GEOGRAPHY, events, facts

Two-kilometer tunnel CYCLISTS

High in the French Alps stretches one of the most beautiful roads of Europe — Combe Laval, built in 1897. Today it is the main attraction for French cyclists. The most spectacular section of the road is a section of a length of almost 30 kilometers. Here you can see alpine beauty, absolutely not to frighten the animals, as well as slip Direct two-kilometer tunnel, which cuts through the rock goes down steeply.

About «Blood Falls» IN ANTARCTICA

«Blood Falls» is formed, arising out of Taylor Glacier. Scientists have found that a color obtained as a result in the water of a large amount of iron oxide. Find a video titled «Blood Falls in Antarctica» is not so simple. First, not many tourists come to this continent, and secondly, the eruption of the unique red water flow occurs infrequently, and it can be seen only around the glacier or himself!

WOODEN «UMBRELLA Metropol»

The Spanish city of Seville architect J. Mayer has built the world’s largest structure made of wood with a polyurethane coating — «Metropol Parasol» (Metropol Parasol). Its dimensions — 150 70 meters at a height of 26 meters.

Mississippi length picture and a half kilometers

In the 19th century American artist John Banvard on canvas landscapes along the Mississippi stretching 1,200 miles. More than a year he was moving up the river sketched sketches and later in the studio posted a fabric whose length is as much as 1524 meters. Witnesses claimed that the painting was significantly down to the smallest detail and was a great success in the US and the UK. In 1891, after the death of John Banvarda painting disappeared without a trace. Photos and left.

The world’s longest LADDER in 699 steps

Jacob’s Ladder, located on the island of St. Helena, Jamestown is a popular attraction. Its length is 900 feet, which is almost 274 meters, or 699 degrees. Tourists are difficult to pass in its entirety. The case, mainly in the absence of parts of the railing and stairs, because of which the balance becomes extremely difficult. The staircase was built in 1829 to connect the city with a garrison on the hill, and was used to transport ammunition.

«Live» BRIDGES

Indians have long noticed that some of the roots of ficus rubber-growing outward. With the help of special tools they have to send their roots in the desired direction. They were able to grow a large number of bridges, many of which are more than 60 meters in length. Such «living» structure can withstand the weight of about 50 people and are resistant to floods, which occur frequently in the region.

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