The best images of Europe for the past 125 years, National Geographic. Photo


To get to the pages of the magazine, the dream of all photographers.

National Geographic published a selection of the best photos of Europe during its 125-year history. More than 200 photos over the past 125 years are presented in the new book “National Geographic: around the world in 125 years – Europe”.

West Germany, 1973

The streams of sunlight pouring through the Windows of the Munich Breweries Augustiner hall and covering thousands of visitors celebrating the annual Oktoberfest.

Writing in the March 1974 National Geographic about 1200 Breweries of Bavaria, the author Gary Jennings said, “one would drink Bavarian beer three times a day for over a year and not to drink the same brand twice.”

The Soviet Union, 1965

The Russian Church is a handsome man in masonry, multi-colored, many-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral reflected in a puddle on red square. Built in 1552 dazzling building with no less than eight side churches, focused around its Central sanctuary. Today it remains a state Museum.

Sweden, 2015 year

The setting sun silhouettes the mountains Namath in the valley Brine national Park Sarek in Northern Sweden. Nothing illustrates wild Scandinavia as this vast nature reserve, where “dwells” over a hundred glaciers, six of the 13 highest peaks in the country and many lakes and streams.

Romania, 2013

Family members of the Borok, young and old, inflicted the finishing touch on one of the 40 haystacks they create each summer on his farm near Brebu in the North of Romania. Immersing the sinister image of the region in Western literature and pop culture, a large part of Transylvania is located in the lovely countryside.

In addition to the production of feed for livestock, Breb is famous for its wood carvers, skilled craftsmen who show their art in the crucifixion, the doors, kitchen utensils and wooden churches of the region.

Austria, 1967

Formal appointment fills a large gallery, the spacious of the 1441 rooms in Vienna’s schönbrunn Palace. Royal estate was originally built as a hunting Lodge outside the city walls in the XVII century by Emperor Leopold I.

For many years, these chandeliers, ceiling frescoes and stucco walls have witnessed countless balls, receptions and banquets.

Switzerland, 1960

Winter night falls on Zermatt, lights which are lit for skiers and vacationers in the local tavernas, restaurants and hotels.

Others struggle with the cold to travel a mile or two from the city and look at the moonlit Matterhorn or like the photographer, Kathleen Revis, to set up the tripod and take this picture, on his knees in the snow.

Switzerland, 1985

The conservative Swiss region of Appenzell are men in red jackets, who still lead the herd to the summer pasture in the hills and back to winter camps in the valley. Women in traditional clothing are still working on their embroidery, and the sounds of alpharev and idling you can still hear on the hills.

Germany, 1959

Flash neon lights of night clubs of the Hamburg Reeperbahn illustrates the amazing postwar recovery of West Germany. “The young West German Republic bustles and bustles with energy, prosperity and problems”, — stated in the beginning of June 1959 in National Geographic.

Hamburg will affect the entire planet. In the same year, the music club Kaiserkeller opened on a side street near the Reeperbahn and one of the first speakers in this groups was a little-known band from Liverpool called the Beatles.

East Germany, 1973

The old resort had survived the turbulent course of German history basically intact, although the family of the Prince of Stolberg had been stripped of its castle in 1945, when the city fell into the Soviet zone of occupation, which eventually became the Marxist satellite state the German Democratic Republic.

West Germany, circa 1970

Southern Bavaria, Neuschwanstein is the most extravagant theatrical castle in Germany. Built in the late 19th century, it was a project from beginning to end, king Ludwig II of Bavaria.

He saw it as a tribute to the romantic vision of German history; for others, however, it was the perfect castle Palace history — Walt Disney thought about this when designing the Sleeping beauty castle at Disneyland.

Wales, 1964

How green was this valley, even on a foggy day, when these young tourists crossed the pass of Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. This region is shrouded in legend, like clouds in the nearby lake glaslyn, and offers, say the Welsh, a wounded king Arthur, sir Bedevere threw Excalibur; and under the top of Y Lliwedd, the knights of Arthur still slept in the cave, awaiting the return of their leader from the island of avalon.

Belgium, 1948

Sun-lovers sprawled out on the sand along the coast of Belgium during a dry summer in 1947. Significant drought may provoke chaos on European farms, but it brought a momentous year for the Belgian beaches.

Since world war II tours in Ostend, De Panne, Blankenberge and other seaside cities have given the citizens a much needed physical and mental breaks from their recovery of a war-torn nation.

Spain, 1983

Gentlemen enjoying the sun on the bench in Barcelona, probably, do not discuss the details of this emblem of the city, architect Antonio Gaudi “La Sagrada Familia” or Holy Family Church, which is located behind.

With 18 spires and three Grand facades, intricate, sometimes strange Church — “the spirit, symbolized by a stone”, according to architect Louis Sullivan — had long polarized public opinion.

Italy, 1955

Children of Trieste to enjoy the Republic Day, despite the sea breeze, gusty on the Piazza del UNITA. The annual celebration marked the establishment of the Italian Republic after 1945, although older citizens remember how the wind hung another flag. Until the end of the First world war, Trieste was the “Vienna Adriatica”, the main seaport of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, an inveterate enemy of Italy.

Vatican, 1971

Trinity sunlight illuminates the mosaic floor of St. Peter’s Basilica, considered by many to be the greatest Church in the world, given that the distant bronze canopy covering the altar of the Pope, in itself a height of 95 feet (about 13 meters)

The Central dome from which the light falls, even more majestic, stretching nearly 450 (137 meters) feet above the sidewalk, making it the tallest dome in the world, much superior to that of the nearby Pantheon (142 feet 43 meters) and the Istanbul Hagia Sophia (182 feet, 55 meters).

Turkey, 1950

Ferries combine the Galata bridge, the legendary waterway separating Old Istanbul, with a dome and minarets the Suleymaniye mosque, from the more Western quarter of the city. Passengers flocking in large ships and small keiki, or river taxi include for commuters traveling to homes on the Asian side of the Bosphorus or the villas on the Islands surrounding the sea of Marmara.for the same task.


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