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Best Subway Stations in the World (Destinations)

Arts et Métiers Station,  Paris, France Arts et Métiers Station, Paris, France
It is situated in the Beaubourg quarter, the intersection of rue de Turbigo and rue Reaumur on the surface and lines 3 and 11 below the surface. The name of the station got its name from the Museum of Arts and Crafts , located above it. This is one of the few metro stations, the French, which is worthy of careful study. So, do not miss the Museum of Arts and Trades above the station is full of inventions and oddities of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including Foucault's original pendulum used to ...
Avtovo Station, Saint Petersburg, Russia Avtovo Station, Saint Petersburg, Russia
This is an artwork in the memory of more than 1 million people who died in the siege of 872 days of the city by Nazi troops during the Second World War. Ironically, Avtovo Station, Petersburg, built in 1955, is more alike than superficially with another famous symbol: the American Capitol. The Neoclassical domed roof rises above the station of grand marble columns and mosaics. The authors of the architectural design are Eugene Levinson and Andrew Gruska. The main architectural element of the artistic under...
Center Metro Station , Washington DC Center Metro Station , Washington DC
When a train approaches, the lights on the platform stick strong to announce its upcoming arrival. Washington Metro is a rarity among utilities of America, according to Zachary M. Schrag, professor of history at George Mason University . "Kennedy was president during its design," says Schrag "and was convinced that architecture is the dignity of the federal government, not the cheapest solution possible.". The result, designed by architects Harry Weese and Associates, after Weese toured th...

The Best Parliament Houses in the World (Destinations)

The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
The Hungarian Parliament is the majestic symbol of independence and unity of the Hungarian nation proudly overlooking the Danube. It is one of the world's largest government residences and at the same time a symbol of Hungarian national unity, one of the most representative and popular parliamentary buildings in the world which annually attracts millions of tourists.   ...
The Secretariat Building, New Delhi The Secretariat Building, New Delhi
New Delhi is part of the capital of India, the city of Delhi. The main government offices are located on its territory. Initially, the area of New Delhi was built for the administration of the British colony, which suffered from its residence in Calcutta. New Delhi is the imperial city, which covers an area riddled with long tree-lined boulevards. In designing this part of the city participated the Society of London Architects under the guidance of the architect Edwin Lyutensa, who ...
The Parliament of Canada,Ottawa The Parliament of Canada,Ottawa
The capital of Canada,  Ottawa is the fourth largest city in the country. Once upon a time there was a picturesque hillside, a place where white settlers met with the Indians, exchanging manufactured goods for food. Hence the city got its name because "Ottawa" in the language of the Indians means "exchange." The title of the capital of Canada was claimed by a few cities, but Queen Victoria has made the choice in favor of Ottawa,...

The Most Famous Towers in the World (Destinations)

The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is the most recognizable architectural landmark of Paris, world-famous as a symbol of France, named after its designer Gustave Eiffel and it is a place of pilgrimage for tourists. The designer himself called it simply - a 300-meter tower. In 2006 the tower was visited by 6,719,200 people and 236 445 812 people in its history. That is, the tower is the most visited attract...
The CN Tower, Toronto The CN Tower, Toronto
For more than 30 years, the CN Tower holds the palm among the tallest buildings of the world. The CN Tower, the highest TV tower in the world can be found in Toronto, against the famous Bay Street. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in the world. The tower lost the title of the highest buildings in the world on July 21, 2007, giving it to the construction of Burj Dubai, whose height exceeds 554 meters.  ...
The Tokyo Tower The Tokyo Tower
By the middle of the 1950s, Japan has largely recovered from the effects of World War II. The horrific scale of the military defeat, the two nuclear bombings, the shame of the surrender, the bloodless economy and the huge loss of life - it was all over. The country, cast a heavy burden of prewar militarism and was optimistic about the future. The whole world already started to talk about the Japanese "economic miracle" and the symbol of the miracle, a symbol of a resurgen...

The Best Theatres in the World (World Tourism)

Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires
Teatro Colon is an opera theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The opera in Argentina experienced a rapid flowering in the mid-1850s. Fifty-three operas were performed on various stages in 1854 in Buenos Aires. That’s why the need in the emergence of a new theater appeared. It was laid in 1856 and it was opened on April 27th, 1857. The new theater has enough space for about 2500 spectators and included a special gallery for women. A constant ballet troupe appeared in the theater in 1925. It...
Moscow Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre is one of the largest theatres in Russia and one of the biggest opera and ballet theatres in the world. The complex of theater buildings is located in the center of Moscow, on the Theatre Square.   The history of the theatre   Initially, it was a state-owned theater, which together with the Small Theatre made t...
La Scala Theatre in Milan La Scala Theatre in Milan
The opera house La Scala Theatre in Milan is recognized as one of the world’s most important theatres. Annually  the best theatre companies from all over the world are flocking to Milan to put on their spectacular shows. For many people it is the culmination of their professional careers to enjoy a great performance at the La Scala Theatre in Milan. The theatre is beautifully located close to the Duomo in piazza...

The Most Impressive Geysers on the Earth (World Tourism)

The Fly Geyser, Nevada, U.S.A. The Fly Geyser, Nevada, U.S.A.
Great attraction   There are many places on the planet that can easily be classified as miracles. The creations of nature are unmatched, and the most bizarre of them became attractions. The Fly Geyser is surely, one of them. At first it may seem that this geyser is not real, or it is just a footage of some ski-fi movie. But this is real, alth...
Sol de Manana Geyser, Bolivia Sol de Manana Geyser, Bolivia
Bolivia lies on a golden throne and it is very rich in natural resources : gold, tin and it serves as a great tourist attraction for many people.   Location   Sol de Manana is an area of approximately 2 km ² in extent, located in the...
 Prince of Wales Feathers Geyser, New Zealand Prince of Wales Feathers Geyser, New Zealand
New Zealand is not a very large island, but very fascinating. Breathtaking mountain panoramas and coastlines, and not only ... New Zealand is a peaceful, quiet ,relaxing and picturesque country. The whole country is seething and bubbling like a huge cauldron, suspended above an underground fire. “The earth trembles, and its bark is like a cake pan in many places, cracks, and pulls out a pair from there ... "- a ...

The best capital cities in the world (Destinations)

Stockholm Stockholm
Description   Stockholm is the largest and the most charming Scandinavian city. Despite the fact that around 1.6 million people live in Stockholm, the city remains calm and even pastoral. Its centuries-old alleys and squares are scattered throughout the archipelago of 14 islands on which the city is built, that is why you can even fish in the center of it. Stockholm has a small ce...
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Description   Hong Kong is one of the ten major world trading powers and financial centers, that’s why the life level in the country is one of the highest in Asia. Moreover, Hong Kong is a quite major port. Hong Kong has achieved a sufficiently high economic growth thanks to its favorable geographic position, developed legal framework and improved infrastructure, although Hong Kong developed in conditions of almost complete lack of natural resou...
Dubai-the shopping capital city of the Middle East Dubai-the shopping capital city of the Middle East
Description The Emirate of Dubai is located on the Persian Gulf and it is a major tourist destination in the Middle East. It is also called “ The city of the Gold” as it is blessed with golden sunshine and silvery beaches. From 1830 until today the rulers of Dubai are the Al Maktoum family. Dubai is one of the seven emirates o...

The most impressive palaces in Crimea (World Tourism)

The Yusupov Palace and Park Complex The Yusupov Palace and Park Complex
 On the Southern coast of Crimea, near to the Mount Ai-Petri, in Koreiz town is situated  The Yusupov Palace and Park Complex.  The palace dates the XVIII century and the beginning of Russian colonization of Crimea. Yusupov Palace it became a former "Pink House", built in the style of a modernized Italian Renaissance by a talented architect N. Krasnov. The palace’s owner were Prince Felix Yusupov, Prince Sumarokov-Elston - was governor-general of Moscow, and his wife - Princess Zinaida Yusupova...
The Livadia Palace The Livadia Palace
    The history of the Livadia Palace begins in 1834 when the Livadia was owened by the Polish magnate Leo Potocki. Yalta’s architect KI Eshlimana, built this palace, surrounded by a wonderful park. In 1860, the Palace became the property of the Empress, wife of Alexander II. The new owners put in order vineyards and begin reconstruction of the palace.  In 1891 it became a summer residence of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II.  On the slopes of surrounding mountains appeared a ...
Massandra Palace Massandra Palace
  Massandra Palace is situated between Alushta and Yalta on the highway Big Yalta, Crimea. Massandra Palace was the residence of the Russian Emperor Alexander III. The palace was built in 1881 near the church of the Assumption of St. John the Baptist by Prince, SM Vorontsov. The palace was built in the style of Louis XIII, under the French architect Bouchard, so the palace is often called the "Lesser of Versailles". After the death of Prince Vorontsov, the construction of the palace was stoped till 1889, ...

The most beautiful gardens in the world (Destinations)

Exbury Gardens in UK Exbury Gardens in UK
  It is a famous garden in Hampshire, London, which belonged to the Rothschild family. Lionel Nathan de Rothschild Exbury bought the property in 1919 and began building a huge garden. At that time, was simply a remote area. William Mitford, whose family has owned property in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, described the place as''a paradise on Earth.'' Lionel hired armed''clean''of people to forested area so as to be made a garden. Slowly, forested land was cleared of unwanted trees and brushwood, have created paths, the s...
Bahai Gardens in Haifa Bahai Gardens in Haifa
  A truly spectacular garden considering climatic conditions offered by Israel. Beauty, grandeur, and especially religion are special design inspired by the garden in Haifa Bahai Temple one of the most visited gardens in the world.     Panorama Mount Caramel offered by the city and harbor is wonderful. The temple and its gardens were built on this particular mountain, being suspended and imposing. Gardens are being revealed in all their splendor with many terraces arranged in steps. The tem...
The Tuileries Gardens The Tuileries Gardens
   Tuileries Gardens extends over about 25 hectares and still retains the main features printed landscape architect Andre Le Notre in 1664. Are surrounded by the Louvre to the east, south of the Seine, west of the Place de la Concorde and the north of the Rue de Tivoli. Plan a wonderful open view along the central axis of the west facade, with pools that continue from one another, which are spread in an unbroken line, bordered by trees and ornamental shrubs, forming the so-called "axis historical". ...