Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Grand Canyon - The National Park Arizona USA - Amazing & beautiful places

Grand Canyon - The National Park Arizona USA
Nearly five million people see the 1 mile  deep  (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year. Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View). The South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.

Monday, 28 May 2012

The Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina-Brazil Border - Amazing and Beautiful places

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Iguazu Falls are known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful and majestic natural waterfalls man has ever seen. The falls themselves sit on the Iguazu River and rest on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Visited by many people every year, the Iguazu Falls are one of the more popular natural tourist destinations in South America.

New York - Time Square

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Times Square is a major commercial intersection in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square, iconified as "The Crossroads of the World" and the "The Great White Way", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. According to Travel + Leisure magazine's October 2011 survey, Times Square is the world's most visited tourist attraction, bringing in over 39 million visitors annually.



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Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after 'The New York Times' moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building, which is now called One Times Square and is the site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve.

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Times Square is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop. On December 31, 1907, a ball signifying New Year's Day was first dropped at Times Square,[33] and the Square has held the main New Year's celebration in New York City ever since. On that night, hundreds of thousands of people congregate to watch the Waterford Crystal ball being lowered on a pole atop the building, marking the start of the new year. It replaced a lavish fireworks display from the top of the building that was held from 1904 to 1906, but stopped by city officials because of the danger of fire. Beginning in 1908, and for more than eighty years thereafter, Times Square sign maker Artkraft Strauss was responsible for the ball-lowering. During World War II, a minute of silence, followed by a recording of church bells pealing, replaced the ball drop because of wartime blackout restrictions. Today, Countdown Entertainment and One Times Square handle the New Year's Eve event in conjunction with the Times Square Alliance.

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Times Square is a busy intersection of art and commerce, where scores of advertisements – electric, neon and illuminated signs and "zipper" news crawls – vie for viewers' attention. A few famous examples:
  • TKTS booth
  • Coca-Cola sign
  • Budweiser
  • Times Square Studios (home of ABC's Good Morning America)
  • One Astor Plaza (home of MTV's New York studios)
  • Chevrolet clock (an analog clock displayed on a digital screen)
  • Forever 21 (formerly Virgin Megastores)
  • The Hard Rock Cafe New York
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Disney Store
  • M&M's World
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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Amazing creative Art on Pencil Lead

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New York: THE ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

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The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and is one of the country's most popular historic sites. In 2001, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, unveiled the American Family Immigration History Center®. This exciting family research facility at Ellis Island provides visitors with advanced computer and multimedia technology, printed materials, and professional assistance for investigating immigration history, family documentation, and genealogical exploration.

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The Immigrant Experience Comes Alive

The museum is located in the Main Building of the former immigration station complex and tells the moving tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through the golden door of Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of the American people.

The 45-minute Audio Tour, available in nine languages, invites visitors to relive the immigrant experience as if they were the "new arrival" and is ideal for individuals with limited time. Additional tour options describe exhibits in more detail via in-depth interviews with historians, architects and archaeologists. A special children’s tour is narrated by “Marty the Muskrat” and is offered in five languages.

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Museum Highlights
   · The museum’s self-guided exhibits chronicle Ellis Island's role in immigration history and include
     artifacts, photographs, prints, videos, interactive displays, oral histories, and temporary exhibits.
   · The American Family Immigration History Center®
   · The American Immigrant Wall of Honor®
   · NEW! Peopling of America® Center—Pre-Ellis Era
   · Journeys: The Peopling of America®Center, 1550 – 1890
   · The American Flag of Faces
   · Award-winning film documentary "Island of Hope, Island of Tears"

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