Eiffel Tower, Hundred and fifteen years back, France was preparing for the world exposition in Paris to be held in 1889 to celebrate 100th anniversary of French Revolution. Gustave Eiffel, the project incharge wanted to project his country as a leader in Industrial revolution; the only way was construction. His concept was greatly supported by Industry Minister Edouard Lockroy. Here are some Eiffel Tower construction pictures…
Fifty engineers and designers produced 5,300 drawings, and over 100 workers built more than 18,000 different parts of the tower in a workshop. Another 132 workers assembed them on site.
The four pillars of the Eiffel Tower stand in a square that measures 125 meters on each side. They are oriented in line with the 4 cardinal points.
• The metal structure weighs 7,300 tons.
• Total weight: 10,100 tons.
• Number of rivets used: 2,500,000.
• Number of iron parts: 18,038.
• Cost of construction: 7,799,401.31 French gold francs of 1889.
The monument was inaugurated on March 31, 1889. On that day, Gustave Eiffel climbed the 1,710 steps of the Tower to plant the French lag at its peak. He was followed by the members of the Council of Paris, including Emile Chautemps, President of the Paris City Council. The Eiffel Tower was the highest building in the world until 1929, when the Chrysler Building in New York topped it at 319 metres.
Nothing brings more joy on the face of your loved ones than to see a beautifully arranged Rose bouquet on answering the door bell! Whatever be the occasion, flowers bring tremendous happiness and are the best way to say that you really care. So be sure that you order a beautiful rose flower bouquet for that special occasion well in time. More than any other flower, the rose have long been a source of fascination and inspiration for cultures around the world.
Flowers communicate a thousand words. There are flowers suiting every occasion and they simply add tremendous enthusiasms and charm to the event. Whether it be the Valentine’s day flowers or thanksgiving flowers, they are certainly the harbingers of happiness.
Every couple has romantic flowers memories. Maybe it’s because romantic flowers are colorful, sensual, and the best way to say “I love you.”
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. – William Shakespeare
The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove. John Boyle O’Reilly
If love were what the rose is,
And I were like the leaf,
Our lives would grow together
In sad or singing weather. Algernon Charles Swinburne
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
Wedding is also an important event which is aptly graced by the heavenly presence of the winter wedding flowers. Flowers for wedding can be used to spread that sweet fragrance of carnations and chrysanthemums in your friend’s brand new life. The fresh wedding flowers also include Roses, Lilly, winter jasmine, iris etc. and ensure the divine presence of God.
Mother’s Day flowers are the best gift to bring joy into the life of the most special person in your life. A beautiful arrangement of roses, daises and Lilies will bring tears of joy to your mother’s eye and you surely don’t want to miss that!
A birthday is incomplete without birthday bouquets. It is simply the sweetest and the most innocent gift that you can give to the birthday boy or girl. A wonderful assortment of orchids will surely enlighten the day of the person and make him remember this special gift all his life.
The Rose flowers truly adore and glorify all the important events but the truth is that you do not need any special occasion to give flowers. All you need is an excuse. So you can catch your special person totally unaware by sending her surprise flowers and really make the day for her.
Seven Wonders of the Natural World is a list of important places and things that are wonders today and are still around right now. They became wonders and major tourist attractions when world travelers going around the world discovered them and thought they were really special. In 1997, CNN announced a listing of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World…
1- Aurora (Northern Lights)
An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere.
2- Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is located in the northwest part of Arizona. The Grand Canyon was made by the cut of running water. The Colorado River flows through the canyon. Some people think the Colorado River was there to start with and that over the years it cut through the rock, and now it is still there. If you look in the canyon, you can see many layers of rock. Geologists believe these rocks are at least two billion years old, which is almost certainly true, but no one can be exact.
3- The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is actually a series of smaller reefs. Reefs form under water and can be made of coral, sand, or rock. The top of the reef sits about two to three feet below sea level. Coral reefs are found in warm, shallow, clean water. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef of all, stretching an amazing 1,250 miles, or 2,000 kilometers, across the blue of the ocean. It forms a natural break water between the strong waves of the Pacific and the coast of Australia. It’s location is in the Coral Sea, the area of the Pacific close to Australia’s northeastern coast. The waters around it cover roughly 80,000 square miles, or 208,000 kilometers, an area slightly smaller than the state of Minnesota. Reefs may be found as deep as 250 feet below the surface. Corals that grow below 150 feet don’t make very good reef builders.
4- Mount Everest
Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.
5- Paricutin Volcano
On Feb. 20, 1943, a cinder cone started growing in a corn field near the village of Paricutin, Mexico. The volcano buried the town of San Juan Parangaricutiro and the village of Paricutin. Paricutin gave volcanologists the chance to see the birth, growth and death of a volcano. It was greatly studied by them. Over the first year, the cone grew 1,100 feet (336 meters), the cone grew for another 8 years but only added on 290 feet (88 meters) to it’s current height.
6- The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is a natural beauty surrounded by the city of Rio and formed by the Atlantic Ocean which wore out the soil and rocks along the coast. Rio de Janeiro Harbor is located on the south-western shore of Guanabara Bay, which is surrounded by the city of Rio along a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains: Sugar Loaf Mt, Corcovado Peak, and the hills of Tijuca. The harbor was formed by the Atlantic Ocean which wore out the soil and rocks along the coast.
7- Victoria Falls
Victoria falls is one of the greatest waterfalls in the whole world lies on the Zimbezi River, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Some people think it is one of the most beautiful sights in the world! Upstream, the river flows through a wide valley. You could probably see Victoria Falls from 25 to 40 miles away, and see its spray rising 1,000 feet into the air from seven miles away! Long before you even see the waterfalls you can hear the roaring of the water! The native people call it “mosi-oa-tunya” which means “smoke that thunders.” The falls were formed by a deep rift in the rock that lies directly across the path of the Zimbezi River. The rift was caused by movement of the earth about 150 million years ago. At the broadest point, the falls are 5,545 feet across. The height of the falls varies from 256 feet to about 354 feet in the center. Victoria falls was discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. The falls were named in honor of Queen Victoria.
You have seen the Natural 7 Wonders of the World, man also made some marvelous wonders which are normally known as 7 wonders of the world.
Porto Katsiki on the Ioanian Sea island of Lefkada is one of the most famous beaches in Greece and Europe in general. Translation to English means “Port of the Goat”, because before only a goat could reach this area.
Summer is on its way and it is also raining season. The first drops of rain always bring a smile on our faces. The smell of wet soil, the damp grass, and the slosh of puddles under our feet make us want to dance with wanton joy. Rains make a heart go romantic. Ever danced in the rain? The feeling is inexplicably beautiful. Hold your sweetheart’s hand and walk in the rains while the clouds play cupid. We have collected some Rain Facebook cover photos for your facebook timeline. Hope you like and enjoy……
“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”
? Charles Chaplin
“Poetry is just so emo,’ he said. ‘Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul.”
? John Green, Paper Towns
“I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.” – Eden Ahbez
“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.”
? Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops. ”
? Nikki Giovanni
Summer time is here and we’re all excited about going to the exciting places and beaches! If you’re just as excited about the summertime as we are, how about showing it by using one of these summer timeline facebook covers for your timeline. Go ahead and browse through them, find the best one for you.
Cano Cristales (The Chrystal River), local people call it the river of five colors. The water in this river is so clean so you could see the bottom of it with all it’s beautiful colors. There are no fish in this river because of the complexity of it’s channel. There are five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are produced by the life of different kinds of algae, and the saturation of these colors changes depending on the season from brightest to dim.
This river is also known as the most beautiful river in the world, and it’s not easy to get there too, just to take a look at this beauty. You need to take a flight from Vilvisensio to Macarena (Columbia), then by the boat, and afterwards by feet until you reach this river. Cristales is 100 kilometers long and 20 meters wide, and it’s not that large comparing to Amazon. But it’s unusual color spectrum makes it so unique among the other rivers…
Cano Cristales transparent water, It’s colors become most saturate during the hot season, that’s why this river is open for tourists from June to November. During the winter and spring seasons you can’t get to this river, it’s closed from visiting and is guarded by UNESCO, which gave it a status of the natural heritage of mankind.
Feel the abundance that the Nature shares with us, the whole Universe shows us the miriads of colors, plenty of space, infinite beauty and the flourishing life. The Life is everywhere and it goes on with ease and joy. Enjoy these beautiful photos, and be grateful to the Mother Earth for such amazing places as this river.
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