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Strasbourg: City of Flowers

Strasbourg: City of Flowers

Vahid Takro

August 16th, 2017

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You will never win if you have never lost. Photo credit by @VahidTakro (Please don't copy, smart @katyperry

Strasbourg: Quiet river

Strasbourg: Quiet river

Vahid Takro

August 15th, 2017

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Quiet river, beautiful and colorful flowers, ornamental decoration, lovely buildings and your particular architecture is taking my heart away from me. Lovely Strasbourg, the city of love, the city of yellow and colorful flowers... Invite me again... S'il vous plaît! Bitte! (Photo credit by me, please don't copy creative lady @katyperry

Strasbourg: City of Love

Strasbourg: City of Love

Vahid Takro

August 13th, 2017

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After a romantic break under the sky of Strasbourg, my friend Igor woke me up with his tongue. And then Alex had made a lunch and I was so close to bite my left fingers while eating (because I'm left handed - Happy International Lefthanders Day) After a pleasant walk with Alex and Igor on the stones of Strasbourg, we reached this beautiful place. It was as if the water of the river had flowed down from the springs of paradise! What a pleasant sound! On the balcony of houses were full of flowers, I'd like to sit around for years and stare at them, but this time unfortunately Igor curiously needs to go

Architecture of Strasbourg

Architecture of Strasbourg

Vahid Takro

August 12th, 2017

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I love the architecture of Strasbourg, I don't know why, but I felt very good in this city, as if I had lived here for many years. I'm sure one of the big reasons for that was friendship with Alex. And another reason is the good people of Strasbourg as well as its beauty. In this photo you can see "Strasbourg Cathedral" which has a long story (you can read in wikipedia) It was described by Victor Hugo as a "gigantic and delicate marvel", and by Goethe as a "sublimely towering, wide-spreading tree of God". Strasbourg is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite France district or Gerberviertel ("tanners' district") alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out

The Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

The Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

Vahid Takro

August 12th, 2017

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The Strasbourg astronomical clock is located in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame of Strasbourg, Alsace, France. It is the third clock on that spot and dates from the time of the first French possession of the city (1681–1870). The first clock had been built in the 14th century, the second in the 16th century, when Strasbourg was a Free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. The current, third clock dates from 1843. Its main features, besides the automata, are a perpetual calendar (including a computus), an orrery (planetary dial), a display of the real position of the Sun and the Moon, and solar and lunar eclipses. The main attraction is the procession of the 18 inch high figures of Christ and the Apostles which occurs every day at half past midday while the life-size cock crows thrice

Get away, Find Your Real Friends!

Get away, Find Your Real Friends!

Vahid Takro

August 10th, 2017

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Sometimes you feel that humans are so bad, the world is not what you want, and all people are different from you. You don't like to see anyone anymore, don't want to be friends with anyone. U know? Have you ever had that feeling? But what is the remedy? You have to travel, just a bit more than your own home, You see humans that are even far from your mind. Alexandre is the best example of one of those people. We were friends before I traveled to Strasbourg, I traveled to Strasbourg without any expectations of Alex. But he made a paradise of Strasbourg for me from the first moment until the last moment. And now Strasbourg is the best city I've ever seen. He is one of the most brave and magnanimous men. Generous people like Alex deserve the best. I don't say this because he is one of my best friends and helped me a lot, but his personality is very lovely and bright, love for animals and living simple is not something easy to cope with. Get away, find your real friends. True humans still exist

European Parliament Building in Strasbourg

European Parliament Building in Strasbourg

Vahid Takro

August 5th, 2017

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Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament. The institution is legally bound to meet there twelve sessions a year lasting about four days each. Other work takes place in Brussels and Luxembourg City. Also all votes of the European Parliament must take place in Strasbourg. "Additional" sessions and committees take place in Brussels. Although de facto a majority of the Parliament's work is now geared to its Brussels site, it is legally bound to keep Strasbourg as its official home. The Parliament's five buildings, all named after distinguished European politicians, are located in the Quartier Européen (European Quarter) of the city, which it shares with other European organisations which are separate from the European Union's. Previously the Parliament used to share the same assembly room as the Council of Europe. Today, the principal building is the Louise Weiss building, inaugurated in 1999

Paris, France: Bastille Day (14 July)

Paris, France: Bastille Day (14 July)

Vahid Takro

July 18th, 2017

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Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries/lands to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In France, it is formally called la Fête nationale. The French National Day commemorates the first anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.

Fly to Ukraine, Kiev

Fly to Ukraine, Kiev

Vahid Takro

July 10th, 2017

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Fly to Ukraine, Kiev. All people grew up with films, with TV shows, with singers. All of us left the characters and stories we were interested in just to imitate those movies and characters. But we are just doing daydreaming. Like a girl walking in the street, and in her mind she thinks she's that beautiful actress in her favorite movie. Like a boy who smokes, and imagines himself as Marlon Brando. And I'm the same, I like to be like Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List. And, one day, I decided why I'm not in a movie that's about myself? A complete new movie about my life, why not write myself a screenplay? And the seconds in this movie go ahead every day, my movie is very long and tragic. How is yours? Photo: I love clouds, airplane, sky and sun. This is a lovely combination in my photography. It was taken on 10th July

Dostoevsky’s personal

Dostoevsky’s personal

Vahid Takro

July 9th, 2017

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Dostoevsky's personal room. Imagine how beautiful here is at night, with the candlelight, and the sound of the rain on the window. Indeed, the environment makes beauty. Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment