WHAT TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC – part II

If you still don’t have enough reasons to visit Washington DC, the list of touristic attractions goes on with the following ones. In the north, the most famous building in Washington is waiting for you. As you have already guessed, it is The White House that I am talking about and it is needless to mention who lives there. The enthusiasts of the interior design will appreciate the visit and will enjoy the free tour inside.  Without any doubt, Washington is a city of culture, which shines at an international level. It has many high quality museums, some of which are among the most popular in the world. Do not miss the world’s most visited museums, such as: The National Air and Space that is dedicated to the history of aviation and space conquest.  Washington hosts the Smithsonian Institute, which is the largest complex of museums in the world! It was founded in 1846 with the money of English man, called James Smithson. This generous gesture was made in order to spread and extend the knowledge and therefore, its purpose was achieved. Today, 142 million exhibits are recorded in 16 parks and museums, within this institution. Most of these museums are in the Mall between the Capitol and the Monument of Washington. The others are located on the outskirts of town, accessible by the public transport. Note that all these visits to parks and museums, as well as to the zoo are free! So here’s another reason to visit Washington DC! You will see a lot of things without paying anything!  The climate of the American capital is influenced by the continent and by the sea. The seasons are strongly marked, but the climate remains difficult to predict from one day to another. For instance, spring is a good time to visit Washington DC. The city is blooming and the day temperatures are more than agreeable, that is between...

WHAT TO VISIT IN DETROIT

This time I suggest you to visit Detroit. This city-port in the U.S.A is located on the Detroit River and Lake St. Claire’s border. Both of them are making the connection between Lakes Huron and Erie. It has a population of 1,335,085inhabitants. It is the largest center for automobile production in the world (there are the factories of the famous firms: General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler). Also known is Cabo Hall, one of the largest exhibition halls in the world. The port has a depth of 9,30 to piers and it consists of two parts (Harbour and Marine Terminals) which are linked by several channels. Over Harbour terminals there passes a suspended bridge of 31 meters high. Because it is located in the waterway between Lakes Erie and Nuron and in a very narrow space, the French people called it “strait” (Detroit). If you visit Detroit you can see the largest concerns of car industry in the world: “Ford”, “Chrysler”, “General Motors”, which led to the development of other industries too (steel, chemicals, construction of machines and tools). In no other metropolis in the world the car industry has such a big influence on the lives of its inhabitants as it happens in Detroit: there, the roads were marked for the first time with white paint, there came the first traffic lights and there was dug the first underwater tunnel for cars. This was due to the industry that transformed the city in the world capital of car production for the past one hundred years. In Detroit there are established two industrial giants of global importance: General Motors (which includes, among others, the German firm Opel) and Ford. The third power in the industry is Chrysler. Car industry is deeply indebted to Henry Ford, who in 1903 founded his first company in Detroit. From the beginning, the factory...

WHAT TO VISIT IN PHILADELPHIA

Located between the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers and opposite to the Camden, New Jersey, Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the fifth largest city in the United States. You should visit Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States and the original capital of the nation (1790 – 1800). The city was founded in 1682 by an English man, member of the Religious Society of Friends, William Penn. He created the colony as a purpose of a “holy experiment” – that is the land of tolerance and religious freedom. Many persecuted settlers came here and Penn named the city with the Greek term of “brotherly love”. During the late nineteenth century Philadelphia was known as the “Workshop of America”, because of its cotton factories, the manufacture of textiles the factories with steam-based machines that have led the country to the Industrial Revolution. Today, the health care system, the medical education (one-sixth of American doctors are being trained here) and the service industries such as tourism, finance and legal services and insurance are the vector of the economy of the country. The high technology industries such as the medical technology and the electrical components are increasing. Many of the most famous attractions of the city and the country are in the center: The National Historical Park of Independence, Liberty Bell, The Hall of Independence (where in 1776 was signed the Declaration of Independence) and the Center of the Constitution, in honor of the Constitution of U.S.A. The Colonial Philadelphia was also the house of a great statesman, called Benjamin Franklin. It was the founder of the first hospital in the country, and the first library too, to the fire brigade and the university. In addition to the places full of history, “Philly,” as locals call it, has also artistic and cultural concerns, with a famous orchestra, museums and excellent...

WHAT TO VISIT IN NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, was founded in 1718 near the mouth of the Mississippi River, which was then called La Nouvelle Orleans, in honor of Duke of Orleans. The Europeans discovered it in 1699 when Pierre Le Moyne and Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, two French monks set foot here, during a mission of reconnaissance in Mississippi. The land was populated only by nomadic tribes of Native Americans, so the two were not interested initially about the territory. After almost 20 years, in 1718, Bienville returned and founded the city Nouvelle Orleans. The marsh place did not attract too many settlers at the beginning. Coming from France, Canada, Germany, they brought with them a lot of slaves, but the economy was stepped out due to the harsh conditions. The state of Louisiana becomes a burden for France and in 1767 it is sold to the Spanish people. In 1800 Napoleon buys it, but in 1803 it is sold to the United States for fear it might fall into the hands of British people. Within 40 years its population has increased 10 times and the city became a major industrial and commercial center. It was in charge of the distribution of people and goods to the north on the river Mississippi and around the whole world through the Gulf of Mexico. It went through fire and epidemics, but continued to grow. Due to its very wet climate, the water from rain should be quickly evacuated because the soil gets saturated and it becomes unstable. In New Orleans the dead are not buried but placed in tombs above ground. In 1910, the engineer Baldwin Wood has perfected a system of pumps and today those pumps are found too. They guide the rainwater into the Lake Pontchartrain and a network of dams prevents the flooding of the city...

WHAT TO VISIT IN NYC

There have been composed so many songs about New York City, that I think that almost anyone wished at least ones to have the opportunity to visit NYC. This amazing city has been strongly promoted around the world as a result its population is proportional to its celebrity. I had been wishing to visit NYC ever since I was 5 years old and I couldn’t make my wish come true until now. This is why I suggest you to go for it, in case there comes any opportunity for you to visit NYC! Its skyscrapers outline the streets in which over 8 million people live and walk every day until their offices. They say New York is the capital of the entire world and maybe it is. The official name of it, “The City of New York” and abbreviated NYC is specific to the most populous city in the United States. For more details, we invite you to share with us the most interesting sights that you can catch if you visit New York. 1. The American Museum of Natural History Here you can see the dinosaurs! Plus about 36 million other things, from rocks to Brazilian stones. Do not miss the Hall of Biodiversity and the diorama animals and village life. 2. The Central Park Opened in l859 with the design of Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, the 843 acres of Central Park’s city is a miracle, an oasis of green surrounded on all sides by tall buildings. Bethesda Fountain in the park includes many attractions, such as: Loeb Boathouse Restaurant, Wollman Memorial Ice Rink, Meadow Sheep. 3. Empire State Building Although it is not the most beautiful skyscraper in New York (the title was already won by the Chrysler Building on 42nd Street), Empire State Building is undoubtedly the most iconic, rising to 443 meters ambitious...
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