Buckingham Palace is the London home and the administrative center of the British royal family. The enormous building and extensive gardens are an important site of ceremonial and political affairs in the United Kingdom, as well as a major tourist attraction. But for a monarchy that dates back almost a thousand years, Buckingham Palace is a relatively new home.
All Saints Day
When a cemetery is listed as one of the top things to do in a city it raises an eyebrow or two. On All Saints Day it is however a particularly truly spectacular sight. Every single occupied grave has flowers, candles or love hearts from a variety of objects. This is a young boy paying his respects to the first President of Croatia in what is just a fraction of the candles in his honour.
The Working Girls of Zagreb
This is a naked woman offering her services from her window however to me it also resembles an appendage of the clientele. Many traveled to the Capital of Croatia for the sex tourism industry where almost every house on Tkalciceva Street was a brothel. It was not only legal but standardised, health checks were frequent and the conditions much higher than the underground world it is today.
Shoes on the Danube - Budapest, Hungary .
Sixty iron shoes of varying styles, shapes and sizes line the Pest river bank. The memorial, only a decade young, is in memory of the victims whom were forced to remove their shoes before they were shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944–45. Some 3,500 people were executed, approximately 800 of them Jews.
Porto. Where the city welcomes you even in the rain and the port flows on the banks of Vila Nova de Gaia. The cobblestone hilled streets are better than any gym membership and the handcrafted wooden tables in the Palace of Commence are older than Australia. The walks acoss the bridges are beautiful though someone should tell them an alien has landed on the Crystal Palace.
Where holes in walls hide amazing food and souvenirs can be made by hand in your presence. The highest of points provide amazing panoramic views and the arches of a church stand strong from an earthquake that claimed two thirds the population of Lisbon.