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The brides team visits some of the world’s most beautiful love nests, because who doesn’t love a treehouse?
The best thing about travel? I can let you become a child again. That’s what happened as we arrived Harad’s The Treehotel by night, guided along an atmospherically lit, winding pathway, where the outlines of silver birch trees were just visible against a moonlit sky. The Treehotel, part-hotel, part-art-project, needs to be seen to be believed: it consists of five treehouses (The Gabin, Mirrorcube, Bird’s Nest, UFO and Blue Cone), which are private but close enough to let
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Named after their discoverer Galileo Galilei, the four moons which orbit around Jupiter are easily seen in binoculars and small telescopes.
The moons of Jupiter are some of the most fascinating things to observe in the night sky. The reason being is that they change their position from night to night and are relatively easy to see; a pair of 7×50 or 10×50 binoculars will show them well.
First recorded in 1610 by the Italian astronomer Galileo, the moons of Jupiter have proved to be an endless source of fascination for amateur and professional astronomers ever since. Jupiter, we now
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In a city of swish, sexy hotels, Wynn is the swishest and sexiest. A King Wynn Тошег Suite costs from £215 per night, B&B
HEN The Chandelier Bar
If the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s newest bar was a cocktail, it would be one-part music venue, one-part art installation and one-part futuristic playground. Housed inside a giant chandelier across three storeys, this show-stopper of a casino bar offers killer cocktails and ample photo ops. Ordering a round of Verbenas (ginger and lemon margaritas) is the classiest way to say goodbye to the single life. Make a night of it
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By Jon Herbert
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G
Exposure: 15 seconds at f/16 (ISO100)
Jon says: «I wanted to capture the light trails going into the entrance of the bridge.l used a tripod and merged five exposures to create an HDR image. The longest bracket was used to get the light trails.»
LEE FROST: I love shooting at night, and Jon’s picture is a good example of why. There’ssomuch colour — in the sky.the floodlighting on the bridge and the light trails from passing traffic.
I have to say, I’ve never tried shooting an HDR sequence at
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Baking-hot valleys and bone-chilling peaks. Gauchos and geysers. Mineral springs and moonscapes. The Andes have one hell of a range, says Ciara Parkes
First, an admission: I’m not the fittest person. I like a good, bracing walk – who doesn’t? — but five hours of vertical climbing? At high altitude? In 30°C heat? Not so much.
But I was in the Andes, and that’s what you do in the Andes. You walk, as they have done here for thousands of years. We were at the crossroads of Argentina’s most ancient trade routes, where the pre-Inca peoples hawked their wares, and
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Entertainment Options Broaden
I’ve always been an entertainment fanatic. I can’t even remember a time when I wasn’t mesmerized by the music on the stereo and radio, the TV shows on the television, the movies at the theater, or even the celebrities that appear across all those mediums.
It certainly wasn’t a surprise to anyone when I began writing and focused that attention on entertainment, writing reviews, interviews, commentaries, etc., all about that exciting entertainment that had fascinated me all my life. In fact one of the tasks I did for the past several years was writing a «What’s Hot
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With the Battle of Britain at its height the first Beaufighters were delivered to operational units. The new, heavily-armed, long-range fighters were all destined for night-fighter squadrons. The initial batch was fitted with cannon only but also had the airborne interception (AI) Mk IV radar with its characteristic ‘bow and arrow’ nose aerials and wing blade aerials. These machines represented a step-change in the nocturnal war.
From the Filton production line, the ‘Beaus’ were issued to units equipped with Bristol Blenheim Ifs, most of which had been fitted with AI. Getting the Beaufighter ready for its debut were the following
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Why should Thomas Mailaender, a contemporary artist known for his impudent provocations, want to present us with photographs of students climbing on the roofs and walls of colleges at the University of Cambridge in the mid-i930s?
The Night Climbers of Cambridge was first published in 1937, by Chatto & Windus, a respectable publishing house in London. (The book, illustrated with photographs, was recently reissued by Oleander Press.) Mailaender, attracted by this peculiar venture, bought the original pictures and assembled them as a traveling exhibition. An odd choice, at first sight, but Mailaender has always been attracted by makeshift spoofs and
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Normed originally from personnel drawn from the banks, the Stock Exchange and similar institutions in the ‘square mile’ of the City of London, 600 Squadron has a permanent place of honour in the wartime history of Malta. During its brief time on the island, the Auxiliary Air Force unit became a seasoned, and very successful, night predator.
When war broke out, 600 was operating Bristol Blenheim Ifs in the night defence role moving, in turn, to Northolt, Manston, Hornchurch, Catterick and Colerne, and ending up at Predannack in October 1941. While at the Cornish airfield, it converted to the Beaufighter
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In the night from 10 to 11 August 2013 in a suburban area of the city of Ivanovo seminar was the second star. He became a logical continuation of the April city outreach campaign «sidewalk astronomy».
The seminar this time was called «Summer Triangle» in honor of the light all night the main stars of the summer sky: Vega, Deneb and Altair.
The event was attended by 25 people, most for the first time. People drove throughout the observation period. There are five telescopes: two Newtonian reflector, a refractor and Maksutov two systems. In addition, we used laptops and
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