Portuguese tile work, train station Azulejo

Portuguese Azulejo Tile work at train station

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;

 

Antique railway station scale

Antique railway station platform scale

Portugal still has many abandoned old buildings in rural regions. Here’s an example of a sudden find – have a look;




 

Google Earth Map update notifications

Google Earth Map Update Notifications

Google Earth is a great travel tool for exploring routes and regions using satellite imagery. Recently Google released a notification tool for tracking Google Earth map updates. Have a look;



Huge reservoir lake in Alentejo Portugal

Huge reservoir lake in Alentejo Portugal

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.
 

Location

Alqueva lake reservoir in Alentejo - Portugal. 38° 13' 9.9696" N, 7° 29' 35.5884" W

Staying overnight at the Fire Brigade in Portugal

Staying overnight at the Fire Brigade in Portugal

Staying overnight at the Fire brigade? For those with a motorhome, campervan it’s possible at the Vila Vicosa Fire brigade in Portugal. Have a look at this unique place;

 


 

Location

Overnight stay at Fire Brigade in Vila Vicosa 38° 46' 7.392" N, 7° 24' 59.004" W

Monster machine in Gorlitz, Germany

Monster machine in Gorlitz, Germany

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.

 

Location

Huge machine near Görlitz - Germany. 51° 4' 2.7732" N, 14° 57' 27.8784" E

Amazing abbey in Lubiaz - Poland

Amazing abbey in Lubiaz – Poland

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. 

 

Location

Cistercian abbey in Poland. 51° 15' 42.228" N, 16° 28' 8.652" E

Airship hangar in East Germany

Airship hangar in East Germany

Located near a runway in the former DDR - East Germany, a huge airship hangar rises above the trees.

Location

Airship hangar near Krausnick - East Germany 52° 2' 3.912" N, 13° 45' 8.64" E
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