Barcelona / May 2015

Almost 3 years ago….

We spent 4 days in Barcelona, however my lens broke and managed to take just a few pictures below:

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I love Barcelona and will come back there. We booked a ticket to Sagrada Familia online a month before a trip.

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Kolossi Castle, Cyprus / September 2017

Kolossi castle was initially constructed in the 13th century and it was then rebuilt in its present form during mid-15th century. This well admired 15th century castle is situated in Kolossi village, 14km west of Limassol in the south of Cyprus.

During the 13th century, the castle served as the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar and after the fall of Acre in 1291 the castle served as the headquarters of the knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The castle todays looks very well and well maintained and looks very similar to a tower, similar to ones found across Europe. It was built with military architecture offering security within the area and resisting any attacks. The castle has a height of 21 meters and each of the castle’s four sides are 15 meters long on the outside and 14 meters on the inside.

There is lovely view on the village from the top 🙂

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Larnaca: Castle and St Lazarus Church, Cyprus/ September 2017

Larnaca is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is the third largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol. Larnaca is known for the Church of Saint Lazarus and its medieval fort. There is also he Hala Sultan Tekke which we did not go to and the Kamares Aqueduct that we passed. The day was full of attractions as we were heading to Agia Napa and Nicosia the same day !

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Landing plane. There is another airport in Larnaca

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Seafront

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Lisbon / May 2016

I really like Lisbon…it combines old and new:

It was part of our epic trip in May 2016.

And my favourite Belem Tower :

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Castle Książ / August 2014

Książ is a castle in Wałbrzych in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It was built in 1288-1292 under Bolko I the Strict. It lies within a protected area called Książ Landscape Park, overlooks the Pełcznica River and is one of the city’s main tourist attractions. (Wikipedia)

The day we went to visit that place was so foggy, that we hardly could see anything 😛

Just another 2000m further there is  Botanical Garden in Wałbrzych – where you can admire many exotic plants and flowers.

 

Sagres – End of the (Old) World / May 2016

Sagres is a town in South Portugal, located on the most Southwestern point of Europe.

A place rich in history that began at a time when exploring the great unknown was a life-long pursuit. A place in which Henry the Navigator (responsible for initiating European world explorations) spent the remaining years of his life. Before his death (1394-1460), the great explorer stood atop these cliffs, arm outstretched to the sea, and proclaimed Sagres “the end of the [Old] World.” [HubPages, August 27, 2010.]

Sagres with its cliffs, strong winds, great waves and 16th century fortress (pt. Fortaleza de Sagres) ia an unique and awe-inspiring travel destination.

Akershus Castle in Oslo

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Akershus Castle is the last place we managed to visit in Oslo in February 🙂

It is a medieval castle from around 1300AD. It has been remodelled to a renaissaence castle in the first half of the 17th century. Castle’s splendid halls are used by the Goverment for State events, whereas chapel and the Royal Mausoleum are open to the public, and of course we have been there too XD.

Admission: 70NOK

 

Panorama: View from Akershus Castle on the city

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View on seaside and Aker Brygge from Akershus Castle

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