Rotterdam, mix and match of architectural experimentation

Talking about architecture, I would indeed choose the word “architectural” to summarize Rotterdam. Buildings there are crazy, it is a mix and match of different styles and I’ve been so amazed by it. As you maybe know, the city has been destroyed during WWII, and became a place for architectural experimentations.

via WEEKEND IN ROTTERDAM – A R T I ς T Y L E

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What Ghent is all about

Ghent is definitely worth a visit – it can be done in a day as I did, but it is the kind of place you need no rush to take in. Instead you can wander the streets, explore the public spaces, and search for decent fries, waffles etc. The important stuff y’know.

via Ghent, Belgium – Inside a Mind

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Beauty around every corner in Luxembourg City

We were stunned at how photogenic Luxembourg City was. With its quaint cobbled streets, historic buildings, and views straight out of a fairytale, this picturesque city is full of charm. And visiting in October only added to the beauty of this place – the paths around the city and the Alzette river were lined with gorgeous autumnal colour!

via Small but perfectly formed: 8 reasons to visit Luxembourg City – wandering rach

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Cartagena, one of the finest ports in the Mediterranean

The city of Cartagena had it’s heyday during the Roman Empire and it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain. It has the most amazing Roman Theatre and a plethora of amazing Art Nouveau buildings as a result of the bourgeoisie and we saw it all.

via Majocar & Cartagena Spain

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Falling for Mechelen

I dropped a sheepish apology as I checked into my hotel. “First time here?”, “Uh yes, and um, I hadn’t heard of Mechelen before…” I admitted.
“No problem”; she smoothed a map onto the counter and earnestly began circling the city’s attractions… Did you know this compact city had loads to see?

via Falling For Mechelen: Uncovering Belgium – THIS F.P. PLANET

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Surprised by the quaintness of Zürich

Zürich enchanted us right from the outset. Expecting something of a super-urbanised banking city metropolis, we were surprised to find a town which was so quaint that it could be the setting of a nursery rhyme, with its gothic spires, cobbled streets and oversized clocks.

via One morning in Zürich | The Daily Norm

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Have a ‘Fika’ in Sigtuna, Sweden’s First City

I remember this day very vividly from last spring. It felt like I had literally spent my day in a hundred post cards – the kind of feeling you get when you are in a place too pretty to be true.

via K&K’s Visit to Sigtuna, Sweden’s First City – Kronicles of K80 & Krissy

Fika: A concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning “to have coffee”, often accompanied with pastries, cookies or pie. [source: Wikepedia]

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The old city of Dordrecht celebrates its history

If you are looking to venture a city this summer, consider the old township of Dordrecht! Its rich history is still reflected in its medieval houses, merchant mansions, harbor quarters with warehouses, museums and churches. Dordrecht has almost 1,000 monuments to justify this.

via VISIT DORDRECHT | I Becoming Dutch

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Karlovy Vary – City of sugary architecture

City of sugary architecture and salty curative water! Everything there is so quiet and slow. I even felt weird. And we went in to the park to sit under the tree and that how we spent two hours. I love nature and it’s appeasement, but in Karlovy Vary I felt future pension coming and started to think about health, sleeping mode.

via Karlovy Vary

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The Sights and Sounds of Salzburg

Salzburg has the look of an enchanted folk story village whilst maintaining a buzzing city atmosphere. It is the combination of old and new which makes Salzburg truly special. Its Baroque styled domed buildings add to the city’s old world charm.

via The Sights of Salzburg: My day trip to Salzburg – nikkidiscovers

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