Chicago Stock Exchange
Chicago Public Library
Holy Name Cathedral
The Art Institute of Chicago
Historic Route 66 Begin Sign
The Disney Store
Streets of Chicago
Muddy Waters Mural
Christmas market in the Red Square
Pushkin Square New Year decorations in the Manege Square
Hastings is a town in East Sussex, England, most famous for the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This town is a home to the largest beach-launched fleet in Europe, the ruins of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror.
Hastings Castle located on a cliff top of the West Hill is a great part of English history from 1066 to modern days. The savage storms of the 13th century brought chaos to Hastings, so the large parts of the castle fell into the sea.
The Old Town is a charming mix of beautiful houses, narrow streets, museums, fish market and famous local sunken ships.
Pevensey Bay is a beautiful and cozy old fishing village founded in 1600 as Wallsend, the end of the sea wall from Eastbourne.
Pevensey Castle has a history stretching back over 1700 years, beginning in the 4th century as one of the strongest Roman Saxon Shore forts, two-third of whose towered walls still stand. Its impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula surrounded by sea and salt marsh projecting from the mainland of the Sussex coast.
At the heart of Sussex lies an amazing town of Lewes (probably founded in 6th century), a mixture of medieval streets, old English churches, tiny alleyways. Lewes is also a market town of small independent retailers, bookshops, music shops.
Established in 1790 and handsomely rebuilt in 1880 by William Bradford. The only survivor of the town’s seven Victorian breweries.
M Hamid Star Pottery
Star Pottery was established in Lewes in 1989 and since then Mohamed Hamid and his students and associates produce a wide range on amazingly beautiful handmade items.
Castle was built soon after one of the great turning points in English history. It is more than 900 years old and one of the earliest Norman strongholds in England.
Ruins of 11th century monastery
Fortress dating back 200 years, was built to defend against Napoleon and was used in WWI and WWII.
Martello Tower Number 66
In the beginning of 19th century the British Empire feared a French invasion so 74 Martello towers were built along the Kent and Sussex coastlines from Folkstone to Seaford between 1805 and 1808.
The White Chalk Cliffs at Beachy Head were formed between 65 and 100 million years ago when the land was completely covered by the sea.
The light from the Beachy Head Lighthouse first shone on the 2nd October 1902.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
The hills and dips of the chalk cliffs between Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap all have names. The original Seven Sisters now count as eight due to erosion dividing two of the hills.
The view of the white cliffs just makes you feel so amazed!
There is also a lighthouse built on the hill, the light from which first shone on the 11 October 1834.
London, St. James Park
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Red October Factory.
Muzeon park of arts is a unique open air museum of sculpture.
MSU Botanical Garden.
Tropical winter in Moscow botanical garden.
World Clock Fountain in the Manege Square.
St. Basil’s Cathedral in the Red Square.
Maslenitsa, also known as a Pancake week, is an ancient sun-festival. After a long winter people are in a festive mood and happy to celebrate the end of the cold season. The celebration has been getting more popular in recent years and now there is a Maslenitsa event on practically every street in Moscow. More than 50 pancake stalls appeared in the city center. Public spaces are decorated with straw, ice sculptures, Russian toythemed carousels. There are also many traditional Russian performances everywhere in the streets!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Beautiful sparkling lights have been switched almost on every street.
Christmas is officially begun in Leicester square as city’s festive and cozy market offering everything from gifts to tasty treats. It’s easy to feel Christmas and New Year mood while visiting this nice market. By the way, William Shakespeare is celebrating Christmas with everyone else there!
Carnaby street looks like exotic tropical garden this year!
Covent Garden market.
House of MinaLima celebrates Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima graphic works for Harry Potter franchise as well as their own creations. It is a combination of a beautiful and interesting gallery and store which looks so cozy and Christmassy nowadays.
Skating rink at the Tower of London looks very impressive. It is located exactly where a moat used to be centuries ago!
Another great and unusual place for a skating rink! This is Sommerset House, a large and magnificent Neoclassical building which is home for arts and learning and a popular film location.
Beautiful streets of London.
Doors of London.
Colorful and crowded Portobello market with a great amount of vintage shops. The most famous one is Alice’s or Mr.Gruber’s if you like Paddington Bear movies. 😊
Cute Paddington Bear is sitting on the railway platform under the large station clock where Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met him! 🐻😊
There are also many P.B. installations around the city, which are dedicated to the new movie out in November! For example, in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
And in front of the O2 arena.
The final picture shows true London classics: Trafalgar square which is surrounded by a lot of red buses.
Welcome to the traditional Moscow festival called Golden Autumn! The main event of the festival was a huge gastronomic fair which took place in the different parts of the city. The main venues of the festival included Manege, Revolution Square and Kuznetskiy Most street.
Beautiful and colorful installations from pumpkins, other vegetables and hay appeared on Manege Square. It was very unusual to see a combination of vegetables and historical buildings, museums near Red Square and by the Kremlin Walls. About 25’000 pumpkins were used to decorate Moscow!
But the most surprising part was to see an installation “Artificial wave” for flowboarding which was built just in front of Kremlin Walls.
A very cozy market took place on the Revolution square. Farms from 40 Russian regions presented their products, including meat, cheese, fish, fruits and vegetables. A market was decorated nicely too.
Even gloomy and rainy weather could not ruin the impressions. Especially when you see a piano just in the middle of the square 😊
Kuznetskiy Most street was decorated as a fish market with lighthouses.
Autumn is a beautiful season itself but when the whole city is full of pumpkins it becomes even more spectacular!