The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta in the province of Maramure is one of the most picturesque places in Romania. It is notable for its colorful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the persons that are buried there as well as portrait scenes from their lives or with a drawing depicting a scene from the life of the deceased. Thus we find farmers, carpenters, shepherds, artisans, among many scenes depicting symbolic or beautiful life of the deceased. The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum and a national tourist attraction. The Merry Cemetery owes its name to the vivid colors of headers that are naively painted scenes narrating the biography of the deceased. The sentences are sometimes lyrical, sometimes ironic, but always sincere. The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, called "Popular Art Museum" is a pride, unique community in the world.
Sunday, 1 March 2015
Saturday, 28 February 2015
Volcano Tizdar also known as Blue Beam located near the village "For the Motherland" Temryuksky district, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. This town is famous for the entire Krasnodar region and beyond for its unique mud volcano Tizdar 400 meters from the Sea of Azov, in the crater of which can be taken as therapeutic mud baths. The last eruption of Volcano Tizdar almost a hundred years ago, a volcanic mountain lost its cone. Now its shape turn into a mud lake with a diameter of 100 × 150 meters. The crater of this volcano 25 meters deep with a high content of bromine, iodine and hydrogen sulfide. The density of the mud in the crater is 1550 kg / m3, so it pushes the man out. It is believed that the depth of the lake reaches 25 m, but this can be judged only in theory. Due to the high density of the mud at the bottom of the sink basin it is impossible measure, people can floats freely on the surface, without any effort. This mud volcano is used in mud therapy located on a private complex "islands of health"
Friday, 27 February 2015
The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, it is an important international navigation canal Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Its considered to be the first artificial canal to be used in Travel and Trade. It was opened in 1859 and after 10 years it allow ships to travel between Europe and South Asia without navigating around Africa thereby reducing the sea voyage distance between Europe and India by about 7,000 kilometers. In the beginning it was 169 kilometers long and 8 meter deep, It is estimated that approx. 7-8 percent global maritime trade and after renovation it is 193.30 kilometers long, 24 meter deep and with amazing wideness of 205 meters. 500 ships navigated in its first full year of operation. Major improvements began in 1876, however the canal soon grew into the one of the world's most heavily traveled shipping lanes.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Sverd i Fjell or Swords in Rock, The Three Swords Monument is one of the most spectacular and imposing monuments. This Monument was created by sculptor Fritz Røed and inaugurated by King Olav in 1983. Three gigantic Viking swords 10 meter high, stick into the hard rock of the Norwegian region Møllebukta, Stavanger, in honor of the battle in 872 A.D, united all under the command of Norway Harald Hårfagre. Thus beginning one of the golden ages of the Scandinavian country. The monument represents peace, unity and freedom.
The world's steepest urban street, Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand. Its slope reaches 35 percent or 19°, Which means that the distance 2.86 meters road rises by one meter. Baldwin Street is located in the North East Valley. The road is only 3.5 kilometres long and climbs on Signal Hill with a nice view of the bay of Otago. Baldwin Street has a concrete surface, not asphalt for better grip for ease of maintenance and for safety in Dunedin's frosty winters. The streets running parallel to Baldwin are all quite steep. The layout was surveyed by Charles Kettle in the mid-19th century. The street is named after William Baldwin, an Otago Provincial Councillor and newspaper founder, who subdivided the area.