ANZAC cavalry is back to charge at Beersheba after 100 years…

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A hundred men and women, history enthusiasts and descendants of Australian Mounted Division and ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) soldiers, came to the Negev to retrace the ANZAC cavalry charge at Beer Sheba that took place exactly a hundred years ago, during World War I

Austrian interactive theater reenacts Jewish refugees’ exodus over a high Alpine mountain pass

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“Ins Gelobte Land – Eretz Austria” by “teatro caprile” is a unique interactive theater conducted outdoors. Presented in Krimmler Achental, Austria, it tells the incredible story of 5,000 Jewish refugees, who after the holocaust, crossed the 2,634m Krimmler Tauern mountain pass, on their way to the Land of Israel.

Alpine Peace Crossing – Krimml to Kasern 2015 – Photo Gallery

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Photos from the events and walk of the 9th Alpine Peace Crossing – commemorating the 5,000 Jewish refugees who crossed the Alps on their way to the Land of Israel in 1947

Buzludzha Bulgaria – Monument Architectural Tour

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Discover Buzludzha Monument – a fine example of socialist/communist – brutalist architecture currently in decay. By video and stills we shall discover the unique architectural and artistic features of the site.

Bulgaria Beklemeto Pass Arc of Liberty Monument Exploration

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A fine piece of Communist – Brutalist architecture commemorates an important event in Bulgarian history. Currently neglected and in poor maintenance, a climb inside the structure is a thrilling experience, so as the view from the top.

Kozya Stena Hut – Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria Balkan Mountains

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Three enthusiastic young Bulgarians run an isolated large mountain hut. Without permanent electricity and no road connection, everyday life in the hut is a challenging task even in the 21st century. A glimpse into hut management and an original campaign for facilities improvement.

Hiking Krimml Tauern Pass – Following the footsteps of post WWII Jewish refugees

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The hike from Krimml in Austria towards Kasern in Italy through the Krimmler Tauern pass, is one of the finest in this area of the alps, but also provides the opportunity to experience a bit of post WWII Jewish refugees difficult journey to the Land of Israel.

Warsaw Muranów Urban Renewal – "Nalewki – Andersa Square" – 2 – Stacja Muranów

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Not just another metro station, but an integrated space, inspired by prewar buildings layout, connected to the street by natural light and sight, and comfortably accessible using intriguing passages

Warsaw Muranów Architecture Project – First Semester Summary

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Intervention in Warsaw / Muranów inspired by pre-war urban tissue. Summary of first semester of the project presenting historical development, values, commemoration issues, master plan and sample intervention ideas

Feeling/Filling Void – Warsaw / Muranów Architecture Project – Phase Three – Intervention

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Initial intervention ideas inspired by pre-war Warsaw urban tissue are presented through excerpts from a computerized model

Feeling/Filling Void – Warsaw / Muranów Architecture Project – Phase Two

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In this post we shall get a glimpse to pre-war Warsaw and its urban characteristics, followed by a comparison to current Warsaw, through aerial photos and analyses.

Feeling/Filling Void – Former Warsaw Ghetto Architecture Project – Phase One

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I chose the former Warsaw Ghetto area as the site for the final Architecture and Town Planning studies project. In this post a summary of the first phase of the project is presented – observations, data analysis, history, conflicts, and finally architectural research questions, some ideas and relevant references

Bunkers in Albania

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A tour back to Albania’s communist era through sights of Enver Hoxha’s bunkers scattered all over the country

Biloxi Mississippi – Hurricane Camille Aftermath Photos – August 1969

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Photos of Hurricane Camille aftermath in the city of Biloxi Mississippi, taken by Pesach Shachar, at the time an officer training at Keesler Air Force Base.