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Here’s a list of best composers in the world ever. Being a composer is not an easy job, but must be able to harmonize the tone into a good rhythm of music. A composer must also be sensitive to tone. Even a composer should be able to guess the basic tone of the noise caused by objects around it, as They have a sense of it. In the world history there are many famous composers around the world, but here’s a list of the best composers in the world ever
10. Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Francesco Fortunino Giuseppe Verdi (Le Roncole, October 10, 1813 – Milan, January 27, 1901) was an Italian composer, especially opera. He is the most influential members in the School of Italian Opera in the 19th century.
His works are often performed in opera houses around the world transcending the boundaries of genre, some of his themes have long rooted in popular culture, such as “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto, “Va, Pensiero” (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves ) from Nabucco, “Libiamo ne ‘lieti calici” (The Drinking Song) from La Traviata and Triumphal March from Aida. Although his work is sometimes criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than musical idiom of color and have a tendency to melodrama, Verdi’s masterworks dominate the standard of repertoire for a century and half after its composition.
9. Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1891)
Johannes Brahms (born in Hamburg, May 7, 1833 – died in Vienna, 3 April 1897 at age 63 years) is a composer and pianist from Germany, one of the most important musician on the Romantic era. Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany, but then he did much of his work in Vienna, Austria. In his lifetime, Brahms is very popular and influential in the music world.
Brahms compose music for piano, chamber music ensembles, symphony orchestras, and for the singers and chorus. As a skilled pianist, he often shows his own works for the first time himself. He also worked with major performers appearances in his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann (wife of composer Robert Schumann). Many of his works are part of the standard repertoire of classical concerts to date. One of the best-known work is Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (in English known as Brahms’s Lullaby).
8. Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher. Liszt became famous throughout Europe during the 19th century for his skills as a pianist. He is said by his contemporaries have mastered the technical pianists of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.
He is also an important and influential composer, a renowned piano teacher, a conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of art, and generous to other composers and players, especially Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.
7. Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin ( March 1st, 1810 – October 17th, 1849) was born in Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw, Poland on March 1, 1810. His father, Nicolas Chopin was from Marainville, France. While his mother, Tekla Justyna Kryzanowka were Poland. To avoid the mandatory army, in the year 1787 Nicolas Chopin left France and settled in Poland. Chopin was born shortly after his parents moved to Poland. Chopin’s had natural talent for playing the piano, this is seen in his improvisations for piano.
He was seven years old when one of his Polonaise published. However, other sources say that the first work is a Rondo (Op. 1) published by the time he was fifteen. At the age of eight, he appeared in public playing of the piano concerto of Gywortez. Chopin received his first musical education by Bohemian pianist Adalbert ?iwny. He died in Paris in 1849, aged thirty-nine, of pulmonary tuberculosis.
6. Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Robert Schumann (Zwickau, June 8, 1810, Bonn, July 29, 1856) was a German composer and pianist. He is regarded as one of most important European Romantic music composer and a well-known music critic in history. A scholar that describe the nature of romantic music very personal. Introspective and often acting, his first musical works is attempted to escape from the tradition of classical forms and structure which he thought too restrictive.
5. Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Franz Schubert (31 January 1797-19 November 1828) was Austrian composer. When he was five, his father had taught him many things about music. Then six years he entered very popular music school is in Vienna. Meanwhile, Franz had started to compose musical works. Produced his first song at age 17 years, called Gretchen at the spinning whell. For a while he became a school teacher, but then he stopped because he needed more time to write a piece of music. To finance his daily life she gave piano lessons. Sometimes he wrote eight songs per day. In fact, he slept without take his glasses off so he can immediately write if he woke in the middle of the night with the idea of a song.
Before the age of 20 years, he has written six symphony. Altogether he has produced nine symphony. Two of them are very famous Symphony No. 8 in B minor which is known by the title Unfinished Symphony and Symphony No. 9 in C minor known as the title of Great Symphony because of its length. Schubert’s music works is including various music forms for the orchestra with a different size. He has written about 100 songs. Among all the works that until now still regarded as the best are “Ave Maria, Who is Sylvia?, The Trout, and Serenade. Franz Schubert died at the age of 31 years, but he has produced nearly 1,000 works of music.
4. Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – 13 February 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and writer, but the most famous through for his work on operas. His music is still often played, most famous one is the “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre and the “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin. Wagner was also a highly controversial figure, because of his music and drama innovation also because he is a supporter of the ideas of anti-Semitism. In the history of music, he was classified as a composer of the Romantic Age.
3. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 in Bonn, died March 26, 1827 in Vienna) is a classical music composer from Germany. His famous work is the fifth and ninth symphonies, and piano songs Für Elise. He is regarded as one of the greatest composers and a leading figure in the transitional period between the Classical Period and Romantic Period. During his youth, he was a talented pianist, popular among the important and rich people in Vienna, Austria, where he lived. However, in 1801, he started to become deaf.
Deafness became worse and in 1817 he became completely deaf. Although he no longer could play in concert, he continued to create music, and at this time, He was created some of his greatest work. He lived the rest of his life in Vienna and never married.
2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born in Salzburg, January 27, 1756 – died in Vienna, Austria, December 5, 1791 at age of 35 years) was a composer. He is regarded as one of the most important European classical music composer and most famous in history. His works (about 700 songs), including songs which is widely recognized as the top symphonic works, chamber music, piano music, opera music, and choral music. Examples of his work is the opera Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte. Many of Mozart’s work regarded as the standard repertoire of classical concerts and recognized his music work as masterpieces of the classical era. His works are ordered in the catalog Köchel-Verzeichnis.
1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach (born in Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685 – died July 28, 1750 at age 65 years) was a German composer. He composed music for musical instrument such as organ, harpsichord and clavichord, and also for the orchestra. His most famous work is the Brandenburg concertos. The musicologist divides Bach’s whole composition in five era, each composition shows different styles specific enough when compared to each other in term of construction year.
Which one of those best composers in the world do You like best?
Here’s a list of most unique cell phones in the world. These cell phones have a unique feature and appearance. Maybe you will get famous in your workplace of you own one of these unique and bizarre cell phone. Some of these cell phone is still in the design and testing phase. So let’s take a look at these most unique cell phones in the world.
9. Vodafone 904SH: Cell Phone with Face Identification Feature
Probably this is the most secure cell phone, because of the face identification feature. So cell phone can be programmed to recognize a user’s face and will remain locked so that the memory or the existing functions will not be accessible by others, until it recognizes the face of the cell phone users who have been programmed. You can also use the “Movement Sensor” that allows users to use your cell phone like Nintendo Wii sticks, especially with the game that can be interconnected with a similar type.
8. Samsung Serene: Elegant Cell phone
This cellphone is unique and specially designed by Bang & Olufsen. If you see this cellphone, its design was so unique: its screen is designed under the cellphone, and the button above it. Why under the screen? Because they think that in this way, the screen will not be greasy again, because of the user’s cheek. The minimalist design is very unique, there is no screen on the outside part of the cellphone, the circular formed button, and ring tones that are used and installed are designed not to rude ears, so the elegant impression would appear very clear.
7. Nokia Colores: Virtual Harddisk Cell phone
The concept of this tool is the ‘virtual’ harddisk, which will allow you to access important information and incorporate them into a single tool. The cellphone includes GPS, GPRS, recording devices that can transform sound into text, biometric scanner, even fingerprints recognition, 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, Google Earth, and the structure of carbon fiber.
6. BenQ Qube Z2: Cube-shaped cellphones
The keypad of this cell phone arranged vertically in two rows on the right side of the screen, navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen, and has many features: MP3 with lyrics display, voice recorder, FM radio and 3D surround sound. Existing memory is 60MB, which would be a lot of store images from the camera is 1.3 Megapixel, and even accepting additional memory from the SD card.
5. Dbtel M50: Similar to iPod
If you like iPod model, this cell phone will make you feel you’re holding the iPod. You can go through the phone menu, there are 4 buttons, answer calls, postpone action or end the call. Dial Pad is a way to detect your movements. Around the Dial Pad there is also 4 functions for music. Once you confirm the song you want, you can click the round button in the middle to play it.
The displays are also not usual screen, the screen is touch screen, and you can activate the number keys with just one touch of the screen. This cell phone also has a 2.0 Megapixel camera, GPRS, USB, IrDA, and many more.
4. NOKIA SURV1: Water Resistant Cell Phone with Outdoor appearances
The concept for SURV1 is waterproof and strong frame for the cellphone. This cell phone is targeted for users who often spends more time in an outdoor atmosphere. This cell phone can even be used as a belt fastener, or a great necklace, and only use the touch screen without any buttons (except for emergencies). High-resolution screen scratch resistance that can also be used as a flashlight. As a supporter of outdoor activities, this cell phone is also equipped with GPS and an MP3 player.
3. Telson TWC 1150: Camera Watches Cell Phone
This camera watch cell phone weighs only 98 grams. Telson TWC 1150 has many unique features including loudspeaker, voice recorder and voice recognition capabilities. Batteries for these small items, capable of supporting the talks for 100 minutes, and can standby for 150 hours.
Telson TWC 1150 is also equipped with a digital camera, can store 80 images that can be used as a phone book as well. Even in the phone book, it can be set by a specific flame color display according to the group of contact.
2. Hyundai MP-280: Perfume Cell phone
For a woman and man that self-conscious with their body odor, Hyundai makes this cell phone, MP 280, a clam shell type phone with a tube of perfume. Once you open the phone to call or receive a phone, perfume will be sprayed. Once the jar of perfume had been discharged, you can recharge as well.
MP-280 is also equipped with the syringe that you can fill yourself with your favorite perfume. Things like a butterfly in the middle of the cell phone is where you inject your perfume. 2 drops of concentrate will be sufficient for 8 hours. In addition to this perfume, this cell phone is also equipped with a cover panel that would make it appear more attractive for the consumer.
1. Nokia 888: Flexural Cell Phone
You can do anything to your phone (in term of the shape), you can roll, you can also change the shape as you wish so that it will be more ergonomic. This cell phone is using liquid battery and using touch screen display.
Do You want to own one of those most unique cell phones in the world? Note that some of those cell phone is still in the design phase
Here’s the list of most unique islands in the world from various categories. These unique island become “unique” because they have some different feature than other islands in the world. Note that some of island is not an island in the ocean, but can be island in the lake or even island in the river. Here’s the list of most unique islands in the world
8. Ometepe: World’s Oldest island formed from the Volcano
Ometepe is one of the oldest island in the world. Formed from two volcanoes sticking out of the lake of Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. Its name comes from the Nahuatl word ome (two) and tepetl (mountain), meaning two mountains. Two volcanoes are Concepción and Maderas. Although this is a dangerous volcanic island, but there are residents living there, about 35,000 people. The majority of the population are doing agricultural and breeding. This area is one of the tourist destinations place as well in Nicaragua.
7. Ellesmere: Inhabited Frozen Island
Ellesmere is one of the Island in the world that reaching freezing temperature. The island that located in Canadian territory, exactly in the west Greenland, has a barren and mountainous nature and become a ‘laboratory’ of the geologists and biologists that are studying the changes of nature. It’s reported that this island is inhabited by 146 people nowadays.
6. Azores: Remote volcanic Island with Various Seasons in a Day
The island that located in the Atlantic ocean is really unique. When you come here and want to cook, no need to think about making a stove, just dig the soil and enter the pot then your food would be cooked. Azores is a volcanic archipelago located off the coast of Portugal.
Another uniqueness is that the weather in the island that can change quickly. The normal temperature in the winter is about 13 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius when summer. But here the weather can change quickly. Temperature can drop and rise so quick. No wonder people say, in this island you can witness various seasons in one day. Bizarre, Isn’t it?
5. Java: Island of People
Java is one of the most densely populated islands in the world. Total population reached 125 million people. Java is part of Indonesia, and also the island where Indonesian usually live. On the island there are two mega-city that is Jakarta and Surabaya. On the other hand, the island of Java have spectacular scenery. The island is vulnerable from volcano eruption and also earthquake as It’s in the range of active volcanoes and in the range of earth fracture as well. Java is also the location of Borobudur as one of the seven wonder of the world.
4. Peacock, Holy Island in Middle of the River
Peacock Island is a tiny island that called the holy island because of the Umananda sacred temple complex that located there. This tiny island is in the middle of a Brahmaputra river in Assam Province, India. Umananda Temple was built in 1594 by the King of Ahom Assam.
Among the temples in Assam, this temple, that dedicated for the worship for Lord Shiva, is one of the temple with the most visitors. To reach the temple, people must cross the river by boat from Kachari ghat. There is ferry service available from 7am in the morning until 5 pm in the evening.
3. Spratly Islands: World’s Most Disputed Islands
Spratly Islands is a group of 650 coral islands located in the South China Sea, between the Philippines and Vietnam. The Spratlys, as they are called, are part of the three islands in the South China Sea, consists of more than 30,000 islands and coral reefs, Because of that It complicates the geography, government and economy in the Southeast Asian region. It’s unclear what the potential of this island, but it’s heard that preliminary survey has been conducted and the results is these islands contain many indicated oil and gas.
The uniqueness of this island is that 45 islands are occupied by a small number of military forces from various countries: China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Brunei. Made it the most disputed islands in the world.
2. Samosir: Largest Island Within Island
Samosir Island is located in the middle of Lake Toba, a large lake in the big island of Sumatra, part of Indonesia. The island covers a large number of surface area on the lake. This island also have a unique culture and scenery that makes this island so unique. There are also two small lakes on the island itself. Samosir Island is believed to be the largest island within an island. The extent of 630 km square, only slightly smaller than the original area of Singapore that is 714 km square.
Samosir Island was created around 30,000 years ago during a massive volcanic eruption. Toba lake itself was created 75,000 years ago also caused by volcanic eruptions. In addition to Samosir Island, volcanic eruptions also cause the appearance of the peninsula on mainland Sumatra island that today become a small town Prapat.
1. Gunkanjima: Ghost Town in the Middle of the Sea
In the early 1900s, Gunkanjima is a prosperous island for its coal. Mitsubishi Corporation, which manages the coal mining here, really makes Gunkanjima become the rich city and densely populated, although the vast of the island is less than 1 km square.
To accommodate the miners, ten apartment complex built there. A tall labyrinth connected with the terrace, corridors and stairs. There are schools, restaurants, and gaming houses, all surrounded by a protective wall. The island is known as “Nashi Midori Shima,” the island without a green color. In the Year 50′s the population reached 6000 people, this is the most densely populated islands in the world at that time.
But the coal mines that continuously dredged up to the seabed in the long time is exhausted and the island was closed. The island that did not have any green plants die over time. Fifty years later, the island is like a ghost island with crumbling apartments. Year 1974-2009, the island is sealed off from visitors. But recently emerged new regulations, this unique island opened to tourists. The island is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Do You want to visit one of those most unique islands in the world?
Here’s the most horrific video games ever made. Some of the game players love to play horror game and get the horrific sensation while playing the game. The producer of the video games, try to satisfy them with the best horrific games. So here’s the most horrific video games ever made
9. Alone in the Dark, PC
This game is one of the oldest Horror Survival game in the market.Players are given the option to choose between the character male or female (Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood), and then trapped in the haunted house. From there you have to solve puzzles or you can choose to fight zombie slaves. You will also find creatures like giant two-legged rats along the road. The story of the game is quite good. This is the kind of game that You will want to try to finish as You want to solve the mystery.
8. System Shock 2, PC
This game debuted in summer 1999, to scare people. Really deep in the use characters and the story of amnesia, it is a game that really will make you sweat. This game really gives the atmosphere of the early starts. A repulsive character models make you want to shoot them with any weapon you have. The voices are also very disturbing. The most frightening moment: a similar scene from the film and novel of the past that make you afraid.
7. Condemned “Criminal Origins”, PC
This game inspired by films such as Silence of the Lambs and Se7en. Released by Sega on April 11, 2006, offers several new and intimidating tactics. There are no zombies and the big house, just a spray of blood from the head.
You take the role of Ethan Thomas, an agent of the SCU (Serial Crime Unit) that uses forensic tools that revealed the murder of two policemen trapped in the condemned parts of a fictional American city named “Metro City” while hunting a serial killer. Thomas investigation is further complicated by a mysterious phenomenon that changed while the population of the area became insane, psychotic violence. For Thomas, the player to investigate crime scenes using forensic tools and technical, as you resist the constant attacks. With the hope to catch a serial killer and escaped alive, and prove that he is innocent to the police.
6. Undying, PC
The game begins in 1923, after World War I when veteran Patrick Galloway received an emergency letter from his friend Jeremiah Covenant. Galloway was well renowned of the ability to deal with special unexplained things, such as, in health cure and eliminate the curse that has destroyed the whole family. Galloway was traveling to areas on the coast of Ireland to visit Covenant, his friend, with a strange tale of supernatural terror.
The Curse then kill the entire family of Jeremiah and turn them into monsters where you have to meet them later. There you will be dealing with spooky places, cult books and terrifying monsters. Did I mention that you also can use mantra in this game? Not only to destroy the monster but is also used to solve some puzzles to finish this game.
5. F.E.A.R, PC
F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) released on October 17, 2005. A horror-themed first-person shooter developed by Monolith Productions and published by Vivendi. This game is also packed with action, bloody effects and unique features such as the Matrix and Max Payne where you can slow time to dodge bullets. Cool right?
The atmosphere of this game is based on another Japanese horror movie. Another little girl ghost that will hunt you down to all the games. Even the sound of his voice was Japanese themed.
4. Doom 3, PC and Xbox
Doom 3 makes a hit in August of 2004 when it was released. With sales of 3.5 million dollars through the numbers, Doom 3 is the most successful game developed by Id Software until today. Doom 3 was developed from an old video game series, by removing the old Doom story line and make it the best.
Doom 3 story approach is centered on Mars with the main objective is to stop the demons and monsters who throw havoc on the earth. This game offers an environment with high detail, model monsters and demons and realistic sound effects.
3. Fatal Frame 2 Crimson Butterfly, Playstation 2 and Xbox
Fatal Frame 2 has an original storyline. Twin sisters Mio and Mayu Amakura visit the place where they played when They was a child. Mayu follows a mysterious red butterflies deep in the jungle. Mio started to follow his twin sister, and two girls are led into a village shrouded in fog. While it seems deserted, the twins quickly realized that the souls of the dead who tormented wandering, remembering the day of the failed ceremony and trap them forever in this state.
No guns, no creepy mansion, No zombies. Your main weapons are your camera, it’s true. A camera that can ward off ghosts. From there you will collect various types of film (as the ammunition you) and solve the mystery of the whole village. If you like Japanese horror movies then I suggest you spend time playing this game.
2. Silent Hill 1, Playstation
Silent Hill is the buzz on RE series. What makes this game unique is that makes you shudder, when the zombies are chasing you. Do not turn off the lights and make sure the radio turned on when you play this game. This is best Silent Hill all-time from Environmental effects of light and very creepy. The most scary moment: when the city turned into a sea of blood with the Ding Dong sound made by the clock on the tower.
1. Resident Evil 1, PC and Playstation 2
The game was first released in 1996 on the PS1 console. Capcom makes one characteristic to make this classic game to be the best. From the original window to destroy zombies, crawling on the ceiling and a puzzle that takes time, anyone that played will remember that.
The most frightening moment: Opening a new door that just opened the lock is one of the most frightening thing in this game. You can’t guess what is behind the door. Capcom made a good job on the effects of opening the door, Eveyone will love the surroundings of black and loud voice with horrific sensations.
Have You played those most horrific video games ever made?
Here’s a collections of most luxurious airplane interiors in the world. Those most luxurious airplane interiors is mostly located in the private luxurious airplane. But some also come from commercial as well. Of course those interiors cost a lot of money to be built as it’s built from the world’s leading interior designer. Let’s take a look at those most luxurious airplane interiors in the world.
8. Etihad Airline’s Diamond Seat
This leading new airline in the world, Etihad Airways, has been back to the top-luxury slot with innovations in their aircraft with the arrival of new purpose built Airbus 340-500 and the revolutionary diamond seat. Luxurious seats can rotate 180 degrees, enabling guests to meet and eat with one another, all within the luxurious Diamond zone. This seat is also equipped with personal 23 ‘LCD video screens and mood lighting to add a luxury travel experience. In addition to 180-degree swivel feature, the seat backrest also has six-way movement with a built-in facilities and even massage chairs convert into luxurious 6 feet 1 inch flat bed at the touch of a button to provide a home like convenience when traveling. Diamond Zone is also equipped with a folding table-and-play, an integrated personal mirror, pneumatic lumbar support, reading light and desk lamp separate from the luxurious surroundings covering coatroom and mini-bar. So, if you think traveling is the experience of fatigue then you need to discover a new level of convenience when traveling with Etihad Airways, using the revolutionary Diamond Seat.
7. 2005 GULFSTREAM G550
This luxury Gulfstream G550 provide seats for 14 passengers in a beautiful leather seats and equipped with conference table, two lavatories, two coffee makers, a high temperature oven and microwave, dishwasher. In addition there are crystal storage, stainless steel sink, two ice compartments, a thermoelectric refrigerated food storage compartment, the system of thirty gallons of pressurized water, hot water heater and air conditioner. This aircraft is also equipped with internet access, printers and fax machines. Cabin video equipment includes two DVD players, one 20 Inch LCD monitor, an LCD monitor 17 inch, seven-7 Inch LCD monitors and three smaller LCD monitors. In addition there are two systems of multi-digital converter, two-color touch screen remote controls, two RF remote controls and ten 115-volt AC outlet. Also included in this configuration is aircraft mounted camera for front looking, the aircraft mounted rear view camera and a tail mounted camera. While passenger audio systems include ten mid-range speakers, four subwoofer speakers, stereo headphone jack and CD player.
6. Airbus A350 with BMW Interiors
Airbus A350 aircraft, which launched in twinjet Interiors Expo 2006 exhibition in Hamburg featuring luxurious interiors by BMW. Airbus has linked with BMW Designworks Group to design a new interior on the A350. Ultra luxury cabin will boast high end luxury features such as A350 chief engineer Dougie Hunter says, “We can project into the ceiling to match whatever atmosphere is required, such as the night sky or clouds etc”. Hunter said that, the concept around the area of two door is one has a bar area and seating for economy while the entrance area will display the dome to provide a sense of spaciousness or openness in the cabin.
5. Luxo Jets
Brazilian company Embraer has teamed up with BMW’s Los Angeles based studio, DesignworksUSA, for some super luxury interiors for medium range business jet. Phenom 300 pictured here should be one of the first to get the interior of the BMW. The $ 6.65 million (maybe more with a nice interior) jet flying at 41,000 feet and has a range of 2078 miles. This interior is intended for medium range jet company lines. It features a full kitchen and bathroom and the cabin, very Teutonic style lounge with heavy technology with lay-flat seats, deployable tables, and lights out.
4. Versace & Tag Aircraft Interiors
Versace clients can now deck-up their private jets with the company extended line style for aircraft interiors in association with TAG Aircraft Interiors. Versace geared up to produce unique cabin designs for the ultra rich. Each design would be a complete holiday, and your custom interior will be signed and numbered by Versace. Leather seats are inspired by the Versace home couture collection, and is designed to offer a fully luxury and comfort. Apparently, clients can also participate creatively with the Versace design team to understand the interior personal space with their own specifications.
3. Airbus A380 VIP ‘Flying Palace’
Luxury has no limits! One of the latest trends with the ultra rich is having more expensive jets that usually associated with commercial aviation, such as the Airbus A319, A320 and Boeing 737. Improvement are done based in design work on the interior for the VIP version like this one of the Airbus A380 “Flying Palace”. Airbus A380 interior designed in luxury way including management offices or board rooms, a curvy cocktail bar which offers a super-sized screen TV, comfortable seating and private dining or relaxing zone.
2. Singapore Airlines private bedroom
Singapore Airlines upgraded their luxury seating by announcing a “super first-class Airbus A380″. The fully enclosed private suites, which indicates to the ‘golden era’ flying boats in the thirties and forties, have been designed by renowned yacht designer Jean Jacques Coste. Each room will be equipped with leather seats and full sized bed with mattress. Both suites center can be further modified to be doubled for couples. User of the room will find a lot of gadgets, including flat-screen TVs 23-inch, with 100 options of 180 films and TV programs, and 700 CDs. We have to think about a plane without a luxury bedroom like an action movie without a high speed car!
1. BMW Designworks for Boeing 787 Cabin Concept for a Russian Tycoon
Boeing Business Jets approached DesignworksUSA and challenged the company to create the interior of a conceptual 787 aircraft to clients, fictitious affluent Russian thirties tycoon. So in the pursuit to create a luxurious second home, in DesignworksUSA design team came up with an interior with semi-transparent walls, furniture-style housing that allows the space visually continue around the scenery and let the eye travel outside the neighborhood. Interior luxury jet features a bar, dozens of sofas, beds, meeting rooms, stairs, and even enough room to fit the owner BMW. Anyting can be added here?
Do You wanna try one of those airplane with most luxurious interiors in the world?
Here’s the article about most unique houses in the world. As we know, people are different one another. Some of the people in the world like something unique and strange rather than something common and usual. Maybe there’s some main part of the usually house that kept existed, such as Kitchen, Bathroom, living room and bed room. But We will be wondering is there any Shower Enclosure on these unique house? I guess not all these houses have one. So let’s take a look at the most unique houses in the world
9. UFO House in Taiwan
This UFO house in Taiwan look scary, but has confirmed there’s no Alien within This kind of house also found in China. This house is part of the Taiwan government projects that can not be continued and finally let it become a ghost town.
8. Shoes House in Pennsylvania, United States
Seems to be a big fan of fairy tale live here. Shoes homes in Pennsylvania, United States form the shoe in all aspects, except the bottom of the shoes.
7. Hole House in Texas, United States
This hole house in Texas, the United States is likely an art project rather than a result of the extraordinary accident. Whatever it is, this house could be said unique. Isn’t It?
6. Cob House in Vancouver, Canada
We have to be amazed that this cob House in Vancouver, Canada is made of pure clay, sand, straw and water.
5. Dome House in Florida, United States
Dome House in Florida, United States, is the beautiful white house with unique dome architecture.
4. Cubic House in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Cubic houses in Rotterdam, the Netherlands is a collection of houses that together form a geometric cube. Interesting factor here is how this house is maintained to keep from falling by balancing one another.
3. Crooked House in Sopot, Poland
You know that your looking at a real building right? The Crooked House was built in 2004 as an addition at a popular shopping center, and is a major tourist attraction in Sopot, Poland.
2. Stone House in Portugal
Stone house in Portugal is one of the best example of usage of the natural elements. It was unique when we see, but the house was indeed inhabited.
1. Kettle House in Texas, United States
This Kettle House in Texas, United States not only just looks like a kettle, but it also can function properly as a house.
Have You ever seen other house that more unique than those most unique houses in the world?
Here’s the most extreme weather conditions in our solar system. The outer space is so wide, even just for our solar system, It still so huge to be discovered. There’s a lot of phenomenon happen in the outer space. One of those phenomenon is the bizarre weather. Some of the weather is so extreme for human being. Let’s take a look at the most extreme weather conditions in our solar system
9. Severe Lightning
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has seen an electrical storm larger than the continental of United States electric storm at Saturn, with lightning flashes of about 1000 times more powerful than on Earth. Lightning storm that stretches 2175 miles (3500 kilometers) from north to south and emit radio sound the same as that resulted by lightning on earth.
8. Hot Crush
Venus is considered as the hottest place in our solar system. With a temperature of about 750 Kelvin and a pressure about 90 times compare to earth will make every visitor will be crushed. Scientists say that this happens because of excessive greenhouse effect of sulfate cloud cover venus sky.
7. Methane Moon
Cassini Huygens spacecraft found strong evidence of heavy liquid methane rains occurred in the Saturn moon, Titan. It’s probably the “water” that found on that moon is methane as well because the cold temperatures of Titan (94 degrees Kelvin). In that temperature water also would be locked up as ice.
6. The Ice Planet
Pluto that now is not regarded as the 9th planet in this solar system has the fact that sunlight received on the earth compare to Pluto is around 1:1000. That caused the planet is comprised of ice consisting of frozen nitrogen, methane and carbon dioxide with temperatures ranging from minus 387 to minus 369 Fahrenheit (40-50 degrees Kelvin). Everything on this planet is just ice.
5. Windy World
In Neptune found the winds that blow more powerful than that on Earth, reaching 1500 mile per hour (2414 km per hour). Along with the rapid rotation of the planet (approximately 16 hours), causing fast hot and cold convection and creating a speed exceeding the wind speed on Earth.
4. Freeze Frame
The temperature on Uranus can reach below minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit (89 Kelvin). Uranus has a rotation of 17 hours but reached 84 years of the revolution which led to season that would be a long time to change. Sometimes. It can be so cold that methane in the atmosphere condenses into clouds of methane crystals.
3. Close Encounter
The 2 spots on the Jupiter below is a raging storm on the planet. We can compare the size of the storm to the planet size so We can see how big is the storm. The big red spot storms is more than twice the width of the Earth with a 350 mph (563 kph) winds and another smaller storms on the smaller red. Although not fully understood, scientists think the red color correlates with the intensity of the storm-winds and generates from chemical compound under the clouds and lift them to high places and added with ultraviolet to produce that kind of color.
2. Dust Buster
Mars has been known to have flung dust storms that swept through parts of the march. This rust-colored dust can be blown with a speed of 60-100 mph (97-161 kilometers) per hour, which lasts for weeks to months. Once started, this can be impenetrable fog blanketed more than half the planet, raising the temperature 30 degrees Celsius in parts of mars.
1. Iron Rain
Called as “failed star”, the brown dwarf planet is a planet that newly discovered in our solar system (as we knew this is one of the 3 Dwarf planets in our solar system that newly discovered). The brown color indicates that the planet has ferum element (iron) in high portion. This planet has a storm like Jupiter and pull the ferum to the surface of it. Brown dwarf planet is getting cold from time to time as the gas molecules condense into liquid iron clouds and rain. With the further cooling, a huge storm swept away the clouds, let the infrared light escape into space.
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Here’s a list of the best airports in the world 2010 based on Skytrax. As we know airport is one of the most important infrastructure in a country as just by using airport people can enter to and go from a country easily. Without a good airport, people won’t come with comfortable to a country. So let’s take a look at top 9 best airports in the world 2010.
9. Auckland International Airport
Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand with over 13 million (estimated at 7 million international and 6 million domestic) passengers a year, expected to more than double by 2025. The airport is in Mangere, a western suburb of Manukau City, and is 21 km south of Auckland City centre. It is the central hub for Air New Zealand.
Auckland Airport is one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region, and is the country’s second largest cargo ‘port’ by value, contributing around $14 billion to the economy, and catering for over four million visitors each year, resulting in a 70% share of New Zealand’s international travellers.
The airport is the fourth busiest in Australasia after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports. However, internationally, the airport is the second busiest in Australasia, being a third busier than Melbourne Airport in terms of international passengers. The airport has also been rated in the top 3 worldwide for airports handling 5–15 million passengers annually.
8. Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport, is the main international airport of Beijing, China. It is located 32 km northeast of Beijing’s city center in an enclave of Chaoyang District that is surrounded by rural Shunyi District. The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. The airport’s 1999 extension (Construction of Terminal 2) was financed by ODA (Low interest loan) provided by the Japanese government. The airport’s IATA Airport Code, PEK, is based on the city’s former romanized name, Peking.
Beijing Capital has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world’s busiest airports in the past decade. It had become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements by 2009. Beijing Capital International Airport is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world with 65,329,851 passengers passing through the airport in 2009. The airport registered 488,495 aircraft movements (take-offs and landings), which ranked 10th in the world, making Beijing Capital the only Asian airport in the Top 30. In terms of cargo traffic, Beijing airport has also witnessed rapid growth. By 2009, the airport had become the 14th busiest airport in the world by cargo traffic, registering 1,420,997 tonnes.
7. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the Netherlands’ main international airport, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The airport’s official English name, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, places the words in the Dutch order (Luchthaven Schiphol) instead of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The airport used to have the IATA code of SPL, which has fallen into disuse and has been replaced by AMS.
Schiphol is an important European airport, ranking as Europe’s 3rd largest and the world’s 14th largest for cargo tonnage. It also ranks as the world’s 3rd largest by international passenger traffic as well as Europe’s 5th and the world’s 14th busiest by overall passenger volume. Additionally, Schiphol ranks as Europe’s 5th and the world’s 17th busiest airport by number of flights, handling 446,569 traffic movements in 2008, a 1.7% drop on 2007. Schiphol’s main competitors as in passenger and cargo throughput with London Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Madrid-Barajas Airport. In 2007, Schiphol handled 47,430,019 passengers in 2008, 0.8% down on 2007, ranking it fifth in Europe behind London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid. There are 188 loading slots in the whole airport.
6. Zurich Airport
Zürich Airport (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) also called Kloten Airport, is located in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland and managed by Unique Airport. It is Switzerland’s largest international flight gateway and hub to Swiss International Air Lines. It is partially in Kloten, partially in Rümlang, and partially in Oberglatt. Skyguide is responsible for all Air Traffic Control for Zürich.
In 2003, Zürich Airport completed a major expansion project in which it built a new parking garage, a new midfield terminal, and an automated underground train to move passengers between the existing terminal complex and the new terminal. In November 2008, Unique Company announced a complete renovation and rebuild of the old fingerdock ‘B’ structure. The visitor terrace will be temporarily closed during construction, but airport officials announced that a terrace will be included in the new structure.
5. Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) commonly known as KLIA is one of Southeast Asia’s major aviation hubs. It is also Malaysia’s main international airport. It is situated in the Sepang district, in the south of the state of Selangor, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. KLIA was built at a cost of $3.5 billion.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is capable of handling 35 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year in its current phase. As of 2007, it was ranked as the 13th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, and is the 7th busiest international airport in Asia. The complex handled 26,938,970 passengers in 2007, a 13.0% increase over 2005. In 2008, Kuala Lumpur International Airport handled 667,495 metric tonnes of cargo, which is a 2.2% increase compared to 2007. The increase in cargo volume made Kuala Lumpur International Airport the 27th busiest airport by cargo traffic.
4. Munich Airport
Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM) (German: Flughafen München-Franz Josef Strauß), is located 28.5 km (17.7 mi) northeast of Munich, Germany, and is a hub for Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner airlines. It lies in direct proximity to the old city of Freising and is named in memory of politician Franz Josef Strauss. The airport is located on the territory of three different municipalities: Oberding (location of the terminals; district of Erding), Hallbergmoos and Marzling (district of Freising).
Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic (34.73 million in 2008), behind Frankfurt Airport while it is the world’s 14th busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic.
3. Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, because it was built on the island of Chek Lap Kok by land reclamation, and also to distinguish it from its predecessor, the closed Kai Tak Airport.
The airport opened for commercial operations in 1998, replacing Kai Tak, and is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China (with over 40 destinations) and the rest of Asia.
HKIA also operates one of the world’s largest passenger terminal buildings and operates twenty-four hours a day. The airport is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong and is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, Hong Kong Express Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Air Hong Kong (cargo) and Asia Jet (private). It is a secondary hub for Air New Zealand, to a lesser extent Qantas and Virgin Atlantic, all of which use Hong Kong as a stopover point for flights on the Kangaroo Route between Australasia and Europe. United Airlines also uses Hong Kong as a stopover point for flights from the United States to Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City. In the near future, Garuda Indonesia is considering making Hong Kong their transit hub for flights to Europe.
2. Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest and busiest in the world. Since 2005, it has been consecutively rated as the best airport in the world by the Airports Council International and received the full 5-star ranking by Skytrax, the prestigious recognition shared only by Hong Kong International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport. Located 70 km (43 mi) west of Seoul, the capital and largest city of South Korea, Incheon International Airport is the main hub for Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and Polar Air Cargo.
The airport opened for business in early 2001, replacing the older Gimpo International Airport, which now serves only domestic destinations plus shuttle flights to Tokyo (Haneda), Shanghai (Hongqiao) and Osaka (Kansai). The airport serves as a hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia.
Incheon International Airport is also currently Asia’s eighth busiest airport in terms of passengers, the world’s fifth busiest airport in terms of cargo and freight, and the world’s eleventh busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2006.
1. Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS), Changi International Airport, or simply Changi Airport, is the main airport in Singapore. A major aviation hub in Southeast Asia, it is about 17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi) north-east from the commercial centre in Changi, on a 13 square kilometres (5.0 sq mi) site.
The airport, operated by the Changi Airport Group, is the home base of Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Valuair, and Jett8 Airlines Cargo. As of April 2008, Changi Airport handled about 4,340 weekly flights operated by 80 airlines to 130 cities in 59 countries. The airport is a secondary hub for Qantas Airways, which uses Singapore as the main stopover point for flights on the Kangaroo Route between Australia and Europe. Qantas is the largest foreign airline to operate from the airport, with over two million passengers annually. An important contributor to the Singapore economy, 13,000 people are employed at the airport, which accounts for over S$4.5 billion in output.
In 2007, the airport handled a record 36,701,556 passengers, a 4.8% increase over the 2006 fiscal year. This made it the 19th busiest airport in the world and the fifth busiest in Asia by passenger traffic in 2007. In addition to being an important passenger hub, the airport is one of the busiest cargo airports in the world, handling 1.89 million tons of cargo in 2007
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Here’s the biggest ships ever made in the world. These ships come from various categories. There are cruiser ship, cargo, warship and tanker as well. These ships is one of the achievement of the transportation technology as well as the human. Let’s take a look at those biggest ships ever made in the world to see how big they can be.
5. USS Enterprise, the biggest warship
Largest warships, aircraft carriers, is owned by the United States Navy. USS Enterprise is the largest carrier of the Nimitz class. This Nimitz class super carrier is equipped with the respective 2 nuclear reactors created by Westinghouse that drive 4 steam turbine that connected to 4 propeller shafts. the turbine engine produces 260.000 horsepower that can drive ships with a speed of 30 + knots. By this means the ship’s nuclear reactor was not necessary to be “filled” for 20 years. With the logistic system which is owned by the US Navy allows this ship to sail round the world non-stop without having to stop and lean on the logistical port to recharge. With a length of 340 meters, 78 meters beam and draft of 12 meters, the Nimitz-class super carrier have 101.196 tons displacement. Total crew on board is 5.700, consisting of 3.200 sailors and 2.500 air wing. Total aircraft that can be carried is 85 units. It’s the combination of F-18e / F Super Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, E-2 Hawkeye, C-2 Greyhound, SH/HH-60 Seahawkdan S-3 Viking.
4. Berge Stahl, the biggest bulk carrier
Berge Stahl is registered in Stavanger, Norway. This vessel previously registered in Monrovia, Liberia. This ship was built in 1986 by Hyundai Heavy Industries. This ship is now owned by Singapore company BW Group. Because of its large size, this ship can only be fully docked at two ports in the world, the Terminal Maritimo de Ponta da Madeira in Brazil and the Europoort near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
3. Oasis of The Seas, the biggest cruise ship
The biggest cruise ship is ever made today is Oasis of The Seas, that owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. Oasis of The Seas was registered in Nassau, The Bahamas. Oasis of the Seas Construction cost around $ 1,4 Billions in 2006. It is one of the most expensive ship ever built. The Oasis of the Seas is The most Luxurious ships ever built in the world. The ships was built by STX Europe shipyards in Turku, Finland. The total weight is 225,282 GT witht the total lenght is 360 m 1,181 ft.
2. Emma Maersk, the biggest container ship
The biggest container ship is owned by the container Ship company Maersk Group. The ship is named EMMA Maersk, and it’s the largest container ship that has been operated. This ship is capable of containing nearly 11.000 TEU’s (Twenty feet Equivalent Units), not less than 1.400 container more than the ability of other ships. That’s according to the stability limit of the vessel in accordance with company policy, with assuming the weight per container is 14 tons. But this ship is basically designed to contain 14.500 TEU’s. The ship was built by Odense Steel Shipyard Danish in 2006. There is an interesting fact when the ship was being built. There was a large fire broke out on accommodation deck and bridge deck which caused much damage. But everything could be repaired quickly and the vessels were completed on time. The ship is named EMMA Maersk, which is the name of Maersk Mc-Kinney wife, the founder of Maersk Group.
1. Knock Nevis, The biggest Super Tanker
This is the king of all supertankers, and possibly if viewed from its dimension is the largest ship ever built. In term of the ships that still operating, this is indeed the largest ships. The Carrers stories are also quite interesting.
First, these ships have been called:
– “Seawise Giant”
– “Happy Giant”
– “Jahre Viking”
– “Knock Nevis”
Knock Nevis, or T.T. Jahre Viking is the largest ship ever built. This is a super tanker with a class ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier), ship length is 485 meters (1503 feet), when the ship was standing then the ship will be taller than the Petronas Twin Tower. Jahre Viking has a depth of 25 meters in fully laden. Because of its large size, the Jahre Viking can not pass through the canal of Panama or Suez Canal and even the English Channel, was not passable. Cargo capacity (deadweight tonnage) of the Jahre Viking is 564.763 tons, Jahre Viking can carry about 650.000 m³ (4.1 million barrels) of crude oil (crude oil) once sailed. Jahre Viking was originally built with a displacement of 480.000 tons by Sumitomo Heavy Industries yard in Japan in 1975 with hull number 1016, which later named Seawise Giant.
As an illustration, see the comparison of scale with the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building:
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Here’s the most beautiful parks in the world. As we know that one of the important element of a city is a park. Without any park, a city won’t get enough fresh air. So people in the world try to make a beautiful parks that also will server as a lung for the city. Here’s the most beautiful parks in the world that come from various countries, most of them located in United States.
14. Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Hundreds of Thousands of flowers bloom in various colors in this horticultural wonder. Flowers such as pansies, scillas, daphnes, and forsythis all lined up to form a magnificent scenery.
13. Keukenhof, The Netherlands
Tulip is the national symbol of Holland and appeared in various Dutch history. Princess Maxima (with the help of the Russian president’s wife) led the openingflower in 100 species is planted by hand every year on 80 hectares of garden area. of Keukenhof Garden. More than 7 million Tulips
12. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, United States
San Francisco is indeed a paradise for travelers. In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco many flowers from many different countries grown here. Like the Dutch tulip flowers, California native flowers, roses, Shakespeare flower, and even the original flowers of that area.
11. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
This flower garden used to be called with Kew flower garden and has an area of more than 300 hectares and a garden which has the largest plant collections in the world. In this garden, spring means the explosion of more than 5 million of the colorful light bulbs. The garden is more than 250 years old with tulips, daffodils, crocuses, irisis, snowdrops, and bluebells. Along with the arrival of spring, the visitors could see the flowers violas, pansies, nasturtiums and so forth.
10. The New York Botanical Garden, United States
The Bronx is a tropical paradise every spring in the orchid show event held every year.
9. Mirabell Palace, Salzburg, Austria
This garden is famous by the movie “The Sound of Music”. This park has the style of Baroque style from the era of the 17th century and has a row of purple flowers colored yellow, white, people, pink, and red. Do not be surprised if this garden inspire you to create a song.
8. Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania
This flower garden was once the private property of the offspring of Rosengarten, which means rose garden in Germany. This family gave this park so that It belongs to the public to be enjoyed every day. This flower garden has tulips, daffodils, and some flowering trees and vines, and several other flowers such as lilies, alium, and so on.
7. The Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
This flower park located outside Los Angeles and has been modified from farmers workplace to be a heaven for flower lovers. This park is possessed more than 14,000 types of plants such as lily flower, and roses. Also do not miss the flowers from subtropical countries and Australia.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens San Marino California
6. Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Grant Park has always been a public property and the It’s for free. This is a gift because this park is located in the city center which is located between the busy district with Lake Michigan.
5. The Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
First Built in 1859, an area of 79 hectares was spoiling their visitors with stunning scenery, beautiful flowers and colorful. This park have a Japanese nuance and attract a lot of people from foreign countries to visit.
4. The Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, Texas, United States
This park is still a young park Newly formed less than 30 years ago. The best place is in the Jonsson Color Garden, where tulips, daffodils, all waiting for you there.
3. The Skagit Valley, Washington state, United States
This park is included in the list of “1000 places you should visit before you die”. Lot of tulips, daffodils, and so forth here.
2. The United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C.
When the congress planed in 1820 to make this park as a national park, it is a dream that come true. Today, the oldest national park located in United State’s capital is visited by 1 million people every year. This park is created from such various interested situations.
1. Suzhou Park, China
Suzhou garden has an oriental classic style as characteristics of China. The park built since the 11th century. Lingering Garden is the most famous part of the park, filled with bonsai plants, rocks, waters, and historic buildings.
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