by Globetrotter on Jul 29, 2008EN
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The CN (Canadian National Railway) Tower in Toronto, Canada has a height of 553.33 m (1,815.4 ft) and is the second-tallest free-standing structure in the world. It was constructed from 1973 – 1976.
The Squirrelizer = photo crasher Melissa Brandts and her husband were hiking in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada and decided to take a portrait of themselves with spectacular Lake Minnewanka in the background. Melissa set up the camera and went back to pose, and her husband held the remote shutter release. Meanwhile, attracted by the sounds of the autofocus, an inquisitive Columbian ground squirrel, common in the park, popped up to investigate. Click! "Self-Portrait With Ground Squirrel"... (c) National Geographic Intelligent travel blog An internet hype is born ;) Cirque du Soleil: Resident shows Cirque du Soleil was founded in Quebec, Canada in 1984. It is an entertainment empire that is performing modern circus. The six permanent shows of Cirque du Soleil ("O", KÀ, La Nouba, LOVA, Mytère, Zjmanity) take place in Las Vegas and in Florida. Other fascinating shows are touring through the whole world. Icehockey World Championship 2008 The 2008 IIHF World Championship takes place at the Colisée de Québec and at the Halifax Metro Centre, Canada from Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 18, 2008. The Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum The Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum opened on February 11, 1938. Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor holding patents covering the creation or refinements of devices in telegraphy and telephony, electric power generation and lighting, sound recording, motion pictures, storage batteries, and mining and cement technology. For 10 years Edison worked on this place and applied for about 400 patents. Nakheel Tower The Nakheel Tower in Dubai will be the world's tallest skyscraper. It is currently under construction and will have a height of more than 1,000 metres when completed. The project will take about 10 years to complete and 30,000 workers are involved in the developement of the Nakheel Tower & Harbour. Vancouver Some places with photos of my trip to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. Hearst Tower in New York City The Hearst Tower in New York City is a skyscraper built in 2006 and designed by the famous British architects Foster + Partners. IMAX Corporation Headquarters of the IMAX Corporation in Ontario, Canada Tower Bridge The Tower Bridge in London was opened on 30 June 1894. It is called the most famous bridge in the world. Mentmore Towers "Mentmore Towers" is a large country house in Buckinghamshire. It was built in the 1850s for Baron Mayer de Rothschild. The house was used as filming location in many movies like Eyes Wide Shut, Batman Begins (Wayne Manor), The Mummy Returns, ... Eiffel tower The Eiffel tower is the landmark of Paris. It was constructed from 1887 – 1889 for the Exposition Universelle which was held in Paris in 1889. The height of the tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft). It's architect was Gustave Eiffel. Remington Steele "Twin towers" The Twin towers appearing in the 80s TV series Remmington Steele are located in Los Angeles. Hope For Haiti Now MTV's and CNN's "Hope For Haiti Now" is a Benefit event. The global telethon is aired across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT on Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The event will be hosted by George Clooney in Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean in New York, Robert Pattison in London and Anderson Cooper (of CNN) in Haiti. "Hope for Haiti Now" will begin accepting donations at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT on Friday, January 22 via the following methods: - Online: http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org - Phone: 1-877-99-HAITI or 1-877-994-2484 - Text: Text "GIVE" to 50555 (US only!) - Mail: Hope For Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Wallace Monument The National Wallace Monument is a Tower in Stirling/Scotland commemorating Sir William "Braveheart" Wallace. It was completed in 1869. Warner Bros. Water tower Warner Bros. Water tower in Burbank, California. Oriental Pearl Tower The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located in Shanghai, China. It has a total height of 468 m (1,535 ft) and was constructed from 1991 - 1995. Capitol Records Tower The Capitol Records Tower is on eof the most famous buildings in Los Angeles. It was constructed from 1955-1956 as headquarters for Capitol Records (EMI). Coit Tower Coit Tower (with the statue of Columbus) is an art deco tower. It was built in 1933 on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. CN Tower The CN (Canadian National Railway) Tower in Toronto, Canada has a height of 553.33 m (1,815.4 ft) and is the second-tallest free-standing structure in the world. It was constructed from 1973 – 1976. Watts Towers The Watts Towers in Los Angeles are a complex set of 17 separate sculptural pieces built on a residential lot in the community of Watts. They were constructed by Simon Rodia over a period of more than 30 years and became a National Historic Landmark in 1990.