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Venice a la U.S.A (video)

If you have never stayed at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort, it may be difficult to understand how the Grand Canal has been built (keep in mind that it is located on the second flow of the hotel), and to what extend it actually reminds of the real Canale Grande in Venice (Venezia). With this in mind, we decided to shoot a video that can give you a good idea what the Grand Canal at the Venetian is. Jan. 2, 2013

The Las Vegas Strip (video)

Who does not know about the Las Vegas Strip - a four mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard? Even if you have never been to Las Vegas, chances are that you've heard about this scenic place especially during nighttime when all the glamor of surrounding hotels and attractions is on display. The most interesting part of the Strip is much smaller though. It is located between the Wynn Hotel on the north and Bellagio on the south. We are offering you a short film that can give you a good idea about the area and its attractions. Dec. 11, 2012

Difficult Run, Great Falls, Virginia (video)

Few people know about Difficult Run, one of the most scenic spots in Great Falls, Virginia. Passing under Georgetown Pike, Difficult Run speeds through a steep gorge with waterfalls reaching the Potomac River with panoramic views at the mouth of Difficult Run. I happen to love it - this short film is my humble attempt to show this enchanting place to those who do not know it. Nov. 11, 2012

Hotel Corral del Ray (Sevilla, Spain)

Seville, the place of The Barber of Seville and Royal Tobacco Factory (Real Fábrica de Tabacos) where Carmen worked, loved and died, attracted our attention as possible vocation city of 2012. After spending several days in Madrid, we took a train to the main place of our destination. Our plan was to spend at least five nights in the city to explore it better. And for this purpose we needed a hotel in the historical center of Seville with good accommodations. We selected Corral del Rey for its central location in the old city and good ratings. Aug. 7, 2012

Seville, Spain (video)

Please do not consider this 15-minute video as a tourist guide pretending to present most interesting things you can find in Seville. It is not a guided tour of the city - even if you will find in our movie many famous tourist attractions that make Seville a major destination for those who travel in Spain. We spent one week in Seville enjoying architecture, art, food and people. Our strongest impression - the harmony and balance between the city's history visible any place you go and its nowadays modern life. That explains the name of our video - "Seville that Vanishes - Seville that Comes." July 27, 2012

A Weekend in Madrid (video)

This is a short movie about Madrid, a traditional and at the same time modern city, the capital of Spain. There is no special idea behind this film; it does not pretend to provide any guidance or tips for tourists or show even its most well-known attractions. We like to explore places here we go on feet walking streets, visiting places that often are missing from most tourist books, talking to people and looking around in an attempt to do our best in understanding the essence of the place. June 8, 2012

From Puerta del Sol to Royal Palace: Self-guided Walk in Madrid (Spain)

This web page and photo gallery was inspired by Rick Steves' Snapshot Madrid & Toledo book, the 1173-page guide which can be especially useful for the first-time visitors covering all essential for tourist information about Madrid. What attracted my attention is the description of a self-guided "welcome to Madrid" tour describing a short but packed with many interesting things itinerary with which first-timers can start their exploration of Madrid. Our photo gallery follows very closely suggested itinerary and compliments Rick's verbal description with images related to places along your way. May 24, 2012

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