“The size of the monument should be determined by the degree of significance of the event for the entire civilization. We are not trying to carve an epic out of stone, depict a scene of moonlight, or write a sonnet; we are not dealing with mysticism or tragedy, but rather with constructive and dramatic moments or turning points in our amazing story, ”said Gutzon Borglum, a sculptor who created Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore (Mount Rushmore) is located near the town of Keystone (Keystone), in the mountain region of Black Hills (Black Hills), in the territory of the US state of South Dakota. In its rock, huge granite sculptures are carved, forming the National Presidential Memorial of the United States. Continue reading
Interesting fact 1. Step 3.5 hours long
Where: Afghan-Chinese border
Crossing this border, the clock needs to be transferred immediately to 3.5 hours ahead. There is no more place in the world where one step would take so much time.
Interesting fact 2. Sunsets are here at midnight.
China is one of the longest countries in the world: 5700 km from west to east. Before the 1949 revolution, the state was divided into five time zones. But the Great Pilot decided that it smacks of separatism, and introduced a single time in the whole huge country — Peking. Therefore, for example, in Tibet, the sunsets are “late” by five o’clock: the sun sets at midnight. Continue reading
Spring has come not so long ago and you need to think about where to go on vacation in the summer months. Or choose a traditional holiday, without leaving the country, and possibly outside the city, or go abroad. And never forget that you can find the best airline with the help of the service Where is better, who does not know gde-luchshe – this is the best guide to services. I propose today to talk about the Dominican Republic, or rather about the interesting facts of the homeland of the cleanest ocean.
In addition to being the birthplace of rumba music and dance, it is also famous for the highest biodiversity – the highest among all the Antilles. There are also a large number of natural areas – mountains, plains, tectonic depressions and the highest waterfall in the entire Caribbean – Aguas Blancas. In addition, only in the Dominicans are found the red-eyed iguanas Ricordi, of which there are about 2 thousand left in the world. Continue reading