Showing posts with label Places and Things. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Places and Things. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Most Rat-Infested Home Video

1 in 9 privately-rented homes in England has problems with rats, mice or cockroaches - according to housing charity Shelter. They asked 3,700 tenants about their living conditions and almost half said they had endured mould, damp or electrical hazards in the past year.

Shelter wants the government to do more to protect renters from rogue landlords. Anna Adams went to north east London to visit Ruth Edmans who said she had problems with rats, dangerous sockets and other issues. Her landlord told us he had been unable to carry out work while tenants were there and he was working with the council to start remedial works.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Largest Spiral Escalator Ever Video

This shopping mall has to be amazing. Architects of the world, give up now: The world’s largest spiral escalator has already been built in this Shanghai shopping mall. Reaching seven stories and resembling a shiny golden drill the size of a skyscraper, the escalators are a matching pair of two spiral staircases with a total of 12 curved escalator pieces. The two were designed and built by Mitsubishi Electric of Japan. Actually, if you dig around about the (very few) spiral escalators in the world, you’ll find that Mitsubishi makes them all.

There’s a reason for this niche market approach: Spiral escalators are absolutely terrifying to design, which probably makes sense if you remember your lessons from physics class. You see, when escalators try to move in a circular pattern, horizontal speed varies across the width of the escalator from the inner side to the outer side. You can’t have one side of the escalator moving a different rate from the other side, not if you want it to stay in one piece.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Scientists Discover Another Earth

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is approximately 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation.

The habitable zone, also known as the Goldilocks zone, is the region around a star within which planetary-mass objects with sufficient atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at their surfaces. While it has been estimated that there are at least 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in our Milky Way Galaxy, this particular discovery is labeled the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of another star.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Most Expensive Apartment In NYC


A buyer­, whose identity is under wraps, has set a new record of the most expensive single-family home purchase in New York City. The duplex penthouse on the 89th and 90th floor of the One57 tower on has closed for $100,471,452 to be precise.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Most Incredible Main Stage Design

The second TomorrowWorld festival is getting ready to kick off its annual 3-day music experience that will take place in 8,000 acres in Chattahoochee Hills (Atlanta), Georgia. TomorrowWorld is rewriting history as it is the largest 21-plus music festival in the United States and welcomes over 120,000 visitors from 75 different countries.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Most Expensive Home In Hong Kong

How would you like to live here? With four bedrooms the house is compact by luxury standards, but it comes with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, elevator and an exclusive location on Victoria Peak, the central mountain on Hong Kong island that offers spectacular views over the city.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Place For Pedestrians

Chongqing is one of China’s biggest and fastest growing cities with a population of around 11 million people. In recent years, pedestrianised streets have been turned into motorways in the Chinese metropolis Chongqing. Now the city council is returning the streets to pedestrians and cyclists, and has teamed up with a Danish urban planner.

Chongqing has developed in the same way as hundreds of other Chinese metropolises: skyscrapers shoot up everywhere, while old buildings are demolished. Cars have taken over with multi-lane motorways, while pedestrians and cyclists have been displaced.

But now the citizens of Chongqing are about to reclaim their streets. Chongqing city council has teamed up with the Danish urban research and design consulting firm Gehl Architects, which pecialises in pedestrianised streets and pedestrian-friendly urban spaces.

The objective is to create an interconnected pedestrian network through central Chongqing, which like Manhattan in New York, consists of a peninsula between two rivers. This can be achieved by making urban routes recognisable and easy to navigate, for example by using uniform paving, good lighting and signposting, and setting up benches and similar urban furniture.

Denmark has long had a liking for pedestrian-friendly city spaces. 50 years ago, one of the world’s first carfree pedestrianised streets, Strøget, was established in the capital city Copenhagen. At 1.1 kilometres in length, it remains one of Europe’s longest pedestrianised streets.

The same backlash against the domination of the car is being seen in China. Urban planners, mayors and citizens are all insisting on better conditions for pedestrians in cities. Kristian Villadsen comments that the same themes which have developed in the West are also emerging in China today, i.e. to create attractive, vibrant, safe, sustainable and healthy cities:

“In China, people are very good at using public transport, but if public transport is seen only as a means of transporting the greatest possible number of people from A to B and it is forgotten that people don’t live at the station but also have to get there, it won’t function. Public transport then becomes solely for those who don’t have a car”.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dogs Praying Before Dinner

Look at this video that has a group of dogs praying before dinner. Four Dogs Praying Before Dinner is among many videos you have to choose from. Watch as this Japan lady make her dogs pray, clean their dishes, and bring them to her.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Top 3 Pizza Restaurants In Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the greatest places to eat pizzaThe Wrap-Up Magazine has released the top the pizza restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina. First up was Tony's pizza.

In the great New York style vs. everything else argument, this is a place that you can use as a great argument in favor of the thin, floppy New York pizza.

The CLT location of Tony's is just one of those old school, sit-and-have-some-love kinds of pizza parlors that are sadly becoming a thing of the past. The pizza, garlic bread and anything else you have the privilege of trying will just taste like smiles.

Second on the list is Riccio’s pizza villa. While the rest of the Italian menu is bang-up and great, you're going to want all of their garlic knots. Just the entire lot of it -- back the truck on up to the table. The pizza itself holds great company as some of the best around. Riccio’s is why you go out of your way for independent and local business.

Last but sure not least, is Luigi's Pizza restaurant. Places like this are what the world needs more of. Walk in, say "gimmie two slices and a beer" and bing, pow, boom -- there you go.

They're not messing around, just giving you the serious New York style pizza that you shouldn't live another day without. The friendly staff, laid back atmosphere and super-reasonable prices are all great justification for having every dinner for the rest of your life here.

Top 3 Places To Visit In The World

The Wrap-Up has released the top 3 places to visit in the world.

First on the list is the photo above is The Colosseum in the city of Rome. The ancient Roman Amphitheater still stands in the Italian capital, and you can tour it for less than $20. And once you’re in Rome, it’s not like you won’t find anything else to see and do.

The Great Wall Of China came up next on the list of top 5 places to visit. Much of the wall that stands today is from the Ming Dynasty of the 14th-17th centuries, but for its entire existence the Great Wall of China was nothing short of a work-in-progress. It’s officially 5,500 miles long, and you can visit this manmade barrier at several locations throughout China.

The Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt is 3rd on the list. They’re one of the true Seven Wonders of the World, but no one can seem to agree on just exactly how these 4,600 year old pyramids were built. Still, everyone definitely agrees that the Giza Pyramids are a bucket list destination. Hop on a camel and traverse the complex, or see the temples while sailing down the Nile.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Perfect Bar For Vegans

Miami now boasts two locations of the beer lover’s chain — one in Coral Gables and a new outpost on Miami Beach. Both have the same menu, which includes an extensive selection of Gardein foodstuffs — from wings ($10.95) to orange peel chicken ($16.95) to beef sliders ($11.95).

Friday, April 18, 2014

New Earth-Size Planet Found

NASA and Kepler telescope researchers have just announced that they've discovered an Earth-size planet circling a dwarf star at a distance that would allow that planet to support liquid water. The announcement was made in a live press conference attended by a panel of scientists that included Douglas Hudgins of NASA's Astrophysics Division, Elisa Quintana of the SETI Institute at NASA's Ames Research Center, Tom Barclay of Bay Area Environmental Research Institute at Ames, and Victoria Meadows of the University of Washington and the NASA Astrobiology Institute at Ames.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Waldorf Astoria Opening In Beverly Hills

Rumors are that the +Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts will be opening in Beverly Hills in 2017. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts unveiled designs and announced the development of a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills, a partnership between a private investor group led by Alagem Capital Group and clients of Guggenheim Partners. The brand plans to open the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in 2017.

Located adjacent to The Beverly Hilton on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards in Beverly Hills, the 12-story, 170-room luxury hotel will be the brand’s first new build on the West Coast and will join the Waldorf Astoria portfolio of 24 hotels and resorts.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Virgin Mobil Hotel

+Virgin Mobile Colombia and +Virgin Mobile France has announced the new building of a hotel in Chicao, Illinois by +Richard BransonSir Richard Branson has revealed new details on his latest travel-related venture: Virgin Hotels.

The inaugural Virgin Hotel is slated to open in Chicago’s central business district, The Loop, and feature 210 rooms, 38 suites, and 2 ‘Rock Star’ rooms. And in line with the brand’s overall branding strategy, Virgin Hotels will target a creative, high-income audience by pitching a “sophisticated hotel experience.”

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Most Expensive Puppy

A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the Qianjiang Evening News reported.

A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. “They have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs,” the dog’s breeder Zhang Gengyun was quoted as telling the paper, adding that another red-haired canine had sold for 6 million yuan.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Ferrari Land Theme Park

The automaker has teamed up with PortAventura Entertainment S.A.U. to announce a new Prancing Horse theme park which will also be its first European theme park. Located at the PortAventura resort near Barcelona, Ferrari Land is expected to spread out to 75,000 square metres

Estimated over $140 million, the auto-themed project will include the first Ferrari-themed hotel and Europe’s highest and fastest vertical accelerator. All set to open up in 2016, the family park will also lure travelers and Ferrari fans with a 250-room luxury five-star hotel along with restaurants, pool and even a driving simulator for adrenaline junkies.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Sky In Pink

Their is a new art poster surfing the market by +Rho Ophiuchi. Rho Ophiuchi (Latin ρ Ophiuchi) - double star in the constellation Ophiuchus. Stars illuminate the gas-dust cloud in the star cluster, in which the same are the brightest stars. Antares - the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius and one of the brightest stars in the night sky, a red supergiant. Cloud complex is the Rho Ophiuchi dark nebula of gas and dust, which is 1 ° south of the Rho Ophiuchi star in the constellation Ophiuchus. This cloud is one of the closest star-forming regions in the solar system.

Awesome picture of the sky in pink, blue and yellow colors represented in this picture. Image used for telescope Takahashi FSQ-106ED, reducer QE 0.73x and camera Canon EOS 5Dmk2-sp2. The photograph was taken at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level on the cliff Petruder, near Dalvallinu in Western Australia.

Описание картины

Потрясающая картина звёздного неба в розовых, голубых и жёлтых тонах представлена на этом снимке. Для снимка использовался телескоп Takahashi FSQ-106ED, уменьшитель QE 0.73x и фотокамера Canon EOS 5Dmk2-sp2. Снимок был сделан на высоте 1200 метров над уровнем моря на скале Петрудер, недалеко от Далваллину в западной Австралии.

Ро Змееносца (лат. ρ Ophiuchi) — двойная звезда в созвездии Змееносца. Звёзды подсвечивают газопылевое облако в звёздном скоплении, в котором же и являются самыми яркими звездами. Антарес - ярчайшая звезда в созвездии Скорпиона и одна из ярчайших звезд на ночном небе, красный сверхгигант. Облако-комплекс Ро Змееносца является темной туманностью газа и пыли, который находится 1 ° к югу от звезды Ро Змееносца из созвездия Змееносца. Это облако является одним из самых близких областей звездообразования к Солнечной системе.

A $57.25 Million Luxury Condo

Murdoch is buying the top four floors of new Manhattan luxury condo One Madison for $57.25 million. The 60-story glass tower on E. 23rd St. offers amazing New York city views, including clear views of the new World Trade Center. Murdoch’s new “quadruplex” penthouse includes more than 10,000 square feet, features five bedrooms, 5½ bathrooms, a spiral staircase and wide-open living areas, all wrapped by floor-to-ceiling glass. The condo also has an internal private elevator.

Mr. Murdoch recently became a bachelor after he and his former wife, Wendi Deng, divorced last November, ending 14 years of marriage. As part of the divorce settlement, he signed over to Ms. Deng a triplex penthouse at 834 Fifth Avenue, which he bought for $44 million in 2005. The couple’s two young daughters, Grace and Chloe, will live with their mother.

Mr. Murdoch’s new apartment will be on the 57th through 60th floors of One Madison, a building near Madison Square Park. The owner of the building, Related Companies, said in a statement announcing the sale — without naming Mr. Murdoch as the buyer — that the apartment encompassed more than 10,000 square feet.

The residence “offers a soaring double-height great room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace, with uninterrupted cinematic views of Manhattan, river to river and from the World Trade Center to the uptown tip of Madison Avenue.

Siena Italy Features

Although most people spend their Italian vacation in the holy trinity of Italian cities - Venice, Florence, and Rome, Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008.

Siena is a medieval city in the region of Tuscany, located in the north of Italy some 70 km south of Florence. It is probably best known for a colourful horse races. SIENA is the perfect antidote to Florence, a unified, modern city at ease with its medieval aspect, ambience and traditions.
It's a place not easily read by outsiders, and to get anything meaningful from a visit you'll need to stay at least one night; too many visitors breeze through on a day-trip. Self-contained behind its medieval walls. Piazza del Campo is really the heart and soul of the city, where everything happened and continues to happen.
Trattoria in the heart of Siena has been a reference point for anyone looking for Tuscan specialities for the past 50 years.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Luxury Submarine

For adventurous couples who may have already inducted themselves into the Mile High Club at 35,000 feet, Oliver’s Travels has adapted a leisure submarine with luxury furnishings and “sound-proof living accommodations” as part of their Mile Low Club.

The underwater marine hotel called “Lovers Deep” can be moored near the coral reef off the coast of St. Lucia or near a sunken battleship in the Red Sea. But love at the bottom of the ocean doesn’t come cheap. You’ll need to cough up $292,800 USD per night for a stay on the submarine vessel.

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