Archive for October, 2006

Beehive Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Beehive Geyser is a geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
Eruptions of Beehive Geyser last about 5 minutes and are 200 feet (60 m) high. The fountain maintains its full height for the duration of the eruption. The interval between eruptions range from 8 hours to one day during the summer. Winter eruptions are very erratic.



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Stilo Lighthouse in Stilo, Poland

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Stilo Lighthouse in Stilo - 16-sided steel tower with horizontal red, white and black bands build in 1906 Location: eastern part of Polish coast, Baltic Sea, Poland



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Pompeii - a ruined Roman city near modern Naples, Italy

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Pompeii is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompei. It was destroyed during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The volcano buried the city under many feet of ash and it was lost for 1,600 years before its accidental rediscovery. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, it is one of Italy’s leading tourist attractions and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.




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