At over 600 years old, this gate is a pretty impressive sight. It is actually a series of four gates which formed the main route through the Ming dynasty city wall – this set-up providing greater protection from enemies. 144 more words
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Another piece of Valletta is about to be improved.
The scruffy, shanty-town collection of kiosks and bus ticket offices circling the perimeter of the former bus terminus which converges into the bridge crossing the dry moat to City Gate have already been closed down to be demolished to make space for a pedestrianized, tree lined plaza focused round Vincenzo Apap’s bronze masterpiece, the Tritons Fountain which is also set to be returned to its former operating glory. 868 more words
Croatia welcomes back, and Motovun, a small medieval town up on the hill, is getting closer.
And it’s up there.
There is a saying that the flying castle in Miyazaki Hayao’s fantastic animation “Laputa: Castle in the sky” was inspired by this town. 294 more words