Europemaniac

Virtual tour around the wonderful Europe

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12:50 PM
January 9th, 2014
leebarguss:

The Longest Castle In Europe (by Aerial Photography)


leebarguss:

The Longest Castle In Europe (by Aerial Photography)

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2:01 PM
June 8th, 2013

odditiesoflife:

The Colorful Island of Burano, Italy

The island of Burano, a 40 minute boat ride from Venice, is a beautiful place with an equally colorful history. Burano is an old fishing village, and the fishing traditions of Burano date back to Roman times. Fishing is not the only source of income for Burano. The art of lace making has played a large role in Burano’s history.

Legend has it that a betrothed fisherman out at sea was given a wedding veil by a siren, and when he gave it to his betrothed; everyone tried to replicate it with needlework. Burano lace became famous. King Louis XIV was said to be wearing a Burano lace collar for his coronation and Leonardo Da Vinci purchased a piece for the main altar of the Duomo di Milano.

But what makes Burano different from the rest of the surrounding islands, is its rainbow of houses. Though these houses are beautifully painted and look like artwork, the reason for their vivid colors is quite practical. Years ago, the fishermen painted their houses bright colors so when they were coming home in the fog, they knew whose house was whose. That said, the colors of these houses have been in families for centuries. And, if you want to change the color of your house, you have to send in a request to the government.

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8:39 PM
November 17th, 2012

fyeaheasterneurope:

Built in the 1890s, the Museum of Applied Art in Budapest is an art nouveau-style building designed by the great Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner.

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4:54 PM
November 16th, 2012



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11:50 AM
September 23rd, 2012

Győr, Hungary


Győr, Hungary

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11:50 AM
September 22nd, 2012



11:47 AM
September 21st, 2012



11:53 AM
September 20th, 2012
allthingseurope:

Budapest, Hungary
(by JAMES MARSHALL D)


allthingseurope:

Budapest, Hungary

(by JAMES MARSHALL D)

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12:00 PM
January 21st, 2012
The canals of Bruges.


The canals of Bruges.

12:00 PM
January 20th, 2012
downtown Reykjavik


downtown Reykjavik