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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Raleigh, NC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Raleigh was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, the famed English soldier, adventurer, and poet. It is the capital of North Carolina and home to North Carolina State University, two historically black universities, Shaw and Saint Augustine, and two women's colleges, Peace and Meredith.

With a plethora of things to see and do, Raleigh is a wonderful place to live, work, or visit.

Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees.

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three historically primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, four miles from Downtown Durham and encompassed on three sides by the City of Durham and roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill and the three major research universities of NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

* Triangle Segway, 327 Blake Street.
* Carolina Hurricanes (NHL Ice Hockey), 1400 Edwards Mill Road.
* N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road.
* N.C. Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street.
* N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 1 W Jones St.
* Marbles Kid's Museum, 201 E Hargett St.
* Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave.
* William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave.
* Lake Johnson Nature Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Rd.
* Joel Lane Museum House, 160 South Saint Mary's Street.
* North Carolina State Capitol.
* Memorial Bell Tower at North Carolina State University.

* African American Cultural Complex
* Contemporary Art Museum
* Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NCSU
* Haywood Hall House & Gardens
* North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
* Raleigh City Museum
* J. C. Raulston Arboretum
* Mordecai House
* Montfort Hall
* Pope House Museum

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sri Venkateswara Temple, Cary, NC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

The objectives of Sri Venkateswara Temple of North Carolina include but not limited to:

* Operate a hindu temple in Cary, NC built according to Agama Sasthras, perform and uphold hindu religious activities as defined in vedas and upanishads.

* Provide humanitarian and compassionate services to the entire community in the region through cross-cultural activities.

* Provide facilities to members of the hindu community for celebration of festivals and other religious ceremonies.

* Promote the benefits of yoga and meditation for the development of the mind, body and soul.

* Promote Indian music, art, dance and culture in the community.

* Promote hindu religion and its distinct philosophy.

Sri Venkateswara Temple of North Carolina,
121 Balaji Place, Cary, NC.

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Carolina Beach, NC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Carolina Beach is a town and tourist resort in North Carolina. Located on a peninsula bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear River, Carolina Beach is a popular summer destination for students and other beachgoing tourists.

The best way to get to Carolina Beach is by traveling south on NC-421 from Wilmington.Because of limited parking, the best way to get around Carolina Beach is on foot or by bicycle.

Carolina Beach State Park. It has one of the most beautiful beaches. The island on which the park resides is a barrier island and the park is located on the inland side of the island. The beaches of the park are actually along the Cape Fear river and a man made waterway known as Snow's Cut. It's about a one mile walk to get to the ocean from the park.

The best time to visit to avoid crowds is early September. The water is still warm (in the 80's) but since school has started, most of the tourists are gone.

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Wilmington, NC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Wilmington is a city in North Carolina. Located in the southeastern part of the state, it is home to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial, the Cape Fear Museum, Airlie Gardens, and a large historic district. It is convenient to nearby beaches, and is a relatively short drive from the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, SC, and the I-95 corridor.

The cultural opportunities in Wilmington are endless; aquariums, museums, historical sites, festivals, libraries, film studios, theatres, plantations and more can be enjoyed in this richly cultured city.

Wilmington is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.


Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market Street.
Burgwin-Wright House, 224 Market Street.
Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market Street.
Cape Fear Serpentarium, 20 Orange Street.
EUE Screen Gems Studio, 1223 North 23rd Street.
USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial.
Burchetta Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 201 Redcross Street.


Hit the beach! - Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach.
Jungle Rapids, 5320 Oleander Drive.
Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Rd.

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Hindu Temple and Cultural Center Of SC, Columbia, SC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of South Carolina was established with an objective to fill in the need for thousands of Hindus in the State of South Carolina to worship and pray together, perform sacraments and rituals, to observe and celebrate festivals, and to perform humanitarian and educational activities.

Hindu Temple & Cultural Center Of SC,
5703 Kiawah Rd,
Columbia, SC 29212.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Columbia, SC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Columbia is both the capital city and largest city in South Carolina. It is in the approximate geographic center of the state, and is one of the first planned cities of the US. It is also home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina, and to the Army's Fort Jackson. Located in close proximity to two seemingly forever-growing metros, Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbia's recent rapid growth indicates South Carolina's capital city is beginning to blossom as other Southern cities have in the past decade.

Most people use a car to get around Columbia, but more pedestrian-friendly areas of the city include downtown, The Vista, the University Hill/USC area, and Five Points.

Siebels House and Garden One of the best gardens in the city. Is free to walk through and surrounds the oldest house in Columbia.

* Fort Jackson, (Located off of I-77), [2]. Fort Jackson is one of the major draws of visitors to Columbia.

* Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, 1615 Blanding Street.

* The South Carolina Statehouse.

* Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway.

* South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street.

* Edventure Children's Museum.

* Columbia Museum of Art.

* Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road.

* Memorial Park is a 4-acre tract of land in the Congaree Vista between Main Street and the river.

* Running beside the historic Columbia Canal, Riverfront Park hosts a two and a half mile trail. Spanning the canal is an old railway bridge that now is a pedestrian walkway. The park is popular for walking, running, bicycling, and fishing. Picnic tables and benches dot the walking trail.

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Charlotte, NC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Charlotte is an ambitious and very rapidly growing city in the southern part of central North Carolina. It is the largest city in the state. As of 2006, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury combined statistical area (CSA) had a regional population of 2,389,763. It is the center of finance, industry, technology, and entertainment for the region.

Primarily known in the past as a business center, Charlotte is steadily developing its fledgling tourist industry; currently its central core is one of the most visitor-friendly districts in the Carolinas.

Charlotte Info Center 330 S Tryon St and 200 E Seventh St, are the main locations in city center, while a third is inside the airport. Brochures, souvenirs, and advice are available for first-time visitors as well as long-time residents.

Charlotte is a city that thrives on big business (specifically banking and is thus the second leading banking center in the country). Its most visible employers are Wells Fargo/Wachovia (the city's largest employer), Bank of America, Duke Energy, Nucor, Sonic Automotive, Continental Tire NA, SPX, Lowe's and Family Dollar.

Attractions :

* Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
* Billy Graham Library.
* Carolinas Aviation Museum, 4108 Airport Dr.
* Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Education Center and Museum .
* Charlotte Nature Museum in Freedom Park.
* Charlotte Trolley Museum in Historic South End.
* Discovery Place on N Tryon between 6th and 7th.
* Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville (Coming Fall 2010).
* Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

* Historic Rosedale Plantation.
* Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E 7th St.
* The Light Factory.
* McColl Center for Visual Art.
* Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd.
* Mint Museum of Craft + Design.
* NASCAR Hall of Fame.
* Second Ward Alumni House Mu.

Charlotte benefits from a highly centralized location in the Carolinas, giving visitors the option of driving to either the beach or the mountains if they choose. Cities within day-trip range include Asheville, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and the Raleigh/Durham area. If you are interested in seeing smaller Southern towns, consider a short drive to Matthews, Davidson, or Huntersville; all are within 15 minutes' drive on the interstate.

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Asheville, NC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

The city of Asheville is nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina. The city is the largest city in Western N Carolina, the 9th largest city in the State.

Asheville is a popular tourist destination and is known as a liberal, artsy community. This "Paris of the South," has also been described as the "San Francisco of the East," "New Age Mecca," and "Land of the Sky."

Points of interest :

* Biltmore Estate - 1 Approach Rd. A French Renaissance-inspired chateau; with over 250 rooms, it is the largest single family home in the U.S. and the largest privately-owned house in the world, just a few minutes outside the city and should be on any visitor's itinerary. Basic admission includes access to the fabulous gardens, stables, expansive hiking trails, winery and self-guided house tour.

* Blue Ridge Parkway - Some of the most beautiful waterfalls can be reached via the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park your car on any Parkway overlook and there will most likely be a trail nearby. Popular spots include Mount Pisgah (15 miles south on the Parkway), Graveyard Fields (25 miles south on the Parkway), Craggy Gardens (24 miles north on the Parkway), and Mount Mitchell, the eastern United States highest mountain (35 miles/1 hour drive north on the Parkway). The Parkway intersects Asheville at US 25, US 70, US 74A and NC 191.

* Botanical Gardens at Asheville.

* Grove Park Inn - 290 Macon Ave. Completed in 1913, this historic resort hotel is an important example of the Arts and Crafts style.

* North Carolina Arboretum - 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Wy.

* Smith-McDowell House - 283 Victoria Rd.

* Sliding Rock - Pisgah National Forest.

* Bent Creek - Pisgah National Forest.

* Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee and is the country's most visited national park.

* McCormick Field - is a baseball park and home of the minor league Asheville Tourists.

* Basilica of St. Lawrence, 97 Haywood St.

* Asheville City Hall. This building epitomizes the Art Deco style of the 1920s.

* Buncombe County Courthouse.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cherokee, NC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Cherokee is a town in Swain County, North Carolina within the Qualla Boundary, the proper name of the Cherokee Indian (Eastern Band) Reservation.

This is the center of Cherokee culture in North Carolina (and indeed the eastern US). Many natives call this area home, the Cherokee language is also spoken by many in this area. The town was established by the Cherokee who stayed behind while the US Government forced them west in the Trail of Tears. Those who stayed behind hid in the mountains that now make up the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

The Cherokee people lived in houses made of woven grass covered with mud, and after the European settlers arrived, log cabins.

Cherokee is one of the gateways to the "Great Smokey Mountains National Park", and it's economy is mainly tourism based. There is no "downtown" to Cherokee; the entire built up area is mainly composed of hotels and tourist shops selling "Indian" themed junk.

Cherokee is only accessible by mountain roads. Most visitors will come from the direction of Knoxville or Asheville.

Visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village and learn about Cherokee Native American culture. The tour takes you through various live demonstrations of Cherokee life, including two educational and informative talks.

There is also The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, which is a small, dimly lit affair mainly filled with arrow heads and pottery shards.

A popular attraction in Cherokee is Harrah's Casino, which is owned by the local Cherokee tribe. There are a limited number of other attractions in the area, most of which are related either to Indian culture or natural landmarks.

There are several locally owned restaurants offering typical American food, but sadly no Native American food. The town panders to it's primary tourist base who tend to be Southern Americans.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountains, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a US National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an International Biosphere Reserve that straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Because of its substantial size, its location within a few hundred miles of several large cities, its year-round accessibility, and of course its general appeal to a wide variety of people, it consistently ranks the most-visited national park in the USA, with 9-10 million visits per year.

The Park was established on June 15, 1934 after a long process of land purchases starting in with Congress' authorization in 1926. Rockefeller family donated $5 million. This great deed was honored by the erection of a memorial at Newfound Gap. The park was officially dedicated on September 2, 1940 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Travelling by car is the best method to visit the park. The most popular entrance into the park is from the North through Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You can also enter from the South on the North Carolina side of park, through Cherokee, Maggie Valley, or Bryson City.

There are no entrance fees charged for visiting this park thanks to restrictions imposed when the park was established. Take your car or backpack. Yes, you can walk through the park on the Appalachian Trail.

The park has several visitor centers inside the park as well as some in the surrounding areas. These centers offer various ranger-led programs, facilities, services, and exhibits. Visitors can get information to help plan their visit to the park and get answers to their questions from park rangers. There are two main ones:

* Sugarlands Visitors Center Serves the Tennessee half of the park with a gift shop, small museum, and theater
* Oconaluftee Visitors Center Serves the North Carolina half.

In addition, there are visitors centers outside the park in Gatlinburg and Townsend.

* A drive around Cades Cove, an historic farming valley, is very popular due to the frequency of wildlife. However, due to congestion and "deer jams," the effective speed on this 11 mile (17 km) one-way loop is very slow - allow a few hours.

* Take the walking path to the top of Clingmans Dome (6643 feet / 2025 m), it is the highest point in the park, the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest point east of the Mississippi river. From the Sugarlands Visitors Center, go south 13 miles on Newfound Gap Road, to the also stunning Morton Overlook, and west 7 miles to the parking lot, before hiking a fairly steep path .5 mile to a concrete overlook.

* Morton Overlook En route to Clingmans dome.

* The easiest waterfall hike is 2.5 miles round trip to Laurel Falls. The trail is paved and accessible even to strollers.

* US Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) runs north to south through the park connecting Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Cherokee, North Carolina. The road has steep grades and some tunnels as it winds through the mountains. There are many pull offs offering different views of the park, including the road to Clingmans Dome.

* Bears The park is home to more than 1,000 black bears.
* Snakes Twenty-three (23) types of snakes make their home in the park's lands, but only two varieties are venomous: Timber Rattlesnakes and Copperheads.
* Waterfalls Do not climb on the falls.
* Hypothermia Be cautious when in the park's streams.

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Pigeon Forge, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, located in the southeastern US. Situated just five miles north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is primarily a tourist resort. The city's attractions include Dollywood and numerous outlet malls and music theaters.

The Fun Time Trolley is a public transportation system serving Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Trolley stops include places such as Dollywood, Dolly's Splash Country, Tanger Outlets, and many other stops along the parkway and other points of interest.

The West Fork of the Little Pigeon River flows north from its source high on the slopes of Mount Collins through Sevier County before linking up with the Middle Fork in Sevierville. Pigeon Forge occupies a narrow valley along this river between Sevierville and Gatlinburg.

U.S. Route 441(The Parkway) runs through the middle of Pigeon Forge en route to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where it crests at Newfound Gap before descending to Cherokee, North Carolina. The strip along 441 contains most of Pigeon Forge's tourist attractions. U.S. Route 321 (Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge) connects the town with Wears Valley and Townsend to the west. Upper Middle Creek Road (a section of which is called Dollywood Lane) connects Pigeon Forge with Dollywood and the rural areas of eastern Sevier County.

The name "Pigeon Forge" comes from an iron forge built by Isaac Love (1783-1854) sometime around 1820. The name of this forge referred to its location along the Little Pigeon River, in the vicinity of what is now the Old Mill.

Attractions and events in Pigeon Forge include the Dollywood theme park, Titanic Museum, The Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame, the award-winning Country Tonight Theatre, the Comedy Barn, The Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Show, the Miracle Theater, Dixie Stampede, Zorb, Flyaway Indoor Skydiving, other entertainment venues such as magician Terry Evanswood's at Magic Beyond Belief theater where magic shows are presented, and seasonal events such as Winterfest. These attractions and the natural beauty of the area draw approximately 11 million visitors each year.

Pigeon Forge has become the southeast mecca for car and truck enthusiasts. The calendar of car and truck show events runs from April through September. Few of them are Pontiac Car Club Show; Camaro, Chevelle, Nova Nationals; etc.

Pigeon Forge has two parks. 1. Pigeon Forge City Park 2. Patriot Park.

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Gatlinburg, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Gatlinburg is a resort town located in eastern Tennessee. It is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Downtown Gatlinburg may come as somewhat of a shock for those on their way to a nature getaway in the national park - from the Space Needle to the amusement rides, the town hasn't necessarily chosen to embrace its "nature" side. That said, there is plenty of lodging, restaurants, and other amenities to make this town a useful base for exploring the park.

Gatlinburg is best reached by the north by taking I-40 to TN 66 SOUTH. Follow TN 66 to US 441 in Sevierville and follow US 441 through Pigeon Forge and into Gatlinburg.

From the south US 441 passes through the heart of the Smokies, bringing in traffic from Cherokee, NC. It is about 35 miles from Cherokee to Gatlinburg, but the high volume of tourist traffic on the road can make the trip at least an hour long.

Gatlinburg offers a trolley that takes tourists around the town without fighting the traffic. There are several park-and-ride locations. The Gatlinburg By-Pass allows traffic heading into the National Park from the north to bypass the Gatlinburg business district. There are scenic vistas along this road as well.

Most visitors to Gatlinburg are here due to the close proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but for those who want to escape from nature there are a vast number of attractions in town, ranging from interesting to educational to tacky & bizarre.

* Cooter's Place - Dukes of Hazzard store and museum.
* Gatlinburg Sky Lift - Ride up Crockett Mountain for panoramic views
* Gatlinburg Space Needle - Observation tower and arcade.
* Guinness World Records Museum - 1200 incredible exhibits.
* Hollywood Star Cars Museum - World's best star cars collection.
* Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
* Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum - 500 exhibits of incredible artifacts.
* Smoky Mountain Winery - Complimentary tour and wine tasting.
* Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre.
* Hollywood Wax Museum, 903 Parkway.

* Ober Gatlinburg - Includes an aerial tramway, alpine slide, bear habitat and ski resort.
* Wild Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sevierville, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Sevierville is a city in Sevier County, Tennessee, located in the Southeastern US.

Just why is Sevierville Where Smoky Mountain Fun Begins? That’s easy - because Sevierville is filled with great attractions, shows and fun things to do you just don’t find anywhere else.

Experience adventure in the Great Outdoors by hiking the Great Smoky Mountains or exploring the caverns beneath the foothills. Take a walk on the wild side at educational attractions featuring exotic animals like kangaroos, zebras, snakes and emus.

There are even museums featuring classic cars and warbird airplanes, plenty of go-kart tracks and even putt-putt golf to keep everyone entertained. Attractions in their sister cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are only minutes away. Have a day of fun at Dollywood or Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Sevierville shows are family friendly and dazzling anytime of day. From martial arts morning shows to acrobatic matinee performances and toe-tapping evening musicals, Sevierville offers a unique blend of shows.

Shopping in Sevierville ranges from high-end outlet stores and boutiques to galleries, antique stores flea markets and even the scrapbook store with the largest inventory in the US.

Sevierville is also the hometown of country music legend Dolly Parton.

Few attractions :

* Black Bear Jamboree Dinner & Show
* Cirque de Chine - Family Entertainment
* Comedy Barn.
* Dixie Stampede.
* Dollywood.
* Forbidden Caverns.
* NASCAR SpeedPark.
* Sevierville Visitor Center - Winfield Dunn Parkway.
* Wonder Works, TN LLC.
* World Of Magic At Governor's Palace - 179 Collier Drive.
* Tennessee Museum Of Aviation - 135 Air Museum Way.
* Smoky Mountain Helicopters Incorporated - 1101 Winfield Dunn Parkway.
* Scenic Helicopter Tours - 113 Helicopter Ride Boulevard.
* Muscle Car Museum - 320 Winfield Dunn Parkway.
* Forbidden Caverns - 455 Blowing Cave Road.
* The Farm At Apple Valley - Lonesome Valley Road.
* Adventure Park At Five Oaks - 1628 Parkway.
* Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo.
* Bluff Mountain Adventures.
* RainForest Adventures.

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Worlds Fair Park, Knoxville, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Knoxville is in Knox County, Tennessee. It is the third-largest city in the state. It is the site of the 1982 World's Fair.

The 'scruffy little city' called Knoxville sits nestled on the Tennessee River about an hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One can still see remnants of the 1982 World's Fair in the Sunsphere, a rising structure topped with a gold sphere which dots Knoxville's skyline.

Knoxville is also home to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The basketball teams play in the 21,000+ seat Thompson Boling Arena, and the nationally recognized football team plays in Neyland Stadium, one of the largest on-campus stadiums in the world at 103,000+ seating capacity.

The city is also the home or birthplace of a number of cultural figures, such as authors Cormac McCarthy, James Agee, and Alex Haley, and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who mentions the city in all of his films Less culturally, actor and daredevil Johnny Knoxville is from the city.

* Candy Factory.
* Fort Sanders neighborhood - A multitude of Victorian-era houses.
* Market Square - A small, historic downtown square, home to dining, retail, a twice weekly farmer's market, and special events.
* Old City.
* Gay Street.
* Volunteer Landing. Knoxville's riverwalk along the Tennessee River.
* World's Fair Park. Site of the 1982 World's Fair Park and adjacent to the Knoxville Convention Center. Large, kid-friendly fountains. A big hit in the summer months.
* Sunsphere. A modernistic monument built for the 1982 World's Fair.
* The Vols The Tennessee Vols are an integral part of the Knoxville lifestyle.
* Museum of East Tennessee History, 601 S. Gay Street.

* The Smoky Mountains. Knoxville is located only 30 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg.
* Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue.
* Knoxville Zoo, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive.

* The Museum of Appalachia in Norris. About 30 minutes north of Knoxville up I75.
* Chattanooga. About two hours' drive to the home of the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Lookout Mountain Battlefield(Point Park), Lookout Mountain, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Address : Hwy 148 Chattanooga, TN.(108 Point Park Rd, Lookout Mountain, TN)

In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. The 5,300 acre Chickamauga Battlefield is the scene of the last major Confederate victory of the American Civil War.

The 3,000 acre Lookout Mountain Battlefield contains monuments, historical markers, trails, and scenic vistas. Point Park, a unit of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, is located on top of the mountain and is the most prominent feature in the area. The Visitor Center, located across the street from the Point Park entrance gate, displays artist James Walker’s 13 x 30 foot painting the "Battle of Lookout Mountain." Self-starting audio visual programs and various other artifacts and exhibits are also located inside the Visitor Center.

Chickamauga Battlefield features a 7 mile self-guiding auto tour, monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails and horse trails.

Nearest Attractions :

* Rock City, 1400 Patton Road (Located approximately 6 miles from downtown).
* Ruby Falls, 1720 South Scenic Highway.
* Incline Railway, 3917 St Elmo (Near Interstate 24).

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chattanooga, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennessee. It is in Southeast Tennessee on the Tennessee River and near the border of Georgia. It is, in fact, the home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo, the tune made popular by Glenn Miller.

During the American Civil War, Chattanooga was a major railroad station and at the center of a number of pitched battles. Walnut Street Bridge is now the world's longest pedestrian bridge.

Miller Industries, the largest tow truck manufacturer in the world; Chattanooga is the birthplace of the tow truck. Within the last ten years the city has won 3 national awards for outstanding "livability", and 9 Gunther Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence in housing and consolidated planning.


* Rock City, 1400 Patton Road (Located approximately 6 miles from downtown).
* Ruby Falls, 1720 South Scenic Highway.
* Incline Railway, 3917 St Elmo (Near Interstate 24).
* Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street.
* Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad Street, (Which has become the center of tourism in Downtown Chattanooga).
* Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park, 1101 McCallie Avenue.

* International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, 3315 Broad Street.
* Chattanooga Regional History Museum, 400 Chestnut Street.
* Hunter Museum of American Art.
* Creative Discovery Museum, Corner of Chestnut and 4th.
* Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Rd.
* Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, 201 High Street.

* Tennessee River Walk.
* Ross's Landing.
* River Gallery Sculpture Garden, 400 East 2nd Street.
* Walnut Street Bridge.
* Coolidge Park.

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Birmingham, AL, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama. With more than 1.1 million people in the metropolitan area, Birmingham is the cultural and economic heart of Alabama. Visitors find a pleasant green city of ridges and valleys, with many attractive views and friendly, hospitable people.

The City of Birmingham is relatively young. Founded in 1871 at the crossing of two railroad lines, it soon became known for its iron and steel industries. Named for England's giant industrial city, Birmingham became a commercial hub as well, and today it is one of the top five banking cities in the US.

"The Magic City" became known as a thriving and quickly growing community in what had once been a "poor, insignificant Southern village." Sloss Furnaces, a preserved iron mill with 1920s blast furnaces, commemorates this side of the city's heritage.

The Civil Rights era of the 1960s left lasting impressions of racial conflict, police dogs and fire hoses turned on nonviolent protesters, and the bombing of homes and churches. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" became one of the great statements of the nonviolent movement for racial justice in America. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and places of reflections such as Kelly Ingram Park symbolize the healing process from within and present a much different picture of a transformed city.

* Alabama Men's Hall of Fame, 800 Lakeshore Drive.
* Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, 1631 Fourth Avenue North.
* Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, 2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.
* Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, 331 Cotton Ave SW.
* Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park, 6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy.
* Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd.
* Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North.
* Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 8th Avenue North.
* Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 20 32nd Street North.
* Southern Museum of Flight, 4343 73rd St N.
* Vulcan Statue and Museum, 1701 Valley View Drive.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Birmingham, Pelham, AL, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

200 N Chandalar Dr, Pelham, AL 35124.

Mandir or Temple is the abode of God. The temple is the focus for all aspects of everyday life in the Hindu community - religious, cultural, educational and social.

The Hindu Temple of Birmingham will be an effective center to promote bhakti (devotion), rich culture and heritage of India, peace of mind, self-confidence, universal brotherhood, and religious harmony among all the people.

Dieties Information : Shiva, Ganesha, Durga, Subrahmanya and Sri Venkateshwar.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Montgomery, AL, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Montgomery is the capital, second most populous city, and the fourth most populous metropolitan area in Alabama. It is located southeast of the center of the state, in the Gulf Coastal Plain.

The city was incorporated in 1819, as a merger of two towns situated along the Alabama River. It became the state capital in 1846. In February 1861, Montgomery was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America, until the seat of government moved to Richmond, Virginia in May of that year.

During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a primary site in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches.

Today, in addition to housing many Alabama government agencies, Montgomery has a large military presence due to Maxwell Air Force Base, public universities Alabama State University, Troy University (Montgomery campus), and Auburn University-Montgomery, private colleges/universities Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, and ABA-accredited law school Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, high-tech manufacturing including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and cultural attractions like the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Montgomery was also the site of Jefferson Davis' inauguration. It was also the site of seeing the arrest of Rosa Parks and the ensuing bus boycott, as well as numerous non violent protests led by Dr. Martin Luther King.

# Alabama Shakspeare Festival, 1 Festival Dr.

# Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, One Museum Drive.

# Civil Rights Memorial, 400 Washington Avenue.

# Blount Cultural Park, 6055 Vaughn Road.

# Hank Williams Museum, 118 Commerce Street.

# Alabama State Capitol, 600 Dexter Avenue.

# Rosa Parks Library and Museum, 251 Montgomery Street.

# Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 454 Dexter Avenue. - Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. preached at the church for six years.

# Montgomery Zoo, 2301 Coliseum Parkway.

# Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus Street.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Orange Beach, AL, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Orange Beach is a city in Alabama located on the Gulf Coast. It has beautiful white sand beaches, but is quieter and cheaper than the Florida beaches nearby. The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach areas are easily reached from Interstates 65 and 10 as well as US Hwy 98.

* Fort Morgan 51 Hwy 180 West. - A fort has been at this site on and off since the 1500s. The present fortification date from 1834 to WWII and played a vital part in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Historical tours are given daily in the summer.

* Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway.

* Gulf Shores Museum, 244 West 19th Avenue.

* Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum, 25850 John M Snook Avenue.

* Gulf Shores Public Beach.

* Gulf State Park - 6 miles east of Hwy 59.

* Waterville USA Hwy 59 North.

* Adventure Island, 24559 Perdido Beach Blvd.

* Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, 12295 Hwy 180.

* Ferris Wheel at The Wharf, 4985 Wharf Parkway.

* Pirates Island Adventure Golf, 3201 Gulf Shores Parkway.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mobile, AL, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Mobile is a city in the state of Alabama in the South of the US with almost a half million people in the metro area.

Mobile is a historic, diverse port city with a strong southern culture and heritage. The original capital of French Louisiana, Mobile is home to the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the US.

Located at the junction of the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on the northern Gulf of Mexico, the city is the only seaport in Alabama. The Port of Mobile is the 9th largest port in the US.

As one of the Gulf Coast's cultural centers, Mobile houses several art museums, a symphony orchestra, a professional opera, a professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture. Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival celebrations in the United States, dating to the 1700s of its early colonial period. It was also host to the first formally organized Carnival mystic society or "krewe" in the United States, dating to 1830.

* MODA Free electric trolley that serves downtown with 22 stops, available Monday through Friday from 7am - 6pm.

* The Wave Transit System is Mobile's public bus service.

* Historic Fort Conde, 150 South Royal Street - Recreation of a fort built in 1723.

* Bellingrath Gardens, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd. in Theodore, Alabama.

* Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway.
Battleship Memorial Park is a military park on the shore of Mobile Bay and features the World War II era battleship USS Alabama (BB-60), the World War II era submarine USS Drum (SS-228), Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, and a variety of historical military equipment.

* Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Dauphin, 36602 Mobile.

* Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, 1906 Spring Hill Avenuel.

* Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government St.

* Take a Cruise; Carnival Cruise Line operates their Fun Ship "Holiday" from the port of Mobile. Four and five day Western Caribbean cruises.

* Dauphin Island, Hwy 193, 23 miles south of Mobile. Sandy beaches, Historic Fort Gaines, fishing pier, campground, bird-watching sites, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, and the Isle Dauphine Golf Club are all on the island.

Mobile is the third most populous city in Alabama. Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vicksburg, MS, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Vicksburg is a city in west central Mississippi. The city is most famous as the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," as cannons on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River prevented the US from controlling this vital water route during much of the American Civil War.

After lengthy maneuverings to get troops to the city, U.S. Major General Ulysses S. Grant, having failed in a major assualt on May 22, 1863, put the city under siege.

The siege lasted until July 4 when C.S. Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton surrendered. Along with the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania the previous day, this marked the turning point of the war.

In addition to the battlefield, the major draw for today's visitors is the collection of "river boat" casinos.

It is the only city in Warren County. It is located 234 miles (377 km) northwest of New Orleans on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and 40 miles (65 km) due west of Jackson, the state capital.

Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street.
Catfish Row Landin, Clay and Levee Street.
Biedenharn Museum of Coca-Cola® Memorabilia, 1107 Washington Street.
Old Court House Museum-Eva W. Davis Memorial, 1008 Cherry Street.
Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington Street.

Casinos - Ameristar, DiamondJacks, Horizon, Riverwalk, and Rainbow Casino.
Gold In The Hills at the Parkside Playhouse.
Riverfest held in downtown Vicksburg in mid-April.
Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg, 4116 Washington Street.

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Biloxi, MS, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Biloxi is a city in Harrison County, on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. It's well known for its beaches and casinos, though one casino and the beach are still in repair.

The city is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area and the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. Pre-Katrina, Biloxi was the third largest city in Mississippi; but with its population losses following that storm, Hattiesburg now has that distinction.

The beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the Mississippi Sound, with barrier islands scattered off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Keesler Air Force Base lies within the city and is home to the 81st Training Wing and the 403rd Wing of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Many attractions are still closed due to severe damage in the 2005 hurricane season. Except for limited stretches, most beaches in the area are closed. Some small stretches near the intersection of I-110 and US-90 are open, but most access to water is limited or prohibited due to storm debris in the water.

A list of casinos below are open full facility.

* Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd.
* Boomtown Biloxi.
* Grand Casino Biloxi.
* IP Hotel and Casino.
* Isle of Capri Casino Resort, 151 Beach Blvd - Was the South's first casino.
* Palace Casino and Resort.
* Treasure Bay Casino and Resort.
* Hard Rock Casino Biloxi.

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Gulfport, MS, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Gulfport is the 2nd largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. It is the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area.

Gulfport is co-county seat with Biloxi of Harrison County, Mississippi. Gulfport is also the East Coast home to the US Navy Seabees.

On August 29, 2005, Gulfport was hit by the strong east side of Hurricane Katrina, and much of Gulfport was flooded or destroyed. Much of Gulfport was also severely damaged by Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969.

You can go and see the white sanded coastal beaches that look over the Gulf of Mexico. These beaches are viewable from Beach Boulevard (U.S. Highway 90) there are plenty of places along the highway where you can pull over for picture opportunities.

* Lynn Meadows Discovery Center - 246 Dolan Avenue.
* Island View Casino Resort - 3300 W Beach Blvd.
* Gulf Islands Waterpark - 17200 16th Stree.
* Ship Island Excursions - Highway 90 & Highway 49.
* Southern Belle Fishing Tours.

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Jackson, MS, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Jackson, or Jackson City, is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Jackson including its surrounding suburbs boast a strong economy as well as population. The Jackson-Yazoo City(metropolitan) combined statistical area, making it the 88th-largest metropolitan area in the US.

The current slogan for the city is "City with Soul". Jackson is ranked 3rd out of Americas 100 largest metro areas for the best "Bang For Your Buck" city according to Forbes magazine. The study measured overall affordability, housing rates, and more. The city is named for Andrew Jackson, who was still a general at the time of the naming but later became president. The city is the anchor of the Metro area.

Jackson is a city famous for its music - including Gospel, Blues, and R & B. Jackson is also home to the world famous Malaco Records recording studio. Many notable musicians hail from Jackson.

Rap rocker Kid Rock made a song about Jackson, aptly titled "Jackson, Mississippi", in 2003.

The Rolling Stones sat "in a bar tippling a jar in Jackson" in their song 'Country Honk' on the 1969 album 'Let It Bleed'. "And on the street the summer sun it shines. There's many a bar-room queen I've had in Jackson, but I just can't seem to drink you off my mind."

* Dixie National Livestock Show, Parade and Rodeo, Mississippi Coliseum and Fairgrounds, High Street. The Wild West Rodeo comes to Jackson each year with this exciting event.
* Jackson Zoological Park, 2918 W. Capitol Street.
* Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 2148 Riverside Drive.
* Mynelle Gardens.
* Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
* Museum of Art.
* Davis Planetarium.
* Telecom Center.
* Jackson Convention Center.
* Old State Capitol.
* New State Capitol.
* Supreme Court Building.
* War Memorial Museum.
* Children's Museum (coming soon).
* Take a tour of Jackson with the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development. 1831 Robinson Street.
* Battlefield Park, 953 Porter Street.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Rock, AK, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Little Rock became the capital of the Arkansas Territory in 1819 and of the state of Arkansas in 1836.

Little Rock is the capital and the largest city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The The Metropolitan Statistical Area(MSA) includeds the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pine Bluff.

Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called la Petite Roche (French: "the little rock"). The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing.

East Little Rock
The eastern edge of Little Rock is sparsely populated but is a vital economic area, as Little Rock National Airport and Little Rock River Port are both located here.

* Aerospace Education Center, 3301 E Roosevelt Rd.

* Little Rock Audubon Center, 4500 Springer Blvd.

Many of Little Rock's most interesting attractions are found in its downtown area.

* Arkansas State Capitol, Woodlane St. and Capitol Ave.

* Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Ave.

* Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St.

* Central High School National Historic Site and Museum, 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Dr.

* Daisy Bates House, 1207 W 28th St.

* EMOBA (Ernie's Museum on Black Arkansans)

* Heifer International Center, 1 World Ave.. Located next to the Clinton Presidential Center, a nonprofit dedicated to caring for the earth and ending hunger and poverty. Visit their internationally recognized Green Headquarters building that has earned the highest LEED award. This is a great place to visit for everyone of all ages.

Heifer Village, located behind the Heifer International Center, is an interactive museum and learning center designed to educate the public about a pristine, unspoiled world without poverty and hunger, the stated goal of Heifer International.

* MacArthur Park - Which includes Arkansas Arts Center and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.

* The Old State House, 300 W Markham.

* Peabody Hotel Ducks.

* William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Park, 1200 President Clinton Ave. The 11th Presidential Library of the National Archives and Records Administration, and the largest in the system, is dedicated to the fellow Arkansan and the 42nd President. A huge collection of memorabilia from Clinton's two terms as President, including a replica of the Oval Office. Look also for the Clinton School of Public Service - it is housed in an old Rock Island station built in 1899.


* War Memorial Park - Little Rock Zoo and War Memorial Stadium.

North Little Rock

* Argenta Historic District.
* Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.
* Burns Park.
* Little Rock Air Force Base.
* The Old Mill.
* Verizon Arena - Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum.

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Memphis, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee. The state rests in the southeastern portion of the US. The city's claims to fame include Graceland, the mansion Elvis Presley lived in during his later years. Maybe more importantly, Memphis is the considered by many to be the home of blues music.

Although downtown Memphis has experienced quite a rebirth and renewal in the last few years, the center of the city is older; it is full of new development, teeming with change and coming into its own.

Memphis is on the southwestern corner of Tennessee, with the Mississippi River and the state of Arkansas bordering it to the west and the state of Mississippi to the south.

* Downtown Memphis. Buy a ticket and take the trolley to get a good overview of the area.

* Beale Street - "Home of the Blues". Dozens of bars and clubs, most of them featuring live music.

* Mississippi River. River tours available most days through a variety of providers. Tom Lee Park is a nice place to view the river.

* National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.

* Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, 119 South Main St.

* Ornamental Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive.

* Fire Museum of Memphis, 118 Adams Ave.

* Mud Island River Park, 125 North Front St. - The park is accessible by monorail, made famous by a chase scene in the movie "The Firm". The park contains a museum of the Mississippi River and a scale model of the river. Visitors are welcome to remove their shoes and wade through the replica mighty Mississippi. The "Gulf of Mexico" is a large pool in which visitors may rent paddle boats. At the tip of the park is an excellent vantage point of the city and the river. The northern end of the island is occupied by HarborTown, a model community. Entry to the park is free.

* Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, 191 Beale St.

The Edge
* Sun Studio. Numerous blues, rock 'n' roll, and rockabilly recordings were made here.
* Sleeping Cat Studio, 341 1/2 Monroe.

* Memphis Zoo.
* The Pink Palace.
* Overton Park.
* Cooper-Young.

East Memphis
* Lichterman Nature Center.
* Memphis Botanic Garden.
* Shelby Farms Park.

Around Town
* Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock and Roll".
* Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave.

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Sri Ganesha Temple, Nashville, TN, US - Video

Sri Ganesha Temple and Hindu Cultural Center of Tennessee (HCCT) is located in Nashville, TN, USA. Temple was established in 1985. Everybody is welcome to the temple. They are glad to arrange for you a guided tour of the facility; please call us ahead for scheduling a tour.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cultural Programs by Visually Impaired Students(SRMAB), SSVT & NATS, Lanham, MD, US - Video

Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover the stories from Shenandoah""s past, or just relax in the wonder of wilderness.

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Cultural Programs by Visually Impaired Students(SRMAB), SSVT & NATS, Lanham, MD, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

NATS in association with SSVT proudly presents this program(Classical, semi-classical and folk dances of India).

North America Telugu Society (NATS) is a non-profit national organization for Telugus living in North America. NATS primary objective is to address the needs and concerns that affect the everyday lives of Telugu people living in North America.

Location : Sri Siva Vishnu Temple(SSVT), 6905 Cipriano Road, Lanham, MD.

Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind (SRMAB) is the humble creation of a group of visionaries. SRMAB was founded in 1969 with the motto "Service to Humanity is service to God" by Sri. T V Srinivasan, Late Sri. Thirumurthy and friends while seeking spiritual enlightenment, were inspired by the simplicity and thoughtfulness of the great guru Sri Ramana Maharishi, and motivated to take social action.

SRMAB's Vision: "All people with disability will have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and live life with self-respect and dignity."

Over the past 4 plus decades, SRMAB services have reached over 16000 persons through the School (IBR) and Thirumurthy Rural Development Centre (IBR). This is supplemented with several community based rehabilitation (CBR) programs in semi-urban and rural areas in Karnataka. Covering 7 districts, and working in about 1800 villages.

SRMAB reaches many more thousands by training teachers and CBR professional from across the country & overseas in its HRD initiatives.

Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form originating from Tamil Nadu , a state in Southern India. This popular Tamil dance form called Bharatanatyam is a 20th century reconstruction of Cathir, the art of temple dancers.

Dance and music as part of extra curricular activity was introduced in the year 1973. In the year 1982 they started teaching dances in classical style by touch and feel method for the first time to the composition of Bhagawan Ramana to the students of the Academy.

From the year 1983 to date our students have toured and performed in about 2000 shows in India and have toured UK, US & Italy.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Luray Caverns, Luray, VA, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Since discovery in 1878 by a tinsmith and a local photographer, visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination.

4,000,000 centuries in the making beneath Virginia""s storied Shenandoah Valley, this "must see" U.S. Natural Landmark awaits your discovery. One hour tours, from well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.

Also in this subterranean wonderland, "Hear Rocks Sing" as you experience the haunting sounds of the world""s largest musical instrument, The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Completely unique are the beautiful tones created by this one-of-a-kind instrument, which makes music of concert quality from the surrounding stalactite formations covering more than three acres.

Luray Caverns, for more than 130 years, has been renowned as one of the world""s most spectacular natural wonders. A world of magic and majesty, still as marvelously beautiful as described in the newspaper headlines over a century ago.

Luray Caverns is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, just 90 minutes from Washington, DC, 10 minutes from the central entrance to Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, and 15 minutes from I-81 at New Market, Virginia.


The Luray Valley Museum is an intriguing and thorough presentation which celebrates our early Shenandoah Valley culture. Visitors begin the tour at the log Stonyman building which houses an overview of the Valley's history, supplemented with historic documents, decorative arts, items of clothing and artifacts.

The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum exhibit is a tour of milestones in transportation, including authentically restored cars, carriages, coaches and costumes, dating from 1725 to 1941. The centerpiece of the collection is the 1892 Benz, one of the oldest cars in the country still in operating condition. Other highlights include an 1840 Conestoga Wagon, a 1908 Baker Electric, a 1913 Stanley Steamer, and Rudolph Valentino""s 1925 Rolls Royce.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nashville, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Nashville is the capital of the American state of Tennessee. It is sometimes called the "Country Music Capital of the World" or more often "Music City, USA"; however, in recent years, Nashville has done much to escape its country music image and become a regional center of culture and commerce.

In fact, Dell, Nissan, and Saturn have all moved some operations to or near the city. Nashville has been the home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry since 1925. Nashville was founded in 1779 and it grew rapidly because of its excellent location on the Cumberland River.

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Sri Ganesha Temple, Nashville, TN, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Sri Ganesha Temple and Hindu Cultural Center of Tennessee (HCCT) is located in Nashville, TN, USA. Temple was established in 1985. Everybody is welcome to the temple. They are glad to arrange for you a guided tour of the facility; please call us ahead for scheduling a tour.

Address : 521 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashvillle, TN 37209.

Sri Ganesha Temple is located in the west of Down Town Nashville; take Exit 199 headed on I-40 West.

Deities : Sri Ganesha, Shiva, Parvati, Subrahmanya, Lakshmi, Rama, Krishna, Jagannath and Navagrahas.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shenandoah National Park, Front Royal, VA, US - Video

Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover the stories from Shenandoah""s past, or just relax in the wonder of wilderness.

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Shenandoah National Park, Front Royal, VA, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover the stories from Shenandoah's past, or just relax in the wonder of wilderness.

Fall in Shenandoah

It's that time again! The crisp days of late September and October are here and Shenandoah is the place to be. Cooler temps bring all kinds of changes as the animals get ready for winter, and trees and fall wildflowers put on the show of the year.

There are four entrances into Shenandoah National Park and numerous gateway communities that offer services. The park's four entrances are located at:

Front Royal, accessible via I-66 and Route 340.
Thornton Gap, accessible via Route 211.
Swift Run Gap, accessible via Route 33.
Rockfish Gap, accessible via I-64 and Route 250(Rockfish Gap is also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway).

Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Many trails are accessed from Skyline Drive. Some short trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint; longer and more difficult trails penetrate deep into the forest and wilderness.

The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day.

As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice mileposts on the west side (right side if you are traveling south) of the road. These posts help you find your way through the park and help you locate areas of interest. The mileposts begin with 0.0 at Front Royal and continue to 105 at the southern end of the park. The largest developed area, Big Meadows, is near the center of the park, at milepost 51. All park maps and information use these mileposts as a reference.

The maximum speed limit is 35 mph, so you can roll down your windows, feel the breeze and experience every curve and turn of this beautiful drive. There are 75 overlooks that offer stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling piedmont to the east.

Deer, black bear, wild turkey, and a host of other woodland animals call Shenandoah home and regularly cross Skyline Drive in their daily travels.

RVs, camping trailers, and horse trailers are welcome, but be prepared to shift into low gear. Also, be sure you will clear Marys Rock Tunnel (just south of Thornton Gap entrance from Route 211) at 12'8.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

National Mall Attractions, Washington DC, US - Video

Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks actually protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. Areas within this premier park provide visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; and celebrate the United States commitment to freedom and equality.

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National Mall Attractions, Washington DC, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks actually protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. Areas within this premier park provide visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; and celebrate the United States commitment to freedom and equality.

Beyond great American icons, National Mall and Memorial Parks also manages several important memorial sites, such as:

Constitution Gardens
George Mason Memorial
John Ericsson Memorial
Old Post Office Tower
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site.

National Mall and Memorial Parks includes the following Icons:

National Mall
Washington Monument
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
World War II Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The other nearest attractions :

Capital Building
White House
The Supreme Court
West Potomac Park
US Botanic Garden.

Various Museums :

Smithsonian Institution Building (also known as the Castle).
Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
Smithsonian National Air&Space Museum
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Smithsonian Freer Gallery.
Smithsonian Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Natural History Museum
Smithsonian American History Museum
National Gallery of Art.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sri Sharada Temple, Stroudsburg, PA, US - Video

Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation (SVBF) is established as an international extension of the ancient Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Karnataka State, India.

The Foundation functions under the direct guidance of the Jagadguru Shanakaracharya, His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham.

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Delaware Water Gap - Kittatinny Point, Hardwick Township, NJ, US - Video

Kittatinny Point Visitor Center is the main New Jersey office for the DWGNRA. The recreation area encompasses 67,000 acres in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, transected by 40 miles of the scenic middle Delaware River.

Worthington State Forest, Van Campen's Glen, a 25-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs along the Kittatinny Ridge, more than 200 miles of roads, numerous rivers, lakes, streams and waterfalls, along with historic and cultural sites, are all contained within its borders.

Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, US - Video

Everyone can enjoy the 2,413 acres park which comprises of 6.5 miles of ocean beach frontage and a half mile of bay frontage developed for still water bathing. It is popular for its excellent beaches with 10 km in length facing to the Atlantic Ocean and furnishes one of the most popular summer recreational locations in the New York City area.

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Robert Moses State Park - Long Island, Babylon, NY, US - Video

Robert Moses State Park has about five miles of ocean beach from which visitors can swim, surf or surf-fish. Anglers can also fish from piers. A day-use boat basin can accommodate 40 boats. The park also has picnic areas and the 18-hole Robert Moses State Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Heckscher State Park, East Islip, NY, US - Video

Heckscher State Park has more than a million visitors a year. Twenty miles of trails attract hikers, bicycle and cross-country skiers. Swimmers can use the Great South Bay or the swimming pool complex. There are picnic areas, a boat launch ramp, playing fields, playground and 69 camp sites.

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Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Fort Hancock, Middletown, NJ, US - Video

Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook -- part of Gateway National Recreation Area -- provided coastal defense for New York Harbor from 1895 until 1974. During the height of the Cold War, the fort housed Nike missiles prepared to intercept jet warplanes threatening New York City.

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Coopers Beach, Southampton, NY, US - Video

Coopers Beach in Southampton places fourth in the Top Ten Beaches in America according to Dr. Beach. Long Island, NY has two of America's Top Ten Beaches.

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Montauk Point Lighthouse and Beach, Montauk, NY, US - Video

Montauk Point Lighthouse - the oldest lighthouse in New York State. The Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington, in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796 and was completed on November 5, 1796. This historic landmark has been part of Long Island's land and seascape for over 200 years and still serves as an active aid to navigation.

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The Henry Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Dearborn, MI, US - Video

Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a self-guided five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theater, Art of Manufacturing Theater, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery. Theater seating is limited to 79 guests per show; shows run continuously until 4:00 PM and are seated on a first come first serve basis.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

GM Renaissance Center Tour, Detroit, MI, US - Video

The free one-hour tour takes visitors through the landmark GM Renaissance Center and outlines the rich history that General Motors shares with the city of Detroit. The complimentary public tours are offered twice daily, Monday-Friday at 12:00 Noon and 2:00 pm on a first-come basis. Registration and tours begin at the PURE DETROIT/GM Collection store located in Tower 400 on Level 1.

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The Library of Congress - National Book Festival 2010, Washington DC, US - Video

The 10th annual National Book Festival held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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