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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
Camp Nou
Camp Nou
#About the Barca Stadium

Ladies and Gentlemen - you have reached the temple of European soccer. This is the home stadium of the Barcelona team. There is no Barca without Camp Nou. You can learn about the history of one of the most hailed soccer teams in the world.

The soccer stadium of the Barcelona team is Camp Nou, the "new field." There are 100,000 seats, and the entire place is about 55,000 square meters, making it the largest stadium in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.

In 1954, the first ceremony in Camp Nou took place. Then a crowd of about 60,000 came, and since then the crowds have only grown. For the premier game in the stadium, there was a crowd of 90,000 visitors, and the number of seats has only been growing since. The number of seats today reach 99,354.



#A Tour in the Barca Museum

In the stadium there is also the official museum for the Barcelona Soccer Club, known as Barca. If you book a tour in Camp Nou you can see the club museum with many souvenirs and historical items, a trophy room, multimedia room, dressing room, entrance tunnel, entrance to the stands, and the famous way to the field, as well as a souvenir shop at the entrance.

Beyond the soccer events here, there are also many cultural events, like performances by artists and concerts by talented musicians.

During a tour of the stadium you can also visit the Sports Museum. This is a new museum, modern and with a system of interactive speakers and light. There are two places where nostalgic items for the club are placed. On the first floor, you will mainly sculptures and items from different fields, and on the second-floor, writings and photos of the Barca players throughout the years.



#New Design

In 2007 the Club opened an international competition to design the stadium from scratch, to fit the new needs of the club. Over 80 architects applied with ideas for the new stadium, and finally, the design of Norman Foster and his company won, who designed Wembley Stadium. For the reconstruction about 250 million euro were put aside, with two important conditions: 1. respect the original building. 2. end the renovations in the shortest time possible and to continue to hold games during the works. Eventually, the plan was never executed for the lack of ability of the team to pay for the renovations.

7 years later, in 2014, it was decided to renovate the stadium anyways, and a plan was made to expand the seating places of the stadium to 105,000, covering the exits, adding VIP booths, and redoing the exterior of the stadium. The work is due to be finished around 2021.




A Closer Look at Camp Nou:

https://youtu.be/huOQ_IHXcy8


The FC Barcelona Football Stadium Tour:

https://youtu.be/UDkyCPhZ6nw
Stadio San Siro
San Siro Stadium
#The Stadium of Inter and Milan

For many sports fans around the world, Milan is one of the best sports centers in the world. San Siro Stadium is not only the huge and famous stadium where the well-known soccer team of Milan, Inter play, but a real holy shrine. This soccer stadium can accommodate 85,000 people.

A tour of the stadium and the San Siro Museum (Stadio San Siro) is a great experience for soccer and world sports fans. There is a half-day tour with a bus that takes you from the center of Milan straight to the locker rooms, the press room and you will be wandering around the bleachers and the field itself.
From there, you will go behind the scenes of the stadium to visit the prestigious club Casa Milan, the headquarters of the soccer team, AC Milan.

Later, you will enjoy a light meal at the local restaurant and more.

So, a visit with soccer fans where sporting events take place in Europe and around the world, with club members and players passing by, is a real must for soccer lovers.



#The Stadium of Milan Museum – Casa Milan Museum

Welcome to Casa Milan, the only museum in Italy located on the grounds of an active stadium. Here are the headquarters of the AC Milan soccer team.

If you have children or adults who are fans of European soccer teams, they will definitely enjoy it here. Those who simply want to absorb the atmosphere of Italian soccer will also enjoy a few hours.

No soccer fan would want to give up on getting to know this club. AC Milan was founded in 1899 and since then, although the group has experienced ups and downs, losses and victories, failures and successes it has always been considered one of the most admired and popular groups in Italy and throughout Europe. With the exception of Real Madrid, there is no team that has gone past Milan in 2018 in the number of championships in the European Cup for the Champions.

Here, you can visit an advanced and innovative museum, where the exhibits are historic and impressive. A visit to the Museum of Inter and Milan soccer clubs will let you see the shelves of victory trophies. These are the many trophies that two great clubs have won.

The museum also offers a gift shop that is a paradise for soccer fans and fans of Italian soccer. Here is the place to buy an authentic team soccer ball, to upgrade your soccer experience. At the stadium's restaurant, there is Italian food that is almost homey and is very tasty.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/-SuyR5rotco



A View From Above:

https://youtu.be/_e3UCmxGFQs
Olympiastadion Berlin
Berlin Olympic Stadium
#About the Stadium Constructed by the Nazis for the Olympics

The Berlin Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion Berlin), part of Berlin's Olympic Complex, is considered an example of the Nazi era architecture and landscape design. It is located in western Berlin, in a quarter once called Ruhleben and today included in the district of Charlottenburg.

The Olympic stadium was built by the Nazis, in preparation for the 1936 Olympic Games. Like the entire complex, the construction and design served first and foremost Hitler's Nazi propaganda. To this day, there are many sculptures around the stadium and the complex in the spirit of Nazi art, both in the stadium and throughout the compound. They can be identified in their typical swollen style. Despite their particular historical interest, the sculptures have no artistic value whatsoever.

After the Olympic stadium was renovated in the early 2000’s, it hosted the 2006 World Cup and the 2006 World Cup finals.

The sheer size of the stadium is clear to the observer. It is 300 meters long and 225 meters wide. Berlin's impressive Olympic Stadium can today accommodate no less than 74,228 fans!

During the games, 5,000 light bulbs installed in the modern stadium light up and brighten the place in a variety of colors and lights.
In the compound right next to the stadium, there is also the German Sports Forum, and next to it is the ‘May Field’ Square, where a bell tower stands, which also houses the Landmark Hall. At the end of the route is the entertainment facility "Forest Stage."

For soccer fans, this stadium is must see. Here many soccer matches take place, many of which by the Herta Berlin group, whose home field is here. The Berlin Olympic Stadium also hosts important and significant athletics competitions. Aside from sports events, there are quite a few performances and concerts of famous bands and singers from around the world.

Many come to the compound to tour it. At the visitors' center of the Berlin Olympic Stadium, one can join guided tours, or take independent tours of the stadium. Tourists are mostly impressed by the size, strength and beauty of the renovated stadium and finally, there’s always the souvenir shop to walk around as well.



#Historical Sport Moments

An experience for sports enthusiasts, but not only for them. For sports, soccer or athletics fans, visiting the Olympic Stadium in Berlin will be a real experience. Even those who are less interesting in sports.

The Berlin Olympic Stadium was set up for the 1936 Olympic Games when the Nazi regime wanted to show off its power and capabilities in sports as well. In this Olympics, to the dismay of the Nazi enemy Hitler, an African American runner named Jesse Owens won the 100-meter race. The Nazi oppressor was very unhappy with the win and left the field before handing out the medals. Since then many events have occurred here, and many competitions have taken place.

In 2009, the world championship in athletics was held at the Berlin Olympic Stadium, where a world record of the 100-meters race was set by Usain Bolt. The competitions in the stadium continue and never stop for a moment, including the soccer Champions League in 2015.



# The Architecture of the Stadium

The observers of the Olympic Stadium of Berlin (Olympiastadion Berlin) from afar can see that its shape resembles the appearance of an open oyster. Those sitting inside the stadium see the upper part of the large open oyster, its color changing according to the color of the sky.
The shape of the stadium is elliptical, with the bright green soccer field in the middle and the blue running track circling its perimeter. The entire stadium is covered with a glass roof, which opens up to have is edges precisely above the running track and presents a beautiful frame to the open sky.

On the ground, around the shape of the oyster, sits a huge crowd that comes to the games, concerts and shows held at the stadium.
On the outside stands a huge old oak tree over 200 years old. This is "Podbielski Oak Tree", named after a German from Prussia, who donated greatly to sports in Germany


A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmS_OuJW084

Sport

Ryogoku Kokugikan
Ryogoku Kokugikan
#About Tokyo's Sumo Stadium

Who has not heard of the sumo wrestlers, the massive bodies, considered in Japan to be something like super heroes?

Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium is Tokyo's main sumo stadium. It is located in the Ryogoku district of Sumida, an area with other sumo-related sites. There are, by the way, many of them. Most sumo wrestlers live and practice in this neighborhood.

Sumo tournaments are held three times a year, in January, May, and September. In fact, this stadium holds three of Japan's six annual sumo competitions, all of which attract huge audiences. The stadium itself can accommodate about 10,000 fans.

The Kokugikan Stadium, established in 1985, is the fourth permanent stadium built in Tokyo since 1909.


#Tips
During the sumo tournaments (in January, May and September) you can see Sumo, and not by buying the standard ticket, which is expensive. Arrive in the morning or afternoon to the Kokugikan Stadium and you can buy a ticket for about $ 10 for that evening!

If there are no tournaments, you can see wrestlers in the training halls, the "stables" of sumo wrestlers. In the Azumazeki Stables, across the Sumida River at the JR Ryogoku Station. Watch the wrestlers' training free of charge.



A Closer Look at the Kokugikan Stadium:

https://youtu.be/snzDBWO0V2E



Sumo Wrestlers Training:

https://youtu.be/Sv1Kauboid8



The wrestlers:

https://youtu.be/oYCbaVi0Yiw
Madison Square Garden
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.
Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium
#About the Stadium

During the 1990s, Arsenal, the famous football team, was looking for a bigger stadium than the one it used to train in, with only about 38,000 seats. After thinking about where to go, because the Highbury stadium they used at the time could not be expanded, they chose the industrial site Ashburton Grove, which is about 500 meters from their previous stadium.

The stadium, located in North London, is used by Arsenal FC and opened in July 2006. You can see the 60,000 seats, arranged in three floors of seats under one roof. The upper and lower floors are "regular seats" and the middle floor is considered "special seats". The tickets sold to the seats behind the goalpost are, of course, the most expensive. It is evident by the sheer number of seats that this is the second largest stadium in the Premier League.

Even for a construction as large as this, the price to build it was still pretty steep. Due to budgetary problems Arsenal faced, the construction work was suspended in the middle until they managed to borrow 260 million pounds from various banks. The total cost of building the stadium is about 390 million pounds.

Take a tour of the stadium complex, where you can also see the team's dressing rooms, the players' tunnel, the VIP cells and the Arsenal Museum.

Many of the walls of the Emirates Stadium, including its exterior walls, sport photographs and information about the team and its heroes, as well as statues of star athletes.
Amsterdam Arena
Amsterdam Arena
#About the Stadium of Ajax soccer team

Originally, the Amsterdam Arena was built to host the 1992 Olympics. However Barcelona was picked as the hosting city instead of Amsterdam, and plans for the arena changed a lot. The arena by the end was built as a general center, not for sports. It was first opened in 1996, and it contains about 52,000 seats.

The arena's building budget reached about 96 million euros. Thanks to the modern architecture and design, the grass and roof can both be removed. This is a modern application, but has had some negative effects. For example, the grass wasn't able to grow under the covered roof, and the arena must re-grass the entire field four times a year.

Today the arena is used as the home stadium for Amsterdam's Ajax soccer team, and the Netherland's national football team. In addition, there are performances by well-known singers who manage to fill the hall with about 150,000 people. Tina Turner was the first one to achieve this.


Panathenaic Stadium
Panathenaic Stadium
#About the Ancient Stadium

Panathenaic Stadium is the only stadium in the world built entirely of white marble. This is a stadium from the 4th century AD that was imitated in the 19th century to host the Panathenaic Games, in ancient Greece.

Right here, at the end of the 19th century, the modern Olympic Games were born. Then the stadium was built, over the ruins of the old stadium that stood here from the 4th century AD until the 2nd century AD.

After the current stadium was built, the first Olympic Games of the modern era took place here, in Athens, in 1896. In the Olympic Games of 2004, again in Athens, the stadium was used for some of the events, and was also the endpoint for the long marathon.

Today, the stadium holds up to 45,000 viewers, and is used for concerts, sporting events, and a reception for Greek sport teams that win in international competitions.



#History of the Stadium

The original stadium was established between the years 330 AD and 321 AD to host the Panathenaic Games. The Panathenaic Games is a festival that was held every four years as part of the celebrations for the goddess Athena.

While dignitaries back then sat on wooden chairs, commoner watched on the slopes that surrounded the stadium.

In 140 AD, the stadium was renovated. This was during the time of the Roman ruler, Herodes Atticus. At this point the stadium was expanded to the size of 204 by 83 meters, and made room for about 50,000 viewers.

During the Roman renovations, marble seating was added to the stadium, which gave it its nickname, Kallimarmaro, in Greek meaning "beautiful marble design."

In the Middle Ages, the stadium was neglected and became unusable. Most of the marble was taken and used as decoration for other buildings around the city.

Only towards the end of the 19th century was the stadium revamped, and put back to use, in preparations for hosting the first modern Olympics, in 1896. In this renovation the seats were re-covered with white marble, that was brought from the Mountain of Penteli, and this became the only stadium in the world build completely of marble.





#Tips

Under the stadium is a tunnel that leads to a small museum that presents modern Olympic history, includes Olympic signs from 1896, and Olympic flames. This is worth a visit, and the entrance is free!


A Closer Look at Panathenaic Stadium:

https://youtu.be/_b8L2ZLK3gs


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/pT2GNGrc1Qk
Bryant Park
#About the Park that Commemorates the Person Who Fought for its Existence

Behind the Public Library of New York, you can see Bryant Park, named after the journalist and editor William Bryant, who fought for a long time to establish parks and open spaces for the residents of New York. The size of the park is 39,000 square meters.

In the park is a large lawn area, where different events throughout the year go on. There are screenings of movies, concerts, and musical festivals. Around the lawn are seating areas.

In the park, you will find free attractions for visitors and locals, like ping pong tables, books and magazines, and more.

If you arrived in the winter months, notice that the main lawn becomes an ice skating rink. You can skate in the rink, entrance is free, or chose to sit at a cafe nearby and enjoy watching people skate. In the stores, you will find unique merchandise for Christmas, and everything around is decorative and festive.



#History of the Park

An interesting story about this park has to do with the general mood that was here until 1850. For a serious lack of green spaces and entertainment locations, locals were forced to go to the closest cemeteries to their houses and lay blankets on the ground.

Bryant Park in the past was also a cemetery. In 1840 it was decided to moved thousands of bodies to a new location. Seven years later the park was opened to the general public and offered visitors a place to relax. This time, the park was without gravestones.

With the building of the subway, this area deteriorated, and prostitutes, drug dealers, and homeless people began coming to the park. In 1930 the park was fenced with a metal fence, to ensure a separation between the park and the street. More steps were taken to clean up the questionable characters who used to come here. These attempts were unsuccessful. In 1979 the Public Library received funding for a new design, the park also received attention, and attempts were once again made for its rehabilitation. From 1992 the park became a success, a relaxed and fun place.

Following the substantial renovations, and the fact that it became one of the most populated places in the world during opening hours (about 198 people per 1,000 square meters), it is easy to understand its popularity. Renting prices for the houses in the neighborhood rose by 40%, and the quality of residents improved.




Ice Skating in the Park in Winter:

https://youtu.be/4L6wLsodC7g


Walk in in the Park in Summer:

https://youtu.be/QgNEaZFDlF8
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
#About the Big Stadium of the City

Even non-soccer fans may find themselves visiting one of Madrid's biggest attractions - the El Estádio de Santiago Bernabéu. This is one of the most famous and luxurious stadiums in Europe.

This soccer stadium serves as the home of the city's luxury team and one of the best soccer clubs in the world, Real Madrid.

If you are lucky and there is a Real Madrid game while you are in town, do not miss it. It's a real experience. The Spanish crowd of Real fans is warm and active. Seeing their game at the magnificent Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, surrounded by fans and the amazing atmosphere they create - this is an unforgettable experience.

If you are not lucky and there are no games while you are in Madrid- tourists are invited to take a pleasant tour where you can see the players locker rooms, the showroom, the press box, the prize hall, the museum, the players' benches, the soccer field, and of course - the expensive souvenir shop.


#Tips

The tour costs money.

For a dazzling display of excellent Spanish football, try to check football season if you can buy Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid tickets when playing at home.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/muGyJEu12A8
Ammoudara Beach
#About Heraklion's Popular Beach

Ammoudara Beach is recommended to those vacationing in Heraklion. Ammoudara, Heraklion's suburb, is a 6-minute drive from the center of Heraklion, and its beach is considered one of the best on the island. Though popular, it is spacious enough due to its large expanse- 7 kilometers.

The sandy beach is located on the western side of Heraklion. Easily reached from the city, though walking by foot is not recommended. The waters are shallow, but sometimes a little wavy. The beach has full services and water sport activities for those interested.

Ammoudara Beach also has high-quality hotels and the atmosphere in the area is very pleasant.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/nJIynhFhijk
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.
Anella Olimpica
#The Olympic Park of Barcelona

While Barcelona was hosting the Olympics in 1992, it became the world capital for two weeks and held a prominent place in the visitor's history. Anella Olimpica is located on Montjuïc Hill. It was the main location of the summer Olympics of 1992.

In the same time, the impressive Olympic rings that you see now before you was the crown of the celebrations. Today, their meaning is bigger than just commemorating a place of nostalgic sporting achievements.

In the area, loved by many visitors, you will find a row of toilets used by the city's residents.

But what are we waiting for? There is a pool here, the National Athletic Education Center and the sports center Palau Sant Jordi - everywhere here is a meeting point for anyone wanting to stay in shape.

Go and work out!
Tokyo Dome City
#About the Wonderful Area for Children

Baseball, surprising as it may seem, is one of the most popular sports in Japan. The "Tokyo Dome" is a baseball stadium whose unique shape has earned it the nickname "The Great Egg of Tokyo" and is one of the most famous buildings in the city. This is where the "Yomiuri Giants" baseball team plays.

Even if the Tokyo Dome is a main sports stadium and stands out from the rest of the city's sports, it needs a firm and stable economic base. And so, in addition to its sports area, it also has an amusement park, which is part of an amusement complex that together creates the "Tokyo Dome City."

The complex includes the baseball stadium at its center, as well as the amusement park, a fun and playful experience for children and the whole family.

The amusement park, which is partially covered, re-opened in 2003 and now includes the following areas:

LaQua - an ultra-modern area, with a waterpark, a shopping center, restaurants, and an impressive ferris wheel.

Thunder Dolphin - the city's rollercoaster, that is excellent for both fear and excitement. The ride starts towards the roof of the main building, and dives to the center of the ferris wheel.

Toy Kingdom - an indoor complex perfect for rainy days, offering a number of rooms loaded with toys and educational amusements, just for young children to enjoy.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/pmdtW0ByXfg



Here is the Scary Rollercoaster Thunder Dolphin:

https://youtu.be/W7Ut2VPsUDc
Harry Jerome Statue
#About the Statue of the Runner in Stanley Park

The Harry Jerome Statue is located on the shoreline of Stanley Park, it is a bronze statue at the height of 9 meters, and is an icon in the popular park.

This statue is full of movement and energy, where Harry Jerome is seen running, one of the great Canadian athletes.



#Who Was Harry Jerome

Harry Jerome was a track and field runner, of the greatest athletes in Canada, and the world. He is especially known as the second runner in history to set the time of 10.0 for the 100-meter sprint, and his title for this record held for almost a decade.

Already as a child, he excelled in baseball, soccer, and hockey, and was discovered to have impressive athletic abilities. His way as a great athlete began at the age of 18. While still in high school, Jerome broke the Canadian record for the 220-meter run, a record that was not broken for 31 years!

Harry Jerome had a natural path to fame, for he came from a family of athletes, that represented Canada in many sporting competitions. His grandfather, John Howard, participated in the 1912 Olympics, and his sister, Valerie Jerome represented Canada in the 1960 Olympics.

At the start of the 1960's Jerome suffered from many injuries. Many thought he would never be able to compete again, but he made an amazing comeback, and broke more and more records.

In 1982, only 42 years old, Harry Jerome passed away, as a result of a brain aneurysm. Canada remembers him and his legacy, which can be summed up by his motto: "Never give up!"



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/vHZuNtNIAc8



The Statue and Attractions at Stanley Park:

https://youtu.be/hvMuRuod4cc
Vancouver Olympic Cauldron
#About the Winter Olympic Torch in Vancouver

The official Vancouver Olympic Cauldron is still in the city today. Since the winter games in 2010 the flame has burnt, except for special occasions. It is an impressive view, and is a symbol of the city and a popular photo spot for tourists.

At the spectacular opening ceremony of the torch relay at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, one of the most impressive and beautiful Olympic cauldrons in the history of the Olympic Games was revealed. The Olympic torch relay to Vancouver was the longest of its kind by then and encompassed about 45,000 km.

The way of the torch started after it is lit, like the tradition from the ancient Greek city of Olympia. It made its way to Vancouver through 12,000 different Candian who carried it, one after the other. At the end of the trip, which took 106 days and even went through the North pole in Northern Canada, the torch arrived and lit the Cauldron. The lighting of the torch ceremony is the height of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

This is how this statue became the official cauldron of the winter Olympic Games in the city.



#What Does the Olympic Torch Carrying Symbolize?

The carrying of the Olympic flame is one of the most associated symbols with the Olympics. Some think that in the ancient Olympics the same tradition was carried out, but it seems like that might not be the case.

There are contradictions on whether the tradition of lighting the Olympic torch was born in ancient Greece, in the Olympic Games of those days. Many researchers claim that the torch was not part of the games, and only something from religious ceremonies for Zeus that took place at the same time as the games, and actually all the games were dedicated to.

The torch stayed lit back then in the temple of Zeus, for the entirety of the Olympic Games. Back in those days the flame was the central symbol in many cultures, as well as Greek culture, and was a reminder of Prometheus who stole fire from the god Zeus according to Greek mythology, and gave it to humanity.

It is interesting to know that despite its importance in the ancient Olympics, the lighting of the Olympic torch was forgotten after the Olympic games in ancient Greece were interrupted by the Roman emperor. Even after the start of the modern Olympics, the Olympic torch did not get anywhere.

Only in 1928, at the Amsterdam Olympics, 1535 years after the Olympics were stopped, was the Olympic flame tradition returned. In the Berlin Nazi Olympics in 1936, the tradition of carrying the flame to the cauldron in the opening ceremony started. Since then, even though the tradition began in a Nazi ceremony to heighten the Third Reich, the tradition carries on. The flame is lit in Greece, in the ancient city of Olympia, where the ancient Olympics once took place. From there, the flame is carried by many people, with everyone carrying the flame in their turn, until the flame is brought to the opening ceremony of the Olympics and lights the Olympics cauldron .



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/jogBLn7xOnY


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/xfJJPxGB_Ro


Whistler-Blackcomb
#About the Center for Ski Lovers Around Vancouver

About 113 kilometers from Vancouver you will find Whistler, a well-known skii center, known for the excellent conditions! Whistler attracts about 2 million visitors a year, which backs up how good the mountain really is, as both a ski destination and winter vacation spot.

The skiing tracks in Whistler are considered the fastest tracks in the world, an attraction that that brings many here. This has also been the reason for many accidents and even a few deaths. Most activities here are completely safe, especially for beginningers, who learn and listen to instructions.



#What is There Here?

Whistler itself is a little cute skii town, considered a leading mountain vacation spot in North America. There are 10,000 residents, making it more of a city than a small town. Even if in the hills that surround, roads were built for the better of shuttles for skiiers, there are small lodges and cabins, a style of local building.

There are wonderful mountains here, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, connected by a cable car named Peak to Peak. This cable car holds a world recod, for the "Longest and Heighest Unsupported Cable Car in the World."

These two mountains are at the height of more than 2,600 meters each. In the winer visitors come here to ski and snowboard, and in summer many come here for dirt biking. Whistler has a huge skiing area, about 33 square kilometers, and 216 square kilometers of tracks and the great snowpark.




#What Can Be Seen Here?

Entertainment possibilities in this town are many and varied. Besides skiing, there are many walks around a lake, a climbing center and an option to visit the forests between Whistler and Blackcomb. You can ride on dogsleds or on snowmobiles, and travel to Eagle Lookout in Squamish.

Besides Whistler, the largest in the area and offering the most stores, restaurants and bars, there are areas of Whistler Creek and the Upper Village, closed off to cars that have great trails.

Whistler is located about 2 hours from the city of Vancouver. The drive to its goes through beautiful views and goes along the beachline, on highway 99 called Sea to Sky Highway.



#Entertainment in Whistler

In Whistler, there are things to do around the clock, especially thanks for the public transportation, that operates here at all hours of the day. Whistler offers places for après-ski, a nickname in French for the act of drinking in pubs, dancing, going to the pool, or many activites taking place in the afternoon, after a day of skiing.

At the center of the town you can find the Garibaldi Lift Company, which is chosen again and again as the best bars here, with the best après-ski in Canada.

If you are looking for different meats, together with good music and quality alcohol, turn to Dusty's Bar & BBQ at the town of Creekside.

There are stories that great and tastly nachos can be found at Merlins, a bar located at the foothill of the Blackcomb Mountain. There is also great live performences and music.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/tbcalhxaHsM


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/waEBtNBVuvQ
Stanley Park
#About the Big Park in Vancouver

Stanley Park, which borders the Pacific Ocean, is considered one of the largest, best and most enjoyable parks in the world and the famous attraction of Vancouver. Along with many flora, trails, gardens and beaches, you will also find many of the nicest corners and attractions.

The vast Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and is larger than Central Park in New York. The entrance is from the city's downtown. Over 8 million visitors arrive every year, including local residents from the city and the surrounding area and many tourists, including you!

With an area of ​​40,000 square meters, this is the largest and most popular park in Vancouver, with its great lawns, hiking trails, beaches, sights, landscaped gardens and botanic views of Native American totem poles.

Stanley Park is also a great place for a family outing with the kids. It has playgrounds, picnic areas, a nice water park, a children's train and a petting zoo. The park also houses the municipal aquarium.

One of the pleasures of Stanley Park is to rent a bicycle and drive around it, or on its inner paths. On the "wall path" that surrounds it, you can enjoy cycling or rollerblading, about 10 kilometers or an hour and a half of riding.

Besides being one of the most famous urban parks in the world, Stanley Park is also a well-kept green lung, inviting exercise. Many come here for sport activities in nature. Apart from cycling, walking and other forms of movement, there are also various sports facilities, such as tennis courts, golf and bowling.


#What Can Be Seen Here?

In the park, which covers an area of ​​more than 40,000 square meters, there are several places worth seeing. Among them are particularly worthwhile:

The 9 O'Clock Gun - The cannon that shoots every night at 9:00 pm. On his barrel you will see the emblems of King George III and Count Henry Pipps, the Ordnance Commander, from when he was stationed here.

Lost Lagoon - The Hidden Lagoon, which used to disappear at low tide of the day, but is now flooded. Watch here the swans, geese and ducks.

Totem Poles - the totem pole area of ​​the original Native Americans of Canada, who are referred to in Canada as "the first settlers." In Indian culture, totems reflect symbols and legends.

Hallelujah Point - the place where the Salvation Army used to sing the "Hallelujah" and one the locals dubbed "Hallelujah Point."

Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver Aquarium, located on the east side of the park.

Siwash Rock - a rock rising from the water
Hollow Tree
Prospect Point - view of the spectacular Lion's Gate Bridge
Rose Garden - a beautiful rose garden.

Apart from these, there are 3 beaches in the park:
Second Beach - The recommended beach
Third Beach
English Bay Beach.


#Tips

For those arriving with a car, parking is possible for a full day.

Rent bikes for riding in the park - in the park or in one of the shops on nearby Denman Street.

The hour-long carriage takes 20-30 minutes from the kiosk near the entrance from Georgia Street.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/AGFqacUQTl0


Walking Around the Park:

https://youtu.be/miZkNW-L7Ck


Places of Interest in Stanley Park:

https://youtu.be/6KpoXN3IEGc
Varosliget City Park
#About Budapest's Public Park

Varosliget City Park is pretty and well maintained, this is the largest public park in Budapest. There are many plants, and a pastoral feeling.

At the park there are many attractions, among them the man-made lake, the Budapest Zoo, the popular Széchényi Spa, the Heroe's Square at the entrance to the park, the Budapest circus, the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle, botanical gardens, Transportation Museum, and the weekend flea market.

The park is one of the most recommended places to visit on spring and summer weekends. For the most part, on weekends, festivals and such take place here, and the atmosphere is festive all over the park. In winter as well, it is a lovely place to visit, especially when each winter an ice rink is created under the Vajdahunyad Castle.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/MPHG7RT4cmI


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/C0IT12klz78


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