The history of Alsace – fifteen centuries of conquest, occupation, and exemptions. This region was a bone of contention between Germany and France. Only in 1918, Alsace was definitively ceded to France. Mix of French and German culture, Alsace has gained its distinctive character, its pronounced individuality. Here, like in a fairy tale: the house of stone and wood, decorated with bright colors, Catholic churches, splashing fountains, winding streets of villages, castles, wine cellars, storks on the roofs, dilapidated castles, mountain landscapes with vineyards. Alsace cherishes the old traditions and legends. Here on the famous hill of Saint Odile, patron of Alsace, You will be able to witness the preserved grottoes mysterious forest priests of the druids and buildings of the Celtic age . This is one of the sacred places of Alsace, preserving the memory of the miraculous healing of the blind daughter of the Duke of Itingana (VII century), who founded a monastery here and later became the patron Saint of Alsace. This monastery is still a place of pilgrimage, and in the scenic foothills still has the key of water, which according to ancient belief the vision returns. Continue reading
Moscow — a surprisingly cosmopolitan city, where old mansions coexist with modern buildings of glass and metal, narrow, cobbled streets are almost side by side with wide avenues. This Grand metropolis promises an exciting sightseeing holiday for culture lovers, unbridled joy for fans of nightlife and lots of activities for the youngest guests of the Russian capital. No matter for what purpose the traveller arrives in Moscow: business, shopping, or simply rest, in this city there is a worthy lesson for any guest.
What to do in Moscow
To describe all the sights of Moscow impossible: the world-famous art galleries, picturesque parks and renowned theatres, and magnificent architectural ensembles. To start exploring the city with his heart — the red square, where stands majestically the Kremlin, the striking colors of the domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and recalls the dark past a place of execution. If you go with red square towards the Plaza of the Revolution, we will see the monumental building of the Bolshoi theatre. He just recently opened after reconstruction and has again opened its doors to lovers of Opera and ballet. Lovers of architecture will find a walk through the old streets of Moscow, which, like a cobweb, covered the whole of the city centre. Right behind Ballimaran runs street the Kuznetsk Bridge, which can go down to Bolshaya Dmitrovka and then go to Kamergersky lane, where in the evenings street performers play and waiting for its guests with its cosy restaurants with international cuisine. Continue reading
Hotels may be different, there is not only romantic and luxurious, but also unusual hotels . able to instill fear in their guests. Anyone who suffers from night terrors, or often feels nervous excitement, it would be better to advise to stay away from these terrible hotels. But for those who literally live by a thirst for thrills, in particular, dreams about encounters with the supernatural and mysterious, these hotels can be the the necessary adventure been searching for and waiting for. Just remember to lock the door, and keep a powerful flashlight next to the bed!
Tel unusual about of fear in Shanghai
At first glance, in the Shanghai hotel “Holiday Inn” there is nothing strange and terrible. But everything will change in the moment when you decide to take a dip in the hotel pool, because it will be like swimming in a new place. Glass pool bottom extends above the streets of the city at the height of 24 floors up! And all that will keep you from terrible nightmare of falling is a clear piece of reinforced glass, which seems just a thin partition, not able to save you from death. The pool length is 320 meters, 320 meters of fear and panic. “Yes, of course, Mr. architect, that was a great idea! Why not quit there yet and the alligator to trigger additional tremors? ” Continue reading