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Cuba, the beautiful island stretched out in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the world’s second largest tourist destination, resounding to the beat of the rumba and perfumed with tobacco and rum, is where the revolutionary experiment took concrete form. The Utopian project of creating an egalitarian society according to Marxist-Leninist principles unfortunately remained an illusory hope, contradicted... see more »
|Florianopolis, Magic Island!|
Florianopolis, which has a population of about 500,000 inhabitants, is the capital of the State of Santa Catarina. The city, divided into two, is located partly on the mainland and partly on the island in front – the large Ilha de Santa Catarina. The two parts of the city are linked by two bridges, one of which is the longest steel suspension bridge in Brazil. Florianopolis is a modern city characterized... see more »
|Gurkhas, The Queen's Warriors|
The Gurkhas are a unique unit in the Army with a reputation of being amongst the finest and most feared soldiers in the world. They are among the elite of the British army, and for more than 180 years.
The Gurkhas, Nepalese warriors in the service of the Queen, have proven themselves in all combats, from the Sikh Wars to the Gulf and Afghanistan War.
They train in the jungle of Borneo, learn to play... see more »
Stuck in a fold of the Andes mountain range, “Hielo Continental Patagonico”, the South American ice dome is the third-largest ice mass in the world (22,500 km2).
Fascinated by the world of ice, Choisik Dumas, a young French explorer, set herself the goal of walking across the glacier. Our photographic reporter, Patricio Estay followed her for his first contact with this land of ice. During these 130... see more »
According to an ancient legend, the foundation of Istanbul dates back to 650 BC, when the Greek King Byzas decided to abandon his city Megera, searching for a new place, where he and his people could have began a new life. Byzas chose the spot after consulting an oracle of Delphi, who told him to settle across from the "land of the blind ones." Indeed, Byzas concluded, earlier settlers must have been... see more »
The progress in communications has become an efficient tool for the “globalisation” –we live in a world without “borders or boundaries“—and the increase and perfection of transports, together with other factors, make this possible, the “globalisation” phenomenon: a unique economic system around the world, distinguished by the Internationalisation of Trade –everywhere in the world we receive the same... see more »
A fascinating and mysterious civilisation. A series of incredible geoglyphs, lines crossing the desert for several kilometres long and enormous drawings on the ground – these are the Nazca lines! The Nazca civilisation has left the world more than 1000 years of heritage, a precious heritage partially yet to be discovered and still carefully examined.
For this reason, every year an international... see more »
|Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia|
Placed in the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Arts and Sciences City) and designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is an auditorium and one of the symbols of the new and monumental Valencia. From its inauguration, in October of 2005, this centre wants to become an avant-garde enclave for the scenic arts and to contribute to the diffusion of the culture and... see more »
|Panama, The Country Between|
Ever since the coasts were navigated for the first time in 1501 and colonized by Columbus on his fourth trip, Panama has had a very convulsive history. It was the scene of looting by the Spanish, and the greed of the Corsairs as well as being one of the major entrance points of black slaves in America which resulted in all pre-Columbian cultures being displaced and absorbed by the Isthmus.
Scene of... see more »
|Queen Mary 2|
Launched by the Queen Elizabeth II on January 12, 2004, Queen Mary 2 is the world's largest, longest, tallest, grandest ocean liner ever built. The prestigious Cunard ship set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage, and since this moment, excitement surrounds it all around the world.
2,620 passengers, our photographer Fico included, have decided to embark on Queen Mary 2 for an eastbound transatlantic... see more »