Dickens World, The Defunct Theme Park Dedicated To Live Action Re-Enactments Of Charles Dickens Novels

They theme park had life-sized replicas of the streets where Oliver Twist and Company picked pockets, poorhouses and the ghost chamber where you get haunted by the ghosts of the Marley Brothers from the classic A Christmas Carol. The website is still live even though it closed in 2016. Continue »

Yes, This Is The Real-Life Waterworld Project


Tod Seelie

In 2009, Brooklyn street artist Swoon and two dozen or so friends crashed the Venice Biennale contemporary art show in hulking rafts made from New York City garbage. Called the Swimming Cities of Serenissima, the boats looked like something out of the 1990s post-apocalyptic movies “Tank Girl” and “Waterworld” sprinkled with a bit of swamp water. (Swoon said some of the inspiration came from her childhood in Florida.) Continue »

Abushe, An African Child With Plastic Eyes


Eric Lafforgue

Abushe lives in southern Ethiopia. No one would pay any attention to him, but if you catch a glimpse of his eyes, their incredible magnetic colour will stop you in your tracks. Abushe suffers from the Waardenburg syndrome. One of the characteristics of this syndrome is an abnormal spacing between the eyes but mainly a special pigmentation of the irises. This phenomenon is rare. Its effects are obviously striking on a child with black skin like the little Ethiopian. Continue »

Banksy’s Art In Hotel With World’s “Worst View”

The owner of a guest house packed with the elusive artist Banksy’s work has opened the doors of his West Bank establishments to media, showcasing its unique “worst view in the world”. The hotel, several of whose rooms look onto an Israeli security watchtower, is awash in the trademark satirical work of the mysterious artist. The highlight is room number three, known as “Banksy’s Room”, where guests sleep in a king-size bed underneath Banksy’s artwork showing a Palestinian and an Israeli in a pillow fight.


Dusan Vranic/AP Photo

The hotel also features a presidential suite and a museum with the artist’s politically-charged work. It has the markings of a gentleman’s club from the English colonial period. The entrance to one small niche accommodates a life-size figure of Arthur James Balfour signing his 1917 letter that came to be known as the Balfour declaration, and was the basis for the international push for the creation of Israel. The cheapest rooms were available from $30 a night. The nine-room hotel named “The Walled Off Hotel” will officially open on March 11. Continue »

Outside Van Valhalla 4×4 Camper

Travel off the grid and into the wilderness in style with a reliable custom-made all-in-one camper van from Outside Van. Each van is based off the powerful Mercedes Sprinter, hosting the ability to house multiple individuals on a cross-country excursion through America’s winding rural roads. Continue »

Incredible Photos Of The Record Breaking Snowfall Night In Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic photographer Gunnar Freyr woke up to the sound of a tree breaking in his garden and saw the heavy snowfall coming down. He grabbed his camera and ventured into the city centre to capture these fantastic photos of a magical night. Snow depth was measured at 51 cm at 9 am this morning in the capital which breaks the record of 48 cm in February in 1952. Only once has this been exceeded, in January of 1937 when snow was 55 cm.

The photographs were taken in Reykjavik between 3 and 5 am. Continue »

The White Frontier: Female Photographer Captures Beautiful Images Of Canada’s Most Remote Regions In The 1900s

Geraldine Moodie overcame harsh conditions to become western Canada’s first professional female photographer, capturing beautiful images in the country’s most remote regions. An exhibition, “North of Ordinary: The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie”, is at Glenbow, Calgary, 18 February – 10 September.

Inuit women and children at summer camp, Fullerton Harbour, Nunavut, August 1906:

Geraldine Moodie/The Guardian

Moodie was born in 1854 in Toronto, and after a move to England she met and married John Douglas Moodie in 1878, and had six children. Continue »

A 1960s Bedford Panorama Bus Lovingly Converted Into A Traveling Home

A lovingly converted Bedford Panorama available to hire.

The bus has a beautiful wooden floor, painted pine boarding and a well thought-out dining/kitchen area with hand-built units, oak worktops, a gas cooker and a fridge. At the back is a cosy double bed and a wood-burning stove placed on an old flagstone. An L-shaped sofa seat folds into a further double bed. Solar panels on the roof power the lights and a socket to charge phones, laptops etc. Continue »

Beautiful Photos Of Cuba In 1954 That Looks Like A Country Of Freedom

Legendary German photographer Heinrich Heidersberger worked on a cruise ship, the MS Atlantic, in 1954. He took thousands of pictures of Americans sailing from New York to Havana — something Americans haven’t been allowed to do for almost 50 years. Continue »

California’s Failed Utopia

Photographer Chang Kim’s series is about the failed suburban development plan in California City, CA in U.S. that promised “Utopia” but only left bizarre remnants of the fanatic movements that swept the region in 1960s. Continue »

Nomadic Photographer Lives, Works & Travels Solo In Her Trusty Teardrop Trailer

For American freelance photographer Mandy Lea, change came in the guise of a teardrop trailer that she calls her home — a mobile place of belonging that she feels connected to as she travels the country, snapping incredible images of nature. For the last two years, she’s been a full-time solo “teardropper”, visiting some of the most majestic spots one could imagine. Continue »

Let #GandalftheGuide Show You The Beauty Of New Zealand In This Photo Series

New Zealand has become inextricably linked to Tolkien’s story due to the fact that the film adaptations were shot there. An untold number of people have visited the country just so they could stand in the closest place we have to Middle Earth. Continue »

This Adventurous Couple Who Are Paid To Explore The World Will Give You A Serious Case Of Wanderlust

‘The Best Job in the World’ author, Ben Southall from Petersfield, Hampshire and his stunning Australian wife, Sophee are the definition of couple goals.

Sophee in Morocco:

The loved up pair with a taste for the extreme, launched, The Best Life in the World, last year with an incredible 34,000 mile journey from Singapore to London – in a mustard Land Rover. Since Ben got hitched to aspiring globetrotter, Sophee Smiles five years ago they have not stayed still, becoming one of the most enviable couples on the internet. Continue »

The Island In A Lake On An Island In A Lake On An Island

Lake Taal on the island of Luzon, in the northern end of the Philippines archipelago, holds a special distinction. It’s one of only two lakes in the world, as of now, to have a third order island within it —the lake itself being part of the order. In other words, Lake Taal, which is located within the island of Luzon, has an island (Volcano Island) that has a lake (Crater Lake) that contains its own small island called Vulcan Point. Continue »

The Story Of David Glasheen, A Real Life Robinson Crusoe


David Glasheen and Quasi © Brian Cassey

David Glasheen is a 70-year-old former businessman from Sydney’s North Shore who traded in his suit for a loincloth after losing most of his money in the stock market crash of 1987. He first visited Restoration Island in 1993, he acquired an interest in the island with his remaining money in 1994, and moved there permanently in 1997 with his girlfriend. But with no hot water, a bath or the mod cons she found it tough and left to return to the city. Since then he has upgraded accommodation on the island, and has lived there happily with his dog Quasi. Continue »