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Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
#About the Concert Building

The concert building, and the home of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, is considered one of the three finest concert halls in the world. It has outstanding acoustics, which provide wonderful sound and enhance the audience's experience.

The exterior and interior architecture of the building, designed by Dutch architect Adolf Leonard van Gendt, is strikingly impressive. The walls of the building are decorated with golden flowers and angels. The building is filled with columns, arches and huge chandeliers that provide the place with a royal touch.

The museum opened in 1888, and in the first concert held here, works by Beethoven and Bach, two of the greatest classical composers of all time, were played. The orchestra at the time had 100 musicians and a chorus of 500 singers.

The Main Hall is the most impressive. It is painted in royal colors of red and gold. The hall is 44 meters long, 28 meters wide and 17 meters tall. It has over 2,000 comfortable and inviting seats. Almost one million people arrive every year to enjoy quality concerts and other musical performances.

Apart from the Main Hall, you'll also find two small oval halls - the Small Hall and the Hall of Mirrors. The Small Hall holds mainly chamber music concerts. The doors of the second hall, the Hall of Mirrors, are covered in - you guessed it! – mirrors.

In the halls, you can listen to all types of performances. Each year there are about 800 concerts in the various halls. Any lover of classical music will find performances of a world-renowned Philharmonic orchestra, or the highest quality and expertise in the world of classical music. In addition to these performances, there are also recitals, solo acts, and performances by various ensembles. And if you thought the place was only for adults, you thought wrong. There are also concerts for children, which provide them with a genuine, high quality musical experience.



A Closer Look at the Concert Hall:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsz7-X_dBJU
Ochanomizu
Ochanomizu
#About Tokyo's Most Amazing and Cheap Clubs for Sport and Music

Ochanomizu is an outlet where you can buy sports goods cheaply, especially of Japanese brands such as Mizuno and Asics.

The same is true about the London Sports outlet store, where you can find bargains such as running shoes, sportswear and so on.

At Ochanomizu in Akihabara you can buy musical instruments and music equipment at incredible prices. We are talking about incredible Japanese music brands such as Yamaha, Kawai, Korg, Casio and more.



A Closer Look at the Guitar Street:

https://youtu.be/uz-uOfhprEs
Opera Garnier
Opera Garnier
#About the Garnier Opera

The National Open House of Paris, Opera Garnier, is a big and impressive building locating in the ninth district, north of the tuilerie area. This is one of the most famous opera buildings in the world, for its prime feature of being the setting of the novel "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux, whose story line has been the basis of many movies

During its earlier years the building was called "The Paris Opera House," but after the opening of the Opera Bastille in 1989, the building's name changed to "Opera Garnier."

The building's area is 11,000 square meters, and has 1,979 seats. The large stage holds up to 450 people. It is possible to go into the building not during show times for a fee.

Today you can listen to the National Opera and see the ballet company.



#Opera Garnier Architecture

In 1858, while Napoleon III was visiting the official opera building with his wife, there was an assasintation attempt against his life. Following this incident, Napoleon decided to build the new opera building, bigger and more impressive then the one where the attempt happened. Charles Garnier won the bid to design the building, and was comparitively young and did not have much experience, not much, that this was actually the first building he designed. Back to our story, to avoid future attempts, a safe passageway was built to allow the leader to descend straight to his carriage. The building began in 1862 and was finished in 1875.

Garnier managed to create a beautiful archictual design, advanced and modern. The building began in in 1861 and was finalized only 14 years later. The reasons for the delays was the Prussian-French War, the fall of the second empire and the conquoring of Paris by the Prussians. Another reason for the delays was an underground lake located under the contruction, an inspiration for the "Phantom of the Opera." The building was completed on January 15th, 1875.

The impressive building is decorated accordingly: marble friezes, gold and velvet walls, and sculptures of cherubs and nymphs. In 1964, the painter Marc Chagall was invited to decorate the ceiling of the opera.

The Opera Garnier is the most expensive building to be built during the second empire. The building is in the Neo-Baroque style, mixed with classical. It is considered an architectual wonder among the theater styles of the 19th century.



#Opera for the Subscribers

The opera building had very particular purposes- serving the opera subscribers. Subscribers had an annual subscription, and strictly came five days a week to the opera. They were less interested in the music, which served as background music for them, but more in the presence - to see and be seen. This is also why the architect Garnier built the building in this manner - the public areas comprise half of the building, the hall itself occupies only a quarter of it and the remaining quarters are rehearsal areas and offices.

The entrance hall is covered with mirrors, so visitors can check themselves out, and from here go up the wide marble stairs leading to the large and spacious waiting rooms. From the steps and the balconies, you can see everyone who enters the hall. What is absurd, is that the hall itself was built so that visitors can easily observe the other boxes, and with a little less of a view of the stage.

An interesting fact about the Opera Garnier is about the velvety red color of the chairs in the hall. Today it looked like a routine color, but back when the opera opened, the use of red fabrics was new. Garnier said that he decided to use this color because the women who come to the opera are like jewelry and therefore they should sit in a jewelry box (which was cushioned at that time). The bold idea succeeded, and today most of the concert halls, cinema and opera are lined with the color velvety red.

In order to provide an attraction to the public, Garnier installed a clock that shows the days of the week and the days of the month and built a "sunset room" with optical illusions. If you stand in the center of the room you can see the sun setting.



#Phantom of the Opera

The Opera Garnier was also the setting for the Phantom of the Opera, a Gothic-detective horror novel that became famous through many films, musicals and other versions over the years, originally written by the French writer Gaston Leroux and first published in 1909. It was serialized in the French press.

The story, some of which is real and some fictional, deals with the tragic love of a twisted genius for a talented young opera singer. According to the novel, the phantom is a twisted musical genius who was involved in the construction of an opera house, where he secretly built a network of tunnels and secret passages that allow him to move around the building like a ghost and impose his authority over the structure. The story is structured as a detective investigation and includes conversations with the various characters who survived and tell the story from their point of view.

The phantom story has become a cult legend and today it is surrounded by sworn fans who invented even a nickname: Phantom Phans. From the complex figure of the phantom Erik, through the music created by Andrew Lloyd Webber, to the design elements associated with the character: the huge organ, candles and candlesticks, masks, black velvet robes, chandeliers and so on. Many of the fans wrote their own versions of the story, some wrote their sequels - they publish their works across the Internet on various fan sites, and some even went so far as to print their versions.

To this day, one fan is known to love the phantom legend so much that she changed her legal name to Christine Daae, like the singer she loved from the novel.
Varna Opera Theatre
Varna Opera Theatre
#About the Municipal Opera House in Varna
The Varna Opera Theater is one of Varna's most renowned sites.

This is one of the most impressive buildings in the city. It was built in the early 20th century in the Baroque style and became the official home of the Varna Theater Group and the City Opera Company.


Advertisement for the Academy of Opera in Varna:

https://youtu.be/3bkhQUsWCw8

Music

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
#About the Popular Performance Hall

The Music Hall is located at the center of Rockefeller Square in New York, and is one of the most well-known performance halls in the United States. There are 5,933 seats in the hall, and one large movie theater. The depth of the stage is 20 meters, and is 44 meters wides. It was built with forthcoming technology for its time. The stage elevators built were so smart, that their plans were used to build the elevators for aircraft carriers for the United States during World War II.

The Music Hall has been operating and located here since 1932. Every Christmas you can see the traditional show here, with the participation of the dance group "the Rockets." The show is grand and really impressive!

Though the shows performed here have a large variety, there is no doubt that the music shows are the crown jewel of this Hall. Many known artists have performed here, among them Frank Sinatra, Alinas Moriset, and more.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
#About the Cultural and Art Center Named after Lincoln

In the framework of Robert Moses' plan, which attempted to transform the city in the 1960's, the Lincoln Center was built. The center serves 12 art groups, including those of the Chamber Music Society, Juilliard School, New York City Opera and more.

The building is spread over 61 acres in New York. Within the center there are 29 halls and theaters and you can also see them through the guided tours.

At the center of the complex you can see the magnificent water fountain and in the summer there will also be performances open to the general public.

As part of the events taking place here, you can watch famous operas, ballets and dance performances and listen to concerts from all over the world.

This place is also very popular among the local New Yorkers, they expect the main program to be published every year, and the tickets are pre-ordered, so you tourists will not have an easy time getting a ticket.



A Closer Look at the Center:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqUTUF6W2Cc
Muse dith Piaf
Edith Piaf Museum
#About the Museum Dedicated to the Music Legend from France

On Crespin du Gast Street in Paris you will find an emotional spot for music lovers. At house number 5 is the Edith Piaf Museum (Musée Édith Piaf).

The meseum is located inside a normal apartment, the same one Edith lived in when she was 18 years old. It was founded by her fans, and for many years did not charge for entry.

The museum, whose background music consists of Piaf's voice, is a sort of temple to the singer. It has an impressive collection of photos, shoes, bags, and gloves that belonged to the diva, alongside her famous black dress, and endless fan letters written to her throughout her lifetime. These letters are full of love, that filled people's hearts with warmth and love in very tough times.
Ateneul Romn
Romanian Athenaeum
#About the Concert Hall that Must be Visited

The magnificent building in front of you, with the pink marble pillars, is the home of the Philharmonic Orchestra. It is called the Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Român). Its magnificent stairways, frescoes and domes of golden leaves all create a magnificent aesthetic play, making it one of the iconic symbols of Bucharest.

This hall houses the important concerts of the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra. It is known for its amazing acoustics, which are mainly responsible for the well-designed round room. The hall opened to the public in 1888 and can accommodate up to 800 spectators.

If you enter the concert hall, pay attention to the giant fresco painting on the ceiling, which describes important moments in Romanian history. If you decide to stay outside, try to catch a few moments of tranquility in the little park in front of the building, under a statue by Mihai Aminescu, Romania's greatest poet.


#Tips

If you like classical music and want to listen to a concert, the tickets to the front lines are very cheap. Enjoy!


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/IMwQJ69JUlk


A Concert:

https://youtu.be/IZn77ZuVQZg


Palau de la Msica
Palau de la Música
#About the Luxury Concert Hall of the City

The luxurious concert hall in Barcelona is located at the heart of the city, near the old city. It was built to be used as a concert hall from the Catalonian Choir. The hall was built between 1905 - 1908. It was planned by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building has a special beauty, for it combines the Modernism style with the neo-Gothic style. Notice especially the glass dome of the building, made out of colorful stained glass.

In 1971 the building was declared a National Site by the Spanish Government, and in 1997 it was chosen by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


#What is the Modernism Style?

Modernist style is actually the Catalan version of the style of architecture and plastic art called in French "Art Nouveau." It is characterized by strong vegetation inspiration, an emphasis on colorfulness, natural and rounded lines, and simple and local materials. The most famous Modernist architect is Gaudi, whose style is identified with him. He used style principles over and over again and used motifs like curved walls reminiscent of waves and almost constant avoidance of straight surfaces. He was not the only one to design in the modernist style - there were other architects who starred in this style in Barcelona, ​​such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Mozarthaus
#About the Museum in Memory of the Most Famous Composer in the History of Music

Vienna is the city of birth, or the arena of activity, for quite a few famous composers in music history, including Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Mahler and Hayden. Throughout history, Vienna has become a central place of classical music creation and activity. The most prominent attraction related to the field is the Mozart Museum, which was the home of the great and gifted composer. Here Mozart created some of his brilliant works.

Mozart is known as a composer who transformed from a prodigy child into an incomprehensible musical genius. He was born in the city of Salzburg , but once he became famous he moved to Vienna and began to wander among the various apartments he had allowed himself to rent. In this house he lived and composed between 1784 and 1787, when he was already a composer of renown and status. Some call the place the Figaro House, since it is said that in this house Mozart composed the operas "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovanni" in 1787.

On the four floors of the museum you can see fascinating exhibits, from which you can learn about the composer's lifestyle and daily conduct, in the elegant and luxurious residence of the wealthy family. You will also see Mozart's life's work - exhibits related to his work - written works, pictures, paintings and artifacts. Throughout the museum you will listen to his works that are played on the loudspeakers of the place. On the ground floor of the museum there is a café and souvenir shop for visitors to enjoy.

The museum is definitely worth a visit because it is actually used as a glimpse into the Viennese culture, life, and history of one of the great cultural foundations of the 18th century and one of the greatest musicians in history.



#What's the Story of Mozart's Wonderful Memory? - (Courtesy of Eureka Encyclopedia)

Mozart was a musical genius who had already become a legend in his childhood. He wrote his first concerto at the age of 4, the first symphony at the age of six, and wrote a full opera at the age of 12.

These are unimaginable achievements, but it seems that the memory of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was even more amazing. As a child, during a visit to Rome with his father and sister, Mozart heard the performance of a work called "Miserere" by composer Gregorio Allegri. This work is so holy that it was forbidden to play it, but rather as part of a ceremony held at the Vatican, the Christian Papal State, a ceremony that takes place only once a year. In addition, because of its holiness, the notes of this work were kept under heavy guard, so that they would not be copied by others.

But history tells us that Mozart as a boy, with his extraordinary memory, managed to write out the notes almost entirely from memory - after only one listening!



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT--1yOr_Sk
Austrian Academy of Sciences
#About the Academy Where Beethoven Orchestrated his Symphonies

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (Akademie der Wissenschaften) was founded to promote Austrian scientific research and is the largest institution in Austria for non-university research. It was founded in 1847 and is now an institution with a budget of 135 million euros, with more than 770 members, around 1,600 employees and 28 research facilities.

The main tasks of the Academy are scientific, political and research advice. It works to promote and provide scholarships and prizes to outstanding young scientists. Within the framework of international programs and collaborations, the Austrian Academy of Sciences also maintains a worldwide research network that operates 28 research institutes in the fields of humanities, culture, nature and technology. It supports cooperation between scientists and participation in large-scale international projects.

But wait, not only science has advanced in the building of the Academy of Sciences before which you stand. Right here was the premieres of the sixth and seventh symphonies of the composer of the great symphonies Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Beethoven himself. So you can not enter the building itself without closing your eyes and imagining the deaf Beethoven winning this building, the orchestra performing the Sixth Symphony in the background. He did so without hearing the wonderful music he composed as the orchestra plays, but the music that plays in his head, though his memory and his wonderful inner music...
Musikverein
#About Vienna's Beautiful Concert Hall

The Vienna Concert Hall is well known for its excellent acoustics, making it to be one of the three best concert halls in the world, along with the Symphony Hall in Boston and the Concert Hausbau of Amsterdam.

The land for building the concert hall was received by the Friends of Music Association from Emperor Franz Joseph. It opened in 1870 and is the permanent residence of the Vienna Philharmonic. In 1907 the organ was installed in the building.

The main hall is spectacular. It is coated in gold, contains about 1,744 seats and another 300 seats for standing spectators. The design combines wood and crystal, giving the place a luxurious and festive atmosphere.

During the first decade of the new millennium, renovations and expansions were conducted in the building, and additional halls were added to it. Each year, on January 1st, there is a festive concert symbolizing the beginning of the new year.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VCYeqhjqYQ
Hofburgkapelle
#About the Imperial Choir Where Boys from Vienna Can Be Heard

In the Hofburg Palace is the Imperial Chapel or the Imperial Court Chapel. This chapel is a kind of private church where the imperial family used to pray with the nobility of the empire and their relatives, and is part of the Hofburg Palace. Nowadays it is best known as a place where one can see one of the wonders of the world of classical music - the boys' choir from Vienna.

The Vienna Boys' Choir is held every Sunday at Mass, held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. During Mass anyone can hear the world's best boys' choir.

The Vienna Boys' Choir is an amazing boy’s choir that has been running continuously since 1498. It is the only one in the world that can boast of two of the great musicians, as its alumni - both Schubert and Haydn participated in the choir as boys.

The founder of this special choir was Emperor Maximilian I, who in 1498 decided to establish a boys' choir, and this was the result.
It is one of the most famous choirs in the world. This is not a school choir or merely a chorus of some godforsaken town in Austria. The innocent voices you will hear in their concerts have no competition.

In fact, today there are only four comparable boys' choirs, ages between 10 and 14 and they are not only Austrians, but talented boys from all over the world. These boys are interviewed while the choir arrives in their city, and the accepted then participate and learn from the choir from all over the world, including places like New Zealand, the United States and Australia.



#Tips

Want to hear them? – Visitors must purchase tickets online in advance and then go to Mass on Sunday morning and listen to the Vienna Boys Choir singing.
The Vienna Boys Choir sings during mass every Sunday between September and March.

Seating tickets must be booked at least two months in advance.

You can watch and listen for free, from a distance. This way you can also see the boys singing, on a screen.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/FQbnLBkglow
Vienna State Opera
#About the Vienna Opera House

The Vienna Royal Opera House is one of the most important cultural symbols in Vienna. It was built at the end of the 19th century and features a hall with more than 2,200 seats inviting curious visitors. This is, as far as we know, the only opera house in the world where a different opera is shown every evening!

The opera house was inaugurated in 1869 by Emperor Franz Josef. The first opera performed here was Mozart's Don Giovanni. It is interesting to hear what the emperor said about the opera "The music is great but not suitable for the mouths of my ‘Viennese’." The witty Mozart replied, "Then they will have to learn to chew."

As part of the Allied bombing during the World War II, part of the building was destroyed. It was reopened only in 1955 by a performance of the opera "Fidelio" conducted by Karl Bohm.

Thousands of tourists come here with guided tour to the impressive entrance hall, the main stairway, the halls, the reception rooms and the view of the central stage. Through the guided tour comes alive the rich and amazing history of the building, combining elements of real costumes, backdrops and large portraits.

The repertoire of the performances, held here every evening, is particularly varied - from Baroque works to 20th century works. The Opera, the Ballet and the annual Opera Ball are all shown here and anyone can book tickets in advance.



#Tips

If you wait in line in the afternoon, you can purchase tickets for the opera for less than 5 euros. Watching while standing, the view excellent, and contrary to what you will think - it is so special that it will not be difficult to stand for two hours.

Between April and September, the Opera House broadcasts over 100 operas and classical performances on a huge screen in the square opposite the Opera House.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/dQhWzm-4bgQ
Grand Theatre
#About Warsaw's Opera House

The Grand Theatre (Teatr Wielki) is the National Opera House in Poland, and hosts many classical performances throughout the year, from the big opera repertoire, as well as by known Polish composers.

The impressive Opera House was opened in 1833, the outstanding tradition brought it to a world-class level of first-rate cultural performances. It is considered one of the largest and best theaters in Europe and in addition to opera performances, many ballet performances are also performed here.



#Tips

Tickets are fairly priced between 10 to 40 euros for a ticket in a good place at the theater.

You can see performances online on their website.



A Closer Look at the Theatre:

https://youtu.be/ONFITiQKpu8


Special Lighting:

https://youtu.be/7DRFl3vTCKI
Chopin Monument
#About the Monument for the Great Polish Composer

The Chopin Monument (Pomnik Fryderyka Chopina), in Lazienki Park, is in the Art Deco style, commemorating the great composer, the Polish genius, Frederic Chopin.

The monument is surrounded by many benches, where you can hear Chopin's music with the click of a button.

Warsaw locals love to come here and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, it gets a little more crowded during the Sunday concerts that happen here twice a day. The Sunday concerts are free on Sunday afternoons. Classical piano music is played, presenting the genius's compositions.

The monument itself was created in 1926, and notice that the shape of the statue changes as you look from different angles.



#Tips

Every Sunday afternoon there is a free concert here with Chopin played on piano, by great artists from Warsaw. This is a great experience, especially with nice weather!

The concerts here are on Sundays, at 12:00 pm and again at 4:00 pm.




Concert at the Park - Chopin's Music Near the Monument:

https://youtu.be/0Sqz7oW9JRw
Prague Symphony Orchestra
#About the House of the Prague Symphony Orchestra

The impressive Prague Symphony Orchestra (Rudolfinum) was built in the second half of the 19th century, and today is used as the house of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. This is fancy building in the Neo-Renaissance style, that was renovated in the 20th century, while removing artifacts and decorations from the communist period in Czechoslovakia.

The roof of the building, was originally built as an art gallery and house for artists and people of cultural importance, decorated statues of great composers and figures from the history of Prague.

Incidentally, the connection of the Czech Philharmonic to the building is not new. The first concert of this orchestra took place right here in 1896. The conductor of that concert was the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. Dvorak, a national composer and the person who signed some of the great classical works of the period, won that evening on the "Symphony of the New World" - his most famous work.

The building also houses an art gallery with temporary exhibitions. During the winter months, performances are offered for children, like poetry and dance performances and a puppet theater, featuring performances based on fairy tales.



#A Story About a Stupid German Soldier who was Smarter than his Commander

On the roof of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, you will see a row of statues of important musicians and artists. The famous story relates that when the Germans occupied Prague, the commander of the force ordered one of the soldiers to climb onto the roof and destroy the statue of "Jewish Mendelssohn." Mendelssohn was the greatest Jewish composer of classical music.

When the soldier asked the commander how he would recognize Mendelssohn, his commander replied, "by the typical look Jews have." So the soldier, the representative of the Aryan race, rose and destroyed Wagner's statue.

It is not known what punishment the soldier received for destroying the statue of the musician revered by Hitler, who loved Wagner, a famous music genius and anti-Semite. But Mendelssohn is still standing there on the roof with big names, such as Handel, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and other music giants. Only Wagner is missing ...



A Closer Look at the Rudolfinum:

https://youtu.be/PR5s6k5zETw



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/QSSphqxiPRI


From Inside - During a Practice of the Prague Symphony Orchestra:

https://youtu.be/j_47BEO5TnM


Abbey Road
#The Pedestrian Crossing of Abbey Road

The most famous pedestrian crossing in London and possibly the world, is situated on Abbey Road Street in Britain. One of the most famous photographs in the history of rock and modern culture was taken here. In 1969, when the four musicians recorded their last album, they decided that a photograph would be printed on the cover. Someone suggested posing across the road from the studio. They went out and walked across the pedestrian crossing and called the album named after the street where it was recorded.

Thus the pedestrian crossing opposite Abbey Road became a pilgrimage site for masses of tourists. Just like "Abbey Road Studios", the crossing was also declared a British heritage site over the years. Hundreds of tourists recreate the album cover every day, just like the Beatles. They take their photo on the crossing and recreate that great moment. For a moment, they can feel like Paul, John, George, or Ringo. .

The crossing has been moved a few meters from its original location due to renovations and changes that occurred at the intersection over the years. If you see a difference, you will now understand why.



#Abbey Road Studios

This is the studio where countless albums were recorded which are now a staple in musical history. Aside from The Beatles, the most famous is the "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd.

Incidentally, Abbey Road Studios were not always called by this name. Many do not know that the name of the street and the pedestrian crossing opposite the Abbey Road Studios preceded the names of these studios. Only after the success of the album and the transformation of the pedestrian crossing to a sacred site for the fans of the band, the studios were renamed the Abbey Road Studios. Now, both these spots became a "Mecca" of Beatles fans all over the world.

Today, tourists are not allowed to enter and even "peek" into the Abbey Road Studios buildings, and certainly not into the studios themselves.
However, photographs on the front steps is allowed. You can compete with tourists from all over the world, all of whom take a turn to stand on the steps of these studios and take the necessary photo op.



A Closer Look at the Studios:

https://youtu.be/so7Hg6NLkyI
Madison Square Garden
#About the Old and Famous Stadium

Madison Square Garden, the famous sports and concert hall, is also called the "Garden." It is located in Manhattan, at the junction of 7th Avenue and 33rd Street. Anyone wanting to get closer to American culture, can come here for a game or performance, and soak in the area. The stadium holds over 20,000 seats at each basketball game.

Madison Square Garden was opened in 1968, and was an inseparable part from the incredible moments in sports history, Michael Jordan's win, Charles Berkley's, and much more. Today, it houses the NBA teams, New York Nicks (men), and New York Liberties (women), and the hockey team, the New York Rangers.

Many concerts take place here, of all styles and genres. Big and known artists have been on this stage: Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, Sting, and more.

In 1992 a special concert took place here, commemorating 30 years for Bob Dylan's first album, and many artists came to this unforgettable event.

The Garden is shown in many TV shows and movies. This is an artistic center and an important cultural sporting place for Americans.
Verona Arena
#About the Huge Amphitheater of the City

The Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) is a Roman amphitheater, which, like the Colosseum in Rome, was used in ancient times for gladiatorial battles, games, circuses and tournaments. The huge building was built in the year 30 AD and has been well preserved to this day. With 22,000 seats, it is no wonder that during the Roman period it was considered one of the largest stadiums in the world.

This is not just another ancient site from the Roman period, or even an ordinary Roman arena. Verona's Arena is considered the well-preserved Roman amphitheater - the third largest in the world. Even if there is no performance, it is recommended to enter and be impressed by it from the inside as well.

As one of the most preserved Roman amphitheaters there, and thanks to its excellent acoustics, the Arena is still used for concerts, operas and classical concerts known all over the world. In July and August, each year there is the Verona Opera Festival, one of the largest summer events in Europe.


#What Will You See Inside?
With 72 impressive stone arches, 44 rows and 22,000 seats, Verona's amphitheater is the third largest in the world

The entrance is a double archway called the Portoni di Bra. This arch remains as a remnant of the 14th century city walls. Here you will reach a large triangular piazza surrounded by large buildings from a variety of historical periods. At the entrance you will see the Lystone, a wide 18th-century sidewalk made of fine red marble, brought here from the quarries in the mountains near Verona.

The dimensions of the elliptical structure are 110 by 140 meters. In the past it was even larger, but during an earthquake in 1183, parts of it were muted and it is the size that remains. Many other stones were taken from here to build churches in the Middle Ages and other periods.

The orchestra area was restored in 1913 and has since been used for concerts during the summer season. Every year, Verdi's opera "Aida," whose plot takes place in ancient Egypt, is performed here.


#History of the Arena

Verona's amphitheater is the third largest in the world, indicating the importance and strength of Verona in the Roman era.

The Arena, which was then built outside the walls of the city, is built of red bricks or a type of pink-white marble.

An earthquake that occurred in 1117 destroyed the outer arches of the Arena, leaving only a meager remnant that can be seen on the northwestern edge of the amphitheater. The ruins that surrounded it were used in the Middle Ages as a huge source for stone construction. From here stones were taken to new buildings and misery dominated the glorious amphitheater of yesteryear. It was only during the Renaissance that the central part of the Arena was restored.

In the 18th century, the Arena was again used for theater and entertainment. In 1913 the opera Aida by Verdi was performed for the first time. Since this premiere, the performance of this opera here has become a tradition of many years.

And in general - every summer there are spectacular opera performances to which viewers from all over the world flock to watch and listen to the Italian operas in an authentic, powerful, great place with excellent acoustics.


#Tips

The Verona Opera Festival takes place here during July and August. It is considered one of the most prominent music events in the summer of Europe. Book ahead of time!

Tickets at the last minute can be bought, if left, on the morning of the show at the Arena ticket office. They occupy the back of the Arena and without a reserved place. The price is only 12 euros.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/78INR6VD2WY?t=1m39s&end=2m33s


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/hVZbPsYJ05I


Opera in the Arena:

https://youtu.be/cUN5qAnW0Ho


Adele Performning in the Arena:

https://youtu.be/O0IBihG-xY0
Horniman Museum and Gardens
#About the Ethnographic Museum with its Cultural Collection from the Great World

Rich with a diverse collection of art, this museum presents exhibitions from cultures from all over the world. The museum is located in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of South London. The initiative for the museum came from the tea merchant Frederick John Horniman. This man was interested in a proper place to present his collections of musical instruments, ethnographic collections, fossils, plants and animals. The museum was opened to the public in 1901. Presently, more than 350,000 exhibits in various fields are presented at the museum.

Among the buildings is the Center for Understanding the Environment. The museum is run by the UK Department of Culture, Communication and Sport.

Well-tended gardens surround the museum, where visitors may take a stroll around. These extend over 65,000 square meters. In addition, there are walking trails in the gardens, a small zoo, a glasshouse that is a historic building for preservation and an orchestra building.
Hollywood Bowl
Madison Square Park
Israel Museum
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Opera House


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