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Some Famous & Oldest Bridges Around the world

June 18, 2008

Some Space Shots !!

June 5, 2008

Awesum…. A must see 


  Niagara Falls

The image shows the Niagara River that connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario , snaking around Goat Island , in the lower left of the full image. Most of the river’s water plummets over the Canadian/Horseshoe Falls, but some diverted water spills over American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls downstream. Every second, more than two million liters of water plunges over the Horsehoe Falls segment of Niagara Falls creating one of the world’s largest waterfalls as well as eating away as much as two meters of rock per year. The image.was acquired August 2, 2004

Tsunami strikes the coast of Sri Lanka

This is a natural color, 60-centimeter (2-foot) high-resolution QuickBird satellite image featuring the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka . Imagery was collected on December 26, 2004 at 10:20 a.m. local time, slightly less than four hours after the 6:28 a.m. (local Sri Lanka time) earthquake and shortly after the moment of tsunami impact.

Ground Zero, New York City

This one-meter resolution satellite image of Manhattan , New York was collected at 11:43 a.m. EDT on Sept. 12, 2001 by Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite. The image shows an area of white and gray-colored dust and smoke at the location where the 1,350-foot towers of the World Trade Center once stood. Since all airplanes were grounded over the U.S. after the attack, IKONOS ! was the only commercial high-resolution camera that could take an overhead image at the time.
Grand Canyon

Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) images from December 31, 2000. The above image is a true color view from the nadir (vertical) camera. In addition to the Grand Canyon itself, which is visible in the western (lower) half of the images, other landmarks include Lake Powell , on the left, and Humphreys Peak and Sunset Crater National Monument on the right. Meteor Crater appears as a small dark depression with a brighter rim, and is just visible along the upper right-hand edge.

Malosmadulu Atolls, Maldives

North and South Malosmadulu Atolls are in the Maldives, an island republic in the northern Indian Ocean, southwest of India . The Maldives are made up of a chain! of 1,192 small coral islands, which are grouped into clusters of atolls.. It has a total area of 298 square kilometers and a population of about 330,000. The capital and largest city is Male, with a population of about 80,000. Arguably the lowest-lying country in the world, the average elevation is just 1 meter above sea level. The natural-color ASTER image of the Malosmadulu Atolls was acquired on December 22, 2002, and is centered near 5.3 degrees North latitude, 73.9 degrees West longitude.

Ayers Rock (Uluru), Australia

 

This IKONOS satellite image of Ayers Rock was collected Jan. 17, 2004. Ayers Rock is located in Kata Tjuta National Park , 280 miles (450km) southwest of Alice Springs , Australia . It is the world’s largest monolith, an Aboriginal sacred site and Australia ‘s most famous natural landmark.

Noah’s Ark Site?

Is it or isn’t it? Satellite images of Mt. Ararat , Turkey have pointed to a possible sighting of Noah’s Ark. Decide for yourself! Compare this image taken by Digital Globe on September 10, 2003 with Shamrock — The Trinity Corporation’s image (enlarge). Also, note their image is flipped.

The Nile River

This image of the northern portion of the Nile River was captured by the Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer’s (MISR’s) nadir camera on January 30, 2001. Against the barren desert of northeastern Africa, the fertile valley of the Nile River runs northward through Egypt . The city of Cairo can be seen as a gray smudge right where the river widens into its broad fan-shaped delta. Other cities are dotted across the green landscape, giving it a speckled appearance. Where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea (top) the waters are swirling with color, likely a mixture of sediment, organic matter, and possibly marine plant life. Farther west! , the bright blue color of the water is likely less-organically rich sediment, perhaps sand.

Earth’s City Lights

This image of Earth’s city lights, captured on October 19, 2000, was created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). The brightest areas of the Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated. Cities tend to grow along coastlines and transportation networks. The United States interstate highway system appears as a lattice connecting the brighter dots of city centers. In Russia , the Trans-Siberian railroad is a thin line stretching from Moscow through the center of Asia to Vladivostok . The Nile River , from the Aswan Dam to the Mediterranean Sea , is another bright thread through an otherwise dark region.

Mount St. Helens , Washington

On a Space Station expedition, astronauts observed and captured this detailed image of the volcano’s summit caldera. In the center of the crater sits a lava dome that is 876 feet above the crater floor and is about 3,500 feet in diameter. The dome began to form after the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens . After the eruption, there was not any dome building eruptions for more than a decade. Afternoon lighting accents the flow features in the volcanic and debris flows and the steep valleys eroded into the loosely consolidated material near the summit. This picture was taken on October 25, 2002

The Great Pyramid, Giza , Egypt

Top 10 Temples in the World …..

June 3, 2008

Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched precariously on the edge of a 3,000-feet-high cliff in Paro Valley, is one of the holiest places in Bhutan

Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Mai, Thailand is unlike any Buddhist temples in the world.

Beautiful MOral !!

May 27, 2008

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive, because your words become your actions.

Keep your actions positive, because your actions become your habits.

Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your lifestyle.

Keep your lifestyle positive, because your lifestyle becomes your destiny!!!! 

Amazing Story !!……..

May 22, 2008

Once up on the time !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Long ago,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in ……… …….. ………. B. C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There lIved a wild , hunting, terrific fox.,,,,,,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now Close the Story Box…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The End……..

Comedy ….

May 19, 2008

Modern paintings…..

April 18, 2008

Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, INDIA !! Photo Blog..

April 16, 2008

The top tomb view of the Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA,

The Balcony of the Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA.

The Corridor of the Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA.

Art Work of the Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA.

Decorated Bedroom of the King in Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA.

tomb Monument work in Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA.

Elevation of the Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA.

The Main Hall of the Palace Jaisalmer, Rajasthan-INDIA

 

Travel to Kodaikanal !!

March 31, 2008

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This Green (Bamboo) Trail can be seen on the way to the lake namely “Berijam” which is located above the “Kodaikanal”, This one is the Natural lake which was used for boat riding, and excursion purpose, On the way to this spot, you can find “cap hogging spot” which is surrounded by the mist, and gives the feeling of “entering into the cool clouds“, later this had blocked by the Forest Department to avoid the fire accidents on the way and to avoid suicides here….

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This lake is situated in the heart of the kodaikanal city, where all the travellers use to visit, commonly this lake covers 10 – 15 kilometers of circumference as its borders, here you can enjoy boating, horse riding, and a visit to a park of flowers, and the road side shops also available here for shopping jackets and sweaters etc., And this shot is taken from the place called “Lake View” …….

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This Spot is Known as “Pillar Rock”, which covers the most of the travellers because of its view and cool climate, this view is the front view which is common and the another view can be obtained from the back, which doesn’t have a regular path, the path to the back of this rock is very slippery and sloppy hence that way is blocked. You can find it from the left of the spot, where the “toll gate to Berijam lake” is situated……..

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The hill which is appearing in a far distance (30 kilometers from kodaikanal), is said to be the holy city “Palani” and you are looking the Palani hill here, what a cool shot……

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This falls is known as “Silver Cascade Falls” Which is located on the way to the Kodaikanal City, this is 20 kilometers before the City, here you can enjoy the natural sceneries of the mount and the fall, but the hard luck is  we cannot take bath in this falls because of the two reasons, 1)  The Height of the falls is nearly 30 meters high, 2) The temperature of the falls is very very Low. But you can enjoy the beauty of the falls till the sun set,  such an admiring one……

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This view is obtained from the cottage where i was used to stay at kodaikanal, since this kind of  shots normally found out of the city, hence i took this from my camera and I do not have any Idea about the crop which would be planted here, but the Tea/Coffee plantations and fruits are the famous plantations and Crops here, the fruits which were cultivated here will be very tasty and very fresh….

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This spot is known as “Guna Cave“, since this spot was used to shoot a film’s major shots in this cave, since it was known with this name. Nowadays, this spot have been closed by the Forest Department because of the damage caused by the nature by land sliding before 3-4 years…. but it is very thrilling to get into this spot, I knew the experience since I had been there for couple of times….


Places in & around Madurai.

March 27, 2008

Important places Around Madurai…..

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Athisayam Park, just 20 kilometers from Madurai city, which is on the way to Dindigul. Where you can find coaster roller, swimming pool, children games etc.,

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This is one of the falls available near the City Madurai, which will be dry in summer season, this is located interior to the Dindigul Highway, have to go through palamedu village and just 2 kilometer from the Kutladampatti, a small village. you can use Bikes and cars to reach the spot, the government’s transportation is available up to kutladampatti village….

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This is called ” Alagur Kovil ” means a temple of God Perumal alias Alagur, this is located at the bottom of the mount alagur, this temple has one famous celebration called “Chitirai tiruvila” which is held in the month of April which is a traditional function in the city madurai which is celebrated for the 10 days in a very grand manner. People in and around madurai will hang-out in the city to celebrate this function…

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This is called “Pamban Bridge”, which is constructed across the sea which lies in between ramnad district and rameswaram , this is constructed by the British people while they are ruling the Indian country.. Its age is approximately 250 years, it is an railway bridge hence the indian government constructed one more bridge for the road transportation from where this photograph have been taken …..

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This temple is at the city called rameswaram, which is a holy & historical place in tamil nadu, this city is some how 150 kilometers far from the city madurai, even though it is one of the nearer place to visit while visiting the city Madurai….

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This is called “Vivekanda Memorial, at Kanyakumari”, Here a Holy man called Vivekanda who concentrate for meditation before his death… this is one of the important place to visit in this city, this city is about 300 kilometers from madurai . The speciality of this city is you can see 3 major oceans joining in this city namely, Bay of bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea ….

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This Statue belong to The Great Poet called “Valluvar”, his life time was not yet found exactly, but it is approxly said to 1500 years. his writtings are famous and even translated to all languages in the world because of logical reason given to lead a peaceful and logical life, it contains 1330 poems with 133 modules….. ( I would like to give a salute for him )

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this is the sun-rise view from the city Kanyakumari…

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this is the sun-set view from Kanyakumari,….

Important places in Madurai…..

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this is a Hall which contains thousand pillars in it.. this is located inside the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai.. this hall is also called as meditation hall..

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This is a memorial hall for the freedom fighter “Great Mahatma Gandhi”, he is known all over the world for his new rule called, “Ahimsa” which teaches the non-violence.. he is also having influence for his rule in south africa ….

These are the two important places which is to be visited when you visit madurai. and few local cites are there which doesn’t have photo shots……..

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