Archive | April, 2012

Ferrari museum set to open

11 Apr
Thenew museum honors the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of theItalian sports car manufacturer, and opened on Mar. 10.


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Fire juggling

11 Apr

Navy jet crash

11 Apr


All residents of an apartment complex for the elderly in Virginia that was destroyed when a U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed into it on Friday have been accounted for, and everyone injured have been discharged from a hospital, rescue officials said on Saturday, April 7, 2012.










Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

10 Apr

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art
Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Pencil And Pictures Perfect Combo Art

Amazing Ice River

10 Apr

















India’s 100 Year Old Former Mr Universe

10 Apr

India's 100 Year Old Former Mr Universe
‘Don’t take life too seriously’: Advice of ‘Pocket Hercules’ Mr Universe
champion as he celebrates his 100th birthday

Rippling his muscles and flashing a toothless grin a former Mr Universe known as the ‘Pocket Hercules’ celebrates his 100th birthday.

And what has been the key to long life for the super-fit centenarian who has battled poverty, a stint in prison and a minor stroke – not taking life too seriously.

The diminutive Manohar Aich, who is 4ft 11ins tall, overcame many hurdles to achieve his bodybuilding glory.

‘Pocket Hercules’: Former Mr Universe Manohar Aich flexes his muscles as he poses for a photograph on the eve of his 100th birthday in a gymnasium in Kolkata, India

Born in the small town of Comilla in Bengal, he was attracted to exercising and building hismuscles when as a schoolboy he saw a group of wrestlers in action.

After leaving school in 1942, he joined the Royal air force under India’s British colonial rulers and it was there that he began his relentless pursuit of body building.

Encouraged by a British officer named Reub Martin, who introduced him to weight training, Aich earned praise for his physique from his peers in the air force.

India's 100 Year Old Former Mr Universe

Heyday: The muscular Manohar Aich shortly after being crowned as Mr Universe back in 1952

Some years later, however, he was thrown into prison when he protested against colonial oppression.

He said: ‘It was in that jail that I began weight training seriously. This helped me prepare myself for the world championship.

‘In jail I used to practice on my own, without any equipment, sometimes for 12 hours in a day.’

India's 100 Year Old Former Mr Universe

Now and then: Indian body builder Manohar Aich looks at a print of one of his pictures hanging in a gym, in Kolkata 

India's 100 Year Old Former Mr Universe

Happy birthday: The pocket Hercules surrounded by family as he celebrates his landmark 100th birthday in India 

India's 100 Year Old Former Mr Universe

‘I like the incredible stunts he does’: Manohar Aich says that one of his biggest regrets is not having met fellow former muscle man Arnold Schwarzenegger

World’s Most Beautiful Atriums

10 Apr

Burj Al Arab, Dubai
The Burj Al Arab is the iconic, sail shaped building on the shores ofDubai’s beaches. Height 321 Meters. 
In modern architecture, an atrium (plural: atria) is a large openspace, often several stories high and having a glazed roof and/or largewindows, often situated within a larger multistory building and oftenlocated immediately beyond the main entrance doors. Atria are a populardesign feature because they give their buildings a feeling of space andlight. Fire control is an important aspect of contemporary atriumdesign due to criticism that poorly designed atria could allow fire tospread to a building’s upper stories more quickly.

As of 2007, Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, has the tallest atrium. The Burj AlArab was built to impress and to iconize the urban development in thecity of Dubai.

Jinmao Tower Hotel, Shanghai
Jinmao Tower is has one of the most-photographed atriums and with reason -the balconies have been designed to allow photographers to slide the cameraover the ledge without having to look down the 88 floors.

Holiday Inn, Singapore
There’s no guessing as to why this hotel got its name. The hotels 27 floorshave been built around this impressive, glass-topped atrium.

Hyatt Regency, America
This impressive Atlanta hotel with its glass elevators has inspired hotel designsince it was built in 1967.

Marriott Marquis, America
The impressive 47-storey atrium also has a 50-foot blue sail in its centre,supposedly influencing the guests’ mood and calming them.

Marriott Marquis, Atlanta
Another view of this impressive atrium, this time from the floor up. The hotel’s ballroom level features the Pulse bar, located at the base of the sail.

Georgian Terrace Hotel, America
The new design of the hotel remains a testament to Atlanta’s rich history.

Compuware Building, America
The suspended water fountain in this entrance doesn’t create the opticalillusions of other atriums, but it certainly draws the eye up.