Zermatt, Matterhorn, Switzerland

Zermatt, Matterhorn, Switzerland
The Matterhorn, near the town of Zermatt in Switzerland, is also known as the Cervin (in French), and Cervino (in Italian). It is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, with an altitude of 4,478m (14,690 ft). It marks the border between Switzerland and Italy, and so, possess two summits (one swiss with 4,477.5 m high, one italian with 4,476.4m high). The pyramidal peak, is composed by for steep faces, split by four ridges: the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone and …

Mer de Glace, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France

Mer de Glace, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France
The Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) is a glacier located near Chamonix, on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps. It is the longest glacier in France, with 7km long and 200m deep (average). Fed by the confluence of Glacier de Lechaud, Glacier du Tacul, and the Cascade du Talèfre, the Mer de Glace starts from an elevation of 2,140m, and descends to 1,400m, flowing between the Aiguille du Moine and the Trélaporte, and …

Travel To Japan, Part 3 Nara

Travel To Japan, Part 3 Nara
Travel to Japan, and discover the city of Nara, as part 3 of my amazing trip to Japan. Nara is located less than an hour from Kyoto and Osaka. The city remains full of historic treasures, including some of the oldest and largest temples in Japan. Japan’s first permanent capital was established at Heijo (former name of Nara), in the year 710. The Buddhist temples of Nara became a serious threat to the government, as their influence and political ambitions …

Travel To Japan, Part 2 Kamakura

Travel To Japan, Part 2 Kamakura
Kamakura, Japan, is a coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture, about an hour south of Tokyo. Kamakura became the political center of Japan in 1192, when Minamoto no Yoritomo chose the city as the seat for his new military government (the Kamakura Shogunate), which ruled Japan for over a century. After the decline of the Kamakura government in 1333, and the establishment of its successor in Kyoto, Kamakura remained for some time the political center of Eastern Japan. Kamakura was designated …

Travel To Japan, Part 1 Tokyo

Travel To Japan, Part 1 Tokyo
I hope you will enjoy to discover Tokyo, and some travel photography in the capital and largest city of Japan. This is part one of my trip to Japan, with my awesome sister. Tokyo was initially a small fishing village named Edo, first fortified by the Edo clan in the late twelfth century. In 1457, Ota Dokan built Edo Castle. Even if the emperor lived in Kyoto, Edo became the capital of Japan, as it grew into one of the …
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