Friday, 27 April 2012

Prypiat - Abandoned Places Of The World.

Prypiat - Abandoned Places Of The World.

Prypiat is a ghost town near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Kiev Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus.The city has a special status within the Kiev Oblast, being the city of oblast-level subordination (see Administrative divisions of Ukraine), although it is located within the limits of Ivankiv Raion. The city also is being supervised by the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine as part of the Zone of Alienation jurisdiction.
Pripyat was founded in 1970 to house workers for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979 but was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. It was the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union at the time and its population was around 50,000 before the accident.
The annual rate of natural increase for the city's population was estimated at around 800 persons, plus over 500 newcomers from all corners of the Soviet Union each year, and Pripyat's population had been expected to rise to 78,000. The Yanov railroad station (part of Chernigov-Ovruch railroad link) was less than 1 km away from the city, and the navigable Pripyat River flows nearby. 


World Attractions At Night - 1

World Attractions At Night

1. Great Wall of China.

"Sumo" daily life of sumo wrestlers.

 "Sumo" daily life of sumo wrestlers.



Hut in the Clouds

Hut in the Clouds


The Solvay Hut is the highest hut on the Matterhorn at 4,003 meters (13,133 ft). Situated on a ledge immediately above the Moseley Slab on the Hörnligrat, it’s a small emergency refuge that can accommodate about 10 people. It is strictly to be used in the event of an emergency but many climbers briefly stop there as a resting/check point and photo opportunity. Peering out from the ledge provides dramatic views of the surrounding Monte Rosa summits. The Solvay Hut is about two thirds up the mountain, 743 m (2,437 ft) above the Hörnli Hut and 475 m (1,558 ft) below the summit.

The hut was built in August of 1915. All of the building material was brought up to the Hörnli Hut (at 3,260 m | 10,696 ft) by help of animals. From there a small temporary cable car was used to transport the material up to the building site of Solvay. The original hut only took five days to erect but was rebuilt in 1966. In 1976 an emergency telephone was installed.
Hailing from Belgium, Ernest Solvay (1838-1922) invented the industrial process for sodium carbonate production. He devoted most of his life to his business and it was not until after retirement that his alpine career began. He often visited the Walliser and the Bündner Alpen, the Dolomites and the Mont Blanc region.
His companions were the guides Alois Supersaxo from Saas Fee and Martin Schocher from Pontresina. As a gratitude for the unforgettable hours in the mountains, and from the realization that occasionally sudden thunder storms were leading to tragedies, he donated the well-known hut on the Hörnli Ridge on the Matterhorn. 



Thursday, 26 April 2012

Amazing Facts About Snow...!!!!!


Amazing Facts About Snow...!!!!!

Did you know that each winter one septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) of snow crystals drop from the sky and that it takes about a million little droplets to make one snowflake? As common as it might seem at first glance, snow is actually a very complex type of precipitation. If you are wondering which is the world’s largest snowflake or what is the record for the greatest snowfall in the United States, you have landed on right page. Here are my Top 10 fascinating facts about snow. 

10. Funny Snow Terminology
Not all snow is the same and who knows this better than skiers and snowboarders? Skiers created in the early 1900s their own terminology to describe various types of snow. The crazy lingo used by them includes funny terms such as “pow pow,” “mashed potatoes,” “champagne snow (powder),” “cauliflower,” “sticky snow,” “dust on crust” and many other descriptive terms. Slang adds humor, color and personality to any vocabulary. 
Did you know that “pow pow” or simply pow (from powder) is the fresh powder snow, which is actually a soft, fluffy type of snow? “Champagne snow” has such an extremely low moisture content that you can’t even make a snowball with it. While “champagne powder” is great for skiing because it’s smooth and dry, “mashed potatoes” is an old, dense and heavy snow that is hard to turn skis in.

Top 10 Attractive Singer of all Time

Top 10 Attractive Singer of all Time


10. Jennifer Lopez

10 Amazing Water Towns & Villages

10 Amazing Water Towns & Villages


Water villages are settlements that are usually built on the water. Houses often float on the water or are located on stilts and rarely on small islands. This is a list of water villages, which are becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations.

01. Ko Panyi, Thailand

Ko Panyi is a fishing village in Phang Nga Province, Thailand notable for being built on stilts by Indonesian fishermen. The population consists of roughly 200 families or between 1,500 and 2,000 people descended from 2 seafaring Muslim families from Java.The village has a Muslim school which is attended by both males and females in the mornings. Despite the recent rise in tourism, life in Ko Panyi is still primarily based around the fishing industry as tourists only visit in significant numbers during the dry season. The village includes a floating soccer field. Inspired by the 1986 FIFA World Cup, children built the pitch from old scraps of wood and fishing rafts. Google map.

Monday, 23 April 2012

North Korea marks 100th anniversary of founder's birth

North Korea marks 100th anniversary of founder's birth

North Korea will mark the 100th anniversary of its founding father's birth on April 15. Kim Il-Sung ruled the communist country from its inception in 1948 until his death in 1994. The country is also making international news with the planned launch of a satellite, which concerns many other countries because of the nuclear capabilities of the rocket being used. Officials escorted a group of international media from the capital to the see the rocket in Tongchang-Ri earlier this week. Compiled here are group of recent images from inside the country.


Afghanistan: March 2012

   Afghanistan: March 2012


In early April, in an attempt to accelerate the transition of military responsibility to the Afghan government, the US agreed to hand control of special operations missions to Afghan forces, including night raids, relegating American troops to a supporting role. This deal cleared the way for the two countries to move ahead with an agreement that would establish the shape of American support to Afghanistan after the 2014 troop withdrawal deadline. Domestic support for the war (in the US) has dropped sharply. We look back at March in the troubled country.


Mustang: Nepal's former Kingdom of Lo

Mustang: Nepal's former Kingdom of Lo


Photographer Taylor Weidman was given special permission by the government of Nepal to travel in the restricted area of Mustang. He writes, "Mustang, or the former Kingdom of Lo, is hidden in the rain shadow of the Himalaya in one of the most remote corners of Nepal. Hemmed in by the world's highest mountain range to the south and an occupied and shuttered Tibet to the north, this tiny Tibetan kingdom has remained virtually unchanged since the 15th century. Today, Mustang is arguably the best-preserved example of traditional Tibetan life in the world. But it is poised for change. A new highway will connect the region to Kathmandu and China for the first time, ushering in a new age of modernity and altering Mustang's desert-mountain villages forever." Collected here is a selection of Weidman's work from his book "Mustang: Lives and Landscapes of the Lost Tibetan Kingdom," proceeds from which support Weidman's Vanishing Cultures Project.


Ultimate Iron Man Challenge

Ultimate Iron Man Challenge

45 year old Paul Roberts finished 364th place on the Marathon des Sables held in Moroccan Sahara. Mr. Roberts complete a 155-mile run with an ironing board strapped to his back plus a scorching heat of 50c temperature.Mr Roberts, a commercial director of a card and gift company in Ockeridge, Worcester has raised £6,000 so far for a hospice charity.


The Production of Cannabis Cigarettes

The Production of Cannabis Cigarettes


Welcome to Medi-Cone, a cannabis factory and garden in Marin County. Medi-Cone produces marijuana cigarettes to satisfy Californians’ current medical pot demands.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

10 Places To Make A Wish

10 Places To Make A Wish 

Even the biggest skeptics throw a coin into the fountain and make a wish, standing on a mark of zero kilometer, while no one sees. Places that can make the dream a reality, are scattered all over the world. They are overgrown with legends and have become tourist attractions, and sometimes actually help someone to fulfill their dream. Carefully examining the map of the world, Forbes chose 10 places to ask for financial prosperity, health, and even love.

1. Delhi pillar (New Delhi, India)

Abandoned Places Of The World-2

Abandoned Places Of The World-2

Abandoned missile complex with a missile R-12U (Ķekava Latvia). Near the town of Kekava there is the former location of the R-12U complex.It consisted of 4 silos and bunkers of the central management and technical support. 


Surprise For a Friend

Surprise For a Friend

Everyone knows that the best gift is the one that a man made by himself. One guy decided to make a flash drive for his friend and give it to him for his birthday. This device is very useful, but certainly not in this form. 

Libyan Rebels Inside Muammar Gaddafi House

Libyan Rebels Inside Muammar Gaddafi House 


Clashes between rebels and Kaddafi followers are still going on inspite of the fact that the most part of Tripoli is contoled by rebels.
Sometimes minor quarrels occur as part of the rebels are searching for Gaddafi and others are bathing in pools of his palace.




Saddam Hussein's Palace in Babylon

Saddam Hussein's Palace in Babylon

There was a calm ancient city of Babylon, described in detail in the Bible and other sources. At the beginning of the XX century the German archaeologists came and excavated the city, marveled at its beauty and stole it to their Germany (to keep up with the British). Only ruins and outlines were left.
Then Saddam Hussein came to power, who was as stupid as vain. And he commanded to bring the ruins in order. He did everything as it should be made, of the yellowish brick. It looked likde the Soviet party house of 70s and 80s. The director of the museum shows a photo (upper left), where you can see the arch (in the background - as a rat hole) before the restoration.Everything was neat then. 
Every corner of Babylon is a history. Here is the scene of the provincial House of Culture - it is the throne of King Valtasara. It is here he saw strange fiery words on the wall.This is even painted in a picture of Rembrandt:And Saddam liked the result so much, that he decided to build one of his palaces near Babylon. 
Now this palace stands unused.Although the from their is still the most expensive one.
The main entrance to the palace is decorated with bas-reliefs of the profile of the owner. 


Chinese Farmer Built A Flying Saucer

Chinese Farmer Built A Flying Saucer

 A 46-year-old farmer in China, Shu Mansheng has successfully completed his first flight by using his artificial “flying saucer”. The simple fact that he only has a basic school education hasn’t stopped Shu Mansheng from fulfilling his dream of building his own flying machine.He taught himself everything he needed to know about mechanics and electronics and finally completed a successful flight in his own flying saucer. He studied mechanical and electronic self-taught to make a flying saucer with eight engines with propellers.
This is not the first work made ??by the farmer, he had made two jets, although the project failed. The first jet aircraft could not take off because of its tires exploded, while second aircraft were destroyed before takeoff.He has invested all his efforts, as well as 60,000 yuan ($9,400) into creating a new and improved flying machine. He came up with flying saucer powered by eight motorcycle engines and a propeller on top. 
This time, he managed to fly it to a height of two meters, sitting in the center cabin of the flying saucer.Shu plans to make further improvements to his invention and also hopes to open a school for children who share his passion for aeronautics, but can’t study it in ordinary schools.


Lavish Ladies’ Day

Lavish Ladies’ Day

Women party at John Smith’s Grand National horse race. Girls come to Aintree, Liverpool wearing fancy dresses, wild hats and high heels, and drink as much as they want... 


The Most Expensive Hotel Suits

The Most Expensive Hotel Suits

For the typical leisure traveler, this year is reportedly an exceptional moment to snatch up luxury hotel accommodations at bargain prices. As the downturn curbs the amount of time and money people are willing to spend on vacation, many upper-end resorts are scrambling to fill their empty rooms.

Arlanda Airport Hotel

Arlanda Airport Hotel

Arlanda Airport Hotel is located in Stockholm. It's built inside an old Boing-747. There are 25 rooms inside Arlanda Hotel and the most expensive one is the one inside the cockpit. 

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Moonbow Over Victoria Falls

Moonbow Over Victoria Falls
Hard to believe, but this was taken at NIGHT: Stunning and rarely photographed 'Moonbow'cptured over Victoria FallsThe falls are nearly a mile wide and produce perfect conditions for the rarely photographed event.Arching over the world famous Victoria Falls this mesmeric rainbow shines in the moonlightcreating a nocturnal light show.Known as a 'Moonbow', the hypnotic phenomenon was captured under the gaze of a full moon over 'The Devils Cataract' section of the falls.

Photographer and television presenter Charlie Hamilton James travelled to Cataract Island on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia, where he managed to observe this rarely witnessed event.Light from the Moon shines on droplets of moisture. It is difficult for the human eye to pick out the colours and for this reason it appears white. However, the colours will appear in long-exposure photographs.
Moonbows are most easily viewed when the Moon is nearly full. They are relatively rare because they need a number of conditions to appear. The Moon must be less than 42 degrees high in a very dark sky.The photos of moon rainbows over The Devils Cataract are probably the first ever taken,said 38-year-old Charlie, from the West Country.



Nature: Polar Bears

Nature: Polar Bears 
 
These surprising photographs belong to photographer Stive Bloom, who conducted long time in the Arctic regions of Norway and Canada, controlling polar bears.
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We propose to look at the photo of these beautiful animals, that are selected from the den after the hibernation.

Bridge Collapses under the Truck

Bridge Collapses under the Truck

 Somewhere in China. 

Bridge Collapses under the Truck (11 pics)

Tree Mansion

Tree Mansion

 The world's tallest treehouse, located in Crossville, Tennessee, makes the Swiss Family Robinsons look like a bunch of amateurs - but that might be because it was commissioned by God.The 1960 Disney film about a family shipwrecked on an island, features an impressive treehouse complete with its own water mill.But the Robinson's home pales in significance next to this structure, which took builder Horace Burgess 11 years to build.

Horace, who lives in the 10 story wooden house, said he begun the build in 1993 after he received a vision from God, who said he would never run out of mterials if he buialt it.The enormous treehouse is a whopping 10,000 square feet but only cost Horace a reasonable $12,000 thanks to his thrifty use of recycled materials.Inside there are spiral staircases, a sanctuary, a choir loft, a basketball court, and countless rooms, walkways and balconies. 
These photos were taken by photographer Tom Whetton, 63, on March 15, this year.He said: 'The treehouse is incredibly impressive.'You can't really appreciate the scale until you are standing next to it but it is absolutely huge.'I was told that the whole thing is supported by just six trees and that Horace used 258,000 nails to put everything together.'This house is every kids dream. Even I wanted to go inside and explore.'

Most Desolate City On Earth

The most desolate city on Earth
Take a tour of the ghostly Battleship Island crumbling into the sea off the coast of Japan
Deserted, decaying and crumbling into the sea. Visitors to this abandoned settlement could be forgiven for thinking they had entered a long-forgotten war zone.However, this is Gunkanjima - Japan's rotting metropolis. And it has been described as the most desolate place on Earth.Gunkanjima is a deserted island of concrete that is slowly crumbling away on Japan's west coast.Meaning 'Battleship Island' in English, Gunkanjima's real name is Hashima and it is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture, about 15 kilometres from Nagasaki itself. It earned its nickname due to its resemblance to a military warship.The 15-acre island was populated between 1887 and 1974, reaching its peak in 1959 with 5,259 inhabitants. However, as petroleum replaced coal during the 1960s, Japan's mines were hit by closures which eventually reached Gunkanjima Despite being off-limits to travellers, the island has become an irresistible magnet for urban explorers who go to extraordinary lengths to investigate and photograph the island's abandoned buildings.Gunkanjima was once just a small reef but, following the discovery of coal in 1810, was turned into mining facility during the industrialisation of Japan. It gave rise to its own population of workers and inhabitants who were all densely-packed into a self-contained metropolis.The 15-acre island was populated between 1887 and 1974, reaching its peak in 1959 with 5,259 inhabitants. However, as petroleum replaced coal during the 1960s, Japan's mines were hit by closures which eventually reached Gunkanjima.Within a matter of days of the mines closing in 1974, the workers and their families deserted the island, leaving their possessions, which still lay where they were left.After 35 years of closure, the landing ban was lifted on Gunkanjima in 2009, meaning it was no longer illegal for boats to dock at the island. However, it still remains illegal to venture inside the city's walls, meaning urban explorers must go to great lengths to covertly trespass the island.
 

Friday, 20 April 2012

Gardens of Eden

  Gardens of Eden

The heavenly horticulture blossoming on roofs high above the city
High above the dreary grey streets of the world's cities, gorgeous gardens blossom in a wilderness of rooftops.These unexpectedly colourful spots provide an oasis of calm away from the bustle of urban streets across the U.S., Europe and as far away as Japan.The elevated scenery ranges from a wildflower meadow on top of a house in London to a neat lawn tended on top of a New York office block.
Manhattan marvel: The first green roof the photographers visited, on top of Cook and Fox architects in New York
Manhattan marvel: The first green roof the photographers visited, on top of Cook and Fox architects in New York

Flying Three Wheeler

Flying Three Wheeler

From a distance it looks like a vehicle built for the road, albeit a slightly unusual one. But on a straight stretch of tarmac or grass this machine transforms, giving it the ability to take to the skies. The PAL-V took its maiden flight in March, and is certified for the air as well as the road. It needs only 165 metres to take off and, depending on weight, can fly for up to 500 kilometres, or 315 miles.


Wichita firefighters rescue dog from swollen creek

Wichita firefighters rescue dog from swollen creek

During the floods in the city of Wichita, Kansas, a man noticed the dog nostrils, which protruded from the barrage of bags.It is not clear how poor thing was to get there, probably,the animal panicked and leaped into the first corner.Rescuers worked quickly and saved the poor dog. 


Tokyo Sky Tree: the tallest tower in the world

Tokyo Sky Tree: the tallest tower in the world

Tourist bosses in the country hope the Tokyo Sky Tree will prove a draw for foreign visitors, whose numbers plummeted in the aftermath of the quake and tsunami disaster last year and the nuclear crisis it sparked. The Tokyo Sky Tree tops the 600-metre Canton Tower in China's Guangzhou and the 553-metre CN Tower in downtown Toronto.
It is the world's second-tallest manmade structure, beaten only by the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Tokyo Sky Tree overshadows landmarks in the capital's upscale western parts, including the 333-metre Tokyo Tower, which was built in 1958 and became a byword in Japan for the country's rapid post-war growth.



Sahara Amby Valley (India)

Sahara Amby Valley (India)

This is the place Sahara Amby Valley near Pune (Maharashtra). Nestled in the cradle of nature, Amby Valley, Sahara Lake City is snugly placed amidst the picturesque hills of the Sahayadri range, within the easy reach of India's commercial capital, Mumbai. 
This prestigious lifestyle project is conceived keeping in mind the various facets of life, leisure and home. Amby Valley is India's first, and perhaps the world's finest hill city, spread extensively over 10,000 acres of land, replete with the natural scenic beauty of lakes and valleys.



10 Year Old Colombian Girl Gives Birth to Baby Daughter

10 Year Old Colombian Girl Gives Birth to Baby Daughter

A 10-year-old Colombian girl has sparked outrage after becoming one of the world's youngest ever mothers by giving birth to a healthy daughter. A 10-year-old Colombian girl from the indigenous Wayuu tribe recently gave birth via C-Section to a baby after 39 weeks of pregnancy, Univision’s Primer Impacto reports. Although the baby was definitely full-term, the baby girl only weighed 5 pounds at birth.
According to Colombian law, the father of the baby can be prosecuted for having sex with a child, but because the girl was from the indigenous Wayuu tribe, which is lawfully separated from Colombian, nothing will probably happen to the father. In fact, cases of young pregnancy are common in the tribe. Adults in the tribe had been keeping the pregnancy a secret, and right now the identity of the girl and the father of the baby are unknown.



West and Central Africa food crisis: Chad

West and Central Africa food crisis: Chad

UNICEF estimates that 127,000 children under 5 in Chad's Sahel belt will require lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, with an estimated 1 million expected throughout the wider Sahel region of West and Central Africa in the countries of Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Mauritania.

Jennifer Love Hewitt – Bikini Candids in Hawaii

Jennifer Love Hewitt – Bikini Candids in Hawaii



Thursday, 19 April 2012

It's sad how our society works.

It's sad how our society works.


Dazzling Israeli Army Ladies Part-3

Dazzling Israeli Army Ladies Part-3


Dazzling Israeli Army Ladies Part-2

Dazzling Israeli Army Ladies Part-2


Dazzling Israeli Army Ladies Part-1

Dazzling Israeli Army Ladies Part-1


Most Expensive Picture Of The World

Most Expensive Picture Of The World 

1. No. 5, 1948 (1948)

By Jackson Pollock.
$140 million (2006)
Private Sale

Zoo Animals Captured at the Right Moment

Zoo Animals Captured at the Right Moment

It's not just pictures of animals, it is moments of their lives. Such moments are not the usual sight to see, they are lightning fast. Only professionals can help us to enjoy these episodes. It is clear that these images require special hard work and incredible patience, and only the most hardy and persevering manage to make the best shots.


High Line Park in New York

High Line Park in New York

The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway. The High Line Park currently runs from Gansevoort Street, one block below West 12th Street, in the Meatpacking District, up to 30th Street, through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard, near the Javits Convention Center. The recycling of the railway into an urban park has spurred real estate development in the neighborhoods which lie along the line.


The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

This original wooden palace was built in 1667 -1672, it amazed noblemen and foreign ambassadors with its splendour, so they even named the palace “the eighth wonder of the world”. Unfortunately, 100 years after the palace construction was demolished because of its decrepitude, and only by the command of Empress Catherine II a wooden model of the palace was created before its dismantling. Nowadays the palace recontruction is possible with the help of this model. The Kolomna palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich opened its doors on the 4th of September, 2010. The appearance of the palace is almost identical to that from old images.
The main volume of constructional works of the “old” palace was made by an carpentels’ artel under the leadership of Senka Petrov and Ivashko Mikhailov. The best artists of Moscow and other cities were employed at all stages of the construction. Paintings of the palace interior were created by masters of the Armory.The wooden palace created in the 17th century was designed primarily to show to Russians and foreign guests the grandeur of the tzar’s power. 
The modern palace (as its previous version) has 270 rooms with the area of ​​7239 square meters. At present interiors of only 24 rooms were recreated. 226 people of 20 different professions were involved in this recreation.The modern palace is not completely wooden in contrast to the original version. All constructions are now solid, reinforced concrete and they are edged with logs.Aleksei Mikhailovich’s palace is a complex maze of rooms connected by passages. Woods for the construction were brought from the Krasnoyarsk region, then treated by Vladimir masters, and then were transported to Moscow.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Space shuttle Discovery's final voyage

Space shuttle Discovery's final voyage


The space shuttle Discovery took off on its final voyage, on a piggyback jet ride to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Virginia annex. 
The United States retired its space shuttles last year after finishing construction of the $100 billion International Space Station, a project of 15 countries, to begin work on a new generation of spaceships that can carry astronauts to destinations beyond the station's 240-mile-high (384-km-high) orbit. 
For its last ride, Discovery took off not from its seaside launch pad but atop a modified Boeing 747 carrier jet that taxied down the Kennedy Space Center's runway at dawn. The shuttle's tail was capped with an aerodynamically shaped cone and its windows were covered. 

 

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