Gdansk Industrial City (Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers)

Discover Gdansk the Industrial City, sometimes referred to by its German name Danzig, a strategic and highly influential port for nearly a thousand years.  What was once the stronghold of the Teutonic Knights and an influential city within the Hanseatic League during the Middle Ages has become northern Poland largest city and capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.  It gain notoriety in the 70s and 80’s when it became the heart of political upheavals against the communist regime and  the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers on the Plac Solidarności visibly commemorate victims of the ancient regime.

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Écusson by night: Montpellier’s Historical centre

Discover Montpellier’s Historical centre, also known as the Écusson district home to over a thousand years of history within its labyrinth of typical medieval streets.  It is home to a variety of sights including the Place de la Comédie at its heart, the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre and a variety of Historical Hotels and private mansions.  The vast majority of the buildings in this historic centre have medieval roots and were modified between the 16th and the 18th centuries.

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Alasehir Pia Hotel: Alasehir most exclusive Hotel

Discover Alasehir most exclusive Hotel with fantastic facilities, including a lovely garden and restaurant, a beautiful outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, offering a vast array of services.

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Montpellier BMX Street Art (by Mr BMX)

Discover Montpellier’s unique historical district Street Art where at numerous locations BMX bikes hang from medieval houses.

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Rue du Plan d’Agde : Bohemian Montpellier by Night

Discover Rue du Plan d’Agde one of the most animated streets in the heart of the Écusson,  Montpellier historic district.  It is filled with a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants including the charming and unique Bouchon St Roch at the corner of the Rue du Petit Saint Jean.  The street ends on the beautiful Église Saint Roch and its facing St Roch Trompes l’Oeil mural painting.

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Le Bouchon St Roch: Montpellier restaurant

Discover Le Bouchon St Roch, a very unique restaurant in the heart of Montpellier Historical Center.  Located on the corner of the pedestrian and very vibrant Rue du Plan d’Agde packed with its varieties of bars and restaurants and the rue du Petit St Jean, only a stone’s throw away from the beautiful St Roch church.  This remarkable restaurant is well known for its indoor French decorations, very friendly staff and its large terrace at the front.

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Place de la Comédie: Montpellier’s central square

Discover la Place de la Comédie, Montpellier’s central square and most famous rendez vous point.  Located at the heart of historical district, only 200 meter north of the railway station, it was built on the location city’s fortifications and has become today the hub of Montpellier’s activities.  It is indeed one of the most vibrant destinations of the city packed with restaurants, cafes, bars and street artists.  It is home to the Opéra national de Montpellier on one side, the Fontaine des Trois Grâces at its heart and the Esplanade green space on the other side.
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Montpellier: most seductive city in the South of France

Montpellier located on Mediterranean Sea coast is one of the most charming and seductive cities in the South of France.  It is the elegant capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the Hérault department and the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice.  It is considered the fastest growing city in the country over the past 25 years, filled with culture with a selection of museums, a young dynamism with numerous universities and world-class architecture including over a dozen of very stylish private mansions and Historical Hotels. Even its tramways designed by Christian Lacroix as moving tableaux are often considered as the sexiest of the world.

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British Museum: world’s second most visited museum

The British Museum is the second most visited museum in the world with more than 5.5 millions of visitors a year, just after the Louvre in Paris.  It has an enormous collection of over seven million objects originating from all continents.  It is a museum of history and culture which mission it  to document and illustrate the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.  Some of the key highlights of the British Museum include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Ancient Egypt mummies.  The museum is free but special exhibitions require tickets.
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British Library: United Kingdom national library

Discover the British Library, the United Kingdom national library home to over 150 million items from all over the world with historical manuscripts dating back as far as 2000 BC.  It is considered the world’s second largest library, right after the American Library of Congress.

British Library Video Transcript:

  1. United Kingdom national library
  2. World’s second largest library
  3. Home to over 150 million items
  4. Historical manuscripts dating back as far as 2000 BC

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Dollis Valley Greenwalk: 16 km long footpath in North London

Discover the Dollis Valley Greenwalk, an amazing 10 miles (16 km) long footpath in North London.  Located in the Borough of Barnet it connects Hampstead Heath to the Mount Nature Reserve in Mill Hill and.

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Camden Canals: North London 13km canal network

Discover the Stables Market part of the Camden Market in North London Camden Town. It is located in the former Pickfords stables and Grade II listed horse hospital, where numerous stalls and shops set in the large arches in railway viaducts.

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Camden Stables Market: part of North LondonCamden Market


Discover the Stables Market part of the Camden Market in North London Camden Town. It is located in the former Pickfords stables and Grade II listedhorse hospital, where numerous stalls and shops set in the large arches in railway viaducts.

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West Heath: Beautiful forest part of North London’s Hampstead Heath

Discover West Heath, a beautiful green space in North London part of the famous Hampstead HeathPark.  It is adjoining theGolders Hill Park to the North and Sandy Heath to the East, and strategically located between the tube station of Hampstead and Golders Green on the Northern Line.  It has an amazing duck pond at its heart and is the perfect place for nature lover.

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Hampstead Heath Extension Park: North London beautiful green space


Discover Hampstead Heath Extension, a beautiful green space in North London part of the famous Hampstead Heath Park.  It is adjoining Sandy Heath to the South, and located between the tube station of Golders Green to the west and the Hampstead Golf Course to the east.  It offers a variety of sports pitches and a small forest on the southern End.

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Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion: neo-Gothic terrace

Discover Budapest’s Fisherman’s Bastion located on the Buda Castle hill next to the Matthias Church, a unique neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque terrace offering spectacular views over Budapest.

Video transcript:

  1. Fisherman’s Bastion
  2. A neo-Gothic terrace on the Buda Castle hill
  3. Built in the 19th century to serve as a lookout tower
  4. With 7 turrets representing the original 7 Hungarian tribes

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Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion Sequence Shot

Discover Budapest Danube River at sunset with some of the Hungary Capital top landmarks including the Buda Castle and hill, the Hungarian Parliament building, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the grandiose Széchenyi Chain Bridge.

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Budapest Danube River at sunset

Discover Budapest Danube River at sunset with some of the Hungary Capital top landmarks including the Buda Castle and hill, the Hungarian Parliament building, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the grandiose Széchenyi Chain Bridge.

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Budapest’s St. Stephen’s Basilica

Discover Budapest’s St. Stephen’s Basilica, a grandiose Roman Catholic Church located at the end of the Zrínyi Pedestrian Street.  It was named in honour of the first King of Hungary and is considered one of the largest church buildings in Hungary.

Video transcript:

  1. Stephen’s Basilica
  2. One of Budapest’s most iconic landmarks
  3. Located at the end of the Zrínyi Pedestrian Street
  4. Grandiose Roman Catholic Church
  5. Named in honour of the first King of Hungary
  6. One of the largest church buildings inHungary

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Széchenyi Chain Bridge: Budapest’s most iconic bridge

Discover the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, one of Budapest’s most recognisable sights, spanning across the River Danube between the western Buda and eastern Pest.

Video transcript:

  1. Széchenyi Chain Bridge
  2. Budapest’s most iconic bridge
  3. Suspension bridge connecting western Buda to eastern Pest
  4. Designed by English engineer William Tierney Clark
  5. Opened in 1849and considered one of the world’s engineering wonders
  6. First permanent bridge across the Danube

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Budapest Parliament on the Danube

Discover the Hungarian Parliament building on the Danube River at sunset, one of Budapest’s most iconic landmarks.

Video transcript:

  1. Hungarian Parliament Building
  2. One of the most iconic landmarks of Budapest
  3. Official seat of the National Assembly of Hungary
  4. One of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings

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Gellért Thermal Bath: Budapest’s most famous hot spring spa

Gellért Thermal Bath is one of the Budapest’s most famous Bath complexes with a Swimming Pool and many hot water pools with temperature up to 40 °C.  It is part of the famous Hotel Gellért on the Buda side of the city.

Video transcript:

  1. Gellért Thermal Bath
  2. Budapest’s famous natural hot spring Bath complex
  3. One of Europe’s most iconic thermal spa baths
  4. With swimming pool, wave pool and spa treatments
  5. Offer a great relaxation and entertainment all year round
  6. Part of the famous Hotel Gellért
  7. Located next to the Gellért Hill on the Buda side of the city
  8. Large Swimming Pool(water temperature 26° C)
  9. Central Thermal Pool (water temperature 36° C)
  10. Side Thermal Pool (water temperature 40° C)
  11. Steam baths and immersion pool (water temperature 19° C)

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Best of Budapest: Hungary’s capital top sights

Discover Budapest’s top sights including the Buda Castle and hill, the Hungarian Parliament building and the Danube river, the Zrinyi pedestrian street and the St Stephen basilica, the grandiose Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias Church, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath and the Vajdahunyad Castle in the VárosligetCity Park, the Szepmuveszeti Muzeum and the Heroes’ Square, the famous Andrássy Avenue and the House of Terror museum, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarikum Bisztro and the Dob3 bar.

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Budapest by night: Buda Castle, Parliament & Chain Bridge

Discover Budapest by night with some of the Hungarian Capital key landmarks including the Buda Castle and hill, Hungarian Parliament building and the Danube river, the Zrinyi pedestrian street, the St Stephen basilica and the grandiose Széchenyi Chain Bridge.

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St-Pancras International: world’s most wonderful railway station

Discover St-Pancras International, considered one of the world’s most wonderful railway stations.  It is Located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, between the British Library and King’s Cross station . The station is situated within a Grade I listed building and is widely known for its Victorian architecture.  It was originally opened in 1868 by the Midland Railway, and had at that time the world’s largest single-span roof.  It later escaped planned demolition in the 1960s and was renovated and expanded during the 2000s at a cost of £800 million s.  Once connecting London with the East Midlands and Yorkshire, it is today linking the capital with the North and South-East of England, as well as a connection with Paris since 2007 via Eurostar.  The St-Pancras International station is home to 15 platforms, a shopping centre, a bus station and to the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, which opened in 2011.

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Hyde Park: London’s most famous Royal Park

Hyde Park, part of the Royal Parks, is one of the largest and most famous parks in central London.  It is divided in two by the Serpentine Lake and the western extension of the Kensington Gardens is often considered part of the park, although technically separate since 1728.

Video transcript:

  1. Part of the Royal Parks
  2. Largest park in central London
  3. Was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851

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Royal Albert Hall: London’s most famous concert hall

The Royal Albert Hall is the impressive concert hall located south of the Kensington Gardens opposite the Albert Memorial.  It hosts a variety of performances each year from ballet and opera to rock concerts.  It is perhaps best known for being home to the annual summer Proms concerts.

Video transcript:

  1. One of London’s most impressive concert halls
  2. Located south of the Kensington Gardens
  3. Renown for hosting annual summer BBC Proms concerts

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Royal College of Music: London’s best known conservatoire

The Royal College of Music is South Kensington well known conservatoire situated between the Royal Albert Hall and the Imperial College.  It was founded by Royal Charter in 1882, with its first director being Sir George Grove and followed by Sir Hubert Parry.

Video transcript:

  1. Well known London conservatoire
  2. Located in South Kensington next to the Royal Albert Hall
  3. Founded by Royal Charter in 1882

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Exhibition Road: London’s cultural heartland

Discover Exhibition road in South Kensington, considered London’s cultural heartland being home to the National History Museum, the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.  It is also the location of various higher education institutions such as the Imperial College London, the Pepperdine and Jagiellonian University Abroad. Its name comes from the 1851 Great Exhibition held in nearby Hyde Park at the northern end of the road.

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Video transcript:

  1. London’s cultural heartland in South Kensington
  2. Home to the National History Museum
  3. Home to the Science Museum
  4. Home to the Victoria & Albert Museum
  5. Home to the Imperial College London

Marble Arch: impressive white marble triumphal arch

Discover Marble Arch one of central London’s key landmarks, a 19th-century triumphal arch in white marble, located at junction of Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Park Lane, on the Northern East Edge of Hyde Park.  It was design in 1827 by John Nash to be the state entrance to the Cour d’honneur of Buckingham palace, and was later relocated to its current location in the 60s.

  1. Marble Arch
  2. Central London’s key Landmark
  3. 19th-century white marble triumphal arch
  4. At the junction of Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Park Lane

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Best of Kensington Central London

Discover the best of Kensington, within the western part of central London, home to some of the world’s best known museums.  Indeed, Exhibition road in South Kensington is the location of the National History Museum, the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.  Kensington is also famous for its parks including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park.

Video transcript:

  1. Hyde Park: London’s most famous Royal Park
  2. Serpentine: Hyde Park’s Amazing recreational lake
  3. Kensington Palace: British Royal residence
  4. Kensington Gardens: London’s Royal Park
  5. Exhibition Road: London’s cultural heartland
  6. Albert Memorial: Prince Albert statue in Kensington Gardens
  7. National History Museum: World’s Most Renowned Museum of its kind
  8. Science Museum: Astonishing Science Spectacular Museum
  9. Victoria & Albert Museum: for art and design lovers for art and design
  10. Royal Albert Hall: impressive concert hall
  11. Royal College of Music: London’s best known conservatoire
  12. Marble Arch: impressive white marble triumphal arch

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Kensington Palace: British Royal residence

Discover the astonishing royal residence of the Kensington Palace within the beautiful green space of Kensington Gardens, the western side of Hyde Park.  The palace has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Video transcript:

  1. Residence of the British Royal Family
  2. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  3. Within the beautiful green space of Kensington Gardens

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Serpentine: London’s Hyde Park’s Amazing recreational lake

Discover the Serpentine, an amazing 40 acres (16 ha) recreational lake in the heart of Central London’s Hyde Park.  It was created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline. The Serpentine takes its name from its snakelike, curving shape, although it only has one bend.

Video transcript:

  1. Amazing 40 acres recreational lake
  2. In the heart of Central London’s Hyde Park
  3. Takes its name from its snakelike shape

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Albert Memorial: Prince Albert statue in Kensington Gardens

Discover the Albert Memorial a grandiose statue of Prince Albert, husband of Queen’s Victoria, located on the Southern tip of the Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall.  It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in a Gothic Revival style and took over ten years to complete.

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Kensington Gardens: London’s Royal Park

Discover the Kensington Gardens the beautiful green space west of Hyde Park and delimited by the Serpentine recreational lake.  The park, once part of the private gardens of Kensington Palace is a perfect destination to unwind away from the crowds with no less than 111 hectares of space.

Video transcript:

  1. One of London’s Royal Parks
  2. Home to the Albert Memorial
  3. Home to the Kensington Palace

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Covent Garden Sequence Shot (5D Mark3 and Steadicam)

Explore this amazing Sequence Shot of the Covent Garden district in London’s West End from the Covent Garden Piazza to the Covent Garden Tube Station.  Covent Garden is one of the capital’s most popular entertainment districts with various theatres, free street performers, cafes and world known operas.

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Exploring Barcelona: one of Europe’s Greatest Cities

Discover Barcelona and some of its most important sights including la Ciutat Vella, Barcelona old town, Barcelona Beach, Barri Gotic, La Rambla, El Raval, Eixample, Gràcia, Sants-Montjuïc and Plaça d’Espanya

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Barcelona Amazing views: Harbour Cable Car

Discover Barcelona Amazing views from the Harbour Cable Car, a 1450 metre long harbour aerial tramway with red cars which connectsBarceloneta to the Montjuic.The entrance is in Barceloneta on the top of the 78 metre tall Torre San Sebastian tower.  It passes by the Torre Jaume I tower, considered the world’s second tallest aerial tramway support tower, before reaching the Montjuic, offering amazing views over Barcelona.  The Harbour Cable Car journey takes about 15 minutes and the one-way ticket is €11.

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Barcelona by night: Plaça de Catalonia & Plaça d’Espanya

Discover Amazing Barcelona by night and some of its most important district and sights including Plaça d’Espanya in Montjuic, Avenue Parallel and Place de Cataluña in the Eixample.

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London’s Regents Park: London’s most famous green space

Discover Regent’s Park, one of the most famous green spaces in the capital, and part of the Royal Parks of London.  It is situated north of Marylebone road and Regent’s Park tube station and surrounded by Park road to the West, Prince Albert road to the North and Albany Street to the East.  It is home to a variety of recreational sights including the London Zoo, the Boating Lake and the Open Air Theatre within the Inner circle.

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Barcelona: Catalonia capital city

Discover Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and everything it has to offer its visitors, from the continent’s best-preserved Gothic quarters and fascinating Gaudi architecture to the beautiful beaches served by multiple underground stations.  Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city offering a variety of world cuisine including succulent Catalan dishes.  The nightlife and music scene is also one of the most vibrant and their football team is known and supported around the world and.  In short, Barcelona is perhaps the most equipped of all European cities will it be for arts, cultures, sport or lifestyle.

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Barcelona Gothic Quarter (5D and Steadicam)

Discover the amazing Barcelona Barri Gotic considered the oldest part of the Ciutat Vella, Barcelona old town. It literally has its foundations in Roman times as it was built upon the old settlement of Barcino.

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Barcelona beach boardwalk (5D & Steadicam)

Discover one of the world’s Best City Beach Boardwalk in Barcelona.  Amazing sequence shot of the Barcelona Beach Boardwalk with its numerous bikers, joggers and rollerbladers.

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World’s Best City Beach: Barcelona beach (sequence shot)

Discover the world’s Best City Beach and its boardwalk in Barcelona.  Amazing sequence shot of the Barcelona Beach in Barceloneta.

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Barcelona Barri Gotic by night: Ciutat Vella oldest part

Discover the amazing Barcelona Barri Gotic by night with a few astonishing sequence shots. The Barri Gòtic is the oldest part of the Ciutat Vella, Barcelonaold town. It literally has its foundations in Roman times as it was built upon the old settlement of Barcino. It’s quite easy to see these portions of the Roman wall through this area and for those looking to see more, you can visit the City History museum which takes you below ground to tour the 2,000 year-old foundations. Fully pedestrian, this area is quite popular for visitors to see the history of the city.

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Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2014

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the biggest events of its kind, attracting over 70K people from all continents each year.  It is the perfect networking event with the majority of attendees being executives and CEOs, from large Telecom giants such as Vodafone and Orange, to device manufacturer (Nokia, Samsung, and HTC) and app builders.

Some of the hot topics at the MWC this year included:

  1. Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp
  2. Internet.org & connect everybody on the planet
  3. Digital identity & Open ID connect
  4. Firefox OS and mobile apps
  5. 4G getting mainstream (in some part of the world at least)
  6. MEducation
  7. Wearable devices
  8. Smart cities

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Amazing Barcelona apartment with views on Mediterranean Sea

Discover an amazing 14th Floor Barcelona apartment with views on the beach, Mediterranean Sea, Ciutat Vella and the Montjuïc.  Had the chance to stay there for a couple days during the Mobile World Congress, the World’s Biggest Mobile Event held in Barcelona each year.

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World’s Best City Beach: Barcelona

Discover the world’s Best City Beach in Barcelona.  Amazing sequence shot of the Barcelona  Beach from Barceloneta west side to the Olympic beach on the eastern side.  With such an amazing city beach it is no wonder that Barcelona is considered one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

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Chinese New Year London Celebration

The Chinese New Year Celebration in Central London is considered the largest outside Asia attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. The ceremony showcases a variety of traditional Chinese performances including Chinese dragons and lion dances.

The festivities take place in the heart of London, within Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue.

Instagram for feeling: Imagini App (iOS and Android)

Imagine what it would be like to see how the world is feeling right now…

Now you can, with Imagini, an innovative new app that connects our feelings to the world around us.  Instantly capture and share your mood wherever you are — at home, in a restaurant or on a beach.

Upload photos and add a one-word reason why you feel that way.  We will then tag the exact time and place so you can compare your feeling to people around you, and understand why

You can discover how the rest of the world is feeling too, thanks to a world feeling map. By connecting the globe’s emotions, we can explore the world in a whole new way.

Download now to discover how the world is feeling.

Site: http://imagini.net/

Hendon by night, North West London

Discover Hendon by night, a nice neighbourhood in North London with some of its key sights including Hendon Underground Station, Hendon Way, Hendon Park, Brent Street and Middlesex University.

First footage shot with the Canon EOS 5d mark 3 by Mat Siems.

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Museum of London

The Museum of London is a well known cultural attraction which explores the history of Britain’s capital from the prehistoric times up to the 21st century.  It is strategically located next to the remains of the Roman city wall within the south west corner of the Barbican complex.  The museum is composed of nine permanent chronological galleries from prehistoric, Roman and Medieval London way up to the People and World City, as well as a few temporary exhibitions.  It offers the visitor a great history lesson with some 7,000 original artefacts, painting and sculptures as well as numerous interactivities and videos.

The Museum of London has the following permanent galleries:

  1. London before London: 450,000BC to AD50
  2. Roman London : AD 50-410
  3. Medieval London: 410 to 1558
  4. War, Plague & Fire: 1550s-1660s
  5. Expanding City: 1666-1850s
  6. People’s City: 1850s-1940s
  7. World City: 1950s-today
  8. The City Gallery: Showcasing our most iconic treasure
  9. Museum of London images

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Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2013

Every year in February, Barcelona hosts the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC), considerd the world’s largest exhibition of the mobile industry.  The event which usually attracts some 70,000+ participants has this year welcomed a record-breaking 100,000+ visitors from over 200 countries at their new cutting edge Fira Gran Via facility.  The congress showcased 1,500 of the most influential mobile operators, device manufacturers and software builders, but also acted as a conference with numerous key speakers discussing the latest issues and opportunity within the Mobile space.

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  1. MWC Introduction
  2. MWC top trends
  3. MWC images
  4. MWC video

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Best of Normandy, North of France

Normandy is a beautiful region in northern France bordered by the English Channel.  It is well known for its spectacular natural beauty with its white cliffs within the Alabaster Coast, its long stretch of sandy beaches and a variety of parks and gardens.  It comes to no surprise that it became the heart of the Impressionism art movement headed by Monet at his studio in Giverny.  Normandy is packed with a variety of lovely resort towns such as Deauville, Trouville and Cabourg within the Cote Fleurie, as well as various historic destinations such as the old city of Honfleur.  The region is also the land of chateaux and impressive medieval architecture, being once the land of William the Conqueror, one of the greatest warriors of all time.  It is home to the Mont-St-Michel, one of Normandy’s most spectacular sights and France’s most visited attractions.  The region of Normandy is also known for the D-Day allied invasion (on June 6, 1944) within the Omaha and Utah Beach, which became a significant turning point during the Second World War.

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Best of Honfleur, Normandy, France

Honfleur is a lovely coastal destination surrounding a beautiful 17th-century harbour known as Le Vieux Bassin.  This charming town is located in Calvados, within the region of Lower Normandy in the North of France.  The town is well known for its well preserved historic architecture of traditional buildings, museums and churches such as the Église Ste-Catherine and the Musée de le marine.  Historically it is famous for being the departure point of some of Europe’s greatest sea explorers including Samuel de Champlain, who founded Quebec. It has many pedestrian streets at its heart including the Rue de la Ville, packed with various cafes, restaurant and boutiques offering some of Normandy’s best known specialities such as Cider, Calvados and local cheese.

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Best of Mont Saint Michel, Normandy France

Mont Saint Michel is a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site located on an island just off the coast of Lower Normandy in northern France.  It is best known as the site of the spectacular and well-preserved Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Michel at the peak of the rocky island, and surrounded by winding streets and a medieval architecture.  It is one of the most visited tourist attraction in France and the most recognisable sight in a Normandy.

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Notting Hill Carnival: Europe’s biggest street festival

The Notting Hill Carnival taking place in West London each year is Europe’s biggest street festival.  For two days at the end of the month of August, the members of the West Indian community flock the streets of Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for one of the biggest celebration on the planet.   The carnival has lived in the area since the 60’s and is today attracting over a million people a year.  If you are looking for a vibrant celebration, with plenty of sound systems for street dancing and numerous Caribbean food stalls serving up jerk chicken, then the Notting Hill Carnival is the place to be.

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Best of Stockholm: sights, map, images and video

Stockholm is considered the capital of Scandinavia, being the region largest populated metropolitan area with over 2 million inhabitants.  It is the economic, cultural and administrative centre of Sweden, with over a fifth of the country’s population.  It was founded in the 12th Century and has since become one of the key cities in Europe. 

Stockholm is often referred to as the Venice of the North, best known for its remarkable natural beauty surrounded by clean open water and an abundance of green spaces.  The city is composed of 14 islands and interconnected by more than 50 bridges, sitting at the mouth of the Lake Mälaren which flows into the Baltic Sea.  It is a part of the Stockholm archipelago consisting of over 24,000 islands and islets. 

Stockholm also offers splendid medieval architecture with its terracotta and saffron coloured buildings especially around the well preserved historical island of Gamla Stan.  As the royal and political center of Sweden it is home to the Swedish monarch, the national government, the Parliament and the Supreme Court.  The city is also famous for its world class museums such as Skansen, Vasamuseet and the Nationalmuseum, as well as for its sleek designs.

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Spain Portugal Road Trip

Last September, we had the chance to go on a road trip of the Iberia peninsula, travelling for several weeks through Southern and Eastern Spain as well as Central and Southern Portugal.  We started our journey in the grandiose capital city of Madrid, first moving West to the charming Lisbon passing by the unspoiled region of Extremadura, then South to the amazing Algarve region.  We then moved back to Spain, exploring the astonishing regions of Andalucía, Murcia, Valencia and finally terminated in the heart of Catalonia in Barcelona.  This is an overview of the trip with links to the specific content, videos and hotels.

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Sintra’s Castle of the Moors

The Castle of the Moors or Castelo dos Mouros set on top of the majestic Sintra Mountains is one of the most breathtaking destinations in the heart of Portugal.  It is located less than 30 kilometres west of the capital, within the charming town of Sintra,  and is a wonderful place to discover when visiting the Lisbon region.  The Castle is considered by many one of the most spectacular medieval remains in the whole of Europe.

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Amsterdam Video and Map

Following our article about the Top 10 attractions and hotels of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most visited destinations, comes the HD video and the Interactive Map Application.  The Amsterdam Interactive Map Application is a full screen experience which include an interactive Google map, an interactive content slideshow, an image slider with high quality photographs and a video player section.

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