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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.

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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.

    BTS09-Padova

    BTS09-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 min.
    BTS08 - History of Concrete, part 2

    BTS08 - History of Concrete, part 2

    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 min.
    BTS07 - History of Concrete, part 1

    BTS07 - History of Concrete, part 1

    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 min.
    BTS06 - All roads lead to Rome

    BTS06 - 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 min.
    BTS05 - Castle Runkelstein

    BTS05 - 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 min.
    BTS04 - Istanbul

    BTS04 - 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 min.

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