Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Benoni is located on the East Rand in the South African province of Gauteng. From 2000 it has been a part Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.
The name had a very sorrowful meaning and was founded in the year 1881 by Johan Rissik , who found it difficult to assign  title deeds  to all unclaimed state property. Thus he named this land as Farm Benoni the son of my sorrow which is a Hebrew name and was given by Rachael to her son in the biblical Book of Genesis. Later on gold mines were discovered and for a short while the name was changed to Little Cornwall.

Since it became a gold mining district a huge amount of revenue was earned and the city started flourishing. But trees were also plants to make the environment quite safe and the road neat and clean

The climate of this place is quite pleasant and can be visited at any time of the year.

The population of this lace comes to 654,509 according to 200 census.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine

One widely-traveled Frenchman observed in the 18th century that Krakow's Wieliczka salt mine was no less magnificent than the Egyptian pyramids. "The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only site in the world where mining has continued since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as lesser and major shafts) stretch for the total of 300 kilometres: reaching the depth of 327 metres they illustrate all the stages of the development of the mining technology over time." The quotation comes from the justification of entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine into UNESCO's 1st World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage on 8th September, 1978 together with 11 other sites from all over the world. The mine is also notable for a long tradition of tourism: the famous, breath-taking site has been visited over the centuries by Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Dimitri Mendeleev, Boleslaw Prus, Ignacy Paderewski, Pope John Paul II, crowned heads, as well millions of people from all over the world. The salt mine forms an "underground town" with churches, lakes and passages.


Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast. The other villages are Corniglia, Vernazza, Riomaggiore and Monterosso al Mare. All five are connected by train and hiking paths, which are very popular with backpackers.
The colourful village of Manarola is one of the most visited of the Cinque Terre. It's an ideal place for discovering the area and to enjoy the quiet life of this small fishing village. The most beautiful view of Manarola you can have from the path leading towards Corniglia.



Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. It is located in the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean coast in the northeast of Spain.

Place d'EspagnaPlace d'Espagna: one of the most important squares in Barcelona. Here you can see the beautiful foutain on the roundabout and the Venetian Towers.

Palau Nacional Palau Nacional: Museum of National Art Catalunya.

Port VellView of Port Vell.

Dona i ocell Dona i ocell, 1983
Made by Joan Miro, this statue you can find in Parc de Joan Miro.

ArtArt in the streets of Barcelona.

Poble Espanyol The Poble Espanyol
On the photo you see the entrance tothe Spanisch Village. It has buildings that are constructed in different styles of Spanisch architecture. The village was contructed for the 1929 World Exposition

Montjuic TowerMontjuic Tower: symbol of a sportsman with the Olympic Flame.

view from the sea View on the Beach of Barcelona from the sea.