Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Deadly Destinations of World

Take a look at these places you should never live in and get up close and personal with one of the most hazardous places in the world. These places are definitely on not to visit maps. These places will literately kill you.

Kantubek, Vozrozhdeniya Island

 Once the site of laboratories and testing for the Soviet Union’s Microbiological Warfare Group, the deserted island co-owned by Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan is now abandoned and contaminated by anthrax, smallpox, plague, and more. Rusted out boats litter the arid landscape as a result of the drying out of the Aral sea.

University funding boost will create a smarter and stronger Australia

The Gillard Government’s more generous indexation arrangements will inject an extra $367 million over the next four years to help universities meet the cost of quality research and training.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Abandoned monuments in Yugoslavia

 These monuments were built by several sculptors and architects in the 60s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. In the 80s they were a major tourist attraction, but after the Republic dissolved they became just a pile of forgotten monuments. The structures once represented strength, but now they are slowly decaying and fading. Despite the fact that they were neglected lately, you can still feel what the artists tried to expose.

Most Attractive Rock Pools near Porto Moniz in Madeira, Portugal

 Porto Moniz is located about 46 km from Funchal on the northwest tip of Madeira. The name Porto Moniz was a tribute to Francisco Moniz, who married a granddaughter of Gonçalves Zarco, to whom the place was donated. It is famous for its natural rock bathing pools that are filled by the tide with crystal clear water.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Pumpkin Spring – The Grand Canyon’s Arsenic Pool

 Below the rim of the Grand Canyon runs the beautiful Colorado River.  Many take trips down its length but among the majestic scenery is something which they do not quite expect – a huge, enormous gourd-like squash. Jutting out from the canyon wall and perched above the river, this highly unusual formation is known as Pumpkin Spring.