Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Rail transport in Taiwan consists of 1691.8 km (as of 2015) of railway networks. Though no longer as dominant as it once was, rail transport is an extremely important form of transportation in Taiwan due to high population density, especially along the densely populated western corridor. In 2016, over 1.09 billion passengers travelled by rail in Taiwan, averaging 2.99 million passengers per day.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Lutsk Castle, also locally known as Lubart's Castle orUpper Castle, began its life in the mid-14th century as the fortified seat of Gediminas' son Liubartas(Lubart), the last ruler of united Galicia-Volhynia. It is the most prominent landmark of Lutsk, Ukraine and as such appears on the 200 hryvnia bill.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of the god Inari, located in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres (764 ft) above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) and take approximately 2 hours to walk up. The highlight of the shrine is the rows of torii gates this is called Senbon torii. The custom to donate a torii started to spread since the Edo period (1603 – 1868) to get a wish to become true or to thank for a wish that became true.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Built on the banks of the river in the town of Remagen, the museum of contemporary art has four floors of exhibition space devoted to the Alsatian painter and sculptor Hans Arp and his wife Sophie Taeuber-Arp, who were involved in the rise of the Dada and surrealist movements in the early 20th century. Paintings from the Middle Ages right up to the modern day are also on display.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest in the Third Reich. According to historical investigations, 1.5 million people, among them a great number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured and murdered in this camp, the symbol of humanity's cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century. Shown on the card is main SS Guardhouse known as the Death Gate
Thanks to Mr Kiran Acharya for sending this from Poland. Nice Picture Postmark Used
Friday, April 27, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Airbus A330 is a medium- to long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner made by Airbus. Versions of the A330 have a range of 5,000 to 13,430 kilometres (2,700 to 7,250 nmi; 3,110 to 8,350 mi) and can accommodate up to 335 passengers in a two-class layout or carry 70 tonnes (154,000 lb) of cargo. The A330 was Airbus's first airliner that offered a choice of three engine types: General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, and Rolls-Royce Trent 700.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Tromsø is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. The midnight sun occurs from about 18 May to 26 July, but the mountains in the north block the view of it for a few days, meaning that one can see the midnight sun from about 21 May to 21 July. Owing to Tromsø's high latitude, twilight is long, meaning there is no real darkness between late April and mid-August. t is possible to observe aurora borealis (northern lights) from Tromsø, as northern Norway is located in the auroral zone.
Thanks to my friend Chacko who was visiting Norway.