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Tschuggen Grand hotel in Switzerland

Tschuggen Grand hotel in Switzerland

Ranked #2 of 35 hotels in Arosa, Tschuggen Grand hotel in Switzerland

Tschuggen Grand hotel in Switzerland
Located high in the snowy mountains of Grisons, Switzerland, Gorgeous Tschuggen Grand hotel is the favorite destination for many tourists. Tourists come here from all over the world to mountain ski on one of the longest and most scenic trails. The hotel ranked #2 of 35 hotels in Arosa, has received a number of awards for its architecture design, exceptional quality of materials, as well as a stylish and contemporary furniture by designer Carlo Rampazzi. By the way, the cost of living here starts from $ 423 per night.
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Landscape alley in Kiev

Landscape alley urban project by sculptor Konstantin Skretutsky

Creative wall mosaics. Blue cat. Landscape alley urban project by sculptor Konstantin Skretutsky

Landscape alley in Kiev
A large-scale project appeared near the National Museum of History of Ukraine. It ends between buildings 36 and number on 40 Big Zhitomir street. Initially, Soviet architect Abraham Miletsky built the Alley in the early 1980s. And in 2009, the creative tem led by sculptor Konstantin Skretutsky equipped the alley with benches and majestic cats, fountains in the form of elephant, zebra heads, and various mosaic tiles. Also, a 30 meter cat, shops in the form of a rabbit, a crow, and a cat. Meanwhile, Landscape design of the park was formerly a wasteland, and thanks to a famous urban sculptor Konstantin Skretutsky it turned into an attraction park. By the way, residents of nearby houses, as well as private sponsors collected money for the creative project.
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Matchstick architecture by Patrick Acton

Matchstick architecture by Patrick Acton

Proud master with his creation. Matchstick architecture by Patrick Acton, American artist

Matchstick architecture by Patrick Acton
American artist and sculptor Patrick Acton has created a small copy of the Notre Dame of matches and glue. Meanwhile, to create a copy of Notre Dame de Paris the enthusiast sculptor used 298 thousand matches, 55 liters of glue for wood and two thousand toothpicks. According to the author, the whole process took him two thousand hours. However, this is not the first work of Patrick Acton.
In fact, a resident of Iowa has been producing copies of buildings from matches for 35 years. “Notre Dame – one of my most detailed models, as the cathedral is quite complex,” – said Patrick Acton. “People react differently to my model. Some people like one thing, other models leave them indifferent”. Noteworthy, Patrick Acton has his own museum. Opened in 2003 in Gledbruk, Iowa, the museum keeps such creations of the master, as the US Capitol building, the Spaceship Challenger and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts school. In addition, New World Trade Center is coming soon, in 2013.
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Beautiful Photo art by Bruno Cremer

Bon Giorno, Harlequin. Beautiful Photo art by Bruno Cremer

Bon Giorno, Harlequin. Beautiful Photo art by Bruno Cremer, German photographer

Beautiful Photo art by Bruno Cremer – is a mystic series of pictures of Bamberg. However, according to some sources, the author of this series of photographs is not German art photographer Bruno Cremer. And I am really not sure who the author of this artful photography is, as I could find neither a photographer named Bruno Cremer, nor a website of the author. Meanwhile, the images is well Photoshopped creation, to look like vintage photographs or painting. In particular, in the above picture with Harlequin. Nevertheless, Bruno Cremer is a native of Bamberg – a city in Bavaria, Germany. Its historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site.
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The Great Wall of India Kumbhalgarh

The Great Wall of India Kumbhalgarh

World Heritage Site, The Great Wall of India Kumbhalgarh

The Great Wall of India Kumbhalgarh
In fact, Kumbhalgarh is the second largest continuous wall on the planet after the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of India is over 1000 meters above sea level, its length is 36 kilometers and it is massive. Meanwhile, enlarged in the 19th century, the Work on Kumbhalgarh began in 1443, and it took over a century to construct the wall with seven gateways. The walls at some points are fifteen feet wide. Occupied until the late 19th century, the fort is now open to the public as a museum and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening. Yet, despite its size and history, the Great Wall of India remains something of a mystery to tourists.
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Gold domes of Russia in Fedoskino contemporary Art

Gold domes of Russia in Fedoskino contemporary Art

The work of Fedoskino artists. Gold domes of Russia in Fedoskino contemporary Art

Gold domes of Russia in Fedoskino contemporary Art
Traditionally, Fedoskino – Russian art school, with its own traditions, long history and culture. And its name came from the old village Fedoskino, near Moscow. Materials used in Fedoskino art – papier-mache, pure gold or silver leaf, mother-of-pearl, covered with several layers of lacquer. Fedoskino contemporary artists and their work, to some extent, is a reflection of modern life. As a rule, artists painted boxes inside and outside in imitation tortoise-shell, birch bark, mahogany or tartan. Meanwhile, the work of contemporary Fedoskino concentrates the whole experience and the diversity of artistic traditions of the world art, enriching it and proving the viability of its historical heritage.
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The best 10 cities to live

Auckland, New Zealand, 10th place. It was rated in 95.7 points out of 100. The best 10 cities to live

Auckland, New Zealand, 10th place. It was rated in 95.7 points out of 100. The best 10 cities to live

The best 10 cities to live
These are the top ten places to live, according to «Economist Intelligence Unit» organization. Parameters to determine the ten winners are the same as for the determination of the worst cities in the world, namely, the level of crime, the threat of conflict, the quality of health care, the level of censorship, the air temperature, the quality of educational facilities, the transportation system. The world’s best cities to live rank on a reputable annual survey of living condition by Monocle’s “Most Liveable Cities Index”, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Liveability Ranking and Overview”, and “Mercer Quality of Living Survey”. Such annual city rankings are a popular topic of discussion.
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