Approximately 53% of the planet’s inhabitants live in the cities that consist of numerous streets, long and short, wide and narrow, beautiful and ugly. The criteria are absent, and somebody will appreciate the slums of Rio more than Broadway avenues. We will not judge what is better or worse, as we will concentrate on the indicators.
The widest streets are in South America. This continent includes two main candidacies competing for the title of ‘the best’. The official winner is Avenue of 9-th July in the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires. The width of the avenue is nearly 120 meters. It takes 12 lines for transport. To cross them, one needs to go along three traffic lights what takes nearly 5 minutes. This wonder was built up in 1960s along with 67-meter obelus with the round movement. Today the city authorities discuss the project according to which the car flow is to put underground while the avenue is the pedestrian area because it is one of the most popular travel objects of the capital. How to make such a global reconstruction is the huge issues, as there is underground functioning. However, the municipality claims that it is possible. This problem needs to be solved compulsory because the Avenue of the9-th of July plays important connecting role and from the North to South it bumps into the airports.
Brazilian street is competing in Argentinean in this matter. It seems that these nations compete with each other in everything. The monumental wall in the city Brazilia is really fundamental and it connects the squares of Three states and Municipal street. It is the place for administration buildings, congress, ministries, and huge number of monuments. The width of wall is 250 meters what exceeds the width of Argentinean avenue twice. However, the carriageways are divided with the widest lawn which forms these 250 meters. That’s why even though Brazilians are sure that they won in this argument, my good attitude is on the side of the Avenue of the 9-th of July.
The narrowest streets are going further, and they are in a big number in Europe. Perhaps, it is explained by the fact that Old World is not so big, that’s why people knew how to appreciate each square centimeter there. Slovak Bratislava, Romanian Brasov, Spanish Chiron is not the full list of the cities which contains small streets with the width of one meter and a half or two meters. Nevertheless, our list contains even less slim ones. The most spatial among them is Parliament Street in English city Exeter. The street appeared in the Middle age and connected two other avenues. This little street is hard to cross if two bulky men, its maximum width was 122 centimeter while the minimum one is only 60. By the way, in 1836 the citizens of Exeter contributed more than one hundred pounds to expand Parliament Street, however, their promise was not fulfilled.
In Czech Prague there is a record-breaker. Vinarna chertovka is the not swear-word but the name of the street where the first street lights for the pedestrians were placed. They did it right because it is impossible to avoid the hustle and bustle because its width is only 70 centimeters. This wonder was projected in the measures of safety as in the Middle Ages the city suffered from the strongest blazes. If you are going to be in the surroundings (it is situated in 150 meters from Carl Bridge if one goes towards Gradchan) go along that, but look at the traffic lights because one is able to walk when the green light switches on. For starter let us tell that in the depth of Chertovka there is a good and cheap wine hop but it is only for those who is able to find the way. The second name of the street is the Drunk Avenue.
If you think that it’s impossible to go deeper, you will be mistaken. The winner is hard in pronunciation, as well as many German words, Spreuerhofstraße situated in the city Roytlingen, Germany. In the narrowest place the width of this street (that actually resembles a creephole) is 31 centimeter. Sometimes it increases up to 51 centimeter, but not more. There are two stories of Spreuerhofstraße origination. According to the first, this street is the mistake of a crazy architect. The second is similar to Prague version. After the blaze of 1726 that almost destroyed the city the authorities made a decision to build the similar corridor. In 1820 it took the proud status of the street. Since then, it has become a symbol of Roytlingen, and the local authorities look after its state and constantly repair neighboring houses.
Mongolia with incredible spaces of the beautiful untouchable nature is one of the most fashionable travel directions. This year the authoritative international ranking included it in the top-10 of the brightest countries in the world. It recommended this country to visit compulsory along with Columbia, Bermudians, and Ethiopia. This country is not the most comfortable for the rest but it is pretty interesting and exciting. For Europeans it is unbelievable civilization, and the trip there is like the extreme tourism. The TV-operator Pavel Petrushko told us about his unusual experience of travelling to Mongolia.
Olympic champion in artistic gymnastics Oleg Vernyayev has ten years of travelling behind his back. International competitions, demonstrations, rehabilitation - all these events imply frequent travels. Many of us can think that the athlete is a lucky one. But does it always bring him joy? How Icelanders won heart of the Ukraine best sportsman, and why he never tried sushi in Japan. To know it, you are welcome to read our already traditional rubric about journeys of successful people.
The Embassy of Republic Indonesia has set five Indonesian architectural miniatures in the park-museum of Kyiv ‘Ukraine in miniature’. The presentation of exotic masterpieces happened on the 10-th of November. The exposition includes the Temple Borobudur, the Cathedral temple of Jakarta – the Saint Mary Church, the mosque Istiklal – the biggest Muslim sanctuary of the South-East Asia, the Temple of Ulun Danu.
The Embassy of Federative Republic Germany to Ukraine on the 10-th of November will be arranging the current Germany Weeks in Ukraine. They intend to carry out nearly 70 events in 14 cities of Ukraine.
Perhaps, there is no such a person on the planet who did not hear about the unique Italian city on the water. During several centuries Venice with its amazing architecture, fantastic landscape and own atmosphere has been attracting people from all the corners of the world. So as to feel it and see under unexpected corner, one should swim on the legendary gondolas.
Quite soon, on the 8-th of November the official entrance of the most important Stockholm cultural center "Scandia" will be getting decorated with red road where the hundreds of cinema celebrities are going to honor the start of the prestigious "Stockholms filmfestival". We will tell today about the most prominent and crucial event in the world of cinema.
The free fight has not feminine face. The good girl could smile in a pretty way and care colorful dress but not strike out wildly. But in the fierce Ands such gentle flowers do not grow. The true Bolivian cholit will be quick on the uptake, and it is able to fill in if necessary. But on Sunday, having gathered the starched skirts, she will desperately go to fight
Anton Sak moved to France so as to get high education. During several years he has been studying at Chemistry Faculty of Le Mans Université. Today he will tell us about Le Mans, the wonderful old French city with the special brightness. It is unknown for tourists; however, it is the interesting destination in the route of avid traveler.
Today we are doing shopping in Kenya style! It will be a dive into multifaceted life of the southern universe. Let’s watch out for thieves, bargain at local markets, taste fantastic tea and get wrapped up into colourful African textiles. We will find out which places are not available for a modest budget, and without any worries, will cheer up admiring fantastic sunset on the coast of the Indian Ocean.
If every historical event had its own unique fragrance, this very event would have been remembered to everyone thanks to its ineffable mixture of incense, sandalwood, musk, amber and myrrh. We are talking about the history of birth and development of Amouage perfume house or, as it is often called, Oman's Treasure.
November 3, 2008, at the auction Sotheby's with a result of $ 60 thousand was sold one of the rarest works in the history of Russian art - Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist Composition. Malevich is still considered to be one of the most difficult to understand artists of the 20th century.Kazimir Malevich is still one of the most difficult to understand artists of the 20th century. As if mocking at the public, he signed some of his early works: The content of the paintings unknown to the author. OUTLOOK collected stories connected with personality, creativity, and the name of the artist and hopes that it will bring readers to understand the suprematist.
More than fifteen hundred years ago Romans were awe struck when they caught the very first sight of the Sistine Chapel. After that masters of painting were born and dead as well as whole pictural art styles. And contemporaries of you and me gape on the distinguished temple. However, while admiring another line intricacy and allusive painting theme, bear in mind that beneath the plot of glossy surface, as per usual, stand painfully familiar disputes with an impatient client, unpleasant surprises from nature and damaged health of painters-executants.
The Embassy of Republic Kazakhstan to Ukraine and Honored council of Kazakhstan to Western Ukraine the project ‘Kobzar in the moors of Kazakhstan’ was fulfilled. It was going about the life and creativity of Taras Shevchenko in the period of its exile in Kazakhstan.
Anna Kozachenko, the founder and head of popular Kyiv restaurants Milk Bar and Dogs&Tails, recently came back from her trip to Peru, so she brought both endless tourist impressions and professional analysis of local cuisine, restaurants and culinary traditions of this far country. We are happy to share Anna's juicy and appetizing impressions and encourage our readers to write about their exciting trips and share with us!
There’s hardly anything that compares to bright-starred sky and silence. It is the stars that OUTLOOK want to tell you about or more precisely about the places with the best view on them. In Europe it is recommended to go stargazing not to some place but to… Slovenia. Point is, this small country is one of the cleanest in the world and consequently isn’t that polluted with smog.
Alongside fast food, cola and corn flakes with milk, another product that is obsessively mentioned in almost every American movie is maple syrup. Pancakes, flapjacks, muffins and toasts are ‘dressed’ with it as well as by and large everything that is made of flour. It appeared on shelves of European supermarkets very recently to promptly bewilder customers eager to try formerly inaccessible dishes with honey-and-woody taste that they didn’t know how to cook.
When Bahriddin’s mother was getting ready for work, she was assiduously arranging her hair around her tubeteika. It resulted in some sort of a crown. On holidays she plaited special adornments into her black hair with a tinge of blue. When she walked, they were tinkling slightly to create an aura of a dance. And in evenings little Bahriddin couldn’t fall asleep without holding her tight braid in his hands. Even now he recalls her long hair adoringly and believes them to be essential element of female beauty.
We have amber flowing through our veins, joke the Balts. They believe that a sunny stone comes from tear drops of their goddess Jūratė. According to legend, she was careless enough to fall in love with a mere mortal fisherman named Kastytis who day by day cast his nets to the Baltic Sea. Jūratė forgot that immortal ones are not allowed to enjoy simple human happiness, she fascinated the young man to the bottom of the sea into her amber castle, and there the couple in love lost count of days and nights. On hearing this, the lord of gods Perkūnas decided to punish them: bolt of lightening stroke mortal lover, and disobedient lady was chained within her precious possessions for all eternity. Since then, the grieving goddess cries dropping yellow tears, and waters of the Baltic carry them to the shore for others to enjoy.
During seven years autumn Kyiv is full of the sounds of breath-taking melodies and touching etudes of the prominent Hungarian composer Ferencz Liszt. It has become a kind tradition for the Embassy of Hungary to invite the best musicians in Ukraine as well as the loyal students of maestro before his birthday. This year the famous piano player György Oravecz came to the capital of Ukraine to perform the legendary plays of Liszt…The project OUTLOOK has been lucky to speak to the famous musician.
Can you imagine a German who is late? Or a Japanese who sits in the office during working hours and twiddles his thumbs? Or at least a Spaniard who beavers away from morning till night? Hardly – and it is all courtesy of stereotypes and clichés that are stuck to one people or another. Today we not only talk about them – we defy them.