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The largest amusement park in the UK, combining thrilling rides, roller coasters, water rides, amusements and shows.
The Globe Theater in London has a very long history. Built for the first time in 1559 by Shakespeare's playing company, the theater could house up to 3,000 people in a three-storey open-air amphitheater about 30 m in diameter. Recent research indicates that a polygon of 20 sides outlined the interior of this original setting vs. the previous assumption of an octagonal shaped building. The angle of the perspective was drastically changed: while some people couldn't hear very well what was happening on scene, some others did not have a frontal view of the performance. Only 54 years after its opening, the Globe Theater was destroyed by a fire. One year later it was rebuilt and only another year later it was closed again by the Puritans. In 1644 the theater was pulled down. The Globe's Architecture was based on the Ancient Rome's Coliseum, the public being arranged in an amphitheatre. The initiative of rebuilding The Globe was Sarn Wanamaker's, an American producer, actor and directo
Know as "The Ring" between enthusiasts, the track was built in 1925 and it is considered to be the toughest, most dangerous and most demanding purpose-built race track in the world.
The Olympic Theater (Teatro Olimpico) in Vincenza is the last masterpiece of Andrea Palladio -one of the greatest architects of Italian Renaissance- and was not completed until after his death. This is the oldest surviving theater building in the world, being constructed in 1580-1585. Its value in the history of performing arts is without doubt inestimable, after becoming the first purpose-built theater in Europe in over a thousand years. The theater owns the oldest surviving stage set: the background designed by Vicenzo Scamozzi is a trompe-l'oeil installed in 1585 for Sophocles' Oedipus the King, the first performance held in the theater. Teatro Olimpico owns a stage where history was made. This theater witnessed most theatrical improvements in history. The trope-l'oeil or "tricking the eye" technique for example, is an art that uses a very realistic image in order to create optical illusion that shows objects in three-dimensions instead of being a two-dimensional paint.The use of
The playhouse imagined by the Düsseldorf architect Bernhard Pfau is one of the greatest theater constructions built after the war. Not only its curved lines and wavy walls, but also the on-going modern and experimental performances that are alive in this playhouse make the theater one the most modern theater institutions in Germany and not only. Although planning of the playhouse had begun in 1959, the political instability delayed with more than a decade the opening of the new playhouse; in the mean time the public was polarized, and with the final costs amounted to some 40 million DM, the opening on the 16Th of January 1970 turned into a complete scandal. No tickets were sold to the open public, and only guests were permitted to participate at the official opening performance. The demonstrates disputed public rights to take part of the cultural life of the city, but also aimed a general critique to traditional cultural institutions. Twenty people were arrested and several injured
Because of its twisty and hilly nature, many consider this to be one of the most challenging race tracks in the world.
Crossing the Thames in London, this is a pedestrian street only, linking Bankside with the city.
Located on the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece.
Just a two hour ride from Paris, on the Loire Valley, this fairy tale castle awaits its visitors.
This very interesting and unusual building, in the centre of Almere, will attract the looks of anyone passing by.
Paestum is a Greek settlement where you can find the best preserved Greek doric temples worldwide.
A nice remember for the king of rock, Freddie Mercury, in Montreux, Switzerland.
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul’s old city s an architectural phenomenon and one of the largest enclosed spaces in the world.
The memorial “Shot Pillars” honours the martyrs from the December 1989 Revolution in Cluj, Transylvania, an artwork that delights both eye and the mind.
The Old Town, National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture. In 2009 The Old Town celebrates its 100th anniversary.
More than 3,800 works of the famous artist, all displayed in the permanent collection of the museum.
Dividing France and Switzerland in two, Lake Geneva is the largest natural freshwater lake in Central Europe. Surrounded by the Alps, it offers a breathtaking view.
One of the most beautiful spots in Ireland, with pristine lakes and wild beauty.
One of the world's most dangerous volcanoes, with many people living near its crater.
The softest white sand, turquoise waters and green pine trees make this the most famous beach in Skiathos.