Agra Fort [India]

Couple years ago I’ve been reading the book «Shantaram» and thought that never ever I go to India. But now I am here and still can not believe in it. Already 3 weeks as I’m exploring this amazing country of contrast in everything. For now I want to share the beautiful Agra Fort, which I’ve visited in early morning and met the sunrise there. No people around, just me, rising sun and indescribable marble.

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the most amazing part of Agra Fort for me
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EXPO 2015 Milano

If you’re not super fun of food or architecture and probably short of money I would suggest to visit EXPO in the evening from 19:00 till 23:00, because the price for this ticket is 5 euro and 4 hours is enough to have an impression of such a huge event, try some simple food and visit at least 7 pavilions, because some of them work till closing.

I want to share some moments of EXPO and start with Italian pavilion, of course!

Italian pavilion
Italian pavilion
Italian pavilion
Italian pavilion
Italy
Italy

But first pavilion, which I’ve visited, was Russian one, cz I’m Russian. There you can try  delicious Russian food.

Russian pavilion
Russian pavilion
RUSSIA
RUSSIA

Next to Russian pavilion is Estonian one and both together they look nice

Russian and Estonian Pavilions
Russian and Estonian Pavilions

Well, there are some more, I need to come back to EXPO, because I love food and architecture as well and for me 4 hours were just nothing!

Vanke Pavilion
Vanke Pavilion
Holy See
Holy See
United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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Germany
Germany
Kuwait and Germany
Kuwait and Germany
Kuwait and Germany
Kuwait and Germany
France
France
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil

The ticket you can buy right at EXPO (when you get off the metro or train in a ticket office) and it is better to come a bit earlier (around 6 p.m.), because there will be a super long line to get in the EXPO in the evenings and especially at weekend, so be ready to be patient enough to wait and probably to get inside around 7:30 p.m.

IL MONUMENTALE

Some people get bored in Milan (I have no idea  how it is possible) and don’t know what to do and where to go. I would suggest to visit open air museum, which is the Monumental Cemetery of Milan.

The main entrance to cemetery
The main entrance to cemetery

This place is really impressive, espessialy if you go there in dark rainy day, but I had no depressive feelings about, maybe because I’ve been there in a nice a sunny day.

Nature and Architecture
Nature and Architecture

There are so many different and beautiful sculptures, so it’s almost impossible sometimes to consider as a cemetry!

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god. William Shakespeare
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
William Shakespeare
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Michelangelo

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Necropoli in Cimitero Monumentale
Necropoli in Cimitero Monumentale
Circondante de Ponente
Circondante de Ponente
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. Salvador Dali
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
Salvador Dali

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The view on Gallerie Inferiori e Superiori di Ponente
The view on Gallerie Inferiori e Superiori di Ponente
Gallerie Inferiori e Superiori di Ponente
Gallerie Inferiori e Superiori di Ponente

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If you are interested to visit, you need to know that they close the gates 30 minutes prior to closing time and Monday is a day off. Opening hours from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. For me less than 1 hour was enough, but I’d like to come back.

Antoni Gaudi — Parc Guell (Barcelona, Spain)

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Duomo (Milan, Italy)

If you’re visiting Milano, but not fun of touristic places, I would recommend you to visit roof of Duomo anyway, because the view from the top of the main cathedral is really amazing and only from the top you can realize how beautiful Duomo and how Milano is lovely!

observe Milano
Observe Milano
Lost yourself in decoration
Lost yourself in decoration
Perspective
Perspective
Faces and Flowers
Faces and Flowers
Interior
Interior

There are two ways to go up — by stairs (11 euro) or lift (15 euro) with included Duomo museum, archaeological site undeground Duomo and Duomo itself, of course.

Blau Museum In Barcelona (Spain)

The Forum Building / Museu Blau de les Ciències Naturals designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron / Herzog & de Meuron

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Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 1, 08019, Barcelona

About

I’m a russian girl, love and hate, desire to travel all around the world and do not regret in future that I have not done something. I’m an architect, but now doing my master, because I got scholarship from DAAD.

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