10 anniversaries to keep track of in 2014 (part 1)
There are many reasons to go out and travel and visit various places, whether it’s the weather, architecture or a particular event that you’re interested in experiencing first-hand. Today we’ll be looking at the first couple of major anniversaries that 2014 brings and which might make a great reason to travel to a place or another.
The Eiffel Tower turns 125 – France
Paris‘s identity is so deeply entangled with the Eiffel Tower that it sometimes can be hard to think of a time when the iconic building was not there.
The tower was built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle and was initially meant to only stand for twenty years however, its usefulness as a communications tower came into importance during the beginning of the 20th century so this allowed for it to be preserved. This meant that the Eiffel Tower still remained the world’s tallest man-made structure for more than forty years.
Event after 125 years the building remains still a feat of engineering that is deeply impressive and hugely fun to ascend.
Shakespeare’s 450 birthday – Italy
One would expect that Shakespeare to be all about England – Stratford-upon-Avon, the Globe and whatnot – but Italy is just as good of a place for a Shakespeare tribute tour.
He set about a third of his plays in Italy and you could follow their trail and thus take you to Venice, Verona, Padua and Rome.
First World War centenary
Not exactly a great anniversary, but one cannot deny the major impact that the First World War had upon the globe, after all it was the first ‘world war’.
You can pay your respects to the fallen of WWI at Gallipoli in Turkey as well as the vast cemeteries of Flanders have long been known as essential places that allow you to get a better understanding of the enormous scale of that conflict.
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