Meet the most adorable puppy couple on Facebook Pete and Tally. Since Tally came home two years ago as a pup, the two have been inseparable. Their owners have been documenting the couples’ love escapades, from cuddles on the couch to romantic dates.
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La Scarzuola is the surreal dream palace of Milanese architect & artist Tomaso Buzzi. Originally a Franciscan monastery it was greatly expanded when he bought it in 1956.The architectural style mirrors several eras, a mix of Classical, Medieval & Renaissance. Surreal artists like Dali, Miro and M.C. Escher have also inspired the architect while creating these structures that reflect his inner thoughts and philosophies.After his death in 1981, his nephew continued work on La Scarzuola until he completed his uncle’s vision.
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The Fontaine des Éléphants (“Elephants Fountain”) is the most famous landmark in Chambéry. It was built in 1838 to honour Benoît de Boigne’s feats when he was in India. The monumental fountain has strikingly realistic sculptures of the head and forelimbs of four lifesize elephants truncated into the base of a tall column in the shape of the savoyan (savoyarde) cross, topped by a statue of de Boigne. At first, the landmark was mocked by the local residents who were annoyed by it, but it now is accepted as one of the city’s symbols. Since the early controversy, the statue kept its nickname of les quatre sans culs, (“the four without arses”, which sounds in French similar to the title of the best-known movie by nouvelle vague director François Truffaut: Les quatre cents coups, “The 400 Blows”).
Cunard recently captured dramatic photographs of Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship’s bulbous bow a mile off the coast of Bali during the ship’s World Cruise in her 10th anniversary year.
A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline. The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull, reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability. Large ships with bulbous bows generally have 12-15% better fuel efficiency than similar vessels without them. A bulbous bow also increases the buoyancy of the forward part and hence reduces the pitching of the ship to a small degree.
Photographer James Morgan came up with the concept and said it took five hours of patient waiting on the day of the photo shoot until conditions allowed the Captain to get onto the bulbous bow.
At 151,200 tons, Queen Mary 2 is the largest and most expensive ocean liner ever built, accommodating 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew. In her first 10 years of service Queen Mary 2 has undertaken more than 420 voyages, including over 200 Transatlantic Crossings, and has called at 182 ports in 60 countries. She remains the longest, tallest, widest ocean liner ever built.
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Flamborough Head is a promontory of 8 miles (13 km) on the Yorkshire coast of England, between the Filey and Bridlington bays of the North Sea. It is a chalk headland, with sheer white cliffs. The cliff top has two standing lighthouse towers, the first dating to 1669 and Flamborough Head Lighthouse built in 1806. The cliffs themselves provide nesting sites for many thousands of seabirds, and are of international significance for their geology.