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The Falkirk Wheel – Rotating Boat Lift in Scotland

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after the nearby town of Falkirk in central Scotland. It is the world’s only rotating boatlift. It opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project. The Wheel is essentially two huge, balanced water...

CV-16 Liaoning – Chinese aircraft carrier

Liaoning aircraft carrier, is the first aircraft carrier commissioned into the People\’s Liberation Army Navy Surface Force. It is classified as a training ship, intended to allow the Navy to experiment and gain familiarity with aircraft carrier operations. Originally built as a “heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser” for the Soviet Navy, the ship was laid down as the Riga and renamed the Varyag...

Caravan Before the Start of the Tour de France – Dusseldorf

The Grand Départ of the world’s best known cycle race, the Tour de France, took place in 2017 in the North Rhine-Westphalian capital of Düsseldorf. Over three weeks, riders will tackle 21 stages, with 53 leg-burning climbs, covering 3,540 kilometres across Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and France. There are 198 riders in 22 teams this year. credit: Günter Hentschel

The Seven-coloured earth of Chamarel, Mauritius

This world famous attraction is a unique volcanic geological phenomenon resulting in seven colours of earth swirled together to create a beautiful feature. This small area of strikingly bare landscape showing well-developed rills and various shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow. Chamarel rises 283 meters above sea level and is reached by a panoramic route, which cuts through...

2017 Parade the Circle in Cleveland

Parade the Circle, which began as a community-outreach experiment by the art museum in 1990 to mark its 75th anniversary, has grown to become one of Cleveland’s biggest annual events. For more than a quarter of a century, Parade the Circle has signaled the arrival of summer in Northeast Ohio. International and national guest artists joined Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community...

Bhutan – The Land of the Thunder Dragon

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country in Asia, and it is the smallest state located entirely within the Himalaya mountain range. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by China and India. Bhutan is a democracy and constitutional monarchy. The Bhutanese monarchy was founded in 1907. It held its first democratic elections in 2008. Bhutanese call their home “Druk Yul,” which means...

Nevada Open Road Challenge 2017

Street racing is almost always illegal, but in the Silver State, there is one exception. One May weekend each year is dedicated to the Nevada Open Road Challenge. Timed speed challenge on closed desert highway is world’s fastest road race. Talented drivers ride fast cars on Nevada Highway 318 for 90 miles. credit: zombieite

Landmarks of Saint Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida. It is known as the Sunshine City, with an average of 361 sunny days per year. It was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens, who brought the railroad industry into the area. St. Petersburg had a population of 244,769, making it the fourth largest city in Florida. St. Pete boasts the third-largest waterfront...

The Best Wedding Photography Ideas by Lao Wang

A picture is worth a thousand words. See the best wedding photography ideas to inspire your own portraits. credit: Photographer Lao Wang Wedding

The Bell Foundry Cornille Havard in Villedieu-les-Poeles

The foundry has been making bells in the traditional way for a very long time and it is very interesting to see how it is done. It is a fascinating time-warp. Old traditions still working well to create bells for churches. credit: GK Sens-Yonne

El Bayadh Province in Algeria

El Bayadh is a province in Algeria, named after its capital El Bayadh. This town was known as Géryville during the French colonization of Algeria. Province is divided into 8 districts, which are further divided into 22 communes. Districts: Boualem, Bougtob, Boussemghoun, Brézina, Chellala, El Abiodh Sidi Cheikh, El Bayadh, Rogassa. Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean...

Masada Desert Fortress in Israel

Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 km east of Arad. The rhomboid-shaped mountain towers 434 metres above the level of the Dead Sea. It was built as a palace complex, in the classic style of the early Roman Empire, by Herod...

United Autosports in Monza

United Autosports is an American owned, British-based in Leeds sports car racing team founded by drivers and entrepreneurs, American Zak Brown and Briton Richard Dean. United Autosports have raced in a number of different championships, with a vast range of cars and drivers. The team are reigning European Le Mans Series LMP3 champions. credit: United Autosports

The Railway Museum in Savigliano

The Museum offers a fantastic experience to visitors of all ages: a fascinating journey through time among the locomotive and trains that united Italy from 1839 to modern times, spanning the 170-year history of the Italian railways. Opening hours: Thursday at 14.30 to 17.30 Saturday at 10.12 hours and 14.30 to 17.30 Sunday, 12.10 and 14.30 to 17.30 hours credit: raffaelesergi1977

2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

Moments of the 2017 BNP Paribas Open, ATP and WTA professional tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Indian Wells is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley. Incorporated in 1967, it lies in between Palm Desert and the resort town of La Quinta. The city hosts the fifth-largest tennis tournament in the world. Caroline Wozniacki Caroline Wozniacki Caroline Wozniacki Kristina...