May 20, 2017

Australia: Perth

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. As the capital, the state's Parliament, Supreme Court, and Government House are located within the city.

The Swan River runs through the metropolitan area of Perth. Its aboriginal Noongar name is the Derbarl Yerrigan.






Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_River_(Western_Australia)
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May 19, 2017

Australia: ICI House

ICI House, now known as Orica House, is a office building in East Melbourne, Australia. It was the first International Style skyscraper in the country. The construction of the building started in 1955, and was completed in 1958. It is one of the few post-war office buildings to be found on the Victorian Heritage Register.














Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICI_House
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May 14, 2017

Japan: Tateyama Snow Wall

The Tateyama Murodo Plain receives some of the heaviest snowfall in the world. The 500 meters long snow wall is formed each spring on either side of the highway after snow is cleared for the opening of the Alpha Route. The snow wall can reach a height of up to 20 meters. The walls are still 10 meters in height even in late June at the end of the season.























Source: http://foreign.info-toyama.com/en/spot/?spot_id=79
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May 13, 2017

South Korea: Korea Postcrossing Official Meetup

The Korea Postcrossing Official Meetup was taken place in 14th January, 2017 in Busan, South Korea.

Busan is South Korea's second most-populous city after Seoul. It is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula.  The city is the largest port city in South Korea.

Busan was also the host city of the 2002 Asian Games. It is also considering bidding to host the 2028 or 2032 Summer Olympics.














Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busan
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May 12, 2017

USA: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the structure embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra. The hall is compromised between an arena seating configuration, and a classical shoebox design like the Boston Symphony Hall.











Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall#In_popular_culture
http://www.laphil.com/philpedia/about-walt-disney-concert-hall
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February 10, 2017

USA: St. Augustine, Florida

The bridge of Lions, named for the two statues at the west end, was built in 1926. It has Mediterranean Revival style towers and gives access to Anastasia Island. The lions were made by an Italian sculptor named Romanelli and donated by Dr. Andrew Anderson to the city.






















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February 9, 2017

Canada: Vancouver

Vancouver is renowned as being quite a wet city, though in actual fact out of all the major Canadian cities, it is the second driest. Compared to the rest of Canada, Vancouver has a very mild climate, year round, and rarely drops below freezing.



















Source: http://www.infovancouver.com/facts-for-visitors/facts
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February 8, 2017

Japan: Ginza (銀座)

Ginza, which named after the silver-coin mint established there in the Edo period, is recognized as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. Many upscale fashion clothing flagship stores are located here.
















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February 7, 2017

Russia: Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia

















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February 6, 2017

Portugal: Greetings from... Portugal

Fun Facts about Portugal:

- Portugal is the westernmost country of the European mainland.

- The Portuguese Empire was the longest-lived of the modern European empires and was spread throughout areas that now make up 53 different sovereign states.

- As of 2013, Portugal has 15 sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

- The oldest bookstore in the world is in Portugal's capital. Bertrand bookstore was established in 1732 and its located in Lisbon.

- The University of Coimbra was established in 1290, making it one of the oldest universities on the European continent.











Source: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/portugal.html
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