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Prague Castle: Hradcanske square

The Magic Prague Castle at Night

The Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Borivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. It is considered to be the biggest castle in the world. More time ago, the Prague Castle was the site of the Kings of Bohemia and some Holy Roman Emperors. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are still kept here. Now, the Prague Castle serves as the official site of the presidents of Czech Republic. Enjoy the magic nighty atmosphere!  Celý příspěvek

Acropolis of Athens: Panorama

Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens is the most known acropolis (citadel). The Acropolis itself is a 150 m high flat-topped rock. Most of the major temples on Acropolis were rebuilt under the leadership of Pericles during the Golden Age of Athens (460–430 BC) and until the end of the 5th century BC the Acropolis gained its final shape. Later, during the Roman period, the major part of buildings were repaired. After the Turkish conquest, the Acropolis hill was used by the Turkish army. In 1687, the Parthenon, which was being used as a gunpowder magazine, was hit by artillery fire and widely damaged. Celý příspěvek

Honfleur: The Lieutenancy

Honfleur, a picturesque old port in Normandy

Honfleur is an old port in Normandy, located at the estuary of Seine. It was a favourite place of many French artists, including the well known impressionists Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet. There are a lot of sighseeings in the city – the old Lieutenancy, the Saint-Catherine’s Church, Museum Eugène Boudin, Naval Museum. Celý příspěvek