A place in the beautiful city of Venice is already a dream home. Located in the historic center of the city and equipped with comfortable amenities and modernism, this penthouse is something that is rarely encountered and an opportunity not to be missed so easily. Venice Penthouse is a great investment, if not just a place to live, if you have a few million dollars to spare, of course.
This apartment is located above the famous Grand Canal and therefore has a great and easy access to major attractions of the city, which is in every season something resembling a beehive because of the number of tourists who visit it over and over again. Located on the third and fourth floor of a newly renovated building, this apartment offers 400 square meters of living space, divided into the den, living room with beautiful fireplace, dining room, kitchen, three double bedrooms, main and secondary bathroom. Top floor of this apartment is designed as a great living room, and in its part we can also see a study / bedroom, a smaller room with a bed, as well as a bathroom and two spacious walk-in closet.
Also the fact of note is that this apartment is in excellent condition and has the original Venetian floors and beautiful doors made of heavy wood. It is very spacious and even has a terrace perfect for morning coffee or a cocktail at sunset. The price of this penthouse, as we have already said is not low. However, given its location and elements of old time, which are preserved in it, figure of 3.42 million dollars does not seem so high.
A new world record has been set for the world's largest human Christmas tree.A total of 2,945 people dressed in different colours got together in Honduras, central America, to make the shape of a giant tree. They beat the previous record by a thousand people. The previous record was held by Argentina in 2013 with 1900 people.
This fashion show was held in London and we are presenting the first pictures that will show you at least a fraction of the atmosphere. Like every time so far, as part of this show, young and famous stars of the music scene performed and added grace and cheer to already bustling ambience. Beautiful models presented us with the long-awaited pieces of collection, on a fashion show that has become part of the tradition, which men and women around the world eagerly await every year.
As for the models, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson and Doutzen Kroes that have walked the catwalk their perfect bodies in six separate sections. In addition, there you can also see Jourdan Dunn, Isabeli Fontana, Jasmine Tookes and Taylor Hill.
Designed by the famous jeweler Mouawad, Fantasy Bras are wearable masterpieces of art and the best possible decoration of this fashion show. They are manually decorated with over 16,000 precious stones including rubies, diamonds and sapphires, and each Fantasy Bra masterpiece took 1380 hours to be made. The price of these bras is $ 2 million. Bras that Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio wore during the fashion show were further accentuated by superb decorations for legs, arms, stomach and neck, which are made of graceful gems and related 18-carat gold. Enjoy the photographs and footage presenting two pieces Fantasy Bra, which Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio wore and about which we have already written.
10. Sunbeam Alpine Series II (Dr. No, 1962)
The first James Bond's car was modest. It was the British Sunbeam Alpine, light blue. It wasn’t the most luxurious Bond's car, but Sunbeam Alpine won the hearts of the audience as the first car of the secret agent 007, and therefore takes the place number 10.
9. Lotus Espirit Turbo (For Your Eyes Only, 1981)
The Lotus is perhaps less known Bond's car in serials and it appears only three times, but the car left strong impression, that the scenes with the car were the main parts of the film. Roger Moore, showed how the Lotus can be driven on the snow and Italian ski resorts.
8. Aston Martin DBS (On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969)
We can definitely say that the most famous car of agent 007 is Aston Martin. This brand has been used several times in the film series and became the most recognizable Bond's car. Aston Martin first appeared in the Bond film in 1969 and it was the DBS model.
George Lazenby, replacement for Sean Connery, drove the DBS which was very luxurious and elegant. Aston had a major role in the entire film, and some of the famous chase scenes, like driving through the traffic and winter storms and last scene in which Bond's wife is shot through the windscreen.
7. Citroen 2CV (For Your Eyes Only, 1981)
The Citroen 2CV is a car that does not match the Bond standards. Citroen 2CV is the cheapest car that James Bond ever drove. This model could afford ordinary people with normal wages, because this is precisely what it was - plain. However, this car is also remembered for incredible action scenes which was part of. Roger Moore drove Citroen through the narrow forest roads in the pursuit that resembled a rally race. The Citroen is shown as a durable car, so Bond was flying through the trees, passing through bushes and pushing his opponents off the road.
6. Toyota 2000 GT (You Only Live Twice, 1967)
The first Japanese super car was Toyota 2000 GT and was very comfortable and fun to drive. Therefore, this car was driven by Bond’s girl Aki. The car was shown to be very compact, fast and agile.
5. Aston Martin V8 Vantage (The Living Daylights, 1987)
The Aston Martin Vantage is a car driven by Timothy Dalton. This model was the last to be based on the original DBS model and we can say that it was perfect. The smooth, shiny shell with metal parts and sleek lines made this car a Bond classic.
4. Aston Martin DBS V12 (Casino Royale, 2006)
The new version of the DBS appeared in the film "Casino Royale" and this model was driven by new and current James Bond, Daniel Craig. This model is presented as a very fast and powerful model. Unlike other Bond’s cars, DBS did not have "gadgets" like the others, and it was in its original condition. In this way, it is shown that the new DBS is perfect and that the additional help was not needed.
3. Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Diamonds Are Forever, 1971)
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 was the iconic car in other movies besides Bond series. Steve McQueen promoted the car in his film "Bullitt". Of course the Mustang in the Bond series deserved it’s place. The car is in one of the most interesting and exciting automotive scene where James Bond, played by Sean Connery, escapes from the police in an amazing way and on two wheels.
2. Lotus Espirit (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977)
This vehicle represents everything a Bond car should have, and it’s not an Aston Martin. Equipped with a variety of gadgets to escape from all kinds of situations, so that Bond could not be catched by motors, cars, helicopters or even submarines, because the Lotus Espirit was anfibia vehicle, which means that it could be transformed into a submarine and go under wather and help agent 007 escape.
1. Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger, 1964)
Finally, we come to the Aston Martin DB5. We can definitely say that this model is an icon of Bond series and that is rightfully the best James Bond's car. Presented as a defensive vehicle with visible systems for defense, it has the looks and the guns. The best known and most popular Bond's car looks beautiful and hypnotizes with its luxurious design. The car first appeared in the movie "Goldfinger" and later appeared in the movies "Thunderball," "GoldenEye," "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "Casino Royale".
For decades, the Corvette has been the best bang-for-the-buck performance vehicle—and the poster car for a midlife crisis. With this latest generation, Chevrolet hopes to shed the stigma of its owner stereotype, and the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 might just do the trick.
While the Corvette’s familiar wedge-shaped silhouette is still present in this latest iteration, the body panels are perfectly carved into something more akin to an exotic sports car than a typical domestic model. Just as important as its new and improved body are the car’s performance numbers: The 2015 Corvette Z06 comes off the production line with a zero-to-60-mph time of less than 3 seconds, and it will reach a quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.
To put these numbers into perspective, the $80,000 Z06 (priced as equipped with the company’s new 8-speed automatic transmission) can keep pace with cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 GT3, and McLaren 650S—all of which cost nearly twice (if not three times) as much. That is indeed an impressive feat for a car that boasts a traditional front-mounted 6.2-liter pushrod V-8 engine. This old-school engine, however, puts out some new and impressive numbers: 650 hp and 650 ft lbs of torque, to be exact. With performance on par with some of Europe’s top offerings, the new Z06 has the potential to redefine the American muscle car for the next generation of Corvette owners when it is released early next year. (chevrolet.com)
Its all about the unique Phatek Philippe's watch that was made for the greatest watch collector in the 20th century in the world, Hentry Graves Jr. This 1933. watch took 8 years to make and recently it was sold for 15 million £ (or 23.62 million $) at the Sotheby Geneva auction of the famous and important watches on the November 14th. This is the most expensive, most complex and most beautiful watch in the world, and is also known as the „Holy Grail“ of watches. However, it is far less known that this watch comes with a myth of its own, a legend of a curse that it brings to its owners, a curse that still lives to this day: as evident from the fact that the last known owner suddenly and inexplicably died only couple of hours prior to the auction.
A few hours before the unknown purchaser bought the watch, Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al Thani, former owner and one of the richest people in the world, died mysteriously at his home in London.
This 48-years-old member of the royal dynasty of Qatar, bought the watch 15 years ago for staggering 11 million $. From that point on, the watch has been a part of a priceless private collection.
Although his death was announced after the auction, until now nobody has been able to verify the exact cause of death. Moreover this watch has a story of its own, that’s been following it since the very beginning.
Specifically its first owner Henry Graves, a famous banker, commissioned the watch in complete secrecy from the renowned Patek Philippe in 1925. Graves wanted to get “the world’s most expensive watch”, that would feature two faces, as well as none less than 24 additional features and options. One face supposedly shows phases of the moon, while the second shows rise and set of the Sun in New York. Also the watch had alarm, stopwatch and a calendar.
Still, seven months after Graves received the watch, his best friend died. A couple of months later, his son George also died in a car accident, and to make matters even worse, Henry’s younger son also lost his life in the same exact manner.
Among other things, the 1930s were the years of Great Depression in the US, making Graves a character that was frowned upon by the public, that had a hard time understanding how this man could „waste“ so much money on a mere watch, while people were literally starving to death.
Graves soon started to suspect that the watch was simply bringing him bad luck. One day, while on a yacht with his daughter he said: „This thing has brought me only misery“ attempting to throw the watch into the sea, but his daughter Gwendolyn stopped him saying: „Don't throw it, maybe one day I might wish to have it“.
From that point on, the watch remained in Gwendolyn's possession, while her father later lost all interest in it. After the death of Graves, Gwendolyn officially inherited the watch, that was later donated to Reginald Fullerton who sold it to an Illinois industrialist for $200.000, which is roughly comparable to 1 million $ in today’s value.