Archive for July, 2006

The Mackinac Bridge, USA

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

The Mackinac Bridge



The Mackinac Bridge (pronounced MACK-in-aw, and affectionately known as the “Mighty Mac” or “Big Mac”), is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the non-contiguous upper and lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Envisioned since the 1880s, the bridge was completed only after many decades of struggles to begin construction. Designed by the engineer David B. Steinman, it connects the cities of St. Ignace on the north end with Mackinaw City on the south.
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Maldives, Indian Ocean

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation consisting of a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south of Lakshadweep group of islands of India, about 700 kilometers (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka.

[Video: Severely damaged by the waves and with little protection from the sea, Maldivian island of Raa Kan'Dholhudhoo is now considered unviable ... wszystko » and abandoned. With help from UNICEF and other partners, the government has hastily built temporary shelters and schools to house relocated populations on the island of Un'Goofaaru.]


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Galapagos Islands, Cliffs of South Plaza Island. Iguana video. Lizard in cactus.

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Galapagos Islands, Cliffs of South Plaza Island. Iguana video. Lizard in cactus.

The Galápagos Islands (Spanish name: Archipiélago de Colón or Islas Galápagos) are an archipelago made up of 13 main volcanic islands, 6 smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets. The very first island is thought to have formed between 5 and 10 million years ago, as a result of tectonic activity. The youngest islands, Isabela and Fernandina, are still being formed, with the most recent volcanic eruption in 2005.


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