Azulejo – the name for Portuguese tile work – is seen at many public buildings in Portugal. Here’s an example of fine tile work art at an abandoned train station in the south of Portugal. Have a look;
Since 2010 Portugal has the largest artificial lake in Europe - the Alqueva reservoir. The huge lake was created in 2002 and reached it’s maximum level in 2010. Besides its use for irrigation and electricity production this 83 Km long lake is located in a very nice region – The Alentejo. Have a look.
The biggest earth moving machines made by mankind – called bucket wheel excavators used in open-cast mines. In the former DDR near Gorlitz – Germany there’s one open to the public. Have a look at this humongous piece of machinery.
In a small village north-east of Legnica in Poland a huge baroque building emerges from the rural landscape. It’s the largest Cistercian abbey in Europe located in Lubiaz – with work in progress to reverse the decay over the past centuries.