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Tallinn - the beautiful capital of Estonia

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 16:19

When cruise ships arrive, the tourist flood increases and many shops in Tallinn's beautiful old town, the capital of Estonia on the Baltic Sea, are now booming. But when the day tourists' shore leave is over, the medieval city shows itself from a different side. You can now enjoy the peace and quiet in the narrow streets of the cobbled old town, which is enclosed by a city wall.

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Singapore - City of the Lion

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:21

It is worthwhile to explore the eventful history of Singapore, which includes associated with the names Sang Nila Utama and Thomas Stamford Raffles. The first founded an empire in this region in 1299, which he called Singapura: Lion City. The name "Singapura" comes from Sanskrit and is composed of Singha (Siṃha: lion) and Pura (Pura:city).

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Lima, Peru's capital

Submitted by admin_s827z6dv on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 18:40

The name of the capital of Peru has indigenous roots - it may date from the Jaqaru word lima, which means "yellow flower". A second source variant, on the other hand, takes into account the Quechua word rimaq, which could be translated as "speaker" and which also names the river of Lima, Rímac (Quechua: Rimaq).

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Moscow February 1991 before the August Putsch

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 11/02/2019 - 14:47

The disintegration of the Soviet Union lingered over several years of disintegration of the federal political structures of the USSR, and with the independence of the 15 Soviet Union republics between 11 March 1990 and 25 December 1991 led to a new beginning of Russia. Before the failed August Putsch in Moscow in 1991, we were traveling between Leningrad (until September 1991, then St.

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Blue hour in Osaka

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:51
From the right room in the right hotel you have an impressive view of the Bay of Osaka. At blue hour, the motif is almost completely filled with interesting micro-contrasts, so that the photo, appropriately enlarged and in the correct resolution, invites you to look at it for a long time.
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