Archive for Kwiecień, 2011

NANJING CITY – ANCIENT CAPITAL AND WITNESS OF CHINESE HISTORY

Kwiecień 29, 2011

It’s another busy spring morning in Nanjing. Loud crowds are spilling out of the train station. Traffic is as usual hectic and nobody is paying attention to my pathetic pidgin Chinese enquiry about the nearest bus station. They just cut me off with their constant ‘Dimbudong’ – ‘I don’t understand’ curt answer. So I decide […]

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THE JEWEL OF ESSEX – SAFFRON WALDEN

Kwiecień 17, 2011

The tangle of 14th, 15th and 16th century timber-framed buildings at the centre of Saffron Walden is a delight but even they are modern when compared with the streets in which they stand. For the layout of the town centre is the same today as it was in 1141 when Geoffrey de Mandeville III established […]

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CADORNA LINE (LINEA CADORNA)- A UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF MILITARY ARCHAELOGY IN ITALY

Kwiecień 9, 2011

I stagger down the slopes of Monte Spalavera, looking for the nearest beer. The sun is merciless, temperature soaring and my group have nothing to drink on exposed peaks above Lake Maggiore. Compared with towering granite High Alps, climbing Mount Salavera or Mount Morrisolo may seem like a walk in the park but not during […]

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ITALIAN PARADISE IN WEST LONDON – CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS

Kwiecień 4, 2011

Escape the hustle and bustle of London and stroll around the beautiful and serene surroundings of Chiswick House. Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of Italian architecture and makes a great day out in west London. It was inspired by the 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio’s Villa Capra in Vicenza in […]

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TRANQUIL, BUDDHIST THAILAND IN LONDON’S WIMBLEDON

Kwiecień 2, 2011

For all of you fed up with the fast pace of life and overcrowded London streets there is an escape place on the south-west borders of the city. Where else but in Wimbledon you can roam Wimbledon Commons with its heath, woodland and many ponds, stop at the windmill or stroll along Calonne Road to […]

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