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.

10 most beautiful shops of the world

Large retail chains and developers are increasingly creating their new book shops and malls renowned architects, expecting unusual design will attract new buyers. We figured out how to look the most interesting shops in the world.

Sweet shop SunnyHills


beautiful shops of the world

Location: Tokyo, Japan

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2013

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: Kengo Kuma

beautiful shops of the world
  
SunnyHills Taiwanese company is one of the leading confectionery networks in Southeast Asia. Its flagship product - pineapple tarts. However, the Japanese market for a new network came only last year. Create the first store entrusted minimalists Kengo Kuma, prefer to use environmentally friendly materials - small building made of thin wooden slats reminds both bamboo forests, and pineapple.

VitraHaus

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Weil am Rhein, Germany

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2010

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: Herzog and de Meuron

beautiful shops of the world

Owners furniturnogo firm Vitra not alien to good taste: in western Germany the company has its own campus, all buildings which are created by famous architects. One of the most spectacular buildings of the complex - show-room home furniture VitraHaus: Swiss Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron ironically redefined understanding may look like a modern building, folded it from a dozen archetypal Ridged homes.

Emporia


beautiful shops of the world

Location: Malmo, Sweden

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2012

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: WingÄrdhs

beautiful shops of the world

Building Attraction: two years ago on the outskirts of Malmo opened one of the biggest Swedish malls. Architect Gert Vingord decided to diversify generally dull appearance of commercial buildings and decided the main facade in the form of a piece of fused amber - build immediately became a dominant feature of the new suburb.

Apple Store

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Worldwide

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2001

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

beautiful shops of the world

Apple has long been known for its haytekovymi shops - for a dozen years in 16 countries opened more than 400 points reteylovyh. Some of them are iconic status - for example, underground store on Fifth Avenue in New York, the entrance is decorated in the form of ten-glass cube with the bitten apple logo. You would think that Apple Store created by Norman Foster, but in fact almost all the shops architect is American Peter Bohlen, who invented the minimalistic but luxurious design network.

Prada

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Tokyo, Japan

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2003

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: Herzog and de Meuron

beautiful shops of the world

Fashion houses can afford to cooperate with architectural superstars - especially stands out in this Prada. Back in the early 2000s Rem Koolhaas proposed use of unusual shops not only for the sale of goods, but for the global brand advertising, and this innovation is only increased revenues. However, the most interesting Prada store is not created, the Dutch architect and Swiss Herzog and de Meuron: Tokyo boutique looks like a crystal.

Gallery "Lafayette"

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Berlin, Germany

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 1995

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: Jean Nouvel

beautiful shops of the world

Gallery "Lafayette" in Berlin - the classic high-tech: Frenchman Jean Nouvel created a luxurious glass building department with unusual atrium, which is placed in an inverted cone, unexpectedly deforming space and sounds.
Shop Barbie dolls

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Shanghai, China

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2009

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: Slade Architecture

beautiful shops of the world

The world's largest store of Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie dolls, is located in Shanghai. It looks like a huge showcase and contains not only the shelves with hundreds of dolls and cafes and play areas.

Puma

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Mobile

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2008

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: LOT-EK

beautiful shops of the world

Roll Shop Puma - unexpected example of modern environmental architecture that uses recycled materials. Three-storey building has collected dozens of containers, it is easy to modify and transported from place to place. Shop had time to visit Stockholm and Boston.

Hanjie Wanda Square

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Wuhan, China

beautiful shops of the world
  
Opening date: 2013

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: UNStudio

beautiful shops of the world

Luxurious shopping mall in Wuhan Chinese work of the Dutch UNStudio huge media facades covered with impressive lighting system - used to create it alyuminiemye panel and three million metal balls with integrated LEDs.

Ferrari

beautiful shops of the world

Location: Alessandria, Italy

beautiful shops of the world

Opening date: 2011

beautiful shops of the world

Architect: Iosa Ghini Associates

Ferrari flagship store was built from scratch in order to convey the spirit of the company. Showcase for small building tucked two racing car, and inside plant Visitors can buy souvenirs and branded clothing company.