FROM The man in the front seat / March 15, 2019

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

Opened in 1843, the Tivoli (or Tivoli Gardens) is a garden and amusement park located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park is the second oldest operating amusement park in the world after the Dyrehavsbakken (more commonly known as ¨Bakken¨) which was opened in 1583. Almost 5 million people visit the park each year making it also one of the most popular amusement parks in the world. The park was founded by Georg Carstensen who convinced the then King, Christian VIII, that: ¨when the people are amusing themselves, they do not think […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / January 8, 2019

Wilanów Palace

In 1771 the process began to divide Poland, and its neighbour Lithuania, up and distribute large parts of the countries to their neighbours. By 1795, Poland ceased to exist as a state, and it remained like that for the next 123 years. This Partitioning, combined with two World Wars in the 20thcentury saw nearly every historical and cultural building in Poland destroyed. Wilanów Palace just outside Warsaw however is one building that survived tumultuous period, so much so that today it serves as a reminder of the culture of the […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / December 13, 2018

Kryžių Kalnas – the hill of crosses

The Hill of Crosses is located 12km outside the city of Šiauliai in Northern Lithuania. For almost 200 years Catholics have been placing not only crosses, but also crucifixes, rosaries, statues of the Virgen Mary and along with carvings of Lithuanian patriots, here with the number today surpassing 100,000. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary appeared here, holding an infant Jesus, and asked believers to cover this holy place with icons. Today, the hill has become a symbol of Lithuanian endurance in the face of the numerous threats that […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / October 4, 2018

Château Chillon, Switzerland

Chateau Chillon, or Chillon Castle, is located on the banks of Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It’s spectacular location and wonderful setting make it one of the most visited castles in the country. History Began during the Roman occupation of modern-day Switzerland, the castle was originally built as an outpost guarding the alpine passes the Roman’s. Although no official foundation date is known for the castle we see today, appears in documents from 1005 which mention the castles use in guarding the Great Saint Bernard Pass. By […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / June 14, 2018

Bernina Express, Switzerland

The Bernina Express is a train running from Chur via Davos, in Switzerland through, Poschiavo and into Tirano in Italy. It is an incredibly scenic journey passing through the Engadine Alps and is regarded as one of the most spectacular narrow-gauge railways in the world. This beauty was recognised by UNESCO in 2008 with a large part of the journey being declared a World Heritage Site. The journey is made up of two separate rail lines, the Albula Line and the Bernina Line which both hath their terminus in St. […]

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