Archive for the ‘Travel and Tourism’ Category

Sigmaringen Castle

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Sigmaringen Castle is one of the most beautiful castles I’ve ever visited. If you are ever in the south of Germany, I strongly recommend you go and see it. Gorgeous!

My Home Away From Home: Bremen

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Found these clips with great pictures and recordings of the city of Bremen from the first half of the 20th century. Like!

Saxon Switzerland And The Elbe River – A Must See In Eastern Germany

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

After this brief introduction, here are some clips (in German) with more details about the mountains, the castles, the tourism:

Dresden – Then And Now

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I find it always interesting to see the waves of time move over the various aspects of life. And a good example for large waves is the city of Dresden in Germany. Dresden was one of the biggest and most impressive cities in Germany before WWII:

However, during the final stages of the war, most of the city got destroyed by a set of bombing raids:

(I can’t really agree with the second part of this video, but the first half is informative)


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After being almost completely destroyed, Dresden started to come to live again during the GDR period. However, many buildings remained in ruins until the reunification:

Today, Dresden is a vibrant city again, with a mix of legacy, multi-layered history and modern life. Still, I can’t help to wonder how it would have been to walk these streets during the 20th century.


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German Castles On The Waves Of History

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Here’s a selection of great castles from Germany. While I like all of the ones presented in the following clips, these are certainly not the only ones, or ever necessarily my absolute favorites. So I will keep posting these documentarie and descriptions as I find them.

Burg Trifels. In case you want to see the castle where Richard Richard the Lionheart was captive for a couple of years.

Burg Eltz. The most visited castle in Germany.

Here’s also a clip in English, with images also from the interior of the castle:

Burg Hohenzollern. The ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern dynasty, the family that ruled Prussia throughout its existence, and later became the royal line of the united German Empire in the 19th Century.

The Beauty Of Rheinland-Pfalz

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Projection Mapping In Barcelona

Friday, March 8th, 2013

San Francisco In The Arms Of History

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

I like old documentaries, especially when they capture the atmosphere and essence of a time period or a place. Well, in this case I think I have found a couple of clips that do both for the city of San Francisco:

The famous bridge:

Sadly, another element that made SF a globally known city are earthquakes:

The transportation:

On a side note, it is shocking to me to see how few views these videos have…

Ok, but now also some information for those of you who actually want to visit San Francisco:

The Birth Of A Canyon…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

…the Grand Canyon, that is.

Yosemite Park – Dream Away

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

I close my eyes and I’m there. I wonder how it is in reality…

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