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The man who invented the wheel

The organizers received a lot of responses, but almost all of them were unoriginal — basically it was proposed to build a higher tower. Even Alexander Gustave Eiffel sent his project, which again was limited to the construction higher than the Parisian tower (Burnham received several dozen letters of protest from leading American engineers, perturbed by such unpatriotic approach).

Young engineer George Ferris came up with the idea. Considering various projects, one day during a dinner with colleagues he remembered the wheels of water mills, which saw growing on the Carson river in Nevada. By the end of dinner he was drawing on napkins sketches a giant Ferris wheel with cabins for visitors. Most of his colleagues found the project to be absolutely impossible, but Ferris was persistent. He spent $25 000 of their own funds (at that time a lot of money) for the creation of drawings and the development of precise specifications of structures, and finally, on November 29, 1892, the administration of the exhibition agreed. However, with one condition — unlike the Eiffel tower, whose construction was partially financed by the French government, and Ferris had to find the money to build the wheels (and he succeeded). In addition, the construction was given only 22 weeks (and during golodnostepskiy winter).  Continue reading

Parc Asterix in Paris. 10 facts

A huge amusement Park near Paris. As Disneyland. only better.

Asterix (Le Parc Astérix ) is a large theme Park near Paris. By the time of its construction, the French already had a Disneyland. However, they wanted to have not American, and your own entertainment centre. So there was Parc Asterix. Asterix and Obelix – the two heroes of French comic books, cartoons and movies. It’s two Gauls who successfully resisted the troops of the Roman Empire, and besides, with them constantly there are funny situations. This couple (and the entire Gaulish village) is the best suited for the role of an amusement Park is not only national but also international scale.

Asterix and Obelix – favorite comics characters of the French people, as children and adults. And we are with you, they are more known for popular films, with Gerard Depardieu as Obelix.

Sections and rides Parc Asterix

Today the Park has over 30 attractions. Of these, 6 American and 4 waterslides. Attractions there are for visitors of all ages, and have their “national” color. For example, you can take a water trip on “the river” on whose banks is located the Gallic house and “destroyed” the Roman legionaries, and it is possible to go on the ride right at Obelix, sorry, well. Continue reading

Park of miracles “GALILEO”

Park of Miracles “Galileo” — is the cognitive-entertainment center, where in a fascinating way to learn how to work and arranged in this or that phenomenon.

Numerous halls, rooms and passages, filled with wonders that will lead guests “Wonderland Park Galileo” — in a huge mirror maze. Through the efforts of scientists, magicians and engineers turned to another reality, another world, not only entertaining, but also informative!

We welcome visitors of any age

Adults: from 33 years and older

Teens: 14-19 years

Youth: 20-32 years

New entertainment for children

How to spend a weekend with the child?

Every week, many parents are thinking about how to spend a weekend with the child. Hours for a walk around the zoo or playing on the Playground, certainly useful, but eventually the monotony gets boring, and parents looking for new entertainment for children. Continue reading

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