Archive for July, 2014

Diamond Head Crater on Oahu, Hawaii

Diamond Head Crater on Oahu, Hawaii
More than 3,500 feet in diameter with a 760-foot summit, Diamond Head in Waikiki is perhaps the world’s most recognized volcanic crater. It is a lasting remnant of a volcanic explosion that occurred about 500,000 years ago. Ancient Hawaiians called it Laeahi, which translates to “brow of the tuna.” The name “Diamond Head” can be traced to the 1800s, when British sailors mistakenly thought there were diamonds lodged in the crater’s soil.... 

Plitvice Lakes – Croatias National park

Plitvice Lakes – Croatias National park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, composed of 19.5 hectares of woods, lakes and waterfalls. Its most popular National Park and a World Heritage Site in Croatia. The 16 lakes are a stunning turquoise and spill over into waterfalls and bubbling streams. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams. The stars of the park are bears and wolves, but there are also deer, boar,... 

Hours in Montpellier

Hours in Montpellier
Montpellier is one of the most beautiful cities in the south of France, famous for being a large educational center and important site for the light economy. It is located near the Mediterranean Sea. The city lies 100 miles northwest of Marseilles, 471 miles southwest of Paris and 31 miles southwest of Nimes. Broad boulevards lined with shady plane trees, a huge car-free central square laid out in the 1700s surrounded by elegant balustraded buildings,... 

The New GMC Yukon Denali 2015

The New GMC Yukon Denali 2015
The Yukon family of SUVs Yukon, long-wheelbase Yukon XL, and luxurious Yukon Denali, adopt many of the changes applied to the Sierra. The 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is all-new with bold new styling, additional refinement, more power, new fold-flat rear seats and a quieter interior. The new exterior design features HID headlights, Chrome Denali grille and standard 20-inch wheels. Illuminated, power-retractable assist steps and 22-inch wheels are optional.... 

Hopi House, Grand Canyon National Park

Hopi House, Grand Canyon National Park
Hopi House has been selling authentic American Indian arts and crafts to visitors since the Fred Harvey Company opened its doors in 1905. It is a large, multi-story building of stone masonry, shaped and built like a Hopi pueblo. The main shopping area resides on the first floor, and offers a tempting array of authentic artwork and crafts. The second floor now houses a gallery, which includes works by relatives of Nampeyo, a famous potter who would... 

HDR Genipabu Sand Dunes

HDR Genipabu Sand Dunes
Dunes are located a few miles from Natal, Rio Grande de Norte, close to the beach. You can see the dunes from the road. For the more adventurous you can take a buggy ride, or a camel on the dunes. Natal is also known as the City of the Sun and the City of the Dunes and it has been amply blessed by Nature where beauty and charm are concerned. It is also one of the most visited cities in Brazil. credit: rvcroff  Read More →

National Palace of Pena, Portugal

National Palace of Pena, Portugal
Pena National Palace, in the historical town of Sintra and part of the Pena park, represents one of the best expressions in the world of 19th-century architectural Romanticism. The palace was built in such a way as to be visible from any point in the park, which consists of a forest and luxuriant gardens with over five hundred different species of trees originating from the four corners of the earth. Designed by mining engineer and amateur architect... 

Antwerp Central Station – Landmark of City

Antwerp Central Station – Landmark of City
The Antwerp Central Station is one of the world’s most impressive railway stations. The monumental main building was designed by the Bruges architect L. Delacenserie. It has a huge dome and 8 smaller towers of which 6 were demolished during the 1950s, but these were reconstructed in 2009 together with several ornaments including large lion statues. The colorful interior is lavishly decorated with more than 20 different kinds of marble and stone.... 

Legendary Southfork Ranch

Legendary Southfork Ranch
History at Southfork began in 1978, when Lorimar Productions chose the North Texas showplace as the site for the CBS-TV series Dallas. For thirteen years, television sets were tuned into 356 episodes of Dallas, one of the longest running series in television history. The ranch is currently an event and conference center, owned by Forever Resorts. It continues to welcome visitors from around the world, who come to see where Dallas was filmed and to... 

The Last Sinking House on Holland Island

The Last Sinking House on Holland Island
The tale of the house and the man illustrates the Chesapeake’s problem with rising oceans and sinking land. Holland Island reached its peak population between 1890 and 1910. By 1910 approximately 360 people lived on the distinct ridges of high ground. Sea levels in the Chesapeake, scientists say, are rising faster than they are in some other coastal regions of the United States. The land here has been slowly sinking for thousands of years, settling... 
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