Perhaps the best-known part of Corfu Town, the Liston is the most characteristic sign of the French presence on the island. Designed by Matthieu de Lesseps in 1807 and based on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, its name comes from the Venetian practice of having a list of noble families in the Libro d'Oro or Golden Book and only those on this list were allowed to promenade here. #Corfu #Greece
Festa Major de Gràcia. Barcelona's biggest and most popular neighbourhood street festival. From august 15 to 21 all streets and squares are filled with colourful decorations that illuminate in the evening and it's full with activities. Gràcia is located 1km north from the centre with Parc Guell as it's most famous attraction. But there is so much more to discover in this great neighborhood! Fontana and the Lesseps Metro stations (on line L3).
Metro: Lesseps (L3), Vallcarca (L3) Bus: 24, 92 Barcelona Bus Turístic: Park Güell // UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE // In 1900, Güell sought Gaudí’s help in designing a garden city on land in the north of Barcelona. In 1922, the city council purchased the complex and tourned it into a public park. In 1984 it was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.
7 Wonders of the Ind. World - Panama Canal (completed 1914) - The 48 mile long Panama Canal is a ship canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Completed in 1914, an incredible 815,000 vessels had passed through as of 2008, but it hasn’t always been plain sailing. Early contruction attempts by Ferdinand de Lesseps, French developer of the Suez Canal, collapsed – taking the French government with it – after 22,000 men died of tropical diseases.