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Some of the best beaches in Greece!

Top 5 Attractions to Visit in Canberra

Top 5 Attractions to Visit in Canberra

Australia is a great place. Famous for its natural wonders, beaches, deserts, and open spaces it is visited by millions of people every year. The capital of Australia, Canberra, has a population of over 403, 000 and there are numerous wonderful places for you to visit. Ranging from the Australian War Memorial to the National Gallery of Australia, if you want a good day out with the family or are just visiting solo, here are some of my favourite places to visit in Canberra.

     1. Lake Burley Griffin 

Lake Burley Griffin is a beautiful place with hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Burley Griffin is located in the centre of Canberra, completed in 1963 and named after Walter Burley Griffin (who was Canberra’s chief architect). Many popular attractions are placed around the Lake Burley Griffin, such as the National Australian museum and the High Court. The lake is 11km long, and 1.2km wide. Numerous water sports are played on the Burley Griffin, some examples are canoeing, sailing, and even wind-sailing. During the summer, many people swim in the lake for events such as the Sri Chinmoy Triathlon Festival. If you’re a fan of water sports or just like views, then Burley Griffin is a good choice for you.

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia.

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia.

2. The Australian War Memorial 

The Australian War Memorial was established in the middle of WWII, in 1941. It is Australia’s national memorial towards the members of its armed forces who have participated in wars involving the nation of Australia. The memorial contains a military museum, sculpture garden and the main memorial building. There is also a research centre, which contains the records of all of the soldiers who have died in these wars. The Australian War Memorial is a beautiful, thought-provoking place to go and it is one of the most well known memorials of its kind in the world. If you want to see the history of Australia and the soldiers that died, this is a great though solemn place to visit.

Australian War memorial, Canberra.

Australian War memorial, Canberra.

     3. The National Library of Australia 

The national library of Australia is the largest reference library in Australia. Established on 23rd of March 1961, it was designed by the architectural firm Bunning and Maddens. It contains over 6.9 million books for all ages. Ranging from manuscripts, to newspapers, to novels, to pictures, to music, it has everything a library needs. The building is highly alike the Acropolis located in Greece, albeit a much more modern version of it. Whether you enjoy reading or not, this library is a great place to go even just to see once due to the variety of the things that you can do.

National Australian Museum, Canberra.

National Australian Museum, Canberra.

     4. The Mount Ainslie Lookout

The Mount Ainslie lookout is located in the Northeastern suburbs of Canberra. The hill is a relatively high spiking at 843 metres at the top, and it is a popular place for seasonal hikers and mountain cyclists. It is at the rear of the Australian War Memorial, and it is a common vantage point for many people who live in the city. On the way up the mountain, there are various commemorative plaques and magnificent views from the top. You can see all of central Canberra from the top of the mountain, and if you look West you can see the Black Mountain. There is a paved walking trail to the top, known as the Kokoda trail. If you’re a seasoned hiker or just like the view from the top of the mountain, you should definitely visit here.

View from the top of Mount Ainslie, Canberra.

View from the top of Mount Ainslie, Canberra.

     5. The National Gallery of Australia

Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Gallery of Australia is one of the largest galleries in Australia, holding more than 160,00 works of fine art. It was established in 1967 by the Australian Government and designed by Colin Madigan. The museum contains three levels with different art from all around the world, including work from Asia, America, and even the UK. There are many different exhibits: oil paintings, sculptures, water colours, costumes, ceramics and even photographs. This is a great place to go if you enjoy fine art or like to see how art has progressed through the years.

 

National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Top 5 Attractions to Visit in Canberra

5 most popular attractions in Paris

5 most popular attractions in Paris

When visiting France, there’s so many things you can do. Visit the various landmarks, eat a croissant in a cosy cafe or just sit in the street and watch the birds fly by. The capital of France, Paris, is renowned especially for its museums and architectural landmarks. Paris receives over 22 million visitors each year, and for good reason. There are hundreds of different cafes, museums and parks to visit in Paris. Don’t forget the Eiffel Tower! Out of all the attractions in Paris, here are my five favourite.

Coffee, France.

Coffee, France.

  1. Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the best known structures in the world. When most people think of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower, and for good reason. It is a global cultural icon for France, being the most visited monument in the world, with 6.91 million people visiting it in 2015. The tower is 1063 feet tall, and it is named after the engineer Gustav Eiffel, whose company designed the tower and built it.  There are three floors accessible by visitors on the Eiffel Tower, the first and second floor being restaurants and the third being an observation area. You can walk 300 steps up to the first floor, or you can just take the lift straight to the top.

The Eiffel Tower, France.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris.

2. The Louvre

The Louvre Museum is the biggest art museum in the world. It is a central landmark of Paris, being over 200 years old, with over 72,000 square metres of exhibits. The Louvre museum is also the world’s most visited art museum, with over 7.3 million visitors each year. The museum is located in Louvre palace, which was originally built as a fortress in the 1300s by Philip II. The building has been extended many times to get it where it is today. The Louvre has approximately 38,000 objects to view, ranging from sculptures, to paintings, to Greek and Roman art from the Renaissance period.

The Louvre, Paris.

The Louvre, Paris.

3. Disneyland Paris

Disneyland a place where nearly all children want to go. A magical place where princesses and fairy tales come to life, Disneyland Paris is the most visited theme park in all of Europe, with 13.4 million visitors per year. The resort was opened in 1992, and it is 19.425 km squared. Disneyland contains Disney Village, a leisure district with a number of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. It also has a golf course, dozens of rides, and seven hotels.        

Disneyland, Paris.

Disneyland, Paris.

4. Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay is a fine museum, albeit less popular than The Louvre. Unlike the Louvre, it mostly contains French artwork and sculptures, but it has art that is seen as more modern than the Louvre’s. It is housed in a former railway station, Gare d’Orsay, and was established in 1986.  The museum possesses the largest collection of impressionist art in the world, and it has a large range of difference masterpieces, by artists such as Renoir, Monet and even Van Gogh. It has over 3 million visitors each year, and it one of the most popular museums in Europe.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

 

5. Café de la Paix

The Café de la Paix is a very popular cafe, designed by the architect Alfred Armand. It is said that if one sits at the cafe long enough, one is bound to run into a friend or acquaintance due to the cafe’s popularity and reputation. It was opened on June 30th, 1862. It is known for being warm, professional and prompt. The cafe serves food, many different drinks, and is renowned as having a magical atmosphere. The wine is very popular, but the cafe is often full due to it’s massive popularity. On August 22, 1975, the Cafe was declared a historic site by the French government.

Cafe de la Paix, Paris.

Cafe de la Paix, Paris.

France is an amazing place, and one of the most visited countries in Europe. Thank you for reading.

 

 5 most popular attractions in Paris

5 Best Attractions To Visit In London

5 Best Attractions To Visit In London

London is known for posh accents and full English breakfasts. But that’s not all there is to the London, no. If you like imposing structures such as the Big Ben or the Tower of London, then the London is a great place to go sightseeing. There are thousands of different attractions to visit in the London, but here are the ten most popular.

  1. Big Ben

Elizabeth Tower, also known as the Clock Tower or more popularly known as Big Ben is a British cultural icon, appearing in films such as James Bond, and it is one of the most prominent symbols of Britain and British culture. Big Ben is 315 feet tall, and it was finished building on the 31st of May 1859. Big Ben is now undergoing cultural renovation until 2021, and it will not toll and chime until the renovation is complete. The Big Ben is always magnificent to look at, and if you visit you can marvel at the excellent sight of the second biggest clock in the world.

Big Ben, London.

Big Ben, London.

2. The Tower of London 

The Tower of London is a historical castle located in central London that lies on the North bank of the River Thames. The building of the Tower started in 1078, and the last major upgrade happened in 1399. The Tower of London is 30 metres high, and it is a UNESCO world heritage site as of 1988. There were over 2.7 million visitors in all of 2016, as the tower is a very popular tourist attraction. Getting a tour here is very interesting and the tour guide will tell you about its history and guide you through the different areas.

Tower of London.

Tower of London.

      3. Buckingham Palace 

Everybody knows what Buckingham Palace is. It’s the magnificent location that the Queen and the Royal Family live in, and it is one of the most prestigious buildings in the world. Built for George III in 1850, this massive palace is located in the city of Westminster and is frequently at the centre of state occasions and events. It was remodeled by Sir Aston Webb in 1913 to make it from a “Queen’s House” to a palace. The palace is an astonishingly well built structure, (as it should be for the Queen) and it looks even better in real life than it does on screen.

Buckingham Palace, London.

Buckingham Palace, London.

      4. Hyde Park 

Hyde Park is a major park located in the centre of London. It is the largest of the four Royal parks. The park was made by Henry VIII in 1536 when he required the use of Westminster Abbey land to use as a hunting ground. It opened to the public in 1637 and has been popular ever since, with over 10 million visitors each year. Free speech demonstrations have been present since the early 19th century, and it a place that is commonly visited by protesters due to its size. Hyde park is full of flowers, and there are some statues and sculptures such as the Diana’s memorial, the princess of Wales. Many concerts and sporting events happen each year, some examples include Pink Floyd and Snow Patrol. In 2012 the triathlon for the Summer Olympic Games occurred in Hyde Park.

Hyde Park, London.

Hyde Park, London.

      5. Trafalgar Square 

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the city of Westminster, which is located in the centre of London. It was named Trafalgar Square to commemorate “The Battle of Trafalgar” which was a British naval victory against France and Spain in the Napoleonic wars that happened on the 21st of October 1805. A number of commemorative statues occupy the Square, including the Four lion statues that are at its centre. The square is mostly used for community gatherings or public demonstrations, including anti-war protests and campaigns against climate change.

Trafalgar Square, London.

Trafalgar Square, London.

 

5 Best Attractions To Visit In London

3 best places to visit in Italy.

3 best places to visit in Italy.

Italy. The land of pizza, pasta and meatballs. If you love food, Italy is obviously an amazing place to visit. But there are so many more reasons to visit Italy. Italy is a place that has countless different histories behind it, from the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, to the Renaissance, to the Italian revolution. There is an ever-present air of Italian culture throughout the city, from the lovely sights of the Colosseum to the picturesque Amalfi coast. It is a leading and founding member of the European Union, being the sixth most wealthy country in the world. It is inhabited by 60,589,445 people, and this means it has the fourth highest population of any country in Europe. Italy’s most popular attractions range from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the site where Pompeii erupted, but there are numerous other great spots to visit. Here is my three favourite.

Italian Marinara sauce

Italian Marinara sauce

  1. Piazza San Marco 

Piazza San Marco, also sometimes known as St. Mark’s Square in English, is the public square in Venice. This magnificent Piazza is surrounded by shops, vendors and cafes such as the Grancaffè Quadri, a popular cafe that has been open since the 17th century. According to a local legend, Napoleon called the Piazza “the drawing room of Europe.” The square is was named after the remarkable St Mark’s Basilica, the cathedral church which is located at the end of the Piazza San Marco. It is sometimes known as the “church of gold” (Chiesa d’oro) due to its elaborate design and gold mosaics. The countless attractions and beautiful statues mean the Piazza is a great place to take pictures, but it is a very popular place to visit, so be wary of crowds. There is often music and performances in the middle of the plaza, as the Piazza is a very favoured place for buskers and professional musicians due to its popularity. Piazza San Marco is a great place to visit if you like looking at historical statues or enjoy listening to live music, so if you appreciate either of those things, you should definitely visit.

Piazza San Marco, Italy.

Piazza San Marco, Italy.

2. Colosseum 

Ah, the Colosseum. One of the most popular and sought after destinations for hundreds of years. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre made of concrete and sand. It is the largest amphitheatre in history- built by three different Roman emperors, the Colosseum was made big enough to hold 50,000 to 80,000 spectators- a massive amount of people. It was used to pit gladiators against each other in fights to the death, and public executions. The building stopped being used for entertainment in the medieval era, and was instead used for religious purposes, workshops or housing for people. The colosseum is partially damaged due to earthquakes and stone robbers, but it is still a key symbol of Imperial Rome and the history that it has throughout it is astonishing. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions, and for good reason. If you enjoy seeing historical sites such as this, it’s well worth the visit and you will marvel at the authenticity of it.

The Colosseum, Italy.

The Colosseum, Italy.

3. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa took nearly 200 years to build by numerous different builders. It was finally completed in 1372. The tower’s tilt began during construction in the 12th century, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support and it just stayed that way. The leaning Tower of Pisa is a recurrently popular attraction due to the unintended tilt that it has, and it is 56 metres tall at it’s full height. The tower leans at an angle of about 3.9 degrees, and it only stopped moving in 2008 for the first time in history.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.

There are many great places to visit in Italy, and this is just three of my favourite. I hope you enjoyed reading this and thank you for reading.

3 best places to visit in Italy.