🇲🇽 Taxco is situated hundred miles outside of Mexico City. It is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Mexico, has been declared a National Historical Monument and is widely known as the silver capital of the world. ➡️ 🇫🇷 The story goes that in the 14th century a French man called Don Jose Borda was the first one to discover the importance of Taxco. His horse lost its footing as he was riding through the city and unearthed a gleaming seam of silver under a stone. Borda made his fortune prospecting in Taxco, and built the church of Santa Prisca on the site of the first seam he found‼️ 🇪🇸Then the Spanish started exploiting silver in the Taxco area in the 16th century. They rapidly cleaned out the mines.
🇮🇹 ~THE BEST SPOT IN ROME~On the Aventine Hill in Rome, there is a small Piazza of the Knights of Malta (Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta) where a tall wall has a wooden door that blocks the entrance to the garden. ➡️The Key Hole on this precise door reveals an enchanting vision of the misty dome of St Peter’s Basilica⬅️ Here you are looking through 3️⃣countries:
You are standing on the 1️⃣independent territory of the Knights of Malta
2️⃣In Rome (Italy)
3️⃣Looking at St Peter’s Dome which is inside the Vatican.
🇧🇪 Manneken Pis is the single most recognizable landmark in Brussels. After centuries alone, he finally got some company in the 80s and 90s in the form of fellow peeing kid Jeanneke and peeing dog Zinneke.
1️⃣ Manneken Pis
Has been happily peeing in Brussels for more than 400 years.‼️ His name translates to "Little Man Pee".
A popular story states how a little boy named Julien saved the city of Brussels that was on fire and quickly peed on it.
The little guy has been stolen so many times that since 1965 The original statue is kept at the Maison du Roi on the Grand Place.
A local restaurant owner was eager to establish equality between the sexes, and so set about creating a counterpart to Manneken Pis. Though, cynics suggest it was just a stunt to attract visitors to the restaurant.
The pissing dog statue, "Zinneke Pis,"is static; it's not a fountain like the others. It was installed on the corner of one of the trendiest shopping streets downtown in 1998.
🇮🇹 "Vir napule e po muor"
➡️Literally “see Naples and then die”, as quoted by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in his Italian Journey (1786–88). Though of unknown origin and authorship, it is likely to have been coined in the city itself when the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (of which Naples was the capital) was at its golden age, that is, during the kingdom of Bourbons.
(always taking pictures) 😂
🇦🇱 💥In the times of communist dictature the "Blue Eye"was off limits to general population and only leaders of Communist Party could visit it.💥 Now the times have changed. There's an entrance fee to pay and in order to avoid the crowd is better to come here early.
🇦🇱 The Blue Eye (Albanian: Syri i Kaltër) is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring in southern Albania. The clear blue water of the river bubbles forth from a depth of more than fifty-metres. ‼️Divers have descended to fifty metres, but it is still unclear what the actual depth of the karst hole is.‼️ It is called "The Blue Eye" obviously because of its beautiful color and the round shape that indeed resembles an eye.