What I life Roman emperors had can be witnessed at Hadrians Villa in Tivoli. An one of a kind archaeological complex close to Rome.
Back in the days, in the second century, emperor Hadrian had enough of the busy life in the big city. He was longing for a summer retreat close by in Tibur. He built a palace with his own plans and later ruled his empire from here. The traces of 30 buildings on 1 square kilometer are still seen today, which is a sheer wonder, hence two millennial have passed. Even more so, because his successors and other fellows ripped the marble and stones off the Villa and used it for other buildings.
The style of the Villa was quit innovative, combining Egyptian and Greek knowledge. One striking asset on site are the numerous tunnels, which functioned as servant-streets beneath the houses. You can stroll in them and get lost. Like on the whole compound. I would recommend taking your time, when you go there, to take large walks and to suck in the experience and to dream of ruling the world or so ;)
It is beautiful there and makes a great day-trip, if you stay in Roma, you can take buses or a rental car to go to Tivoli. And you better be quick: In 2006 the Villa Adriana was put on the list of the 100 most endangered sites of the World Monument Watch, hence it is vanishing day by day. Despite the fact, that it is an UNESCO World Heritage I had the feeling that tourists are not coming in masses, so it is much more pleasant than the sites in Roma.
Photographer Daniel King followed a group of Ukrainian youth at a time of grave political unrest. These lads and misses had what King discovered to be curiously normal lives, a stark contrast to hawkish protests in the news.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
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