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Daily Life of People in India – Black and White

India, one of the oldest civilizations around the world, is the country with a long history of almost 5000 years and extremely complex social structure. The country contains at least 15 major languages, hundreds of dialects, several major religions, and thousands of tribes, castes, and subcastes. With a large proportion of the population being located in rural areas, farming is the largest source of...

Castle Rheinfels in Sankt Goar, Germany

Sankt Goar is a town on the west bank of the Middle Rhine in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is well known for its central location in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2002. Above the town stand the ruins of Burg Rheinfels, one of the castles for which the Middle Rhine is famous, and across the river lies the sister town of Sankt Goarshausen with...

Best Photos of Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park, with 236,381 un-spoiled acres, was established in 1899, 17 years before the National Park Service was formed, making it one of the oldest in the nation. Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. It...

Strong Europe Tank Challenge in Germany

NATO and partner nations competed with tanks in Germany. The Strong Europe Tank Challenge is an annual training event designed to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form Soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures. The third annual competition is scheduled for June 2018 and includes two newcomers:...

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in South Dakota

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs is an active paleontological dig site, which boasts the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world. Current mammoth count is 61, with 58 Columbian and three woolly mammoths. Mammoths and other megafauna got trapped in a sinkhole and drown about 26,000 years ago. Their bones were buried and preserved.Paleontology is the study of pre-existing life based on fossils....

Castello di Amorosa Winery in Napa Valley, California

Castello di Amorosa is a castle and a winery located near Calistoga, California. It is the creation of Dario Sattui, who wanted to honor his grandfather Vittorio by building something that paid homage to his home in Italy. By the time he finished, he had created a 121,000-square-foot, 12th-century Tuscan style, castle to house his winery. The Castello was made with brick, wood and iron imported from...

Most Famous Steam Train – Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway, and earned its name from the London to Edinburgh rail service of the day. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, with the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 making it world famous. It is 70 feet long, and weighs 96 tonnes. It was the first train to officially hit 100mph in service, in 1934. HOWEVER, the City of Truro steam...

Museum on The Demarcation Line in Rokycany, Czech Republic

The museum is located in the grounds of the former rocket regiment in Rokycany. It is focused on vehicles and combat equipment, outfit and armament of the Czechoslovakian army till 1938, the Anti-Hitler coalition and the German armed forces of the last days of the 2nd world war on the Demarcation line added by the outfit and armament of the Czechoslovakian people’s army. Opening Hours: Museum is...

Lower Geyser Basin Yellowstone National Park

The Lower Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin in terms of area in Yellowstone and probably the world. It covers over 12 square miles along the lower valley of the Firehole. It is home to approximately 100 geothermal features. Combined, these features cover five square miles and include all four types of features, including fumaroles, hot springs, geysers and mud pots. The area looks most impressive...

Duga known as the Russian Woodpecker – Military Radar Station in Chernobyls Irradiated Forest

It looks like something out of a science fiction movie, inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone. A former top secret military object used by the Soviet Union, the mysterious giant antenna system called the Duga-3, was the origin of an extremely powerful but anonymous signal between 1976 to 1989. The sharp, tapping signal came without warning, disrupting broadcasts and communications worldwide. Transmission...

Ren RS Turbine Supercar

Chinese company Techrules has revealed the Ren RS turbine range-extender EV supercar. The Techrules Ren RS uses patented TREV technology (turbine-recharging electric vehicle) that effectively creates a very efficient and powerful range-extending system. It describes the TREV system as such: “Air drawn into the micro turbine is passed through a heat exchanger where heat from the exhaust air is transferred...

Vinales Valley – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vinales Valley is the pride and joy of the citizens of western Cuba and probably of all Cubans. It’s one of the most visited sites in Cuba. Thousands of visitors visit the Valley, go inside its caves, admire its nature and get to know its culture and particular Vinales cuisine. The valley has an area of 132 km2 and is located in the Sierra de los Organos mountains just north of Vinales in the...

Scenic Glacier National Park, Montana

The country’s 10th national park, Montana’s Glacier preserves 1 million acres of glacier-carved peaks and valleys, pristine turquoise lakes and streams, and dense ancient forests for all to enjoy. Glacier National Park is a part of the world’s first international peace park. The vision for a park was to celebrate peace and friendship between the United States and Canada. Glacier has welcomed...

The Largest Animated Miniature Park in France

Discover the heart of Lyon like you have never seen it. From Bellecour’s square to the Terreaux’s, passing by the Célestins theatre and the Fresque des Lyonnais, every emblematic place in Lyon’s Presqu’île will be unveiled in this first part of our mini world dedicated to Lyon. Animated scenes are full of details and humour. A special lights cycle recreates the day and night on worlds from...

Picturesque Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

The mosque is named for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates and the founder of the mosque. He is buried in the mausoleum on the grounds here. The grand mosque, one of the few in the world open to non-Muslims is about an hour drive from Dubai. In 2004, the construction work began on one of the biggest and most spectacular mosques in the world: 80 domes...