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Eiffel Tower Construction Pictures

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.


Seven (7) Natural Wonders of the World

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)

Aurora Borealis/U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang

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

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

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.

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4- Mount Everest

mount everest nepal

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.

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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 Beach Lefkada – Greece Beaches

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.

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Beautiful Cano Cristales River – Pictures

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.

cano cristales river


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…

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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.







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amazing river




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cano_cristales upper view

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.



Hawaii Pictures

Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America. Situated nearly at the center of the north Pacific Ocean, Hawaii marks the northeast corner of Polynesia. While it was once a major hub for the whaling, sugar and pineapple industries, it is now economically dependent on tourism and the U.S. military. The natural beauty of the islands continues to be one of Hawaii’s greatest assets. Honolulu is the state’s capital, largest city, and cultural hub. Hawaiian and English are the official languages of Hawaii. Here are some beautiful pictures of Hawaii…..

Oahu_ Hawaii

Hawaii, almost always called the Big Island to avoid confusion – is the largest of the islands and home to Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa (the largest and one of the most active volcanoes on Earth)




Hawaii has many colorful ways of life. Some of these customs come from Pacific Islanders called Polynesians, who were the original settlers of Hawaii. Many of the people of Hawaii are of Polynesian descent. The people’s great friendliness toward tourists gives Hawaii its nickname of the Aloha State – Aloha means love in the Hawaiian Language.

hawaii beach

Hawaii is made up of seven main islands, stretching from the majestic Big Island of Hawaii to the garden isle of Kauai. Waterfalls abound on each of the islands, as well as other beautiful sites. The entire chain of islands was formed by a single hot spot in the earth’s crust, which is currently busy building a new island off the coast of the Big Island.

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Hawaii Hanauma Bay


Hawaii bay


Hawaii after sunset





Hawaii is the birthplace of big wave surfing. In the 1950’s surfers began to ride the powerful winter waves of Makaha on Oahu’s west shore and Waimea Bay on the North Shore. Big wave season in Hawaii happens roughly between November and February on Hawaii’s north shores. Some of the best surfing competitions in the world are held on Oahu’s North Shore in November and December including the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (the Super Bowl of surfing). If you’re planning to watch the pros in action, get to the North Shore early because traffic can be heavy.



view from diamond head oahu hawaii




Pyramids Of Giza (Egypt) – A Landmark In The History Of Architecture

Egypt has more than 100 pyramids that are spread all over the country. These pyramid structures are made up of sandstone brick. The pyramids were built for the rulers of Egypt. The first pyramid that was built in Egypt was the Pyramid of Djoser during the third dynasty. Pyramids of Giza, the oldest and only Ancient Wonder still standing, are testimony to perfection in art and design, never subsequently achieved.  They were built by planners and engineers purely to serve their earthy rulers. The pyramids are the purest of constructions, built for eternity. After careful consideration, the New7Wonders Foundation designated the Pyramids of Giza – the only remaining of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World – as an Honorary New7Wonders Candidate.

Giza’s most famous archaeological site, the Giza Plateau, holds some of the most astonishing monuments in Egyptian history. Once thriving with the Nile that flowed right into the Giza Plateau, the Pyramids of Giza were built overlooking the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, which was near modern day Cairo.
The Giza Plateau is also home to many other Ancient Egyptian monuments, including the tomb of Pharaoh Djet of the First dynasty, as well as that of Pharaoh Ninetjer of the Second dynasty.


The city itself has seen some changes over time. Changes in infrastructure during the different occupations of Egypt by various rulers, including the British in the 19th and early 20th century, focused on the construction of roads, streets, and buildings in the area. It is commonly misunderstood that the Giza area is a complete desert area; however, Giza has become a thriving centre of Egyptian culture and is quite heavily populated,many facilities and buildings in the current area.


Giza saw much attention in particular to its vast amount of ancient Egyptian monuments found on the Giza Plateau, and has astonished thousands of visitors and tourists over the years. Giza’s infrastructure saw much attention from both the British government prior to the 1952 coup d’etat, as well as the current Egyptian government due to the city’s importance in tourism.





Location: Giza or Gizah is a town in Egypt on the west bank of the Nile river, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo and now part of the greater Cairo metropolis. It is the capital of the Al Jizah Governorate, and is located near the northeast border of this governorate in coordinates.
It is located right on the banks of the Nile River. Its population is 2,681,863 in the 2006 national census, the governate has 4,779,000 (1998). Its large population makes it the 2nd largest suburb in the world, tied with Incheon, Korea and Quezon City, Philippines, second only to Yokohama, Japan.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was once advocated (1884) as the location for the Prime Meridian, a reference point used for determining a base longitude.
Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples.

Antalya – The Mediterranean Heaven

Antalya is the biggest city on the Mediterranean cost of Turkey and one of the main tourist attractions of the country. This city make the visitors who came from all over the world fall in love with itself, unique bays , forests, caves, antique cities, history, cultural values, and with it’s natural beauties its being name as the Turkish Riviera and needless to say its one of the paradise corner of the world.  It has a typical hot Mediterranean Climate and sea temperature sometimes gets up to 28 degree in summer. Mostly more visitors on summer but this city is open for it’s visitors all year around. The most important beaches are within 1-2 kilometers Konyaalti And Lara beach. There are some other beaches sea shores sea sides with the most clean and beautiful sea side of the world for the travellers and for vacations such as; Side, Olympos, Kemer and Alanya.

The Yivli Minare Mosque (Ulu camii). The mosque’s fluted minaret, which is decorated with dark blue tiles, is a landmark and symbol of the city. The minaret was built in 1230 and is 38 metres high, built on a square stone base, with eight fluted sections and has 90 steps to the top.

The history of the city walls surrounding Kaleici,the ancient nucleus of the city of Antalya,a district which cannot fail to remind the visitor of a cultural garden of a thousand flowers adorned with the choicest buildings from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and Republican periods, is in effect, identical with the history of the city itself.

Perge is situated 18 km east of Antalya, Perge is in the city limits of Aksu Bucagi. Because of its location on the Cilicia – Pisidia road, it was a vital part of the province of Pamphylia, and was founded around the same time as the other cities in the area (7th century BC). It was an important city for Christians of Perge who had worshipped the mother goddess Artemis. St. Paul and Barnabas visited the city and wealthy benefactors like Magna Plancia had a number of important memorials built here.


Myra was one of the earliest Lycian city.At the same time of the Lycian Federation,Myra was one of the most important city with tree voices in the Federation’s council.Although the history of Myra’s first foundation is not known from some Lycian ruins,rock-tombs and inscriptions found in the area.

Kaleici is the center of the city. It has been restored with a lot of hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping centers to serve the visitors again. The restoration work did not change the historical structure of the place which made place to win the Golden Apple Award being assumed the Nobel of the Tourism.


Hasan Subasi Cultural Park,located in the heart of Antalya’s cultural and touristic area of the Konyaalti district,houses the Antalya Cultural Center,the Glass Pyramid Sabanci Congress and Exhibition Center,semi-covered and open air exhibition areas,an Amphitheatre for seating capacity 1000 persons and recreational areas.The park is 12 km from the airport and walking distance of the three 5 star hotel(Falez-Sheraton-Hillside Su)

Hadrian’s Gate, dating from Roman times, was built to honor the emperor who visited the city in the year 130. The glass bridge under Hadrian’s Gate and over the walkway into Antalya’s Old Town reveals fragments of the Roman city.

The beaches of Antalya are famous for the blue flag lined shores. These beaches provide a picturesque view of the sea and the pine filled mountain of Taurus. Other nature highlights are also to be enjoyed in Antalya. There’s the Lower Düden Waterfalls that goes straight into the sea. The National Park provides camping grounds and a nature and wildlife museum.

Divan Hotel Antalya Talya, tastefully and spaciously set out and built right on the cliff top with a most superb sea view across Antalya Bay. It is the first and the only 5 STAR hotel in region which is located in the center of town providing a lovely beach privileges.


Antalya Museum: A prize winning museum and one of the most notable archaeology museums, of the world. It is also the only museum in Turkey with a children’s department exhibiting ancient monuments appealing to children. If you want to have services of good accountant than you should hire Accountant Manchester.


Kesik Minare (Broken Minaret): Once a Byzantine Panaglia church, later converted into a mosque.



Provinces of Antalya
Serik, Aksu, Muratpasa, Akseki, Demre, Manavgat, Elmali, Kumluca, Dosemealti, Korkuteli, Finike, Konyaalti,Kepez,Gazipasa,Kemer,Gundogmus,Kas,Ibradi.


New Year’s Eve – Best Cities For Celebration

A New Year.  New possibilities.  New commitments.  New resolutions.  Celebrations and customs may vary around the world, but in most places, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party days of the year. We are all waiting for this special night and carefully preparing for it. Countries around the world will be ringing in the new year soon with fireworks, festivals, friends, parties. That is a magical time when all of the cities around the world are more gloriously alive than they usually are. Here are the best cities to be for New Years Eve in order to have unforgettable New Years celebration.

Barcelona, Spain

If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you’d know it has an energy and style unlike any other, and its New Year’s celebrations dip into that uniqueness that is Barcelona.  If dancing and partying until the first sunrise of the New Year sounds like it’s right up your alley, then you may want to celebrate with some of the greatest partiers in the world.  The Spanish culture of late meals and even later nights out don’t change just because it’s New Year’s Eve.  Unlike most other cultures around the world, the party in Barcelona doesn’t even begin until close to midnight, with the traditional eating of the twelve grapes during the twelve chimes of midnight.  It’s typically family time when the clock strikes twelve, then it’s off to the clubs to celebrate in style until the sun comes up on the New Year. Continue reading New Year’s Eve – Best Cities For Celebration