Exploring Malta

Malta is an extraordinary country with many hidden treasures! Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese Archipelago is its own world – south of Sicily, east of Tunisia, east of the Strait of Gibraltar, and north of Alexandria Egypt! The three main islands are Malta, Gozo, and Comino. They’re rich in culture…

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Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade Serbia

This week I’ve enjoyed exceptional performances in Belgrade. Last night the concert was part of the 49th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition. It enables young musicians to “test and confirm their artistic values”. Belgrade Philharmonic Studentski Square  I tried to get tickets for the Belgrade Philharmonic in Studentski Trg (Students Square) – a different venue than…

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Central Belgrade Serbia

Rivers and History After catching my breath, I’ve continued exploring Belgrade. It’s an impressive European city influenced by many empires – Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian, Austro-Hungarian, and Russian. One of Europe’s oldest cities, Belgrade is the only capital strategically located at the confluence of two major rivers – Danube and Sava. Its complex history and…

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Prague Municipal House

Yesterday I visited Prague Old Town Square and Republic Square. Both have major historic buildings with exquisite architecture. It was an overcast day. Dark, ominous skies framed the horizon creating a dramatic backdrop for the magnificent buildings. My primary interest was Municipal House (Obecní Dům) , a renowned Art Nouveau building at the former site of the…

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