Archive for April, 2013

Caerlaverock Castle – Discover Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle – Discover Scotland
Caerlaverock Castle is one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses. Surrounded by a double moat and hundreds of acres of flat marshy willow woods. Caerlaverock was built to control the South-West entrance to Scotland which in early times was the waterway across the Solway Firth. The Maxwell family, who built Caerlaverock, enjoyed peaceful prosperity there until it was besieged in 1300 by Edward I. The castle was partly destroyed in 1357, but repaired... 

Bonn Climate Change Conference

Bonn Climate Change Conference
The opening plenary of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action took place on Monday morning at the World Conference Center Bonn. It will be held between 29 April – 3 May 2013 at the World Conference Center Bonn, Germany. The Durban Platform represents a finely balanced compromise among the principal negotiating groups in the UN climate-change regime. The aim of the UN Framework Convention on... 

Unimog – Legendary Vehicle

Unimog – Legendary Vehicle
Unimog is four wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz. It represents a group of heavy-duty commercial vehicles built for the toughest conditions. The 2013 Unimog range is being launched with, amongst other things, a completely redesigned panoramic cab, new work and power hydraulics systems as well as synergetic traction drive that allows changing over from manual transmission to hydrostatic transmission while driving. New Unimogs can... 

Australian Beauty Jennifer Hawkins

Australian Beauty Jennifer Hawkins
Jennifer Hawkins was born 22 December 1983. She is an Australian beauty queen, model and television presenter best known as Miss Universe. She is also the face of Australian department store Myer. Jennifer Hawkins now lives in Sydney. she was offered $50,000 to pose nude in a men’s magazine. That offer she has not fulfilled yet, but one can only hope that, someday, she will take the offer. Biography: Name : Jennifer Hawkins Date of Birth : 22 December... 

Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Explosions at the Boston Marathon
The crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon was bombed twice with more than 140 people brutally injured and at least three dead, including a young child. Two bombs detonated next to the Boston Marathon finish line about two hours after the winners crossed the line.iT possibly detonated by a remote device. credit: smi23le  Read More →

A Marvel of Architecture – Russian Wooden Church

A Marvel of Architecture – Russian Wooden Church
The wooden churchs are one of Russia’s unique architectural treasures. This are fascinating pictures of Wooden Chruches on Island Kizhi on Lake Onega in Russia call Kizhi Pogost. Kizhi Pogost is a area that includes two large wooden churches, the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church, and a bell-tower. A church was built without using nails, all the wooden pieces are being hold together just without nails. credit: Eloquent... 

Huge Vancouver Public Library in Downtown

Huge Vancouver Public Library in Downtown
Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch maintains a collection of 1.4 million items and acts as a system-wide resource for 22 branch locations. A beautiful building is located in downtown Vancouver and looks like Colosseum in Roma. Designed by Moshe Safdie and opened in 1995. You could easily spend a day in this massive building with multiple stories. The first thing you will notice is the beautiful glass atrium that creates an indoor space... 

Amazing Paper Art by Peter Callesen

Amazing Paper Art by Peter Callesen
credit: Peter Callesen Denmark-born artist creates incredible works of art from a single sheet of A4 paper. He worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. source: congfengchen  Read More →

Buddha Park aka Xieng Khuan in Vientiane, Laos

Buddha Park aka Xieng Khuan in Vientiane, Laos
Buddha Park is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane, Laos in a meadow by the Mekong River. The Xieng Khuan park was built in 1958 by Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat. He was a priest-shaman, myth-maker, mystic and sculpture artist with a large following in Laos and later in Thailand. There are more than 200 sculptures in the park and most of them face away from the Mekong. The statues are made of cement and are ornate, and sometimes bizarre... 

The Wonderful WonderCon 2013 in Pictures

The Wonderful WonderCon 2013 in Pictures
Some cosplayers have gathered in Convention Center Anaheim, California for WonderCon 2013. WonderCon is a great alternative to the intense insanity that is Comic-Con San Diego. It is big enough to attract a variety of celebs and artists. See images of your favorite comic book, anime, and video game heroines. credit: Mooshuu  Read More →
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