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#503 : Exploring the georgian fortress of Ananouri

#503 : Exploring the georgian fortress of Ananouri

Nico March 24, 2020 0

Idea #503 – Exploring the georgian fortress of Ananouri The fortified monastery by Ananouri is situated on the left bank of the river of Aragvi, in about fifty kilometers of Tbilisi. The architectural complex

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#510 : Visiting the historic city of Tbilissi in Georgia

#510 : Visiting the historic city of Tbilissi in Georgia

Nico March 22, 2020 0

Idea #510 – Visiting the historic city of Tbilissi in Georgia The city of Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia, sits over the banks of the river Koura. According to the legend, the city

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#565 : Visiting the muslim Ayyoubide Castle of Ajlun

#565 : Visiting the muslim Ayyoubide Castle of Ajlun

Nico March 22, 2020 0

Idea #565 – Visiting the muslim Ayyoubide Castle of Ajlun The castle of Ajloun, known as Qal’ at Ar-Rabad, is a Muslim fortress of the XIIth century situated in the northwest of Jordan. Placed

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#489 : Visiting the medieval fortress of Amberd in Armenia

#489 : Visiting the medieval fortress of Amberd in Armenia

Nico March 12, 2020 0

Idea #489 – Visiting the medieval fortress of Amberd in Armenia Amberd is a medieval Armenian fortress of the marz of Aragatsotn. The name “Amberd” results from the Armenian “amp” who means “cloud” and

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# 272: Visiting the capital of the Republic of Ragusa

# 272: Visiting the capital of the Republic of Ragusa

Nico March 4, 2020 0

Idea # 272 – Visit Dubrovnik in Croatia   Dubrovnik, or Ragusa of its former French name, is a city of Croatia, capital of the Comitat de Dubrovnik-Neretva. It was formerly the capital of

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#316: Visiting the towers of the safest harbour of the Kingdom

#316: Visiting the towers of the safest harbour of the Kingdom

Nico February 28, 2020 0

Idea #316 – visiting the Vauban’s fortifications of la Hougue The first one is continental and the second built on an island, both towers of Hougue and Tatihou are raised as two stony sentinels,

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# 271: Visiting Kotor, the Venetian

# 271: Visiting Kotor, the Venetian

Nico February 27, 2020 0

Idea # 271 – Visiting the old town of Kotor Kotor (in Italian Cattaro) is a city of Montenegro. The city is leaned in a rocky peak at the bottom of the Bouches of Kotor

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# 261: Visiting Albrecht Dürer’s birthplace

# 261: Visiting Albrecht Dürer’s birthplace

Nico February 27, 2020 0

Idea # 261 – Visiting the Bavarian city of Nuremberg Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German) is a German city of Bavaria. The fortress is established on the height in 1050. It is enlarged from 1140 to 1180

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#525 : Visiting the fortress of Bender in Transnistria

#525 : Visiting the fortress of Bender in Transnistria

Nico February 23, 2020 0

Idea #525 – Visiting the fortress of Bender in Transnistria The citadel of Bender, or Tighina, was an important fortified place of medieval Bessarabie, with those of Soroca, Hotin and Cetatea Alba. The fortress of

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#470 : Visiting the archeological site of Al Zubarah in Qatar

#470 : Visiting the archeological site of Al Zubarah in Qatar

Nico February 22, 2020 0

Idea#470 – Visiting the archeological site of Al Zubarah in Qatar Al Zubarah (in arabic : الزبارة), Northwest side of Qatar, in subdivision of Ash Shamal is an old  and abandoned city. The coastal city, surrounded

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#638 : Visiting the citadel and the Ayaz Qala earthen castle

#638 : Visiting the citadel and the Ayaz Qala earthen castle

Nico February 10, 2020 0

Idea #638 – Visiting the citadel and the Ayaz Qala earthen castle The lands between the city of Urgench, the capital of Khorezm province, and the Aral Sea have been inhabited for thousands of

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#282 : Visiting the Swedish castles of Russia

#282 : Visiting the Swedish castles of Russia

Nico February 9, 2020 0

Idea # 282 – Visiting Russian castles Gulf of Finland Gulf of Finland presents an unprecedented interest for the historians. This strategic zone was permanently desired by Sweden, Finland or Russia. The castles which

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#309: Visiting the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes’ palace

#309: Visiting the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes’ palace

Nico February 8, 2020 0

Idée #309 – Visiting the medieval city of Rhodes The old town of Rhodes was established in 408 before J.C. by the synoecism of Lindos, Kamiros and Ialyssos. Its famous plan in checkerboard was

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# 231: Visiting Brasov, the Saxon Transylvania

# 231: Visiting Brasov, the Saxon Transylvania

Nico February 4, 2020 0

Idea # 231 – Visit of the city of Brasov in Romania Brasov (in German Kronstadt) is the administrative center of the judet of Brasov. It is situated in the Country of Bârsa, in

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#383 : Visiting the old portuguese city of Galle in Sri Lanka

#383 : Visiting the old portuguese city of Galle in Sri Lanka

Nico January 26, 2020 0

Idée #383 – Visiting the old city of Galle Galle is a city situated on the southwest point of Sri Lanka, in 119 km from Colombo. Before the arrival of the Portuguese, the city

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