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Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge Lissabon II by Elstrup

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The 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril “25th of April Bridge”, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ˈvĩt i ˈsĩku ðɨ ɐˈβɾiɫ]) is a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada on the left (south) bank of the Tejo river. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966, and a train platform was added in 1999. Because it is a suspension bridge and has similar coloring, it is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, US. It was built by the American Bridge Company which constructed the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, but not the Golden Gate. With a total length of 2,277 m, it is the 27th largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper deck carries six car lanes, while the lower deck carries two train tracks electrified at 25 kV AC. Until 1974, the bridge was named Salazar Bridge. The name “25 de Abril” commemorates the Carnation Revolution.

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Hoover Dam USA by Elstrup

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Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named after President Herbert Hoover.

Since about 1900, the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had been investigated for their potential to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. In 1928, Congress authorized the project. The winning bid to build the dam was submitted by a consortium called Six Companies, Inc., which began construction on the dam in early 1931. Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven. The torrid summer weather and lack of facilities near the site also presented difficulties. Nevertheless, Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule.

Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. The dam is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year. The heavily travelled U.S. 93 ran along the dam’s crest until October 2010, when the Hoover Dam Bypass opened.

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light in end of tunnel by Elstrup

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The biggest and most important monument of Lovćen national park is Petar Petrović Njegoš’s Mausoleum. The location for his burial place and the mausoleum at the summit of Jezerski vrh was chosen by Njegoš himself as his last wish.
However, Njegoš’s express wish was to be buried in a small chapel which he had built in his lifetime. This was done, but the original chapel was destroyed when the Austro-Hungarian army invaded Montenegro in First World War (1916). Njegoš’s remains were then transferred into Cetinje Monastery and buried in the chapel rebuilt by King Alexander in 1920s. Contrary to Njegoš’s express wishes to be buried in that chapel, the then communist powers of Montenegro destroyed the chapel and built in its stead a monumental mausoleum in Viennese Secession style. The local Bishopric (Mitropolija) of the Serbian Orthodox Church opposed the destruction and even took the matter to the Constitutional Court, albeit with no success. The design was that of Ivan Meštrović who, although world-famous, had never set foot on Lovćen.
The protests erupted in 1970 with many famous Yugoslav public figures, of both Montenegrin and non-Montenegrin origin, complaining of what they described as barbaric breaking of Njegoš’s last will.
The mountain slopes are rocky, with numerous fissures, pits and deep depressions giving its scenery a specific look. Standing on the border between two completely different natural wholes, the sea and the mainland, Lovćen is under the influence of both climates. The specific connection of the life conditions has stipulated the development of the different biological systems. There are 1158 plant species on Lovćen, out of which four are endemic
Lovćen (Serbian: Lovćen, Ловћен, pronounced [lɔ̂ːʋtɕɛn]) is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro.
Mount Lovćen rises from the borders of the Adriatic basin closing the long ang twisting bays of Boka Kotorska and making the hinterland to the coastal town of Kotor. The mountain has two imposing peaks, Štirovnik (1,749 m) and Jezerski vrh (1,657 m).

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Blue Skyelight by Elstrup

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Skylights in blue, an old picture from Switzerland as I again and again returning to my favorite picture indeed, and now att is I have been a little better in Photoshop – unfortunately before I not have use the RAW format at that time. Here I Examined the picture care fully and revive the hope it falls into your liking. The photo was taken in the exhibition center of Basel and the architect Herzog & de Meuron having created this architectural masterpiece one pearl and engineering combined surprise and light the light come into the passag

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Subway by Elstrup

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Gare do Oriente
Lisbon Orient Station
Gare do Oriente
Intermodal station
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Gare do Oriente (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡaɾ(ɨ) du oɾiˈẽt(ɨ)]) or Lisbon Orient Station is one of the main transport hubs in Lisbon, Portugal. It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and built by Necso.[1] It was finished in 1998 for the Expo ’98 world’s fair in Parque das Nações, where it is located.
It encompasses a Lisbon Metro station, a high-speed, commuter and regional train hub, a local, national and international bus station, a shopping centre and a police station.
The station bears considerable resemblance to Calatrava’s earlier Allen Lambert Galleria within Toronto’s Brookfield Place. Some influence from Gothic architecture can also be found.
Oriente Station is one of the world’s largest stations, with 75 million passengers per year which makes it as busy as Grand Central Terminal in New York.

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The Sky’s No Limit by Elstrup

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Tivoli Hotel (or Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center) is a hotel in Copenhagen, which opened on September 2, 2010. It is owned and operated by Arp-Hansen Hotel Group. Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center was designed by Danish architect Kim Utzon, who also designed the nearby hotel WakeUp Copenhagen. The congress center is one of Copenhagen’s largest with capacity for 6,000 delegates.

Tivoli Hotel has 679 rooms in addition also fitness facilities, swimming pool, bar, restaurant and indoor and outdoor playground. It was built after the Tivoli did not get permission to build a 102 meter high hotel and apartment building next to City Hall. Tivoli Hotel is at. October 1, 2010 Member of Worldhotels.

The hotel had of just under 400 rooms but was expanded in 2015 with 282 new rooms. In total, the hotel complex incl. Wakeup Copenhagen 1210 rooms

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Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge Lissabon by Elstrup

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The 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril “25th of April Bridge”, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ˈvĩt i ˈsĩku ðɨ ɐˈβɾiɫ]) is a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada on the left (south) bank of the Tejo river. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966, and a train platform was added in 1999. Because it is a suspension bridge and has similar coloring, it is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, US. It was built by the American Bridge Company which constructed the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, but not the Golden Gate. With a total length of 2,277 m, it is the 27th largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper deck carries six car lanes, while the lower deck carries two train tracks electrified at 25 kV AC. Until 1974, the bridge was named Salazar Bridge. The name “25 de Abril” commemorates the Carnation Revolution.

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St. Pouvl’s Church Bornholm Denmark by Elstrup

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St. Pouvl’s Church is located on the island 9 km southwest of Nexo. Chessboard stone In the frame of the church’s south portal – in the porch – there is a checkerboard stone, the only one in Denmark outside North Jutland, where they exist in fifty churches. The stone is 80 cm high and clearly shows a chessboard with the correct number of fields (8 * 8) and a full backgammon boards. [1] This combination of two game boards makes the stone unique and is an argument for the chessboard stones have been stenhuggernes gaming tables , unlike the theories that attaches itself cubes pattern different meanings.

The stone in St. Poul’s Church is also one of the few chessboard stones in Denmark that sits on an outer corner, so you can see both sides of it and see that there is only pattern on one side. This ties in with the stone has been playing table, so there was no reason to make pattern down the sides. If the pattern purpose other hand, was a cult, political or professional, it would well serve the purpose even better to make pattern on both the visible sides.

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