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Friday, October 29, 2010

Five much loved Canadian Haunts

To the loving of loving tourist person its nice site seeing place for this winter, here are the five beautiful places in Canadian to celebrate.

The Plains of Abraham, Quebec City – Tourists report seeing ghosts, smelling cannon fire, and being chilled by a ghostly wind on this 1759 battle ground, where British and French soldiers clashed. The spirits of servicemen are said to roam the Plains in search of fallen comrades, or their missing body parts.

McBurney Park, Kingston – Souls of thousands of Irish and Scottish immigrants, who died here from diseases such as cholera and typhus, are said to rise from their graves beneath this city park in search of their loved ones. Little ghost children head to the playground for a turn on the swings in what’s known by locals as Skeleton Park.

Bytown Museum, Ottawa – Six resident ghosts, and a little ghost dog, hang around in this Ontario museum, considered to be one of the most actively haunted places in the country. If you’re in the doll exhibit, listen carefully for the sound of children crying, and keep a close eye on the dolls – many claim to have seen them winking and moving.

Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta – Does Sam the bellman still “work” here 23 years after his death? Does the bride who fell down the stairs on her wedding day still wander the halls in search of her groom.

Vogue Theatre, Vancouver – This beautiful Art Deco heritage building comes with two ghosts. One sits in the seating area, dressed in a white tuxedo and black bow tie, while the other is known by its footsteps in the downstairs dressing room.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Space tourism can intensify climate modify

Have $200,000 to spend on space travel, Before you book your seat into the cosmos, you may want to know about the potential impact back on Earth. It finds about the soot emitted from rockets could become a significant contributor to climate change in coming decades.

Researchers funded by NASA and the Aerospace Corporation, offers the first detailed look at how rockets using hydrocarbon fuel might affect the planet's climate. They examined the impact of soot (or black carbon) as well as carbon dioxide emissions from 1,000 rocket flights per year -- the approximate number cited in business plans for space travel in 2020. They find soot is the bigger worry, not CO2.

The response of the climate system to a relatively small input of black carbon is surprising, and our results show particular climate system sensitivity to the type of particles that rockets emit.

Researchers say the soot emitted by rockets, unlike that from coal power plants or jet aircraft, can remain in the atmosphere for years. They project the soot could cool the earth's surface by as much as 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit but warm Antarctica by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. They expect the world's equatorial regions could lose about 1% of ozone while its poles could gain 10%.

The team based its work on reasonable assumptions about rocket chemistry and atmospheric physics. Yet we are unsure about actual rocket emissions, adding that measurements in actual rocket plumes and further climate modeling will be needed to gain confidence in these results.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

London Albert museum gets 2010 Travel Awards

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has taken home the coveted top prize for Favorite UK Attraction at the 2010 Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.

The annual awards recognize favorite tourist destinations and attractions from across the UK and abroad, as voted for by Observer and Guardian readers.

This is the second time the Victorian and Albert Museum has been acknowledged in the category, having won the inaugural award for Best UK Attraction in 2008. The list was dominated in 2010 by London attractions, with the British Museum, Imperial War Museum and National Gallery taking 2nd, 3rd and 4th places respectively.

The V&A is delighted to have won the Best UK Attraction Award at the 2010 Guardian and Observer Travel Awards. The V&A welcomes over 2.5 million people a year and it is particularly pleasing to win this award as it is voted for by the visitors. The V&A is the world’s greatest museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers.

London is home to some of the best museums and galleries in the World, and we are proud that so many London attractions have been recognized as favorites amongst Guardian and Observer readers. With such a rich and diverse cultural offering, providing so many once-in-a-lifetime sights and experiences, it’s not hard to see why the capital remains the most visited international destination in the World.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Saltaire in England

Saltaire is a Victorian model village within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, West Yorkshire, England by the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal. UNESCO has nominated the village as a World Heritage Site and it is also called Anchor Point of European Route of Industrial Heritage. The details of Saltaire are explained in world tour guides below.

SaltaireSaltaire was founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt a leading industrialist in Yorkshire woollen industry. The name of village is a combination of founders surname with the name of the river. Salt moved his entire business from Bradford to this site near Shipley partly to provide better arrangements for his workers than could be had in Bradford and partly to site his large textile mill by a canal and a railway. Salt employed the Bradford firm of Lockwood and Mawson as his architects.

Sir Titus died in 1876 and was interred in mausoleum adjacent to Congregational Church. When Sir Titus Salt son likewise Sir Titus Salt died. Saltaire was taken over by a partnership which included Sir James Roberts from Haworth who had worked at mill since age of twelve and who travel to Russia every year speaking Russian fluently. James Roberts came to own Saltaire but chose to invest his money heavily in Russia losing some of his fortune at Russian Revolution. He endowed a Chair of Russian at Leeds University and bought Brontes Haworth Parsonage for nation.

Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 2001. This means that government has a duty to protect site. The buildings belonging to model village are individually listed with maximum protection being given to Congregational Church which is listed in grade I. The village has survived complete but further protection is needed. Saltaire is a Conservation Area. The Victoria Hall is used for meetings and concerts and also houses Victorian Reed Organ Museum. The village is served by Saltaire railway station. The Saltaire Festival which first took place in 2003 to celebrate 150th anniversary of foundation of Saltaire is now held every year over eleven days in September.

SaltaireSaltaireSaltaire is surrounded by a Buffer zone established to protect context of World Heritage Site. Concerns have been raised over plans recently announced by Bradford Council and Action Airedale to run a bypass through the buffer zone either side of World Heritage Site and to tunnel beneath village itself. Within sight of mill tunnel will follow line of railway and exit behind United Reformed Church. As it then runs alongside the adjacent portion of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, it is also likely to have an impact on this Conservation Area. The current route will also impact on ancient semi-natural woodland and the Woodland Garden of Remembrance at Nab Wood Cemetery.

Salts Mill closed in February 1986, and Jonathan Silver bought it the following year and began renovating it. Today it houses a mixture of business, commerce, leisure and residential use. The New Mill on other side of canal is divided between offices for local National Health Service Trusts and residential apartments.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sunny Beach in Bulgaria

Sunny Beach is a major seaside resort on Black Sea coast of Bulgaria located nearly 35 km north of Burgas in Nessebar municipality in Burgas Province. The details of Sunny Beach are explained in world tour guides below.

Sunny BeachSunny Beach is biggest and most popular holiday resort in Bulgaria and is home to over 800 hotels. There are 130 restaurants and numerous live music bars, pubs, nightclubs, discos and cafes in Sunny Beach. It has been undergoing continuous expansion for many years. In recent years almost the whole hotel base has been renovated and several new luxurious hotels have been built as well as many apartment complexes. It is widely believed in Bulgaria that Sunny Beach was heavily overdeveloped in the 2000s to the detriment of its greenery, former serenity, safety and the quality of public services.

Sunny Beach has a very low permanent population. In summer the resort is home to many thousands of tourists. The main strip of high-rise hotels backing onto the beach is several kilometers long and extends along a wide bay between Sveti Vlas and Nessebar. The resort construction began back in Communist times in 1958. Construction works began at a site where two old wells supplying Nessebar with water in ancient times and during the Middle Ages had been located.

The climate of the area is Mediterranean explain Sunny Beach popularity with tourists since the Soviet Union existed. Since that time resorts popularity has grown among German holidaymakers, who add to the already large numbers of Russian visitors. More recently, Sunny Beach has begun to attract the attention of the British, Irish, Scandinavian and Dutch for which it is a more affordable alternative to the established Mediterranean resorts.

Sunny BeachSunny BeachThe tourist attractions in Sunny beach are beach sunning, water sports, nightlife and nearby historical site of Nessebar. There are two new Aqua Parks near the resort. Sunny Beach is mainly popular amongst young people. The Golden Orpheus International Festival of Popular Song, the Decade of Symphonic Music, part of International Folklore Festival, fashion shows and various beach competitions are held there.

The Airports near to Sunny Beach are Bourgas and Varna. There is no Train facility available here. The nearest passenger train station is in Bourgas. The Sunny Beach is well connected by Bus with all larger Bulgarian Cities.