VERONA THE CITY OF LOVE

Juliet House  is a precise references to Verona in the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet which was immortalized for all time by William Shakespare.

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The famous Balcony plays a very important role in the story of Romeo and Juliet which is a tragic love story between two teenagers who’s wealthy Veronese families were sworn enermies.

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The love story between Romeo and Juliet began with a masked ball in the house of the Capulets.

Here was where Romeo meant Juliet and it was love at first sight.

Romeo hears Juliet confess her love for him to the moon

The two lovers swears eternal love but since there was feud between the two families they had to keep their passion secret.

As fate would have it Juliet cousin Tebaldo kills Romeo best friend and Romeo in retaliation kills Julliet cousin.

Romeo is permanently exiled from Verona.

Julliet is despirate because her father wants her to marry Court Paris, she decided to drink the content of phial that will maker her appear dead for 42 hours which was enough time to annuel her wedding .

She requested that Romeo been notified of the plan but that was not the case.

When Romeo heard of the death of Juliet he returns to Verona and run to the crypt where Juliet is lying but there he meets Court Paris and he challenges him with a drawn sword and Romeo is forced to defend himseif.

Remeo embrace Juliet for the last time and drinks poison .

When Juliet woke up she finds Romeo dad and she killes herseif with his dagger.

The death of the two young lovers brought the two families together and they make peace.

Verona is the place of the immortal story of the impossible and tragic love story of Romeo and juliet.

THE ARENA

It is one of the monument that made Verona famous and which the city is very proud of.

It covers an ellipstical area measuring 435 by 360 ft (138.77 x 109.52m) The dimension of the pit are 243 by 144ft (73.68 x 44.43m) Like most Roman amphi theatre and circuses , it was originally used for gladiatorial games, hunts, and other spectacular events.

From 1913 the areas has become the regular setting for grandiose operatic performances.

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Photograph: Rita Roland
Location: Verona (Italy)
Wardrobe: Rita Roland

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BUDAPEST

Margaret Island Budapest (Citadel)

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The island is named after princess st Margaret of Arpad House who spent her short sacred life of atonement here in the 13th century she fulfilled her fathers vow who so thanked providence that the destructieve Mongolian herds had left the country.
Do not look for mementoets of medieval times on the pest side, though pest is almost as old as Buda.
To the right is pest and to the left is Buda.

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Chain bridge (Budapest)

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The bridge utilizes huge hanging iron chains that were a unique technical solution at the time. The bridge was inaugurated in 1849 in the 19th century which brought exeptional growth to the city . it served people crossing the river until World War II when it was destroyed when the retreating German troops blew it up Following its reconstruction in 1949 it was restored to its original grandeur that we can admire today

Elisabeth Bridge (Budapest)

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The edifice on the top of the hill is the Citadel. This fortress was erected on the order of the habsburg kings to keep an eye on the Hungarians rebelled aginst their might from time to time.There is als a status which depicts the Liberty Status .
The historical irony is that in 1947 the status was erected for the glory of the Soviet army freeing the country from fascist domination

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Parliament  (Budapest)

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The grandiose palace of the parliament only seems to be medieval. Its historic style reflects the 1000-year history of the country from state founding to the year of the Millennium ( 1896 ) when the buiding was opened.Hungarians refer to the Parliament as the house of the Motherland, so we can understand its symbolic importance.

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Matthias church (Budapest)

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Matthias church was rebuilt in the year of the Millennium to honour the 1896 anniversary of the Hungarian conquest.The church is founded in the 13th century. Matthias Hunyadi, Hungary’s legendary king who held his wedding to Beatrice the Aragon, Princess of Napels, here. Matthias has always been the favorite king of the Hungarians

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Great Synagogue (Budapest)

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Is located on Dohàny street, is the largest synagogue in Europe. The number of seats exceeds 3000. It was built in the middel of the 19th century in a style showing Romantic and Moorish-Byzantien elements on the place where Theodore Herzl who first imagined the independent Jewish state, was born Contary to the Basilica, it was built within 4 years. Its size and decorative interior reflect the role of the Jewish stratum represented in the Hungarian economic and cultural life in the 19th century.

AT THE MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY IN BUDAPEST

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THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (VIENNA)

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The Museum of Natural History
The museum is home to world-famous and unique objects, such as the 25,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf, the Steller’s sea cow that became extinct over 200 years ago, and enormous dinosaur skeletons.

Further highlights in the 39 exhibit halls include the world’s largest and oldest public collection of meteorites, including the spectacular “Tissint” meteorite from Mars, as well as the new permanent anthropological exhibition on the origins and development of humans. However, time does not stand still.

That is why on the occasion of the museum’s 125th anniversary a new Digital Planetarium has been opened, featuring fulldome projection technology that will give  visitors the chance to embark on fascinating virtual journeys in stunning scientific detail to the edge of the Milky Way galaxy or Saturn’s rings.

The museum’s departments are home to around 60 scientists carrying out fundamental research in a wide range of fields related to earth sciences, life sciences and human sciences. This makes the museum an important public institution and one of the largest non-university research centers in Austria.

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ST STEPHEN CATHEDRAL (VIENNA)

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St Stephen Cathedral


St Stephen Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat ofthe Archbishop of Vienna.

The church was dedicated to St. Stephen, also the patron of the bishop’s cathedral in Passau

Built of Limestone the cathedral is 107 meters (351 ft) long, 40 meters (130 ft) wide, and 136 meters (446 ft) tall at its highest point.

Over the centuries, soot and other forms of air pollution accumulating on the church have given it a black colour, but recent restoration projects have again returned some portions of the building to its Original glory

Today it is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria.

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VIENNA – BELVEDERE

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Belvedere

Is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque Palaces. ( the upper and lower Belvedere)

Upper Belvedere

At the heart of the collections at the Belvedere are the works of Gustav Klimt with his golden paintings “The Kiss” and “Judith”. The masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka as well as works of French Impressionists and highlights of the Vienna Biedermeier era compete the collection

Lower Belvedere

The feudal splendor of the palace’s aristocratic owner is reflected in the Hall of Grotesques, the Marble Gallery, and the Golden Room. Intriguing special exhibitions are staged in the Lower Belvedere and the Orangery.

The Belvedere was build during a period of extensive construction in Vienna, which at that time   was both the imperial capital and home to the ruling Habsburg dynasty.

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VIENNA- SCHONBRUNN

Vienna is the capital of Austria. The town is situated in the east of the country, on the Danuba River.
Vienna has a worldwide reputation of being a craddel for artistic and intelectual expression.
Everywhere in Viena one can find so called palaces which are in fact very nice residence of the rich and wealthy, build in the past centuries.
Most famous is the palace Schönbrunn, just outside the town and since the 16th century the summer residence of the royal Habsburg family.
It is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monument in the country.
It was designed by architect Johann Bernhard Fischer Von Erlach and Niculous Pacassi and it is full of outstanding examples of decoratieve art

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