Bay of Pigs, Cuba. In 1961 America launched what was to become a failed attempt of an invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The CIA, president and his advisors full of confidence completely mismanaged the whole thing [oh how things have changed]. The whole exercise brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.
Sculptors work on worlds largest sleeping Buddha statue Wednesday in Yiyang County of East Chinas Jiangxi Province. The gigantic rock work, whose construction started on May 1st,2002, measures 68-meter-high and 416-meter-long
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore encompasses a 60 km (35 mi.) stretch of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline, as well as North and South Manitou Islands. The park was established primarily for its outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena. The Lakeshore also contains many cultural features including an 1871 lighthouse, three for...
A decidedly strange sight in Google Earth. Not to be confused with a 'sleeping Buddha', this one's eyes are open, and its partially finished hollow interior can be toured, as seen in the placemark's photos.
Skaanes Animal Park (Skånes Djurpark) is a zoo north of Höör in southern Sweden showing 75 species of wildlife animals you see in the Nordic countries. They also have a section for children with lambs, goats, calves, bunnies, hens, guinea-pigs.
Gaberoun is an oasis with a large lake located in the municipality Sabha in the Libyan Sahara.
The old bedouin settlement by the western shore of the lake has been abandoned, and now lays in ruins. A rudimentary tourist camp is located on the northeastern shore, including an open tea patio, sleeping huts, and a souvenir shop (attended by a touareg in full costume) in the winter.<...
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 [O.S. April 25] – November 6, 1893 [O.S. October 25]) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. As his style developed, Tchaikovsky wrote music across a range of genres, including symphony, opera, ballet, instrumental, chamber and song. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballet...
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