A bottle of “Clos du griffier” brandy, dating from 1788, which comes from the wine cellar of Parisian restaurant Tour d’Argent, was sold for 25,000 euros at an auction.
The amount will reach the Association “Petits Princes”, which helps seriously ill children to fulfill dreams, announced Pias, who organized the auction for two days at the Salons Hoche, in Paris.
The buyer, Raphaël Zier, a French entrepreneur, said that it is a beautiful item, but he was more interested in the philanthropic purpose of the auction.
Two other similar bottles, but in worse condition were sold for 17,000 and 15,000 euros. The three bottles were auctioned at a starting price of 2,500 euros.
Stray dogs problem affects not only countries in poorest regions of the globe. It’s clear that the United States faced a similar situation, especially after these pictures made it around the world. Thus, in Alabama, two stray Pitt-Bulls decided to provide their own food killing, no no less, than a bull that they managed to isolate from the herd. What followed can easily be seen in the picture below …
Holiday Inn Key Card Hotel in New York was built by the eccentric artist Bryan Berg, from 200,000 access cards, which were collected from different hotels who were going to throw them away.
To mark the relaunch of the Holiday Inn hotel chain, the company that owns 1,200 buildings opened the first hotel made entirely from plastic cards, in Manhattan, New York. It consists of a guest room, a bathroom and a corridor, with all the furniture made from cards.
Bryan Berg, who set a record with his first house of cards at the age of only 17 years in 1992, asserts that this was his most daring project, as he has never before created a human-scale structure. The Key Card Hotel has been open for visitation from between 17 and 21 December. During the five days event, Bryan Berg has also built a replica of the Empire State Building inside the eccentric hotel.
One of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, the Russian rocks Forest of Lena, is also one of the most inaccessible tourist attractions on the planet.
Known as the stone columns of Lena, the incredible rock formations are not only charming in appearance, but keep important information within relating the beginning of the world.
Fossils from different organisms from the Cambrian era can provide extremely valuable perspectives on how life evolved on Earth.
Lena rocky forest offers tourists an unique view. Colossal stone statues rise from the ground toward the sky, like some giant frozen in time.
The pillars are grouped together and extend over distances of tens of kilometers along the river that travels by their hem.
Unfortunately, approaching this place is not an easy thing to do. It’s situated in a region of Siberia still untouched by civilization and tourists need four days to reach the region, leaving from Moscow.
After a long flight, you will meet armed locals more than delighted to transport you to the Lena pillars with their boats, against a payment of $ 500. The boat trip takes about 3 days, but once you get to the destination, you will find that it definitely worth it.
In recent years a lot has been said about the massive deforestation of the Amazon forest, the effects of global warming on the largest forests on the planet and about the people’s destroying power over this piece of heaven. The measures to stop these actions weren’t always the best and the pictures below show a reality that many try to hide, perhaps willing to minimize the effect on the public opinion around the world and the fact that the Amazon rain forest is dying …