Thomas Edison an American inventor was born in 1847, in state Ohio and died in 1931, in state New-Jersey. He developed many useful devices, such as electric lighting and he also invented some other important things for society. His first power station was on Manhattan Island, in New York. He was the first man who invented a light bulp model in 1879. He also succeeded in making telegraph. His brilliant knowledge greatly influenced people's life and made it more comfortable and easier.
spears, is unreal. the tourists murmur, pass on. turbans, fountains. images out of the arabian nights. our hotel is in the new part of istanbul, near the hilton, overlooking the bosphorus, across which there is a newly built bridge. standing on the balcony you can look from europe to asia. there are few places in the world where, poised on one continent, you can gaze over a strip of water at another. we had
wanted something more exotic. no more alpine chalets and villas in spain. we need yet another holiday, but a different holiday. we thought of the east. we imagined a landscape of minarets and domes out of the arabian nights. however, i pointed out the political uncertainties of the middle east to my wife. she is sensitive to such things. in london bombs go off in the hilton and restaurants in mayfair.
"well, turkey then — istanbul," she said — we had the brochures open on the table, with their photographs of the blue mosque — "that's not the middle east. istanbul is in europe."