Monday, July 30, 2012
The word Palace is derived from the Latin name Palatium, for Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills in Rome. A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop. In many parts of Europe, the term is also applied to relatively large urban buildings built as the private mansions of the aristocracy. Here is a collection of top 10 palaces around the world.
10. Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian monarchs. Located between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square. The storming of the palace in 1917 became an iconic symbol of the Russian Revolution.
09. Summer Palace, Beijing, China
The Summer Palace ("Gardens of Nurtured Harmony") is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water.
08. Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence in modern Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna.
07. Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara.
06. Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo close to Tokyo Station and contains several buildings. The total area including the gardens is 3.41 square kilometres.
05. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a luxury hotel, of 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls, located on a natural foundation of 4 acres rock on the Jag Niwas island in Lake Pichola,Udaipur, India.
04. Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Dolmabahce Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
03. Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France
The Palace of Versailles or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. In French it is the Château de Versailles.
02. Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.
01. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Blenheim Palace is a monumental stately home situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1724. UNESCO recognised the palace as a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Marissa Mayer Net Worth 2012 : $300 Million (USD)
Marissa Ann Mayer (30th May 1975) is an American business executive and the president and CEO of Yahoo! Inc. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google.After working with Google for 13 years, Mayer joins Yahoo and became the Yahoo CEO on 17th July 2012.
Since 2008, She was the youngest most powerful woman in the world ever listed.On July 16, 2012, Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo!,
Mayer majored in engineering at Stanford University, where she earned an M.S. in computer science and B.S. in symbolic systems.Marissa Mayer and husband Zack Bogue are expecting a child in October 2012.
Marissa’s Future Plan At Yahoo
Marissa Ann Mayer plans to focus on the company's leading products, including email, finance and sports. She also wants to focus on mobile and video broadband.
Marissa Ann Mayer was the first women engineer in Google Inc., at 1999. Numerous product features on local and geo related services are credited to her drive for innovation at Google.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wheelsandmore, a German based tuner of high end cars and exotics is making a real name for itself. Lamborghini LP620-4 "Green Beret"- "The future is green" – that's what Wheelsandmore thinks as well, but from a different perspective.
Wheelsandmore have often added a set of their own 6Sporz² wheels measuring 9×20 inches with 245/30/20 tyres in the front and 11×20 inches with 295/25/20 tyres along at the rear. Continental Sport Contact rubber was adapted to this vehicle. The rims were finished in a matte black trim with the owners request.
Wheelsandmore Lamborghini Superleggera LP620-4 Side View:
The performance of the Superleggera has been improved by adding a hand-crafted, corrosion resistant stainless steel exhaust system with remote-operated valve control, special carbon-frame airfilters along with a remapped software electronics system.
Wheelsandmore Lamborghini Superleggera LP620-4 Engine Specification:
Wheelsandmore Lamborghini Superleggera - 5.2 liter V10 engine with 419 kW/570 hp serial and 540 Nm increased to 455 kW/620 hp and 580 Nm of torque, and in the package are also modified suspension, new exhaust system, lightweight 6
Wheelsandmore Lamborghini Superleggera LP620-4 Rear View:
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 620-4 does not mean much need correction, but the attitude has also been revised. Thanks to a special coilover suspension with adjustable rebound and compression levels, "LP620-4" can now jump over speed bumps or scrape the asphalt of the road.
That pretty much wraps it up - not an aerodynamic kit, no gills, no wings. This smooth, clean and there is nothing to prove. However, do not try to intimidate between traffic lights.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
#2.Oprah Winfrey – Net Worth : $2.7 Billion (USD)
#3.Justin Bieber – Net Worth : $110 Million (USD)
#4.Rihanna – Net Worth : $60 Million (USD)
#5.Lady Gaga – Net Worth : $150 Million (USD)
#6.Britney Spears – Net Worth : $200 Million (USD)
#7.Kim Kardashian – Net Worth : $35 Million (USD)
#8.Katy Perry – Net Worth : $350 Million (USD)
#9.Tom Cruise – Net Worth : $270 Million (USD)
#10.Steven Spielberg – Net Worth : $3 Billion (USD)