söndag 27 november 2016

Charles Bridge, Prague

Strolling across Charles Bridge is everybody’s favourite Prague activity. However, by 9am it’s a 500m-long fairground, with an army of tourists squeezing through a gauntlet of hawkers and buskers beneath the impassive gaze of the baroque statues that line the parapets. If you want to experience the bridge at its most atmospheric, try to visit it at dawn.

söndag 20 november 2016

Hong Kong lights

Named the 'World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' by Guinness World Records, coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights perform in an unforgettable all-round spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. There are five main themes: Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership, and the finale, Celebration. The show is free for public enjoyment and no admission ticket is required.

Lee Harvey Osvald in Minsk

Just across the bridge over the Svislach River in Minsk, Belarus, is the former residence of Lee Harvey Oswald. The alleged assassin of former US president John F Kennedy lived here for a couple of years in his early 20s. He arrived in Minsk in January 1960 after leaving the US Marines and defecting to the USSR. Once here, he truly went native: he got a job in a radio factory, married a Minsk woman, had a child – and even changed his name to Alek. But soon he returned to the United States and ...you know the rest. There are a few curious sites related to Osvald, the most prominent being his former apartment. While Belarusians are still baffled by some tourists' curiosity towards this site (there is no signage or markers anywhere nearby), Oswald's apartment building can be found at Kommunisticheskaya Street number 4.

torsdag 17 november 2016

Kiev band

Gatumusikanter i Kiev, Ukraina.

tisdag 8 november 2016

lördag 5 november 2016

Reynisdrangar Cliffs

Under the Reynisfjall Mountains, at the end of a dramatic stretch of black sand beach are these towering, spiky basalt sea stacks jutting out from the ocean 66 meters (217 ft) into the air. Reynisdrangar are a visual trademark for the town of Vik in Myrdal, and are teeming with nesting Arctic terns. Folkloric legend says there were two trolls pulling a three-masted ship to the shore unsuccessfully, but were caught by the sunlight at dawn and turned into stone, as happens to trolls when they stay out after dark.