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Iguazu Falls — South America’s Mightiest Waterfall

Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian State of Paraná and the Argentine Province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River starts at the city of Curitiba and runs for the most part of the course in Brazil and at the end at the border of Brazil and Argentina. More images after the break…

Their name comes from the Guarani or Tupi words y (water) and ûasú [waˈsu] (big). Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to find the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541, after whom one of the falls in the Argentine side is named. The falls were rediscovered by Bosellz at the end of the nineteenth century, and one of the Argentine falls is named after him. Iguazu Falls was short-listed as a candidate to be one of the New7Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation. As of February 2009 it was ranking fifth in Group F, the category for lake, rivers, and waterfalls. Via Link

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Grass Roofs in Norway

Not all environment solutions involve modern technology or new ideas. Grass roofs on houses in Norway are one such case. Translated literally, torvtak is “turf roof.” For hundreds of years turf roofs have been popular in Norway. More images after the break…


No two turf roofs are the same. Some are bright green and almost velvety. Others are golden and look like they’re growing wheat or oats. A number of turf roofs have flowers mixed in with the grass, and a few have small trees.
The advantages of turf roofs are many. They are very heavy, so they help to stabilize the house; they provide good insulation; and they are long-lasting. Special skills and materials are required to prepare the roof for the turf topping.
Turf roofs in Norway are a tradition and you will see them everywhere. This is not some new architectural trend in London or New York!
Here is a link to some photos of the more recent, trendy green roofs. Meanwhile, in the UK the government would like to see more people go for grass roofs and suggest such a move could cut their tax bill.

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Tunnel Road

Stremnaya road is called the road of de@th and its situated in Bolivia……







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Heights of Beauty

Crater in state of Arizona, the USA


Glacier in Argentina

Greece

New Caledonia2

New Caledonia

Plantations of an olive tree, Tunis

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The big barrier reef, Australia

Tokyo, Japan

Village in Morocco

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Great Driving Road

World’s Greatest Driving Road U.A.E


Great Driving Road [www.ritemail.blogspot.com]

Great Driving Road [www.ritemail.blogspot.com]

Great Driving Road [www.ritemail.blogspot.com]

Great Driving Road [www.ritemail.blogspot.com]

Great Driving Road [www.ritemail.blogspot.com]

Great Driving Road [www.ritemail.blogspot.com]

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The World Record to Launch Kite

World record, Thousands of children gathered in the G@za Strip, to beat the world record to launch kite. More than 6000 boys and girls came to the sandy beach to launch into the sky over 3000 serpents.




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Suspension Bridge made of Grass

Qeswachaka, the hanging bridge located at the southern province of Canas in Cuzco, Peru. It is hand-woven from a local grass called “Qoya”. It is 120 feet long and is rebuilt every year by a local community. More images after the break…

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Tropical Island Of Fiji

The Republic of the Fiji Islands, or Fiji, is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Vanuatu, west of Tonga and south of Tuvalu. The country occupies an archipelago with two sizable islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, where the majority of inhabitants live, and is joined by over eight hundred islands, with about one hundred regularly inhabited. The name Fiji is the old Tongan word for the islands, which is turn derived from the Fijian name Viti.
Tropical Island Of Fiji
Tropical Island Of Fiji

Tropical Island Of Fiji
Fiji consists of 322 islands, of which about one third are inhabited. The two most important islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Viti Levu hosts the capital city of Suva, and is home to nearly three quarters of the population. The islands are mountainous, with peaks up to 1200 m, and covered with tropical forests. Other important towns include Nadi, (location of the international airport) as well as Labasa, Lautoka, and Savusavu. Other islands and island groups include Taveuni and Kadavu (the third and fourth largest islands respectively, the Mamanuca Group (just outside Nadi) and Yasawa Group, which are popular tourist destinations, the Lomaiviti Group, outside of Suva, and the remote Lau Group.

Tropical Island Of Fiji

Tropical Island Of Fiji

Tropical Island Of Fiji

Tropical Island Of Fiji

Tropical Island Of Fiji

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World’s Tallest Tower

The the worlds newest tallest building is about to be completed, lookx amazing, should be safer than going to space to get a better view of Earth.
SPECIFICATIONS – BURJ DUBAI (DUBAI TOWER) AND DUBAI MALL, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Key Data
Order year : 2003
Construction start : 2004
Project type : Mall, residential and retail facilities and world’s tallest skyscraper
Location : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Estimated investment : Dh800 million (mall, residential and retail facilities); Dh3.9 billion (tower)
Completion 2006 (mall); 2007 (tower)
Retail space : 5 million square ft²Shops : 1,000
Car parking : 16,000 spaces Key Players
Sponsor : EMAAR Properties PJSC
Lead contractors, designers, architects and engineers : DC Architects PTE Limited, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bauer Spezialtiefbau, Middle East Foundations, Turner Construction Corporation, Grocon, Lerch, Bates and Associates Incorporated

This image is from BBC comparing the biggest buildings. You can’t say they don’t have a vision. Remarkably, the inspiration for the tower comes from – a flower. The Hymenocallis is a plant widely cultivated in Dubai , India and around the region. It’s harmonious structure is one of the organizing principles for the design.



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Festival of mud and rock under water

They say that every year in Denmark held a rock festival, which takes place in early July. But some years, rock fans have bad luck with the weather (or maybe good, depending on how you look: D). In the following images to see the wild was the rain, let tents while literally under water. But, as always, never missing people willing to have fun with the mud, fun often ends with scantily clad people (look at the girls in the last picture) and making ridiculous. More images after the break…

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