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July 2012

Central Park, New York City

by WCC on July 24, 2012

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Central Park is a green area of a 341 hectare area (3, 41 km ², about 4 km on 800 meters), located in the borough from Manhattan to New York. It is managed by Central Park Conservancy (committee of maintenance of Central Park) which has an annual 200 million dollar budget, and is maintained in the same capacity as other green areas of the city by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (Department of the green areas of the city of New York). Central Park constitutes the biggest green area of the city of New York, if five boroughs big of the city are taken into account only. Finished in 1873 after thirteen years of building, according to the plans of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (also at the origin of the prospective buyer Park of Brooklyn), Central Park represents an oasis of greenery in the middle of the forest of guitars-sky of Manhattan, even if it is located north of the island where buildings are a little lower. It is delimited by the 110th street in the north, the 8th avenue on the West, the 59th street in the south and the 5th avenue in the East. These streets are respectively called Central Park North, Central Park West and Central Park South, and the park is supervised by two residential areas: the Upper East Side (in the East) and the Upper West Side (on the West). With 37, 5 million visitors a year, Central Park is the park most visited in the United States.

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His natural aspect is the result of an important environmental job: the park contains several artificial lakes (of whom the most important, The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir stretches over 0, 43 km ²) 3, pedestrian zed ways, two tracks of ice-skating, a zone of protection of wild life and lawns to do sports and practice outdoor games. The park is besides a “sanctuary” for migrant birds, where many observers come to discover them. A road of 9, 7 km long, relatively not much seen frequently by the motorists, encircles the park. She can be borrowed by the pedestrians, the long-distance runners, the cyclists or else the supporters of the roller, especially the weekend and on weekdays after nineteen hours, when the car traffic is completely forbidden there. [click to continue…]

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The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) is an attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The FSE roofs five most western blocks of the Fremont Street. Besides, it concerns a vault-shaped dome which is high in the highest point 27 Meter (90 feet) and approx. 450 meters (in 1500 foot) is long. It was the first project of architect Jon Jerde who sketched later different other projects in the Strip. The underside of the dome forms a LED scoreboard, provided by LG on which in the darkness shows are brought forward. Before the beginning of each of these shows the switched off in the adjoining casinos. Moreover, a cross-road which crosses the FSE is closed. Furthermore there are two stages on which free concerts can take place.

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The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) can look back at a long history. Here the first game of chance license was awarded, for example, in 1925 in Nevada in the Northern club. The Golden Nugget was the first hotel which was conceived from the outset as a casino. The FSE was sketched in the 1990s with the aim to lure more visitors into the Downtown area. The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) is, besides, a communal project of different casinos. [click to continue…]

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Lyon, France

July 24, 2012

Lyon is the capital of the region Rhône-Alpes and the Rhône département in southeastern France. With 479,803 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2009) it is after Paris and Marseille, the third largest city in the country. The 1.3 million inhabitants, metropolitan area is the second largest region after the Ile-de-France, the Paris region with about […]

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Cannes, France

July 23, 2012

Cannes is a city with 73 372 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2009) in southern France on the Côte d’Azur in the department of Alpes-Maritimes. Cannes is situated on the Côte d’Azur, a coastal strip of the Mediterranean. In the hinterland of the northeast are the foothills of the Southern Alps. West of the city […]

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Nice, France

July 5, 2012

Nice is a port city in southern France in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) near the border with Italy, between Cannes and Monaco on the Cote d’Azur the Mediterranean Sea located. Nice is the seat of the prefecture of the department of Alpes-Maritimes. Together with 23 surrounding communities is Nice Communauté d’agglomération de Nice-Côte d’Azur. […]

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Torrevieja, Spain

July 5, 2012

Torrevieja is a city in southeastern Spain on the Costa Blanca, which has become known for its salt production. On 1 January 2011 were registered 102 136 inhabitants. Torrevieja is part of the Comarca Vega Baja del Segura of the province of Alicante in the Valencian Community. Torrevieja is located in the Spanish speaking countries. […]

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