Downton Abbey - Highclere Castle The expedition which led to the awesome discovery of King Tut's tomb - in November, 1922 - was funded by George Herbert. His official title (after the death of his father) was the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. Inheriting his ancestral home - Highclere Castle, located in Newbury, West Berkshire, England (which is south of Oxford and west of London) - the 5th Earl had great prestige but not much cash. When he married Almina Wombwell - the goddaughter of Alfred de Rothschild, an exceedingly wealthy banker - the money problems of George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert were over. By signing an agreement to mary the girl actually believed to be Rothschild's daughter, the 5th Earl had access to the annual sum of £6.5 million (in today's currency). That converts to a bit more than $10 million every year
Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river. In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are waste product of many algae and, depending on time of year, color saturation, or weakened or strengthened. Share on Tumblr
Mount Everest-Monte Everest -360 panorama view from summit - Climbing Mt Everest - Nepal Trekking-panoramic photo from top of Mont Everest It is from a book titled Everest: Reflections From the Top by Christine Gee & Garry Weare which just been published. Cartographies of Time: A Visual History of the Timeline by Maria Popova A chronology of one of our most inescapable metaphors, or what Macbeth has to do with Galileo. I was recently asked to select my all-time favorite books for the lovely Ideal Bookshelf project by The Paris Review’s Thessaly la Force and artist Jane Mount. Despite the near-impossible task of shrinking my boundless bibliophilia to a modest list of dozen or so titles, I was eventually able to do it, and the selection included Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline (public library | IndieBound) by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton — among both my 7 favorite books on maps and my 7 favorite books on time, this lavish collection of illustrated timelines traces the history of graphic representations of time in Europe and the United States from 1450 to the present, featuring everything from medieval manuscripts to websites to a chronological board game developed by Mark Twain. The first chapter, Time in Print, begins with a context for these images:
Panoramic Earth Earth is unique in the solar system for the known capacity to support life. It is only in the last 60 years that we have been able to see what the earth looked like as a planet, revealing our Blue Marble covered by oceans and clouds. Fragile, beautiful and Home to thousands of species of plants, animals and some 6.4 billion humans. Within Panoramic Earth you will find a growing collection of 360° panoramas showing various parts of the world, from the cities to countryside, mountain tops to caves, rivers to oceans and jungle to desert. These images, provided by both amateur and professional photographers, provide a virtual tour of many popular travel destinations and beautiful places. We will talk about some of these places below, but first let us take a brief look at the earth itself.
15 Amazing Places You Can Tour Virtually If you can’t check out these places in person, you can at least visit them virtually—no flights or road trips required. 1. The National Museum of Natural History 9 Unique & Unusual Travel Destinations A big part of travel is that feeling you get when experiencing something completely new, something you haven't seen or done before. Many travel destinations offer an amenity or two that other places don't - but there are only a few locations in the world that offer a truly unique experience. Here are some places that could be a reference for your vacation.
Google Street View – Explore natural wonders and world landmarks Zhoucun Ancient Town Zhoucun ancient commercial town now is national AAAA level tourism scenic spot, cradle land of Lushang culture, demonstration base of national culture industry, provincial level key cultural relic protection unit, provincial level civilized scenic spot, provincial level patriotic education base and one of top ten film shooting bases in Shandong. The total area of planning scenic spots is 4.92 sq.m, having protection area, control area and transition area. The protection area consists of historical cultural streets and districts such as: Da Jie (the main street), silk market street and silver market street.