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The Milicz Ponds (in Polish Stawy Milickie) are a group of about 285 fish ponds in Lower Silesia, near the city of Wroclaw. The wetlands are home of a huge variety of water birds such as black storks, eagles and crested grebe among others.
While living in the same street for 26 years, I've changed my country 5 times.
Sometimes in Balkans, we love to forget our history. Luckily, monuments of the past stay and they remind us of grandiose times, better tomorrows and fight our grandparents fought. This is the map of some of the most significant (personal and no so) places of the former Yugoslavia found in its capital - Belgrade.
This place is special to me because I have a lot of great memories in Warsaw, where I went to school and studied. I think there are quite a few places to see around the city, and even more importantly, many things to do. This map can be a small guide about where to go, what to do, and also what to taste in the central area of Warsaw.I hope this map will encourage people to come and fall in love with a city with beautiful heart and difficult history.
A map of my hometown, Uzice, showing some of the interesting buildings there. I wanted to show the diversity of architecture, ranging from very traditional, oriental buildings up to Yugoslavian brutalism. And we have funny names for all those buildings! Even the MoMa museum had an exhibition and our Hotel was one of the exhibited pieces. We have a Hydropower plant, which is the first electrical plant made according to Tesla's principles of an alternating current in Europe and second in the world, only five years after the first of its kind on the river Niagara in America. Also I've put only one food illustration, our traditional dish called 'Komplet lepinja" that can be only bought in Uzice, and that is one of the things that the Uzice is known for. I hope that this map would spark an interest in you that you find out more about this city.
This place is special to me because I grew up in Kragujevac and a few years ago I returned to my hometown to finish my university degree. Like most people from small towns, I too, was itching to move as soon as possible, get out there and see the world. I'm not saying I've changed, but I've started to appreciate this place more over time, people who live here, it's history. It is said that the town got its name after a bird, a type of raven or an eagle, that's been living in these areas for centuries - kraguj. And if you were to visit for a day, here are a few places to stop by. (:
This place is special to me because I moved here 4 months ago and I always loved this city. Kecskemét is a small town near to the capital, Budapest. I wanted to catch the main character of the city and draw the most iconic stuffes on it. Kecske means goat and the symbol of the city surprisingly is a goat. You can find beautfiful art deco bulidings with cermic decoration. Kecskemét is a very artistic town, many amazing artists came from here, for example Zoltán Kodály, the amazing musucan. The National Ceramist Studio is also takes place here, and the Kecskemét Film aNimation studio, where many amazing movies had been made.
This place is special to me because, it is the small, charming part of the city I like to escape to. As a kid, I practiced my bike riding skills here, in my teen years I used to visit the beaches and the parks with friends, as an artist I still like to take inspiration from the buildings and streets. I enjoy the sights, history and multicultural elements. The Istanbul Biennale usually takes place on locations listed here on the map. Sometimes I like to sail here or just take the ferry for 30 minutes to enjoy some fresh seafood. There are many things to explore and enjoy when you visit the Büyükada in Istanbul.
This place is special to me because... growing up I used to love eating at Milk Bars. These diners were like a 🕑 time-machine for me. They offered a rare insight into the everyday life under Communist regime. Luckily, some of them are still open and operating. Have a look at the map, pick a place and go!
Imagine a medieval wonderland preserved throughout the ages. Now imagine eating delicious Polish donuts (pazcki). A place that displays its rich history with every brick and tile. A place that incorporates tradition into every cultural aspect. Who wouldn't want to see a city that has so many mysterious treasures? A fire-breathing dragon, an estate artfully crafted out of salt, and a haunted castle! Certainly a special place to explore!