Monday, 30 January 2012

Inside Hitler's Private World

Inside Hitler's Private World


Never-before-seen pictures show how the Fuhrer spent his time at home.


 German Fuhrer and Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) (right) eats a meal with his personal physician, Professor Theodor Morell (1886 - 1948) (left), and the wife of Gauleiter Albert Forster, at the Berghof (formerly known as Haus Wachenfeld), Hitler's estate in Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria, Germany, late 1930s

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Hong kong international airport in sea

 Hong Kong International Airport in Sea

The construction of Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok was one of the biggest operations in the industry. The core programme cost more than $20bn and involved four major sponsors, ten separate projects, 225 construction contracts and over 1,000 critical interfaces."Hong Kong Airport has been one of the largest engineering and architectural projects in the world." The airport covers 12.48km² of reclaimed land between the two islands of Chek Lap Kok and Lam Chau. The airport increased the land area of Hong Kong by 1%.



Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Breathtaking sunsets

Breathtaking Sunsets


New Zealand cargo ship disaster

New Zealand cargo ship disaster


One half of a cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef three months ago began sinking into the ocean Jan. 10. The stranded cargo ship Rena broke in two pieces on Jan. 8 after storms with 19-foot waves pounded the vessel. The Greek-owned Rena ran aground 14 miles from Tauranga Harbor on North Island on Oct. 5, 2011, spewing heavy fuel oil into the seas in what has been described as New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster.




Sunday, 22 January 2012

The old Russian Aircraft Carrier converted into a Hotel

The old Russian Aircraft Carrier converted into a Hotel

The year 2011 had belonged to the Chinese in multiple ways. Apart from making progress in their economy, they made their mark in the luxury lifestyle in many ways, and they seem to have started of 2012 on a similar note. Their latest revelation is the Russian Kiev class aircraft carrier hotel, which will be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. A gigantic ship, which was originally created for carrying fighter jets, has now been converted into a full-scale luxury hotel, with modern amenities, oriental themed décor, and plenty of luxury accommodation for its upcoming lot of guests. 

Thursday, 19 January 2012

10 Great Moments in US History

10 Great Moments in US History


10 2008 
Barack Obama elected president
 It was a symbolic moment in the history of the United States when the last racial barrier in American politics was overcome. Just 143 years earlier, the man who would now hold the supreme office in U.S. government could have been a possession, another man’s property. President-elect Obama said, “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. “The road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep… I promise you that we as a people will get there.”

10 Worst Moments in US History

10 Worst Moments in US History

America has been one of the most important country in this world. It was famous for it's quick development despite of many worst incidents. 


1.The Trail of Tears - 1838

The Trail of Tears was the relocation and movement of Native Americans, including many members of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw nations among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) in the Western United States. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831.By 1837, 46,000 Native Americans from these southeastern nations had been removed from their homelands thereby opening 25 million acres for settlement by European Americans 


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The Selfridges Building in Birmingham

The Selfridges Building in Birmingham

Britain’s second biggest city has been selected as one of the must-see destinations for this year by the New York Times.

At first glance, this seems an implausible scenario. Ask many people for their opinion of this Midlands metropolis, and they may well hark back to its grimy industrial past – as well as the pub-trivia titbit that it boasts more miles of canals than Venice. 

Supporters of this often maligned city will point to the sleek outline of its Selfridges department store – a wildly futuristic structure, adorned with 15,000 sun-catching aluminum discs that brought a dramatic new presence to the skyline when it opened (to considerable fanfare) in 2003. 


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Cruise Ship Disaster

Cruise Ship Disaster



Maritime authorities, passengers and mounting evidence pointed Sunday toward the captain of a cruise liner that ran aground and capsized off the Tuscan coast, amid accusations that he abandoned ship before everyone was safely evacuated and was showing off when he steered the vessel far too close to shore.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Weekend Getaway: Nandi Hills

Weekend Getaway: Nandi Hills


Approximately 60 km from Bangalore, the ancient hill fortress of Nandi Hills makes for an excellent weekend getaway, or a daytrip. Actually, scratch that. Here's a tip: it's best visited on weekdays or early in the morning when it remains free of boisterous crowds. Four rivers -- Arkavathy, Penner, Palar and Ponnaiyar -- are believed to originate in the Nandi Hills complex, which includes a number of surrounding smaller hills. Many of these sources are now dry. It is a popular destination with bird-watchers, trekkers and photographers. The 4850-feet-tall hill was fortified by the 'Tiger of Mysore' Tipu Sultan to hold off British forces until it fell to Lord Cornwallis' forces in 1791. Atop the summit are several buildings including a bungalow that housed Mahatma Gandhi. The monolithic statue of the Nandi bull known locally as Nellikai Basavanna, carved in the Chola style, is 10 feet long and 6 feet tall. Enjoying the solitude that Nandi Hills offered, our photo editor Azhar Mohamed Ali captured their many moods -- wintry dawn, bejewelled dusk and in radiant moonlight.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Gingee Fort - where war sleeps in peace

Gingee Fort - where war sleeps in peace


Gingee (also spelled Chinji or Senji) is a scenic stopover on the Bangalore-Puducherry route best known for the picturesque ruins of the Rajagiri Fort. The three boulder-strewn hillocks over which the fort sprawls are popular with trekkers, many of whom are barely aware that the soil underfoot has been trampled by armies of successive dynasties since the 9th century. The well-maintained fort and its precincts offer an engaging half-day historical tour. It is also popular with artists. For centuries, Gingee has been washed with the blood of conquerors. Today, the ruins sleep in peace, barely disturbed by the footfalls of tourists.




 The Gingee Fort occupies three hillocks connected by walls enclosing a total area of 7 square kilometres. The name Gingee probably came from Sengiri, Tamil for Red Hill. Built by the Cholas, the strategic fort passed into the hands of the Hoysalas, the Vijayanagar emperors and thence to the Gingee Nayaks. The Mughals, the Bijapur Sultans and the Marathas also controlled the fort successively and each one strengthened it with modifications and new structures.

Friday, 13 January 2012

2012 dakar rally

2012 Dakar Rally


Motorists put their driving skills to the test for the 2012 Argentina - Chile - Peru Dakar Rally. 



Food to be served 165ft above the ground

Food to be served 165ft above the ground



Table with a view

Michelin-starred food to be served 165ft above the ground at Brusselicious 2012



 It's usually just the prices that are sky-high at Michelin-starred restaurants. But this summer visitors to the Brussels food festival are being offered the chance to enjoy a gourmet meal 165ft above the ground.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

10 Absurd Laws From Around the World

10 Absurd Laws From Around the World


Ah yes, laws – the rules which govern all nations universally (exempting an interesting few). They protect ordinary citizens and provide consequences to those who break them, providing order so that the country may be stable and not anarchic. There are, however, an abundant amount of countries with laws that are just downright ridiculous, ranging from the United States to Swaziland. I present to you the top ten lists of absurdly ridiculous laws, in no precise order, from ten different countries.

10. China — One Child Policy
 I am fairly certain that this will be the most well-known law on this list, for it has received much controversy. Put into effect in 1987, the law hoped to slow and even decrease China’s vast population of more than 1.3 billion. The law places a heavy tax on couples who choose to have more than one child. Debate rages on the ethnics of the law, supporters stating that China has taken a great step in targeting the overpopulation issue in, not only its own country, but in the world. Detractors, however, believe that restricting couples ability to raise a family of less than what they would like is morally wrong, and that abortion has increased because of parents wanting to have male offspring. Numerous groups have fought for its repeal, and only time will tell what the future brings

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

History highest snow in Alaskan town

History highest snow in Alaskan town

Dozens of National Guard troops have arrived in Cordova to help the Alaska fishing town dig out from massive snows that have collapsed roofs, trapped some people in homes and triggered avalanches. A small Alaskan town is buried in snow, as much as 15 feet in certain parts of the town, according to locals.  “This is really unusual.  People who have lived here their whole lives have never seen this much snow,”  “It’s crazy.



Monday, 9 January 2012

Incredible Space Maximization in 500 sq feet Small Studio Apartment

Incredible Space Maximization in 500 sq feet Small Studio Apartment


You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. 
Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. 

The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects, stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a little “nest” for the owners who also work here. It has all the utilities a common looking contemporary home has and dare we say a lot more. This original crib has storage space and shelves in the most unusual and unexpected places, reducing clutter and contributing to a clean and fresh interior design.

 The wood gives this home its warmth which is “intensified” by the friendly vegetation pots spread around the open studio.


Sunday, 8 January 2012

The World's Smallest Countries - Vatican City

The World's Smallest Countries- Vatican City

Vatican City  is the center of the catholic world and the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church. What is unique about Vatican is that it is a sovereign state since 1929, within the city of Rome. It is the smallest country in world with area of 0.44 sq km (0.2 sq miles). Vatican City has about 1000 residents - priests, nuns, guards, and of course the Pope. The Vatican city attracts millions of visitors and worshipers every year. The city state is protected by its own military, the Swiss Guards. 



To enter Vatican City you have to go to St. Peter’s Square. This is a monumental elliptical shaped piazza, laid out by Bernini in 1656-1667. It has 284 columns in Doric style which are arranged in 4 rows. 140 statues of saints adorn the piazza. St. Peter’s Square is the entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica which is the largest church in the world. At the center of the Piazza San Pietro is an Egyptian obelisk erected in 1586 and 2 identical fountains.



Saturday, 7 January 2012

The Best Wisconsin Protest Signs (PHOTOS)

The Best Wisconsin Protest Signs (PHOTOS)



Asia's largest Helicopter launch by China

 Asia's largest Helicopter launch by China


Asia's largest helicopter, built by China and weighing about 13 tonnes, on Thursday received the stamp of approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of the country.
The move means that the massive helicopter -- AC313 -- is officially approved to enter the market, according to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
After four years of research, the AC313 is also the world's first civilian helicopter to receive an "A-category" airworthiness certificate at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the AVIC said.
The aircraft can be deployed for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the AVIC said.


Friday, 6 January 2012

10 of the World's Most Dangerous Roads

10 of the World's Most Dangerous Roads


1 The Death Road (Bolivia)



The North Yungas Road, also known as The Death Road, is a 61 to 69 km  road leading from La Paz to Coroico (Bolivia's capital, to the Amazon region) in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger: in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank christened it as the "world'smost dangerous road. " One estimate is that 200-300 travelers were killed yearly along the road. The road includes crosses marking many of the spots where such vehicles have fallen. 
 At the end of 2006, after 20 years of construction, a new road (a by-pass) from La Paz to Coroico was opened to public. This new route features modern construction (bridges, drainage, etc.), multiple lanes, pavement, guardrails and many other elements that make it considerably safer than the original route. As a result, the original North Yungas Road is currently much less used by traffic, although an increasing number of adventure travelersbike it for the thrills. 

one-man town

One-man Town


Population 1

The shopkeeper who lives in a one-man town (and there are no women or children either)


Last updated at 8:47 AM on 16th March 2011

If you ever get the feeling that you’re on your own, then spare a thought for Don Sammons.
The hamlet of Buford in Wyoming is not even a sparsely-populated area. It’s a single-populated area, as the 60-year-old is the only man, woman or child living there.
But even though the ‘population one’ hamlet is 8,000ft up a cold mountain, he denies feeling lonely and runs an isolated petrol station and convenience shop.
One man town: Don Sammons, 60, is the only resident of Buford, Wyoming, but he denies feeling lonely

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-4

Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-4


Indian Shores, Pinellas County, Florida
This black skimmer chick was so hungry that it refused to let go of its next potential meal. The adult skimmer was anxious about nearby laughing gulls, notorious for stealing food from young birds. Eventually the chick feasted on this sizable ballyhoo, and then settled in for a long nap. 

Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-3

Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-3

Sandbar-Grand Cayman-Caribean
This image was captured to Sandbar, Grand Cayman during my last trip.This beautiful creature turn around you very close and you can touch it.This is a really amazing experience, you are surrounded by dozen of this friendly animal. 

Monday, 2 January 2012

Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-2

  Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-2


Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
 A Rufous humming bird takes a much need break on a pine tree, boasting his beautifully bright chest.

Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-1

Best Photo of National geographic 2011 Part-1

Mt Rainier, Wa, USA

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Pictures of Bottle Caps

Pictures of Bottle Caps


American artist began painting at the age of thirty years and is a self-taught. Almost ten years have seen a case, which defined the main direction of her work for years to come. Molly Bee Wright (Molly B. Right) was born in North Carolina, but in the age of six moved to Charleston in South Carolina. Live and work here so far. One day, Molly drew the attention of the rusting iron sheet. The artist decided to use it to create a picture, but as a halo for copies of the "Shroud of Turin," she decided to use the bottle caps. The idea is very pleased and the next year Molly has created several works consisting entirely of covers. On one such artist in mosaic leaves from three to seven thousand caps. The average size of works ranging from 2 to 4 square meters, and weight (with sheet iron-base) is not less than 50 kg. 

Church of Ice and Snow — Germany

Church of Ice and Snow — Germany


 Not far from the German-Czech border, the Catholic Church is built of ice and snow. 
From day to day will be opened, and the church will become a tourist attraction. Until the spring. 

10 Things You Didn't Know About You

10 Things You Didn't Know About You

The human body is a great, sweaty, fluid-filled machine, moving and mixing chemicals with precision and coordination, making everything from memories to mucus. Here we explore some of the complex, beautiful or just plain gross mysteries of how you function.

10. Your Stomach Secretes Corrosive Acid

There's one dangerous liquid no airport security can confiscate from you: It's in your gut. Your stomach cells secrete hydrochloric acid, a corrosive compound used to treat metals in the industrial world. It can pickle steel, but mucous lining the stomach wall keeps this poisonous liquid safely in the digestive system, breaking down lunch.

Paper Sculptures by Makerie Studio

Paper Sculptures by Makerie Studio



The Makerie studio (Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft) have made a number of an elegant, intricate paper sculptures.


Events in the year 2011


Events in the year 2011



JANUARY
January 9-15 - Southern Sudan holds a referendum on independence. The Sudanese electorate votes in favour of independence, paving the way for the creation of the new state in July. 
January 11 - Flooding and mudslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro kills 903. 
January 14 - Arab Spring: The Tunisian government falls after a month of increasingly violent protests; President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power. 
January 24 - 37 people are killed and more than 180 others wounded in a bombing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. 

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