Archive for November, 2006
(picture, live view from Bern)
In 1191, the year in which the city of Bern was founded, Count Berchtold V of Zähringen commanded nobleman Cuno von Bubenberg to build a city on a peninsula covered by an oak forest. Von Bubenberg felled the forest and used the resulting timber to erect houses. The Clock Tower formed the city gate.
The bear featured on the present city coat of arms first appeared in 1224. According to legend, the city was named after the first animal killed by the Count whilst hunting during the construction of the city.
In the 13th century, Bern expanded towards the west, and the Prison Tower formed the new main gate. In the 14th century, the third and final expansion phase of the city took place up to the present main railway station. In 1353 Bern became the eighth member of the “Confederation” and was regarded in the late Middle Ages as the biggest and most powerful city-state north of the Alps
Read more: http://www.berninfo.com/
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November 30th, 2006
For centuries, the people living on the Yucatan Peninsula were isolated from the rest of Mexico. Largely due to geography, Yucatecan residents have always communicated more easily with parts of North America, the Caribbean and Europe. In addition, the Yucatan Peninsula is home to North America’s largest indigenous Indian population, the Mayans, who still speak their own language in addition to Spanish.
All of this, mixed with traditional Mexican and Spanish influence, has created a culture unique to this part of the world
Read more: http://www.yucatantoday.com/
November 29th, 2006
The capital city, Kathmandu, is enriched with More temples than homes and festivals exceeding the number of days in a year. The whole valley with its seven heritage sites has been enlisted in cultural Heritage Sites. The place, which blends cultural vigor with modern facilities possible on earth is place liked by tourists been here. The fullest extend capital of traditional culture and physical resources.
Kathmandu is not big when one compares it to other cities. Kathmandu is a fascinating old city where pagodas, narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered.
There is living Goddess whose smile is a benediction. There are reincarnate Lamas who foresee the future with a roll of dice and scriptural reference. There are hidden gardens behind palaces yet unseen courtyards where miracles happen, and a city the Buddha visited.
The natural beauty of Pokhara forming the backdrop are the spectacular Annapurna Mountains with the magnificent fish-tailed Machhapuchhre dominating the scene. Pokhara’s enchantment are the three serene lakes of Phewa, Rupa and Begnas. Lumbini, in the southwest, is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site. An inscription on the Ashoka Pillar identifies the Sacred Garden as the place where the Buddha was born.Lumbini has a number of artistic temples and monasteries built through international support
Read more: http://www.nepalnomad.com/
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November 28th, 2006