Archive for March, 2007

Amazing videos of ancient Persepolis, Iran

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Persepolis was an ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenid Empire, situated some 70 km northeast of modern city of Shiraz, not far from where the small river Pulwar flows into the Kur (Kyrus). To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Parsa, meaning the city of Persians, Persepolis being the Greek interpretation of the name (Περσες (meaning Persian)+ πόλις (meaning city)). In contemporary Iran the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid).



Read the rest of this entry »

Millau Viaduct videos

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by English architect Norman Foster, in collaboration with French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, with one pier’s summit at 343 metres (1,125 ft)—slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38 m (125 ft) shorter than the Empire State Building. It was formally dedicated on 14 December 2004 and opened to traffic two days later.



Read the rest of this entry »

The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in Switzerland)

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in Switzerland) are the largest plain waterfalls of Europe.



Read the rest of this entry »