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Zagreb Live Cam, Croatia – Panorama

by on Sep.24, 2016, under Cams, Croatia

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Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today’s Ščitarjevo.

The name “Zagreb” is mentioned for the first time in 1094 at the founding of the Zagreb diocese of Kaptol, and Zagreb became a free royal town in 1242, whereas the origin of the name still remains a mystery in spite of several theories.

In 1851 Zagreb had its first mayor, Janko Kamauf, and in 1945 it was made the capital of Croatia when the demographic boom and the urban sprawl made the city as it is known today.

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Punat Live Cam, Croatia – Harbor

by on Sep.24, 2016, under Cams, Croatia

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The state in the south of Central Europe, partly in the Western Balkans, the former union republic within Yugoslavia, which became independent in 1991. The form of government – a parliamentary republic.

Punat – a small coastal town in the south-western part of the island of Krk in Croatia, located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea Punatskogo Bay, 8 km east of the town of Krk.

Punat – Croatian coastal town with red tiled roofs, the length of the promenade with cafes and restaurants, several hotels and camping. But there is also its own characteristics, or rather one – this is a very big marina (parking for yachts), with orderly rows of snow-white yachts and boats moored at the many piers.

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Helsinki Live Cam, Finland – Panorama

by on Sep.24, 2016, under Cams, Finland

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Helsinki – the capital and largest city in Finland, the administrative center of the province of Uusimaa. The city is located in a rocky area on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.

Helsinki was established as a trading town by King Gustav I of Sweden in 1550 as the town of Helsingfors, which he intended to be a rival to the Hanseatic city of Reval (today known as Tallinn). Little came of the plans as Helsinki remained a tiny town plagued by poverty, wars, and diseases.

The plague of 1710 killed the greater part of the inhabitants of Helsinki. The construction of the naval fortress Sveaborg (In Finnish Viapori, today also Suomenlinna) in the 18th century helped improve Helsinki’s status, but it was not until Russia defeated Sweden in the Finnish War and annexed Finland as the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland in 1809 that the town began to develop into a substantial city.

During the war, Russians besieged the Sveaborg fortress, and about one quarter of the town was destroyed in an 1808 fire.

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