Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
If you love collecting yachts or simply looking at them, just check out the “Oculus”. It’s far more different than anything we’ve ever seen floating before. Inspired by an oceanic fish, the Oculus is a 250-foot luxury yacht designed by E. Kevin Schöpfer for Schöpfer Yachts LLC.
The exterior styling resembles the jaw and eye socket bone structure of a large oceanic fish. Featuring a reverse bow configuration, the Oculus’ armature offers a perfect blend of symmetry and structure. The most fascinating aspect of the Oculus is the fact that the backside of the yacht can open up resembling the hungry jaws of a whale.
The luxury yacht can accommodate 12 guests in great comfort and style and can rip the waters with speeds upwards of 25 knots.
The interior features of Oculus focus on a 12 foot high ceiling in the main salon, a cylindrical double height dining room, central stair and elevator tube, and seemingly anatomical ceiling and floor lighting extensions giving definition to the seating areas. The second level is the dedicated Owner’s suite.
The Oculus certainly is one unique yacht !
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Mehran Garh Fort: India
Kark Des Chevaliers: Syria
Matsumoto Castle: Japan
Friday, August 21, 2009
Kjerag is a Norwegian mountain, located in Lysefjorden, in forsand municipalty, Rogaland. Its highest point is 1110 m above sea level, but its northern drop to Lysefjorden attaracts most visitors . The drop is 984 m 3,228 ft and is just by the famous Kjeragbolten a 5 square meter boulder stone which is pluged between two rocks.
Kjerag is a popular hiking destination, many travelling there to stand on Kjeragbolten while others travel here for its good conditions for base jumping and popular climbs up its many step faces.
The Kjeragbolten boulder wedged in the mountains crevasse is quite easy to walk not withut any equipment However, there is a sheer drop of over 1000m to Lysefjorden below.
Iguazu Falls are one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Taller than Niagara falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spred in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguaza falls are the result of a volcanic eruptions which left yet another large crack in the earth.Iguaza falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most imposing natural attractions in Argentina, and why not in south America.
The waterfall system consists of about 270falls along 2.7 km 1.67 miles of the Lguazu River. The average drop from the top of the falls to the narrow canyon below is 240 feet by contrast, Niagara falls drops 170 feet on the canadian side and only 110 feet on the American side. Iguaza river is born in Parana state in Brazil and after crossing 1,200 km. on a plateau where it receives several affluents , t reaches a fault forming a crack in the interleaved layer of sandstone and basaly where the river runs.
Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world renowned sandstone formation 348 m 1,142ft high 863m/2,831 ft above sea level with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km 5.8 mi in circumference.
Uluru is scared to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area. it has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings, Uluru is listed as a World Heritage site..