Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Varosha quarter

The Varosha quarter of Veliko Tarnovo, a city in Bulgaria, one of the oldest settlements in the country.
This city is commonly known simply as Tarnovo (Veliko means the Great). It was capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire between the 12th and 14th centuries.

Now Veliko Tarnovo is administrative center of Velikotarnovskaya Oblast.

Tarnovo is famous for abread, wine, beer and meat.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Opening ceremony

The Games were opened.

 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony‎

One of most important event in the World was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony began at 21:00 BST and lasted almost four hours.

Good luck to the participants!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Waiting for...

Photo of a day...

2012 Summer Olympic Games will started on 27 July in London. This is the largest event of last four years.

This is an aerial view of the Olympic Park. One year before (June 2011). The Orbit tower is under construction yet.

Aerial view of the Olympic Park main stadium

And on 16 April 2012... Almost ready! Olympic Park, April 2012

What will happen tomorrow?

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Hong Kong Salaries Tax

In Hong Kong personal income tax is known as salaries tax. Individuals are only assessed on annual employment income. Non-employment source income such as share dividends and capital gains realized on the sale of shares are not taxable in the territory. Salaries tax is governed by the provisions of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Income received by an employee is subject to salaries tax whilst income received by a self employed person is subject to profits tax. Salary tax rates are among the lowest in the world and remain one of the major attractions of locating to the territory.

The territorial principle governs salaries tax with the consequence that salaries tax is only levied on income “arising in or derived from a Hong Kong employment”.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

After Typhoon

Damaged after Typhoon in Vrangel, east suburb of Nahodka.

After Typhoon
But there were no casualties.

God saved us.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Asian Openbill

The Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans) is a large stork found mostly in South and South-East Asia.

Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)

They hunt in wetlands and prey on snails, water snakes, frogs, and insects.

The species is common in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.

What a nice bird!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Uppalapadu Bird Center

Uppalapadu is a village near Guntur City, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is famous for Bird Center.

Uppalapadu Bird Center

The Uppalapadu Bird Center is a part of the village near its entrance.

The bird population in these tanks used to be around 12,000. The number of Pelicans, may be more than 1500.

You must visited to Uppalapadu bird nesting area at the end of July or in August there were 1100 birds, mostly white Asian openbills.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Hello, Bear!

This is a polar (aka white) bear in tundra at summer.

Polar bear

It is one of the largest predators, and probably the most evil and aggressive animal in the World.

It's impressive! You must be careful in the tundra and the taiga (and anywhere) all year round.