Archive for August, 2006

Niagara Falls, USA, Canada - videos

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Niagara Falls is a group of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River in eastern North America, on the border between the United States and Canada. The Falls comprise three separate waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls (sometimes called Canadian Falls), American Falls, and the smaller, adjacent Bridal Veil Falls. While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide, and is by far the most voluminous waterfall in North America.

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Soviet aircraft carrier Varyag passing the Bosphorus

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Varyag was to be a Kuznetsov-class multirole aircraft carrier. She was known as Riga when her keel was laid down at Nikolayev South (formerly Shipyard 444) in Nikolayev 6 December 1985, and she was launched 4 December 1988, but she was renamed Varyag (Varangian) in late 1990, after a famous Russian cruiser.

Construction stopped by 1992 with the ship structurally complete but without electronics. Ownership was transferred to Ukraine as the Soviet Union broke up and the ship was laid up unmaintained, then stripped. In early 1998, she lacked engines, a rudder, and much of her operating systems. She was put up for auction. Read the rest of this entry »

Gdansk Glowny (railway station), Gdansk, Poland

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Gdansk Glowny - railway station (Gdańsk Główny - stacja PKP), Gdansk, Poland