"JARDIN DEL TURIA - In October 1957, the Turia River flooded Valencia and more than four hundred 400 people died. The city decided that the river could no longer go through the middle of town and created the park, which is the largest urban park in Spain"
"PALAU DE LA MUSICA" - The Valencia Concert Hall, situated on the old bed of the river Turia, was constructed in 1987. It is one of the buildings of the vanguard architecture movement in the city amd has a glass enclosure that looks out on the gardens and allows one to watch the fountains that have been designed to spout to the beat of the music heard from the Palau"
"PALAU DE LES ARTS REINA SOFIA - Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts, the opera house and cultural centre, opened on October 8, 2005. Designed by the Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava, it is 75m high, which makes it the tallest opera house in the world"
"PALAU DE LES ARTS - Inside the 14 stories above ground and the three stories below ground, four auditoriums may be found: The Main Hall (seats 1,700 people), the Auditorium (seats 1,500 people), the Aula Magistral (seats 400 people) and the Martí i Soler Theatre (also seats 400)"
"QUEEN SOFIA PALACE OF ARTS" - An amazing building"
"PALAU DE LES ARTS AND BRIDGES - The roads come closer to the building..."
"HEMISPHERIC - An Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium, it resembles a giant eye, known as the "eye of knowledge". It was the first building of the city of arts and sciences to be completed in 1998"
"HEMISPHRERIC - Aka the Apple mouse..."
"AMIDST THE CALATRAVAS"
"PRINCE FILIPE SCIENCE MUSEUM"
"THE SCIENCE MUSEUM"
"AGORA - A multifunctional space eighty meters tall and occupying more than 5000 sq metres. It may seat more than 6000 people"
"AGORA AND OCEANOGRAFIC - The largest marine park in Europe, with a surface of 111,000 square metres and a water capacity of 42,000,000 litres"
My previous blog - Blogtrotter - took care of the trips recorded in digital terms between November 2000 and early 2009. For the pre-digital era - photos scanned either from negatives or from paper - I created the Revival blogs: Blogtrotter 70s & 80s as well as Blogtrotter 90s. Enjoy!
"He who does not travel does not know the value of men" - Ibn Batuta (1304-1377);
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move" - Robert Louis Stevenson;
"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen" - Benjamin Disraeli;
"Evolution intended us to be travellers" - Bruce Chatwin;
"Navegar é preciso, viver não é preciso" - Fernando Pessoa. The common translation is: «to sail is necessary, to live is not necessary...»; some say however that the correct translation should be «to navigate is precise, to live is not precise...». But - taking into account that it has been attributed by Plutarch to Gnaeus Pompeius, who, during a severe storm, commanded sailors to bring food from Africa to Rome… - the real meaning may be the first one!!
LOOK AND LISTEN
Azer Mantessa was kind enough to make TWO videos with some of my pictures and his songs! I'm flattered! Thanks Azer!
The GMG TRAVELS THE WORLD may still be seen on You Tube. The other one SUNSETS however was removed!
Enjoy! Thanks again Azer!!