Sunday, August 1, 2010

A 70 GigaPixels picture of Budapest


You can watch this picture in (requires Silverlight): http://70gigapixel.cloudapp.net/

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tungurahua Volcano activity in Ecuador



Tungurahua is an active stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Central of Ecuador. The volcano gives its name to the province of Tungurahua. Volcanic activity restarted in 1999 and is ongoing as of 2010 with major eruptions on 16 August 2006, 6 February 2008, and 28 May 2010.

The Tungurahua volcano registered large activity on May 28.
Two eruptions were felt at 8:47 and 11:00 AM, and provoked a great outpouring of ash that reached the provinces of Guayas, Los Rios, Chimborazo and Bolivar, as well as affecting cities like Baños, Penipe, Guayaquil and Babahoyo in Sierra and Costa.
The Tungurahua began its activity in 1994 and had hit Baños in 1999.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Trancoso Mangrove - Porto Seguro - Brazil


Colorful Houses in the Quadrado - Trancoso - Porto Seguro - Brazil




Quadrado in Trancoso - Porto Seguro - Brazil

Quadrado is the main square in Trancoso that is divided by colorfull houses and a white little church overseeing the Atlantic Ocean. The Quadrado, colorfull houses and Church are UNESCO protected.








Trancoso Panoramic - Porto Seguro - Bahia - Brazil

Trancoso is a town in the municipality of Porto Seguro in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The region was the landing point of the Portuguese explorer, Pedro Alvares Cabral into Brazil, on April 21, 1500. It was founded by Jesuit Priests on 1583, with the name of Saint John Baptist of the Indians.
Shaped as a rectangle, the village retains the original style of its housing architecture. It is famous for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho. In recent years the location has been developed by the hotel industry, including the French Club Mediterranée, which has boosted real estate value.
The federal Ministry of the Environment is currently expanding several National Parks and Natural Reserves nearby with the goal of preserving remaining areas of Atlantic Rain Forest. In addition, Trancoso is located at the starting point of a state Environmental Protection Area, the APA Caraíva-Trancoso, whose goal is to curtail touristic and economical development in the region, thereby minimizing negative impacts that may harm this biosphere.
As in most of Brazil, the population is a mixture of native, African and Portuguese or other European descendants. In recent years, "winter birds" such as Canadians, Italians, Portuguese, Dutch, Greeks, Israeli, and other have purchased homes, bed and breakfast, restaurants, and stores here or in other Porto Seguro sections, such as Arraial d'Ajuda and eventually settled down in Trancoso.
The main square is known as 'Quadrado', although it is rectangular. To its east is a sixteenth century Catholic Church dedicated to Saint John, the Baptist.
On January 20 the 'Quadrado' celebrates a popular party in recognition of its patron, Saint Sebastian, during which the natives sing and play drums and guitars. The main verse is: "São Sebastião, hoje chegou o dia, viemos festejar com toda alegria" (Saint Sebastian, today the day has come, we came to celebrate with all our heart (or joy));



source (text): Wikipedia - Trancoso

Friday, April 23, 2010

Brazil Trip - Panoramic pictures - Porto Seguro & Arraial d' Ajuda

In the next posts I will show you images of Porto Seguro and Arraial d'Ajuda.
This cities are in Brasil, in Salvador Bahía state.
I hope you like it and comment.

I will start with this panoramic pictures:










Friday, April 2, 2010

Iceland volcano erupts - 21 march 2010

An Icelandic volcano, dormant for 200 years, has erupted, ripping a 1km-long fissure in a field of ice.

The volcano near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier began to erupt just after 21 march midnight, sending lava a hundred metres high.

About 500 people were moved from the area.

You can see pictures in: Volcano Erupts Under Eyjafjallajokull

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Velas Sudamericanas - Frigates and Sailboats in Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Regata del Bicentenario - Picture of Frigates in Puerto Madero

frigates and sailboats in puerto madero
frigates in puerto maderoCelebrating the "Bicentenario de la patria" in Argentina, several frigates arrive and gave an incredible show in Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires - Argentina. Music of countries like Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay, Argentina, and more...
It was wonderful.

And at night you can see this beautiful lights decorating the frigates:
panoramic picture frigates puerto madero argentinaPanoramic picture of frigates in Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires

I hope you like this pictures and leave your comment !

You can see more beautiful pictures of this frigates in Puerto Madero taked by Gustavo Trillo in:
Frigates visited Puerto Madero celebrating the "Bicentenario"

More information: Velas Sudamericanas 2010