An esplanade or promenade is a long, level area next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk. The historical definition of esplanade was a large, level area outside fortress or city walls to provide clear fields of fire for the fortress's guns. In modern usage the space allows people to pave the area as a pedestrian walk. Esplanades became popular in Victorian times. A promenade abbreviated to' prom', was an area where people – couples and families – would go to walk for a while in order to'be seen' and be considered part of'society'. In the United States of America, esplanade has another meaning, being a median or berm dividing a roadway or boulevard. Sometimes they are just strips of grass; some roadway esplanades may be used as parks with benches. Esplanade and promenade are sometimes used interchangeably; the derivation of "promenade" indicates a place intended for walking, though many modern promenades and esplanades allow bicycles and other nonmotorized transport. Some esplanades include large boulevards or avenues where cars are permitted.

A similar term with the same meaning in the eastern coastal region of Spain is rambla, but it is more referred to as paseo marítimo, paseo or explanada in the rest of the Hispanic world. Esplanade known as the Central Business District in Kolkata Kamarajar Salai, Chennai in Chennai, India Marine Drive, Kochi in Kochi, India Marine Drive in Mumbai Bandstand Promenade in Mumbai Promenade Beach in Pondicherry Esplanade One Bhubaneswar, One of the Biggest Shopping Mall in India located at Rasulgad Bhubaneswar Esplanade, George Town, Penang Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang Karpal Singh Drive, George Town, Penang Baywalk, Manila Dipolog Boulevard, Dipolog City Rizal Boulevard Promenade, Dumaguete City Iloilo River Esplanade, Iloilo City Bai Walk, Cotabato City Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City Tsim Sha Tsui East, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong Tel Aviv Promenade, Tel Aviv, Israel Corniche Beirut, Lebanon The Esplanade, Singapore Galle Face Green, Sri Lanka Breakwater Corniche or Al-Kasr in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Doha Corniche, Qatar The Camelback Esplanade, Arizona The Charles River Esplanade, Massachusetts The Esplanade, Redondo Beach, California The Esplanade, Rio del Mar, California Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Eastbank Esplanade, Oregon Calçadão de Copacabana and Calçadão de Ipanema Malecón, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Malecón, Cuba Rambla de Montevideo, Uruguay Terrasse Dufferin, Quebec City, Canada Esplanade, England Esplanade, England Esplanade, Scotland Esplanaden, Denmark La Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France Usedom Beach Promenade, Western Pomerania, Germany Riga, Latvia Świnoujście, by the Baltic Sea, Poland Trzebież, by the Szczecin Lagoon, Poland The Esplanade, in Weymouth, England The Promenade, at Portobello, in Edinburgh, Scotland Motherwell Promenade, at Motherwell Waterfront, Motherwell, in Motherwell, Scotland Esplanadi, in Helsinki, Finland Valletta Waterfront, in Floriana, Malta Esplanade, Corfu town, Greece Salthill Promenade, in Galway, Ireland St. Clair Esplanade in Dunedin, New Zealand Marine Parade, in Napier, New Zealand The Golden Mile, South Africa Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa Esplanade of the European Parliament, in Brussels, Belgium Ministries Esplanade, in Brasília, Brazil Thames Embankment, in London, England Brühl's Terrace, Germany The Danube Promenade in Budapest, Hungary Esplanade, in Calcutta, India Iloilo River Esplanade in Iloilo City, Philippines Błonia, Kraków, Poland L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.

C. United States Charles River Reservation, in Boston, United States The Eastbank Esplanade, in Portland, United States Boardwalk Foreshoreway Malecón Oceanway Processional walkway Similar areas inland: Boulevard, mall


Desierto is a 2015 Mexican-French thriller film co-written and directed by Jonás Cuarón. It was produced by Cuarón together with his father Alfonso and his uncle Carlos, distributed by STXfilms; the film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics for Special Presentations, was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. A group of Mexican migrant workers seek a better life by crossing the US border illegally. Moises is a member of the migrants and follows as the group splits in two while trying to pass the border. Sam is a merciless, rifle-toting vigilante who, with his faithful but vicious Malinois dog, hunts for rabbits near the border and notices the group trespassing. Unable to follow the last two, Sam decides to continue his hunt the next day and leaves with Tracker.

Adela and Moises find a spot to rest, with Adela confessing to Moises that her companion, one Sam's victims, was sent by her parents to protect her and though he molested her during their journey, he didn't deserve to die that way. Moises confesses to Adela that he had been to the USA and that he has a family waiting for him in Oakland, showing a talking teddy bear which his son gave to him before being deported, that Moises promised him he would bring it back. Meanwhile, Sam rests by a campfire with Tracker, describing to his loyal dog how he used to love the desert but now the heat is playing with his mind and he wants to escape from it; the next morning Adela and Moises steal Sam's truck, using the teddy bear to distract Sam and Tracker. The duo manage to start the truck and seem to have escaped when Sam shoots Adela in the shoulder, causing Moises to crash the truck, they continue on foot, followed by Tracker. Moises stops to take care of Adela's wound tells her he has to leave her and takes Sam's jacket and flare gun with him.

Moises uses a round of the flare gun to distract Sam from Adela. After a long time chasing Moises as they are climbing on a rock structure, Sam is dehydrated and tired. Both try to reach the rifle, but Moises takes it and menaces Sam with the rifle for murdering so many people and trying to kill Moises and Adela as Sam begs for his life, for forgiveness, for water. Instead, Moises leaves with the rifle, telling Sam that the desert will kill him and leaves Sam to die despite his pleas for Moises to come back. Moises returns for Adela. Gael García Bernal as Moises Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Sam Alondra Hidalgo as Adela Diego Cataño as Mechas Marco Pérez as Lobo Oscar Flores as Ramiro David Lorenzo as Ulises Butch McCain as Radio Talker Lew Temple as a Border Patrol officer The film was first released at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015. In December 2015, STX Entertainment announced that it would release the film in North American theaters the following March; the film was released in France and Mexico in April 2016 and had grossed $2.8 million as of 15 May 2016.

The North American release was delayed until 14 October 2016. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 60%, based on 66 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10. The site's consensus reads "Desierto's thought-provoking themes and refreshing perspective are offset by a predictable plot and thinly written characters." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 51 out of 100, based on 24 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Dave Robinson of outlet Crash Landed reviewed the home entertainment release of Desierto awarding it 3 stars, taking note of its technical acumen in providing a thriller, but its "ill-defined script accomplishing nothing beyond passive entertainment" and of special note its complete lack of special features. List of submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Mexican submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Official website Desierto on IMDb Desierto at Box Office Mojo Desierto at Rotten Tomatoes Desierto at Metacritic

U.S. Route 61 in Minnesota

U. S. Highway 61 is a U. S. Highway in southeast and east-central Minnesota, which runs from the River Bridge over the Mississippi River at La Crescent and continues north to its northern terminus at its junction with Interstate 35 at the city of Wyoming. US 61 in Minnesota is 165 miles in length; the highway connects the cities of La Crescent, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, Cottage Grove, Saint Paul, Forest Lake, Wyoming. US 61 enters the state of Minnesota at the city of La Crescent on the River Bridge over the Mississippi River between the cities of La Crosse and La Crescent. US 61 runs concurrently with State Highway 16 as it enters the state; the four-lane divided highway continues north through La Crescent. US 61 follows the Mississippi River through southeast Minnesota. US 61 is a two-lane roadway between Red Wing. US 61 crosses the Mississippi River at Hastings over the new Hastings Bridge and joins US 10 at Cottage Grove. US 61 and US 10 run concurrently as the city of Saint Paul. Within the city of Saint Paul, US 61 follows I-94 for a short distance, follows Mounds Boulevard, East 7th Street, Arcade Street through the east side of St. Paul.

US 61 proceeds north to Maplewood, where it becomes a four-lane highway named Maplewood Drive to White Bear Lake. Between I-694 and the central business district of White Bear Lake, the road serves one of the Twin Cities region's major car dealership areas. After leaving White Bear Lake, US 61 is a two-lane roadway again to Forest Lake and to its northern terminus at the city of Wyoming. US 61 parallels I-35E and I-35 from Saint Paul to Wyoming. 120 miles of US 61 from La Crescent to Cottage Grove in southeast Minnesota is designated the Disabled American Veterans Highway. The Minnesota section of US 61 is defined as unmarked legislative routes 3, 104, 102 and 1 in the Minnesota Statutes. US 61 is not marked with these legislative numbers along the actual highway. US 61 in Minnesota is an original U. S. Highway, established on November 26, 1926, it extended north to the Canadian border at Grand Portage, but it was cut back to its present terminus in 1991. The portion between Duluth and Grand Portage is now MN 61.

Segments of the old alignment that parallel MN 61 and I-35 have been designated County Road 61. In 1929, the only unpaved portions were from Hastings from Winona to the state line, it was paved by 1940. The expressway sections south of Wabasha were built in the 1970s; the four lane divided highway section between Red Wing and MN 316 near Miesville was completed in 1997. The freeway section of US 61 between Cottage Grove and I-494 at Newport was completed in 2007; the US 61 Hastings High Bridge received considerable attention from increased bridge inspections in 2008 following the August 1, 2007, I-35W Bridge collapse in nearby Minneapolis. The Hastings High Bridge, a steel arch structure built in 1951, is structurally deficient and shows considerable deterioration, it is a notorious traffic bottleneck because it has only one lane each way and dumps southbound US 61 traffic into downtown Hastings. Starting in October 2010, the Hastings bridge will be replaced, with the projected completion in 2013.

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