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670 points of wireless Internet access. Thousands of sensors throughout the city. Some help save up to 30 percent of the electricity needed for street lighting, others help reduce water consumption for urban needs by 25 percent, and others show drivers where the nearest available parking space is. The plans are to turn 70 percent of the roads into pedestrian zones and reduce the flow of cars by 21 percent, transfer municipal institutions to “green” electricity and break the entire city into super blocks. Barcelona is getting closer to its goal – to become the smartest city on the planet. Continue reading
The city of Alberobello is known for trulls (or trulls) – dry-laid houses with a conical roof, usually one. There is a legend about trulla with two roofs that he belonged to two brothers who were in love with one girl. The most ancient trully belongs to the XIV century. These buildings are remarkable in that they fall apart if you take out just one stone from the roof. Continue reading
From the main grocery market in Paris to the best cafes of Bordeaux – the GEO guide on what to try in France in the new year.The area of the main market of Paris – 272 hectares! Each year, the world’s largest food fair is visited by 15 million people and buys 1.5 million tons of provisions.
No wonder that an ordinary tourist, even if he had seen the beauty of Ranjis from the great photographers of the 20th century – for example, Brassai and Henri Cartier-Bresson – is afraid to get lost here and therefore rarely looks at the market. Continue reading