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Verrazano Bridge Norrowz - New York - 03 February 2016

Verrazano Bridge Norrowz - New York

When it opened in 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the world's longest suspension span. The ends of the bridge are at historic Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, both of which guarded New York Harbor at the Narrows for over a century. The bridge was named after Giovanni da Verrazano, who, in 1524, was the first European explorer to sail into New York Harbor. Its monumental 693 foot high towers are 1 5/8 inches farther apart at their tops than at their bases because the 4,260 foot distance between them made it necessary to compensate for the earth's curvature. Each tower weighs 27,000 tons and is held together with three million rivets and one million bolts. Seasonal contractions and expansions of the steel cables cause the double-decked roadway...

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Tuscany - the heart of Italy - 24 January 2016

Tuscany - the heart of Italy

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. Vineyards and low hills, medieval castles, quiet villages and farms among cypresses, olive trees, wheat and sunflowers. This magical picture is the "heart" of Italy. North of Rome and south of Milan, mieyki in the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, north and east reaches the Apennines, and thus is one of the most popular European tourist routes. To not be fooled by the size and map, know that a week is sufficient to crawl. West coast of Tuscany is around the area of ​​Orbetello and up north of Pisa. Before you indulge the temptation of mainland Tuscany (the essence of the journey is in the countryside and villages), the picturesque medieval city of Siena is a must to see. The next stop is San Gimignano, perhaps the most beautiful village...

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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco - 05 January 2016

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

On January 5, 1933 began the construction of the bridge with the largest open while the Golden Gate Bridge. Until then, the only way from San Francisco to Marin County hit by a boat through a single point of the bay. In 1840, the ferry was moving route for the transportation of water in both directions. This facilitates the transport of people and goods.  However, people's desire to build a bridge, which experts say is almost impossible due to the depth of 150 m in the middle of the strait and strong winds. In 1916 in San Francisco Bulletin article was published a young student James Wilkes, which is a proposal to build a bridge. On the basis of the draft urban architect Michael Shaughnessy believes that its construction will take about $ 100 million, a price that the city...

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Rose Parade in Pasadena, USA - 30 December 2015

Rose Parade in Pasadena, USA

End of December. A New year. Parties in this case are held in many countries around the world. Some of them are conducted lavish parades and festivals, starting a few days before the end of December and ended in the early days of January. This is the parade held in the city of Pasadena, California, USA. This parade is known as the Rose Parade. This parade took place on 1 January 1890 for the first time. The parade starts early in the morning at the top of this parade is Queen rose, followed by roses are princesses. Audience march in long lines dozen mobile platforms on which are huge figures of flowers. Any platform with flowers is truly a work of art, some of which are covered with about two hundred thousand roses. Some of them play high school groups, and others represent the most famous...

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Dracula's Castle - 30 November 2015

Dracula's Castle

Bran Castle (Romania), often referred to as Dracula's Castle. Many people assume that the castle was Vlad Tepes, who was ruler of Wallachia, and today is known for films about vampires and Dracula. We know from history that the castle was built by order of Louis I in the late 14th century by locals with their own money, as the king promised to exemption from taxes for several centuries. The fortress was intended to protect the southern outskirts of Transylvania. He also played the role of the customs office, where merchants were forced to pay tax on their goods.     The castle has four levels connected by a staircase. In the vastness of this castle it is easy to get lost, as the rooms and corridors are a maze.     It is assumed that...

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