by Globetrotter on Oct 24, 2009EN
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The Parc Astérix is a theme park near Paris. It opened in 1989 and is dedicated to the Asterix comics by Albert Uderzo. The Asterix series first appeared in the French magazine "Pilote" on 29 October 1959. Happy 50th birthday!!!
Jurassic Park filming locations Kaua'i and O'ahu, Hawaii were used for the exterior shots for the Hit movie Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg). Solarpark Waldpolenz Der Solarpark Waldpolenz in Brandis bei Leipzig ist die derzeit größte Solaranlage der Welt. Das Sonnen-Kraftwerk befindet sich auf einem ehemaligen Militärflughafen und ist mit einer Fläche von 400.000m² (2.000m lang, 600m breit) so groß wie etwa 200 Fußballfelder. Im Endausbau wird eine Leistung von 40 MW erzielt. Die Strecke Wien - Paris auf den Händen Johann Hurlinger hält seit 1900 einen skurrilen Weltrekord, den so schnell keiner brechen wird. Er ging die Strecke Wien - Paris (1.400 km) auf seinen Händen. 10 Stunden pro Tag und das 55 Tage lang. Im Durchschnitt 2,54 km/h. Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park is located in Queens, New York. It is a global sculpture made of steel (with a diameter of 120 feet = 36.57 meters it is the world's largest!) which was built for the World fair in 1964. Flushing Meadows park is featured in Men in Black (where the alien ship crashes into the Unisphere) and in the opening of King of Queens. Nationalparks in Deutschland In der Bundesrepublik Deutschland gibt es aktuell 14 Nationalparks. Ellis Island National Monument Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10, 1990. Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island. L’Oréal headquarters The headquarters of L’Oréal are located in Paris. L’Oréal - founded in 1909 - is the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company. Gulliver in Valencia A park in Valencia, Spain based on "Gulliver's travels" by Jonathan Swift. FIA - Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) is an organisation representing the interests of motoring organisations. It is also responsible for the licencing of motor racing events (Formula 1). The organisation was founded in Paris in 1904. Wings for Paris - Red Bull in France On April 1, 2008 Swiss basejumper Ueli Gegenschatz jumped off the Eiffel tower to promote the introduction of the Energy Drink "Red Bull" on the French market. The French trial motor bike specialist Julien Dupont presented a show on the triangle shaped roof of the CNIT center building. Besides the spectacular jump and the trial bike show 150 "Wings Teams" (Red Bull can styled Minis) from around Europe circled around the Arc de Triomphe. After the "show" the passengers got free samples of the Energy Drink. 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 ;) Statue of Liberty Replicas Worldwide replicas of the Statue of Liberty. Palm Islands Dubai The Palm Islands in Dubai are artificial islands. The construction of the first island Palm Jumeirah began in 2001. One year later the construction of Palm Jebel Ali was started. In September 2008 the resort Atlantis opened on Palm Jumeirah. It includes a hotel, a theme park and a conference center. In Dolphin Bay guests are able to swim with trained dolphins. A third Palm - the Palm Deira is in developement. According to the developer its surface will be larger than Paris. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari theme park. The world's largest indoor theme park featuring the world's fastest roller coaster opened to the public on October 27, 2010. Universal Studios Theme Parks Worldwide Theme Parks based around the Universal Studios movies. Robot land in South Korea The world's first theme park focused on robots with exhibition halls, learning facilities, and entertainment facilities. To open in 2012! Disneyland Theme Parks Disney operates five Disneyland Theme Parks worldwide: Disneyland Resort (Anaheim, 1955), Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando, 1971), Tokyo Disney Resort (1983), Disneyland Resort Paris (1992), Hong Kong Disneyland (2005). Nationalparks in Österreich In Österreich gibt es insgesamt 6 Nationalparks. Im Nationalpark "Hohe Tauern" - dem größten Nationalpark Mitteleuropas - steht auch der Großglockner, mit 3798m der höchste Berg Österreichs. Yosemite National Park The Yosemite National Park is located in Central-California and covers an area of 1,189 square miles (3,081 km²). It is an UNESCO world heritage. Granitic rocks, narrow canyons and waterfalls are characterisitcs for the really popular park (more than 3 million visitors/year). Uluru (Ayers Rock) The Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia is a famous rock made of sandstone with a height of 863 m (2,831 ft). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a great spiritual significance to the local Aborigines. That's why visitors should not climb the Uluru.