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Sao Paulo

April 30th 2008 14:21
Sao Paulo Brazil

São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The city is the largest in Brazil and fifth in the world by population and is located in the southeast of the country. It is also the richest city of Brazil. The name means Saint Paul in Portuguese.
Sao Paulo Travel

The city has an area of 1,523 square kilometres (588 sq mi) and a population of 10,886,518, which makes it the most populous in Brazil, the Americas, and the southern hemisphere.
Pictures from Sao Paulo

São Paulo is a major cultural centre. The city has an ethnically diverse metropolitan area, with heavy Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, African, Jewish, Arab and Japanese influences. The city is known for its varied and sophisticated cuisine, ranging from Chinese to French, from fast food chains to five star restaurants. There are approximately 62 different types of cuisines in São Paulo, and more than 12,000 restaurants. Other venues such as bars, pubs, lounges and discos cater to a variety of music tastes.

Sao Paulo photography

São Paulo is home to the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) and "Pinacoteca do Estado" art museums, a symphonic orchestra (São Paulo State Symphony (OSESP - based in the Sala São Paulo theatre), and a Formula One Grand Prix racing circuit (Interlagos).
Sao Paulo

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*These pictures used with permission from Damn Funny Pictures.

**This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article São Paulo.


Canadian Campsites

April 28th 2008 14:08
Canada has an awesome array of tourist destinations and beautiful countryside, if you're into camping there could be no better country to visit.
Here are the top 5 campsites in this gorgeous nation: Find out more information from here.

Camping in canada - Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick
#5 - Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick.

camp sites in Canada - Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
#4 - Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

Canadian camping - Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia
#3 - Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia.

Best camping spots in Canada - Banff National Park, Alberta
#2 - Banff National Park, Alberta.

Camping in the North Country - Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
#1 - Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario.

*These pictures used with permission from Damn Funny Pictures.

Was the Moon Landing a Hoax?

April 25th 2008 08:32
Look at this photo from the moon landing. Are those movie lights on the left lighting the set?
Was the whole moon landing staged?

moon landing


Best Hotel Pools in the World

April 23rd 2008 08:17
Many hotels and holiday resorts have a pool for the recreation of their guests. Normally the more luxurious the hotel, the better the pool. This isn't always the case, some hotels simply have a superior designed pool than others.

The hotel and resort pools below are from all over the world and are all unique and cleverly designed. You can see more examples here.

world's best hotel pools

Heated hotel pool in the snow mountains - steaming

Hotel pool with spectacular view

Luxurious indoor swimming pool

Best hotel pools at night

*These images used with permission from Damn Funny Pictures.


Beautiful Polar Bear Pictures

April 21st 2008 08:03
Today's post features some of the most beautiful pictures of polar bears you will find anywhere. See many more majestic photos at Paul Nicklen Photography here.
Polar bear swimming underwater

Polar bears are the world's largest land carnivores, with most adult males weighing 300-600 kg (660-1320 lb); adult females are about half the size of males. A Polar Bear's fur is hollow and translucent, but usually appears as white or cream coloured, thus providing the animal with effective camouflage. Its skin is actually black in colour. Its thick blubber and fur insulate it against the cold. The bear has a short tail and small ears that help reduce heat loss, as well as a relatively small head and long, tapered body to streamline it for swimming.
Polar bear with cubs

A semi-aquatic marine mammal, the polar bear has adapted for life on a combination of land, sea, and ice, and is the apex predator within its range. It feeds mainly on seals, young walruses, and whales, although it will eat anything it can kill.
Polar bears on an ice b erg

The polar bear is a vulnerable species at high risk of extinction. Zoologists and climatologists believe that the projected decreases in the polar sea ice due to global warming will reduce their population by two thirds by mid-century.
Polar Bears fighting

Polar Bears are also popular attractions at theme parks and zoos around the world.
Polar Bear with nose covered in snow

*These images used with permission from Damn Funny Pictures.

Space Shuttle Launch

April 18th 2008 06:43
As you can imagine preparing a Space Shuttle for launch requires a huge effort. These pictures will give you some idea of the equipment, work load and logistics involved.

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Beautiful Pictures from Africa

April 16th 2008 06:11
Africa's best pictures - Elephants

The climate of Africa ranges from tropical to subarctic on its highest peaks. Its northern half is primarily desert or arid, while its central and southern areas contain both savanna plains and very dense jungle (rainforest) regions. In between, there is a convergence where vegetation patterns such as sahel, and steppe dominate.
Rhino - Rhinoceros picture

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Earth Hour

April 14th 2008 06:06
Earth Hour is an annual international event started in 2007, held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour in the evening. The event is promoted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald.

During Earth Hour 2008 Melbourne, Australia saved 10.1% of electricity. Sydney, being the city that participated both 2007 and 2008 Earth Hour, cut 8.4% electricity consumption

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Huge Military Force

April 11th 2008 13:43
Here is an awe-inspiring naval and air force on display. Aircraft carriers, battleships, fighters and bombers all in the same shot!

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View of a Sunset on Mars

April 9th 2008 13:22
I've posted many beautiful sunsets on planet Earth, but have you ever seen a martian sunset?
If you click on the image below a much larger version will open up which can be saved as a desktop wallpaper.

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Niagara Falls Frozen Over

April 7th 2008 12:25
Niagara Falls Frozen 1911

The flow of water over Niagara Falls was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for 30 - 40 hours. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people where able to walk the dry riverbed and find muskets, arrowheads and tomahawks from the War of 1812. This extraordinary event will most likely never happen again.
Niagara Falls run dry

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Pictures From the Arctic

April 4th 2008 12:19
The Arctic is the region around the Earth's North Pole. The Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean (which overlies the North Pole) and parts of Canada, Greenland (a territory of Denmark), Russia, the United States (Alaska), Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Below are some beautiful pictures from this region of the planet. If you like these there are many more here.

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Spring Flowers

April 2nd 2008 11:44
Spring is arriving all over the northern hemisphere. Below are some beautiful pictures of flowers in full bloom across the top half of the globe.

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