Friday, 27 June 2014
North Korea is ruled by an unscrupulous dictator, while South Korea enjoys democracy. And despite the fact that the two countries share the same peninsula, a feeling that they are separated worlds. In the photo project "Korea-South Korea» German photographer Dieter Leistner decided to demonstrate how North and South Korea are different from each other.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
June 10, 1793 in Paris, opened the first public zoo. Zoos are still very popular, especially when they appear young. Present to you a selection of photos of newborn creatures, made in the last few months
1. Three-month cub pressed to his mother at the zoo Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., March 29. (Nati Harnik / AP)
To start the holiday period many of our compatriots are chosen as a place to stay beautiful Italy. For those who can not be surprised bustle of the eternal city of Rome and Milan shopping our selection of the most cozy Italian cities on the coast. Probably each of us ever dreamed to spend if not life, then at least a vacation in a quiet hamlet on the beach, drinking coffee and wine tasting at local restaurants, listening to the voices of gulls and surf.
Vernazza is the most organic, beautiful and picturesque town Italian "pyatizemelya" (Cinque Terre) Liguria. Today it is home to just over a thousand people, so Vernazza is also one of the quietest towns and compete with them can only calm Manarola. On a background of multicolored multi-storey houses-towers are evident older medieval walls of galleries, palaces, monasteries and, of course, the castle, whose low walls once protected the rest locals from pirate raids. In the narrow streets of Vernazza, at steep angles going down to the sea, at almost every step, you can see the boats, "parked" at home so naturally as look cars standing in our backyards at entrances.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Some time ago, photographer Jason Hawkes (Jason Hawkes) went on a trip to Libya, where he had the opportunity to make a helicopter Mi-8 along the Mediterranean coast of Tripoli and several ancient towns, including Sabratha and Leptis Magna. Photographer kindly shared his photos with a broad audience.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
May 8, 1976 has been a real revolution in the world of roller coasters. In the amusement park Six Flags Magic Mountain in California opened the world's first steel roller coaster with a noose. In our time loop - this is not the worst thing that the creators are willing to offer rides to fans of adrenaline lining up around the world to tickle your nerves. We offer you a virtual ride on the ten most scary roller coaster in the world! Attention: nervous, fearful height and people with weak vestibular system is better not to look further!
The fighting continued in Iraq today near a main oil refinery, with government forces trying to stop a week-long attack from members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and others. The Iraqi foreign minister has asked the United States for air strikes against the Sunni militants' positions but President Obama, in a meeting with leaders of Congress today, said he wanted for now to focus on training Iraq's security forces and providing equipment. Thousand of displaced civilians have been looking for shelter since the the attacks began. --Lloyd Young
An image downloaded on June 11 from the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin shows militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waving the trademark Islamists flag after they allegedly seized an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin. Jihadists are pushing toward Baghdad on June 12 after capturing a town just hours to the north, as the US mulled air strikes in a bid to bolster Iraq's collapsing security forces. (AFP/Getty Images)
Monday, 23 June 2014
In 61 BCE a Roman seaborne expedition, probably led by Julius Caesar himself, landed at present-day La Coruña (Brigantium) with the intention of installing a port and commercial settlement. There had already been Roman colonisation along the Mediterranean facade of the Iberian Peninsula and along the south and south-west from the 2nd century BCE. The port of Brigantium played an important role during the Cantabrian Wars (29-19 BCE). Once peace was restored, its strategic maritime role at the entrance to the Bay of Biscay, as well as that of a trading station, were confirmed. It became a rear base for the conquest of the British Isles while Galicia was being Romanised.
Under the name of Farum Brigantium, the Tower was probably erected in the 1st century CE, at the latest in the reign of Trajan (98-117). The votive inscription on a small ancillary construction would appear to bear this out. This monumental lighthouse is located at the entrance to La Coruña harbour, in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is designed to facilitate navigation along the rugged Galicia coastline, on a strategic point on the sea route linking the Mediterranean to northwest Europe.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
May Day celebrations this year - this is the time when we first eat almost one kebabs, and then - Easter cakes and eggs. And, oddly enough, some one does not exclude the other. But holidays, holidays, and in the world there are people who do the most absurd their usual diet feeding. Below are ten examples of people that have moved the food, so to speak, to a new level.
Diet: almost nothing but Red Bull, in a few months.
woman from New Zealand gained excess weight after pregnancy and really wanted to lose a few pounds fast, so she did something that would not have made any reasonable person - namely, began to consume only Red Bull. She saw it mainly for appetite suppression, but of course, it also gave her energy without having a meal. Despite the fact that this diet was not too successful and created health problems, including stroke, she still managed to lose a lot of weight very quickly. Apparently, she did not really want to diet conscious, it happens.
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Saturday, 21 June 2014
1. Jacqueline Kennedy
In 1952, at a reception 23-year-old journalist Jacqueline Bouvier was officially presented by 35-year-old Senator John Kennedy. A year later they were married. When in January 1960, Kennedy announced his decision to run for president, Jacqueline, despite the pregnancy, including her husband in the presidential race.
Friday, 20 June 2014
The small town of Alberobello in the province of Bari, in the southern region of Puglia, in Italy, displays some remarkable examples of a traditional mortar-less construction called Trulli. These dry stone huts are constructed out of limestone slabs stacked on top of each other to form pyramidal, domed or conical roofs. Despite the lack of mortar, the structure is surprisingly stable.
Trulli were built during a period of history, when the construction of stable dwellings was highly-taxed. The ingenious inhabitants of the region came up with the idea of the trulli – temporary houses that could be dismantled at short notice, particularly when the tax inspector is around. This is known to have occurred in 1644 to thwart tax inspectors sent by the King of Naples.