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Albacete is a Spanish city placed to the south-east of the Central Plateau. It is the Castilla-La Mancha Autonomous Community and it is the capital city of the province with the same name. It has got 180,000 inhabitants and it is in the east of Spain.

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Cathedral

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The Cathedral of San Juan Baptizer of Albacete, in Spain, was begun to construct in 1515 on a previous Mudejar temple, though, it was not until 1959 when he concluded with its current aspect, with its exterior of styles Neo-Romanesque and Neo-Gothic. In the 17th century the previous Gothic vaults collapse, so for that they were replaced by the present Baroque ones. In 1936, during the Spanish Civil war its bells were fused, after which, in 1947 they were replaced by the present ones. It is also during the period of postwar, in 1949 when the main faรงade was finished and the diocese of Albacete is created, becoming the church the cathedral of the town. In 1960 the lateral side was finished, in a Neo- Romanesque style.

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Lodares Passage

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This architectural monument, that joins Mayor and Tinte streets, was designed by Buenaventura Ferrando Castell in 1925, creating a shopping and residential area at the same time, using iron and glass constructions, Renaissance columns and decorative Neo-Baroque and Modernist details. Lodares Passage in Albacete and Gutierrez Passage in Valladolid, are the only two remaining examples of this type of Spanish galleries.

POSADA DEL ROSARIO (EL ROSARIO INN)

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It is a building which originally had to be a local nobleman’s residence which became an inn with the course of the time. The construction is a curious mix of Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance. It was built at the end of the first third of 16th century. It was built in rammed eath and plaster and ceilings of wood. Stone was only used in the round arches in the columns of the courtyard. It has ground plan with a courtyard with columns on the ground floor and lintel system in the upper gallery. One of the most curious aspects of the building is the variety of Gothic and mixtilineal arches giving access to the different rooms which have wooden ceilings.

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The Calle Ancha (Broad Street) starts in Gabriel Lodares Square and finishes in Altozano Square. It is not only one street but two, Tesifonte Gallego Street and Marqués de Molins Street. We can find some important and beautiful buildings of a modernist style from the beginning of the 20th century along this street: Chalet de Fontecha, it is the actual site for the Chamber of 4 Commerce of Albacete. It was designed by Muñoz and Carrilero in 1922.

House of Agustin Flores is now a restaurant and some offices. It was designed by Miguel Ortiz e Iribas in 1915.

Edificio BBVA, located on the corner between Tesifonte Gallego Street and Tinte Street, It was designed by Carrilero and Muñoz in 1920. 6

Casino Primitivo, located in Tesifonte Gallego Street. It was designed by Carrilero and Muñoz in 1927.

Edificio Legorburo, located on the corner between Mayor Street and Marqués de Molins Street. It was designed by García Pellicer and Pérez Villena in 1935. 8

Casa de Cabot Jubany, located on the corner between Marqués de Molins and Mayor Street. It was desgined by Ortiz between 1922 and 1924. 9

Casa Juan López, located on the corner between Marqués de Molins Street and Concepción Street. It is now a Banesto Bank Office. It was designed by Carrilero in 1922. 10

Edificio Bancaja, located on the corner between Marqués de Molins Street and Concepción Street. It was designed by Carrilero in 1926.

Colegio Notarial (Notarial Association), located in Marqués de Molins Street. It was designed by Carrilero in 1925. 12

Gran Hotel Building, located in Marqués de Molins Street. It was designed by Carrilero in 1925. 13

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Bullring of Albacete 14

Location It is located at 56, Feria St. near the ‘Jardinillos’.

History In 1829 a bullring was built before the increasing love that the bullfights rose. In 1916, when Albacete’s Mayor made the proposal of a new bullring, the constructions were carried out by the architect Julio Carrilero. It was started on February the 17th of 1917 and it was finished on September the 9th of 1917. It has Muslim details such as arches and other details. It is very similar to the bullring of Madrid, since Albacete’s bullring was the pattern for the construction of Madrid’s bullring, also made by Julio Carrilero.

RECINTO FERIAL (SHOWGROUND)

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From 1710 it is held a very famous fair in Albacete. There is a special place in the city to install the fair attractions, stalls and places to have lunch during the Fair. Albacete is the only city that has a building with this purpose. This building is colloquially known as the sartén (saucepan) because of its shape. This is made up a large circular arcade square, colloquially known as the redondel (the ring) in the center of the showground there is a bandstand. To enter the ring there is an avenue with lateral and compartmentalized arcades, the rabo de la sartén (the handle of the saucepan). This building was built in 1783 by José Jiménez and it is an example of the commercial architecture of the region.

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It is the only one of the ancient convents still standing Albacete. The Franciscan nuns moved to this place in 1532. The convent was closed in 1843. Part of the building was for maternity home in the care of the Sisters of Charity, and another part was devoted to the Conservatory of Music. Today the building is the Cultural Center of the Provincial Council, and it is the head office of the Institute of Studies about Albacete. It has a hall and a room for temporary exhibitions.

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THE WATERTANK OF THE SUN

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In 1921, the people demanded the necessity to build a tank to store and carry IUHVK water around the city. It was chosen for its location one of the highest parts of the city. But with the UXQQLQJ of the time the tank fell into disuse. In 1994 the EXLOGLQJ became a public library.

This photo is when this building was a tank of drinking water In 1994 the architect Francisco Jurado made a project to transform the tank into the actual library. Outside we can find a tower where there is a viewpoint.



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IMPORTANT STATUES

The Knife (In the Town Hall Park) 18

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The Sower (In Lineal Park)

Quijote and Sancho (At the Provincial Council) 21

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The Cutler (In the Altozano Square)

La Bicha de Balazonte (In the Altozano Square)

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The Nudist Women (In Libertad Boulevard) 24 The Executive (In Gabriel Lodares Square) 23 The Frogs Fountain (Lineal Park) 25

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The Museum of Archaeology of Albacete was built at the end of the 1960s. This museum is located in the Park of Abelardo Sánchez. It has a temporally exhibition gallery and two SHUPDQHQWmuseums about Painting and Archaeology. The Museum Rf Archaeology Joaquín Sanchéz holds true originals pieces, and also old reproductions from the Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages.

The most important sculptures are some little dolls from a girl of the Roman Culture.

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The building of this Museum was the former Town Hall. In 1879 the City Council transferred its activity to this building in the Altozano square. The building was an Eighteenth century house. As it was small for its utility, it was reformed in 1902, and it held the first meeting in July1903. In 1911, reforms were made in the ladders and roofs, as well as in the decoration. Finally in 1960 the present façade was made up with red bricks. The building now houses the headquarters of the Municipal Museum of Albacete. It displays temporary exhibitions and exhibitions related to the city. Free admission.

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The Knife-making Museum

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The Casa del Hortelano is the seat of the Municipal Knife-making Museum. It was built in 1912 commissioned by Joaquin Hortelano to the Architect Daniel Rubio. Beautiful building in front of the Cathedral of Albacete and characterized by an eclectic gothic façade with green tiles. The Municipal Knife-making Museum was opened on 6 September 2004 and it offeres: · Temporary Exhibition Hall · “Jesus Vico” collection of archaeological pieces from the Iron Age, Roman and Visigoth eras. · Historic route: Historic and geographic evolution of Knife making. · The APRECU Room The APRECU collection formed by the first prizes of the APRECU Castilla-La Mancha Regional competition of Knife making · Caja de Castilla La Mancha Room: A Collection of 500 pieces from the XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries. Acquired from Rafael Martinez del Peral. · Other activities such as: Interactive game “Make your own pen-knife", Audiovisual show "The Classic Albacete Knife", English, French and German guided tours, a selfguiding system through PDA in four languages.

INTERPRETATION AND AWARENESS CENTRE FOR PEACE

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It is located in a former bomb shelter of the Spanish Civil War from 1937. It is located in the Altozano Square. It has five rooms and 20 display stands with dynamic information about the peace. There is a temporary exhibition room at the entrance. The other rooms have the following distribution: Room 1: This corridor has been respected as it was the former shelter to give an idea of the conditions of the people who had to look for refuge there. Room 2: Dedicated to international conflicts, social movements and international organizations. Room 3: Dedicated to society compared to violence. Room 4: Dedicated to the Manifesto 2000 and the millennium.

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Abelardo Sanchez Park.

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It is a very famous park, it is the biggest and also the oldest park in Albacete, after the ‘Jardinillos de la Feria’. It is more or less in the middle of Albacete.

Jardinillos de la Feria.

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It is the oldest park in Albacete. It is near the Fair of Albacete. It is very big. People like it because it is a very nice place. That is the ‘Fuente de las Ranas’ (“The Fountain of the Frogs) which is in this park.

The Altozano square.

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It is in the centre of Albacete. It is small, but a very famous park. At Christmas, some people set up some street stalls to sell typical products.

The Parque Lineal (The Lineal Park).

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It is the longest park in Albacete. As its name indicates, it is like a line. There are a lot of places for the kids to play there.

‘Fiesta del Arbol’

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In this park there is the famous water tank. People like this park because some celebrations take place there and it is a good place to celebrate birthdays.

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PARQUE SUR SPORTS CENTER

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Management: Sportive Municipal Institute Size: 1.240m ² Opening: 1,998

Sport Spaces: - Sports hall of 44x22m. - Multipurpose room. Auxiliary spaces: - 2 Changing Rooms. - Public Grandstand to 350 spectators (approx.) - Storeroom

JUAN DE TOLEDO SPORTS CENTER

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Management: Sportive Municipal Institute Size: 8830.5 m² Opening: 2,000

Sport Spaces: - 2 heated pools. - 2 multipurpose rooms. - Climbing wall. - 2 Sports halls of 40x20m. Auxiliary spaces - Dressing room for referees. - Dressing room for instructors. - 2 Storerooms. - 4 Changing rooms. - Fixed stands for 300 people.

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CARLOS BELMONTE FOOTBALL STADIUM

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Sport Spaces: - Football Stadium - 2 football pitches with artificial turf - 2 football pitches of clay - Football pitch of natural grass - 2 Indoor swimming pools - 3 Outdoor swimming pools - 3 Sports courts - 2 handball courts - 4 outdoor tennis courts - 2 indoor tennis courts - Fitness room Thermal Center (opened in 2005) comprising: - 2 Jacuzzis - 3 Bath - 3 Turkish Bath - 1 Thermal Pool

Auxiliary spaces - Hall of Sportive Municipal Institute. - Sports Medicine Center - Changing rooms. - Disabled dressing room. - News room. - Playground. - Five football locker room. - Cafeteria.

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It is called `The Torrecica´. It is located 4 kilometres from Albacete. This is one of the most important Spanish FDUUDFLQJcircuits in which every year there are some car and motorbike races of the championship of Spain. It has got three circuits; the principal LV 3,539 metres long.

CANAL DE MARIA MARIA CRISTINA

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This was a cDQDO built during the 19th century to solve the problems of drainage of the city. But in 2005 the old paths of use of the channel were retrieved and now there are 30 kilometers of a walking area where we can find places to rest, places with playgrounds. It is Dmixture of agrarian landscapes with buildings like waterwheels and sportive cycles.

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TEATRO CIRCO

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LOCATION: S/N, Isaac Peral Street Here people can see plays, concerts, films, operas, ballet...

FILMOTECA (CAPITOL CINEMA)

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LOCATION: 9, Altozano Square. To show comedy, romantic, horror or children´s films, and documentaries.

IMAGINALIA SHOPPING CENTER

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LOCATION: Road N-322. Here people can buy things, go to the cinema, to the bowling alley, to the arcade, eat in a restaurant or in a burger and sometimes see outdoors plays.

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Hotels -SANTA ISABEL:

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Location: near the ''Palacio de Congresos'' Information: it has got different activities, services, free parking... Reservation: http://www.hotelsantaisabelalbacete.com/

-Beatriz:

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Location: next to the Congress Palace. Information: it has got a sort of activities. It has got 204 rooms and different offers. It is a comfortable place. Reservation: http://www.beatrizhoteles.com/es/beatriz-albacete.html

-Altozano:

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Location: it is next to Altozano Square. Information: it has got 40 rooms. It has a nice garden and a parking. Reservation: http://www.hotelaltozano.es/index.html

-Los Llanos:

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Location: it is opossite to Abelardo Sanchez Park Information: it has got 79 rooms, it has got parking, a pub, a restaurant, free Internet, room service ... Reservation: http://www.hotellosllanos.es/albacetehotel/esp/index_esp.htm

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Restaurant Guide Restaurant “El callejón” Typical food of La Mancha. 18, Guzmán el Bueno St. Tel. number: 967 211 138 e-mail: www.restaurantecallejon.com Restaurant “La Fontana di Trevi” Typical Italian food. 3 40, Tinte Street Tel. number: 967 522 223 e-mail: www.lafontanadetrevi.com Restaurant “Cuerda” Traditional and author food and refined treatment. 8, Gracia St. Tel. number: 967 215 490 e-mail: www.restaurantecuerda.com

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Pizzeria “Ristorante Trattoria Veneciana” Typical Italian food and excellent decoration. 2, San Felipe Neri Square Tel. number: 967 509 960 7

Restaurant “TapeArte” Variety of tapas and seafood, excellent atmosphere. 16, Gaona St. Tel. number: 967 963 089 e-mail: www.tapeartealbacete.com 9

Restaurant “El Secreto de Jávega” 2 You can taste typical and author food. 13, Maestro Chueca Square, Tel. number: 967 219 219 e-mail: info@elsecretodejavega.com Restaurant “Nuestro Bar” Traditional home-made food of La Macha 102, Alcalde Conangla St. Tel. number: 967 243 373 4 e-mail: www.nuestrobar.es Restaurant “Posada Real” Home-made food, creative food and excellent 6 function rooms for your celebrations. 18, Alcalde Conangla St. Tel. number: 967 214 587 e-mail: info@salonesposadareal.com Restaurant “La Tapería” La Mancha gastronomy but you can also eat the most sophisticated meals of the last years, 9, Gaona St. Tel. number: 967 216 966 8 e-mail: www.lataperia.com Restaurant “Azabache” Mediterranean food mixed with a avant-garde creative touch. 10 42, Iris St. Tel. number: 967 191 060 e-mail: http://www.turismoenalbacete.com/dondecomer/restaurantes/listado-restaurantes/restauranteazabache/

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PUBS IN ALBACETE DISCO-MUSIC VIP NIGHT OF ALBACETE C/CABA N º 2 DISCO-MUSIC SKELETON TO DANCE THROUGH THE NIGHT UNTIL DAWN 2, CALDEREROS STREET

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BUHO BAR DISCO-PUB THE BEST MUSIC POP ROCK OF THE 80 TO TODAY 44, CONCEPCION STREET

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DISCO-PUB CAMELOT MEDIEVAL SETTING WITH ACTUAL MUSIC 55, MAYOR STREET

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MEMPHIS-PUB MEETING PLACE OF FLYERS AND PILOTS 38, CONCEPCION STREET

TORITO-PUB ONE OF THE OLDEST PUBS IN THE TOWN 26, CONCEPCION STREET

CASSIDY´S IRISH PUB GOOD MUSIC AND THE BEST COMPANY IN THE BEST PLACE 6, MATEO VILLORA SQUARE DIXIELAND PUB VARIETY OF MUSIC AND NICE WAITERS 4, TEJARES STREET

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Our Town Hasselt Facts and figures Hasselt (Dutch pronunciation: [ɦɑsəlt]) is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the Flemish province of Limburg( red on the map). Hasselt is a little town with 73.752 habitants in 2010. Surface: 102,24 km² Spoken language: Dutch (Flemish)

Map of province Limburg

Our coat-of-arms A deer holds two acanthus leaves between its legs. On the left side of the shield there are 5 red and 5 golden stripes, symbol for the 10 free cities in the region. On the right you can find the two big hazel nut trees which gave Hasselt its name. The letters SPQH on the banner refer to the Roman inscription SPQR

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Chapter 2: (open numbers of pages) Main buildings, markets, parks, places to visit

City hall

On the left the old city hall. This building in bricks and grey stone, has an inscription of 1695 so it was build in the classical time. Still at the beginning of the 20the century, in the backyard of it, there was a market for cows and oxen. Nowadays this building is only used for meetings of the city council, reception of important groups and in the meeting room people get married. On the right you can see the modern building. This is the new place for the city administration.

Het perron / the platform was a symbol of the freedom of the city and its rights. This was the place where the townspeaker announces the new decisions of the city council. It was also a place where executions took place. In the 15 the century it stood on the market place. A new version was placed in front of the city hall in 1982, when Hasselt celebrates its 750 year anniversary. http://www.standbeelden.be/standbeeld/1490

Photo: Jan Verachtert

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Japanese Garden There is a lot of running water in the garden. The waterfall also helps to aerate the water for the Japanese koi carps.

The teahouse with a view on the lake.

The Japanese Garden in Hasselt is the largest of its kind in Europe. It was constructed with the help of the Japanese city of Itami (sister city of Hasselt) in 1992, A walk through the garden makes one feel like being in a different atmosphere so close to the busy city.

Text en photo: Ruben Bams , Jan Verachtert

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Half-timbered buildings http://www.hasel.be In the late 17the century, wooden houses disappeared because of the safety and fire danger in town. A new kind of building , half-timberd = “vakwerk” was used. A wooden structure was filled with little branches and covered with loam, a kind of clay. After drying it was painted. Mostly with chalk (white) Another way of construction was to fill the wooden structure with bricks. De Dry Dragonders Remarkable: Three buildings under one roof from the 17the century. On the outside it is not so obvious to see. The windows in the front are decorated with so called chalkstone from Namen. On the right wooden Sint-Andries crossings.

De Pasteye Here you see the two ways of construction: bricks and clay. To show their wellness the owners used grey stone around the windows and entrance. Nowadays “The house of the child”, a place where young children can do activities while parents go shopping.

Het Sweert On the Hasselt market “The Sword” is an eye catcher. The name refers to a sign that’s to be seen on the corner. The sword stands as a symbol for the pharmacy. In the 17 the century it was an inn.

Photo: Jan Verachtert

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Kadettenpleintje www.hasseltlokaal.be/

In the centre of the town, nearby the market and the cathedral of Sint- Quinten, between old buildings, you can find this quiet little place. It’s called ‘The Kadetten Square’ Kadettenpleintje refers perhaps to a nickname given to young boys .

This little ornament made of 50,000 little coins of ½ frank old Belgian money = (app 1 eurocent) shows an open Lotus flower with the birth of a new man. It stands for the protest against poverty.

Photo: Jan Verachtert

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Herkenrode abbey http://www.herkenrode.be http://www.hasel.be/nl/subjects/10/abdij-van-herkenrode-herkenrodeabdij.html Nearby Hasselt, in Kuringen you can visit the Herkenrode Abbey. Founded in 1182 by the duke Gerard van Loon. In the early 13the century the abbey was one of the First for women in our regions. They follow the rules of Cîteaux: poverty, solitude, handcraft… These rules were first preached by Saint Benedict. The abbey became famous and attracted a lot of pilgrims because they owned a bleeding consecrated wafer. A lot of miracles were devoted to it. After a few dark ages, a new reveal took place from the 16the century. In the 17 the century the abbey grew and a lot of new buildings were erected.

In the 16the and 17the century, it was the wealthiest period for Herkenrode . The dimensions of the barn, where the harvest was kept shows the richness of the abbey.

Nowadays this site is becoming a meeting point for festivals. There’s a garden with herbs, and it’s also a spiritual center for reflection.

Photo: Jan Verachtert

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Jenevermuseum = Genever museum http://www.jenevermuseum.be/index.php In a 19th century agricultural distillery – in the middle of the city of Hasselt - the National Geneva Museum tells the story of Belgian Geneva (= genever-gin), from grain to drink. You can follow the production process, among others, in an authentic 19th century distilling facility.

Little fountain shows the circle of geneva: barley- genevacattle-better soil. With the rest of the grains in the genever production oxen and pigs were breed. The excrements of these animals make the soil more fertile. http://www.hasel.be/nl/subjects/821/borrelmanneke.html

The government likes to get their income from alcohol. Therefore they put a seal on all the taps so that no one could take cheap geneva. Photo: Jan Verachtert

The barley was stocked on the upper ceilings

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(Places students like in their town) Kapermolenpark Kapermolenpark, that’s not only a park for walking or enjoying nature or organising musical events, but there’s also a playground, a little lake, a fitness area and also a very huge outdoor swimming pool. There’s a swimming pool with Olympic dimensions, an airstream bath, a bath for little children. Nearby there’s a mini-golf and a place where people can play beach volley.

In summertime…

Photo: web … the same place in spring!

Photo: Jan Verachtert

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Skatepark Because public places, streets and market places were often used by skaters, this situation was not very safe for other pedestrians and street users. Therefore in 2006 the city council decided to bring skaters together and offered them a nice place in the Kapermolenpark. This skatepark must be the biggest in Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg). The surface is 60 m x 50 m.

Photo : Jan Verachtert

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Actionpark Kiewit In Kiewit, on a little distance from the city centre there’s a lot to do: there’s an animal farm, a playground, football pitches, a sports hall but for us, the action park is the most attractive of all these places! Climbing in a spider’s web, walking between trees, wall climbing, BMX –track etc.

Photo: TIHH

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BMX- track Being together, talking about the latest news. Dreaming of a being the best! Every time trying again‌. till evening!

Photo: Jan Verachtert

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KLAIPĖDA IN LITHUANIA Klaipėda city belongs to Klaipėda district, one of ten districts in Lithuania. It is the third largest city and the only sea port in the country and there live 178000 people (2011). The city covers 98km2. Building the castle of

Memelburg

by

Teutonic

Knights at the mouth of Danė River in 1252 gave birth to Klaipėda city. The

modern

coat of arms was created by restoring old

seals

of

Memel

the city

(analogous to ones used in 14th and 17th centuries).

It

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affirmed on July 1, 1992.

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Skyscrapers K and D

These two skyscrapers were built in 2006. There are 20 floors in each of them, including

commercial

entertainment

centres.

and The

buildings were named K and D representing the names of Klaipėda and the Danė river. The building K belongs to the hotel Amberton and the building D is residential. The Castle Museum

Klaipėda castle was the first building that appeared in the city in 1252 and then all other buildings were built around. The castle was burnt and then renovated for many times. In 2002 a historical museum was opened in the castle

to

celebrate

the

750th

anniversary of the city and the castle as well. Visitors may find out the history of Klaipėda and the Klaipėda region here.

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The Ship Meridianas The Meridianas built in 1948 was originally owned by the Finns and was

used

by

their

naval

navigation school. In 1969 the ship was turned over to the Soviets as reparation for World War II and it was placed into retirement as a restaurant along the river in 1971. During the Sea festival in July the owner dresses the ship with sails provided by the Švyturys beer company. The ship is called to be the symbol of Klaipėda. The Sea Gate This is a special place in Klaipėda sea port – it is a complex of breakwaters and other technical quipment for ships to enter the international

sea

port

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Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic sea. Klaipėda citizens and city guests may enjoy the view of ships arriving to and leaving the city walking on the breakwaters from Smiltynė and Melnragė beaches on both sides of the sea gate.

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The monument ‚Arch‘ The monument was built in the centre of the city

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2003

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the

80th

commemorate anniversary region

and

of

Klaipėda Lithuania

reunion. It is 8,5 metres high. The author is Arūnas Sakalauskas. The monument is found between the Birža bridge, the ship Meridianas and Klaipėda Musical Theatre. The red column symbolizes Klaipėda region (‘The Minor Lithuania‘), and the grey column symbolizes Lithuania (‘The Great Lithuania’). On the top of the monument you can read the words ‘We are one nation, one land, one Lithuania’ by a great writer Ieva Simonaitytė. Cruise ship terminal Officially opened in 2003 the Cruise ship terminal has become a popular place for Klaipėda citizens to enjoy the view of ships that arrive here from all over the world. There are 2 bronze statues on the corner of the embankment - a boy ‚waving‘ to sailors and his dog, loyal friend, ‚waiting‘ fort he guests to come back to the city. 35


Klaipėda beaches In the seaside we can pick stones, build sand castles and swim. In summer I and my family usually go to the seaside. We often ride bikes usually

there, through

the forest. Then we go swimming and have lot of fun. During cold season we like walking by the sea. I like to look for amber. We have already collected a lot of amber and I have found the biggest piece of our collection. Friedrich passageway My favourite place in Klaipėda is Friedrich passageway. There some very nice cafes. Sometimes there you can enjoy concerts. I like this place because it is very comfortable and people there are very happy. I go there with my parents and friends. Other people like to visit Friedrich Restaurant, Gurman‘s Tea and Coffee House, Friedrich Wine Restaurant, Friedrich Pizzeria, Friedrich Pub and Trapiche Steakhouse – a great choice to spend your time and enjoy delicious food! 36


McDonald‘s Restaurant My favourite place in Klaipėda is McDonald‘s Restaurant. There we enjoy hamburgers, little potatoes, ice-cream and unhealty drinks: Cocacola, Sprite, Fanta and others. In McDonald‘s children can celebrate their birthdays with fun!!!! I'm lovin' it !!!

The shopping centre Akropolis There are 4 huge shopping centres Akropolis in Lithuania and one of them is in Klaipėda. It was opened in 2005 and covers the area of 75.000m2. People go there because of the variety of clothes and shoe shops, cafes and

restaurants,

department skating children

store,

rink

huge cinema,

and

other

entertainment.

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Lithuanian Sea Museum and the Dolphinarium

The Museum and the Dolphinarium are close to the Baltic sea. After visiting them you can enjoy the boat exhibition. Dolphinarium is a very nice and calm place. Dolphins are very funny and cute animals. They live in big swimingpool and swim in there. Did you know that dolphins can cure? Little children go to the Dolphinarium to cure their serious illnesses while swimming, drawing, and talking to dolphins. After the meeting with dolphins children are very happy! Dolphins can draw, swim, jump into the air, and sing songs. The

Sea

museum

collections include the sea fauna

and

archeological

insects, and

ethnographic items, and huge aquariums with fish, seals and penguins.

Prepared by Klaipėda Verdenė basic school students Dominyka, Aras, Emilija G., Armandas, Gustė, Luka (5a), Beata, Enrika, Mykolas, Gintautas, Ernestas, Gabija, Goda, Martynas, Vitalija, Faustas, Justas, Benas, Milda, Justina (5c), Monika V., Dominyka, Margarita, Ieva (6d), Ieva, Gintarė (7a), Paulius (8c). 38


The German town Kranichfeld state:

Thuringia

location:

between Weimar and Erfurt

population:

3.548

area:

23,08 km²

schools:

Primary and Secondary

The Crane holds the stone and as long as he keeps the stone remains Kranichfeld. If the Crane lets fall the stone the town Kranichfeld will go down.

Follow me through our nice area‌

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The museum ``Baumbachhaus``

History The house of the former family ``Meyen `` is the oldest building in Kranichfeld. The house was built in the 16tcentury. Rudolf Baumbach, the famous German poet, was born here.

Today In the museum you can see papers and documents about Rudolf Baumbach. You can also look at different exhibitions for example modern art, photos or paintings made by students. In the building you can visit the library, a cafĂŠ and an information center. If you want to get married you can have the ceremony in the traditional feasthall. In front of the house there is a 350 old lime tree.

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The castle “NIEDERBURG” The Niederburg lies idyllically on a rock above the river Ilm. It was built in 1180. The castle has a big precastle, a small medieval main castle and some towers. At the beginning of the 19th century the castle was sold by the government of Weimar. In 1952 many rooms were furnished for a kindergarten. One year later the open-air stage was established.Today open air festivals take place there. The most popular one is the “Rose Festival”. Traditional dances are performed there, too. In 1994 the town Kranichfeld got the owner ship. People can rent the building and have parties or ceremonies like weddings in the Garden of Roses: Here you can see 40 different kinds of roses.

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The castle “Oberschloss“ The “Oberschloss“ stands on the hill “Kranichfeld“ and was built in the 12th century. From the times of origin we find the thick tower “Der dicke Turm“.

The legend of the castle: Two brothers Wolfer and Ludger lived in the castle “Oberschloss“. They had a quarrel and Ludger moved away. Wolfer kept the “Oberschloss“. “I come back and will build a castle over there.“ shouted Ludger and showed at the hill where today stands the “Niederburg“. Wolfer answered: “If you manage this, I will leak me in the arse. “ Ludger returned after years and built the today´s “Niederburg“. On it Wolfer licked himself in the arse and broke his neck. Since then the “Oberschloss“ adorns this landmark “Leckarsch“. Today tourists can visit a museum which shows the history. Many people get married here because in the feast hall you have a ceremonial atmosphere. You can lend the castle for parties or visit knight feasts.

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The church St. Michaelis The first mention was in the 13th century. Two centuries later the church had to be reconstructed because there was a danger, that the church would decay. The consecration was made by Johann of Sidom. 20 years later the first bell was installed and the second bell again 100 years later. In 1703 the second reconstruction took place also because of the danger of a collapse.1735 to 1738 John Frank from Buttelstedt constructed the expensive organ. In 1746 the third bell was installed. After 200 years the church still served. In 1999 people celebrated the 500 th birthday. Today people come here for service, weddings, baptism, konfirmation and other events.

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Come to the Freetime park Hohenfelden. You can swim in the lake or go by boat. There is perfect playground and a big campsite. Near the campsite you can climb trees in the climbing forest „Kletterwald“. There is also a nice restaurant, the ���Avenida Therme“ and a little zoo.

In the climbing forest you can climb at platforms and swing between the trees. It’s a popular activity for young and old. There are 5 areas with different levels. You can test your strength, patience and your braveness. It is near the animal enclosure. Have fun climbing in!

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The youth club in Kranichfeld is a place for chilling and meeting friends. Here you can play computer, cards, darts and other games. If you do not want to play something you can talk to friends or just relax. Sometimes young people prepare meals here.

The Avenida Therme is a relaxing bath for all ages. But it´s also a water park. It´s fun and relaxing. Here you can find a warm outdoor bath and a swirl. The spa also has four fun slides. You should go to the wonderful sauna with 7 kinds of different temperatures and aromas.

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Cascadec Water Mill Cascadec water mill is located in the south of Scaër on the river Isole. I like this place because it's very quiet, I can hear the water flowing. In the summer, it's all very green with trees and grass. I ride there from time to time.

The Green Way

the mill in the spring time (March)

The same place on a snowy day in December Martin LE MEUR, Scaër, France

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The Green Way is an old railway. You can have a walk and ride a horse or a bike on about 10 kms through the countryside around Scaer. I like this place because it's nice and quiet: cars and motorbikes are not allowed. Maxime Rannou SCAER FRANCE

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The sport hall

St Paul Chapel Nicolas Lennon th

St Paul chapel dates from 15 century. I like going there on sunny days , because it is beautiful. The river running near the chapel is really beautiful with its yellowish, greenish waters glimmering in the light ! I always go there on my bike.

Pierre-Louis Allanic, Scaër France

Loïc Derrien SCAER FRANCE

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Welcome to the Leuhan's swimming pool !

Sport ground

It was built in the 60's and at the time it was the first outdoor swimming pool built in Finistere. In 2009, the pool was covered up to enjoy it in spite of the rain. It is 12.5 meters long and is 1.45 meters deep. It is open during. During holidays we like going there with friends. It's great when the weather is beautiful because there is a tennis court and a soccer field not far away. We have met there since we were young. There is a wading pool for of it the babies and we had fun there. We keep very good memories !

In Coray, there is a sport ground. You can play football, basketball, handball and other sports. We love this place because we can going there with our friends. There is a ground for cycling too ! Manon Jambou, Scaer France Marie Moysan & Laure Bourhis (France) 47


Scaer

Coatloc'h forest

Scaër is a little town in the county of Finistère, which means ”end of the world” because it's situated in the very far western end of Brittany. The landscape is mainly green thanks to its fields and beautiful forests. There are 5 200 inhabitants.

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Scaër Mathilde Sinquin, Marie Sinquin and Nolwenn Bourvic, Scaër, France

The forest is in the south of Scaer. It’s 28 000 m². A long time ago there was an other forest, it was Cascadec forest, but all the trees were cut down in 1820. Coatloc'h is a Breton name, “coat”mean wood, and loc'h mean lake. Many people go there to walk or to collect mushrooms. It’s a beautiful place. 48


Youenn Gwernic culture hall Youenn Gwernig culture hall was built in 1997. It is made of a 300 m2 main hall suitable for up to 500 persons, and of two other spacious rooms. People can enjoy concerts, plays and conferences of all types.

Le menhir de St Jean The megaliths and « menhirs » of Saint Jean testify of the prehistoric past of our region. They stand between the rivers Isole and Aven. The menhir of Saint Jean is 8,30m tall. It is classified as the 10th highest megalith of the world.

In 2007, the culture hall was named after a famous artist from Scaër : Youenn Gwernig. (1925-2006). He was a poet, a singer, a « bombarde » player and an adventurer. He spent many years in the USA where he became Jack Kerouac's close friend. He took part in the beat generation movement.

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Motocross in Scaër

The Cavalcade of Scaër

The motobikers drive 80 Km in the first week of June throught countryside. It's a session of France championship . The session takes place in Scaër, Saint-Thurien and Guiscriff.

The Cavalcade of Scaër takes place on the Pentecost week-end every two years . It’s a parade of decorated chars and people in costumes The parade crosses the city along Jean Jaurès street, Scaër main central street. There are about 20 chars , entirely imagined and built by the participants. It’s the third biggest parade in France and the first in Brittany. 40 000 people take part in the Cavalcade!

Annaëlle Jambou & Tiphaine Nicolas Scaër France

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UHERSKÝ BROD A TOWN OF COMENIUS

LOCATION: south-east part of the Czech Republic REGION: Moravia RIVER: Olšava POPULATION:18 000 inhabitans

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GARDEN OF JAPANESE RELATIONSHIP It commemorates partnership between UherskĂ˝ Brod and the Japanese town of Tsukiyono.The garden was created by 5 Japanese architects in 1998.

THE DOMINICAN MONASTERY Originally it was a Gothic church and convent of Dominicans. The new conversion into Baroque style was completed in17century.A famous Rosary pilgrimage takes place here every first Sunday in October. 52


FOUNTAIN WITH THE STATUE OF STFLORIAN This Baroque fountain with the statue of St. Florian was created in 1756 on the site of the former town hall which was torn down at the beginning of 18century.

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HOUSE NUMBER 201 The sign on the house says that the house in which J.A.Comenius spent the first 12 years of his life,used to stand here.

MUSEUM OF JOHN AMOS COMENIUS It’s a centre of comenology in our town. There you can see a permanent exposition called „ Comenius for mankind“ showing life, work and heritage of this importatnt philosopher and educationalist

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TOWN FORTIFICATIONS The fortification male was 10 m high, 1,7 m wide and its total length was over 2000 m.

MANOR HOUSE Originally it was a civic house which was converted into a new Manor house in the Gothic-Renaissance style. Now you can find there an art gallery , a town library and a music school.

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CULTURE HOUSE Culture house is a centre of culture in our town and it prepares a varied range of concerts, entertainments, theatre performances, balls and exhibitions all year around.

TOWN OBSERVATORY The observatory arranges special lectures from our eminent scientists, night sky observations and educational programmes for schools. It’s equipped with a top class electronic telescope. 56


PARISH CHURCH It is an excellent example of Baroque architecture. It was built following drawings by an Italian architect Domenico Martinelli in 1717-1733. You can find 7 altars made of artificial marble in the interior of the church.

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TOWN HALL It was built in 1702 in Baroque style.In a niche there is a statue of Black Jack- a legendary hero, who saved our town when Hungarian Kurucs attacked Moravia.

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