Great Wall of China is the largest defense fortification and the greatest
building enterprise ever undertaken by man. About 1500 miles long, this unique
wall stretches from the Gulf of Cicily of the Yellow Sea along the northern
frontier of China to Kansu Province in the west. The width of this wall varies
from 15 to 40 feet at the base, and from 12 to 35 feet at the summit. Its
height ranges from 20 feet to 50 feet.
has been over three hundred years since Emperor of Delhi Shah Jahan built the
Taj Mahal as a tomb for his wife in Agra. Architecturally, it is still one of
the most beautiful buildings in the world. The building is made of fine white
marble with inlays of colored marble. It has eight sides and many open arches.
It rests on a platform of terrace of red sandstone. Four slender white towers
rise from the corners of the terrace. There is a large dome above the center of
the building. Around this large dome there are four smaller domes. Just inside
the outer walls, there is an open corridor from which visitors can look through
carved marble screens into a central room. The bodies of Shah Jahan and his
wife Mamtaj lie in two graves below this room.
Taj Mahal is surrounded by a beautiful garden and there is a long pool that
stretches out in front of the building. One can see the beauty of the Taj Mahal
in its reflection in the pool water. Visitors come to see this wonderful
building at different times of the day since it assumes a different look at
different times. Most people like it best on moonlit nights.
The Sangsad Bhaban (Parliament House) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka is a wonder of modern architecture and technology. It is one of the largest and most spectacular parliament buildings in the world. Originally designed by the famous American architect Louis I Kahn, this 155 feet high 9-storey building is surrounded by an artificial lake called the Crescent Lake. The main section is hidden behind a strong outer covering with circular and triangular openings.
Bangladesh is a land of beauty. Birds have added to its beauty more. We sleep at night and rise early in the morning hearing the sweet song of different birds. There are different types of birds in our country. They are different in color, size and habit. On their habit and activities they are also classified as teasing birds, tailor birds, singing birds, birds of prey, talking birds, domestic birds, migratory birds, nocturnal birds etc.
The value of time in our life and in this world knows no bound. Time has started its march from the very beginning of the creation of the world. This very ancient march has no end. But we have been sent to this world for a very short time. So, we have no alternative to make our life successful without the proper use of time.