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Speed Racing at El Mirage Dry Lake

El Mirage Lake is a dry lake bed in the northwestern Victor Valley of the central Mojave Desert, within San Bernardino County, California. The dry lake, at an elevation of 2,840 ft (870 m), is approximately 6 mi (9.7 km) long. For 50 years the lakebed has been used by the Southern California Timing Association for timed speed runs. The club also operates the Bonneville Salt Flats speed runs. Land speed...

Air Force Museum of New Zealand – Must-See Attraction

Located in Christchurch at the former RNZAF Base at Wigram, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand provides a fascinating insight into the history of the RNZAF from its formation to the present day. With over 28 beautifully restored aircraft on display, interactive exhibitions and even a flight simulator. The Museum also has a Mosquito Flight Simulator, which features a mission based on the Allied bombing...

Best Costumes from Comic Con in New York 2017

The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, video games, toys, movies, and television. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City. The hundreds of cosplayers attended the 2017 New York...

Liege-Guillemins Railway Station by Santiago Calatrava

The station by the architect Santiago Calatrava was officially opened on 18 September 2009, with a show by Franco Dragone. It has 9 tracks and 5 platforms (three of 450 m and two of 350 m). All the tracks around the station have been modernised to allow high speed arrival and departure. While the station only houses five platforms, it is one of the most important hubs in Belgium because all of the...

Toyota at Vietnam Motor Show 2017

The Vietnam Motor Show 2017 took place August 1-5 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The 13th annual motor show attended by 12 automakers, mainly members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA), including Chevrolet, Ford, Do Thanh, FUSO, Honda, Isuzu, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki and Toyota. Toyota presented at VMS 2017 the newest...

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...

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...