Mar 16

Croatia, the picture of beauty

Croatia is a masterpiece made by perfect artist, nature itself.  There are many places of untouched nature, calm and beauty, ranging from lush islands and is let’s to pearls of architecture in small Croatian towns, to the steep and rough, but magnificent mountains, picturesque hills and the cornfields of Slavonia.

Richness of the landscape, its vegetation, relief and geological formations, the various types of flora and fauna and the unique historical and cultural monuments are all found in this relatively small space, as the nature had its inspiration right here, creating such an abundance of natural beauty.

Croatian history is mostly creative.  Even when Croatians were being expelled from their homes.  They were at the same time building, painting, writing, printing and dreaming about their freedom.

croatia

croatia

According to the Constitution, the Republic of Croatia is unique, on separable, democratic and social state, where the government functions through delegation of people and belongs to the people as a union of free and legally equal citizens.  Most of Croatia has a mild continental climate, with an average temperature of 0° in January to 22° since July, especially in the flat areas.  Croatia is also very rich in species which are now rare in Europe such as bears, wolves, rix, Eagles and the almost extinct white headed vulture.  Forests other natural wealth of Croatia, spreading over 20,000 km², which is about 36.5% of the total area of Croatia.

The remains of the Roman theatres in Pula reveal a rich theatre life in ancient times is Zagreb where besides the Croatian National Theatre with its three departments of drama, opera and ballet.  The Croats also give the sport, sport, culture and fair play.  There is no country in the world, with such a comparatively small number of inhabitants and so many top sportsmen and women in different sporting disciplines such as basketball, handball, water polo, swimming, tennis, table tennis, boxing, football, rowing, etc.

The cultural and historical heritage of the Croatian people as many exhibited in numerous museums, libraries, archives and other cultural and scientific institutions.  The diversity in the beauty of the landscape, its environment, customs and way of life of the people inhabited in Croatia are reflected in the colourful national costumes of Croatia.  The picturesque Croatian folkloric costumes can according to their characteristics be divided into three different areas.  An interesting fact is, that a tie, which is worn all over the world as a man’s apparel, developed from the scarf of the Croatian soldier that they used to wear.  Its name cravate derived from the French word associated with the members of the Croatian cavalry who were in the service of King Louis X IV.

Croatia has always been an international crossroad.  Air traffic is one of the prerequisites for the development of a modern tourist trade in Croatia.  The Croatian national air company Croatia airlines links Croatia with the rest of Europe, whilst aircrafts of renowned world airline companies land at Croatian international airports in Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik. Foreign visitors did not normally require visas to enter Croatia. Citizens of the U.S., the U.K., EU countries, Australia and New Zealand did not (and do not) need visas to visit Croatia.  Other countries may require a Visa and we recommend that you check with your country’s government websites or contact Croatian Embassy in your country.  To apply for a Croatian Visa, you will need to fill out all the appropriate paperwork and provide to passport photos with your signature and to date on the back of them.

Mar 13

Wind Power

Solar radiation hits the surface of the planet Earth.  In turn, the surface heats the air above it.  Air that is heated rises in the atmosphere.  It also picks up moisture, which rises with the warm air.  As earth spins, air movements generate a complex system of wins.  In essence, wins hold solar energy, which we can capture with windmills.

When this energy is harnessed by windmills, it can be converted into electrical energy which can flow to homes and businesses in the nearby area.  This electricity is a form of clean, renewable electricity that can be used to power electrical devices, charge phones, cook food, heat water and light up rooms.  Ballarat electricians are qualified to work with this electricity to safely power your computers, fridges, TVs and light up your house.

 

The idea of using wind power to generate electricity has been around since 19th century, but until the 1980s it was too costly.  By 2010 wind turbines were being installed in Europe and the United States at a furious pace.  Denmark supplies about 20% of its electricity needs from wind.  Germany produce the most electricity from wind, the United States produces the second most.  Wind power is growing at almost 30% per year.  New materials and technology have lower the cost of collecting wind energy, while other more traditional forms of energy costs have increased.

windmill

windmill

Wind turbines turn when they are bumped by fast moving molecules of air.  As each molecule hits the blade of a wind turbines, it gives the blade some of its energy.  The turbine blades speeds up in the air molecule slows down.  The fast the wind blows, the faster it can spin the turbine blades.  What’s really impressive is that if the wind speed doubles from 10 to 20 km/h, the potential power it can deliver to the turbine doesn’t just double it increases eightfold.  Part of the challenge with wind power is finding areas that have consistently strong winds.  If the wind is in blowing the windmills don’t turn and they don’t produce energy.

Wind power is a form of renewable energy.  It is energy that comes from sources that are naturally replenished in short periods of time.  Wind energy production is growing rapidly throughout the world and especially in the United States, stop wind is ultimately a form of solar energy as mentioned above, stop the air moves in patterns that control climate and weather.  Wind turbines can be used to capture wind energy and converted into electrical energy nearly as cheaply as energy is made by burning coal.