With almost 500 meters above sea level you can see down to one of the most treacherous stretches for seafarers along the Norwegian coast. The weather can turn in the blink of an eye, making this idyllic scenery to a nightmare of strong current and gale wind. Many ships have ended their journey in these waters.
The spectacular panoramic view from West Cape might lead you to believe its the western most place in Norway, witch its not (its Vardetangen close to Bergen by the way).
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The full name is “The Museu Paulista of the University of São Paulo/Museu Paulista da Universidade de São Paulo”, but are commonly called Museu do Ipiranga or simply Museu Paulista. The building was built as a memorial of the declaration of independence and it was opened as a museum in 1895. The museum has a collection of more than 125 000 items mostly from the São Paulo region, but also from rest of Brazil.
Unfortunately we where not allowed to take photos inside.
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I guess it’s about time that we make a post about our Header Image for our blog. Here are the photo itself along with more from the same area called Einunndalen in Norway. Probably not the most visited place by foreign tourist, but quite known by Norwegians who like mountainous landscape above the tree line. Now, you don’t have to be high above the sea level to be over the tree line in Norway though, just about 500 meters depending on the area and less in the north.
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Trollstigen is maybe the most iconic tourist road in Norway. Closed when the first snow falls and only reopens sometimes during May after about three weeks of removing snow over the mountain pass.
The road is partly very narrow and cars can’t pass one another everywhere. Buses are limited to 12,5 meters to be able to make the sharpest hairpins. If you are afraid of heights, this may not be the place for you.
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Sierra Nevada (Snowy Mountain Range), Andalusia – Spain, is a mountain range in the southern parts of Spain with the highest mountain top on continental Spain with almost 3500 meters. It’s also one of the southern most ski resorts in Europe.
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As a follow up on the previous post about Notre Dame, here is another impressive catholic church that is located in the city Aparecida just outside Rodovia Presidente Dutra (BR-116, the main highway between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.
The exterior may not be as interesting as the Gothic cathedrals, but this is actually one of the largest church buildings in the world. And by “largest” I mean floor area. With its 12 000 m², it’s only surpassed by St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City. Compared to lots of churches that are surrounded by tall buildings in cities, this one being in the open, makes it quite visible in the landscape.
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Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris), or just simply Notre Dame is one of the most famous and most visited Gothic cathedrals in the world. It’s situated on the Île de la Cité on the river Seine in Paris, France.
When we visited the city on a sunny but cold and windy weekend in the spring of 2016, we used the opportunity to take a closer look at this impressive building.
Here are a few photos we like to share with you guys, hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
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