Posts Tagged ‘travelling’

Fairytale Pass

In Как улучшить английский?, Полезно знать, Путешествия on Октябрь 11, 2012 at 1:04 пп

Сегодня в нашей рубрике уникальных мест на планете — прославленная шотландская морская пещера, известна также как сказочная Фингалова пещера.

Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, part of a National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Its size and naturally arched roof, and the eerie sounds produced by the echoes of waves, give it the atmosphere of a natural cathedral. The cave’s Gaelic name, An Uaimh Bhinn, means «the melodious cave».

The cave was brought to the attention of the English-speaking world by 18th-century naturalist Sir Joseph Banks in 1772. It became known as Fingal’s Cave after the eponymous hero of an epic poem by 18th-century Scots poet-historian James Macpherson.

In Irish mythology, the hero Fingal is known as Fionn mac Cumhaill, and it is suggested that Macpherson rendered the name as Fingal (meaning «white stranger») through a misapprehension of the name which in old Gaelic would appear as Finn. The legend has Fionn or Finn building the causeway between Ireland and Scotland.

The cave has a large arched entrance and is filled by the sea. However, it is also possible to land elsewhere on the island and walk to the cave overland, where a row of fractured columns forms a walkway just above high-water level permitting exploration on foot.





It’s Pink!

In Как улучшить английский?, Полезно знать, Путешествия on Сентябрь 7, 2012 at 10:23 дп

Мы продолжаем хит-парад невероятных чудес нашей планеты. Сегодня наше внимание привлекло ярко-розовое озеро Ретба в Сенегале.

The water in Senegal’s Lake Retba always seems to have a pinkish hue to it. However, catch it during the dry summer months and you will see it turn strawberry pink and sometimes, even red. The good news is that color is not the result of chemicals being dumped in the lake but nature, working its magical tricks!

Located in the Cape Vert Peninsula that lies north east of Senegal’s capital Dakar,the lake’s unusual appearance is caused by a salt-loving green micro alga that resides in the lake, known for its high concentration of the mineral.


In Как улучшить английский?, Путешествия on Сентябрь 3, 2012 at 8:01 дп

Мы начинаем новую рубрику — хит-парад изумительных мест мира. И первым ее открывает невероятный островок неподалеку от Шотландии.

Luytla-Duymun — the smallest of the 18 Faroe Islands, located between Scotland and Iceland. The gorgeous place is 0.8 sq km, the highest point – Mount Ravan height 414 meters. The island is uninhabited, except for those frequent cases where it encircled the clouds or deposited in the form of top hats.