Alaverdi is a city of 13.000 and was the biggest center of copper mining since the 18th century. 13% of all copper of the Russian Empire came from here. During Soviet times Alaverdi has been enlarged massively to satisfy the metallurgical needs of the Soviet Union. Today there are still 500 people working in the […]
Yerevan Republic Square and City Center Yerevan Cascade Kathoghike Church Kond Strolling the City Restaurant Gata Nakhsh Yerevan Karen Demirchyan Complex Yerevan Victory Park
The historic center of the city The modern part of the City
On the occasion of the super-birthday of my super-friends Moni & Robert we have been to Würzburg and made a little tour through the beautiful city. As I have spend a lot of weekends of my early twenties here I should have a proper picture of this wonderful franconian city surrounded by vineyards in mind but I guess […]
Socialist and contemporary Classical and neoclassical Art Deco
You know it before visiting the building only by seeing it from far: Romanias former socialist dictator and principal of this building, Nicolae Ceaușescu, was mad. Worldwide the second biggest administrational building directly after the Pentagon. 65.000 m², 5.000 rooms, 480 chandeliers, 150.000 bulbs, 52.000 m² carpets, 2.000 km of electric lines, 1.000.000 m³ marble from […]
We had a very interesting guided tour with Holger from Berlins Taiga through Soviet Berlin. Sometimes it’s really good to explore your own city.
Isabela is the biggest of the Galapagos Islands, build out of six major volcanos. Only 2.000 people live in Puerto Villamil and an other village uphill and you really get this isolated island feeling being there. Beyond the only road leading to the rim of the caldera of Sierra Negra Volcano, is 120 km pure […]