Saturday, May 10, 2008

Trip around the world

Cherry bloom in Japan

Japan is a country on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. The "Land of the Rising Sun" lies to the east of the Asian continent and is composed of over 3,000 islands.


Autumn in Germany

Germany (German: Deutschland) is one of the world's leading industrialized countries, located in the heart of Europe.

The beauty of Antarctica

Antarctica (from Greek "opposite the Arctic") is a continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole. It is the coldest place on Earth and is almost entirely covered by ice; however, it is also the world's largest desert.

Scenery of Europe

German's New Swan Castle

"New Swan Castle", a dramatic Romanesque fortress with Byzantine and Gothic interiors, which was built next to his predecessor' s castle: Hohenschwangau. Numerous wall paintings depict scenes from Wagner's operas.

View of Holland

Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands. The name Holland in this and the other entries on this page ultimately stem from holt land ("wooded land").

Beauty of Tibet

Disney Castle

Water Bridge in Germany

EVER SEEN A WATER BRIDGE? Water Bridge in Germany... What a feat! Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters this is engineering!

This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany, as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg, near Berlin. The photo was taken on the day of inauguration. To those who appreciate engineering projects.

Taking six years to build and costing around half a billion euros, the massive undertaking will connect Berlin's inland harbor with the ports along the Rhine river. At the center of the project is Europe's longest water bridge measuring in just shy of a kilometer at 918 meters. The huge tub to transport ships over the Elbe took 24,000 metric tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of
concrete to build.

The water bridge will enable river barges to avoid a lengthy and sometimes unreliable passage along the Elbe. Shipping can often come to a halt on the stretch if the river's water mark falls to unacceptably low levels.

Golden Maple Leaf

Edge of Glacier

Lavender Farm and Tree

The Night Scene of Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars, beside the River Seine, in Paris, France. The tower stands 300 meters (986 feet) high, not including the 24 meter (72 feet) antenna.

Blue Sea


Mirror Lake

Breithorn Peak (Switzerland)

The Breithorn is a mountain in the Alps, considered the most easily climbed 4,000 m Alpine peak.

Falling Star (Make a wish!)


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