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The Top Beaches in Rhodes Island Greece

The popular Greek Islands offer people many attractions, one of the more focal attractions of Greece is stopping at the beaches or shoreline. The appeal for sun and sand is the main reason for bringing people towards the diverse views of the coastlines. We would advise that the nicest time to travel Greece and enjoy its paradise like sandy shoreline and crystalline waters, is between June and October.

There are many astonishing beaches, offered by Rhodes. The island of Rhodes offers an array of scenic sandy coastline with crystal deep waters waters, and varying facilities including taverns, bars, and watersports. The lovely beaches on Rhodes have crystal deep waters and are only one of its kind in every way. Their unique beauty makes them all worth a visit! Here are some of the most popular swimming places on the island.

The beach of Kalathos is located just over 50 kilometres south-east of Rhodes City. The beach itself is velvety and golden, and the waters are crystalline and clean. Wooden sun beds and bamboo umbrellas are available for rent. Kalithea lies on the north eastern coast of Rhodes and is is just over 10 kilometres from the the main town of the island. The beach of Kallithea is famous for its hot medicinal springs It is a wonderful place with palm and pine trees and deep clear blue/green waters.

Faliraki sits on the north-eastern part of Rhodes, and is is a few miles from the main city of the island. The shoreline of Faliraki is made of paradise like golden sands that extend over 4 kilometres and promises people sun beds, umbrellas, many water sports, taverns, restaurants and beach bars. The beach of Traganou is sited is just over 15 kilometres south-east of the capital of Rhodes and 4 kilometres from Faliraki. The shore consists of small pealised coloured pebbles and is boarded by deep clear waters. Only a small part of the coastline is organized the rest is left in its natural state. There is also a little fish tavern welcoming hungry sightseers.

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Rhode Island

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Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Rita and Chester – A Post Rhode Island Divorce Tragedy

Rita and Chester have been divorced for many years. They had four children together and live within about five blocks from each other.

The marriage broke down when Rita’s best friend (who was also married) began sleeping with Chester on the side. This lead of course to a divorce several years back. Rita got placement of the four children, Tammy, Lucy, William and Christine.

Later, Chester decided he was going to take Rita off the health and dental insurance to save some money even though it was in violation of the Rhode Island Final Divorce Decree.

Later when it came time to modify child support to take care of his children, Chester selfishly hid money and assets and with the help of his lawyer reduced the child support to it’s lowest denominator.

Rita was reasonable. She just wanted to be back on the insurance and receive just a little bit more child support to help with the children. Rita had her lawyer send a reasonable letter asking for a “sit down” to discuss the issues.

Chester’s response was to have a lawyer buddy of his file a half dozen bogus motions against Rita alleging she is a crazed lunatic and having her publicly served at work on the day Rita’s lawyer had asked for a response about sitting down for a discussion. Chester’s lawyer buddy doesn’t charge him a dime.

Rita’s attorney objects to the motions. Rita’s attorney files a Motion to Modify Child Support and a Motion to Adjudge Chester in Willful Contempt. These are the very same issues the letter from Rita’s attorney asked to discuss.

Chester’s lawyer continues to litter the court with motion after motion, all of which are bogus and unfounded. The motions sought restraining orders, change of placement of the children away from Rita to Chester and Emergency Motions for Change of Placement.

Rita’s lawyer saw it for what it was… a smoke-screen. Chester works late and never mentioned getting placement of the children. In fact, he didn’t show up at PTA meetings or participate in most of the children’s doctor’s appointments or school events.

Through delays of illness and other excuses, Chester’s lawyer obtained continuance after continuance from the court. Chester’s lawyer was able to call all of his client’s witnesses. It took over 2 years.

Suddenly, when Rita has a chance to present her case, her lawyer is informed that due to court scheduling and the length of time the matter had been pending, it would have to be remanded to a new county and begin again.

Chester’s buddy hadn’t charged him a dime to create this elaborate and bogus smoke screen.

Rita had drained her retirement fund substantially only to be informed she had to start again.

Though the tragedy goes on . . . I can tell you. . . there are some attorneys who don’t care.

They don’t care if they destroy your life.

They don’t care if they pull your family apart.

They don’t care if they violate the rules of ethics.

They don’t have even a remote sense of moral integrity.

Even given the circumstances above, what kind of attorney would you want?

Visit http://www.ChristopherPearsall.com to learn about Attorney Pearsall’s Divorce focused practice

PLUS . . . get detailed Rhode island Divorce Information at Rhode Island Divorce Tips Blog

Contact Attorney Pearsall at (401) 354-2369 for your low-cost consultation and even find out why FREE consultations are worth exactly what you pay for them!

This article is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. You should not take legal action without legal advice from a licensed practitioner who has been fully informed about your specific circumstances.

The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all attorneys in the general practice of law and has no procedure for recognition of specialties.

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Newport, Rhode Island

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Monolithos, Rhodes
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Missy Rhodes – 2013 AVN Expo Photos Nevada
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Missy Rhodes (ontherhodes) on Twitter

Pictures from the 2013 AVN Expo & AVN Awards presented during the Hard Rock resort & Casino in nevada.

Photo by Michael Dorausch.

Kindly do tweet these photos but try not to pull my copyright information without asking.

This picture is licensed under an innovative Commons permit. By using this picture inside the regards to the permit or make special plans to use the image, please listing the picture credit as "Michael Dorausch" and link the credit to michaeldorausch.com.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Various nice rhodes pictures I found:

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In spring this current year, we have made a weekend day at Newport in Rhode Island. This city is really awesome (, but additionally somewhat tourist) as well as the complete area is full of luxurious mansions. You are able to have the historical environment and easily imagine, exactly how it must have been to live here as a member of high-society. Sadly,when we were indeed there, the leaves weren’t already in the trees.

When you look at the following you can examine more photos of my travel… www.werner-kunz.com/world/2010/10/photo-one-trip-to-newpo…

For tale & strategy behind this shot and much more, kindly check out my web log: world.werner-kunz.com

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Rhode Island

Several good rhodes pictures I found:

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island

slideshow of my photography portfolio

Bebbi in Providence, Rhode Island- USA
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Today Bebbi went to the RI State-house, our states capitol. It is basically found during the center of everything.

Bebbi visitó hoy el capitolio de Rhode Island. Está situado en el centro de nuestra ciudad y de nuestro estado.

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Rhode Island State Route 24

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Rhode Island State Route 24

Some cool rhodes images:

Rhode Island State Route 24
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Seychelles Island – Inside Africa CNN

Promotional Seychelles Music Video geared in promoting Seychelles artist on an International level… Please feel free to subscribes, rate and view. Share it…

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Queens Museum of Art | The Panorama of the City of New York | overview from west of lower Manhattan, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges, Governors Island, Statue of Liberty, etc

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Queens Museum of Art | The Panorama of the City of New York | overview from west of lower Manhattan, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges, Governors Island, Statue of Liberty, etc
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A few years ago, I got to see a 1:1500 scale model of London at the Building Centre there. It is a large scale model of the heart of the city in three dimensions, with representations of most buildings, landmarks, parks, the Thames, and the (at the time yet to be built) Olympic Park.

It’s extremely impressive.

And it is as nothing compared to The Panorama at the Queens Museum of Art.

Here’s two panorama photos to give a sense of the scale:

view from the “west”
view from the ”south”

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Quoting from the Museum’s page on the The Panorama of the City of New York:

The Panorama is the jewel in the crown of the collection of the Queens Museum of Art. Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, in part as a celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335 square foot architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures.

The Panorama was built by a team of 100 people working for the great architectural model makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years before the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. In planning the model, Lester Associates referred to aerial photographs, insurance maps, and a range of other City material; the Panorama had to be accurate, indeed the initial contract demanded less than one percent margin of error between reality and the model. The Panorama was one of the most successful attractions at the ‘64 Fair with a daily average of 1,400 people taking advantage of its 9 minute simulated helicopter ride around the City.

After the Fair the Panorama remained open to the public, its originally planned use as an urban planning tool seemingly forgotten. Until 1970 all of the changes in the City were accurately recreated in the model by Lester’s team. After 1970 very few changes were made until 1992, when again Lester Associates changed over 60,000 structures to bring it up-to-date.

In the Spring of 2009 the Museum launched its Adopt-A-Building program with the installation of the Panorama’s newest addition, Citi Field, to continue for the ongoing care and maintenance of this beloved treasure.

The Queens Museum of Art has a program giving you the opportunity to “purchase” NYC real estate on The Panorama of the City of New York for as low as . To learn how you can become involved click here.

We hope that you will take time to enjoy the Panorama of the City of New York.

The Panorama of the City of New York is sponsored by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Assembly members Mike Gianaris, Mark Weprin, Audrey Pheffer, Nettie Mayersohn and Ivan Lafayette, The New York Mets Foundation and the supporters of the Adopt-A-Building Program.

View the winning pictures from our Gala 2011 Panorama Picture Contest!

View pictures from our Gala 2011 Photo booth, May 12, 2011!

View pictures of the Panorama on its Flickr page

Add your own pictures to our Panorama Flickr Group!

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Quoting now from The Panorama section in Wikipedia’s Queens Museum of Art article:

The best known permanent exhibition at the Queens Museum is the Panorama of the City of New York which was commissioned by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair. A celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335-square-foot (867.2 m2) architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures. The Panorama was built by a team of 100 people working for the architectural model makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years before the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. The Panorama was one of the most successful attractions at the ’64 Fair with a daily average of 1,400 people taking advantage of its 9 minute simulated helicopter ride around the City. After the Fair the Panorama remained open to the public and until 1970 all of the changes in the City were accurately recreated in the model by Lester’s team. After 1970 very few changes were made until 1992, when again Lester Associates was hired to update the model to coincide with the re-opening of the museum. The model makers changed over 60,000 structures to bring it up-to-date.

In March 2009 the museum announced the intention to update the panorama on an ongoing basis. To raise funds and draw public attention the museum will allow individuals and developers to have accurate models made of buildings newer than the 1992 update created and added in exchange for a donation. Accurate models of smaller apartment buildings and private homes, now represented by generic models, can also be added. The twin towers of the World Trade Center will be replaced when the new buildings are created, the museum has chosen to allow them to remain until construction is complete rather than representing an empty hole. The first new buildings to be added was the new Citi Field stadium of the New York Mets. The model of the old Shea Stadium will continue to be displayed elsewhere in the museum.

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Quoting now from the explanatory sign at the exhibit:

THE PANORAMA OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

The Panorama of the City of New York, the world’s largest scale model of its time, was the creation of Robert Moses and Raymond Lester. Presented in the New York City Pavilion as the city’s premiere exhibit at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, it was intended afterwards to serve as an urban planning tool. Visitors experienced the Panorama from a simulated “helicopter” ride that travelled around perimeter or from a glass-enclosed balcony on the second floor, while news commentator Lowell Thomas provided audio commentary on “The City of Opportunity.” One of the “helicopter” cars is now on view in the Museum’s permanent exhibition, A Panoramic View: A History of the New York City Building and Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Constructed at the Lester Associates workshop in Westchester, New York, the Panorama contains 273 separate sections, many of which are four-by-ten-foot rectangular panels. They are composed of Formica flakeboard topped with urethane foam slabs from which the typography was carved. Lester Associates’ staff consulted geological survey maps, aerial photographs, and books of City insurance maps, to accurately render the City’s streets, highways, parks, and buildings. Once the Panorama’s modules were completed at Lester Associates’ workshop, they were assembled on site in the New York City Building. It took more than 100 workers, three years to complete the model.

Built on a sale of 1:1,200 (1 inch equals 100 feet), the Panorama occupies 9.335 square feet and accurately replicates New York City including all 320 square miles of its five boroughs and 771 miles of shoreline, as well as the built environment. It includes miniature cars, boats, and an airplane landing and taking off at LaGuardia Airport.

The majority of the City’s buildings are presented by standardized model units made from wood and acrylic. Of more than 895,000 individual structures, 25,000 are custom-made to approximate landmarks such as skyscrapers, large factories, colleges, museums, and major churches. The amount of detail possible on most buildings is limited; at a scale of 1 inch to 100 feet, the model of the Empire State Building measures only 15 inches. The most accurate structures on the Panorama are its 35 major bridges, which are finely made of brass and shaped by a chemical milling process.

The model is color coded to indicate various types of land use. The dark green areas are parks. Parkways are also edged in dark green. Mint green sections are related to transportation including train and bus terminals. The pink rectangles that dot the City show the locations of recreational areas including playgrounds and tennis and basketball courts. Clusters of red buildings are indicative of publicly subsidized housing.

Red, blue, green, yellow, and white colored lights were installed on the surface of the Panorama in 1964 to identify structures housing City agencies relating to protection, education, health, recreation, commerce, welfare, and transportation. Overhead lights have been designed to run in a dawn to dusk cycle, and the nighttime effect is enhanced by ultraviolet paint, illuminated by blacklight.

In 1992, the City began a renovation of the Queens Museum of Art and the Panorama. Using their original techniques, Lester Associates updated the Panorama with 60,000 changes. In the current instalation, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, visitors follow the course of the original “helicopter” ride on an ascending ramp that enables them to experience the Panorama of the City of New York from Multiple Perspectives.

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Happy Earth Day everyone!

To celebrate, I decided to recreate the cover of the 1988 "Huey Lewis & The News" album "Small World"

I’m not sure exactly how connected this actually is to Earth Day, but it sounded like a good idea at the time!

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