Berlin

Berlin

Berlin

“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words,’Ich bin ein Berliner.’ I am a Berliner!” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

1963 Speech at WestBerlin City Hall, Rudolf Wilde Platz, 26  Jun.

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. By 2007 it’s the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London.

Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Berlin serves as a continental hub for air and rail traffic and has a highly complex public transportation network. The metropolis is a popular tourist destination. 

Berlin is home to world-renowned universities, orchestras, museums, and entertainment venues, and is host to many sporting events. Its Zoological Garden is the most visited zoo in Europe and one of the most popular worldwide. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a very high quality of living.

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Pietra di Bismantova

Pietra di Bismantova

Pietra di Bismantova

“Because it is there.” — George Mallory,
answer to the question ‘Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?”

The Pietra di Bismantova (literally Stone of Bismantova) is a geological formation (monadnock) in the Reggiano Apennines, in the comune of Castelnovo ne’ Monti, province of Reggio Emilia, central Italy, c. 45 km from Reggio Emilia. It has the shape of a narrow, quasi-cylindrical plateau (measuring 1 km x 240 m) whose steep walls emerge c. 300 m as an isolated spur from the nearby hills. The top has an elevation of 1,047 m above sea level. It is included in the National Park of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.

The spur is composed of yellowish calcarenite over a marl basement, all formed in the Miocene as a sea bottom. It includes fossils belonging to a tropical environment. It is surrounded by woods, mostly of hazel trees (Corylus avellana).

The Pietra di Bismantova is mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy (Purgatory, IV, 25-30).

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