#1 Dubrovnik - Croatia
My own 'Great Wall of China'
Why I usually refer to the ancient city of Dubrovnik as my own 'Great Wall of China' in Europe?
The answer is simple: nowhere did I experience such a feeling as when first catching the first glimp of the tremendous view over the city of Dubrovnik. As you walk down to the city gates this feeling in you grows and grows, to reach it's climax as you climb the magnificent city walls with their view over the Mediterranean... You imagine how the inhabitants of this city must have felt back then: as kings of the world, gods of the Mediterranean...
You see, it's hard to describe. Me and even far greater photographers than me have tried to capture this feeling. Have tried to capture the city and it's history. And I'm sorry to conclude: None have succeeded.
A history of Dubrovnik
This walled City was described by Lord Byron as "The Pearl of the Adriatic".
The town was founded in the 7th century on a site called Ragusium by the Romans. It was under the protection of the Byzantine Empire between 867 and 1205, of Venice until 1358, of Hungary until 1526, and of the Ottoman Empire until 1806, but remained largely self-governing as an independent republic. In the 16th century Dubrovnik had one of the greatest merchant fleets in the Mediterranean, and it remained the chief cultural centre for the South Slavs until the 19th century. Napoleon abolished the city-republic of Dubrovnik in 1808, and the Congress of Vienna ceded the town to Austria in 1815. By the terms of the Treaty of Rapallo (1920) following World War I, the town became part of the newly created Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia). During World War II Dubrovnik was occupied by Italian and German forces. In 1991, when Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia, Serbian forces laid siege to and bombarded the town, destroying many sites of historical importance. It has now been fully restored to its former Glory.
#2 Amsterdam - Netherlands
Moreover, Wooden shoes, coffee and red lights!
Amsterdam, world-renowned for its romantic canals and architecture of the 17th century, a period often called the "golden age". Amsterdam is the heart of the Netherlands, and make sure that your blood pumping.
Amsterdam is a city holiday 365 days a year, the harmonious coexistence of modern and historical melting pot of nationalities that have only further contribute to the charm of the city.
Amsterdam is proud of our beautiful city and downtown. Whether you are looking for can be found here in a relaxed atmosphere that only in this beautiful city.
#3 Plitvice Lakes - Croatia
If God had Photoshop ...
Or is it? Go to the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls and experience the nature of each color in each eye has to offer!
Sixteen lakes are divided into classes that consist of upper and lower waste water from the mountains, descending from a height of 636 m to 503 m at distances of 8 km, aligned in the north-south direction.
The lakes are separated by natural dams of travertine, which are held by working with moss, algae and bacteria. Decorated with plants and bacteria accumulate on top of each other, forming travertine barriers which grow at about 1 cm per year.
The lakes are known for their variety of colors, blue, green, gray or continuous color plave.Promeni depending on the amount of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of gift
#4 Rome - Italy
The capital of the world
Rome, capital of the world, the eternal city, a city of seven hills or the city itself: enough reasons to visit and be amazed many, many, many historical monuments ... Smell ancient Rome in the middle of this cosmopolitan-crazy Italian capital.
"Capital of the World" is very old and modern cosmopolitan. As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II, virtually without losses, the center of Rome essentially Renaissance and Baroque character. The historic center of Rome is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Situated on the River Tiber, between the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea, "Eternal City" when the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, a large region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today the metropolitan area is home to approximately 3.3 million people.
Do not forget to visit the most famous photographs of Rome, the Colosseum. This is where the gladiators were free and the public spectacle. These games were brutal, with gladiators fought each other to death. Gladiators were sometimes forced to animals, such as combating the left.
#5 Greece - Meteora
Imagine a building with a large stone. That's what he Meteora. .
The best time in May and June, the weather is pleasant. Learn the Greek Orthodox faith, that most of the fun.
How: The bus from Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Trikala and Athens. There are many opportunities to invest in the foothills of Meteora Kalampáka.