The Gehry Tower - Beautiful Twisted Tower in Hanover, Germany

The Gehry Tower is a beautiful twisted tower built in Hanover, Germany. It was designed by the world famous architect Frank Gehry. The Gehry Tower is an interesting tower and is renowned for its noticeable twist in the outer facade on a ferro concrete core. The construction of the tower began in 1999 and was officially opened in June 2001.

The Gehry Tower was constructed of stainless steel using the most modern technology available at the time of construction. It was constructed on a relatively small piece of ground and makes optimal use of it by the twist. The twisted tower of Hanover was built with a cost of 8.5 million Deutsche Mark. The Gehry Tower is one of the most unusual buildings in Germany.


The Apelle - A Boat Like Wooden Home in Finland

Designed by architect Marco Casagrande, the Apelle is an amazing wooden home in Karjaa, Finland. It was designed to look like a boat and the utmost care was taken not to disturb the surrounding natural habitat. The Apelle is a unique home and is nestled amidst its natural surroundings of rock beds and trees.

It took architect Marco Casagrande a full year to design the Apelle. He actually wanted to maintain that the home actually looks like a boat and for this reason he hired two carpenters who normally build wooden boats. Here are some beautiful pictures of this beautiful home in Finland.


Opus Hong Kong - Beautiful Twisting Tower in Hong Kong

Opus Hong Kong is a beautiful twisting tower developed by Swire Properties in Hong Kong. It is a residential complex located at 53 Stubbs Road on the Peak. The twisting complex was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Completed in 2012, Opus Hong Kong is constructed on an area of 32,500 square feet (3,020 square meters). It is one of the most expensive properties in the world.

The complex consists of 12 residential units including two duplexes with swimming pools, underground parking, gyms, rainwater recycling for irrigation and electric car charge systems. It is situated in an exclusive mountaintop neighborhood that overlooks Hong Kong's stunning skyline and Victoria Harbor.


Dubai Skyline - Amazing Photos of Beautiful Dubai Skyline

Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city itself represents a harmonious blend of some of the most incredible modern architecture ever constructed. Dubai Skyline is composed of some of the most famous and unique structures in the world. One of the most famous Dubai building is Burj Khalifa, the tallest landmark in the world. The palm tree shaped islands are also among the most important structures of Dubai Skyline. Dubai is one of the most popular tourist and shopping destinations in the world. Below are some of the most amazing photos of beautiful Dubai Skyline.


Melissani Cave - An Amazing Cave in Greece

Melissani Cave is an amazing cave located on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia in Greece. Surrounded by beautiful forests, the cave is 100 meters long and has the shape of a 'B'. Melissani Cave is located about 500 meters from the sea the water level is a meter higher than the sea level. The water in the cave is a mixture of sea water and fresh water.

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Melissani Cave is a combination of two big chambers caved in several thousand years ago. The cavern was first discovered in 1951 and was opened for the public in 1963. The first chamber of the cavern has a big oval opening to the surface while the second has an arched roof and numerous stalactites and stalagmites. The brackish water rises from a 30 meter deep cave system on one side of the cave and flows to the other end of the cave.


Nuorilang Waterfall in Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley is an amazing historical and nature site in Northern Sichuan, China. It seems like a heaven on Earth, a dream-like place. The valley is home to many bright blue and green lakes, several waterfalls, mountains and rare wildlife.

Nuorilang Waterfall is one of the treasures of Jiuzhaigou Valley, the widest waterfall in Jiuzhaigou. It is regarded as the symbol of the scenic area and is considered as one of the six most beautiful waterfalls in China. Nuorilang Waterfall is 32 meters (about 105 feet) wide spanning a ridge and 25 meters (about 82 feet) tall with a smooth top floor.

Nuorilang Fall is one of the main attractions in Jiuzhaigou Valley. There is an observation tower on the opposite side of the waterfall. Travelers can have a panoramic view of the whole waterfall standing on the tower. When the sun shines in the morning, flowery rainbows can be seen in the sky, which make the waterfall more charming and splendid. In winter, the waterfall usually forms a huge ice curtain with countless icicles hanging on the cliff, creating a rare ice crystal world.


Bachalpsee Lake - A Fascinating Lake in the Mountains of Switzerland

Bachalpsee Lake is a fascinating lake in the mountainous area of Switzerland. The lake located at an elevation of 2,265 meters above seal level covering an area of 19.9 acres. Bachalpsee Lake has two parts as it is split by a natural dam. The smaller part of the lake is 6 meters below the larger part. The lake is close to the First and above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland.

The lake is accessible through a moderately difficult hike of 9 kilometers. The hike is estimated to take about 3.25 hours with a total ascent of 260 meters and a total descent of 660 meters. Bachalpsee Lake acts as a mirror during summer and on clear days. It is a truly captivating piece of nature.


The Kerala Backwaters in India - A Journey through Another World

The Kerala Backwaters is a network of interconnected canals, lagoons, rivers, lakes and inlets. The system is formed by more than 900 kilometers of waterways that run inland from the coast of Kerala, from Cochin to Kollam. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural, and is fed by 38 rivers. The picturesque Kerala Backwaters is a well-renowned tourist attraction in southern India.

The Kerala Backwaters that extends virtually half the length of the state of Kerala is used traditionally by local people for transport, fishing, and agriculture. Snake boat races are held along the backwaters every year. These boat races provide a great source of entertainment for the locals and tourists alike. A journey along the lush green palm-fringed landscape, diverse wildlife, and houses and villages that line the backwaters make it seems like a journey through another world.

The backwaters was formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. The Kerala Backwaters is almost free of salty seawater as it is fed by the rivers. Even, artificial barrage has been built in certain areas to prevent salt water from the sea from entering the deep inside, keeping the fresh water intact.


Most Interesting Facts About Google

Google is the most popular search engine. It is an unconventional company with a huge stake in our online lives. But most of us don't know the history, facts and stats of the online behemoth. Below are some of the most interesting and funny facts about Google. Hope these facts about Google will improve your knowledge about it as well as offer you pure fun.

1. The name 'Google' came from a spelling mistake made by the original founders. It was actually meant to be 'Googol'.

2. 'Googol' is a mathematical term that means 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.

3. The Burning Man doodle was the first Google Doodle to mark the Burning Man festival in Nevada in 1998.

4. The very first Google Doodle was designed as a kind of "out of office" message in 1998.

5. Google has the largest network of translators in the world.

6. The Google logo wasn't actually centered on the page until March 31, 2001.

7. Google was started as a Research Project at Stanford university by two students namely Larry page and Sergey Brin in January 1996.

8. Google employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working on their own projects.

9. Google consists of over 450,000 servers,  racked up in clusters located in data centers around the world.

10. Gmail was used internally for nearly two years prior to its launch to the public.

11. Nearly 57% of the American kids use the Google as their first word.

12. The infamous “I feel lucky” is nearly never used. However, users wanted it kept. It was a comfort button.

13. Daily more than 700 million visitors visit the

14. The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface.

15. Most of the revenue about 97% is coming to Google by their advertising services

16. Google Copyright message was inserted to act as a crude end of page marker due to the sparseness of the homepage.

17. Daily Google is processing over 20 petabyte of information.

18. Google's first ever 'company snack' was Swedish Fish.

19. When Google was started it indexed around 25,000 pages. Now it is indexing some billions of pages.

20. Google rents goats from a company called California Grazing to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ.

21. Total Google assets in the year 2010 was $57.851 billion Dollars

22. Google's first ever Twitter post, sent in February 2009, reads "I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010." It means "I'm feeling lucky."

23. For the Smooth operation Google uses over 1 million computers and handles over 1 billion requests per day.

24. The first Google storage was made from LEGO.
25. Google became the world's largest search engine in the year 2010.


Bridge to Nowhere in North Island, New Zealand

The 'Bridge to Nowhere' is one of the odd bridges that lead to nowhere. The bridge, set in lush green forest, has no roads leading to it. It is a concrete arch bridge spanning the Mangapurua Stream in Whanganui National Park, North Island, New Zealand. Constructed in 1936, the 'Bridge to Nowhere' is 130 feet long and 125 feet high.

The Mangapurua valley was first opened in 1917 to settle the soldiers returning from World War I. The 'Bridge to Nowhere' used to provide access to the settlers across the Mangapurua valley. However, economic hardship, and problems associated with the remoteness and difficulty of access, resulted in many families abandoning their farms. Finally, the entire settlement was closed in 1942. Almost all the signs of the settlement has vanished in course of time, however, the bridge still remains.

Today, the 'Bridge to Nowhere' has become a big tourist attraction. It is accessible by mountain bike or tramping on a variety of different tracks, or by boat or kayak, followed by a 45 minute walk along maintained bush trails.

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