August 12, 2011

Santorini Greece information and pictures

Santorini officially Thira is an island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2001 census population of 13,670. The municipality of Santorini is composed of the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi). Santorini is part of the Santorini peripheral unit

Santorini Greece the best place in the world
Santorini Greece homes
Santorini Greece on mountain view

It has been said that the sunsets in Santorini are the best in the world. From the Caldera breathtaking views of the volcano & neighboring islands. From the east, miles of dark sandy or pebbled beaches. Everywhere one sees small domed churches and remnants of days gone by.

Santorini Greece
Santorini Greece nice view

August 10, 2011

Sea Foods

Seafood refers to any sea animal or plant that is served as food and eaten by humans. Seafood include seawater animals, such as fish and shellfish (including molluscs and crustaceans). By extension, in North America although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term seafood is also applied to similar animals from fresh water and all edible aquatic animals are collectively referred to as seafood.

Edible seaweeds are also seafood, and are widely eaten around the world, especially in Asia. See the category of sea vegetables.

The harvesting of wild seafood is known as fishing and the cultivation and farming of seafood is known as aquaculture, Mari culture, or in the case of fish, fish farming. Seafood is often distinguished from meat, although it is still animal and is excluded in a strict vegetarian diet. Seafood is an important source of protein in many diets around the world, especially in coastal areas.

sea foods dish
sea foods red small fishes
sea foods which one you like ?
different kind of sea foods
sea foods restaurant
sea foods with souses the most i like.

February 24, 2011

Singita Sabi Sand South Africa Top Hotel

Singita Sabi Sand offers rare solitude and the ultimate in safari luxury on prime game viewing land recognised globally for its diversity and formidable concentration of big game and frequent leopard sightings. Guests can choose between three unfenced lodges, infused with the glamour and elegance of Singita.
Website: Singita Sabi Sand

Singita Sabi Sand Hotel South Africa
Singita Sabi Sand beautiful night view
Singita Sabi Sand lounge
Singita Sabi Sand bed room
Singita Sabi Sand lounge

February 22, 2011

The Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel in Udaipur India

Udaipur, in the heart of Rajasthan, is a city of majestic palaces and beautiful lakes. Here, adorning the banks of Lake Pichola and standing witness to the historic City Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas captures all the romance and splendour of a royal era.

Conceived as a traditional Indian palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas showcases the rich heritage of the Mewar region of Rajasthan with its rambling courtyards, gentle rippling fountains, reflection pools and verdant gardens. Grand architecture inspired by the palaces of Rajasthan present a picture of majesty resplendent with pavilions and domes that lead you to a journey of discovery. Interiors embellished with decorative domes, hand painted frescoes, intricate mirror work and beautifully crafted artefacts create an ambience of regal splendour.

An enchanting boat ride across Lake Pichola transports you to the ceremonial welcome that awaits you at resort. Rooms with terraces that open on to semi-private swimming pools present exquisite views and are a unique feature of Udaivilas. Magnificently decorated suites with private swimming pools and outdoor dining pavilions are exclusive retreats.

Fine international cuisine, authentic flavours of Rajasthan or a quiet drink are all presented with views of the City Palace and Lake Pichola.

The luxurious spa with its own swimming pool overlooks the lake and is a haven of serenity. Trained therapists pamper body and soul with rejuvenating treatments. The resort also offers the opportunity to undertake private Yoga, meditations and Pranayam sessions with the resident Yoga teacher or explore the city steeped in the romance of the oldest living dynasty in the world.

At The Oberoi Udaivilas, the magnificent setting combines with royal service to make your holiday a journey into the romance and grandeur of another century. This resort offers an experience created exclusively for those who know there is nothing like too much luxury

The Oberoi Udaivilas luxury hotel of India
The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur
The Oberoi Udaivilas

The Oberoi Udaivilas Viw

February 19, 2011

Notre Dame De Paris

Notre Dame DE Paris (French for Our Lady of Paris), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral, is a Gothic, Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île DE la Cite in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris: that is, it is the church that contains the cathedral (official chair), of the Archbishop of Paris, currently Andre Vingt-Trois. The cathedral treasury houses a reliquary with the purported Crown of Thorns.

Notre Dame DE Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe, and the naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture. The first period of construction from 1163 into the 1240's coincided with the musical experiments of the Notre Dame school.

Notre Dame DE Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress (arched exterior supports). The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave. After the construction began and the thinner walls (popularized in the Gothic style) grew ever higher, stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral's architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern. The cathedral was essentially complete by 1345.

The cathedral suffered desecration during the radical phase of the French Revolution in the 1790s, when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. An extensive restoration supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc removed remaining decoration, returning the cathedral to an 'original' gothic state.

Jean de Jandun recognized the cathedral as one of Paris's three most important buildings in his 1323 "Treatise on the Praises of Paris":

Notre Dame DE Paris classical interior
Notre Dame DE Paris Tower
Notre Dame DE Paris statue
Notre Dame DE Paris view
Notre Dame DE Paris

Hotel De Ville Montreal City Hall

The five-storey Montreal City Hall (French: Hotel DE Ville DE Montreal) is the work of architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander Cowper Hutchison, and was built between 1872 and 1878 in the Second Empire style. It is located in Old Montreal, between Place Jacques-Cartier and the Champ de Mars, at 275 Notre-Dame Street East. The closest metro station is Champ-DE-Mars.

hotel DE ville Montreal
Hotel DE ville Montreal flowers decoration
Hotel DE ville Montreal view
Hotel DE ville Montreal in night
Hotel DE ville Montreal lighting

Hotel De Ville Paris France

Hotel DE Ville, Paris's city hall, is the center of political Paris. Like Paris, it has been through some turbulent times.
Until 1141 when water merchants created the port DE Grève
Hotel DE Ville, Paris
View from across the Seine
(Shore Harbor) to relieve Paris's busy port, the site was merely a shingle beach. The square near the harbor was known as the 'place DE Grève'.

In 1246 the first municipality was created when the Parisian trade guilds elected aldermen as representatives towards the King. There was no municipal building until 1357 when one of the aldermen, a water merchant, bought a house near the place DE Grève.
The Paris city hall at around 1540
The City Hall at around 1540
The two-storied building featured two towers and arcades. Known as the House of Pillars, it served as a meeting place for the aldermen.

In 1553 King Francis I decided to build a dedicated city Hall. That first Hotel DE Ville, designed in the Renaissance style, was only fully completed in 1628.

Destruction and Reconstruction
Side view of the Hotel DE Ville in Paris
View from Île DE la City
A revolting Commune which had occupied the Hotel DE Ville for months set the building on fire in May 1871, destroying the building as well as the valuable city archives. Shortly after the Commune was defeated by federal troops, the city government held a competition for the construction of a new city hall. The architects Theodore Ballu and Edouard Deperthes won this competition with their proposition to reconstruct the Hotel DE Ville in its original style.
Central facade of the Hotel DE Ville in Paris
Main facade
Funded by a national subscription the construction started in 1873. Nine years later, the new Hotel DE Ville was officially inaugurated.
The building is decorated with 108 statues, representing famous Parisians. 30 Other statues represent French cities. The clock at the central tower is adorned with several feminine sculptures representing the Seine River, the city of Paris, 'Work' and 'Education'.

The interior of the city hall is decorated in a pompous Iii Empire style. Noteworthy are the large staircase,

the long Sallee Des Fetes (ballroom), the painted ceilings and walls, the stained glass windows and the numerous chandeliers.

The Square
From 1310 on, the Place DE Grève was the square were most of the executions in Paris took place.
Here people were beheaded, quartered, cooked up or burned at the stake. In 1792, a guillotine was installed. It would prove itself useful during the French Revolution.
Detail of the tower of the Hotel DE Ville in Paris
Central tower
The last execution took place in 1830, after which the square was renamed Place DE Ville.
The square was later enlarged to its current size by Baron Haussmann, as part of his modernization of Paris. In 1982 the large square became a pedestrian zone.

The Hotel de Ville is situated in the 4th arrondissement, near the Seine River. It is not far from the Center Pompidou (north) and the Notre-Dame Cathedral (south) across the pont d'Arcole.

January 23, 2011

Westin hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts are an upscale hotel chain owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. As of 2005 Westin operated over 120 hotels in 24 countries, including Croatia, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Spain and others

Westin hotel

Westin hotel Tower
Classic Westin hotel
Westin hotel night view

January 5, 2011

Top 5 Outstanding Budgeted Hotels in Malaysia

In this installment of the annual HotelClub Awards, we cast our collective gaze on Malaysia. The diverse country and inimitable tourist destination in Southeast Asia has it all, from cosmopolitan, dynamic Kuala Lumpur to UNESCO World Heritage George Town and Melaka, exotic Borneo to lush Pulao Tioman. Suffice to say that the array of accommodations options in Malaysia is just as diverse.

Read on as we honour five superlative hotels that cater to travelers on small budgets in magnificent Malaysia. Best of all, this notable quintet delivers best bang-for-your-buck goods with flair and exceptional service.

Citin Hotel Pudu Kuala Lumpur

The vibrant capital of Malaysia is a metropolis where it truly pays to save a few dollars on accommodations in order to enjoy the best of the city. Needless to say, KL has a lot to offer, from world class gourmet restaurants to upscale shops, energetic nightlife to phenomenal museums. To experience it all, the Citin Hotel Pudu is incomparable, with access to Starhill/Bukit Bintang leisure and entertainment district, Merdeka Square and Central Market.

Hillview Inn Cameron Highlands

Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands is a lush paradise of tea plantations, exotic flower farms, traditional Malay culture and spectacular scenery. The Hillview Inn is a warm and amiable refuge in the town of Tanah Rata. The hospitable hotel provides visitors with clean comfort, attentive service and idyllic access to the fertile hinterland region. Guests also enjoy proximity to a wide range of shops, banks, transport hubs, cafés and restaurants.

Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur

Another tidy gem for budget-conscious Kuala Lumpur tourists, the Swiss Inn is a lovely sanctuary in the heart of the busy city. Terrific points of interest within easy pedestrian distance of the hotel include Chinatown, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, the National Museum of Malaysia, Masjid Negara (National Mosque) and KL Tower. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is a mere 2 km away, with two light rail transit stations less than ten minutes from the hotel. Additionally, the Swiss Inn features live music in the Monte Carlo Lounge and delicious local cuisine and excellent city views courtesy of the Terrace Café.

The Baba House Melaka Hotel

As a UNESCO World Heritage city, Melaka (Malacca) enjoys a special distinction within Malaysia. For authentic Peranakan charm and culture, visitors clamor for a room at the remarkable Baba House. The heritage hotel is full of character, from the antique furniture to the conscientious service. Best of all, Melaka’s peerless ensemble of colonial Portuguese, Chinese and Malay landmarks is just outside the hotel’s doorstep. For above par affordable comfort in Melaka, The Baba House sets the gold standard.

My Hotel @ Sentral Kuala Lumpur

My Hotel is a convenient and delightful jewel within enviable distance of Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station. The KL gem offers spacious, immaculate and comfortable rooms at rates most travelers can well afford. With many of the city’s best landmarks, museums and parks close by, My Hotel is a popular option for savvy tourists. Enjoy WiFi throughout, a café, 24/7 reception and nearby attractions like the National Museum, Planetarium, KL Bird Park and National Palace.

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