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Geirangerfjord

The Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the Stranda Municipality, it is a 15-kilometre -long branch off the Sunnylvsfjorden, a branch off the Storfjorden. The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it; the fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites. In 2005, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, jointly with the Nærøyfjorden; this status was challenged by the disputed plans to build power lines across the fjord. A car ferry, which doubles as a sightseeing trip, is operated by Fjord1 Nordvestlandske, it runs lengthwise along the fjord between the small towns of Hellesylt. The fjord is scheduled to require zero-emissions ships in 2026. Along the fjord's sides there lie a number of now-abandoned farms; some restoration has been made by the Storfjordens venner association. The most visited among these are Skageflå, Knivsflå, Blomberg. Skageflå may be reached on foot from Geiranger, while the others require a boat excursion.

The fjord is host to several impressive waterfalls such as Seven Sisters Falls. Magdalene Thoresen, Henrik Ibsen's mother-in-law, said of the area: This fjord is surrounded by some of the steepest mountains on the entire west coast, it is narrow and has no habitable shore area, for the precipitous heights rise in sheer and rugged strata straight out of the water. Foaming waterfalls plunge into the fjord from jagged peaks. There are, however, a few mountain farms here, of these one or two have such hazardous access, by paths that wind around steep precipices, by bridges that are fixed to the mountain with iron bolts and rings, that they bear witness in a most striking way to the remarkable powers of invention which the challenges of nature have developed in man; the two most notable waterfalls in the Geiranger Fjord are the Suitor. Both falls face one another across the fjord, the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters opposite; the Bridal Veil is another waterfall in the fjord, so named because it falls delicately over one rocky edge, when seen backlit by the sun it has the appearance of a thin veil over the rocks.

The Geiranger Fjord is under constant threat from the mountain Åkerneset, about to erode into the fjord. A collapse would produce a tsunami, hitting several nearby towns including Geiranger and Hellesylt in about ten minutes; the 2015 movie The Wave is based on the premise of a rock slide from the mountain Åkerneset inundating the town of Geiranger. Frozen used the landscapes of the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord as basis for the landscapes of Arendelle. Geirangerfjord travel guide from Wikivoyage Geiranger Tourist-Info Destination Geirangerfjord - Ålesund & Sunnmøre Geirangerfjord - the official travel guide to Norway Travel information

Dadji Rahamata Ahmat Mahamat

Dadji Rahamata Ahmat Mahamat is a Chadian feminist activist. She is the office manager of CAMOJET, the Collectif des Associations et Mouvements de Jeunes du Tchad, she is the daughter of Ahmat Dadji, the former CEO of the Chadian Industrial Sugar Company, the leader of the Hadjeraï people. She has not seen her father since was two-years-old. On 28 May 1987, her father and her two older brothers, aged 20 and 17, were arrested, by men sent by the President of Chad, Hissène Habré. Since and her family have campaigned to find out what happened to her father, this has drawn her into activism more generally, she has worked for various organisations and associations in Chad, joined CAMOJET in 2010. She is the conseillère du bureau for the Collectif des Associations et Mouvements de Jeunes du Tchad, CAMOJET, a " youth association working for human rights", based in the country's capital city, N'Djamena. On 6 February 2015, Dadji was arrested, but released that day on the condition that she does not speak to the press about her arrest.

She spoke out, was arrested again, released with 22 other protesters without charge on 8 February, ordered not to speak again to the media, unless she wanted to "ruin her life". Dadji has said, "I have been harassed and threatened but I will stand firm." Dadji lives in the capital city of Chad, N'Djamena

Schönbornslust

Schönbornslust was a manor house located in Kesselheim, part of the city of Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It was a summer hunting loge of the Prince-Electors and Archbishops of Trier, it was destroyed by French revolutionary troops in 1794. Today nothing is left. Prince Elector Franz Georg von Schönborn constructed Schloss Schönbornslust as a hunting lodge between 1748 and 1752; the design was based on plans by Balthasar Neumann and the construction was supervised by his pupil Johanness Seiz. The electoral summer residence was completed in baroque style, it consisted of a single winged building with 21 windows on the front, an orangery and some smaller auxiliary buildings. It was last completed palace of Balthasar Neumann. After the start of the French Revolution in 1789, Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen offered refuge in the palace to members of the French royal family, he allowed Koblenz to become a centre of French monarchism. After the emigrants left the palace, the Prussian king Frederick William II stayed there for a few days in July 1792.

The palace was converted into a military hospital for Austrian soldiers. In the First Coalition War in October 1794, the French revolutionary army approached Koblenz from the North after the battle of Fleurus. Schloss Schönbornslust was destroyed. After looting, the palace ruins were sold together and in 1806 broken off and leveled. Two economic buildings are located near the former monastery' Maria Trost". Today there is a dense industrial area on the location of the palace. Raible, Catharina: Balthasar Neumanns Schloss Schönbornslust bei Koblenz: Rekonstruktion und Analyse anhand des Baubefundes sowie der schriftlichen und bildlichen Quellen In: Koblenzer Beiträge zur Geschichte und Kultur. - Koblenz. - N. F. 15/16, S. 7-42 Hartmut G. Urban: Schloss Schönbornslust – Bemerkungen zu einem ehemaligen kurfürstlichen Sommerschloss bei Koblenz. In: Burgen und Schlösser 41, S. 58–65. Maria Trost. Firmenstandort mit Geschichte. Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, eds. Koblenz: Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure 2011.

Das Schloß Schönbornslust. Private Website "Schönbornslust". Alle Burgen