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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Zhōuzhuāng (周庄)is a town in Jiangsu province (江苏省), China(中国). It is located within Kunshan (昆山)county-level city, 30 km southeast of Suzhou(苏州).

Zhouzhuang is a popular tourist destination. It is one of the most famous water townships in China, noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. It has been called the "Venice of the East"(东方威尼斯).

Certain sequences in Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible III were filmed in this place. In the movie, he was seen running fast through one of the town's narrow alleys and shouting at the pedestrians "让开!让开!".

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Conference Center

The Conference Center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the premier meeting hall for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church, popularly known as the "Mormon Church"). Completed in spring 2000 in time for the church's April 2000 general conference, the 21,000 seat Conference Center replaced the traditional use of the nearby Salt Lake Tabernacle, built in 1868, for semiannual LDS Church general conferences and major church gatherings, devotionals, and other events.

The 1.4 million square foot (130,000 m2) Conference Center seats 21,200 people in its main auditorium. This includes the rostrum behind the pulpit facing the audience, which provides seating at general conference for 158 general authorities and general officers of the church and the 360-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The auditorium is large enough to hold two Boeing 747s inside. All seats in the audience have an unobstructed view of the pulpit because the balcony is held up by radial trusses. This construction method allows the balcony to sink a full 6 inches under full capacity. Behind the podium is a 7,667-pipe and 130-rank pipe organ. Underground is a parking garage that can hold 1400 cars. A modernist, three-story chandelier hangs in a skylight in the interior of the building.