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WEEK 1 | Plzeň | Czech Republic | Great Synagogue



Plzeň [german: Pilsen], founded ca. 1295 as New Plzen while the nearby Starý Plzenec (Old Plzen) was first mentioned in 976, situated 90 km west of Prague, 4th largest city of the Czech Republic

Population: 169.000 (2015) | 173.000 (1991) | 68.000 (1900)

Plzen is known worldwide for the Pilsner Beer created here in the 19th century. Plzen is also home to the Skoda Works, one of the worlds largest industrial companies of the 20th century, not to be confused with the Skoda Automobile brand.

In 2015 Plzen is a European Capital of Culture (along with Mons, Belgium).

This streetline cityscape panorama shows the Great Synagogue (czech: Velká Synagoga) of Plzen on the street Sady Pětatřicátníků. For framework version of the image and more info: Plzen, Czech Republic

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WEEK 2 | Rostock | Germany | Kröpeliner Strasse



Rostock, earliest settlings by slavic tribes, first mention as Rozstoc in 1165, lies on the Baltic Sea, about 150 km east of Hamburg, largest city of the state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 39th largest city in Germany

Population: 203.000 (2013) | 253.000 (1989) | 84.000 (1930) | 55.000 (1900)

Rostock has been an important city of the Hanse (also called Hanseatic League), had always been an important harbour city and its university is the oldest around the Baltic Sea and in Northern Europe (founded 1419).

The Kröpeliner Strasse is the main shopping street of Rostock and is dominated by historic gabled houses. There is one building in brick gothic style left in the street, the Ratschow-Haus in the middle of the right block, today housing the city library.
To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Rostock @ 101 weeks 101 cities.

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WEEK 3 | Moscow | Russia | GUM on Red Square



Moscow [russian: Москва|Moskwa, german: Moskau], first mentioned in 1147, lies in the european part of Russia on the shores of the river Moskwa, it is the largest city in Russia and Europe (except Istanbul, which however lies partly in Asia), the 10th largest city in the world (2015) by population and the northernmost megacity in the world

Population: 12.198.000 (2015) | 8.967.000 (1989) | 3.641.000 (1936) | 1.175.000 (1900)

Moscow is the political and cultural centre of Russia. It is known worldwide for its political role, but also for its rich architecture, the Kremlin complex, the Moscow Metro and its arts for example. Three UNESCO world heritage sites are located within city limits, as well as europes highest skyscrapers. It hosted the Summer Olympics of 1980 which was boycotted by 65 countries for political reasons.

This linear panorama shows the northeast side of the Red Square in Moscow, dominated by the department store complex GUM with the Kazan Cathedral on the left. Originally built as the „Upper Trading Rows“ between 1890 and 1893, the GUM building extends for 250 metres along the square and was designed by Alexander Pomerantsev and Vladimir Shukhov.
To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Moscow @ 101 Weeks 101 Cities.
 

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WEEK 4 | Lübeck | Germany | An der Untertrave



Lübeck [latin: Lubeca], first settled as Liubice by Slavs in the 8th century, first mentioned in 1076, lies on the Baltic Sea 65 km east of Hamburg, 2nd largest city in the state Schleswig-Holstein, 35th largest city in Germany

Population: 213.000 (2015) | 213.000 (1989) | 130.000 (1936) | 82.000 (1900)

Lübeck has been the „Queen of the Hanse“ (leading city of the Hanseatic League) from the late 13th to the 15th century and during that time was also one of the biggest and most important german cities. The remaining parts of the medival old town, including the famous Holstentor, have been declared an UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. Also Lübeck is known for the literature of the brothers Thomas and Heinrich Mann, as well as the Buddenbrookhaus made famous in the novel „Buddenbrooks„.

Here we see a street front along the Trave river, which borders the old town of Lübeck. Also being famous for the production of the Lübecker Marzipan, in this view the large Marzipan Storehouses, today an entertainment centre around marzipan, can be seen. In the back on the right there is also the Marienkirche, germany's third largest church.

To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Lübeck @ 101 weeks 101 cities.

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WEEK 5 | Amsterdam | Netherlands | Oudezijds Voorburgwal



Amsterdam [Yiddish: Mokum], first mentioned as Aemstelredamme in 1275, situated centrally in the Netherlands on the mouth of the Amstel and the Ij into the Ijsselmeer, largest city of the Netherlands, 41st largest city in Europe.

Population: 826.000 (2015) | 695.000 (1990) | 757.000 (1930) | 524.000 (1900)

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, but not the seat of its parliament (Den Haag). It is known worldwide for its canal system, the so-called Grachtengordel, and its architecture (also an UNESCO world heritage site). In the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age, it was probably the wealthiest city in the world. The offices of the East India Trading Company became the first stock exchange in the world in 1602. It was also for centuries a safe haven for europe’s jews and they called it the „Jerusalem of the West“. Anne Frank lived in Amsterdam.

This is a night view of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam's Red Light District and the De Wallen area of the dutch capital. To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Amsterdam @ 101 weeks 101 cities.

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WEEK 6 | Wels | Austria | Stadtplatz



Wels, city foundation as the roman Ovilava in the 2nd century, situated centrally in Upper Austria on the shores of the river Traun, ca. 200 km west of Vienna and 100 km east of Salzburg, 2nd largest city of the Bundesland Oberösterreich (Upper Austria) and 8th largest city in Austria.

Population: 60.000 (2015) | 52.600 (1991) | 26.000 (1934) | 17.000 (1900)

Wels is a Statuarstadt and seat of the county of Wels-Land in Upper Austria. As Ovilava it was an important city in roman times and became capital of the roman province of Noricum Ripensis. An important regional trade centre in the Middle Ages it was often visited by Emperor Maximilian I, who died at Wels Castle in 1519.

The Stadtplatz is the central square in Wels and this is its north side from the Ledererturm in the West to the Stadtpfarrkirche in the East. To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Wels @ 101 weeks 101 cities.

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WEEK 7 | Helsingør | Denmark | Stengade



Helsingør [old english: Elsinore] founded in the 1420s, lies in the north east of the danish main island Zealand on the narrowest point of the Øresund, 40 km north of Copenhagen, west of the swedish city Helsingborg across the Øresund, 13th largest city of Denmark

Population: 46.500 (2015)

Helsingør has for centuries been the harbour where passing ships had to pay the Sound Dues, for a long time the major income for the danish crown. Today there is an important and much frequented ferry line to Helsingborg in Sweden. However the city is even more famous for Kronborg castle, an UNESCO world heritage site and the place where Shakespeare’s play Hamlet was set. The old harbour has been turned into the Kulturhavn Kronborg (Culture Harbour Kronborg).

This is Stengade, the major shopping street of Helsingør. Here at the east end of the street administrative offices of the city are also located. To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Helsingør @ 101 weeks 101 cities.

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WEEK 8 | Cologne | Germany | Schildergasse



Cologne [German: Köln, Latin: Colonia], founded over 2.000 years ago, lies in western Germany on the shores of the Rhine, ca. 160 km east of Brussels and 50 km south of the Ruhr region, largest city in the german state Northrhine-Westphalia, 4th largest in Germany and 29th in Europe.

Population: 1.047.00 (2014) | 953.000 (1990) | 740.000 (1930) | 372.000 (1900)

Cologne was declared a roman city as Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippensium (CCAA) in the year 50 and was capital of the province Germania inferior. Since then it always retained its prominent role in the region, has been a member of the Hanseatic League, has always been a key city of the Catholics and in more recent history also been famous for its Carnival. Cologne is part of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region (the 6th largest in europe) and home to one UNESCO world heritage site – the Cologne Cathedral, the largest gothic church of Northern Europe.

The Schildergasse (literal english: shields alley) is, despite its modern looks, the second oldest street of Cologne, having been the major east-west street of the roman city. To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Cologne @ 101 weeks 101 cities.

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WEEK 9 | San Bartolomé de Tirajana | Fataga | Spain



Population: 54.000 (2014) | 24.500 (1991) | 4.700 (1900)
Population Fataga: 370 (2011) | 650 (1900)

San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Tirajana refers to a tribe of the Guanches that settled here before the spanish invaded Gran Canaria. Besides the historical village Fataga, San Bartolomé is also known for the sand dunes, the beaches and the lighthouse of Maspalomas. It is one of the touristic centres of the island Gran Canaria.

Fataga (Photography by Victor Lavilla) is a small village with historic significance within the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. With its preserved centre it is a role model for a characteristic village of Gran Canaria. To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit San Bartolomé @101weeks101cities

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WEEK 10 | Potsdam | Germany | Kurfürstenstraße



Potsdam [Sorbian: Podstupim], first mentioned in 993, lies directly south-west of Berlin and 120 km north of Leipzig on the shores of the river Havel, largest city of the state Brandenburg and 45th largest in Germany.

Population: 164.000 (2014) | 140.000 (1990) | 73.000 (1930) | 60.000 (1900)

Potsdam is the capital of the german state Brandenburg, which surrounds Berlin. From the 17th century the city has been a residence city of the Prussian Monarchy, resulting in several castles and parks, including the famous palace Sanssouci, all of which are included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The Filmstudio Babelsberg was the first large movie studio of the world (Metropolis by Fritz Lang was made here) and the Alexander Nevsky Memorial Church is the oldest russian orthodox church of western europe.

Here we see a carré of the Dutch Quarter (german: Holländisches Viertel) in Kurfürstenstrasse. The dutch quarter was built to attract dutch workers to the rapidly growing city. To find out more about the street and see the framework version of the panorama visit Potsdam @101weeks101cities

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