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Vieux Basin

Honfleur is an old picturesque port in Normandy (France). It is located near of the stream mouth of Seine: like the much bigger city of Le Havre, but his port is older. The port of Honfleur was originally founded by Vikings. The centre of the old port is the Vieux Bassin with the historic building of old Lieutenancy.
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Athenian Agora: Odeon of Agrippa

The Athenian Agora was the center of the ancient city of Athens. It was a large square where the citizens could assemble. The space might be used as a market, or for an election, a dramatic performance, a religious procession, military drill, or athletic competition. The quare was surrounded by the public buildings necessary to run the Athenian government. Until Peisistratus reorganised the Agora (in 6th Century BC), there are private houses, too. Excavations in the ancient Athenian Agora are conducted by the American School of Classical Studies (since 1931). The Stoa of Attalos was adapted to house the Museum of Athenian Agora.
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Amiens Cathedral: West Portal

Amiens is a city in northern France and the capital of the Somme region in Picardy. The city is known for its famaous cathedral. The Amiens Cathedral is the tallest complete Gothic church form the 13th century in France. It was built very quickly in the period 1220 – cca 1270.  The Amiens cathedral “survived” both wold wars without substantial damages.
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