Moskovskyi Bridge - Kiev - Ukraine

moskovskyi bridge in kievMoskovskyi Bridge is 816 meters long, was designed by the architect A. V. Dobrovolsky and engineer G. B. Fux and was built in 1976.

It is a cable-stayed bridge, with the beam of the main span being held by a cluster of steel ropes which are fixed to a 115 meters tall A-pylon.

The bridge consists of two spans: a 816 m (2,677 ft) long and 31.4 m (103 ft) wide span across the Dnieper and a 732 m (2,402 ft) long, 29.1 m (95 ft) wide span across the Desyonka, a Dnieper tributary.

The bridge is connecting Petrovka to the densely populated north-eastern residential neighborhoods. From the moment of its construction the bridge was built as a high-speed motorway, which it remains to this day.
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Park Guell - Barcelona - Spain

Entrance at Park Guell Barcelona

In 1899 Eusebi Güell bought some land in the town of Gràcia, in the area of the area of the Salut district, a piece of land known as the Can Muntaner de Dalt as well as the Bald Mountain, the name given to it by the Hieronymite monks from the monastery in Val d’Hebró in memory of Golgotha, the place where Christ was crucified. Continue reading “Park Guell – Barcelona – Spain

Guell Bodegas - Sitges - Spain

Gaudi's Guell Bodegas Main FacadeHis palace completed, Eusebi Güell entrusted Gaudi with the construction of a building for the Guell Bodegas, on  the Garraf coast, south of Barcelona. It is a rocky, wild area overlooking the Mediterranean Sea where there had been a building used as a bodega, which was owned by the Cathedral Chapter of Barcelona. Continue reading “Guell Bodegas – Sitges – Spain

The Island of Bora Bora - France

The Island of Bora Bora

bora bora famous island

Location: It’s about 160 miles northwest of  Tahiti and approximately 2,600 miles south of Hawaii.

Climate: Tropical conditions with some rainfall in the summer months (November – April). Ideal conditions exist from May – October as trade winds cool the island .

Land Area: 44 sq km (16.9 sq miles) Continue reading “The Island of Bora Bora

Episcopal Palace - Astorga - Spain

Episcopal Palace Garden View

Joan Baptista Grau Vallespinos was appointed Bishop of Astorga in 1886, in the province of Leon, after having been Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Tarragona for some years. Shortly after taking possession of the mitre of Astorga the Episcopal palace burnt down and the newly-appointed bishop entrusted his fellow citizen of the Tarragona region, Gaudi, with the project for the new palace and residence. Continue reading “Episcopal Palace – Astorga – Spain