Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Autumn in the Michigan [USA]

Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States. 
It has the longest freshwater shoreline of any political subdivision
in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, 
plus Lake Saint Clair. In 2005, Michigan ranked third among US states
for the number of registered recreational boats, behind 
California and Florida. Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.
A person in the state is never more than six miles (10 km)
from a natural water source or more than 87.2 miles (140.3 km)
from a Great Lakes shoreline. It is the largest state by total area
east of the Mississippi River. 

Michigan is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas. 
The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied,
is often dubbed "the mitten" by residents, owing to its shape.

When asked where in Michigan one comes from, a resident of the 
Lower Peninsula may often[weasel words] point to the corresponding part
of his or her hand. The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as "The U.P.")
is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac,
a five-mile (8 km)-wide channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan.
The Upper Peninsula is economically important for 
tourism and natural resources.

The Law Quad as seen from the Ross School of Business.

Church steeples downtown.

The Diag from above.

Looking towards town from the Ross School of Business.

From any tall spot downtown you will see a distant ring of trees 
surrounding the city.

School of Public Policy from the Ross School of Business.

The Huron River as seen from Huron Towers (Thanks Kai).

Tappan Street from the Grad Library Michigan

Part of the Law Quad. Michigan

he Law Quad as seen from the Ross School of Business, Michigan

A church steeple downtown, Michigan

Washington Street . Michigan

Distant houses as seen from the top of the Washington Street 
parking structure.

Tappan Street from the Grad Library. Michigan

The Cube. Michigan

Golden street near Burns Park . Michigan

Colorful walkway, Michigan

A bright tree near the Law Quad, Michigan

Trees along the river near Dexter,Michigan

Leaves floating in the river.

The Huron River as seen from Huron Towers (Thanks Kai).

A tree and it's leaves.

Fall Leaves in Michigan

Saturday, January 22, 2011

World Famous City, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in 
the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia.
The Melbourne City Center also known as the "Central Business District 
is the hub of the greater geographical area and  the greater 
geographical area had an approximate population of four million.

Inhabitants of Melbourne are called Melburnians.
The metropolis is located on the large natural bay 
known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned 
at the estuary of the Yarra River 

The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre, 
along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and 
expands into the hinterland. The city centre is situated in 
the municipality known as the City of Melbourne, and 
the metropolitan area consists of a further 30 municipalities.

Melbourne was founded in 1835 47 years after the 
European settlement of Australia 

Melbourne has been ranked as one of the top three World's 
Most Livable Cities by the Economist Group's Intelligence Unit 
Melbourne  City: It is an important tourist destination with an 
approximate 16 million domestic and 1.5 million international tourists
visiting population in accordance with the metropolitan records 
of the year ending Dec' 2009.

Melbourne Central Business District View from the top 
of Shrine of Remembrance

A view of Melbourne Vic from the air.
Looking at the Melbourne across the Yarra River

The Yarra Rivera river in southern Victoria (Australia) on which 
the city of Melbourne was founded.

Yankee Stadium: Major sporting events hosted by Melbourne 
have attracted large numbers of sports tourists to the city, 
other visitors come for the cultural and fashion events.

Docklands is Melbourne's newest precinct and largest infrastructure
development to date, and is also becoming a major tourist attraction.

Eureka Tower:  It is the highest viewing platform in the 
southern hemisphere. It is also the tallest 
residential building in the world. 

Another View of Eureka Towers the tallest 
residential building in the world

Rialto Towers The Melbourne Observation Deck, located some 237 metres
above the city streets on the 55th floor of these Towers
It offers a spectacular views of the central business district
and beyond. 

Melbourne & Olympic Parks: These are two Melbourne
City Grounds, located near the Yarra River for the conduct of 
international sports events. They are part of the Melbourne Sports 
and Entertainment Precinct, which also includes Yarra Park

Convention and Exhibition Centre: is located in Southbank and was 
built in the 1990s as a replacement for the Royal Exhibition Building.

Crown Casino:It is on the Yarra River is the largest gambling
centre in the southern hemisphere. The Crown Entertainment 
Complex also encompasses one of Melbourne's best hotels 
the Crown Towers, restaurants, boutiques and cinemas.

Luna Park, Melbourne Australia

Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne, Australia

Federation Square (SBS Building) Melbourne,Australia

State Library at Night, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Central Business District skyline:

 by Hassan Ali 
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

18 Beautiful Photos of Italy with Information..

Italy is blessed with its natural beauty. Old cities like Venice,
a name which later became synonymous to architectural 
excellence, Rome and Sicily all adds up to its natural splendor.
Italy is one of the biggest producers of wine. Traveling a destination
like Italy is certain to provide lot of entertainment and pleasure 
which you will endeavor for all your life. Travel Planners has 
collected a few natural clips of this country. You might as 
well run for to book a holiday ticket after you view these images.
So beautiful it is. Do evaluate it yourselves.

Beautiful Italian Landscape

Unparalleled Architectural Marvels, Italy

Boats waiting for Someone to set them in Motion In Italy

Grand Canal of Venice, Italy

The Dolomites, Alps, Italy

A Beautiful Evening in Venice, Italy

An Old Italian Villa Entrance

Montepulciano, Tuscany City Italy

 Manarola City, Italy

Lake Garden, Malcesine, Italy

A View of Alps from The Lake in Italy

Dining Alfresco, Venice, Italy

Country Villa, Valdorcia, Tuscany, Italy

Colors of Venice,  Italy

Another Colourful Italian Landscape

Castel Sant Angelo and Bridge, Rome, Italy

Elegant Mountain Ranges, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Collected and Presented by Hassan Ali