it at all times. And this bridge is still in a great shape!!!
This bridge was built on the site of an old ruined Roman bridge Pons Aurelius. People are using same place to cross the river for about 2000 years!
Amazing city with its own unique atmosphere. I enjoy walking in the city at night. The crowds are slowly dwindling away into the night from the streets, so you can feel deeper the atmosphere and the essence of the city. Unlike other cities, the Old Amsterdam has changed a little over the last hundred years. And that makes Amsterdam especially attractive.
Amsterdam is built entirely on poles. Its soil consists of a thick layer of clay. Therefore all buildings are built on wooden poles that are fixed in a sandy layer that is about 10 meters deep. The Royal Palace at Dam Square is built on no less than about 13,700 wooden poles.