Monday, June 29, 2009
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Alcaucin is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 54 km to the city of Málaga. It has a population of approximately 1,600 residents. Natives of the town are called Alcaucineños.By : Wikipedia.com
Alameda is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 85 km to the city of Málaga. It has a population of approximately 5,000 and the natives are called Alamedanos or Lametanos. The Bandito "El Tempranillo" is buried here.
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Donegal Castle (Irish: Caisleán Dhún na nGall) or O’Donnell’s Castle (Caisleán Uí Domhnaill) is a castle situated in the centre of Donegal town, County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. For most of the last two centuries, the majority of the buildings were in ruins but the castle was almost fully restored in the late 1990s.
The castle consists of a 15th century rectangular keep with a later Jacobean style wing. The complex is sited on a bend in the Eske River, near the mouth of Donegal bay, and is surrounded by a 17th boundary wall. There is a small gatehouse at its entrance mirroring the design of the keep. Most of the stone work was constructed from locally sourced limestone with some sandstone. The castle was the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan, Lords of Tír Conaill and one of the most powerful Gaelic families in Ireland from the 5th to the 16th centuries.By : Wikipedia.com
The municipality of Sogod is the home of Southern Leyte State University. Parts of the municipality are prone to mudslides. Following the 2006 Southern Leyte mudslide, Governor Lerias placed the town of Sogod under a state of calamity.
Within the bay, Sogod town is the centre for trade, commerce and industry.
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At Sogod Bay Dive Resort we are committed to providing divers with a top class diving experience and great value for money. Within ten to thirty minutes of Sogod Bay there are over twenty dive sites accessible on our boat “Kermit” and from the shore. Whenever feasible we offer our guests sixty minute dives.
In addition to a vast array of both soft and hard coral Sogod Bay supports aquatic life from tiny pgymy seahorses, nudibranches and pipefish to turtles, frogfish, napoleon wrasse, and even, at the right time of year, whale sharks!
Co-owner and certified PADI instructor Phil McGuire offers a range of PADI courses, both for divers who are new to diving and for certified divers wishing to continue their dive education during their stay at the resort. The resort is the only dive operation in the area offering enriched air facilities.Our philosophy is that the quality of the diving must be reflected in all areas of the resort. Accordingly, all of our accommodation has been designed with quality and comfort in mind. Indeed, since opening in February 2006 all of our guests have been impressed by the quality of our accommodation. Our cottages are equipped with air-conditioning and a fan and each cottage overlooks Sogod Bay, just a few metres from the shore.
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One of the most interesting features of Rathfarnham are its secret tunnels. One lead from the castle to an exit at the present Castle Golf Club. Another led from the castle to the Protestant church in the village, this tunnel was only discovered in 1987. Both have been closed off.
Surrounded by unspoiled nature with beautiful mountains, moors and lakes, this gentle county is ideal for laid-back breaks, and the spectacular Lough Key Forest Park is one of Irelandâ€™s top lakeside attractions with more that 350 hectares of beautiful scenery.
Roscommonâ€™s historical attractions are dotted throughout the county, too, with the wonderful Boyle Abbey and Strokestown Park House. Discover a different side to the West.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Beautiful, small resort situated in the scuba diving and snorkelling paradise of Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte providing extremely spacious and well equipped accommodation for couples, families and groups of up to 10 people in 5 luxurious, double en-suite bedrooms. Facilities include swimming pool, private beach, bar, restaurant, lounge, internet access. Half board packages comprise full cooked breakfast, afternoon tea and sumptuous 4 course dinners. Bed and breakfast and room only options are also available.
I decided to post again this beautiful view of "Fantasy World" and fantastic architecture of the castle. I always see this scenery whenever we go in Taal, Batangas. I dont know how much is the entrance fee here today but anyone can drop by beside the highway to take photos and feel the cold and fresh air. The back of this is the Taal lake where the Taal Volcano was situated.
The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or just Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are twin towers and were the world's tallest buildings, before being surpassed by Taipei 101. However, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. They were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top, the original height reference used by the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat from 1969 (three additional height categories were introduced as the tower neared completion in 1996).Designed by Argentine-American architect César Pelli, the Petronas Towers were completed in 1998 and became the tallest buildings in the world on the date of completion. They were built on the site of Kuala Lumpur's race track. Because of the depth of the bedrock, the buildings were built on the world's deepest foundations. The 120-meter foundations were built by Bachy Soletanche, and required massive amounts of concrete.
The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim religion. Another Islamic influence on the design is that the cross-section of the towers is based on a Rub el Hizb (albeit with circular sectors added to meet office space requirements).
Due to a lack of steel and the huge cost of importing steel, the towers were constructed on a cheaper radical design of super high-strength reinforced concrete. High-strength concrete is a material familiar to Asian contractors and twice as effective as steel in sway reduction; however, it makes the building twice as heavy on its foundation than a comparable steel building. Supported by 23-by-23 meter concrete cores and an outer ring of widely-spaced super columns, the towers use a sophisticated structural system that accommodates its slender profile and provides from 1300 to 2000 square metres of column-free office space per floor.Below the twin towers is Suria KLCC, a shopping mall, and Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Other buildings have used spires to increase their height but have always been taller overall to the pinnacle when trying to claim the title. In the aftermath of the controversy, the rules governing official titles were partially overhauled, and a number of buildings re-classified structural antenna as architectural details to boost their height rating (even though nothing was actually done to the building).
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