Thursday, December 31, 2009
Columbia, South Carolina
Named for former Mayor Kirkman Finlay, the downtown park was completed in 1990. Formerly known as Sidney Park, it was designed by landscape architect Robert Maryin of Walterboro, SC. The 18 acres are a magnet for people to walk, jog, skate or just to spend a pleasant hour.
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Saturday, December 19, 2009
Greetings from "The Garden State"
Nestled along the East Coast, New Jersey is truly a hidden gem. Whether it's going to casinos, touring the lighthouse or just enjoying a beautiful day at the beach, there's always something fun and exciting to do in the Garden State.
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One of the most important events of the carnival in Montevideo is the comparsas parade in the Sur and Palermo neighborhoods. The tradition comes from the time when black slaves were brought around the year 1700. With slavery abolition, they settled down in the conventillos, a kind of dwelling, and on Sunday they would celebrate the candombes. "Negros Lubolos", the first emsemble of black and white people, appear in the carnival of 1874. The "Llamadas" parade began in 1956.
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Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Antalya, where sun, sea, history and nature combine magically, has the Mediterranean Sea's cleanest and most beautiful beaches. Antalya's cpastline is 630 kilometers long and there are numerous ancient cities, harbors, tombs, lacy bays, beaches, pure green woods and streams along its length.
Of the ancient regions, Antalya covers the west part of Kilikia, the south-east end of Pamphylia, and easters Lycia. The region is one of the oldest known inhabited areas of Turkey, Kale town of Antalya City is where Santa Claus (Father Christmas) lived. The feature makes the town an important center for religious tourism. Other important
sites are: Olympus, Phaselis, Termessos, Perge, Aspendos, and Side. The Kaleici quarter attracts attention with its traditional architecture. Antalya has modern accommodation for travelers and tourists and is Turkey's most important tourism center. The city also hosts numerous cultural activities.
Dalyan is located between the ancient city of Kaunas and the canal bounding Koycegiz Lake and the Mediterranean Sea. Access to the Lycia Rock-Cut Tombs (dating back to the 4th Century BC and set in cliffs) is attainable by boats which pick their way along the river flowing through labyrinths of reeds. Dalyan is a "natural paradise" with its thermal springs, healthy mud baths, 110 different species of palms (the most important being the Blue Raffia), 700 different species of culture plants, and most importantly 154 bird species (including some on the verge of extinction). Visitors can taste the most delicious sea food, such as bass, gilt head bream, blue mullet, and grey mullet, while deriving pleasure from the untouched bays.
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is Mission Control! It is from here, the LBJ Space Center, that NASA flight controllers monitor events occurring on space flights. The space center also serves as a "retirement" center. Flight hardware that has been retired and too large to store indoors is displayed at Rocket Park.
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State Capitol Complex
Charleston, West Virginia
An ultra modern white marble and granite $14 million facility, dedicated to the promotion of West Virginia's performing arts, culture, history and science.
More than 200,000 artifacts and millions of published volumes of state significance are housed here. A Superb museum, complete with educational rooms, covers all periods of West Virginia's development up to the present day...a mecca for historians and artists.
(card was published in 1987)
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