Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Just how much is the world's population expected to grow over the next 40 years? Here's a look at how the massive population growth over the past 60 years has impacted the world we live in and what to expect as the world population continues to grow....
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Balancing Rock - Digby, Canada
Balancing Rock in Digby, Nova Scotia, is a 30-odd (about 9 m) foot high spire of columnar basalt that has gradually eroded out from the cliff face over countless years. The town of Digby has lately built an infrastructure of railings and walkways so that access to this striking phenomenon of nature is now much safer – both for tourists and for the rock itself.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
The Palm Jumeirah are artificial archipelago created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates.The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long breakwater.
Houses at Palm Jumeirah
The island is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the entire world. Central to the Palm's design, the luggage holds a two-kilometre debase of bustling residential, tourism and retail areas. Over 4000 residents currently call the Palm Jumeirah their home and some properties are already on the resale mart from those who bought villas and apartments as investments. Since the concept is acquirable on a freehold basis, the Palm Jumeirah is home to a large number of Western and European expatriates.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Some of this bridges make drivers and passengers to gape in amazement and break out the digital camera. These are the best of the best, bridges that break the mold and blaze new trails in structural achievement.
1. Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge
|Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge photo source|
The Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge consists of two spirals, each 1,1 km (0.7mi) long, 80-meter in diameter (262 ft) - the only way for traffic to get down the mountainside into the valley, too steep for any other usual road-building solutions.
Friday, February 4, 2011
The Andes Ranges are places where the typical formations of penitentes are visible; they are the longest mountain range in the world with its underwater ridges, with a length of 7000 km and a breadth of 500 km. It has an average height of about 4000 meters and spans along the western part of South America including Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Penitentes are amazing ice spikes formed naturally on plains at high altitudes areas especially on the
which are located more than 4000 meters above sea level. These ice pinnacles called penitentes attain varying heights from a few centimeters resembling grass lands to even 5 meters giving an impression of an ice forest. As their blades stand pointing towards the sun they resemble monks standing still as if in a deep prayer all facing one direction; towards the sun. When ice starts to melt in the early sunrays they slowly and steadily appear. Andes Ranges