Thursday, March 25, 2010

Eiffel Tower

French is one of the many tourist destinations targeted by the tourists. France is one country that has many features, whether it is from food, culture, buildings and many others. One of the interesting tourist destinations in french is the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower or the French language "Tour Eiffel" is the buildings located in the Champ de Mars beside the river Seine in Paris and has a height of about 325 m (1063 ft). The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris and has been visited by hundreds of millions of tourists since it was first inaugurated in the year in 1889.

The tower has two restaurants: Altitude 95, on the first level (95 m, 311 feet above sea level), and Jules Verne, an expensive gastronomical restaurant on the second level, with a special elevator. This restaurant has one star in the Michelin Red Guide. In January 2007, a chef with many Michelin star Alain Ducasse was brought to the Tower to run Jules Verne.

Top observation deck, with a height of 275 meters, is the highest area of architectural structures in the European Union, which was opened to the public. Passenger elevator from ground level to the first level and operated by the towing cable which is run by a big piston-powered water. When he climbed the arch, ride the elevator cabin a bit, but with a surprise up every few seconds, to maintain equal levels. Development elevator shown and opened to the public in a museum in one of the four pillars of the tower.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Niagara falls

In this world there are many waterfalls that have characteristic and very beautiful. One of them is the Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, the majority of which lies on the Canadian side of the border, and American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island.

Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Peak numbers of visitors occur in the summertime, when Niagara Falls are both a daytime and evening attraction. From the Canadian side, floodlights illuminate both sides of the Falls for several hours after dark (until midnight). The number of visitors in 2008 is expected to total 20 million and by 2009, the annual rate is expected to top 28 million tourists a year. The oldest and best known tourist attraction at Niagara Falls is the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, named for an ancient Ongiara Indian mythical character, which has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the Falls since 1846. Cruise boats operate from boat docks on both sides of the falls