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Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island
The Vancouver is located in British Columbia, exactly across from him — the eponymous island, the capital of which bears the proud name of Victoria. The beauty of the island from the earliest times surprised and amazed by all travellers who managed to get to these places. But despite our age of high technology on the island and today you can find places that have not been touched by the hands of civilized man.
In the heart of Vancouver island conveniently located at the Strathcona Park. Once there was a marshy area, it is not godivas for housing and agriculture. But over time the swamps were drained, turning into a very beautiful place. The Central figure of the Park is a fountain, which gave Lord Strathcona (hence the name of the Park). Very popular with tourists and walking trail called the West Coast Trail, the length of which is 75 km away. Today, this trail is landscaped, there are many stairs and bridges over gorges, made the trailers for crossing over the canyons, so today’s tourist can take down this trail for 5-7 days. But there are people who just can’t travel without comfort.
Vancouver Island
The island built comfortable hotel, which is located on the shore of the Pacific ocean. Lovely food, comfort and excellent service — that’s the motto of these hotels and resorts. And sometimes from the window of your room can even be seen frolicking in the ocean whale.

Old Montreal

Old Montreal

Old Montreal
Old Montreal is, as you can guess, the oldest part of the city, which still retains some buildings of the period of New France. It is located in the district of Ville-Marie, North of river St. Lawrence. In the area of Old Montreal are such prominent attractions as the old port, town Hall, the Basilica Notre Dame, Montreal clock tower, Jacques Cartier bridge. Most of Old Montreal, the Ministry of culture of Quebec declared historic district in 1964. The relatively ancient history of this district begins with the founding at the confluence of the rivers St. And Lawrence river little settlement of Ville-Marie in 1642 and Fort Societe-Notre-Dame-de-Montreal in 1643 First street of the colony were laid on top of existing trails and got the names of Rue Notre-Dame, the Rue Saint Paul and Rue Saint-Jacques. Their original clutches still lurks somewhere. To the same period belong several of the oldest preserved architectural monuments of the area: the oldest in the city hospital Hotel-Dieu de Montreal and the old Seminary of San Sulpice. Interesting sights that appeared in Old Montreal, and later, during the British rule. At this time Montreal has suffered from constant fires, but was rebuilt and grew even harder. The oldest urban monument, Nelson’s column, came here in 1809 on the square, which received the name of the New Market (from 1845 she wears the name of the place Jacques Cartier). In 1873 on the site of the former garden of the Jesuit monastery, has grown an impressive and magnificent building of city Hall, one of the brightest in the city. The second most striking architectural landmark of Old Montreal and Montreal — is actually built in 1829 magnificent Basilica of Notre Dame.
Old Montreal
Since that time the city was under the rule of the British, the Church received not the typical Catholic in appearance, and quite characteristic of Gothic revival and became one of the most magnificent and dramatic of his designs. Also when the British started to be built up of the Golden square Mile, the area is the most affluent and large mansions built for themselves the richest merchants. Commercial prosperity affected the building of St. James street became the financial center of the city. Here appeared such notable buildings as the Bank of Montreal, the oldest in the country, old customs and old court, as well as the market Bonsecour. The Victorian style of the late 19th century was substantially different from what prevailed in the area at the time of French rule, and profitable suffused the architectural look of Old Montreal.

Avenue of stars of Hollywood

Avenue of stars of Hollywood

Avenue of stars of Hollywood
Los Angeles is associated primarily with Hollywood, and Hollywood is with stars, so it is no surprise that the Avenue of stars is considered the most popular attraction of the city. Every year more than 10 million tourists strolling along the Avenue of the stars, with delight and treefam reading out the names of idols, immortalized in stone slabs of the pavement for the glory of the entertainment industry. As befits any attraction “filename”, the Avenue of stars is long, varied and very interesting story that continues to happen today: a new “stars” are laid here about twice a month. Avenue of stars is not originated spontaneously: the idea of creating a new attraction was owned by Hollywood chamber of Commerce and as a means of maintaining public fame of celebrities, and as a way to ensure that the budget of the city for more infusions. Originally it was planned to use the star shape with it written in the name of the actor, and brass caricature, but their implementation was quite complex and costly. Therefore, the city of Hollywood decided not to philosophize crafty and took a sample of the usual five-pointed star, “Srinivas” her from the ceiling of Hollywood. First commemorative plate appeared on the walk of fame in 1958. More precisely, these were the first eight slabs from selected members of the chamber of Commerce 1550 celebrities, who in the future had to qualify my “star”.
Avenue of stars of Hollywood
Since 1960 we started a regular laying of the plates, continuing to this day. However, the history of the Alley and knows a lot of defeats in the 60-70-ies was nearly fifteen years of stagnation, complicated by litigation, and then again began to flourish. Today, the Avenue of stars has more than 2,500 registered plates. Avenue of stars is one of the most long-term attractions: its total length of more than 18 city blocks! The main part stretches for 15 blocks along Hollywood Boulevard, as well as its length was not expected to many Bohemians, and trequently “tail” of the Alley on vine street. To inspect all of them can only inveterate fans of show business, so before heading to the Alley, it makes sense to refer to the official website of the sights and figure out the exact location of the “stars” of idol.