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Rome: City of Seven Hills

Rome, the capital city of Italy, is historically known as 'City of Seven Hills.' According to Roman mythology, the seven hills of early Rome were the Cermalus, Cispius, Fagutal, Oppius, Palatium, Sucusa and Velia. But now the modern 'City of Seven Hills' includes Myrtle, Blossom, Clock Tower, Jackson, Lumpkin and Old Shorter hills and Mount Aventine.

In the beginning, all the seven hills were occupied by different small hamlet and were not grouped or recognized as a city called Rome. The residents of the seven hills started participating in a series of religious games which started bonding the groups together. The city of Rome thus came into being as these separate settlements acted as a group, draining the marshy valleys between them and turning them into markets. Rome became the most beautiful city in the world that soon started governing the whole world.

Five out of seven hills of current Rome are populated with monuments, buildings and parks. The Capitoline now hosts the Municipality of Rome and the Palatine Hill is an archaeological area. The monuments of Rome still stand as a reminder of Rome as one of the greatest centers of western civilization.

The Eternal City is home to rich heritage and art. There are many lavish ancient palaces and one of them is the 'Golden House of Nero'. Built on about 200 acres of land, the palace has a 150 foot statue of Nero in the nude at the entrance. The only ancient building which remains intact today is 'The Pantheon' whose spatial concept makes it an architectural wonder.

Further, there are many more things such as Pantheon, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Piazza Navona and Capitoline Museum that grab attractions of the visitors from all corners of the globe. The charming city has some of the best collection of inexpensive budget hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping arcade that promises to make your journey a pleasant one.

วันศุกร์ที่ 30 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Top Vacation Spots in the United States

If your looking for the top vacation spots in the united states, you'll generally find that they are located near the coasts. There are literally hundreds of places to choose from, but here are some of the top places that I have been to.

New Jersey beaches

New jersey has some of the finest beaches on the east coast of the united states. From the north eastern tip of Sandy hook, with old military forts and majestic views of the Manhattan skyline to the pizza filled aroma of Seaside heights, there are plenty of beaches to choose from to take your family. One place I recommend is Wildwood where there are two boardwalks filled with rides and games for your kids and loved ones. You can find literally hundreds of low cost hotels and motels to choose from, and most are located just a short walk from all the attractions.

Naples, Florida

Naples Florida is located on the southwestern edge of the florida coast. With world renowned architecture and old style building design, there is plenty of things for you to do in Naples. One leading attraction of this vacation destination is 5th ave district, where you can shop at some of the finest stores in Florida. In the spring, the weather is perfect and you can watch the sunset from the famous 2nd ave. pier. Every sunset is more majestic then the last, and you'll be sure to enjoy plenty of night time activities as well.

Top spots in San Diego, California

San Diego has been widely regarded as one of the top vacation spots in the United States. With its warm weather year round, and wide variety of activities from sea world to amusement parks, its sure to be a winner with your whole family. Another major attraction you can visit is the San Diego zoo. Some of the highlights of the zoo include the flamingo lagoon, the polar bear plunge and elephant mesa. Parking at the zoo is relatively cheap and there are a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.

Fun in New York city

By far one of the top vacation spots in the U.S. Would have to be New York City. There is so much to do in New York that its hard to list everything. You could visit the Statue of liberty, take a ride on a speedboat, or view the city from the air with a helicopter tour. You can find virtually any type of cuisine out there, at any time of the day or night, and be able to do almost anything your heart desires.

If you really want to find great vacation spots, check out our growing list of cheap vacation spots in the United States, which is updated regularly.

วันพุธที่ 28 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Mohombi - Dirty Situation ft. Akon

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วันจันทร์ที่ 26 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Thar Desert

The land of desert, Rajasthan is one of the major tourist attraction in India. The state fascinates the visitors for its magnificent palaces, forts and mansions which speaks of glorious bygone era of Rajputs. Listen to the silent tales of valor and glory narrated by the these exquisite historical monuments. Apart from that the most fascinating sightseeing of the Rajasthan is the Thar desert.

Features of Thar Desert

Thar desert is the largest desert of India and also popularly known as the Great Thar Desert. The golden desert sprawls in an area of 200,000 sq km, almost covering 70% area of the state. Districts like Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Barmer are included in Thar desert. The typical topography comprises of sandy terrain, barren hilly ranges, salty lakes and distinct shapes of sand dunes.

Desert Camps in Thar Desert

Feel the true essence of Desert while your comfortable stay at desert camps. The joy of staying underneath the star-studded sky offers life time memories to be cherished. Get yourself soaked in dusky ambiance in evening and feel the magic of serene and heavenly deserts. The barren land illuminates with Rajasthani folk dance and music. The performers wear bright colored traditional attires adorned with heavy jewelery. Spend moments of leisure around the bonfire and relish at delicious variety of Rajasthani cuisines cooked with added flavors of local spices.

Unique Experience of Camel Safari

Have an thrilling and delightful experience of exploring the beauty of Desert on a camel back. Enjoy camel on the soft golden sand of deserts and get mesmerized with scenic beauty of verdant surroundings at dawn and sunrise. The panorama of ripples on the wind-caressed sand dunes create a magical site which mesmerizes every holiday-maker.

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 25 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

What Did Ellen Find in the Guest Chair?

Today Ellen decided to take a look through her guest chair and found some interesting items. Watch now to see what Adam Lambert, Kellan Lutz and Lady Gaga left behind!

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Zobacz więcej! UPDATE.tosiewytnie.pl O ciężarowym maluchu, morderczych znakach drogowych w Rosji, babci Lady Gagi, mokrej zemście oraz nietypowej opiekunce do dzieci.

วันอังคารที่ 20 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Funny - Kevin Hart on Lopez Tonight with George Lopez (HD)

Comedy at its best with Kevin Hart on the "Lopez Tonight" show with George Lopez in HD Date - (January) 1 24 2011 Other - BattleField 3 - www.youtube.com Wii U - www.youtube.com Twitter - www.twitter.com

วันจันทร์ที่ 19 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

12 Free Things to Do in Orlando, Florida and Still Have Fun

Orlando, Florida is a top vacation destination for families all across America. There are amazing things to do in Orlando, such as Disney World and Gatorland, but there are also plenty of freethings to do in Orlando that are great ways to spend your vacation time.

Orlando is known for its first class attractions, but there are also plenty of natural attractions for visitors to explore. Directly located in central Florida, Orlando has the great advantage of being immersed in both beautiful natural surroundings as well as fantastic waters on each side. Orlando's great setting provides plenty of Free things to do too!

Lake Eola Park: This downtown Orlando centerpiece offers 43 acres for exploration and recreation, including fountains, a walking path, playgrounds, swans to feed and swan shaped paddle boats and gondolas (for a slight fee.)
Harry P. Leu Gardens: Admission is free on Mondays. Guests can enjoy three miles of walkways, rose gardens, a butterfly garden, ancient oak trees, and more.

Ocala National Forest: A great place to experience natural Florida. The Florida Trail is a popular hike, where you can view hardwood forests, swamps, springs, and prairies. You can also canoe, picnic, hike and more.

Kelly Park: This park offers over 248 acres of outdoor fun and excitement! A crystal clear spring is the focus of this park, with water sports, including tubing, and rock climbing available!

Orlando's rich history also makes its museums a can't miss experience. Plus, they're open Free to the public

Cornell Fine Arts Museum: This museum showcases over 6,000 art pieces ranging from the Renaissance to the Baroque period. Art lovers of all ages will not want to miss one of the oldest collections in all of Florida.

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art: Home to the most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany. There is also an extensive American Pottery collection, as well as 19th and 20th century paintings collection. Admission is free on Fridays.

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida: An informative center dedicated to remembering the millions if people that were lost during the rule of Nazi Germany.

Fort Christmas Historical Museum & Park: Visit the full size replica of Fort Christmas, including seven restored pioneer homes and showing pioneer life from the 1870s through the 1930s. Key themes are homesteading, cattle, citrus, hunting, fishing and trapping.

There are even more free things to do in Orlando, Florida!

Downtown Disney Marketplace: Explore the World of Disney store, which is an experience in and of itself. Also visit the Lego Imagination Center, where your kids can enjoy the free Lego building stations and nearby playground.

Disney's Boardwalk: Stroll along Disney's boardwalk for a charming step back in time, complete with water views and street entertainers.

The Town of Celebration: Visit this Disney-made town where you can adrmire the gorgeous houses, well-groomed yards and magic of Disney living. Depending on when you visit, you may see machine generated snow or falling leaves.

Old Town: On Saturday nights a free rock-n-roll concert and a parade of 300 vintage cars are offered.

A visit to gorgeous Orlando, Florida is the perfect way to get away with your family. Although there are amazing deals like Cheap Disney World Tickets, there are also plenty of FREE things to do in Orlando that are great ways to spend your vacation time. And best of all, many of the great Orlando experiences are fun, free and unforgettable.

วันเสาร์ที่ 17 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Lady Gaga - Gagaween by The Hillywood Show®

Little Monsters of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? Come with Lady Gaga and you will see, this her town of Gagaween... Five paws up for this haunted parody on the Mother Monster, herself! Don't be afraid, she was born this way. For this "Hillyween" Season,...

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Top 25 Undergraduate Schools

With competition rising fiercely for admission into a good undergraduate school and the choice of subjects, school curriculum expanding with it, choosing the best undergraduate school can be confusing. There are large, small, public, private, urban and rural undergraduate schools to select from; while some are appealing because of their inviting locale in a countryside setting or in the midst of a cosmopolitan setting others lure the students with their state-of-the-art facilities and distinguished host of teachers.

The list of top 25 undergraduate schools listed below have many diverse traits and distinct characteristics, however the common thread running through them is that of the promise of the best education ever. The undergraduate school curriculum of these top 25 schools is unparalleled and makes them stand apart as the institutions of great learning.

Best Ivy undergraduate school

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Yale president Richard Levin is a leader and a visionary and has been tireless in his efforts to change ED admissions policies, making it a one of the many reasons for it being the vied for the number one position and topping the student's list for admissions. A big attraction of the undergraduate experience for students is the residential-college system. Students live in one of twelve colleges, each with its own distinct personality, under the guidance of a master and a dean.

Best School for Entrepreneurs

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

Six of the campus's 10 undergraduate schools offer entrepreneurship courses. The Smeal College of Business and the College of Engineering are the most natural partners, with joint programs to show engineers how to run businesses and to teach business students the latest technology. Hotel-management students operate two on-campus hotels and conference centres where they're involved in everything from food service to staffing the front desk while the College of Communications focuses on entrepreneurship in the Information Age.

Big 10 School - Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill

Comprising of six undergraduate schools, Northwestern University attracts students with diverse aspirations including budding actors, journalists, engineers and teachers as well as a host of liberal-arts students. Each school is world renown and attracts the best minds from across the globe. Set in Evanston at the edge of the bustling Cosmo polis of Chicago, Northwestern offers its students the best of both worlds.

Best Architectural School - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

President Charles Vest initiated an ambitious $1 billion construction program at MIT which includes the Steven Holl's Simmons Hall, a aluminium-clad dormitory as well as the Fumihiko Maki's expansion of the Media Lab. The more famous building is that of the Stata Center, a computer-science landmark by Frank Gehry containing labs for the "intelligence sciences" and connected corridors and public spaces to encourage spontaneous collaboration. MIT calls it an "intellectual village."

Best school of for Arts - Juilliard School, New York, N.Y.

With a history of more than a hundred years, Julliard is known as one the most famous undergraduate school of arts and can boast of an impressive alumni list the likes of the actor Kevin Kline, violinist Itzhak Perlman and choreographer Lar Lubovitch. To celebrate this glory, the school has introduced new choreography, productions and performances. Only a few select students comprising of musicians, dancers and actors get chosen every year to showcase their talent in the Juilliard Theatre right next to Lincoln Centre. That's the best inspiration for any aspiring star.

Best Library- Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard's library system ranks with the best of any kind in the country, even as compared to the Library of Congress. The collection which includes more than 15 million volumes, 5.5 million microforms, 6.5 million manuscripts and 5 million other research materials such as photographs, maps and recordings is the largest in the world. Harvard's digital collection is particularly strong, and is hugely beneficial for students who want access to any existing online journal

Best Riding School - Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia

Situated in the breathtaking locale of Virginia's horse country, Hollins undergraduate school is known for its exceptional training for equestriennes. The school is a regular winner of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship, and the Hollins team has won ten times in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Although many Hollins students work with horses after graduation as trainers, riders or veterinarians, the school also offers a strong liberal-arts program and a highly regarded creative-writing curriculum. It is famous for its celebrity alumni the likes of Margaret Wise Brown, Annie Dillard and Lee Smith.

Best undergraduate school for diversity-Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Dean of Admissions Nancy Meislahn believes that only a large cross section of society from across the globe can contribute to the intellectual diversity of an educational system. Wesleyan's student population comprises of one third coloured people and 7% international students. An additional 15% are the first in their family to attend a four-year college. It offers a huge diversity of shared learning and wide range of perspective to the classroom.

Best Tech Savvy School - Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H

This undergraduate school has been in the forefront of technological revolution ever since professors John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz, forty years ago, not only realized the importance of computers but were responsible for creating the computer language BASIC. It is known to have the first e-mail programs and an early campus computer network. Dartmouth was also the first Ivy to install WiFi on campus. The school offers free software to students so they can turn their laptops into telephones using the school's WiFi.

Best Fitness School - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Following the adage of Thomas Jefferson, the founder of UVA, who advocated that a strong body makes the mind strong, UVA offers both varsity competitors and weekend warriors some of the best fitness facilities in the country. Students benefit hugely from the four indoor recreation centres, which together make up 300,000 square feet of pools, running tracks, weight rooms and classrooms for yoga and kickboxing. The school also maintains a 23-acre park for outdoor field sports and jogging.

Best Honor Code - Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.

The honor code is central to the college's values and includes every aspect of academic and social life. Rob Killion, Director of Admissions says that the founder, Haverford expects people to learn from one another, debate and argue with one another--but to do so respectfully. It is an academically rigorous liberal-arts college that advocates take-home and non-supervised exams as well as students living in dorms, without resident advisers

Best school for studying abroad - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

The mission at Tufts is simple - to teach students to be world citizens. Tufts likes students who want to study abroad which translates into a strong language requirement, and a chance to learn a new culture in one of Tufts's own centres in countries like Germany, Chile, China or Ghana. About 40% of Tufts juniors are travelling across the world during the academic year.

Best School for Politics - George Washington University, Washington, D.C

With a campus close to the World Bank and a stone's throw away from the White House, GWU is a dream college for every Political Science major. Many of the professors are consultants to top government officials thus bringing a real, practical and intelligent perspective to the classroom. The school also encourages internships at government agencies, think tanks and advocacy organizations.

Best school for Double Majors - Rice University, Houston, Texas

Rice allows its students to explore their passions and requires them to commit to their majors only in the Junior Year unlike most schools who ask for it in the Sophomore Year. With an ambitious student body, many of them go for double majors. The most common combination is science and humanities. The school is best known for its engineering and science curriculum, but the social sciences are also becoming strong.

Best school for Greeks with brains- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich

Michigan is known for its multi-disciplinary approach including everything from music to medicine. A good eclectic mix of academics and a lively social life, it offers its students everything. About 15% of undergrads go Greek, which students say helps them find a friendlier community within the vast student population. Fraternities and sororities are especially popular with the many out-of-state students.

Best school for Hot and Dry - Pomona College, Claremont, Calif.

Pomona is one of five colleges of the Claremont University where students experience the best of both worlds - the academically challenging environment of a small New England liberal-arts college with year-round California sunshine. A combination that is attractive and motivating, the applications are up by almost 30% in the last few years. Students also can explore the academic and social resources of the other Claremont colleges, including Pitzer, Harvey Mudd and Scripps. But none of the colleges will be tapping a keg during "dry week," a tradition at the start of the year during wherein no alcohol is allowed on campus.

Best State University - University of Texas at Austin

Although University of Texas Austin has attained the distinction of a laid-back campus, it is no place for slackers. With 50,000 students (more than any other school in the country), UT boasts some of the nation's best business, law and engineering schools. Besides football, it has 900 student organizations that should keep you going.

Best school for landing a job - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa

Practical approach and hands-on experience is the most important part of life at Carnegie Mellon. The school has 12 programs including computer science, engineering and drama which are very famous. The school takes pride in being on the cutting edge in every field and encourages students to think about applying what they learn to the real world. About 70 percent of Carnegie Mellon students have a job offer when they graduate.

Best school for Health Careers - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

One of the top public universities in the US, UNC-Chapel Hill offers students a choice of more than 50 majors. But the main attraction for future doctors, nurses and other health professionals is the opportunity to study at a campus with all health disciplines in one place. The School of Nursing and the School of Public Health both have undergraduate programs. At the School of Medicine, undergrads can earn degrees in radiology science or clinical laboratory practice.

Best school for Individualists - Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Oberlin comprises of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. It has a unique approach to life and learning and the undergraduate school curriculum offers innovative subject matter like - Death and the Art of Dying, American Mixed Blood, and Destination: L.A. The student-run Experimental College lets undergraduates teach courses of their own creation, like Making Your Own Mobile or Mythology and Epic Storytelling in "Lord of the Rings." This eccentricity is very rewarding and Oberlin graduates have more Ph.D.s than alumni of any other liberal-arts college.

Best school for city haters - Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Cornell's rural, upstate New York campus is bounded by deep gorges, spectacular scenery and a beautiful rural setting. However, it has one of the most rigorous and challenging curriculum that draws only the best minds. The school's greatest attraction is its academic diversity, with top-ranked undergraduate schools of engineering, arts and sciences, architecture, hotel administration, industrial and labour relations, agriculture and human ecology.

Best school for city lovers - New York University, New York, N.Y.

With the Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley lending NYU some of its fame, it is a school loved by the urban and the hip. Despite the 9/11 catastrophe, it continues to draw crowds of talented students. One of the top attractions is the Tisch School of the Arts, which nurtures future actors, dancers and screenwriters. The business school is also highly rated, and students can take advantage of internships on Wall Street. The campus of NYU is not structured in the strictest sense; in fact buildings scattered throughout the Greenwich Village, most students like to believe that they have the whole city as the campus to explore.

Best Military School - U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

The four-year undergraduate curriculum at Annapolis is tough and technically oriented, with core requirements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Traditions play a huge part in campus life. "When you first show up for classes in the fall, students begin counting down the number of days until the Army-Navy game," says Cmdr. Tim Disher, admissions officer. Graduates become commissioned officers in the Navy or the Marine Corps.

Best undergraduate school for scholarships - Berea College, Berea, Ky.
The 1,500 students at Berea come from families with average household incomes of only $30,000, and 80% have grown up in southern Appalachia, a region that spans nine states with some of the most remote and poor rural communities in the country. Berea's mission is unique in that it believes in promoting education by giving scholarships to the poor but deserving. All students get full-tuition scholarships, although they do have to pay for their room, board and books. However, scholarships are available for those as well. Students are required to work--many of them at jobs on campus that help to keep Berea's costs down.

Best Surf and Ski School - University of California, Santa Barbara

It is known to be the most beautiful campus located at the edge of the Pacific. UCSB also boasts Nobel Prize winners on its faculty, top research centres in science and technology and an extensive study-abroad program. Aside from the top academics, the various recreation programs offered attract many of the students. The campus has its own beaches where students can surf, and the Big Bear ski resort is just a few hours' drive away.

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Kissimmee Florida Tourist Attractions

So you're heading to Kissimmee, Florida on vacation? It's a great place to visit and it's right next to Orlando. There's actually a lot to do in Kissimmee, but it sometimes gets overlooked due to its close proximity to Orlando. Here are some attractions to check out when you're vacationing in Kissimmee.

Take a Lake Tour

I'm a nature enthusiast. Give me some water and nature and I'm happy. If you're the same, the Scenic/Eco Lake Tour is for you. It gives you the opportunity to see the "real Florida." You'll enjoy a one-hour lake tour on a 24-foot pontoon boat. If you need more, they do offer private charters and fishing trips-plus gator tours.

TJ Airboats

Let's stick with water and boats. If you want to enjoy the natural scenery on an airboat, this is the tour for you. You'll experience a wonderful 45-minute airboat tour on west Lake Tohopekaliga. Fancy something a little different? They offer night rides too, but you need an appointment.

Downtown Kissimmee

This place is an attraction all in itself. The historic area features shopping, dining, a lakefront park, antiques shops and everything you could want.

If you're visiting downtown Kissimmee on a Thursday morning, be sure to check out the farmer's market. It runs until about 1pm.

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Who doesn't love animals? If you have kids, take them here for the pony rides. The petting farm also offers a two-hour guided tour. You can milk a cow and go for a hay ride. Sounds like a perfect day!

The Green Meadows Petting Farm has about 300 animals to see too.

There's so much more in Kissimmee, Florida to do, but these are some tourist attractions to start with. I've included a couple links to help you get the most out of your Florida vacation. I hope you have a great time in Kissimmee!

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Grammy Awards 2011 Fashion Wrap

Presented by TV Guide Network. Lawrence Zarian hosts TV Guide's Fashion Wrap from the 2011 Grammy Awards! Lawrence and special guests give a run down of the best looks, trends and other major surprises! Relive the highs and lows of the Grammys red carpet while Lawrence and his gang of fashion experts check out the styles of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Usher, Jennifer Lopez and more!

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Florida Tourist Attractions - Kennedy Space Centre, The Space Coast

Watching the shuttle blast off into space would be like watching those first ambitious fish haul themselves up onto dry land, topped off with the explosive power of the world's most expensive firework. If you ever need a little inspiration, a space-shuttle launch will make you appreciate how remarkable human beings really are.

Begin by contacting the Kenny Space Centre ( 321-867-4636 ) too find out if there's a launch during your visit ( you can also order tickets to view the launch ). If you can't get tickets to KSC facilities, don't worry - there are plenty of great places to see shuttles soar. Try the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Jetty Park Campground, Cherie Down Park, Rotary Riverfront Park, Space View Park, Coca Beach Pier, Bennet Causeway (Hwy 528) and Brewer Parkway Bridge in Titusville.

Make hotel reservations early, and plan to stay for a while. The launch i viewed, STS-110, was delayed 3 times due to mechanical problems and windy weather, a week which culminated with a nail0biting countdown that had technicians reloading software onto the space shuttle Atlantis in the final minutes.

Get to your viewing site early and bring binoculars and extra beer - it's an international tailgate party no matter where you end up. Vendors sell ice cream, soda and even mission-specific T-shirts ( from $10; they make great souvenirs ). Tune into 920AM for up-to-the-minute reports and, five minutes before the big event, the countdown.

At the launch i viewed, the anticipation was thicker than solid fuel in a pressurized STS-110 tank. I was parked at the Brewer Parkway Bridge, blocked in by dozens of cars - no one cared, no one was going anywhere. Folks from all over the world were taking turns with my friend Linda's telescope, examining Atlantis from across the bay, imagining it straining against the launch apparatus, eager to fly. "The wind may by too strong today." announced one man, his ear to the radio. We had 28 minutes until the launch window opened. Prayers to various deities ensued. "The shuttle's computers went down,' another woman yelled. The window would close in nine minutes.

But NASA came through with seconds to spare, and the whole Space Coast started chanting "Three, two, one - LIFTOFF!" And there were flames, then clouds of steam, and a silent ascent into the stratosphere. "Here comes the noise," a father whispered to his son. Windshields rattled in response to the roar; not one of us covered out ears. And Atlantis was gone.

International Spare Station Center

This attraction is so cutting edge, you'll think the swishing automatic doors have transported you straight to the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Not only can you witness actual components of the International Space Shuttle being constructed, but a high-tech observation deck shows the astronauts' cramped living space - claustrophobias need not apply. You'll only see the center via the NASA Up Close tour and Astronaut Training Experience.

- Astronaut Training Experience

The Astronaut Training Experience (321-449-4400; per person including lunch & gear $225) is the closest you'll ever to come to being an astronaut without all that schooling and training. This experience puts you through the intense training bona-fide astronauts endure, including the 1/6 gravitiy chair and a mission-control countdown. You'll also have a Q&A with former astronauts as well as exclusive tours of the shuttle launch pads, International Space Station and NASA press site. Participants must be at least 14; those under 19 need to be accompanied by an adult. This program is extremely popular to call well in advance for reservations.

- NASA Up Close tour

The NASA Up Close (adult/child $52/36) tour includes regular admission plus a 2-hour tour of 'restricted areas,' where the space shuttle is refitted after landing and is prepped for launch. You almost feel like you're really going to see the alien autopsy room, like Mulder and Scully skulking around a top-secret warehouse, as you weave between towering buildings and steel pathways. Plus, you don't have to be an uber space junkie to appreciate the coolness of this behind-the-scenes look at NASA facilities. Just that prior to a launch, this tour is cut short (no refunds).

Author : Kenneth Ng, Lonely Planet

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READ A FULL INTERVIEW ABOUT THE VIDEO AT: gagaism.org I am very proud to share with you guys my graduating film thesis project at The Los Angeles Film School. It was an amazing experience and I send a big thank you to everyone who took part in making this visual come true. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I had enjoyed making it with my amazing team and crew! and of course this video would not be possible without Lady Gaga, thank you for redefining music videos and making music that fuels the creative mind. QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE CREW!!!!!! WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!! DIRECTOR AND EDITOR - RUBEN CORTEZ E- MAIL- ROOROOFOO@LIVE.COM TWITTER - www.twitter.com ALL FASHION DESIGNS CREATED BY BRYAN HEARNS www.bryanhearns.com CINEMATOGRAPHY BY ERWIN AVILES CONTACT AT ERWINAVILES@GMAIL.COM PRODUCTION DESIGN BY ERIKA ALCORAN CONTACT AT: E_ALCORAN@HOTMAIL.COM CHOREOGRAPHY BY: NICHOLAS KAYNER WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/MRNUKAPPA WWW.TWITTER.COM/NIKAYNER VISIT AMELIA JACKSON GRAY'S YOUTUBE PAGE! www.youtube.com

วันเสาร์ที่ 3 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Lady GaGa Poker Face Tutorial

Being a HUGE fan of Lady GaGa, I've gotten hundreds of request to replicate her eye makeup in Poker Face...but I thought...why not just go all out and just replicate the entire look, hair, accessories and makeup! I'm not trying to be her, nor think I look like her. I'm just having fun cosplaying as Lady GaGa. You don't need the blonde wig or anything, they're just for fun. The gloves are sick though! Love them. This look is great for prom, clubbing and other glamorous occasions. Half Finger Gloves www.pntra.com Blonde Wig www.pjatr.com More photos here ricebunny.xanga.com Original Songs by Lady GaGa Just Dance itunes.apple.com Poker Face itunes.apple.com Makeup I used Bee Luscious Concealer in Light Peach. Giorgio Armani Face Fabric in #2 Afterglow Minerals in Ivory Urban Decay Primer Potion Revlon Illuminance in Twilight NYX in Ultra Chic Lise Watier in Les Carbons Maybelline Ultra Liner Ardell Lashes Mac 217 Brush NYX Dollhouse Mascara Clinique Bronzer- Sunkissed Nars Turkish Delight Lipgloss KARAOKE-VERSION / KARAFUN / RECISIO Just Dance www.karafun.com Poker Face www.karafun.com

วันศุกร์ที่ 2 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2554

United States Tourist Attractions

United States is a very popular tourist destination and offers a wide variety of attractions ranging from the elegant White House, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, Hollywood, the world famous Statue of Liberty and the kid's favourite Disneyland to the pristine wilderness, national parks and sanctuaries and the famous Niagara Falls.

One of the popular tourist destinations is New York City and the must sees in this city include the world famous Times Square with its dazzling lights and bustling energy, which is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and super signs, the dignified Empire State Building, which is the tallest building in New York, the nation's prime federal immigration station -- Ellis Island, Wall Street, American Museum of Natural History, which is a world class museum, the elegant St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Brooklyn Bridge, which is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, and the world famous Statue of Liberty, which is the most identifiable icons of the United States, and symbolizes liberty and freedom.

The important tourist attractions worth visiting in San Francisco include the Urban park, the Golden Gate Park, the tall standing Transamerica Pyramid, Golden Gate Bridge, which is the largest suspension bridge in the world, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, with its vast collection of mainly European art representatives, and the North Beach.

The prominent tourist destinations is Los Angeles include a glimpse into the magical world of kids through Disneyland, the famous Hollywood and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.