A Virtual Tour to Major “Game of Thrones” Locations

Posted on 08 November 2017 (0)

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Game of thrones has been a huge success, following George R. R. Martin’s books. The series will launch its final season early 2019, while filming has already started. Over these years, millions of fans have been following the actors and producers in a virtual journey around the world. Westeros might be a fantastic world in the books. However, real locations have been used worldwide to create this mythical, impressive world that is displayed in the series. Get ready for a virtual tour to major “Game of Thrones” locations in the entire world!

Northern Ireland is probably the most frequently used location for GOT. It is the vast greenery and the gothic style in the architecture, the mist and the mountainous terrain that make Northern Ireland just the place to film Game of Thrones! Besides, speaking English is always a great thing when filming an international production.

Moving forward, there is Dubrovnik in Croatia. This is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world, boasting its gothic style and providing the ideal setting for King’s Landing. Dubrovnik will steal your heart away with its stunning views and picturesque landscapes.

You might have heard of Malta and the medieval town of Mdina. But it was only used early on in GOT. Iceland, on the other hand, has been widely used due to its nature. Where else would the Whitewalkers be able to thrive? In the vast icy terrain of Iceland, with the hot springs and the waterfalls, producers of Game of Thrones hit the jackpot!

Morocco and Andalusia in Spain are two more places where Game of thrones filmed quite a lot of scenes. They needed that exotic touch of both these locations for the Kingdom of Dorne and the conquering battles of Khaleesi and her dragons!

And finally, it is worth mentioning a destination that was not actually used while filming. Do you remember the moon Door in the High Hall of the Eyrie? Of course you do! It has been one of the iconic places in Game of Thrones. Well, if you thought that George R. R. Martin made this up, think again! Meteora is a place in Greece, else called “Floating Monasteries”. There are hills where monasteries have been built, in order for the monks to protect and isolate themselves. An impressive landmark, for sure! And a location worthy to inspire the man behind GOT!

 

Major Attractions of the Emblematic City of London

Posted on 31 October 2017 (0)

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Have you been packing your bags for London vacations? An impressive city boasting a history of hundreds of years is waiting for you to explore. Through a plethora of attractions and sights, London is the best place to be all-year-round. How long will you be staying? No matter your answer, it will never be enough! Have a look at the major attractions of this ever-glowing city of the UK and schedule your trip accordingly!

Top Things to Do in London

First and foremost, a visit to Big Ben is a must! This is the nickname of the Great Bell of the clock at the Palace of Westminster. A true landmark of London, a Gothic style clock tower with 16 floors! Then there is the Tower of London. A Medieval castle housing the Crown Jewels and world renowned for its iconic Beefeaters, a true must-stop during your London holidays!

British Museum holds impressively rich collections that you should not miss out on, in an inspiring environment that welcomes you during the day. Buckingham Palace, on the other hand, offers an entirely different experience. Besides the Guards wearing the traditional clothing and remaining absolutely still, you also have the opportunity to take the tour and admire the opulence of the palace.

A stroll by the River Thames is essential, especially as the sun is setting and life seems to be moving at a more serene pace. Hyde Park and Green Park are two of the finest places to enjoy a leisurely stroll, as well as feed the squirrels and have fun with the ducks. They are special places of natural beauty and you can explore them on foot or using a bike.

Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden are also exquisite places in London, offering unique spectacles. Particularly Covent Garden is world famous for the theatrical performances and musicals, as much as the Oriental restaurants on offer. Then, there is London Zoo and of course Sea life London Aquarium! And why not pay tribute to the horrific history of the city, taking the tour at the London Dungeon?

Madame Tussauds London is one of the best attractions in the city, as well as the London Eye! The latter is indeed a gigantic Ferris wheel by the River of Thames, providing the ultimate view from above.

Obviously, these are just few of the major attractions in London. For even more fun and amazing experiences, you should make sure to prolong your stay for as long as possible!

 

SHOULD I DO IT MYSELF OR HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER?

Posted on 04 October 2017 (0)

Painting the interior or exterior of your home can be a monumental task, depending on whether you’re doing a full interior and exterior house paint or whether you are just doing certain rooms or ceilings only.

 

Let’s face it – this job is not one but most people look forward to, let alone actually doing. There is much to consider. Firstly, what is the reason for repainting. Many people paint the interior of their homes to freshen up the look and feel of their home. Or maybe you are thinking about selling your home and would like to improve it’s aesthetic appeal.

 

Either way, you may need to take a good hard look at yourself. Have you taken on a painting project like this before? Or will this be your first time? Full interior and exterior painting jobs of homes can often take days or weeks so is it actually worth your time for you to undertake this momentous task yourself. Not only should you consider this, but also consider how professional a finish that you would like on your home.

 

If you’re looking for a fast increase in value for your home, for instance if you’re looking at selling, you may be best to weigh up the options and possibly have a professional local painting company perform this painting task for you.

 

There’s no shame in it, it certainly will cost you a lot of time to undertake this yourself, and potentially end up with a substandard looking result. This will have a detrimental impact on the aesthetics and the value of your property.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a New Paint Color for Your House

Posted on 19 September 2017 (0)

The decision to give your home’s interior a makeover comes with several other responsibilities. You have to make the necessary preparations and assemble the right tools and equipment before getting started. One more important decision is the choice of color for your room. It’s not just about picking any paint color and applying it to your walls. You must select a color that will bring a balance and create harmony to the entire space.  The team at www.housepainterbrisbane.net.au can help.

The first thing everyone sees when they enter your home is color. Despite the fact that color can be added to a room through flooring, accessories, art, lighting, and wallpapers, the right paint color manipulates the perception and mood of your room. Paint color can make your room look irregular or regular, small or big, in balance or out of balance. So, what do you need to know when it comes to choosing the right color for your home?

Personal Paint Color Preferences

The first and obvious thing would be your personal color preferences. We recommend Taubman’s range of colors. It’s important that you choose a paint color that isn’t boring or too loud for you to live with. Despite the fact that you want to use some trendy colors and probably use something new, don’t ignore how you feel about the paint color. Choose a color that your personal preferences and lifestyle.

How Light Factors In

Understand that your home’s lighting will have an influence on how the color looks. That explains why the paint color you bought at the local store looks different from how it looked at the paint store. It’s, therefore, important that you have an idea of how the paint color will look under the influence of different types of light sources.

How Does the Paint Color Coordinate with the Rest of the Room?

In addition to your personal color preferences, it’s important to keep in mind how the color will coordinate with your flooring, home furniture, cabinets, accessories, lighting fixtures, and other things in the room. You don’t want to start painting the room all over again after realizing your paint color choice doesn’t match the rest of the room. Be sure that the paint color of your choice plays so well with every other accessory, furniture, and the rest of your room.

How do you want to feel? Or How Does it Make you feel?

If you’re always keen with colors, you’ll agree to the fact that different colors affect your mood or make you feel differently. The paint color you select will, therefore, have an impact on your mood each and every day. It sets the mood in the room. If you want to feel romantic, happy, relaxed, or be playful, choose the colors that make you feel that way. If you’re painting a workout room, choosing a paint color that makes you feel pumped up would be the right choice. Your bedroom and bathroom will need a color that makes you feel relaxed.