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Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium
#About the Baseball Stadium of Los Angeles

The Dodger Stadium, opened in 1962, serves the Los Angeles Dodgers Group. It was built in less than three years and the cost of its construction, which was financed by private sources, totaled $23 million. In fact, it is one of the most famous stadiums in the US and worldwide and the largest in the American MLB League.

A lot of important and decisive games have taken place here - from famous boxing matches to football games, performances and the baseball games for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.


#History of the Stadium's Construction

In the mid-1950's, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers group, Walter O'Malley, tried to build a stadium in Brooklyn's New York district but could not reach an agreement with city officials to buy the land. In the end, the deal with the city of Los Angeles took place.

The land was purchased from the owners and residents of Los Angeles by the city of Los Angeles, which planned to develop a public housing project here, including two dozen 13-story buildings and more than 160 two-story homes. This is in addition to the college and playgrounds and schools that were rebuilt.

Before the start of construction of the housing project the political climate changed drastically. This happened after Norris Paulson was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1953. After his election, public housing proposals and projects such as "Ellisian Park Heights" lost most of their support. After lengthy negotiations, the city sold the land in question at a price significantly lower than the original price. The land was purchased with a commitment that it would be used for a public purpose - building a stadium for the city, which was Dodger Stadium.
Kerameikos
Kerameikos
#About the Ancient Cemetery of Athens

Kerameikos is an ancient cemetery that was built around the 12th century BC. Research has found that already 4,600 years ago humans were buried here.

Today, there are ruins of tombstones made of ceramics, which explains the name of the cemetery, Kerameikos.

Kerameikos is considered one of the more interesting sites in Ancient Athens, it can be reached by a short walk from the Monastiraki station.

In the cemetery, you can see recreations of ancient and fancy headstones that were placed here. The original headstones were moved to different museums around Athens. One of the museums is the small museum at the cemetery itself, where some of the original headstones are displayed.

The most impressive headstone is the Dionysius of Colitis, in the shape of the bull. Walk around the rows of graves in Kerameikos, and then go into the small museum, that shows some of the original headstones of the graves.



A Closer Look at the Museum and the Cemetery:

https://youtu.be/dOt-esfYFIc
Plaza de Toros Monumental
Plaza de Toros Monumental
#About the Hall

The impressive hall, which you are now looking at, was originally built for the bullfights that took place in Catalonia. Yes, until a few years ago it was an arena for bullfights and wars against bulls that we designed.

Catalonia, as of the date of writing the guide, is the only province in Spain that has stopped the practice of bullfights. This has happened in a number of bullfights arena in recent decades, where bullfights have been banned under the law. In La Monumental, for example, bullfights were held until 2013.

The style of the building is Mori and Byzantine, and was inaugurated in 1914 under the name Plaza de El Sport. In 1916 it was renamed the Plaza Monumental de Barcelona. Today there are more than 20,000 visitors to the venue for music and circus performances.


#About the Bullfights

Bullfighting in Spain is an ancient ceremonial practice, often until the bull is killed. Bullfight is based on the bullfighter called "Matador," who uses a red cloth to irritate the bull and then fights with the sword until the warrior himself or the bull are hurt and surrender.

The roots of the bullfighting practice are very ancient and have already been found in the Bronze Age. The Bullfighter, with the red cloth, came later. What is amazing is that, contrary to popular belief, it is not the red color that causes the bull to get angry and attack the matador, but the waving of the canvas and its motion. A little amusing that the phrase "red rag" is common in the world to describe something irritating ...

This activity is popular in countries with Spanish culture, such as Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and even southern France. Bullfighters breed the most violent and nervous bulls.

In recent years, the bullfights have been outlawed in many countries and also in Spain, mainly because of the abuse of bulls. It turns out that beyond the abuse in the arena itself, in the weeks before the fight against the Matador, the bull is put through a process that exhausts him, by means of various and most cruel methods. For this reason, bullfights are highly contested, even among a large part of the Spanish public. This resistance is reinforced by animal rights organizations that strongly oppose the killing of animals for entertainment purposes.
Calypso Cabaret
Calypso Cabaret
#About the Cabaret Show by Men Who Became Women

For many years, the "Calypso Cabaret" was the most famous cabaret show in Bangkok.

The birth of this cabaret in the late 1980's. It features "Lady Boys," former men who changed their sex to women. The "Calypso Cabaret" is held in the "Asian" complex, at the Asia Hotel in central Bangkok.
The cabaret here does not match the Western standards but is entertaining and full of dubbing of Western and Asian songs. The attractions are, of course, the Lady Boys that appear in the show, and they ensure that at the end of the show you can take a photo with them, and remember to give them a tip.

This cabaret is not a cabaret in the German or American style, but more like a musical that includes a little theater, a little music and a lot of choreographed dances. The ladyboys participating here, wearing spectacular costumes and providing good entertainment, in a fun and nice show with the fun and humor of songs. Beautiful scenery surrounds the show and provides a pretty enjoyable evening for those who connect with this type of entertainment.



#Tips

The show has no sexual aspect and it is possible to bring in children.

By pre-booking on the site 48 hours before the show, visitors will get a nice discount.

The show is located in Warehouse 3 of the Asiatik complex. If visitors buy tickets at a travel agency, make sure to get free hotel pick up and return.

The show performs twice an evening, at 8:15 pm and 9:45 pm.

Near the cabaret complex is "Asiatik" - a spectacular night market, worth visiting and spending time at the end of the show.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/nCN9c5EqpG4



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/qZOS_jXWsrs

Experiences

Happy Valley Racecourse
Happy Valley Racecourse
#About Hong Kong's Horse Racecourse

The Happy Valley Racecourse is a track where horse races have taken place since the 19th century.

Since 1846 races have been taking places for horses. Before the place was a race track, there were swamps here filled with malaria. Today, this race track has the most advanced technology for races available today. There are huge LED screens, and the facility ensures its up to date technology, for a great watching experience at every pixel, and during every race that takes place here.

Next to the track is the museum for horse racing in Hong Kong, and the souvenir store. The race track museum allows a peek at the interesting history of racing in Hong Kong.


#Tips

The races usually occur on Wednesday nights, starting in September and ending in July.

The basic prices for watching the races is about 10 HK.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Ib1ldKCOTPE


A Tour:

https://youtu.be/oGZWGxu7E1k
Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
#About the Neighborhood

This fun residential neighborhood, Greenwich Village, offers visitors peace and quiet, together with a bohemian atmosphere, vibrant and lively. This neighborhood is named after Greenwich in London, and is famous as a bohemian center and the gay and lesbian community.

This neighborhood has developed many artists, among them Bob Dylan. For the mass demand for apartments, the prices have risen a lot, and most of the residents are families in good standing.

Look around. You can be impressed by the brown houses and greenery around. On weekends you can have fun hanging around bars and clubs here. If you are looking for something calmer, feel free to go into one of the galleries in Greenwich Village, and drink coffee with hot baked goods.

At the north end of the Village, you will find Washington Square, where you will for sure see students having fun and relaxing, street performers, acrobats, chess players, and all types of people.

Greenwich Village is one of those places that gives you a feeling of a small village in the midst of a large city. Go and have a blast!



Greenwich Village Vibes:

https://youtu.be/NDwUEjkL1Jg


A Few Village Experiences:

https://youtu.be/AN4bWGUoX7s
Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger Steak House
#About the Best Stake in New York

The Peter Luger Steak House is a well-known steak house in Brooklyn, with 1 Mechlin Star displayed out front. Many consider this restaurant the best stakes in New York.

Peter Luger is under the Brooklyn Bridge, and even for the expensive menu, every day thousands of customers eat here.

If your budget is limited, go right to the dreamy Porthouse slices (must order the one for two). Not only are they huge in their size and grilled with expertise, but the Porthouse also served here are well proportioned, and receive winning care by cooks and waiters, who pour butter and fat on top. To make a long story short, you have arrived in heaven for carnivores. Enjoy!

#Tips for Peter Luger

Order a dish for two - have you noticed that Americans tend to be a little large? The dishes here are the same way. So in many restaurants, it's enough to order one dish and share between two people. Soft drinks also usually arrive in really large sizes.

Order a table a week in advance - even with the high prices, Peter Luger is very popular. You must reserve a table at least a week in advance, and during high tourists season, you should even aim for one month in advance!

Do not burn the steak - don't dare order anything 'well done,' this is how you will ruin the flagship dish. We do not recommend a stake for one person. It is significantly less tasty because it is made out of a different cut of meat.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/l9mvXwQg6ew



Try Something?:

https://youtu.be/_7mCkm8DXXM



I Dish for 2 People:

https://youtu.be/LbxJ6gC_dOk
Hong Kong
Wing Lok Street
#About Hong Kong's Chinese Street

From the Shuen Wang Station, you can walk through the alleys in the western district, and quickly arrive at Wing Lok Street, that has stores, exotic merchandise, Chinese medicine, and traditional Chinese kitchens.

In the street Wing Lok, loosely translates to 'Herb Experts," you can experience the traditional Chinese-Hong Kong traditions, magical mystics, all in their best lighting.

Here you will see a lot of merchandise, that will seem as if it has been brought from ancient times, but are still relevant today. Dried seafood and curious potions, through fascinating amulets, bird nests and real birds, shark fins and many other surprises.

This street is nicknamed by locals "Ginseng and Bird's Nest Street," talking about the experts of the vendors on the street in the past, and for the most part in the present as well. This is a chance to see the raw Hong Kong, the much less modern.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/NH4hmx_F4NQ


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/RJiLVTFDjEs


Times Square
Times Square
#About the Most Well-Known Square in New York

The most well-known square in New York is Times Square, the lit up and festive, by dozens of large and glittering advertising signs covering the buildings around the square. These have long since become the square's trademark.

Usually, the square is crowded with visitors and tourists, and it will be easy to tell which people are seeing the square for the first time. The word square is the familiar definition of the area, though this is not a classical square, but more of a large open space between Broadway Avenue and 7th Avenue, and 42nd to 47th Street.

The Square is named after the newspaper, the New York Times, whose offices moved to the square in 1905, and has since remained there. Three weeks after the newspaper moved into the square, the first neon sign was hung up, that has since outlined the character and style of the square.

At the beginning of the 20th century, many known stars spent time here, like Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire, as the place developed and theaters were built, and restaurants and entertainment centers. In the 1930's, during the Great Depression, the square became the center of the sex industry, and was mainly visited by gamblers and criminals until the 1990's. At this stage, Rudolph Giuliani, the mayor of New York City at the time, cleaned up the square and crime from the questionable characters that came here, and closed the brothels.

Today you will find many giant stores, TV studios, well-known restaurants, impressive hotels and popular businesses.



#Tourists at the Square

The Square's quieter hours are in the morning, and as the day goes on more and more visitors arrive, there is no doubt that the peak hours are in the evening, when the lights and signs light up and stand out in the darkness. You will find here many attractions for tourists, and maybe this is also the reason no one misses a chance to visit here. There are 12,500 hotel rooms, occupied by 26 million visitors each year. Here are more than 250 restaurants, and about 1,500 different businesses. Street performers are spread out along the street and the square, among them artists, painters, performers, and different acts. The square is visited by 39 million visitors each year.


#Midnight on New Year's Eve in Times Square

On New Year's Eve, hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals come to the square to see the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball drop, and count down together to the new year. Every year the crystals on the Ball are designed in a different way, and are able to withstand tough weather. The Ball is lifted during the last few minutes of the end of the year, and falls 120 meters along a big metal pole during the final countdown. This is a special and moving moment, and fireworks add to the atmosphere of celebrations.



#Theaters in Broadway

In the square are 40 theaters of Broadway, that sell millions of tickets each year. Here, the biggest and famous shows are performed, the hottest shows in the United States. There are shows here for all ages. The shows are well invested in, and tickets are not sold for cheap, tickets can be between 130-160 dollars per ticket.

At the center of the square you can find a kiosk for selling discount tickets, TKS, that offers tickets that have not yet been sold for same-day shows, around a 30%-50% discount. Don't worry, if you thought you would miss the kiosk, just look for the long line that spreads at the center of the square and you will immediately see it. Good luck!


#In the movies
The square has appeared in various films. In "Vanilla Sky," it can be seen totally empty, as the scene was filmed early one Sunday morning with traffic blocked.

The giant gorilla in "King Kong" destroys everything in the square, throwing people and cars in all directions. And in the zombie movie "I Am Legend," Will Smith hunts for deer in the desolate square.


#Tips
Kids and teenagers will love the shopping in Times Square, especially the concept stores. like the M&M candy store and the video store ESPN Zone.
Ground Zero
#About Ground Zero

Not many know this, but the term Ground Zero does not refer to the place where the Twin Towers stood, but describes a point on the ground where there is an explosion. Mostly it is referred to in the case of atomic or other large bombs and was first used in a New York newspaper 'The Times' when describing "Ground Zero" in Japan.

In recent years, not surprisingly, the term has been coined for the destruction area after the 9/11 terror attack in New York in 2001. Two kidnapped planes crashed into the Twin Towers, known as the World Trade Center, and the towers collapsed and thousands of people were killed.

Since the cornerstone was laid until it was opened to visitors 11 years later, there was great fear of additional terrorist attacks. Only in 2006 was a plan approved for a new building designed by an architectural team led by David Childs. In the complex you can find the memorial for the events of September 11th, the museum that memorializes the events, and a white oak tree, a survivor of the disaster, that is nicknamed the 'Survival Tree."

Many of the city's tourists come here to pay respect to the 3,000 victims who lost their lives here. Every year, on September 11th, a memorial ceremony takes place here, called "Tribute in Light." During the ceremony, two vertical beams of light are projected, resembling the towers that stood here.
Stani
#About the Perfect Yogurt and Small and Warm Donuts that you Must Taste

Ready for a delicious and pampering breakfast? Stani in Omonoia Square is the perfect bakery for breakfast baked goods, cakes, desserts, great with yogurts and hand-made milk.

The yogurt prepared here is especially tasty. The preparation here is a cold milk system with yeast and a little yogurt that has been prepared for 60 years, adding to its unique and excellent taste. Order the yogurt with honey and pomegranate, a dish prepared in Greece for thousands of years.

The traditional family milk bar was established in 1931. Notice the special and delicious small donuts that are fried according to the customer's preferences- the Lokma. These hot and fresh donuts will be served with a side of sweet honey and cinnamon. This is one of the most delicious dishes that the Greek culture has contributed to the world, and is a must-try.
False Creek
#About the Viewpoint on the Water

False Creek Bay is the bay between Vancouver and Granville Island, located on the southern side of the bay.

On False Creek you can reach Granville Island by car, with the Granville Street Bridge, or through other roads.

Want to see the bay? You can rent a boat and sail independently to the bay or take a ferry. Sailing on False Creek, especially around Granville Island, leads to a cool place for entertainment. This is an especially fun thing to do, sail to this island in Vancouver, with a popular market and great stores.


#Tips

In a cruise on the ferries that cross the False Creek Bay, sail back and forth between the center of the city to the island, there is the Aquabus, and also the False Creek Ferry. These sail around the bay and make a few stops for tourist at attractions. Make sure to find out at which stops you want to get off on.

The ferries continuously run from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm in summer, and until 8:30 pm in winter.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/EChIyv_HQDg


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/c5pziG6lxNE
Chueca
#About the Gay Neighborhood of Madrid

The neighborhood of Chueca is the center of the gay community of Madrid. This neighborhood is in the center of Madrid, a few minutes walk from the Gran Via.

Today's Chueca is the happiest, open, chic and colorful area in the city, but until a few years ago it was a crime-ridden area in the city and a poor and disintegrating neighborhood. The miracle took place here, when the proud community discovered the neighborhood, which had a winning position.

Members of the gay and lesbian community saw Chueca's enormous potential and "dressed in it." They renovated houses there, opened shops and bars, and gradually turned it into a cool, hearty and action-packed area around the clock. So, Chueca quickly became the center of the nightlife and entertainment of the city.

Today it is a bustling area of ​​life not only at night. Along with excellent nightlife and clubs, this area of ​​the city is full of restaurants, bars and galleries.


#Shopping in Chueca

Many say that Chueca is the most fashionable neighborhood in Madrid. This is also evident from the great stores in it. Shopping here concentrates on Fuencarral Street which can be seen as the Soho of Madrid.

Pay attention to the El Mercado Fuencarral shopping center, the C / Conde Duque where interesting fashion shops are, and the local flea market, the Rastro.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/yTfBC2Jq4ZA
Hong Kong Dolphinwatch
#About the Center of Marine Research of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Dolphinwatch, on the Kowloon Peninsula, is the center of research dedicated to the special species of the pink dolphins. This species is found in a certain concentration, purposely in the contaminated waters, near the beaches of Hong Kong. This rare species is in risk of extinction.

A boat ride next to the fishing grounds of the pink dolphins is a great experience, unforgettable and recommended for the whole family, especially children. There is never a certainty to see these dolphins, but a high likelihood.



#Tips

Order your tickets in advance.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/QljKK0Stpho


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/aWAm3BuIWNQ


A Guide:

https://youtu.be/4qds3GBHqMU
Mirror Maze in Petrin Park
#About the Confusing Maze with Mirrors

At the heart of the Petrin Hill that sits over Prague, near the Petrin Tower, is the Mirror Maze (Maze Bludiste Na Petríne, or Zrcadlové bludiště na Petříně), built at the end of the 19th century, for the World Convention. This is a building that reminds of a fairytale castle, but inside is a maze of mirrors, and entertains many children.

Inside the Mirror Maze it's not clear which of the many corridors ahead are realistic and which are reflections. Hint: Most of them are reflections. Trust us!

Either way, whenever you walk into the glass instead of continuing straight, you will realize how the reflection works great.

If you manage to cross the maze (everyone succeeds eventually...) you will arrive at the "Hall of Laughter," the second mirror room. Here you will see distortions reflections of your characters. One minute you're fatter, and next you have a blurry vision. You go from being tall, to being really low, big, and small, then completely distorted and then just look strange and so it goes on...

In the end you will come across a huge three-dimensional picture depicting a battle from the past that took place on the Charles Bridge. It's not clear what the connection is between the mirrors and the picture, but hey-you enjoyed it, didn't you?

Have Fun!!



The Mirror Maze on Top of the Hill:

https://youtu.be/ikCfTm5nMys



How you Will Experience it With Children:

https://youtu.be/AmNghMP33I0
Canada Place
#About the Building's Sails that Became One of the Symbols of the City

Canada Place is an especially modern building, considered one of the symbols of Vancouver. On the white roof are 5 large white sails, that remind of the maritime history of British Columbia.

From Canada Place ships set sail to Alaska. This is a special building, that was built for the large 1986 Expo, to host visitors, and became a main attraction in the city. From here is a beautiful view of the whole bay, the tall mountain tops that surround the city, the merchant ships that cross the ocean and small planes that take off and land in the water.

This is a real icon, some compare this building to the Sydney Opera House, one of the most real known structures in the world.

Next is also a great promenade that enables a nice walk with music playing street music and all sorts of styles.



#What Will You See Here?

Around Canada Place you will see a beautiful promenade, with a free entrance to walk around and wander. Along the walkway are different shops and restaurants.

In the building is also a theater and an IMAX theater, with many movies and 3D effects, screens on a huge screen that is 5 floors high.

There is also a sea terminal here for people, and across - impressive views of downtown Vancouver, the port, bay, and Northern Vancouver and the mountains around.

On the building's roof are large horns, that each day at noon blow and make noise.



#History of the Building

At first, Canada Place was used as a merchandise pier. Towards the Expo of '86 it was renovated and rebuilt, in order to be the Canadian house in the Expo of 1986 and host visitors.

Since the unique building has been built, in the shape of a large ship, it has been used as a convention center, a terminal for ships and cruises, a hotel and IMAX theater. In the complex are also exhibits holding the largest displays from Canada and around the world.



#Tips

Between the months of May- October, many ships can be seen next to Canada Place that leave for cruises in Alaska, or coming back from one.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/6wev5ZdbNzU


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/AUYhyfNhWFQ
Statue Of Liberty
#History of the Statue of Liberty

The statue is actually named "Liberty Enlightening the World" and is known by the name Statue of Liberty, created by the sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Originally Bartholdi planned to place the statue in the Suez Canal, but the Egyptian government could not find the funding for the construction of the statue, and the project was delayed.

Finally, it was funded by the French government, and given as a gift to the American people, and inaugurated in 1886, when the base building was funded by the readers of an American newspaper as a donation. After a few years the island on which the statue stands received the name "Liberty Island," and the statue became a symbol for New York City, and for the United States in general.

The statue is of the goddess of freedom, and who shines freedom to all continents on Earth, symbolized by her seven-thorned headpiece on her head. The torch held by the goddess lights the way for all those arriving in the United States. In her other hand, she holds a tablet with the date independence was declared in the United States, written in Roman numerals. The height of the statues from the bottom up, is a little more than 92 meters. The flame was exchanged a few years back to a torch made of gold, and the new torch was placed in the atrium inside the statue itself, from where you can climb to the top of the statue.


#What does the Statue of Liberty Symbolize?

The Statue of Liberty is the most famous symbol in the world for the free world and democracy. It symbolizes the values that America believes in, like the right for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It stands there, impressive and so tall on Liberty Island, overlooking the New York Harbor, standing its ground as one of the most impressive statues in the world.

The statue was designed by the sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, and the architect Gustav Eifel, and was a friendly present from the French for the 100 year anniversary for American Independence, in 1846.

The large and amazing statue, made of copper, steel and iron, is designed with classical elements and iconography. If you were wondering, Iconography is the study of symbols and images, the images and modes of description in the various arts in a certain period.

Its design is what made the statue the most amazing technical achievement of the 19th century. Visitors can climb up to the crown of the statue. The view of the port from the crown is almost incomprehensible. It is New York City and you are not dreaming!



#What Was the Colossus of Rhodes?

Emma Lazarus, a Jewish American poet, wrote her most famous song called "The New Colossus" in 1883. The first two lines of her song are etched into a metal plaque at the base of the State of Liberty in New York - "Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land..." So who was the brazen giant of Greek fame?

The song talks about a similar statue to the Statue of Liberty that stood more than 2,000 years ago, on the Greek island of Rhodes. The Colossus of Rhodes was a very large statue of the Greek god Helios that was 34 meters tall. It stood near the port of Rhodes, and is considered one of the ancient world wonders. The Colossus is a modern name given to the statue for its large dimensions, from the name Colosseum.

The Colossus was built in the memory of the amazing and surprising victory of the people of the small island of Rhodes over the large army that occupied the island for a year. So it was built by the decision of the island locals by the artist Chares, as a monument to the god of the sun, Helios, the patron of the island. The statue was placed at the entrance to the port where ships entered, and they used to sail through his legs.

In 226 BC the Colossus collapsed during a strong earthquake. The residents of the island saw this as the will of the gods, and it was never rebuilt. The beauty of the statue continued to impress people, even in ruins, and it was maintained by the locals in this condition for many years. During the Arab conquering of the island, the ruins were stolen and destroyed, and any remains were sold as metal scraps.



#How as the Statue Damaged During the Black Tom Explosion?

The Black Tom explosion was a terrorist attempt by German agents that happened in Jersey City in New Jersey, on July 30, 1916. The purpose of the explosion was to damage American ammunition that was on its way to the Allies during World War I. This incident, that happened before the United States officially joined the war, is famous for the damage it caused to the Statue of Liberty. However, it did no damage to the war efforts. The United States joined the fighting in the war together with the Allied forces, and defeated the Germans.


#In the movies
The Statue of Liberty has starred in many motion pictures, such as "Ex-Man," in which the super heroes fight inside her head, or covered by ice in "The Day After Tomorrow" and the "Ghostbusters II" in which Lady Liberty walks through the streets of NYC.


#Tips
In order to climb the Statue of Liberty, you need to order your place 3 weeks in advance, in the link below.



A Closer Look at the Statue of Liberty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r7i8riYCe0


In Ghostbusters II:

https://youtu.be/qVpyDLv4Tfs


Disneyland
#About the World Famous Amusement Park

The Disneyland of Los Angeles opened in 1955 and is, just like Disneylands in other countries, home to the Walt Disney cartoon characters. Here you will not only see the characters' walking and taking pictures with children, but a whole show full of stunts and advanced technology. One of the most beautiful shows here is the "It's a Small World" ride - be sure do not miss it. The park has dozens of rides, castles, performances, shopping, parades and hours of pure pleasure.

The whole complex is actually built in the shape of a star, so you can easily explore it and go to different parts of the park: Adventureland, the land of the Wild West, the land of legends, Tomorrowland, and more.

The number of visitors who arrived here today exceeds 650 million.


#History of the Park

Disneyland Park where you stand now was actually the first one built in 1955.

The idea of ​​the park was founded by Walt Disney, who was then the owner of one of the most successful film companies in Hollywood. At the time, he visited various theme parks in the 1930's and 1940's. He had the desire to build an amusement park for the whole family, which would provide a sense of a traveling circus, without the negative elements, which would provide both adults and children with pleasure. It was a time when quite a few people visited his studios and were eager to meet the characters who were drawn from the famous films.

So the initial idea was to open the park near the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, so that visitors could be photographed with the statues of characters from movies. After he began to think about the subject in depth, he realized that the space offered to him was too small to implement what he imagined, especially because he expected the demand for the park to be very large.

In 1953 he bought the territories that are here, in Los Angeles and opened it to the general public two years later. The cost of its construction was $17 million for the park's initial phase.

By the way, as expected, the opening day of the park did not register as a spectacular success. Although the event was closed to guests only, many people forged invitations and entered anyway. The lines were long and hard. It was a very hot day, and due to the strike by all the plumbers in the area, the weather-dried faucets could not be repaired. Beyond that, there was still wet tar on the sidewalks, causing some of the visitors to get stuck in them.

The criticism that was published the next day was severe and Disney was forced to make a new opening day in order to allow journalists to enjoy the experience, and correct the harsh criticism.
Lamma Island
#About the Big Island Around Hong Kong

The Island Lamma is the third in its size from the external islands of Hong Kong. This is a quiet island with many great places to eat, with great seafood, whose names and flavors pull in tourists and locals alike.

In the past few decades the island has transformed, from a small island with a few thousand residents to a perfect living destination for businessmen looking for peace and quiet. The vibrant and busy city is put aside here, with small private, peaceful and colorful homes. Wide sidewalks are here instead of the busy city streets that are full of traffic, with blue skies above, and not the city sky full of skyscrapers.

Lamma is about a half hour ferry ride from the city of Hong Kong, but the difference between them is huge. There are no skyscrapers on this island, or noisy transportation vehicles, with beautiful views and preserved green nature.

Here arrives anyone who wants to travel in nature, and change the urban atmosphere of Hong Kong for the natural peacefulness of the wilderness. If you only look, you will find wonderful views, incredible landscapes, exciting nature, and the island's beaches are considered the beast in the Hong Kong region.

Hikes and walking trails on the island are considered by many tobe fun and unique activities here. Side by side of nature and the beautifully unique views, you can wander around the ancient and intriguing fishing villages, that manages to preserve the Chinese agricultural tradition to this day.



#Places to Visit on the Island

Want to lay and sunbath on a great white sand beach? Lo So Shing is exactly that.

Hikes? There are a few hiking trails on the island, the hike from north to south is the favorite.

Want good food? For those interested in good food we recommend finding Sok Kwu Wan, a large village that is known for its amazing fish and seafood restaurants.

Also, in the not faraway island Cheung Chau, there is plenty of charm. There are traditional fishing villages where you can find great fresh seafood and fish restaurants, souvenir shops and bicycle rentals for wandering around the island, around authentic alleys.




#Tips

The ferry to Lamma Island leaves from port number 5 on the eastern Outlying Islands in Central.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/mZgy5EoiEK8


A Guide:

https://youtu.be/5vs28tEJr6g


https://youtu.be/pQQJ0x3D5TA
Strawberry Fields
#The Monument for John Lennon

In Central Park, you will find the monument dedicated to the memory of one of the most talented musicians the world has ever known. John Lennon, who led the Beatles. This famous monument is named after his song " Strawberry Fields Forever," which he wrote with his partner Paul McCartney.

The entrance is located across from the Dakota Building, where Lennon lived during his last years. At the entrance to his house, he was murdered in 1980 by a crazy fan.

At the corner, a memorial was put up by Lennon's widow, Yoko. A triangular piece of land, both sides pointing to both sides of the park. At the top, you will find the mosaic floor with the word "Imagine" in the center, like Lennon's great song, in which, ironically, he suggested imagining a world without wars and violence.

Around the monument, you can sit on benches put here, for giving visitors a moment of peace and thought about the hero to so many music fans. Yoko Ono donated over one million dollars for the design of the monument, and its maintenance and some see her car stop by nearby.

On the anniversary of the murder of Lennon, a crowd gathers of supporters and fans, and the artist's memory is kept. They stay in the "Strawberry Field" until the small hours of the night, and pay their respects. On these days you will find flowers, candles, and objects that visitors leave behind.


#Tips

Try getting here on the anniversary of the death of Lennon, for the ceremony that takes places at the entrance to Central Park, a few hundred yards from the Dakota House in Manhattan, where Lennon and Yoko lives, and where he was murdered at age 40.


A Closer Look at the Monument:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ8NIuQT5uQ
TEDER.FM
#About the Bar Where One Can Enjoy A Great Night

In the external area of Beit Romano, the Teder Bar is located. This is not exactly a normal bar, but is more of an outdoor space that returns as a bar each summer. This is a bar that is a part of an internet radio station. It was born in the summer of 2010 across from the Big Synagogue on Allenby Street, and since 2013 has moved into the large space in front of Beit Romano.

Many people crowd the area each evening. Young, trendy, and people who love music, come to listen to the broadcasting of the stations, that is blasts in the bar. Each night there are great hosts for the show, that record from a van that is parked nearby.

Dozens of tables host the people who come for the music, the good food, and the great atmosphere. The music and alcohol is also great and simple food. The pizzas served here was made in the pizza restaurant by Eyal Shani and the bar serves alcohol and specially made slushy drinks.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/M_Qfy6Ias4M



Custome Party at the Teder:

https://youtu.be/ZwWgIXDdAdU
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