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Namibia and Botswana



Then the gate opens and we head on a paved road towards Sossusvlei. Sossusvlei is in the Namib desert and is part of the Namib - Naukluft NP. It is a sand dune with high dunes, separating the desert from the Atlantic Ocean. It is still 55km to Sossusvlei from the entrance. After 45 km we arrive at Dune 45. This dune looks beautiful and is popular among the visitors. We are going off the road and out of the car and trying to climb it. The sand is very loose and climbing is very strenuous. We do not go all the way up, but turn halfway around. Nevertheless, we have a beautiful view of the dune landscape
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New York




We walk along the quiet western side of the island with a beautiful view of Manhattan. We pass the ruins of the smallpox hospital  (designed by James Renwick in 1856) and continue to the Roosevelt monument  by architect Louis Kahn. Kahn designed the monument between 1972 and 1974, but it was not completed until 2012. It consists of a lawn lined with linden trees and a half-height wall with a bust of the president at the end. Behind the bust stand  the four freedoms that Roosevelt postulated in 1941 in his 8th State of the Union are chisseled: freedom of speech and worship, freedom from fear and want. These four freedoms were the basis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , which was adopted by the UN in 1948. From here we have a nice view of the United Nations headquarters. We walk back to the cable car station

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Helsinki





We meet our guide Emil in front of the Lutheran cathedral. He is very enthusiastic and talks nineteen to the dozen. First about the history of the country and then on the architecture of the Senate Square. All that we see here was built in the 19th century under Russian rule (1809-1917).   The cathedral from 1852 is Lutheran and as many grand buildings in the city centre, designed by the originally Prussian architect Carl Ludvig Engel (1778-1840). From outside the cathedral is impressive above the square beyond an enormous staircase. read more






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Rotterdam




Open Air Cinema
9 - 27 August 2017

Discover Rotterdam

with an enthusiastic Rotterdam private tour guide


 




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Last Updated on: Tue Dec 27 16:17:04 2016