Wednesday, September 17, 2014

THE WORLD LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE

The world looks very different from above

Aerial photography is the ability to share with humanity unique species, as the world looks very different from above.And then the audience was surprised to peer at photos and realize the strangeness of the world, which is called their home.
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Yann Arthus Bertrand (Yann Arthus Bertrand) - one of the best (if not the best) aerial photography in the world, whose work is characterized by interesting and provocative angles. He was born March 13, 1946 in Paris. At the moment the master photographers known around the world. Winner of numerous awards, Commander of the Order of the Legion of Honor, the author of 60 books with aerial photography continues to amaze us with shots taken from a balloon and a helicopter.
A small selection of photographs Arthus Bertrand will carry you to the rapid journey through the most different corners of our planet.
1 volcano Rano Kau in the Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile
Rano Kau volcano in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile
2 Islet of rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia
Island of rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia
3 Waterfalls Djidji, National Park ivindo, Gabon
Waterfalls Djidji, ivindo National Park, Gabon
4 Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal
Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal
5 Pink ebony on the Kaw mountain, French Guiana
Pink ebony on the Kaw mountain, French Guiana
6 colonies of cormorants on the island Eldey, Iceland
Cormorants on the island Eldey, Iceland
7 Slums Makoko, Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria
Slum Makoko, Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria
8 Satellite dishes on the roofs of Aleppo, Syria
Satellite dishes on the roofs of Aleppo, Syria
9 moshav (agricultural settlement) Nahalal, Israel
Moshav (agricultural settlement) Nahalal, Israel
10 Orinoco River of the Amazon rain forest, Venezuela
Orinoco River of the Amazon rain forest, Venezuela
11 Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
12 palm plantations, Borneo, Indonesia
Palm plantations, Borneo, Indonesia

13 Mountain Education Bungle Bungle National Park Purnululu in Kimberley, Australia

Rock formations Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park in the Kimberley, Australia
14 Greenhouses in San Augustin near Almeria, Andalusia, Spain
Greenhouses in San Augustin near Almeria, Andalusia, Spain
15 Marshland near Surgut, Siberia, Russia
Moorland near Surgut, Siberia, Russia
16 Volcano on the edge of the glacier Maelifell Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland
The volcano on the edge of the glacier Maelifell Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland
17 Windmills, blocking the way near Palm Springs, California, United States
Windmills, blocking the way near Palm Springs, California, United States

18 Sawn lumber in Port-Gentil, Ogooue-Maritime Province, Gabon

Harvesting of lumber in Port-Gentil, Ogooue-Maritime Province, Gabon
19 artificial island of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Man-made island Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20 Island Male, North Male Atoll, Maldives
Island Male, North Male Atoll, Maldives
21 Village Koh Pan, the province of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
Village Koh Pan Province Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
22 Icebreaker "Louis-Saint-Laurent" in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada
Icebreaker "Louis-Saint-Laurent" in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada
23 salmon farms on the islands near Mechuque Chauques, Chile
Salmon farm near Mechuque Islands Chauques, Chile
24 Pivots Pivot, Ma'an, Jordan
Pivots Pivot, Ma'an, Jordan
25 The separation wall in the West Bank
The separation wall in the West Bank

MILLIONS OF PINK FLAMINGOS AT LAKE NAKURU, KENYA

Millions of pink flamingos
at Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Kenya Lake Nakuru - one of the lakes of the East African Rift Valley, which stores a unique pristine natural world. In addition, it is considered one of the most beautiful and vibrant places on the continent.
The lake lies at an altitude of 1754 m above sea level, is located south-west of the town of Nakuru in the Rift Valley of Kenya and is protected by the national park "Lake Nakuru".
1 Millions of flamingos at Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x566, 197Kb)
The area of ​​the lake is about 40 km ² and a maximum depth - about 3 m. It is fed by the waters of two great rivers - Niro and Nderit. In the language of the Maasai "Nakuru" means "dusty place" or "dust."
Once there was a large freshwater reservoir. About 10 thousand years ago the climate in this region became drier, resulting in the pond became shallow, and is divided into three lakes Naivasha and Nakuru Elmenteyta.
2 Pink Flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x566, 90Kb)
The living organisms that could not settle down in this fairly aggressive environment are six species of phytoplankton, some species of zooplankton, one type of fish and small crustaceans.
In very large quantities here lives a little blue-green alga Spirulina platensis, coloring the local waters in the dark green color and makes them sticky and thick. That algae attracted to the area huge number of flamingos - small and large.The lake and the surrounding area are known not only an abundance of these beautiful birds, but also more than 400 species of other birds.
Lesser flamingos more than their larger representatives - on one large accounts 200 small animals. Despite this difference in the number of birds get along very well with each other as members of one family, and did not even compete for food as eat different kinds of food.
3 pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x610, 107Kb)

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7 Pink flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x566, 594Kb)
Flamingo - graceful, long-legged bird, recognized as one of the most beautiful on the planet. This fact was brought to Nakuru large number of scientists and tourists.
In order to protect this pristine area, in 1957 the lake was placed under protection, and in 1960 its southern coast proclaimed reserve small flamingos. A year later, the pond got the status of National Park in Kenya.
 
7 Pink flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x567, 198Kb)

9 Pink flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x594, 359Kb)

13 Pink flamingos and zebras at Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x566, 350Kb)

14 Pink flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya (759x752, 334Kb)

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21 Pink flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya (800x619, 306Kb)

MYTHS OF ST PETERSBURG

Myths of St. Petersburg! (Very interesting!)
 
In St. Petersburg, things can be. Residents of your city do not know much, but a lot that they know, often turns out to be a mistake. Here are just some of the most popular myths in St. Petersburg.
Perhaps you, too, believe that ...

1. St. Petersburg is named after Peter I

Many people mistakenly believe that St. Petersburg was named after its founder - Peter I. However, it is not. City is named after the patron saint of the first Russian emperor - the Apostle Peter. Desire to call any castle in honor of the patron saint of the Russian emperor was long before the founding of St. Petersburg. This fortress had to be erected on the Don, if successful, the Azov campaign, but it ended in failure. Fortress in honor of St. Peter's was founded May 16, 1703 on the Neva River and named St. Petersburg. But on June 29 after the laying of the fortress Cathedral of Peter and Paul, it was called the Peter and Paul, and the old original name St. Petersburg later spread to the entire city.


2 The myth of the founding of St. Petersburg

"May 16, 1703 during the inspection of the island Yeni-saari Peter suddenly stopped and cut two layers of turf, put them crossways and said," Here be the city. "At this time, there was an eagle in the air and began to soar over the king. " In fact, on Hare Island (in Finnish Yeni-saari) was laid not a city but a fortress. The town was founded later under its protection on the nearby Birch Island. Some researchers argue that Peter was not present when the tab (as established historians, from 11 to 20 May at its future site of the city did not exist).


3 St. Petersburg was founded on an uninhabited desert area

This legend is rooted in the minds of Petrograd, which helped a lot of lines from Pushkin's "The Bronze Horseman": "On the shore of the desert waves." We imagine Outback desert area covered with forest and swamps.
In fact, the only place in the historic center of the city, there were about forty villages, and many of them even before the Swedish occupation belonged to Novgorod. Many of the buildings of the future capital there were already populated areas. On Vasilevsky Island was a hunting lodge De la Gardie, the site of the Admiralty - Swedish settlement, whose name could not be determined; at the mouth of the Fontanka River - Village Cullen (that's where Kalinkin village and Kalinkin bridge); on the site of the Mikhailovsky Castle - Manor channel with landscaped extensive gardens (and in its place arose Summer Garden); near Smolny - village Spassky. Before the emergence of the city there were settlements whose names still remain - Sabirin Odintsovo, Kukarevo Maximova, Volkov and Kupchino.
4 Bronze Horseman is made ​​of copper

, "The Bronze Horseman" - a symbol of the city. "The Bronze Horseman - we are all in the vibration of its copper" - wrote Alexander Blok. However, the material of the monument is not copper, and bronze, and its name comes only after the appearance of the poem by Alexander Pushkin.


5 Kisses bridge got its name thanks to the lovers
Until now, Kisses Bridge is a place of meeting of lovers. So it has been alleged, for a long time. Hence the name, the more symbolic that this bridge is not mapped. In fact, the bridge named for merchant Potselueva, containing a restaurant on the left bank of River Embankment, on the corner of present-day street Glinka. Tavern called "The Kiss", and therefore leading to the bridge it began to be called Kisses
 
6 The myth of the origin of the name "Vasilevsky Island"

On the origin of the name "Vasilevsky Island" also is a legend-delusion. It is believed that during the reign of Peter at the western tip of the island was strengthening, commanded by Captain Basil Korchmin artillery. Sending orders to him, Peter wrote: "To Vasily Island" - hence, supposedly, and the name. But the name of the island existed before the founding of St. Petersburg. It is mentioned in 1500 in the tax census Vodskaya (Vodinskoy) fifths of Veliky Novgorod. At the same time the island had another Finnish name - Moose (Hirve-saari). It was here that Peter and suggested to create a center of the city.

 
7 Barmaleeva Street is named after the robber Barmaley of Tales Chukovskiy

In fact it was with "exactly the opposite." KI Chukovskij wandering around the city in the early 20s with the artist MI Dobuzhinsky, and they came out into the street with such a strange name. Of course, both began to dream - so was born the African robber Barmalej. Dobuzhinskii immediately drew his portrait and Chukovskij later invented poetry. In Russian, the word "barmolit" - to speak indistinctly. Maybe the word "Barmalej" was the nickname of the person, then it was his name? Hence the name of the street where he is likely to be a landowner.

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