четверг, 8 августа 2013 г.

2013 Edinburgh International Festival

The place where opera, music, theatre and dance cross together to create a unique atmosphere!

2013 Edinburgh International Festival (from the 9th of August to the 1st of September)

We invite everybody to the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival that starts tomorrow.

Experience the unique atmosphere of Edinburgh in August during an unforgettable three weeks of the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance.  
The Edinburgh International Festival has been connecting audiences and artists for over sixty years. Founded in 1947, the Festival grew out of the rubble of the Second World War with the aim of providing 'a platform for the flowering of the human spirit'. This belief in the power of the arts to nurture and transform lies at the heart of the Festival's mission today.
Festival 2013 explores the relationship between artists and their contemporary innovations, materials and technologies in a rich and diverse way taking in early examples from around 500 years ago right through to the modern day in all art forms both classical and contemporary, chamber and large scale. 
The 2013 Festival opens with the concert “Alexander Nevsky” where three great Russian musicians join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a pair of seminal masterpieces by Prokofiev.
You will also have a chance to listen to the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
You have a little time to book your seats for one of the greatest arts festivals in the world! Double up! To see the events diary follow this link. See you!

пятница, 2 августа 2013 г.

From Moscow to Beijing on the Trans-Siberian

We invite you to a fantastic and unforgettable voyage aboard the legendary Trans-Siberian train!
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the railway which connects Europe to the Far East. However, the most legendary railroad in the world is that which connects Moscow to Beijing and is comprised of 5,600 km of the Trans-Siberian railway and 2000 km of the Trans-Mongolian railway. 
The construction of these lines was an achievement both in the length of path and in the overcome of natural obstacles, such as rivers and mountains. To board the train means to find and defeat the natural and cultural heritage of the countries that connects the two capitals. 
Firstly, Russia, with its European plain with alternating fields and dense forests, wooded territories of the Urals, Siberia where taiga and steppes are crossed by large rivers, and, of course, the beautiful lake Baikal, nestled deep in the mountains of the same name. 
Secondly, Mongolia with its green hills in the North and the ashen dunes of the Gobi Desert in the South.Finally, China, where the Gobi Desert gives place to green hills, and whose "Great Wall" announces the arrival to the Forbidden City of Beijing.
It is on this legendary train that we invite you to travel... The voyage runs from the 7th to the 22nd of September 2013 and is organized by the tourist agency Intermèdes.
For detailed information about the price and day by day program follow this link.