Traditional Portable Camps
Mangolina Yurt or Ger, is portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally
used for thousands of years by the nomads of Central Asia and is still a common
sight in many countries. with its unique design, structure and practical
features, the yurts are attracting interest from people in many parts of the
worlds as an ecologically friendly and attractive living space that can be used
for a variety of purposes. The yurt has a wooden frame, the assemble of which is
made without the use of metal. It is iposed from theoutside, sometime in two
layers, felt felted over which wound tissue that protects the felt fro rain and
snow. Fabric yurt richly decorated with embroidery and applique. Particularly
bright and distinct pattern adorned felt curtain entrance. The doors always face
south. This feature allowed the nomadic yurt installation accurately tell time.
Sunbeam, getting in yurt through the upper hole, sliding grating wall during
daylight hours passed around the perimeter of the inner wall of the yurt. At the
location of the solar beam the whole day from sunrise to sunset was divided into
29 time periods corresponding to the vertical frame tent poles. For simplicity
time-stamp sometimes used the expression — "when the sun seemed on the bed",
"sun lit floor of the yurt," etc.
Standing On Bulbous Bow Of The World's Largest Ocean Liner
Cunard recently captured dramatic photographs of Captain Kevin Oprey, Master
of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship's bulbous bow a mile off the coast of Bali
during the ship's World Cruise in he 10th anniversary year.
A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below
the waterline. The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull,
reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability.
Large ships with bulbous bows generally have 12-15% better fuel efficiency than
similar vessels without them. A bulbous bow also increases the buoyancy of the
forward part and hence reduces the pitching of the ship to a small degree.
At 151,200 tons, Queen Mary 2 is the largest and most expensive ocean liner ever
built, accommodating 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew. In her first 10 years of
service Queen Mary 2 has undertaken more than 420 voyages, including over 200
Transatlantic Crossings, and has called at 182 ports in 60 countries. She
remains the longest, tallest, widest ocean liner ever built.
Last Updated ( Monday, 05 May 2014 )
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