LIFE’S A BEACH…! GRAN CANARIAS BESTE STRENDER

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Anfi del Mar

Les vår store bloggpost om Gran Canarias beste strender på vår reiseblogg http://minbestereise.blogg.no/1382919407_lifes_a_beach.html

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-PYRAMIDENE BLE BYGGET SOM KORNSILOER AV DEN BIBELSKE STAMFAREN JOSEF

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Sfinksen i Giza, like ved pyramidene utenfor Kairo (wikipedia.org) 

Den pensjonerte nevrokirurgen Ben Carson (64), som håper å bli Republikanernes presidentkandidat i USA gjentar nå sin 17 år gamle teori om at pyramidene i Egypt ble bygget av den bibelske stamfaren Josef, som kornsiloer, skriver nrk.no

Ben Carson tilhører Syvendedags Adventistsamfunnet, men kirkesamfunnet der han er medlem sier Carsons teorier er ukjent for dem, og at hans syn er “hans egen tolkning”. 

Josef, en av Jakobs tolv sønner, ble solgt av sine egne brødre som slave til Egypt. Han var ifølge den hebraiske bibelen Tanákh og gammeltestamentet i den kristne bibelen sentral i Egypt ved å kunne tyde faraos drømmer.

Ben Carsons teori refererer til historien i de bibelske skriftene der det heter at Josef kunne forutse en kommende matmangel og at han derfor rådet faraoen til å lagre overskuddsmat. Dette er en teori som er mer sannsynlig enn arkeologer som sier de massive pyramidene var gravkamre for faraoer, påpeker Carson.

I opptaket med Buzzfeed fra 1998 sier Carson at kamrene i pyramidene var «hermetisk lukket» fordi «de måtte være det» for å lagre korn.

Kilder: www.nrk.no, www.hegnar.no, NTB

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STRETCH OF BERLIN WALL TO BE PROTECTED FROM TOURISTS

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My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love (Mein Gott, hilf mir, diese tödliche Liebe zu überleben), also referred to as the Fraternal Kiss (Bruderkuss), is a 365 x 480 cm grafitti painting on the East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall, by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel. It was created in 1990, and depicts Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (1906-1982) and East German leader Erich Honecker (1912-1994) in a fraternal embrace, and reproducing a photograph taken by Regis Bossu, that captured the moment on October 7  1979 during the 30th anniversary celebration of the foundation of the German Democratic Republic.

After “unbelievable” acts of vandalism, Berlin has decided to build a barrier around the East Side Gallery. Officials have blamed tourists who consistently write their names on the wall or chip away at the murals, Deutsche Welle – dw.de reported.

The city of Berlin announced plans on Thursday to build a barrier around the East Side Gallery, the largest remaining stretch of the Berlin wall, to protect it from souvenir-hunting tourists.

“We have witnessed in recent weeks and months an unbelievable amount of vandalism,” said Sascha Langenbach, a spokesman for the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district, during a press conference. When announcing plans for a fence, she asserted: “It’s about respect.”

Around three million tourists visit the site each year, with many of them writing or etching their names on the wall, taking selfies of the act, or even chipping away at the historic murals.

The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 kilometer (one mile) stretch of the Berlin wall which was covered in over 100 iconic murals between February and September 1990 by artists from around the world. In October, the district began a 230,000 euro ($250,000) renovation project to restore the artworks.

But the new paint was barely dry before tourists defaced many of the completed pictures, reported Adalbert-Maria Klees of the district’s public spaces commission.

“This barrier should make clear that this is a historical monument,” said Klees, who said the immediate vandalism prompted the decision to build the fence. An 80 centimeter-tall (2.6 foot) transparent barrier will keep tourists 1.3 meters (4.3 feet) away from the artworks.

The transparent wall is set to cost 150,000 ($163,000), but should cut down on the unwanted graffiti by 90 percent, according to Klees. Visitors should expect to see the new barrier early next year, along with signs noting the East Side Gallery’s protected monument status.

Until then, the murals which have already been restored will be fenced off from the public.

Source: Deutsche Welle – www.dw.de

Read the whole story and watch video at www.dw.com/en/stretch-of-berlin-wall-to-be-protected-from-tourists/a-18831038

#Berlin #Berlinmuren #By #DDR #Ferie #Foto #Galleri #Grafitti #Hovedstad #Kommunist #Kunst #Reise #Russland #SovjetUnionen #Turisme #Tyskland #ØstTyskland

#Art #BerlinWall #Capital #City #Communist #GDR #Germany #Holiday #Photo #Russia #SovietUnion #Tourism #Travel #Video

 

 

GÅTEFULLE STONEHENGE

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HOTEL VALDEMARS I RIGA – MODERNE DESIGN I HISTORISK BYGNING

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LONDON LOOKS AHEAD TO ANOTHER WORLD-CLASS YEAR

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2016 will bring a stellar line-up of brand new theatre, exhibitions and special events to London, eturbonews.com reported.

Visitlondon.com, the official city guide for the capital, highlights the very best of what?s in store for visitors to London next year.

From blockbuster exhibitions, anniversaries and commemorations to light festivals and on-stage magic, 2016 in London is expected to captivate its ever-growing global audience. Unmissable events include:

? Lumiere London 2016, 14-17 January: A host of international artists will illuminate the city with dazzling 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works during this free-to-attend light festival.

? Queen Elizabeth?s 90th Birthday: A whole host of celebrations are in store including the regal-themed Pret-a-Portea Afternoon Tea at the Berkeley Hotel, to the exhibition Fashioning a Reign at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace.

? EXHIBITIONISM, Saatchi Gallery, 5 April ? 4 September 2016: The first international exhibition on the Rolling Stones will take over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery with 9 galleries, combining over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies.

? Sunset Boulevard, London Coliseum, 1 April ? 7 May 2016: Glenn Close will make her West End debut as Norma Desmond, the faded silent movie star, in Sunset Boulevard.

? New Tate Modern, 17 June 2016: The new Tate Modern with 60 per cent more display space will be unveiled with a complete re-hang, bringing together much-loved works from the collection with new acquisitions, and featuring over 250 artists from around 50 countries.

? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II, The Palace Theatre, 6 June ? 30 July 2016: The eighth story in the Harry Potter Series is based on an original tale by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and features a cast of over 30.

These landmark events and nationwide celebrations are anticipated to draw significant numbers of international visitors. Over the past five years (2009-2014), the number of overseas visits to London have increased by 22.5 per cent, and for the last two years the capital has been hailed as the world?s most popular tourist destination by The Global Destinations Cities Index from Mastercard. This in-depth ranking of the 132 most travelled cities from around the world forecasts that London is projected to welcome 18.82 million international visitors in 2015.

Gordon Innes, CEO of London & Partners, the international promotional company for London which runs VisitLondon.com, said: ?International visits to London are at a record high, so it?s exciting to know that our city is, once again, set to deliver another incredible programme of events in 2016 for visitors and Londoners alike.

?As VisitLondon.com, we are committed to promoting the city?s diverse tourism offer. Early 2016 will see the launch of a brand new international tourism campaign, as well as some very special projects and collaborations to maintain London?s leading tourism position. With global competition growing ever-stronger, London certainly isn?t resting on its laurels.?

Source: www.eturbonews.com

#BuckinghamPalace #By #Dronning #Elizabeth #England #Ferie #Galleri #HarryPotter #Hotell #Hovedstad #London #MasterCard #Museum #Reise #RollingStones #Skuespiller #Storbritania #Teater #WestEnd #Turisme

#Actor #Capital #City #Holiday #Queen #Tourism #Travel

BELLAPAIS PÅ NORD-KYPROS – OM LATSKAPENS TRE, LAWRENCE DURRELL OG BITRE SITRONER

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Bellapais

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*Nord-Kypros består av “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, som har vært okkupert av tyrkiske styrker siden 1974, og som ikke er anerkjent som stat av andre land enn Tyrkia.

 

PARIS TOURIST PICS AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THEM

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A lego man, or the Arc de Triomphe? Photo: PaperBoyo/Instagram

An Instagram user armed with paper cutouts has created some of the most creative pics of Paris that we’ve ever seen. And he’s currently in the French capital. Take a closer look.

We’ve all seen the tourist snaps of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre museum.

But never like this.

Take a look through the feed of Rich McCor, who is currently travelling through Paris as part of a world tour. He uses paper cutouts to show another side of some of the world’s most famous landmarks. 

Source: www.thelocal.fr

See more photos and read the whole story at www.thelocal.fr/20151027/are-these-the-most-creative-paris-pics-ever

#By #Eiffeltårnet #Ferie #Foto #Frankrike #Hovedstad #Instagram #Louvre #Paris #Reise #Triumfbuen #Turisme

#Capital #City #EiffelTower #France #Holiday #Photo #Tourism #Travel

SARK – KURIØS KANALØY OG EUROPAS SISTE “FØYDALSTAT”

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Les vår store bloggpost om kanaløya Sark på vår reiseblogg http://minbestereise.blogg.no/sark.html

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“HIPSTER HOLIDAYS” THE NEW TREND IN TOURISM

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Kreuzberg, Berlin. Photo credit: businessinsider.com

The movement is changing the landscape of the traditional city break, with more visitors wanting to explore areas outside the mainstream, capitalfm.co.ke reports.

Many cities are encouraging the boom, as it diversifies urban attractions and helps to avoid the growing problem of overcrowded city centres.

A “hipster” can be defines as a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those outside the cultural mainstream. Hipsters live in “edgier” areas and are seeking out these neighbourhoods to experience hipster culture such as pop-up restaurants, vegan cafes, independent shops and crafts galleries.

A new demand for “hipster holidays” was identified at the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, released Monday at World Travel Market in London.

There appears to be a battle among European cities for the title of “hipster capital”. But while many places lay claim to the accolade, leading areas include Kreuzberg in Berlin, District VII in Budapest and Miera iela in Riga.

Local residents are spotting new business opportunities, providing authentic hipster tours of specific city districts, while online travel guides including Likealocal and TravelsofAdam, list up-to-date reviews of the ever-changing hipster scene.   

The travel website alux.com has rated the most hipster neighbourhoods in the world:

1. Williamsburg, New York

2. Florentin, Tel-Aviv

3. Amsterdam-Noord, Amsterdam

4. Vesterbro, Copenhagen

5. Fitzroy, Melbourne

6. Södermalm, Stockholm

7. Shoreditch, London

8. Tiong Bahru, Singapore

9. Malasana, Madrid

10.Kreuzberg, Berlin

Sources: www.capitalfm.co.ke, www.alux.com

See the whole news story at www.capitalfm.co.ke/lifestyle/2015/11/05/travel-hipster-holidays-the-new-trend-in-tourism

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