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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.

Great Pictures of Corinth Channel

29 Mar

Corinth Channel is a unique place where you can observe both the Aegean and the Ionian seas.

The idea to build a channel existed since the ancient times. Alexanderthe Great, Julius Caesar and Caligula all had plans to dig the channeland Nero even started the construction works in 67 A.C. but theyinterrupted by the emperor’s death in 69 A.C. So the channel wasconstructed only in the late XIX century by French engineers when thegovernment of Greece commissioned the works.

Apart from creating a transport shortcut, the Corinth Channel alsobecame a local landmark attracting tourists from all over the world.

The channel is 6343 m (20,810 ft.) long, its width ranges from 25 to 21m (82 to 69 ft.) and the height from its topmost points to the surfaceof the water is 90 m (295 ft.). The water in the channel is 8 m (26ft.) deep.

The proportions of the Corinth Channel make it look as a deep canyon. Large cruise ships can pass it only with a towboat.


Cambodian Temple of At Prohm

26 Mar
Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm


Ta Prohm – Cambodian temple, built in the late 12 – early 13 centuries. Huge trees, hugging the ruins, the temple gives a surreal image. It was they who made him one of the most popular temples in Cambodia.

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Cambodian Temple of Ta Prohm

Insane world records

22 Mar

A 17-years old model poses to show the world’s longest wedding dress

train during a Guinness World Record attempt in Bucharest, Romania,
March 20,2012. 

Journalists inspect the world’s biggest chocolate brick in Yereven.


Chefs prepare the world’s largest ‘Enchilada’, a traditional Mexican food, during the National Enchilada Fair at the neighborhood of Iztapalapa in Mexico City.


A robotic arm piles up a massive bowl of Falafel, a middle eastern dish 

made from chickpeas and beans, (R), weighing 5173 kilograms or 

11380 pounds, in Fanar, east of Beirut, Lebanon. 


Julia Gnuse, the Guinness World Record holder for the most tattooed 

woman in the world, shows off some of her tattoos in New York


Victor Rebayev, 40, lies on a bed of nails, while his brother uses a 

hammer to break 3 cement blocks weighing some 326 kilograms 

in Israel. Rebayev, a martial arts expert, broke the Guinness book 

of Records twice for his acts.


You don’t need a long neck to be a goose. Garry Turner from

Lincolnshire, England, demonstrates his talents who has the world’s 

stretchiest skin.


Some of 536 mothers and their babies at Westfield Tuggerah Cinema 

complex of NSW, where they broke the then existing Guinness Book of 

Records for mothers breastfeeding their children.

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

22 Mar
Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

Most Dangerous Camel Spiders

The Border Between USA and Mexico

13 Mar

The Border Between USA and Mexico

This is an image of the border between USA and Mexico. As can be seen, the fence separating the two creates a clear divide between the two countries. In this photo, USA is on the left and Mexico is on the right. Its interesting to see how the two countries have altered the environments so drastically in order to fit their individual agendas. Although this photo portrays the two sides as complete opposites, how much interaction and interdependence does in fact take place in the areas immediately surrounding the border?
The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The U.S.- Mexican border separating Tijuana, Mexico on the right and San Diego, California on the left, May 13, 2006. The border fence runs from the Gulf of Mexico in Texas ending in the Pacific Ocean. (UPI Photo/Earl S.Cryer)
The Border Between USA and Mexico
The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

The Border Between USA and Mexico

India’s Most Powerful Businesswomen

13 Mar

Name: Chanda Kochhar
Role: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Company: ICICI Bank Limited

Chanda began her career with ICICI as a Management Trainee in 1984 and has thereon successfully risen through the ranks by handling multidimensional assignments and heading all the major functions in the Bank at various points in time.


Name: Vinita Bali
Role: Managing Director
Company: Britannia Industries

Vinita has always made unconventional decisions. Rising prices of wheat, sugar and dairy products affect her as much as they do every housewife.


Name: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Role: Chairman and Managing Director
Company: Biocon India

Kiran is India’s bio-tech queen. She says in a an interview to Forbes India that she learnt the importance of self-reliance and personal re-invention at an early age. From starting of with Rs 10,000 in a garage her company Biocon is today worth Rs. 1,511 crore.


Name: Mallika Srinivasan
Role: Chairman and CEO 
Company: TAFE

Mallika believes in a no-frills working style. She has risen to become India’s tractor woman making an indelible impression in a heavily male-dominated industry. TAFE’s turnover, a mere Rs86 crore in 1985 – the year she joined – had risen to Rs5,800 crore by 2010/11


Name: Ekta Kapoor 
Role: Joint Managing Director and Creative Director
Company: Balaji Telefilms

Ekta has created a niche for herself as the queen of the silver screen soaps. She rules almost every television network.


Name: Neelam Dhawan
Role: Managing Director
Company: Hewlett-Packard India

Neelam has been an icon for women in the IT industry. There were just a handful women in the industry way back in the early 80s when she began her career accidentally at HCL.


Name: Preetha Reddy 
Role: Managing Director 
Company: Apollo Hospitals

Preetha has been instrumental in the group’s quality certification process (ISO 14001 and 9001). As a trailblazer, she ensured the JCI accreditation process in five of the group hospitals in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and Dhaka. Apollo Hospitals group is India’s largest healthcare company.


Name: Shobhana Bhartia 
Role: Chairperson and Editorial Director
Company: Hindustan Times Media

Shobhana, a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, also runs one of India’s largest media houses. HT Media made revenues of Rs 1,815 crore in 2010/11.