The Eastern European city has seen a host of wars, occupations and conflicts, and yet its beauty has remained largely in tact. Presently, Budapest is home to around 1.75 million people and some of the world’s most fantastic geothermal springs.
Berliners show their children the other side of the wall as it begins construction in 1961.
Taken over the course of two years, one Taiwanese family canvassed the Old Continent with two cameras. 200,000 images and 20 terabytes of data later, they made this video.
At the tail end of World War Two, Germany was in financial, political and physical ruins. The war wiped out around 11% of its population, took from it 25% of its territory, and reduced its agricultural productivity levels to a fraction of what they were before the war. To the dismay of some of its beneficiaries, Marshall Plan funds were disbursed to West Germany from 1949 to 1952, where it received $1.45 billion in economic and technical aid. Proving that the definition of an enemy is inherently situational, when the Cold War began to heat up in the 50s, NATO allowed West Germany to join its ranks. Total recovery soon followed suit.
The Scottish capital city is celebrated as much for its rich cultural offerings as it is its wealth of natural sights. Many of the islands surrounding the city are dubbed “seabird cities”, as they are home to hundreds of thousands of, you guessed it, sea birds.