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Roman aqueduct from Mons to Fréjus

Built almost 2 thousand years ago, this 42 km (26 mi) long Roman engineering masterpiece routed water from the hills of Mons to Fréjus (Var, France), a city founded by Julius Caesar and then called Forum Julii (meaning ‘market of Julius’).

Budapest’s Memento Park

Located on the outskirts of Budapest, far from the tourist crowds swarming around Castle Hill and the Chain Bridge, the largely ignored Memento Park is an open-air museum where statues and sculpted plaques from the Communist period are on display.

Budapest’s third wheel

Those ladies are lovely, but shouldn’t someone tell them it’s not raining? This group of sculptures by Imre Varga, the “Women with Umbrella” are located just off the main square of Óbuda, a district in the north of Budapest. From… Continue Reading →

How to anger Danish horse breeders

The life-size bronze equestrian statue of King Christian IX, in Christiansborg Palace’s inner courtyard, was created by Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen. The sculptor sought throughout the country for the right horse to stand as a model, but finally found it in… Continue Reading →

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