Продолжаю постить Стокгольмские хроники, хотя сижу уже на подоконнике в библиотеке Достоевского на Чистых! Как же Москва отличается по настроению от всех городов. Кажется, что здесь выживаешь только с хештегом #херачитьтайм 🙀
Hiking Løvstakken on a sunny summer evening is a great way to find beautiful spots to relax. On my way to photograph the sunset over Sotra and Askøy i couldn't pass the chance to stop for a bit and admire the sight.
Ørnafjellet, the "eagle mountain", perfectly reflected in the deep blue lake below. If it wasn't for the scattered lilies on the forest shore one could mistake the top for the bottom and the water for the sky.
After the Revolution and the Independence of Indonesia 1945-1949, the Waterlooplein square is renamed by Sukarno as "Lapangan Banteng" which translates as "Buffalo's field" in Indonesian. Previously the Waterlooplein is also popularly known as Lion's field, after the Lion column of Waterloo memorial which once stood in the center of the field. Since the lion symbolize Dutch colonialism, Sukarno renamed the field as Bantengbull or buffalo, which symbolizes the newly independent Republic, the people and the Revolution of Indonesia.
By 1960s the square was also part of Sukarno's national building project, which erected the West Irian Liberation Monument in the center, completed in 1963. Colonial monuments and memorials were demolished to make way for the new Republic's projects. Lion column, Coen's statues, and several memorials surrounding the fields were demolished. Sukarno also envisioned a National Mosque and a new grand National Hotel to be constructed around the square, which today corresponds to the Istiqlal Mosque and the Borobudur Hotel.
Between 1970s to 1980s the square was transformed as a city's bus terminal which served Central Jakarta area. The square was transformed back as an open space that contains sport facilities, park and garden in late 1980s.
And finally this picture showing the current condition of Lapangan Banteng.
Seville: This is the view from the top of ‘The Mushrooms!’ You can pay €3 to take the lift to the top and enjoy the walkways in the sky above the city. We love the city’s use of light - look at all the churches all lit up. Recommended if you are in Seville. Access via the stairs going down next to the escalators.