Awesome Virtual Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get a peak at the Snow Monkeys of Japan l Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

 

Japanese Snow Monkeys or Japanese macaques, are native to the mountains 

surrounding Nagano and Nozawa Onsen. They come down from the mountains

in the winter to soak in the natural hot springs. They can survive in winter temperatures

up to below -15 degrees C. 

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ9qVw6HgYI to see them in action!!

 

 

 

 

Go on a Virtual Climb of Mount Fuji go to 

https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@35.3658239,138.7331192,2a,75y,118.88h,70.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFjteFW-Tfj1uMohegUMPUQ!2e0!3e2!7i13312!8i6656?hl=ja

 

An iconic symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji is one of the most recognized places found in Japanese culture, and it appears throughout the art, literature, and religion across the land. Climbing Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, is a tough ascent, that will take you to the 3.776 metres (12,388 feet) high summit. The climbing season normally is from July 1st to mid-September. With enough courage to take on the challenging one-to-two-day hike, you can set off on one of the four trails — each of which offers its own degree of difficulty. 

 

 

 

 

Tour Japan's newest teamLab Borderless Museum

 

The digital art collective teamLab—an interdisciplinary group consisting of artists, scientists, and more—has had multiple exhibitions around and beyond Japan over the past few years. Despite its Japanese roots, it was only in 2018 that teamLab finally launched permanent installations in Japan. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum is unlike any museum that you’ve ever seen. This 10,000 square meter space uses 520 computers and 470 projectors to create an experience that will stimulate all five senses. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esVD-x2W2NE

      

Would you like to climb the Eiffel Tower?

 

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in ParisFrance. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.Constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world.

https://youtu.be/LusTaROtyew 

 

 

Do you know who Marcel Marceau is? 

 

The greatest Mime in history!  Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown". He referred to mime as the "art of silence" and he performed professionally worldwide for over 60 years. 

Before his career as a Mime during WWll, Marcel and his brother, Alain, were in the French underground, helping many children to escape to safety in neutral Switzerland. 

He is a true legend of France.

 

 Marcel Marceau l The Mask Maker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLpWaicALjg

  

Have you ever enjoyed Italian Opera?

Italian opera is both the art of opera in Italy and opera in the Italian language. Opera was born in Italy around the year 1600 and Italian opera has continued to play a dominant role in the history of the form until the present day. Many famous operas in Italian were written by foreign composers, including HandelGluck and Mozart. Works by native Italian composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as RossiniBelliniDonizettiVerdi and Puccini, are amongst the most famous operas ever written and today are performed in opera houses across the world.

Luciano Pavarotti was an Italian operatic tenor who eventually becoming one of the most acclaimed and loved tenors of all times. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the quality of his tone, and eventually established himself as one of the finest tenors of the 20th century, achieving the honorific title "King of the High Cs".

Watch one of the greatest sing.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQSNVBLTXYY    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition of Venice, Italy. They have always been an essential component of the Venetian carnival. Visit an actual store in Venice and listen to a craftsperson talk about the types of masks that are worn and why and how she makes them!!

 

 

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Visit a Medieval Town.... Rothenburg ob der Tauber!

 

The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" is German for "Red fortress above the Tauber". This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. As to the name "Rothenburg", some say it comes from the German words rot (red) and burg (burgh, medieval fortified settlement), referring to the red color of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. 

 

It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, and is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CurDi33WoaE

 

Have you ever seen how Papyrus Paper is made in Egypt?

 

 

 

 

 

A wonderful demonstration on the making of papyrus paper. Papyrus is a strong, durable paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, and is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt as far back as the First Dynasty.

Cyperus papyrus is a wetland sedge that was once abundant in the Nile Delta. Ancient Egyptians used the plant as a writing material and for boats, mattresses, mats, rope, sandals, and baskets. Papyrus is still used by communities living in the vicinity of swamps, particularly in East and Central Africa, people harvest papyrus which is used to manufacture, baskets, hats, fish traps, trays or winnowing mats and floor mats. Papyrus is also used to make roofs, ceilings, rope and fences. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCR8n7qS43w

Tour the Great Pyramids and Spinx in Giza, Egypt!

Even go inside!!

The Giza Pyramid Complex, also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. All were built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre are the largest pyramids built in ancient Egypt.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwJXfsKFfJVzjVKqnWwngMBsbzk?projector=1

 

 

Learn about India's Festival of Lights....Diwali...and why they celebrate it! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jainsand Sikhs. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa)that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance".

 

To see a little bit of the Celebration.......

 

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/00000144-0a35-d3cb-a96c-7b3d59ac0000

 

Why not visit a street market in India?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India is known worldwide for its street markets….some of the oldest and largest! Hawkers, buyers, hagglers, all add to the charm. These street markets are where you are going to find some of the best local handicrafts, best local street food, clothes, accessories, you name it! Take a look!!

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwKjnfKKpLksdPSgQLwWZsMDklX?projector=1

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Visit Keukenhof Gardens..... Tulips in the Netherlands

Landscape with tulips, traditional dutch windmills and houses near the canal in Zaanse Sch

Keukenhof Gardens, located in the city of Lisse, Netherlands is a park home to more than 7 million flower bulbs. This is known as the Garden of Europe The garden has a collection of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies, and many other flowers. The colors and perfumes are overwhelming. Usually, Keukenhof has a different theme every year which makes this garden unique. In the summer, the garden of Keukenhof is filled with 150 different types of flowering dahlias. This park attracts over a million visitors every year.

https://youtu.be/o6hswa3d3z8
 

Take a tour of Netherland's Efteling Amusement Park!

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Efteling is a fantasy-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands. The attractions reflect elements from ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore. The park was opened on May 31, 1952. It evolved from a nature park with a playground and a Fairytale Forest into a full-sized theme park. Efteling has a unique style of art as well as a whole universe.  This aspect makes Efteling unique from other amusement parks that focus on more modern characters.


https://youtu.be/yDXb5o-bO5g