Palace in Europe: Ruins of residence of Sapieha, date of foundation is 1598—1605. Late baroque of architecture. In the summer of 2008 restoration and excavation works began at the site of this ancient residence of the Sapieha.

Panoramic view of Sapieha palace. Ruins:

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A pictures of Ruzhany palace photo gallery added 21 June, 2014.

 

See photos of Paris, France (including Old Paris, Eiffel Tower  and Siene river at night panoamic view, panoramas picture of Park du champ de Mars, Notre Dame de Paris photos, The Avenue des Champs – Élysées, The Musée du Louvre and Louvre aerial, The Institut de France, The National Residence of the Invalids, The Arc de Triomphe and more) in this travel photo gallery from Verde Wanderer and AirPano.com – 360° Aerial Panorama. Pictures taken in 7 of October, 2010.

A little words about tourism in Paris

Since 1848, Paris is a popular destination by rail network, with Paris at its centre. Among Paris’ first mass attractions drawing international interest were the above-mentioned Expositions Universelles that were the origin of Paris’ many monuments, namely the Eiffel Tower from 1889. These, in addition to the capital’s Second Empire embellishments, did much to make the city itself the attraction it is today.

Paris’ museums and monuments are among its highest-esteemed attractions; tourism has motivated both the city and national governments to create new ones. The city’s most prized museum, the Louvre, welcomes over 8 million visitors a year, being by far the world’s most-visited art museum. The city’s cathedrals are another main attraction: Notre Dame de Paris and the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur receive 12 million and eight million visitors, respectively. The Eiffel Tower, by far Paris’ most famous monument, averages over six million visitors per year and more than 200 million since its construction. Disneyland Paris is a major tourist attraction for visitors to not only Paris but also the rest of Europe, with 14.5 million visitors in 2007.

The Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most famous museums, housing many works of art, including the Mona Lisa (La Joconde) and the Venus de Milo statue. Works by Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin are found in Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin, respectively, while the artistic community of Montparnasse is chronicled at the Musée du Montparnasse. Starkly apparent with its service-pipe exterior, the Centre Georges Pompidou, also known as Beaubourg, houses the Musée National d’Art Moderne. Art and artifacts from the Middle Ages and Impressionist eras are kept in Musée Cluny and Musée d’Orsay, respectively, the former with the prized tapestry cycle The Lady and the Unicorn. Paris’ newest (and third-largest) museum, the Musée du quai Branly, opened its doors in June 2006 and houses art from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

Many of Paris’ once-popular local establishments have come to cater to the tastes and expectations of tourists, rather than local patrons. Le Lido, the Moulin Rouge cabaret-dancehall, for example, is a staged dinner theatre spectacle, a dance display that was once but one aspect of the cabaret’s former atmosphere. All of the establishment’s former social or cultural elements, such as its ballrooms and gardens, are gone today. Much of Paris’ hotel, restaurant and night entertainment trades have become heavily dependent on tourism.

Spherical panorama bird’s eye view

 

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France • 360° Aerial Panorama by AirPano.ru

The name “Vatican” predates Christianity and comes from the Latin Mons Vaticanus, meaning Vatican Mount. The territory of Vatican City is part of the Mons Vaticanus, and of the adjacent former Vatican Fields. It is in this territory that St. Peter’s Basilica, the Apostolic Palace, the Sistine Chapel, and museums were built, along with various other buildings. The area was part of the Roman rione of Borgo until 1929. Being separated from the city, on the west bank of the Tiber river, the area was an outcrop of the city that was protected by being included within the walls of Leo IV (847–55), and later expanded by the current fortification walls, built under Paul III (1534–49), Pius IV (1559–65) and Urban VIII (1623–44).

See photos of Vatican City (including Vatican & Rome panoramic views,  Saint Peter’s Square and interior of St.Peter’s Basilica panoramic views, interactive map of Vatican and more) in this travel photo gallery from Verde Wanderer. Pictures taken at 10 of October, 2008.

Vatican sherical panorama bird’s eye view and Rome aerial panorama:

Vatican and Rome panoramic view

Vatican City State • 360° Aerial Panorama by AirPano.ru