This magnificent and picturesque clock tower attracts a lot of vacationers and guests annually.
martes, 26 de julio de 2011
One of the most interesting place to see in London is the British Museum. The British Museum displays a wealth of British masterpieces which include some of the famous antiquities and documents that are related to British history. The four most common masterpieces that attract the world are the Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles and the Great Court.
The Rosetta Stone is more than 2,200 years old and stands one meter high. It was discovered in the year 1799 which led the Hieroglyphics Decoder. The same message was written on the Rosetta Stone in three different languages.
Another great attraction is the Great Court. This is a sizable court of Queen Elizabeth II and is a sight worth visiting. The court also has a reading room, which is in the middle of the courtyard. It looks more like an old fashion library that has high ceilings ad long tables. The court is now open for public viewing. All these interesting historic facts make the British Museum worth a visit.
Camden is the best of all London street markets.
The largest street market in the UK, Camden’s markets attract around 500,000 visitors each week. The various markets located in Camden Town, collectively known as Camden Market, are Camden Lock Market, Camden Stables Market, Camden Canal Market, Inverness Street Market, and Buck Street Market.
Camden Lock Market, located by the canal, was originally a craft market, but now has a much wider range of goods on sale. The popular Camden Stables Market is the center of the alternative fashion scene and is world renowned as the place to shop for alternative clothing. No visit to Camden Town is complete without stopping at one of the many pubs, clubs and bars which vary in range from the trendy fashionista hang-outs to the good old family joints.
domingo, 24 de julio de 2011
On July 24, 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world's top tourist destinations.
Tucked away in the rocky countryside northwest of Cuzco, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a summer retreat for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. For hundreds of years afterwards, its existence was a secret known only to the peasants living in the region. That all changed in the summer of 1911, when Bingham arrived with a small team of explorers to search for the famous "lost" cities of the Incas.
The excited Bingham spread the word about his discovery in a best-selling book, sending hordes of eager tourists flocking to Peru to follow in his footsteps up the Inca trail. The site itself stretches an impressive five miles, with over 3,000 stone steps linking its many different levels. Today, more than 300,000 people tramp through Machu Picchu every year, braving crowds and landslides to see the sun set over the towering stone monuments of the "Sacred City" and marvel at the mysterious splendor of one of the world's most famous man-made wonders.
jueves, 21 de julio de 2011
Eagle landing craft.
As he put his left foot down first Armstrong declared: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
He described the surface as being like powdered charcoal and the landing craft left a crater about a foot deep.
On 16 July 1969, the Saturn V rocket launched Apollo 11 into the sky from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Michael Collins
The Lunar Module
To land on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin used a lunar module nicknamed Eagle.
When they landed Neil sent the following message back to Earth: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
Everything is achievable
A remarkable achievement especially as no human being had ever been in space prior to 1961. Within a short space of only 8 years, we had learned not only how to send someone into space but also to land safely on the moon.
domingo, 17 de julio de 2011
Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica with a father and mother too young to care for him properly. He was raised by his aunt. He began to sing and learn guitar at an early age, inspired by American radio stations. After a notable career with The Wailers and as a solo musician, he was murdered at his home during a robbery.
Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in 1967. Their music is characterised by the vocals, acoustic guitar, and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969.
Initially playing blues rock with an experimental flavour, they have also incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz, hard rock and art rock into their music.
One of the world's best-selling music artists, the band has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide in a career that has spanned more than forty years.HISTORY
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