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February 2012

N Seoul Tower, South Korea

by WCC on February 29, 2012

in Asia

The N Seoul Tower is a publicly accessible television tower in the South Korean capital Seoul . The 236.7-meter tower stands 243 meters above sea level. Sea level of Mount Namsan . Therefore, Koreans call the tower often Namsan Tower (남산 타워). The tower has an open terrace at 133 meters altitude on a revolving restaurant , and two internal view galleries. The upper observation deck has a height of 138 meters. At the foot of the tower is a museum and several exhibitions. The tower is built on a rectangular building, similar to the Tokyo Tower in Japan . Before his conversion in November 2005 was the only tower Seoul Tower .

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seoul tower love padlocks

The exact origin of the custom is unclear. The starting point of the custom in Europe is probably Italy . It is thought that graduates of the Medical Academy in San Giorgio in Florence are the originators of this custom. With the end of their training period, graduates secured the padlock their lockers at the bridge lantern on the Milvian Bridge , in Rome on the Tiber leads. This was then taken over most of the lovers of Rome as a custom. The practice was the best-selling novel three meters above the sky (2005, Original: Tre metri sopra il cielo , 1992) or by continuing I want your love (2007; Italian voglia di te Ho , 2006) by Federico Moccia and the film adaptation of the material published. Swear in this story, the two protagonists ‘Eternal Love’, the lock attached to the central bridge lantern and throw the key into the Tiber. [click to continue…]

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Athens

by WCC on February 29, 2012

in Europe

The city of Athens is the capital of Greece. It was settled about 5000 years ago. Athens is the most populous and largest city in the country. The Municipality of Athens in the center of Athens-Piraeus urban area is relatively small. Athens in the broader sense includes the area of regional districts Athens Center, Athens, North, South Athens, Athens-West and surrounding suburbs with some 4 million inhabitants together.

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athens

As a cultural, historical and commercial center of Athens is also the country’s largest city of Greece. The airport is the most important of the country while abroad in the major ports of Piraeus and Rafina are, where the waterway to the numerous Greek islands will be handled. The national railway has Athens, however, no international significance. [click to continue…]

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Berlin

February 29, 2012

Berlin is the federal capital and seat of government of the Federal Republic of Germany. As a city state of Berlin is a country and is the center of the metropolitan region Berlin / Brandenburg. Berlin is with 3.45 million inhabitants the most populous, with around 892 square kilometers, the area’s largest city in Germany, […]

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Tbilisi

February 29, 2012

Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia. It is the most populous and largest city in the country. Tbilisi has more than one million inhabitants, the total area is 726 square kilometers, the cultivated area of 70 square kilometers. The city lies at the heart of the Caucasus -the isthmus in the eastern part of Georgia. […]

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Forbidden City, China

February 29, 2012

The Forbidden City ( Chinese 紫禁城 Zǐjìnchéng , Purple Forbidden City ‘or Chinese 故宫 Gugong , Imperial Palace ‘) is located in the center of Beijing . There lived and ruled until the revolution in 1911 the Chinese emperor of the dynasty Ming and Qing . The common people were forbidden to enter – what […]

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Universal Studios Japan

February 29, 2012

Universal Studios Japan based in Osaka , Japan is one of three Universal Studios theme parks, is owned and operated by USJ Co., Ltd. ( TYO : 2142 ). The park is similar to Universal Orlando Resort , since it contains many of the same rides. Most visitors are Japanese tourists or tourists from other […]

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