9 posts tagged history
The Metropolitan Museum is one of the most historical and popular attractions in New York city. It echoes a Neoclassical architecture and it has been around for centuries. It is a great place to discover the history of ancient cultures!
The British Museum - London, England
The British Museum is one of the most prominent museums in history and was officially opened in 1759. Its architecture echoes the Greek Revival period and the Great Court shown above is the Reading Room displayed in the British Library. This unique square covered in steel and glass is one of the largest covered square in Europe!
Workers taking a break during the construction of the Empire State Building!
Battery Park- Tribeca, New York on Flickr.
Battery Park is a very large park located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. It is a beautiful place for picnicking, relaxing and simply enjoying the summer’s day. Battery Park has also been a popular scenery for several movie films!
The Arc de Triomphe - Paris, France
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. Its structure derives from a Neoclassicism architectural style and it stands at 164 feet. It was constructed to honor the soldiers that fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Its rich background in history makes the Arc de Triomphe a great site to visit!
Fort Saint Jean de Marseille, France
This is a beautiful view of the Fort Saint Jean (on the left) in Marseille, the second biggest city in France. This coastal city is one of the oldest in France and is home to many historical landmarks, like this fort. Parts of this structure were damaged in battle and eventually classified as a historical monument in 1964.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Manhattan, New York
If you are visiting New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great place to have a cultural visit. Over the years, there have been new exhibitions added to the museum, such as the American Wing, the Greek and Roman Galleries and the French Decorative Arts.This museum is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, enjoy your stay there with a taste of history.
London is about to celebrate the jubilee of 60 years of reign by a queen, for the second time only in its history! Everyone in the city will be drawn into the joy as the organizers plan on making this event count with a grandiose celebration. Find a list of the events, such as this portrait of the Queen displayed on Buckingham Palace, and join in the fun.
The fashiondistrict is all about shopping, but did you know that you could actually take a guided tour for free around the neighborhood and its history? If want to learn more and register for one of them, you may want to check out the link.