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 »

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives


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Seqenenre Tao II, (also called Sekenenra Taa) at Cairo Museum, Egypt. The pharaoh of the 17th dynasty was killed on the field of battle. The image shows the marks from the axe blow and the two spear thrusts that brought about his death. Continue »

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings


House of Painters in Zalipie

Once upon a time, in a small Polish village called Zalipie, somebody painted a flower on their ceiling in order to cover up a soot mark caused by the stove. Ventilation was poor back then, and soot stains were a common sight in most if not all of the houses, and so other people started concealing the marks with their own little flowers until every house was covered in them. Continue »

Adult Swaddling Therapy Hits Tokyo


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Participants perform Otonamaki, which translates as “adult wrapping”, a new form of therapy where people are wrapped in large swaddling cloth to alleviate posture problems and stiffness, at a session in Asaka, Saitama prefecture, Japan. Continue »

Glass Beach: Where Nature Has Turned Pollution Into Beauty


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Waves on Russia’s Pacific shoreline crafted old bottles, porcelain and tiles into a sparkling tourist attraction. On a sunny day, the beach on Ussuri Bay – in Primorsky region – seems to be covered with lighted candles. In the past, it was used as a dump for truckloads of unwanted glass bottles and waste from a local porcelain factory, or so the story goes. But nature has correct man’s mistake, and stamped its own imprint. Continue »

Stunning Photos Of Afghan Hazara Girls Train In Shaolin Martial Arts For Competitions


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Afghan members of a wushu martial arts group led by trainer Sima Azimi, 20, pose for a photograph at the Shahrak Haji Nabi hilltop overlooking Kabul. Afghanistan’s first female wushu trainer, Sima Azimi, 20, is training 20 Afghan girls aged between 14 – 20 at a wushu club in Kabul, after learning the sport while living as a refugee in Iran. Continue »

For Honor – Vikings Gather For Up Helly Aa Festival In Shetland Islands


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Few have heard of it, let alone been. Our destination is Shetland in the far north of Scotland, where one of the most incredible festivals in Europe is held. On the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick goes more than a little mad. Up Helly Aa is a lot more than a sub-arctic bonfire and booze-up. It’s a superb spectacle, a celebration of Shetland’s history and a triumphant demonstration of the islanders’ skills and spirit. Fifty helmeted Vikings and a burning Norse galley. Unmissable! Continue »

Sky Burial – Tibetans Perform Celestial Burial Ceremony (NSFW)


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Sky burial or ritual dissection was once a common funerary practice in Tibet wherein a human corpse is cut in specific locations and placed on a mountaintop, exposing it to the elements or the mahabhuta and animals – especially to birds of prey. The location of the sky burial preparation and place of execution are understood in the Vajrayana traditions as charnel grounds. In Tibet the practice is known as jhator (Tibetan: བྱ་གཏོར་; Wylie: bya gtor), which literally means, “giving alms to the birds.” Continue »

Thousands Of People Are Living Inside A Luxurious Hole In The Australian Desert


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If living underground sounds like something you would enjoy, then Coober Pedy is the place for you. The underground town in the Australian desert has become home to 3,500 people who come from 45 different nationalities. People who live there seem to love it as the temperatures are maintained at 23-25 degrees C throughout the year. Continue »