UK Cinema

The history of film in the United Kingdom goes back to 1878, when English photographer  Eadweard Muybridge demonstrated the ability to … More

French Cinema

France cinema is noted for being particularly strong and innovative, due in part to protections granted by the French government. And … More

Italian Cinema

Italian cinema dates all the way back to 1896 with Vittorio Calcina, who was considered to be a collaborator of the Lumière … More

Danish Cinema

With a history dating back to 1897 and historically noted for its realism, religious and moral themes, sexual frankness, and … More

Czech Cinema

Czech cinema dates back to 1898 with film director and cinematographer Jan Kříženecký, who started filming short documentaries in Prague. The city would later see … More

Swedish Cinema

Swedish cinema first rose to prominence in 1911, during the Silent Era, with the two star directors Victor Sjöström and Mauritz Stiller. They often … More

Spanish Cinema

In the long history of Spanish cinema, the great filmmaker Luis Buñuel was the first to achieve universal recognition, followed by Pedro Almodóvar in … More

German Cinema

Important in its own right for having made a number of major technical and artistic contributions to early film, broadcasting, … More

Russian Cinema

Russian cinema, which was first begun during the Russian Empire and further developed under the  former Soviet Union, as well as in the … More

Irish Sea

The Irish Sea separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain and links the Celtic Sea, via St. George’s Channel to the south, with the Inner Seas off … More

North Sea

The North Sea is a branch of the Atlantic Ocean, situated between Great Britain, Norway, Denmark,  Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in northern Europe. As a so-called “shelf” sea, located … More

Rapallo

The municipality of Rapallo, which lies on the coast of the Ligurian Sea between Portofino and  Chiavari, is located roughly 15 miles southeast … More

Famous COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

The word “university” derives from the Latin phrase universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which roughly translates as a “community of teachers and scholars”. These institutions of higher (or tertiary) learning and research … More

The Best of ENGLAND

Comprising one third of the island of Great Britain, England shares land borders with the island’s other two members — namely, Wales to … More

The Best of SPAIN

Spain, whose mainland is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, is bordered to the south by Gibraltar (Britain), to the north by … More

Velika and Mala Petka

The 106-acre forest park of Velika and Mala Petka (i.e. “big and small hills”) is the only protected natural area … More

Swiss Cuisine

Although Swiss cuisine has been influenced by French, German, and Northern Italian cuisines, being that Switzerland historically has been primarily an agricultural country, many traditional Swiss … More