Archive for 01/23/13
There's a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa by the name of Lotofaga. Located in that village is To Sua Ocean Trench, one of these rare heavens to exist on Earth. To Sua (or 'big hole') is an actual big hole converted into a swimming area.
The decor is pure and you'll find yourself surrounded with beautiful colorful gardens. A 30m ladder is installed giving you access to water. You'll then be able to relax and swim through the massive cave within To Sua Ocean Trench. There is a fee upon entrance ($6-$15) but this whole experience is priceless. Source
Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village, Finland. Glass igloos for watching Northern Lights in comfort Hotel Kakslauttanen is the home of the famous Igloo Village with the unique Glass and Snow Igloos and a World's Largest Snow Restaurant. In addition their guests can enjoy all the other Lappish winter activities including the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) visible generally from late August to late April. Surrounded by Lapland's exotic and stunning scenery, not only can guests sample the peace of sleeping in snow (the snow muffles sound, and provides a great night's sleep), their glass igloos are fantastic for lying on your bed at night, watching the Northern Lights in the warm. Source
The Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. The architect was José Martin de Aldehuela, who died in Málaga in 1802. The chief builder was Juan Antonio Díaz Machuca.
The bridge started being built in 1751 and took a total of 42 years to build and claimed the lives of 50 builders. There is a chamber beneath the central arch that was used for a variety of purposes, including as a prison. During the civil war (1936 to 1939), both sides allegedly used the prison as a torture chamber for captured opponents, killing some by throwing them from the windows to the rocks below at the bottom of the El Tajo gorge. One enters the chamber via a square building that was once the guard-house. It contains an exhibition describing the bridge's history and construction.The bridge is supposedly one of the most photographed structures in Spain
A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is sometimes called sakura in Japanese Most Japanese schools and public buildings have cherry blossom trees outside of them. Since the fiscal and school year both begin in April the first day of work or school coincides with the cherry blossom season.
A tall basalt stack appears to balance precariously above the water near Digby, Nova Scotia. A balancing rock, also called balanced rock or precarious boulder, is a naturally occurring geological formation featuring a large rock or boulder, sometimes of substantial size, resting on other rocks, bedrock or on glacial till. Some formations known by this name only appear to be balancing but are in fact firmly connected to a base rock by a pedestal or stem. There is no single scientific definition of the term
The Murinsel in Graz, Austria, known as "Floating Coffee Shop" , is actually not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river designed by architect Vito Hannibal Acconci. The Mur River, dividing the city of Graz in two, lost much of its mystique when the rafts carrying goods on the river ceased operating. Graz’s stint as “Cultural Capital of Europe 2003” was the impetus to make the river a central part of the city once again.
New York artist Vito Acconci designed an accessible artificial island to make the river accessible again. The project, constructed of 47m-long steel with curves and twisted shapes appearing like a half-opened shell, was a hit. Wave-like blue benches form an amphitheatre for events of all kinds. Under the water cooled domed glass roof, a café in blue and white offers the opportunity to enjoy floating on the Mur – a new feeling even for locals. The island even has navigation lights. But as it is shining in bright blue at night, the Mur Island cannot, and will not be overlooked anyway
Street painting, also commonly known as pavement art, street art, and sidewalk art, is the performance art of rendering original and non-original artistic designs on pavement such as streets, sidewalks, and town squares with impermanent and semi-permanent materials such as chalk, here are some famous 3D street arts