St. John’s (eng. St. John’s, MFA: [seseɪntˈdʒɒnz]) is a city in Canada, the capital and largest city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Population-106,172 people (2011) , with suburbs-about 200 thousand. It is the second most populated city on the Atlantic coast of Canada after Halifax.
The city has a monument to the Portuguese Navigator Gaspar Cortereal.
Legends say that this city got its name in honor of the baptized Jew from Italy, Giovanni Caboto (ital. Giovanni Caboto, CA. 1450, Genoa-1499), who became the first European to sail to the Harbor, on June 24, 1497 — the day of the feast of St. John the Baptist. Continue reading
How it all started
New Zealand, in particular, the North Island is famous for its rich and unique nature: lush vegetation and pastoral landscapes are almost not spoiled by modern civilization. Well-known Hollywood Director Peter Jackson more than 15 years ago was just looking for places to start shooting films based on the works of the English writer John.R. Tolkien.
Flying over the island in a helicopter, he noticed a large sheep farm, spread out on a picturesque hilly area, so similar to the places described in the trilogy “the Lord of the Rings” and the book “the Hobbit”. Continue reading
Yellowstone national Park (Yellowstone national Park or simply Yellowstone, Yellowstone) is the oldest and one of the most famous national parks in the United States.
Yellowstone is located in three States-Wyoming (most of the Park, about 96% of the total area), Idaho and Montana. The area of the reserve is 8,983 km2 (this is more than the States of Delaware or Rhode island); the length of the Park from North to South is 101 kilometers, and from West to East – 87 kilometers. The highest point in Yellowstone is Eagle Peak (3,466 meters above sea level), and the lowest point is the Bank of Reese Creek (1,610 meters). Continue reading