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.
Pompeii is a ruined Roman town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has more than 2 million visitors every year.
Known as Lisbon Castle in the beginning, it later became Castelo de Sao Jorge, after King Joao I.
It's a spectacular rock-hewn monastery perched dramatically on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff in the forests south of Trabzon.
The most well kept and the strongest medieval church in Eastern Europe, a UNESCO site since 1999.
Voronet Monastery is one of the most famous off all Romanian monasteries, because of its unique blue colour.
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.
The Museum contains over 5,000 different species of animals from all over the World - many in settings displaying the animals' natural habitats.
Experience over a century of automotive history and take a look at the exciting future of automobiles.
The clock museum, unique among the museums in Romania, introduces the visitor in the world of clocks, whatever their type might be.
The little house where H.C. Andersen lived with his parents from the age of 2 to 14, was opened as a museum in 1930. The house contains the very humble rooms which comprised the home of the great fairy-tale writer, and to which his dearest memories of childhood are attached. Don't forget to visit the museum proper. The Hans Christian Andersen Childhood Home is free for children under 18. ©2009 visitdenmark.com
The Netherland's hidden treasure, and one of the countries largest national parks.
Carved by glaciers in the ice age, Lysefjord is a popular destination in south-western Norway because of the extraordinary scenery.