Inside the building
I don’t know exactly how many bridges the heroes of Jerome K. Jerome’s book “Three in a Boat” sailed, but I counted at least 4 bridges that already existed then: Chelsea Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge and Tower Bridge. These four and seven more bridges cross the River Thames, flowing through the city.
Built in 1916, it became London’s first tramway bridge. At the edges of the bridge are bronze figures representing Agriculture, Architecture, Fine Arts, Education and Science. An illustration of the creative principle of man is the Tate Art Gallery, built to decorate the bridge. The gallery received its first 65 paintings from the aristocracy of the 20th century. Today in the halls of the gallery are thousands of paintings and sculptures, a real national collection from the Renaissance to the present day. Continue reading
Everyone will like Australia: those who seek ordinary relaxation on the ocean, and fans of cultural expeditions, and lovers of wildlife. In this article – the most popular events and places in Australia that you need to consider when you vacation.
The city of Sydney is the first thing that tourists think about when they travel to this continent. The Sydney Opera House, whose construction was completed in the 1960s, is undoubtedly one of the country’s main cultural icons. Even if you are not a fan of the opera, it is worth a visit – the unique design and excellent acoustics will amaze even tourists not experienced in music. Continue reading
Nowadays, you no longer need to be a special royal blood or a rich feudal lord to live in the castle. Now that many of the former residences of rulers who have sunk into oblivion have been turned into hotels, anyone can feel like a king or queen. The fact that castles become hotels is easily explained: the maintenance of such large-scale buildings requires a lot of money, therefore, states are often ready to transfer them to private hands.
Contrary to popular belief, you can stay at the castle-hotel for very little money. Even in the best hotels in England, where guests are entertained, for example, by falconry, the price per night usually does not exceed $ 150-300. Lower rank hotels offer rooms for $ 100, $ 60, and even $ 40. And Burg Staleck Castle in Germany is completely turned into a hostel. Standing there will cost you only $ 20. Continue reading