Wikimedia Picked Up the Best Photos of Ukrainian Nature!

Finally, Wikimedia released the best photos of Ukrainian nature made by real pros. At least, I can say that because I’ve viewed them. Now is your turn!

Actovsky Canyon

Actovsky Canyon

Carpathian Natiral Reserve

Carpathian Natiral Reserve

Demirci yayla

Demirci yayla

On Goverla

On Goverla

Polonyna Grygorivka

Polonyna Grygorivka

Svityaz Lake at Dawn

Svityaz Lake at Dawn

The Peninsula, Novıy Svet

The Peninsula, Novıy Svet

The tunnel of Love, Rivne region

The tunnel of Love, Rivne region

Yalta Natural Reserve

Yalta Natural Reserve

Zuev Regional Park

Zuev Regional Park

Museo Minero in Oruro

The city of everlasting festivals, Oruro in Bolivia, is in reality the most Bolivian city in the country, as its population counts 90 per cent of indigenous Indians! Besides, it is a city of many mines, which were worked out by most of the Oruro citizens, both now and then. Residents of the Bolivian highlands has built them for centuries, being engaged in producing gold, tin, silver and rare metals. The most famous of them is mine of Cerro Rico in Potosi. In addition, Oruro municipality turned one of its mines into museum, which became a must-see travel attraction.

Check out the secrets of Museo Minero in Oruro!

Museo Minero in Oruro

Museo Minero, Oruro, Bolivia

Museo Minero, Oruro

Museo Minero

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Pick Up the City in Argentina and Go!

Natural marvels are dispersed all over the country, which is why it is not so difficult to arrange an exciting sightseeing tour around.

Bariloche

Bariloche

Skipping Buenos Aires (as it is the most discussed and known city in Argentina), I’d like to start with Bariloche that is more of travel value rather than major administrative center. In very deed, it is the largest town in the region of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the major transport hub, from which many ways to the north and in neighboring Chile are scattered. All the tourists who head to Barilocheare to go on the “Small Circle» (Circuto chico) ride. This route offers numerous attractions and just beautiful places around the lake. Its length is about 27 miles, a little more “advanced” – 36.

Salta

Salta

One of the best resort towns of Argentina is Salta, hiding under the crowns of exotic trees, thus, is unforgettable for its picturesque and beautiful places. Its story comes through in the walls of old buildings, which became an object of foreigners’ interest decades ago. Salta was founded in 1582, and at first it was just a holiday destination on the long road of trade caravans, following from Lima to Buenos Aires.

Cordoba

Cordoba

Argentine Cordoba, carrying a Spanish name, has got it thanks to a valiant conquistador Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera. Regardless, it is a unique town, surrounded by lush vegetation, glistening on the sun and reflected by colored roofs, cozy farmhouse and famous historical monuments. Especially, city is known for Jesuits’ period mirrored in architecture of Cordoba, on the homes of its inhabitants, straight streets, crowned with stunning cathedrals and churches, the oldest of which – Companions of Jesus Temple. And the very time to visit Cordoba is during local festivals, often dedicated to corn harvests, beer and folk music of the Argentine.

Happy Independence Day, Peruvians!

On July 28th Peruvians celebrate the major national holiday – The Day of Independence, dated back to to 1821!

To cut story short, Happy Independence Day , Peruvians!

They indeed know how to make the finest day in the national calendar memorable! Check it out!

Independence Day celebrations on July 28

Parade of slave costumes.

Independence Day of La Paz

Lima

Peru Independence Day

Peruvian Independence Day

 

Costa Rica Cities

It is also a land of various travel sights, which attract both due to its natural beauty and historical value. Being one of the pillars in Central America, Costa Rica also experienced much of sailors’ appreciation centuries ago, and to date it welcomes tourists from abroad, offering the same yet more valued places of interest. Some of the Costa Rica cities became real travel destinations.

For starters, this could be said about San Jose. It was founded in 1737, but the most alerting fact is not the date but the place. The city covers an area on the altitude of about 1155 meters, thus, one can see remarkable panorama of the entire state from the bird’s eye height. Furthermore, the spot is truly abundant in sights of different architectural styles; urban landscape is a mix of traditional Spanish and ultramodern constructions, which surround lovely Plaza de la Cultura. Specifically, it usually recommended as a starting point if exploring the city. In its neighborhood Museo de Oro Precolombino is a must-visit place, which surely outranges most of the museums of gold and related accessories around the world. Theare also meny intersting art and antiques galleries in San Jose.

East of the capital one should go to green valleys of Cartago province and watch how coffee and sugar cane is cultivated. Numerous countries export these goods from here, and it is no doubt exciting to try for instance coffee in its original place. In addition to its cultural value, Cartago was once a prominent religious center, but most of its venues were ruined by earthquakes in the second half of the 20th century. At present, there are several cathedrals left, which retained their splendor and, in particular, greet pilgrims each year in August. It is in this month people go to Cartago to pay their respects to Sain Patron of Costa Rica.

Limon is probably the most racy and attractive city in the country, which is known for its traditional fairs, ethnographic exhibitions and the biggest number of Jamaica decedents in population. Probably, this is the place where Costa Rica culture might be explored in every its detail and custom.

Gracious Beauty of Recife

Entitled as the “Brazilian Venice”, Recife has long been a labyrinth of swamps and islands that known Mauricio transformed into canals. Today there are 39 bridges constructed over the canals and rivers that divide the state capital into three main islands, and many-many sights uhnderling beauty of Recife!

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La Plata Masonic Lodge

Nonetheless, it is named after the other a bit smaller river in the neighborhood. It is here in 1882 the first stone of the future city was put, according to VisitArgentina.net.

Regardless of being mentioned only afterwards the biggest destinations in Argentina, Buenos Aires and Rosario, La Plata still retains its charming views, and many had done to make it this way Pedro Benua, the main architect in the city of all times. In some way, he might be compared to Gaudi in Barcelona, especially considering the value of his masterpieces today. The urban planning and most of the La Plata buildings were executed under his guidance, which surely preserved till nowadays.

It is interesting to know that Masonic symbolism, as an architectural style, prevails in the urban landscape. This might be related to the fact that both main architect and gubernator of the province were members of The Masonic Lodge at the time. Notwithstanding, the city does not lack its splendor. Italians projected the City Hall, while Germans managed all the administrative facilities. Everything is performed with a Masonic touch, even if looking at the scheme of city streets and parks. Besides, La Plata is a sure record-holder in Argentina in churches – it is here one can enjoy the grand view of the biggest cathedral in the country, Catedral de La Plata.

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Benua was also a chief architect of local cemetery. The distinguishing feature, which is in every meaning of the word underlined by the master, is pure symmetry in everything around. Despite being a grieving place, the sight looks very scenic and exciting.

To sum up, the so-called La Plata Masonic lodge is full of lions in every quarter. By that I mean stone ones looking as real guarder at the doorsteps, on the alleys, ladders, etc. And the lion holding a ring at its mouth is very symbolic to locals, who call them “secret keepers”.

Best Photos of World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Notwithstabnding World Cup 2014 in Brazil has come to an end days ago, I still offer some best pics and photos of thee vent for a view. This time I’ve stumbled upon the collection presented by Telegraph.co.uk

Check it out and share your thoughts!

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The Arena Corinthians before Holand – Argentina match

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Legendary Lionel Messi!

Rio De Janeiro Awaits World Cup Semi-Finals

Christ the Redeemer, the iconic symbol of Rio, on the soccer ball

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Brazilian flag in the air before the match with Columbia national team

BRAZIL SOCCER FIFA WORLD CUP 2014

Nymar is truly a football idol for Brazilian fans

APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Daily Life

What a cute little fan!

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And Messi once again!

 

Drottingholm Palace Complex

Drottningholm Palace Complex, which translates as “Island of the Queen”, got its name not only because of its location on Louvain near Mälaren Lake, but also because of its purpose – in the 16th century Johan III presented this small castle as a gift to his wife Katharine Yagellonke. It is one of the best Stockholm attractions.

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Mysterious Red Lagoon in Chile

In northern part of Chile, close to a small town of Camina, one of the natural wonders delight an eye of its visitors. In particular, this small town is often associated to Red Lagoon that was named this way due to the colors of its waters. It is interesting to know that by 2010 only local villagers were aware about its existence and, therefore, miraculous scenery. Furthermore, the famous Caritaya reservoir, often crowded with foreigners tourist attraction in Chile, is very close to the sight, and still no one have not discovered it for years.

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The land of mysterious Red Lagoon once belonged to indigenous tribes of current Chile, Aymara people, the beliefs of whom are no less cryptic than those of ancient Egyptians. In this case, old legends about Red Lagoon curses were driven from Aymara history, which states that they apply only to those who get close to lake waters. This sounds a bit scary, yet exciting.

Specifically, Red Lagoon curses were one of a few reasons why locals hesitated to uncover the place and, thus, enclose it on the world map. It is believed that travelers tried their best to pass round the extreme waters. One more presumption of the historians is that disappearance of Aymara people was mush related to the fact that they drunk water precisely from the lake we are talking about. One more secret in locals’ pocket, so to say.

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Amazingly Red Lagoon in Chile is surrounded by other water pools, formed by Mother Nature, but their colors are green and blue. It is considered that red waters start to bubble when evil people stop nearby. The other myth, if I may to call it that, recalls that Devil himself once created the Lagoon. All of this is much contradicted by scholars’ conclusions, which explain the color by presence of sea algae covering the bottom. Perhaps, this stands to reason way more.

Despite all the odd and scary stories, tourists willingly visit the place after its discovery. Maybe myths of Red Lagoon vanished as last Aymara disappeared.