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Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Whitby October 31st 2009

Me and some of my colleagues have visited at Whitby Gothic Weekend. One of us said farewell to our job couple of days earlier. We dressed up as well, some of us pretty well, some not at all. Firstly we had a look over the ship from capitan Cook times. Really tiny nut crust if compare with greatness of ocean, but despite of this miserable sail they discovered big number of the new lands. We went into Dracula Experience to feel how to being scared and after that nice experience we found Whitby has someting particular... I like Dracula but I'd rather don't prefer different vampire stories. Plenty people were dressed like blood thirsty vampires and I think some of them quite well. Some different people were clothing from victorian times and some mixed up a ... read more
The Grant Turk replica
The Grant Turk replica
Dracula Experience

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 17th 2009

Welspool is a small Welsh town located nearby English border in Powys county. Town is quite similar to the other Welsh towns, not so exciting but more interesting than small towns in England. At the beginning I went into small Powysland Museum located at the main street Severn Road. I saw there bilingual inscriptions as anywhere else in Wales, I heard Welsh as well while I was walking around town centre. Main reason why I travelled overthere was Powys Castle. It is piece of cake to get there from town - visitor will spot the arrows with directions how to get to castle that is main touristic attraction in Welshpool. All of visitors must walk thought nice park or just drive from the other direction. This castle was build by last prince of Powys - Owain ... read more
Powys Castle
Powys Castle
Powys Castle

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester » Manchester October 11th 2009

I visited in this museum twice because it's very interesting place in Manchester. I think the most interested one for tourists... How to get there? Very easy - museum is loceted in city centre in Liverpool Road off Deansgate and almost opposite Bethel House (Hilton hotel) - the highest skyscraper in Manchester. The Museum of Science and Industry consists five apart buildings. In each of these visitors could admire various mulitmedial exhibitions. For museum request were converted former industry buildings and eventually enhanced visitors impression. Firstly we enter into Main Buidling. Inside we can find store and Xperiment for children at the second floor. Moreover we can see some textile machines that were used in Manchester industry. That time I could understand how looked a textile industry in Manchester during its best times. Second building - ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Birkenhead September 27th 2009

To get to U-534 Story you must get in ferry and leave at Woodside Passenger Ferry Terminal. The U-534 Story is located next to ferries, piece of cake to get there. The German U-Boat 534 that is exhibited there is one of few WW2 submarines saved up to present in whole of the world. Most of the submarines that survive WW2 were sunk after war or demolished. Submarine was cut for four parts and it is exhibited outside. We might get to know short history of U-534, where and when it had been alighted etc. I took some pictures of the submarine without flash because glass held off too inquisitive tourist from the ship - it means you might see what is inside vessel but you can't touch any rusty part. ... read more
Museum exhibition
Museum exhibition
The U-435

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Merseyside » Liverpool September 20th 2009

This multimedial museum I have visited two times. Free entry. Me and my friends noticed the most part of exhibition is regarding Titanic - the huge transatlantic liner which sunk during its first voyage throught North Atlantic. Second bigger topic of exhibition is submarines from WW2 times. In addiction to that museum we might visit in two different ones located in Albert Dock. All of the are multimedial. ... read more
Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum

Europe » Poland » Masovia » Warsaw August 28th 2009

Polish capitol - Warsaw was our last stop during the trip. We hadn't any time to seesighting than I put some Warsaw's skylines from internet. We attend to visit there - especially to visit in Warsaw Uprising Museum which concerns to Warsaw Uprising Polish capitol was terribly destroyed while WWII was going on - Germans bombed the city because they tried to destroy Polish culture and nation at all. Nazis also have murdered the better part of citizens (Russians as well after 1945) trying to destroy the nation. They have failed and you might see proof at the attached pictures. Cheers Marcin from Manchester UK... read more
Warsaw
Warsaw by night
Warsaw by night

Europe » Lithuania » Trakai August 27th 2009

To Trakai (Polish: Troki) we travelled by bus from Vilnius. We paid two lits (less than one Euro) for ticket. The Trakai Island Castle is located at the lake island beyond a town. To get there you must to walk or drive along Gedimino gatvė than Vytauto gatvė and finally Karaimių gatvė street. You have to walk or drive just straight up, do not turn aside main road. Trakai has significant Karaites population - some colourful wooden houses were build at Karaimic style. There is a Karaimic restaurant as well - more information about Crimean Karaites The Trakai Island Castle is referred to Malbork Castle in Poland but this one is much smaller than that one. It means sovereigns of medieval Lithuania... read more
Trakai/Troki
Trakai/Troki
Trakai/Troki

Europe » Lithuania » Vilnius August 26th 2009

To Vilnius we travelled by bus from Riga. Both countries have low density and bus drives quite fast. In Lithuania they built a new road (they got money from UE) and it caused some obstructions. Country is pretty similar to Estonia and Latvia - flatland and covered by forest. Nice country, calm and silent I think Vilnius was very important for us. Our grandparents came from over there to west Poland - they moved after second total war because this part of Poland was taken out by Soviet Union and most of Polish community were forced to leave the Vilnius and Vilnius county. We based in hotel Mikotel in Pylimo street. Good location - 5 minutes walk to old town and monuments, but hotel isn't recommended. Why? No lift, wasted bathroom, very poor breakfast, no internet, ... read more
Ausros Vartai - Ostra Brama
Old Town - The painting of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn
Old Town

Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga August 25th 2009

We came to Riga after 4-5 hours bus trip and immidiately followed to our hostel. Luckily for us that one was located in city centre and we shouldn't had to carry our luggages so far. I must to write the issue whose I forgot to type - in all Baltic states tourist can pay by card. Terminals are widely spreaded especially in Finland and Estonia, but in Latvia we haven't met any significant troubles with payments by card. Some problems we met afterwards in Lithuania and Poland. Riga as like Tallinn, Gdańsk and Turku had belonged to Hansetaic League. Characteristic feature of old town are merchants tenements. These are carefully trimmed and outer facades are various (reconstitud as they had looked in XVI century - Hansa time), at some of these buildings were set sculptures or ... read more
Riga - Old Town
Riga - Old Town
Riga - Old Town

Europe » Estonia » Tallinn August 24th 2009

We were a bit embarrassed when we got on ferry board - How Tallinn looks like? Is it more interesting than Helsinki or Turku? We heard some positive opinions and some people recommended estonian capitol as worthy to visit. We hoped so. On the ferry Ania immidiately found confortable seats for her, for me and to put our stuff but I wouldn't to sit inside during the cruise through sea! No, it isn't me. I felt I want to spend this time taking a breathe of sea air and feel just a bit as sailor or seaman. Why not? (-: I left outside and spent all of cruise on stern board for taking a pictures. Wheather was very nice - sunny, no even tiny cloud was flowing on the sky. We passed some ships but I ... read more
Ships - Gulf of Finland
Lighthouse - Gulf of Finland
Tallinn - Gulf of Finland




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