Wednesday, 14 August 2013

5 Funny Things To Do In London

London is brimming with funny things to do – so, deciding what to do when only given a little time can be an understandably quite challenging task! We have scoured hundreds of options for the top five fun things to do in this electrifying city … let the Queen and Big Ben enjoy their tea time while we head out into the English metropolis for some fun.
Night Fun at the London Zoo
Once the sun sets over London, a new day starts for the night animals of the London Zoo. Check out their website for their Late-Night Openings. If you have ever been slightly frustrated by seemingly vacated enclosures because the inhabitants do not even think of setting foot outside before sunset – this is your chance to catch a glimpse of those shy night creatures.
Fun Events at the Hammersmith Apollo
The great Hammersmith Apollo is a decadent venue that started off as a cinema is now one of the biggest entertainment houses in London Many big names and great artists have been smitten with the attractively contradictory Art Deco charms of the place and VIPs and comedians from around the world are queueing up to eventually get a pass of the microphone as well.

Outdoor Fun with Parkrun
Like some exercise, but don’t like running by yourself? Join a parkrun! Parkrun organise 5km timed runs on a weekly basis all around the world, that is, also in several locations in London – and the best: it’s completely free! Everyone can join, just register online, chose your favourite location and off you go! A personalized bar code helps you keep track of your times, medical aid bonus points and much more.

Fun Art in the Carpark
Who said that museums and art galleries have to be places of hushed, quiet behaviour. We think this is a huge contradiction and want to send you to “Bold Tendencies”. Hannah Barry launched this alternative art place in 2007 on the roof of an old multi-storey car park in Peckham. Enjoy beautiful outdoor sculptures with a cool drink at the Campari bar, which very conveniently happens to be there as well.

Fun Dining in Odd Places
Boring old dinner needs to be spiced up a little? London offers lots of fun places for culinary adventures and a quirky scenery. At the Circus, for example, you get acrobats swinging over your meals and fire-eating dancers literally lighten up the atmosphere. If you are more on the musical side, you might enjoy Sarastro, an opera-themed restaurant with performances accompanying your meal. Or try Bunga Bunga, where you enter through an original Italian phone box and leave as Michelangelo himself.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Best Museums in Europe

Some of the world’s most famous museums are found in Europe. With collections that span centuries, world-class museums boast rich exhibits with historical documents, unique art and artefacts from the world’s many cultures. From Berlin to Paris to London, many of the best museums are found in Europe’s historic capital cities.

One of the world’s grandest and largest museums is the Louvre. It is here where you can gaze upon the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory. These are just three of the priceless artefacts housed within a dazzling former royal palace, which stands on the site of a 12th century fortress. There are some 35,000 objects dating from prehistory to the 21st century exhibited at the Louvre, which attracts millions of visitors each year.

British Museum
The British Museum has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections. Popular exhibits include the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone and mummies from Ancient Egypt. Founded in 1753, the vast collection features art and artefacts from around the world. Best of all, the British Museum is free. Regular special exhibitions, displays and events add to the experience by enriching visitors’ understanding of cultures from prehistory to today.

Berlin has a prolific collection of museums. With over 150 museums, the German capital has some of Europe’s best collections. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Museum Island (Museumsinsel) is home to five state museums with collections that range from classical antiquities to contemporary art. Visitors can explore the Egyptian and antique collections at the Altes Museum and prehistoric, Neanderthal, Egyptian and Ancient Greek collections at the Neues Museum. Other museums include the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Bode Museum with sculpture collections and late Antique and Byzantine art, while the Pergamon Museum showcases reconstructed historical buildings.

Museo del Prado
Madrid’s Prado Museum exhibits some of Spain’s most renowned and beloved masterpieces. Thought-provoking and inspiring, the museum’s collection has grown into one of the world’s best since opening in 1819. Historical documents and artistic works from the 12th to early 19th centuries can be found within the sprawling museum, including stunning artwork by Francisco de Goya, Diego Velazquez, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch.

Vatican Museums
Although getting into the popular Vatican Museums can be a challenge, the wait is well worth the patience. Among the masterpieces found here is the dazzling Sistine Chapel decorated by Michelangelo. Founded in the early 16h century, the museum also includes Raphael’s Stanze della Segnatura. The museum’s also features a vast collection classical sculptures and some of the most important Renaissance art found in Europe, as well as modern religious art.

Galleria degli Uffizi
Florence was where the Italian Renaissance flourished. As a result, the city is home to several exciting museums and art galleries. The Uffizi houses one of the most important Renaissance collections found anywhere in the world. Works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci and many others are all found is this stunning 16th century building in the heart of the city.
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Monday, 27 May 2013

The Horse Riding is Something Has Always Interested Humanity

The horse riding is something has always interested humanity, we have many manuscripts left by those who were interested in horse riding, mainly military or knights, dating back as early as 1350 BC with the manuscript "The care and feeding of horse chariot". The eldest manual is "About horse" of Xenophon. Analyzing the Greek and Roman history we find that knowing how to “Equitare” was an added value to rise in society, so Knights gained a certain nobility, and as consequence nobles were forced to learn to ride a horse to participate in the political and military life. The demonstration of the importance of knowing how to ride a horse at that time, is given us by the huge amount of in-depth texts on the subject, but with the advent of the internal combustion engine the relationship between man and horse changed greatly, as well at the beginning the 900 humanity stopped using horses to war and riding became a recreational and sport activity.

We can roughly define the following types of horse to be ride:
Work: this includes all the types of riding a horse carrying a type activities working for the breeding of cattle are mainly: American Cowboys’ Western; Butteri Maremmani from Maremma and Vaquera of the Spanish and Argentine gaucho.

Sports or English: includes those types of mounts that have to do with sports and the Olympic disciplines such as show jumping, dressage, cross country, endurance.

Riding classical equestrian art: that goes back to riding as the written texts of the old masters tells.

The main gaits of the horse are:
The pace is slower gait of the horse. The horse brings forward the whole body by performing a vertical movement with the neck and rests limbs one at a time, one after the other, so as to recognize four strokes. The step can be long or short; it can be distinguished by the fact that the socket back rests on the clue left by the front hoof, while the long wheelbase rests in front of the hoof clue rear of the front.

The trot is a gait to jump in two times, at this pace the horse reaches a speed that varies from 10 to 55 km / h.

The gallop is actually the fastest pace in three steps with variations relating to speed.

You can do many things riding a horse: there are sports as Polo, rehabilitation after injuries, help people with difficulty socializing with other people such as those suffering from Asperger's syndrome, have fantastic safari holidays and many other holidays’ type.

Many horses’ owner develop a very strong relationship with their horse: they talk, hug and take care personally of the horse needs. Of course if you live in a city you have to leave your horse in a stable with someone who will feed and keep your horse clean. A horse is not exactly what we call a pet. Never less as I said before very strong relationship often born between the horse and its rider.

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