NEW SHOWS Travel Baku's Cultural Center - A World's Masterpiece Friday, July 15th The incredible Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, has not only been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards, but has also been selected as a finalist for the Inside 2013 interior design awards. The spectacular new cultural center impresses everyone who comes by and renowned architects from all over the world. Join in and explore this place in Baku with Nurana!
The Charming Migdal, Israel Saturday, July 16th Anna is taking you to Midgal, the charming and oldest district of Ashkelon. Let's enjoy its narrow streets and alleys, visit the oldest museum of Ashkelon to see some interesting artifacts on display, see local shops and also explore some ruins. Join us!
Workshops of Street Theatre Festival in Prague Sunday, July 17th Let's enjoy more of the festival with Olga! Masks, jugglers, dancers, musicians, allegorical stuff and much more. Let's see artists from the Czech Republic, Germany, USA, South Africa, Island, Austria and Australia! On this show specifically, we will focus on juggling or walking on stilts workshops, let's see if we learn a thing or two!
Light Lab, Street Theatre Festival in Prague Monday, July 18th On this one, we will join Olga at night to see the beautiful and magical light puppets, this is truly unique! This installation connects the world of theater and fine arts with modern technologies. The luminous inhabitants of the underwater world are lit by 6.5 km of optical fibers and 3,500 addressable LED lights!
Friday, July 15th
On this next episode Patrick is exploring the works of the great Pablo Picasso. We will get deeper into one painting, specifically, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, from 1907. This art piece marked a radical break from traditional composition and perspective in painting. Picasso unveiled the monumental art piece in his Paris studio after months of revision. And we will discover its history with Patrick!
Series - NEW Episodes Tuscany Series: Walking tours Friday, July 15th On Friday let's start our weekend by taking a trip to the always magical, Tuscany! Patrizia will take us to San Gimignano, known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages (she will tell you why on the show). We will walk through this UNESCO World Heritage city while getting a glimpse of daily life during the Middle Ages.
The Treasures of Rome Saturday, July 16th Let's go to Piazza del Campidoglio on Saturday! Discover one of the most important hills of Ancient (and modern) Rome: the Capitoline hill. On top of this millennial hill, we can find a square designed by an incredible Renaissance artist, which I am sure you heard of at least a couple of times :) A mix of Ancient Rome, Renaissance and modern times.. this square is a proper lasagna of history, you will see!
Saturday, July 16th
Who is not amazed by the beautiful voice of Piaf? Édith Piaf (1915-1963) was a French singer noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars. Piaf's music was often autobiographical, and she specialized in chanson réaliste and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. Who doesn't know "La Vie en rose"?
Sacred, Mystical and Spiritual Places in Paris Tuesday, July 19th Join Patrick tomorrow to immerse yourself and explore another spiritual and mystical places in Paris. This week's destiny is a surprise, but I can tell you that he is taking you somewhere beautiful and with a rich history. I wouldn't miss it if I were you!
Tuesday, July 19th
Ueno Park is a green oasis in the middle of Tokyo offering different charms in each season. From mid-July to mid-August, the lotus pond located in the southeast of the park is filled with lotus flowers that are a highlight of summer. Eriko will share the hidden meaning of the lotus flowers. Join us!
Lifestyle The Happy Class with Scott Fitzgerald Tuesday, July 19th Feeling overwhelmed? Join our show with Scott where we will learn ways to live a happier life. Together we will share our experiences and tools to have a more fulfilling life. You don't want to miss it!
Russians Against the War: Episode Three Friday, July 15th Let's talk about Mikhail Zygar. He was among the group of Russian journalists who managed to do an interview with the Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky after February, 24. He is a Russian journalist who has done TEDtalks. He is a writer and filmmaker whose best-selling books on Russian history, including most recent decades, have been translated on many world languages, and whose projects can tell a lot about Russia’s complicated history and the people who contributed to it. Up until March 2022, he was a founding editor-in-chief of Russian opposition news TV-channel Dozhd. Even after his project of a life time was shut down by Russian government, Zygar left the country and is keeping up with his great work interviewing such people like John Malkovich, Steven Pinker, Ralph Fiennes and many more. It’s all about the Russia-Ukraine situation, of course. Everything boils down to it.
Wednesday, July 20th
Krakow at night is truly magical. Everything comes alive and is a totally different scene at night compared to the daytime visit around Krakow’s main square, promenades and various landmarks around the old town. The afternoon light adds a dazzling glow to the city that will take your breath away!
Chicago's Neighborhoods - Ukrainian Village Thursday, July 21st On the west side of Chicago, sits one of the most fast-growing and impassioned neighborhoods in the city: Ukrainian Village. This is the place to wander for beautiful churches and cathedrals, art galleries, museums, cultural centers and more! Let's see a few of those places with Mike!
Travel Show Picks for the Next Days Friday, July 15th The Bridges of London - From Waterloo to Southwark: 4 Bridges in 45 minutes, well we'll give it a try! These important and elegant bridges have such different histories. This walk will look at Waterloo, Blackfriars, Southwark and the latest, the Millennium footbridge. There will be beautiful views as well!
Ukrainian Fairy Tale in a Majestic Prague Castle: Prague Castle is one of the largest castle complexes in the world and will be a perfect background for my storytelling. Its history is incredible. Even today, it is still used as the official seat of the president of the Czech Republic. You will feel like being part of a fairy tale!
Saturday, July 16th The London of Sherlock Holmes: we'll take a journey through Sherlock Holmes' West End, learn about the influences, both in print and in real life, and hopefully get a good sense of why these stories and characters have almost become as real as their enigmatic creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Haunted Prague with a Ukrainian Guide: this is the dark side of Prague! I will tell you mysterious stories of this ancient city while wandering through the narrow winding cobblestone streets in the middle of the night. Large street lamps, dancing shadows, and the distinct feeling of surreal...some goosebumps may happen!
Monday, July 18th Explore the Modern Luxembourg: let's discover the wonders of Luxembourg with Juliane. In this show, we will explore the nice neighborhood of Kirchberg and see some public art, and the famous EU buildings, and take a tram ride. Come join us as we visit Luxembourg!
Tuesday, July 19th Odessa Tour Part 2. The National Opera and Ballet Theater: uncover one of the world's most beautiful theater (UNESCO recognized this theater as one of the five most beautiful theaters in the world), walk in the footsteps of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Anna Pavlova, and Learn why a hundred-year-old city spent a humongous amount of money to build the theater.
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