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Jewels of National Cryptologic Museum

The National Cryptologic Museum is the National Security Agency’s principal gateway to the public. It shares the Nation’s, as well as NSA’s, cryptologic legacy and place in world history. The Museum houses a collection of thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic profession. This museum is free. This museum is recommended for people who...

Old Dinorwic Slate Quarry

Dinorwic Slate Quarry is located close to the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in North Wales. It was at one time the second largest slate quarry in the world. It was quarried for more than 200 years, leaving terraces to a height of over 600 metres high, and at its peak it employed over 3000 people. Before the arrival of modern transport, quarrymen traveled on foot from as far afield as Anglesey...

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The collection of Egyptian art at the Met is known to be one of the best in the whole world. Dating for the Paleolithic to the Roman period...

Epic 1000 Mile Trial

The Royal Automobile Club, in partnership with the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation, re-created the 1000 Mile Trial, which was first run in 1900. Trial took drivers on an epic classic car rally across the United Kingdom that was closely follow the original route taken by daring motorists in 1900. The 1000 Mile Trial was open to cars manufactured before 1940. credit: alljengi

HDR Zu Lai Temple in Sao Paulo, Brasil by iPhone

Zu Lai is an amazing chinese budhist temple. It is located about 45 minutes from Sao Paulo. The Zu Lai temple is a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. It provides a place for visitors to enjoy nature and get in touch with their spirituality. There a perfect little Buddha sculptures if you walk down the steps from the temple showing the Buddha doing different daily activities and growing older. credit:...

University of Coimbra – One of the Oldest in the World

Coimbra is one of Portugal’s oldest cities and is home to one of the world’s first universities. It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. The city and the surrounding region offer exceptional...

Underground Soviet Submarine Base of Balaklava

Under the mountain there is an armoury, a channel, and a service, repair and equipment base for submarines. It had been built since 1957 until 1961 by military men, who were later accompanied by specialists in underground construction. It is also an anti-radiation shelter for 3000 people. The maximum width of the rocky ground is 126 meters. The channel has a length of 505 meters, a width of 6-8.5 meters...

1968 Cadillac DeVille Hardtop Sedan

The dream car for many restorers is this muscle car. Cadillac produced a Sedan de Ville in 1968. The Sedan de Ville was equipped with four doors and considered as full-size automobile. The 1968 de Ville was offered only with the 472-cubic-inch big-block V-8. The 472 featured a 4.30-inch bore and a 4.06-inch stroke. Its compression ratio was 10.5:1. The 472 produced 375 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 525...

The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

The Bridge of Peace is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Kura River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The bridge which stretches 150 metres was ordered by the City Hall of Tbilisi to create a contemporary design feature connecting Old Tbilisi with the new district. It was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and was officially opened on May 6, 2010. The wavy steel and glass canopy...

Sacred Ellora Caves, India

Ellora is a site of outstanding cave temples, datable between c. ad 575 and the end of the 9th century, 20 km north of Aurangabad in the Sahyadri Hills, Maharashtra, India. The cave temples and monasteries are excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment. The 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, Hindu and Jai temples. The Caves not only bear witness...

EcoCAR 2 – Advanced Vehicle Competitions

North American university teams have been hard at work designing and refining advanced propulsion technologies for implementation in a General Motors-donated vehicle. Their challenge is to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu by improving its fuel efficiency and reducing its emissions while retaining its performance and consumer appeal. Throughout the ten days, vehicles participate...

Twin Towers 911 Memorial in NYC

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The names of the nearly 3,000 people who perished in the attack are displayed on bronze parapets surrounding the reflecting...

Alesund – The Most Beautiful City in Norway

The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style. The architecture makes this city different from any other Norwegian city. The colorful houses on the coast, surrounded with fjords, offers the typical landscape, you would expect to see in Scandinavia. It is built on a row of islands extending towards the Atlantic. The compact old city centre is thus surrounded by water and Ålesund...

Chattanooga National Cemetery

More than 12,000 Union soldiers are interred at the beautiful National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, located near Orchard Knob. The park-like setting includes 121 acres of land, making it the largest cemetery in the state. With more than 37,000 interments presently, the cemetery is near capacity and will be closed to new interments in 2015. Only veterans, their wives and families may be buried...

Acceleration 2014 – Race and Music Festival

Acceleration 2014 includes car and motorcycle races at a high European level, the Nations Cup, tractor pulling, world’s best DJs, kids activities … It is organised by the International Sport Racing Association (ISRA), based in the Netherlands, and will be held 10 times in 2014, starting 25–27 April in Portimao, Portugal and ending 17–19 October in Assen, Netherlands. credit:...