четверг, 11 июня 2009 г.

FRANCE / Paris

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.
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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.

воскресенье, 7 июня 2009 г.

URUGUAY / Montevideo

The Hill Fortress: A lighthouse was installed on top of Montevideo Hill in 1802. The fortress was built in 1808 as a consequence of the British invasions to the Rio de la Plata. The town-center and Montevideo harbour can seen from this vantage point.
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CANADA / Calgary, Alberta

An evening view of Calgary featuring the Saddledome in the forefront and Calgary Tower with torch lit in the backgroud.
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The Scotiabank Saddledome is the primary indoor arena of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 19,289 people.
Located on the Stampede Grounds, on the east end of downtown Calgary, the Saddledome was built in 1983 to replace the Stampede Corral as the home of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and to host ice hockey and figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Today the arena is also home to the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League.

The Calgary Tower is a 191 metre (626 feet) free standing observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967. The tower was built at a cost of $3,500,000 and weighs approximately 10,900 tonnes, of which 60% is below ground. It opened to the public on June 30, 1968 as the tallest structure in Calgary, and the tallest in Canada outside of Toronto. It was renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971.
The building was a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

четверг, 4 июня 2009 г.

BRAZIL / São Paulo

Aspects of Anhangabau Valley in  São Paulo
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The district and the valley of Anhangabaú form what is called the cradle of São Paulo. In the very beginning of its history, São Paulo comprehended solely the triangle formed by the Monastery of São Bento, the Monastery of São Francisco, and the Pátio do Colégio. Within this minute hub was the River Anhangabaú, which meant "bad spirits" in the native Tupi-Guarani language. In the 18th century, the river was canalised and buried into the ground, but the Anhangabaú valley still remained in its place. Revitalisation works in the 1980s have shaped the beautifully arranged square in the Vale do Anhangabaú (the "Anhangabaú Valley"), where nowadays one can find skateboarders and office workers hanging about.

FRANCE / Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France between Monaco and Menton. The name was changed from Roquebrune to differentiate the town from Roquebrune-sur-Argens in the neighboring Var Department.

среда, 3 июня 2009 г.

ENGLAND / Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory, one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England.
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BRAZIL / Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's Mayrink Chapel in Tijuca Forest.
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FRANCE / Cantobre

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AUSTRIA

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FRANCE / Saint-Martin-de-Ré

The beautiful harbour.
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The town is well known as a fortified town, and has extensive fortifications and a citadel added by Vauban in the latter part of the 17th century. You will see these fortifications both as you approach the town, and along the seafront when in the town. In total there are 12km of fortifications here - walls up to eight metres high and two metres thick, with impressive gateway entrances and citadel - built to defend the western coast of France from attack by the English. The English never came, and from the 18th century on parts were used as a prison.

TAIWAN / Kenting National Park

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Kenting National Park is in at the extreme southern tip of Taiwan. Kenting National Park is one of the eight national parks in Taiwan. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and lush vegetation.

CANADA / Moose

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ITALIA / La Rocca

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SOUTH AFRICA / Map card

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UNITED KINGDOM / Scotland

 Over Loch Bee to Rueval and Ben Tarbert, South Uist, Western Isles 
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UNITED KINGDOM / England, Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon, Church Street.
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The birthplace of William Shakespeare, steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.  

SERBIA

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