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... era Patricius Romanorum (protector de Roma) que lo llevo a ser canonizado años después. Todo esto le dio bastante poder al señor Magno y una centralidad en Europa, por eso se lo conoce como el fundador o el padre de Europa.
Fue en esa época cuando Carlomagno instaló en Aquisgrán la capital de su imperio y es por eso que la ciudad siempre tuvo mucha importancia.
Se nota que es muy vieja ...
Alps Winter Adventure
Amsterdam, Holland to Weiswampach, Luxembourg
After a really good night's sleep aboard the cross channel ferry "King Seaways" we arrived into the port of Amsterdam at 10h30. The weather was incredibly warm for this time of year. My temp gauge on the bike was reading 11.5 Celsius. What a change from yesterday in Scotland.
By 11h00 I was off the ship and decided to take a trip into the main city of Amsterdam. I ...
... sorry for all who thought they had better things to do and missed out on her awesome sweet sushi! Also thanks for my new pink magic unicorn, now things just can't go wrong! I will take it and it's bigger sister for goodluck with me! However, if everything should fail, the without-words-dictionary will help stealing other people's money if I ever run out of it :-)
I'm so excited! I hope I'll see some of you again this week, I hate goodbyes, even when I know I'm coming back!
... fortress was besieged in 1543 by Emporor Charles V. Some repairs were done in later years but only for expanding the lower castle. The French confiscated the castle as part of their "National Treasury", and then sold it! The new owners could not afford the upkeep, so to avoid the expense of building tax, they removed the roofs...brilliant, don't you think? Obviously, the place fell into ruins, and it wasn't til the early 19th century, that ...
... built in 1840. Climbing the stairs offers splendid views of the Aachen Cathedral. Coronation Hall is a massive double span hall, divided into sections by 4 mighty columns. The pics don't even come close to conveying the size of it! There were many coronation banquets held here. I've tried to post pics of the imperial regalia but the only one that really shows well is the king's crown itself (which, obviously ...