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Beyond The Sights is a podcast about history and travel. We put famous and overlooked monuments in context and explain their importance. Whether you are planning to visit one of the sites we talked about, or are looking for inspiration to decide where to travel next, this podcast is for you!Visit us on beyondthesights.info for show notes and additional information.

Latest Episodes

Padova

Padova is a beautiful city in northern Italy, close to Venice. Its golden age was in the late middle ages and the early renaissance, as testified by numerous buildings full of frescoes. Moreover, the city is famous for the oldest botanical garden in the world and one of the most ancient universities.

53 MINOCT 6
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Padova

History of concrete construction: The modern movement

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials, so many famous sights could not exist without it. In this episode we give you an overview on the history of the material and explain why it has been so successful. We discuss how it is made and used and talk about some famous examples. Visit https://beyondthesights.info/concrete.html for additional links and pictures of some of the discussed buildings!

58 MINJUN 4
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History of concrete construction: The modern movement

History of concrete construction. From antiquity to the early XX century.

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials, so many famous sights could not exist without it. In this episode we give you an overview on the history of the material and explain why it has been so successful. We discuss how it is made and used and talk about some famous examples. Visit https://beyondthesights.info/concrete.html for additional links and pictures of some of the discussed buildings!

44 MINJUN 4
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History of concrete construction. From antiquity to the early XX century.

All roads lead to Rome

In this first episode on Rome we discuss how people went to Rome in the past and how you can arrive there today. We talk about the Appian Way, the urban interventions of Piazza del Popolo and the Trident and the Grand Tour. Visit https://beyondthesights.info for additional links and show-notes!

43 MINMAY 5
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All roads lead to Rome

Castle Runkelstein

Castle Runkelstein is located north of Bolzano, a medieval trading town in the Alps in modern-day Italy. It is famous for its beautiful frescoes featuring secular topics, like romantic stories or scenes from the life of the aristocracy. The castle is also a good chance to speak about trade across the alps in the middle-ages. Visit https://beyondthesights.info/runkelstein.html for additional links and show-notes!

20 MINAPR 6
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Castle Runkelstein

Istanbul

Located at the crossroad between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is an amazing city with over 2000 years of history. In this episode we give a historical overview and talk about its foundation, the Hagia Sophia, the cisterns and many more famous sights! For additional links and show-notes visit us at https://beyondthesights.info/istanbul !

49 MINFEB 4
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Istanbul

La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds is a town in western Switzerland, famous for its watch-making industry. The very specialized local economy led to a particular urban landscape, which made it to an UNESCO-World-Heritage site. Moreover, it's also the birthplace of architect Le Corbusier. For additional links and show-notes visit us at https://beyondthesights.info ! 04:20 Urbanism of the City 15:28 Residential Buildings 21:07 Le Corbusier 22:45 Maison Blanche 27:32 Ancien Menage

30 MINFEB 2
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La Chaux-de-Fonds

The Tarot Garden

The Tarot Garden is a sculpture garden by artist Niki de Saint Phalle, located near Capalbio in Italy. It resembles the famous Park Güell by Antoni Gaudi, as it is full of amazing sculptures covered in small tiles and mirrors. For additional links and show-notes visit us at beyondthesights.info!

23 MINJAN 6
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The Tarot Garden

Aegina

In this episode of Beyond The Sights we talk about the Greek island of Aegina, a wonderful place for a short vacation. It features cultural sites, wild nature and a wonderful sea: what more could you desire? For Links and shownotes visit https://beyondthesights.info

40 MINJAN 2
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Aegina

Introduction to Beyond The Sights

Welcome to Beyond the Sights, a podcast on monuments and sights, their history and significance. In this introduction episode we discuss what this program is about and why we are making it. The short version: we want to give you an overview of the historic and cultural context of several cities and towns and explain why their main sights are significant and worthwhile visiting. Follow us on www.beyondthesights.info!

6 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Introduction to Beyond The Sights
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Latest Episodes

Padova

Padova is a beautiful city in northern Italy, close to Venice. Its golden age was in the late middle ages and the early renaissance, as testified by numerous buildings full of frescoes. Moreover, the city is famous for the oldest botanical garden in the world and one of the most ancient universities.

53 MINOCT 6
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Padova

History of concrete construction: The modern movement

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials, so many famous sights could not exist without it. In this episode we give you an overview on the history of the material and explain why it has been so successful. We discuss how it is made and used and talk about some famous examples. Visit https://beyondthesights.info/concrete.html for additional links and pictures of some of the discussed buildings!

58 MINJUN 4
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History of concrete construction: The modern movement

History of concrete construction. From antiquity to the early XX century.

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials, so many famous sights could not exist without it. In this episode we give you an overview on the history of the material and explain why it has been so successful. We discuss how it is made and used and talk about some famous examples. Visit https://beyondthesights.info/concrete.html for additional links and pictures of some of the discussed buildings!

44 MINJUN 4
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History of concrete construction. From antiquity to the early XX century.

All roads lead to Rome

In this first episode on Rome we discuss how people went to Rome in the past and how you can arrive there today. We talk about the Appian Way, the urban interventions of Piazza del Popolo and the Trident and the Grand Tour. Visit https://beyondthesights.info for additional links and show-notes!

43 MINMAY 5
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All roads lead to Rome

Castle Runkelstein

Castle Runkelstein is located north of Bolzano, a medieval trading town in the Alps in modern-day Italy. It is famous for its beautiful frescoes featuring secular topics, like romantic stories or scenes from the life of the aristocracy. The castle is also a good chance to speak about trade across the alps in the middle-ages. Visit https://beyondthesights.info/runkelstein.html for additional links and show-notes!

20 MINAPR 6
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Castle Runkelstein

Istanbul

Located at the crossroad between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is an amazing city with over 2000 years of history. In this episode we give a historical overview and talk about its foundation, the Hagia Sophia, the cisterns and many more famous sights! For additional links and show-notes visit us at https://beyondthesights.info/istanbul !

49 MINFEB 4
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Istanbul

La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds is a town in western Switzerland, famous for its watch-making industry. The very specialized local economy led to a particular urban landscape, which made it to an UNESCO-World-Heritage site. Moreover, it's also the birthplace of architect Le Corbusier. For additional links and show-notes visit us at https://beyondthesights.info ! 04:20 Urbanism of the City 15:28 Residential Buildings 21:07 Le Corbusier 22:45 Maison Blanche 27:32 Ancien Menage

30 MINFEB 2
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La Chaux-de-Fonds

The Tarot Garden

The Tarot Garden is a sculpture garden by artist Niki de Saint Phalle, located near Capalbio in Italy. It resembles the famous Park Güell by Antoni Gaudi, as it is full of amazing sculptures covered in small tiles and mirrors. For additional links and show-notes visit us at beyondthesights.info!

23 MINJAN 6
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The Tarot Garden

Aegina

In this episode of Beyond The Sights we talk about the Greek island of Aegina, a wonderful place for a short vacation. It features cultural sites, wild nature and a wonderful sea: what more could you desire? For Links and shownotes visit https://beyondthesights.info

40 MINJAN 2
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Aegina

Introduction to Beyond The Sights

Welcome to Beyond the Sights, a podcast on monuments and sights, their history and significance. In this introduction episode we discuss what this program is about and why we are making it. The short version: we want to give you an overview of the historic and cultural context of several cities and towns and explain why their main sights are significant and worthwhile visiting. Follow us on www.beyondthesights.info!

6 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Introduction to Beyond The Sights
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