Theme Week Zeeland – Goes

25 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

City harbor of Goes © Takeawa/cc-by-sa-3.0

City harbor of Goes © Takeawa/cc-by-sa-3.0

Goes is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland, in the province of Zeeland. The city of Goes has approximately 38,000 residents.   read more…

Aalst in Flanders

25 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Aalst City Hall © EmDee/cc-by-sa-4.0

Aalst City Hall © EmDee/cc-by-sa-4.0

Aalst is a city and municipality on the Dender River, 31 kilometres (19 mi) northwest from Brussels in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Aalst itself and the villages of Baardegem, Erembodegem, Gijzegem, Herdersem, Hofstade, Meldert, Moorsel and Nieuwerkerken. Aalst is crossed by the Molenbeek-Ter Erpenbeek in Aalst and Hofstade. The town has a long-standing (folkloric) feud with Dendermonde (north along the river), which dates from the Middle Ages.   read more…

Theme Week Zeeland – Terneuzen

24 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed/cc-by-sa-4.0

Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeelandic Flanders. With over 55,000 inhabitants, it is the most populous municipality of Zeeland.   read more…

Portrait: Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the Diesel engine

24 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Portrait

Rudolf Diesel © volvotrucks.com

Rudolf Diesel © volvotrucks.com

Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the Diesel engine, and for his suspicious death at sea. Diesel was the namesake of the 1942 film Diesel. The first successful Diesel engine ran in 1897 and is now on display at the German Technical Museum in Munich. Rudolf Diesel obtained patents for his design in Germany and other countries, including the United States. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1978.   read more…

Theme Week Zeeland – Veere

23 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Paul 14/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Paul 14/cc-by-sa-4.0

Veere is a municipality with a population of 22,000 and a town with a population of 1,500 in the southwestern Netherlands, in the region of Walcheren in the province of Zeeland. The area of the municipality of Veere is 13,496 hectares, with a coastline of 34 kilometres.   read more…

Herceg Novi at the Bay of Kotor

23 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Brian Dell

© Brian Dell

Herceg Novi is a city in western Montenegro, in the municipality of the same name with about 12,700 inhabitants. The associated community has a total of around 33,000 inhabitants. The town is located on the Adriatic Sea at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor and is especially important for tourism. The Kurzentrum “Dr. Simo Milošević ”, which uses the slightly radioactive sea mud as a basis for a variety of therapies.   read more…

Theme Week Zeeland

22 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

States of Zeeland in a former abbey in Middelburg © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-3.0

States of Zeeland in a former abbey in Middelburg © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-3.0

Zeeland is the westernmost and least populous province of the Netherlands. The province, located in the south-west of the country, borders North Brabant to the east, South Holland to the north, and the country of Belgium to the south and west. It consists of a number of islands and peninsulas (hence its name, meaning “Sealand”) and a strip bordering the Flemish provinces of East and West Flanders. Its capital is Middelburg with a population of 48,544 as of November 2019, the largest municipality in Zeeland is Terneuzen (pop. 54,589). Zeeland has two seaports: Vlissingen and Terneuzen. Its area is 2,934 square kilometres (1,130 sq mi), of which 1,151 square kilometres (440 sq mi) is water, and it has a population of around 380,000. Zeeland consists of several islands and peninsulas. These are, from north to south, Schouwen-Duiveland, Tholen, Noord-Beveland, Walcheren and Zuid-Beveland. It also includes a strip of land bordering the Belgian region of Flanders, the Zeelandic Flanders.   read more…

BMW Welt in Munich

22 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions

© Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0

The BMW Welt is a combined exhibition, delivery, adventure museum, and event venue located in Munich‘s district Am Riesenfeld, next to the Olympic Park, in the immediate vicinity of the BMW Headquarters and factory. It was built from August 2003 to summer 2007. A solar system with 800 kW of power is installed on the roof of the main building. The opening took place on 17 October 2007. The BMW Welt is the most visited tourist attraction in Bavaria.   read more…

Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach

19 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida

Morris Lapidus Fountain © Tamanoeconomico/cc-by-sa-4.0

Morris Lapidus Fountain © Tamanoeconomico/cc-by-sa-4.0

Lincoln Road Mall is a pedestrian road running east–west parallel between 16th Street and 17th Street in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Once completely open to vehicular traffic, it now hosts a pedestrian mall replete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses between Washington Avenue with a traffic accessible street extending east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to Alton Road with a traffic accessible street extending to Biscayne Bay.   read more…

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