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What to do in Buenos Aires

June 11, 1580 the Spanish conquistadors founded Buenos Aires. In honor of this event, we will talk about what should be dealt with in one of the largest cities in South America, to fully experience its atmosphere.

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the tango

Not for a second did not fall silent in Argentina incendiary sounds of tango, which was born in the poor neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. It is not considered shameful to make a graceful adorns allowing subtly express the music, and merge in the arms, breathing passion in the public eye. All the contrary - you will look askance if you do not describe the arc Sakada pouring into the rhythms of the best "Tipico Orchestra." To know all the splendor of the national Argentinean dance of the list of World Cultural Heritage, obzavedites guide to tango partying TangoMap Guide and go to one of the many milongas. The cozy cafe dance clubs can have a drink rather decent local wine, take tango lessons, paying 50 to 400 pesos per hour, and dance till you drop, honing their skills. If you still do not fall under the spell of dance, life-changing visit tango festival. In August, hundreds of participants from around the world gather on the dance-floors of Buenos Aires, competing for the title of best singer and stage tango salon.

rhythms of the tango

Visit the gaucho show

A foreigner, who turned in a Latin American capital, not just hear an unknown word "gaucho". Do not believe the dictionary, argues that a gaucho - it is a regular cowboy. Gone is the days when ranchers, born from the union of European conquerors with Indian women considered rude and uncouth. Nomads romp through endless steppes, pampas, have become symbols of freedom Argentinian. Their folklore was the basis for the works of Borges and Estrada, and wide pants, jacket and scarf with fringe - a source of inspiration for prominent South American designers. Although most of these people disappeared from the face of the earth, to integrate into the "white world", the past is still alive in Argentina. Visiting the show-gaucho cowboys on the Opera Pampa, you "visit Away" tribe Calchaqui, exterminated by colonialists, and witness the battle for independence. Want more tricks and a complete renovation? Embark on one of Estancia ranch near the town, where you can not only see the horse show, but most ride a horse, having mastered the Indian tricks. And do not forget to try the traditional food of the gauchos: pastry empanadas and asado - Argentine version of shish kebab.

gaucho show Photo: interesmir.ru

Get cheerfulness tasted mate

Each house of Argentina, and in the poor and rich, like mate - tonic from the leaves and shoots of the Paraguayan holly containing a lot of caffeine. Researchers claim: the locals for the year consume 150 tons of this stunning collection of grass. Without invigorating liquid does not pass the day: and acquaintance, and date, and a family dinner in Buenos Aires accompanied mate. Like the Japanese, who turned tea in the whole ceremony, Argentines have created a cult of his pride. Carefully harvest dried only on charcoal, following a long tradition of the gaucho and the product does not drink from our usual cups and of special vessels - Calabash. Mate leaves, immersed in the wood hollowed out pumpkin dishes, 2/3 of the volume of flood water, heated to 70-80 degrees. Draining the first portion to eliminate unpleasant bitterness lovers mate slowly sip the national drink of the special tube-Bombilija. We even have a mate your holiday in February in Parana competitions for most skillful preparation of the beverage and runs a beauty contest "Queen mate."

Get cheerfulness tasted mate

Ride on the oldest in Latin America Metro

December 1, 1913 in the Latin world was the first subway. Nine stations of line A, separated by a short distance, the port connected to a ground of the Argentine capital by train. In 1930-1931 was built in line, linking the outskirts of the port of another. But two lines of the Buenos Aires underground roads do not intersect. To connect them to the network, in 1936 there was a line C, and behind her another ring - Line D. Although now underground city is preparing for the construction of arcs F, G, J and I, line A rare site is still functioning. Vintage wooden cabins opened manually, begin their journey from the Plaza de Mayo, and move to the station Primera Junta. Amazing journey underground in bygone times available every day from 6 am to 10 pm.

Ride on the oldest in Latin America Metro

Stroll through the aristocratic Recoleta cemetery

Once on the main necropolis of Buenos Aires, it is difficult to keep a delight: around, surrounded by trees and old men-twined vines, lies the ancient city of the dead. Only the birds singing and the sound of fluttering in the wind crowns violate peace and quiet narrow streets filled with beautiful vaults and chapels. Burial place of the capital of the Argentine aristocracy grew in place of an orchard in 1822. Residents of Buenos Aires laugh good-naturedly: cheaper to live like Rockefeller, the best houses in the capital, you become the owner of the grave at Recoleta. At the cemetery, hiding in the depths of the prestigious Byres found their last resting place of all the prominent figures of the country: the writer Adolfo Bioy and President Raul Alfonsin, Nobel laureate Luis Leluar and artist Candido Lopez. The heart of the beautiful necropolis and its most visited tomb became a place of Eva Peron - Argentina's first lady, actress and protector of the afflicted.

Recoleta Cemetery

Cities where I want to stay forever

After studying numerous lists of the best cities to live in, we decided to create your list, which would include the city, often falling in the ratings of various editions.
Many publications and companies, including, for example, the British magazine «The Economist», an international consulting company «Mercer» and publication of "Monocle" annual rankings of the most comfortable for living cities in the world, guided by different criteria. Although their lists based on studies of economic indicators and socio-political development, health care, culture and education, as well as climate, housing affordability and geographical conditions vary, we have collected the top 5 of the cities noted in all ratings.

Vienna

Vienna

 Accommodation in the Austrian capital, close to the conventional notion of the ideal life. Our extensive network of public transport and, consequently, reduce the gas content of the use of private cars, Vienna was one of the cleanest cities in the world. Magistrate departments responsible for environmental protection, working tirelessly: 51% of the city area is occupied by vegetation. Vienna is a member Conditioning Union uses Europe's largest power station, functioning biomass and awarded as a city, as close to sustainable waste management. The vast metropolis, there are many other advantages: a large part of health care services covered by the insurance, and property theft are less common than the fall of meteorites on Earth. Austrian capital offers excellent conditions for students and youth: the rent dorm rooms, including the costs of communal and Internet, ranging from 250 to 330 euros, and food costs do not exceed 200. And of course, do not forget about the rich cultural life and events outstanding architectural heritage of Vienna.

Sydney

Sydney

Another city, just designed for a comfortable stay, not just take the first lines in the world rankings. The largest settlement of Australia is famous for a variety of landscapes and a great climate. Blue Mountains and plateaus Hornsby Sydney protect against harsh winds, the Royal National Park provides its stock crystal clear air, and the blue edge of the Pacific Ocean brings refreshing breezes. On the financing of medicine that earned unconditional trust of city residents, substantial funds are allocated from the budget: from the state funded up to 93% of the cost of hospital services. Every Australian or an alien who has a residence permit, medical care becomes the owner of the card «Medicare», designed for unlimited access to a family doctor. The acquisition is very expensive, but very large estate (the minimum price of a house in the Sydney suburb starts from 180 thousand dollars) made on credit. For the poor and young families buying homes first joint work program of state aid. Well developed and the education system: Australian diplomas are highly regarded around the world and provide employment.

Vancouver

Vancouver

Properly using the benefits of infrastructure in Canada, the main city of British Columbia which year does not leave tops «Mercer» and "Monocle." In Vancouver, there are practically no street crime, and the total number of serious crimes and medium very low. According to the mayor, assuring that by 2020 the city will turn into the most environmentally friendly town planet with deeds. To reduce gassed locals pass for public transport and bicycles. There operates a unique system of automatic light metro Sky Train, providing transportation 364 thousand passengers a day. Canadian metropolis different tolerance and stunning: almost 2.5 million of its people have come from all over the world. Every day in Vancouver becomes a celebration is to celebrate and Chinese New Year, and Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick's Day. The city welcome everyone, because there are offices of large international companies and conducted shooting movies. Recently settle in Canada has become easier: the program «The Canadian Experience Class», employees who have worked on contract for two years, provided a residence permit.

Auckland

Auckland

Another city where I want to stay forever, located in New Zealand. In the biggest in the territory of the village there are all conditions for comfortable living: a great road surface, beautiful environment, good living conditions and a variety of attractions. In Auckland there is no piercing cold, and the only recorded synopticians snow fell 75 years ago. Although 90% of the adult population and is the owner of at least one vehicle, there is a good work of public transport. Moving on eight areas into which the Auckland provide buses, trains and ferries, introduced a system of tickets. As in all of New Zealand, the products are very cheap in the capital, and their diversity envy and owners elite Moscow supermarkets. Is not a problem, and finding housing, for those who are not ready to say goodbye to immediately 200 thousand dollars for a double cabin, working system of mortgage lending. Rent similar space varies from 180 to 400 dollars a week. Worthy of praise, and the health care system: a large part of the cost of medical services are covered by insurance (from $ 30 a month).

Zurich

Zurich

Like most other cities in Switzerland, Zurich can rightly be called the most-most. In the well-kept city on the shores of Lake wondrous created favorable conditions for accommodation of those who are not used to save money. Local transport is considered one of the most disciplined in the world: the movement of S-Bahn trains can synchronize watches. In parts not covered by the rail network, ply c intervals of 5-7 minutes and buses fly silently, without paying attention to plugs, electric trams. Although the cost of medical services in Zurich large (price single visit to the doctor costs from 60 to 300 francs), the Swiss health care is leading in the field of aesthetic medicine and child health improvement and provide residents with high life expectancy. Switzerland retains top position in the ranking of the quality and availability of food, although it was canceled and food cost a quarter more than in neighboring states. Zurich, full of ancient monuments and beautiful parks, and offers a large selection of properties - from mansions to modern apartments. Average cost of renting a room in a residential area will be about 1,200 francs a month.

10 mystical castles haunted

What can attract fans of the unknown and the supernatural more than medieval castles? Only locks with ghosts! Do not believe in ghosts? Perhaps a visit to these places will change your view.

Warwick Castle in England

Warwick Castle in England

Built in the eleventh century by William the Conqueror, the castle saw more battles than any other in Europe - so much violence going on in his halls. Most mystical place recognized as the "ghost tower", which became home to the ghost of Sir Fulk Greville. He was killed by his servant in 1628, and now appears every evening from his portrait hanging on the wall in the tower. Dungeon - another habitat of ghosts in the castle. Many complain of nausea and weakness when touching the rusty grating and devices for torture.

 Predjama Castle in Slovenia

 Predjama Castle in Slovenia

Built inside a cave Predjama Castle was a strong fortress that withstood numerous attacks and violent attacks. Yet in the XIV-XV centuries, the castle was destroyed by a series of long sieges and earthquakes. In 1567, the castle was restored, and together with numerous tunnels and secret passages, which to this day visit the ghosts of many killed in the castle. Of dungeons and tunnels under the castle distinctly heard various noises and footsteps.

 Dragskholm Castle in Denmark

  Dragskholm Castle in Denmark

Built in the late XII century castle Dragskholm now used as a luxury hotel. Make it known exactly one hundred ghosts roaming the corridors every night. We can only guess at how to "census" of the inhabitants. The best known are three: Grey Lady, Lady in White and Earl of Bothwell. The most sad story said Lady in White, who fell in love with a peasant. Her father found out about the affair and imprisoned daughter in the wall of one of the rooms that do not remember it. In the thirties, workers refurbish wing of the castle, in fact, found the skeleton of a young woman in a white robe in the wall. Grey Lady ministered in the castle. And after the death could not leave the place of work. So now it comes back occasionally to check on things. As for the Earl of Bothwell, he died in prison in prison, and his ghost still can not go beyond the castle.

Leap Castle in Ireland

Leap Castle in Ireland

The castle on the site was built during the Iron Age, so he had enough time to "acquire" ghosts. The most interesting story is connected with the castle chapel, where 1532 soldiers killed by the sword of his brother priest. And now a ghost priest lives in a room with a frightening name Bloody Chapel. Another scary spirit called a certain phenomenon, which is not like a man. Describe it as being the size of a sheep, but with a human face, and black sockets for eyes. His appearance can also be judged by the characteristic rotten smell. Dungeon as "overgrown" lots of horror stories. For example, if you believe one of them, there is room in the dungeon with a special hatch through which prisoners were thrown directly on numerous metal spikes embedded in the floor.

Houska Castle in the Czech Republic

Houska Castle in the Czech Republic
  
In the forests north of Prague has no ordinary lock, he had never been any attacks. The castle was built to hide something inside yourself. According to legend, pass this place led straight to hell, where one was set free poluchelovek-polumonstr. In the XIII century the local rulers decided to build a castle, to prevent access to the underworld. Prior to this, they lowered into the pit with a rope soldier. Soldiers gave a cry, and when he pulled out, he died a few days later. In 1930 the castle Houska drew the attention of Hitler. The Nazis began to use it for some secret experiments, and several bodies of Nazi soldiers were found at the bottom of death row. If you believe the rumors, also in the castle skeletons were found unearthly creatures. And witnesses noticed time and again in the castle ghosts headless black horse and a woman who keeps looming in the window.

MOOSH Castle in Austria

MOOSH Castle in Austria

MOOSH Castle - a wonderful example of the Austrian architecture and ghost stories. Built in the XII century, it is also known as the Witches Castle because of its sinister past. This place is the bloodiest witch trials in history. Between 1675 and 1687 years, thousands of women were called witches and sentenced to death by the Inquisition. They were tired of torture and lack of goals in the castle walls. Most of them continue to come to these halls, but in the form of ghosts. Besides the role of a platform for the execution of witches castle and served MOOSH werewolf lair. History can be traced to the beginning of the XIX century, when many mutilated cattle and deer carcasses were found near the castle. As a result, some residents Mooskhama tried and jailed as werewolves.

Bricco de Castle in France

Bricco de Castle in France

Castle de Bricco - the highest castle in France. Its seven floors located in the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley and is the most visited place in the world with ghosts. In the XI century owner of the manor was a certain Pierre de Breze. His wife Charlotte had an affair with the common man and used to comfort him chambers, located just over the wall from the room by her husband. Breese but not slept and listened to their moans of passion, night after night, until the two lovers disappeared mysteriously not. Probably Pierre de Breese made efforts for this event. Whatever happened, Pierre failed to destroy the lovers. Dark nights he continued to hear them moaning, until he started to go crazy and not run away from the castle. The sounds of their passion can be heard today.

Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Built in the XII century Edinburgh Castle is one of those places where atheists become believers once set foot on its threshold. Based on the site of an extinct volcano, it is a symbol of Scotland. According to some, this place is a paranormal point where visitors regularly appear before the figures of ghosts. So, Lady Glamis often seen wandering through the dark halls of the castle. She was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake in 1537. Since 1650 the castle became a ghost haunt a headless drummer boy. There is also a bagpiper, an old man in a leather apron and even a ghost dog, galloping near the cemetery. A castle of the tunnels can still hear the French prisoners, imprisoned during the Seven Years War.

Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Built in the XII century Edinburgh Castle is one of those places where atheists become believers once set foot on its threshold. Based on the site of an extinct volcano, it is a symbol of Scotland. According to some, this place is a paranormal point where visitors regularly appear before the figures of ghosts. So, Lady Glamis often seen wandering through the dark halls of the castle. She was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake in 1537. Since 1650 the castle became a ghost haunt a headless drummer boy. There is also a bagpiper, an old man in a leather apron and even a ghost dog, galloping near the cemetery. A castle of the tunnels can still hear the French prisoners, imprisoned during the Seven Years War.

Berry Pomeroy Castle in England

Berry Pomeroy Castle in England

Those who walked near the ruins of the castle Berry Pomeroy, could face the Blue Lady, which is tempting, luring them into the tower, where they died. She - the ghost of Lord Norman's daughter, was raped by her own father. Some argue that the child's father was strangled, while others attribute it to the most crime girl. Now her tortured ghost roams the grounds, as an omen of death, as some believe. Blue Lady - is not the only ghost haunting Castle Berry Pomeroy. White Lady, is believed to be the ghost of Margaret Pomeroy, who was locked his jealous sister Eleanor and left to die without food. Both sisters were in love with one man. In the XIX century castle Berry Pomeroy felt very romantic place. Many artists and fans frequented it, and it is rumored that one of them still managed to take a photo of the White Lady, standing near the ivy-covered walls.

Blueberry Forest

In these frames no photoshop. It looks like one of the Belgian forests these days. This forest, as if descended from a fabulous illustrations, actually exists. He called Hallerbos and located in Belgium, near Brussels. The reason that the forest becomes a magical sight - a dense carpet of flowers bell. They bloom in late spring and early summer, filling the space Hallerbosa all shades of blue and purple. At this time, the forest becomes a place of pilgrimage for many photographers, attracted mystical beauty bells.


Blueberry Forest

Blueberry Forest

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Paradise for introverts



25 tiny towns that are ideal for peace, contemplation and thoughtful creativity. If you like peace and solitude, you are unlikely to choose a metropolis, going on vacation. Especially when there are such places where nature and people's lives seem to be a continuation of each other, where the city seemed to be imprinted in the majestic scenery and is perceived as a part of it. They are so harmonious that I want right now to exchange our frantic pace of life in the tranquility of one of them. AdMe.ru compiled a list of 25 cities that be would dream every introvert. 

1. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen - a charming town on the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze. Located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, once he represented the two settlements, one of which was founded by the Romans, and the other - the Teutons. They were united only in 1936 on the eve of the Winter Olympic Games. 

2. Settlement in the Himalayas, Tibet

Settlement in the Himalayas, Tibet

 This is one of those lost in the Himalayas villages that were built to serve the needs of the numerous monasteries. You can get there by foot or by horse. 

3. Reine, Norway

Reine, Norway

Rhine - a picturesque fishing village on the Arctic peninsula Moskenes. It is home to only 329 people, but this place is rightly considered the most beautiful village in the whole of Norway. 

4. Gasadalur, Faroe Islands

Gasadalur, Faroe Islands

A mysterious chain of the Faroes to the north of Scotland is hardly known to a wide range of tourists. Over the years, the island with their cliffs remained remote. For example, the village Gasadalur is only one staircase, built during the British occupation of the islands during the Second World War. 18 lucky people living there now safely sheltered from all the adversity the two high mountains 2300 feet. 

5. Colmar, France

Colmar, France

 Colmar - one of the most beautiful villages of Alsace. Old streets and pavements, in the style of half-timbered houses, ancient stone buildings - all this creates a lasting impression. Besides, Colmar, the capital of Alsace wines, that's why it is here originates Route du Vin - Wine Route. 

6. Camden, Maine, USA

Camden, Maine, USA

Earlier, the Indian population, Camden was colonized by the British in the 70th years of the XVIII century. During the Civil War he served as a kind of "point of negotiations" Americans. Now this clean and cozy town of 5,000 inhabitants lives, and in summer the ratio of tourists to the indigenous population of the city is 2 to 1. 

7. Bled, Slovenia 

7. Bled, Slovenia

Nestled picturesque mountains, Bled was first mentioned in 1004. He seemed so beautiful Holy Roman Emperor, which was presented as the greatest rewards Bishop of Brixen. Church in Bled is located on an island in the lake of the same name. The city itself has a population of 5,000 and is now one of the most beautiful resorts in Slovenia. 

8. Manarola, Italy

Manarola, Italy

 Manarola - small fishing town in Liguria, northern Italy. Rainbow colored houses situated on a cliff overhanging the wild coastline of the Ligurian Sea. City church dates from 1338 year, making Manarola one of the oldest cities in the region. 

9. Bibury, United Kingdom

Bibury, United Kingdom

Bibury is often called the most beautiful city in England, and not in vain. It was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, and since then the town seemed frozen in time. Most of the houses look the same as hundreds of years ago, and the river still carries its gray water along the shady streets Bieber. 

10. Annecy, France

Annecy, France

 Annecy is probably even more picturesque than the French Alps surrounding it. Built around the castle of the XIV century, the city is divided by small canals and streams that flow into the beautiful blue Lake Annecy. 

11. Goreme, Turkey (Underground City)

Goreme, Turkey (Underground City)

Gyureme now - it is a museum open nebom.S VI. until the end of the IX. Goreme was one of the largest Christian centers, and its surroundings were more than 400 churches. St. Paul Goreme found the most suitable place for the education of the righteous.

12. Tenbi, Wales

Tenbi, Wales

With the Welsh name of the city translates roughly as "Little Fortress fish." This naturally protected town with access to the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean was laid in 900 AD. After the Norman conquest of England town was fortified by a massive wall to prevent the Welsh uprising. Today he is better known for its beauty than protective structures. 

13. Leavenworth, Washington, USA

 Leavenworth, Washington, USA

 This American town looks like it was transported here straight from central Europe. It is designed on the model of the Bavarian village - this is done mainly to attract tourists. 

14. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar - a small archipelago south of Iceland with a population of about 4,000 islands chelovek.Tochnaya opening date is unknown, but it is assumed that the archipelago was discovered by the Vikings and Irish sailors together with Iceland. The islands are also known for the fact that in 1627 were captured by the Ottoman fleet and the Barbary pirates hijacked people into slavery. 

15. Queenstown, New Zealand

 Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is located in the southwestern part of New Zealand's South Island. Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown Bay, a small lake of glacial origin. The town is surrounded by picturesque mountains. In the 60-ies of the XIX century, gold was discovered, and the city experienced a real gold rush. 

16. Hidden mountain village - Jiuzhaigou, China

 Hidden mountain village - Jiuzhaigou, China

 Not much is known about these villages scattered throughout China, and once served as a stronghold for the military. Now there can only be reached on horseback and get there a unique insight into the culture of classical China. 

17. Shirakawa-go, Japan

 Shirakawa-go, Japan

 Shirakawa-go - a small traditional village, famous for its peaked roofs, adapted to withstand heavy snowfall. Thick, mysterious forests and hills surrounding the village, made inaccessible terrain for life - except the one small plain, where located Shirakawa-go. 

18. Pucon, Chile

Pucon, Chile

Far beyond his country gained fame Pucon "active tourism capital of Chile." Its popularity in the world of travel, this small town has acquired through the lake, volcano and a wide variety of outdoor activities that you can imagine. 

19. Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Morro de Sao Paulo - one of the quietest island cities in the world. The only way to the island - by boat or small engine planes that run regularly from El Salvador. Vehicles on the island is prohibited. The only way to travel long distances there is a tractor, which carries passengers to the beach, hotels or to the airport. 

20. Amed, Kurdistan

Amed, Kurdistan

Amed - small colorful village located on top of a hill in the Iraqi province of Dohuk. At length Amed takes 1000 meters and a maximum width - 500 meters, while in a 1400 meters above morya.Po legend, lived in the vicinity of the village of the Persian Magi and the priests, who were famous in the art of witchcraft. It was here, according to some researchers, went to Bethlehem biblical three wise men to worship and the giving of gifts to baby Jesus. 

21. Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay, Australia

Small Australian resort town of Byron Bay - paradise, offering stunning panorama of sunrise and sunset, just need to not be lazy, get up early, and such "victim" will be rewarded. It is the easternmost point of the continent. Here, near the Cape in the late summer and early fall, you can watch the games humpback whales and dolphins. 

22.Shishilyan France
Shishilyan France

Gorgeous mountain Mont Aiguille 2000 meters dominates the French community Shishilyan, where only about 200 people. Mont Aiguille known as the "Unattainable Mountain" - its slopes otvesny equally from all sides. Vertex was not conquered until 1492 and became the first mountain which people decide to climb just out of curiosity. It is believed that its conquest was born climbing. 

23. Eze, France

Eze, France

 Eze - a medieval village that hangs like an eagle's nest, on the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Location on top of a cliff at a height of 427 meters above sea level offering a breathtaking panorama. In the atmosphere of the Middle Ages transferred narrow stepped streets, low massive doors, rough masonry houses. 

24. Ericeira, Portugal

Ericeira, Portugal

Small Portuguese town of Ericeira, with a population of less than 10,000 people, located 35 km north-west of the capital Lisbon. Now he is famous for its sandy beaches and is one of the prominent centers of surfing in Europe. 

25. Pucisca, Croatia

 Pucisca, Croatia

Pucisca - a small village with a harbor on the northern coast of the island of Brac. Its name came from the Latin word «puteus» - «Well", which refers to local sources of brackish water brakitskoy for livestock. This area is renowned for its tradition associated with the work on the stone, and the material from local quarries was even used for the construction of the White House in Washington.