Hiking Kasern Italy – Birnlücke Pass – Krimmler Tauernhaus Austria

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A beautiful day hike crossing the Alps from Italy to Austria through Kehrer Alm, Birnlückenhütte and Birnlücke pass

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.

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.

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

Iceland National Trail

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Iceland National Trail is an initiative to create a long circular hiking & biking route that passes through Iceland’s best locations, in order to spread tourism across the country, encourage encounters between visitors and locals and bring tourism as a source of income to remote communities.

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

Haifa Trail Urban Trek – the DNA of the city: Lessons from Haifa Tourism Conference

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Haifa Trail was initiated as an urban trek, but the trail is more than that – as it identifies and leverages Haifa’s essence or “DNA”, it serves as an important platform for various urban aspects, such as: city branding, community empowering, framework for sport and culture activities and a potential to significantly contribute to the local economy.

Haifa Trail was launched by the first tourist and runner

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Haifa Trail was inaugurated, as Thomas Fietz, a Trail Runner from Germany, completed the 70 Kilometers of the trail in 15 hours, divided to two days. Thomas was the first to complete the whole trail, the first tourist on the trail, and the first to run it.

Syange, 15 Years Later – Annapurna Circuit Revisited

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A visit to the Nepali village of Syange, along the Annapurna Circuit trek, in 2011 carrying photos from the 1996 visit, creates wonderful opportunities for new-old acquaintances…

MSC Magnifica Cruise Ship dominates the skyline of Haifa

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MSC Magnifica Cruise Ship now visits Haifa during its Mediterranean Cruise. Carrying 2500 passengers and 1000 crew members, when it docks in Haifa Port it looks like a temporary neighborhood attached to the city…

Eerie Fengdu – The real Chinese Ghost City – A man-made quake

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A casual stop at a touristic site along the Yangtze river turns into a journey in a city being dismantled brick by brick. The Yangtze water level is rising due to the Three Gorges Dam construction, local people of Fengdu are relocated, their real city becomes a Ghost City, while tourists rush to see the other Ghost City that lies above – a tribute to the afterlife.