May you always have warm words in a cold evening, a full moon in a dark night, and may the way always open at your
Original: “Saudação Celta” by an unknown author!
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Breathtaking buildings, where architecture meets its zenith… But this is just a glimpse of architecture zenith in the World.
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10 Special Places, Worldwide!
1 – Rocas Baimbridgen – Galapagos – Ecuador
2 – Nyiragongo Crater – Africa
3 – Navagio Beach – Greece
4 – Havasu – Arizona Falls – USA
5 – Mont Saint Michel – France
6 – Death Valley – California – USA
7 – Pamukkale – Turkey
8 – The steps of India – India
9 – Blue Lake Cave – Bonito – Brazil
10 – Palau – Micronesia
An amazing compilation, even though there are other amazing places left out from this selection, which was not made by me, but had to be shared! Hope you enjoy it… And dream a bit for the next escape after this pandemic is over!
Segovia is a Roman aqueduct, a dreamlike fortress, a huge Gothic cathedral. Segovia is the best Romanesque, it is a set of medieval towns such as Pedraza, Sepúlveda, Turégano, Cuéllar, Ayllón or Maderuelo. It is a set of royal palaces such as that of La Granja de San Ildefonso and Riofrío. It is the province of the beautiful castles. It is the Sierra de Guadarrama and ski resorts. It is a source of suckling pig and roast lamb. Segovia is, in short, a melting pot of history, culture, art, traditions and beautiful landscapes.
The famous Aqueduct is located in the Plaza del Azoguejo, and is undoubtedly the most representative element of the city. It was built between the second half of the 1st century and the 2nd century in the time of the emperors Vespasiano and Trajano, in order to bring the water from the Frío River, in a place called Acebeda to the city.
It consists of 20,400 stone blocks not joined by mass or any cement.
It is 728 meters long and 28.29 meters maximum height.
It has 167 arches, with a slope of 1%.
THE ROMANESQUE IN SEGOVIA
Segovia capital has about twenty Romanesque churches, among other styles.
Together with its province, Segovia has one of the most important concentrations of Romanesque remains in Spain.
The photographs that follow are a sample of these churches.
The city and province of Segovia constitute a world-class tourist area within Spain.
We have given a light review of its monuments and its Romanesque art, but Segovia also has its history, its beautiful landscapes and its gastronomy. Sample of which there are renowned and exquisite restaurants in the city and province. Their roast suckling pig is a delicious dish like no other.
There are famous masters in the art of preparing it and as a sample, the photograph of one of the most famous restaurants is inserted below.
This post was taken from a PowerPoint presentation. The author is unknown. I do not own the any rights. Just sharing a beautiful Spanish place for all you to discover.
Icelanders don’t have a nickname, they use a handy system by which they match the son’s name with the father’s in each generation. At the same time, families do not identify themselves by a nickname or family branch, something very different from what we are used to.
There is no private health or education, public services are so good that there are no complaints. More books are bought per inhabitant than in any other country. They invented the Icelandic sagas, the most similar to a novel.
Geyser is one of the few Icelandic words exported to the world through English, which incorporates the ending to refer to the well-known geological phenomenon that occurs on the island and which is almost universally used.
The Icelandic language is only used in Iceland and is very similar to some Scandinavian languages, especially Old Norwegian.
It is not a very populated country, it has 360 000 inhabitants, half of them concentrated in the capital – Reykjavik – being one of the countries with the most concentrated population in the world and the safest.
It is a pioneer country in terms of implementing democracy. Presumably it has the oldest democratic system in the world, founded some 1000 years ago. In 1996 gay marriage was legalized.
In Iceland, water (from rain and nature reserves) is so abundant and uncontaminated that what is consumed reaches homes without any type of treatment. The large number of thermal sources provides an efficient and inexpensive heating system for homes. In Summer there are 24 hours of light.
Winter is not as cold as you might think, due to the relation of its latitude and the moderation of the ocean. The daytime temperature is around 0°C. Volcanic-type underground channels provide free hot water. There are 33 volcanoes and it is the country with the most and largest documented volcanic eruptions.
Iceland is the only NATO country that does not have armed forces, which were abolished in the 13th century. Only a tiny fraction of the country’s 679 police – a crisis unit called The Vikings – use guns. The annual murder rate is less than five and the total amount of the imprisoned population is 118.
Iceland has the highest density of mobile phones per capita in the world. There are more mobile phones than inhabitants, and ¾ of the population has an Internet connection.
Gullfoss, the Golden Cascade, is a cataract located on the Hvítá River in southeastern Iceland.
It is one of the most popular attractions in the country. It is located on the wide bed of the Hvítá river, which runs to the south and a kilometer from the waterfall turns abruptly to the east, falling in three curved steps. At that moment, the water falls in jumps: 11 and 21 m, in a crack 32 m deep, some 20 m wide and 2,5 km long. The average flow in this cataract is 140 m³/s in Summer and 80 m³/s in Winter. The maximum measured water flow is 2000 m³/s.
When the visitor approaches the waterfall, the crevice hides the view, giving the feeling that the mighty river simply disappears underground.
Skogaföss is one of Iceland’s largest, most beautiful and impressive waterfalls. According to legend, the first Viking inhabitant buried his treasure in a cave behind this waterfall.
Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal resort, surrounded by lava fields and sandy beaches. Relaxing in this lagoon, in a vaporous environment, is captivating, providing a pleasant experience. The temperature is 37-39 °C.
The Blue Lagoon is famous for its unique active ingredients and their effects on the mind and body. Salts, silica and sulfur provide well-being. Algae give blue, green and nutrients. White silica, cleansing slime, and massage are highly recommended.
Glaumbær is a town and former parish of the Icelandic community of Skagafjörður.
An amazing journey throughout the beauty, uniqueness and astonishingly Icelandic landscapes…
I do not own any rights on the photographs nor the words… You can find the original presentation here: https://slideplayer.com.br/slide/17307714/
Thank you Tobias Jakobsson for sharing this unique voyage into one of the most beautiful places in the World!