Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New York
Considered the cultural capital of the Americas, New York brings together people and cultures from all corners of the world. One of the largest cities on the planet, New York offers a multitude of attractions at any time of year, although it is especially nice during spring and autumn.
New York boasts an extraordinary variety of museums and galleries, and an incomparable evening. The main attractions are located on the island of Manhattan, address mandatory for visitors to New York. The island shop luxurious houses, residential areas and most important financial centre of the planet.

Central Park: This is the sanctuary of New York, a magnificent garden of 337 bushels, with lakes, fields for practice of sports (as in ice skating rinks in, tennis courts, track Cooper, baseball, among others) and spaces for attractions cultural. It is located in the heart of Manhattan, in the financial centre of New York.

Statue of Liberty: located on Liberty Island, opposite the Port of New York, the statue was donated by France as a sign of friendship between the two countries, and is itself in one of the most famous monuments of the world, symbol of the U.S..

Ellis Islanda: Island National Monument was integrated with the Statue of Liberty. The main building of Ellis Island is now a museum dedicated to the history of immigration in New York and the important role played by the island during the mass migration in America in the century. XIX.

Empire State Building: with 102 floors, is a wonderful example of architecture of the 1 st half of the century. XX, The observatories are on 86 of the 102 ° floor, and offer a magnificent panoramic view of the city. The building is the largest of New York and the second largest U.S..

Battery Park: in the southern end of Manhattan, its main attraction is the Castle Clinton, moreover, the park has extensive gardens and serves as access to the Island of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Brooklyn Bridge: considered the eighth wonder of the world when it was completed in 1883, the bridge is a masterpiece of engineering, with its suspension cables, and a beautiful view of New York, and connects Manhattan to Brooklyn, passing on the East River.

Rockefeller Center: seen as a masterpiece of urban design in New York, the site offers gastronomic options, shops and services. At the bottom, the square is used as a ring of skating on ice during the winter and as a restaurant outdoors in the summer.

Time Square: the most famous corner of New York, tourists can find movie theaters, megastores and bright mirabolantes.

Soho: it is a part of New York where they are concentrated galleries, shops and boutiques famous, where they are sold precious curiosities. Highlight for its architecture of molten steel, which holds large lofts inhabited by artists.

Tribeca: without the architecture and fame of Soho, but with its own attractions, galleries houses, bars and cafes in their factories abandoned. It is a very popular neighborhood by stars.

Greenwich Village: the neighborhood is more popular in New York, redoubt of bohemia novaiorquina have been the refuge of the Rock stars such as Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, and today houses bars, cafes and historic sites, and also to Washington Square, with a great movement of students from New York University.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: is the largest museum of art of the Americas, with more than 02 million of works.

Museum of Modern Art (Moma): This is one of the largest and most visited museums in New York. Its permanent collection houses works by Picasso, Van Gogh and Mondrian, among other artists.

Guggenheim Museum: a tapered building of 07 floors inside houses whose important works of the century. XIX and XX, as well as travelling exhibitions

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Peru
The city of Machu Picchu (Matchu Pitchu) was discovered only in 1911 and showed the whole efficient urban structure of this society. The agriculture was highly developed, as in so-called planted terraces (steps formed on the back of the mountains). Plantavam and colhiam beans, maize (holy food) and potatoes. They built irrigation canals, diverting the course of rivers to villages. The art highlighted by the quality of the objects of gold, silver, jewelry and fabrics.
Domesticaram the lhama (animal of the camel family) and used as a means of transport, and remove the wool, meat and milk of this animal. Besides lhama, alpacas and vicunhas were also created.
The main religion was as the sun god (god Inti). But cultuavam also considered sacred animals such as the condor and the jaguar. Acreditavam a creator ancestor called Viracocha (creator of everything).
Created an interesting and efficient system of counting: the quipo. This was an instrument made of colored strings, where each color representing a count of something. With the quipo, recorded and amounted crops, population and taxes. Even with all development, this people has not developed a writing system.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Rome
The most famous monument of ancient Rome. It was initiated by the emperor Vespasian between 70 and 76 DC - Nero in the area where he build a villa on its own tribute (Domus Aurea) - and completed by his son Titus, four years later. The popular name came from a colossus (gigantic statue) of Nero that existed nearby.
The history of Rome dates back to 2800 years ago, since the birth of a small town in Italy in the century BC, which became the center of a vast civilization that dominated the Mediterranean region for centuries, and it would be overturned by some Germanic tribes, initiating the historiographic was the Middle Ages. Making it would later headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and, under pressure from political circumstances, would have to cede part of themselves, inside, to form an independent state, Vatican City. It continued, however, to play an important role in global politics, as it did in history and culture of the peoples of Europe for millennia.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bridge the Tower of London
London was founded by the Romans more than two thousand years. The city became the capital of England in 1066, after the Norman invasion from the north of France, led by Guilherme, the conqueror.

In the 20 th century, the city was the scene of significant cultural and today is one of the most modern metropolises of the world.

The Tower of London was founded in 1078 when Guilherme the Conqueror ordered the construction of the White Tower in the southeast angle of the walls of the city, adjacent to the Thames.

The castle served both to protect the Normans of the people of the City of London as to protect London from outside invaders. Guilherme ordered to be built in stone from Caen, which he specially imported from France, and appointed Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester as an architect.

Some writers, like Shakespeare in his play Richard III, Julius Caesar related to the early origins of the Tower of London, arguing that this fôra who built. This supposed origin Romana is a myth, in any case, as in history, the mortar was tempered by the blood of beasts.

In the XII century, King Ricardo, enclausurou Lion Heart of the White Tower with a piece of wall and a moat around escavou, which filled with water from the River Thames. The gap was unsuccessful until Henry III, in the thirteenth century, employed a technique of building moats Dutch. This significantly strengthened the king piece of wall, deitando below the wall of the city to east, thus extending to the circuit, despite the protests of citizens of London and even supernatural avisoas (to believe in monastic contemporary chronicler, Matthew Paris). Henry III has made an important Tower Residences Real and did palacianos construct buildings within the "Inner Bailey."

The fort was completed between 1275 and 1285 by Edward I of cloth that built the wall outside, completely closing the internal wall and thus creating a dual concentric defense. Preencheu the pre-existing gap and built a new wall around the outside.

The Tower Residences Real remained one until the time of Oliver Cromwell, who demoliu the old buildings palacianos.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Taj Mahal - Agra
This monument is a proper funeral sculpture in marble and semi-precious stones. Celebrate the love of Shah Jhan by his wife, Muntaz Mahal. The great poet Tagore said: "The Taj Mahal is a tear of love in the face of the universe."
Taj Mahal

- The Taj Mahal is in Agra, a city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna. It has around 1400 inhabitants. It was founded in 1566 by the Sultan Akbar.

The famous Taj Mahal is the main artistic treasure of the city.

Around 22 thousand men (sculptors, masons, artisans, calígrafos) from various cities in the East worked in the construction of this monument which in the opinion Mysterios Former Site is one of the most beautiful works, between the current still vote for the New Seven Wonders of the world, with great symbolic meaning, a monument to the love of Prince Shah Jahan by Princess Mumtaz Mahal.