Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Friday, August 16, 2013
Independence Day for every nation holds a great importance, for it has a great value attached to it from the freedom perspective. All the lively nations of the world celebrate their respective solidarity days with complete enthusiasm and make special arrangements to celebrate this day at the max. Indonesia’s Independence Day is approaching for year 2013 and many special programs have been arranged in this context too.
This special day is celebrated in the perfect manner in number of ways and many special arrangements have been made to make the most of the day. Not only this, but citizens engage themselves in numerous activities for this day in order to show off their love and respect for their country. However, Indonesians greet each other the Independence Day through saying;
Indonesia celebrates Independence Day yearly on 17th August, to mark our declaration and solidarity in front of the world. We achieved their freedom back in 1945, as before that we were colonized by Portuguese, Dutch and Japanese for more than 300 years. In our language, we call it Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia or just Hari Proklamasi too. We have our major celebrations held in Negara Republik Indonesia.. ;))
However talking particularly about the day celebrations, below would give a perfect idea;
Since from the past 2 years, the Independence Day of Indonesia came during the month of Ramadan, which had limitations of celebrations….but as for year 2013, the day is expected to come with more festivities than ever before, since it is coming after the month of Ramadan and Eid Idul Fitri too.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This being Switzerland of course, Zurich has a lake and lush scenery galore to admire. Head outside the old city to the idyllic confines of Lake Zurich then, either on foot or via bicycle. Stroll, meander or just plain walk. The views are brilliant here.
Like Fifth Avenue in Manhattan or Avenue Montaigne in Paris, Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse is more of a curiosity than a feasible, accessible place to shop for mainstream tourists. Easily one of the most expensive streets in the world, the major thoroughfare is awash with all the posh brand names, from Tiffany to Dior, Zegna to Bvlgari. All in all, a superb place to window shop and dream, perhaps not to score a bargain or haggle however. :)))
Since the year 1910, Kunsthaus Zurich has been one of the most significant art museums in Switzerland and Europe. The collection of mostly Swiss-centric art is as impressive as the historic edifice itself, one of the most recognizable in the city..
Another vital city symbol, the Fraumünster dominates the Zurich skyline. The abbey of the same name dates back to the year 853, incredibly, and the church contains some impressive stained glass design work by none other than Marc Chagall.
Built in the Romanesque style, the Grossmünster is one of three principal church landmarks in Zurich. Singular for a major role in the Protestant Reformation, construction on the monastery church began in the year 1100. Built on a Roman cemetery, the Grossmünster has priceless historical import and strikes a dramatic pose from Lake Zurich.
The paragon museum of Switzerland is the de facto National Museum in Zurich. Known as Landesmuseum, the arts and culture facility is one of the most vital in the country and indeed, Europe as well. Take your time in this notable Zurich gem – your patience will be rewarded.
From the 13th century until the late 17th century, Zurich was a typical city-state, with extensive fortifications and ramparts. Today, traces of these Schanzengraben, as it were, exist throughout the old city. From Rennweg to Limmatquai, elements of medieval Zurich unfurl one by one to intrepid pedestrians.