Photographer Captures Stunning Overhead Shots Of An Island In Finland During All Four Seasons

Nature photographer Jani Ylinampa who lives in the city of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland has captured absolutely gorgeous overhead photos of the tiny Kotisaari Island during a clear day in summer, autumn, winter and spring. Per the city’s tourism website, the island sits in the middle of Rovaniemi and is only accessible by appointment and by boat. Continue reading »

An Incredible Design Of Space Age German Lifeguard Station

Until German reunification Ulrich Müther, who was born in 1934 on the island of Rügen up in the Baltic Sea, went about his business behind the “Iron Curtain”, which is why his designs went largely unnoticed for a long time. That his artistic endeavors nonetheless took their cue from edifices far beyond the East German horizon is evidenced by their strong echoes of the oeuvre of Mexican architect Félix Candela Outeriño, who pioneered the use of reinforced concrete shell structures. In the course of his career, Müther designed more than 50 such structures, which earned him the title of “mastermind of building shells”. However, his remote location on the edge of East Germany also granted him some free scope from the socialist state system. Continue reading »

Welcome To Creepy Island Of Broken Dolls On Teshuilo Lake In Mexico

Canals in the waters of Lake Xochimilco were initially created along with that of a kind of artificial agricultural plots called chinampas. Chinampas were invented by the pre-Hispanic peoples of the region around 1,000 year ago as a way to increase agricultural production. On the shallow waters of the lakes, rafts were constructed of juniper branches. Onto these rafts floating on the water, lakebed mud and soil were heaped and crops planted. Continue reading »

Photographer Luc Kordas Captures The Iconic Coney Island During The Most Vibrant Time

According to the photographer Luc Kordas: “Coney Island is an iconic spot in New York City photographed by countless famous photographers through the years. The neighborhood is located in the southern tip of Brooklyn, its biggest magnet is the ocean, the beach, and the boardwalk. If you live in New York City but crave that beach life in the summer, that’s your best bet. Apart from the beach and the sea, the area offers a big amusement park including a couple of roller-coasters. The reason it’s so interesting to photographers is that it attracts New Yorkers of all ages and ethnicities making for a stunning mix of people in their beach outfits. Continue reading »

This Small Artificial Island Is Thought Of As An Oasis Of Relaxation

Located in the port of Copenhagen, this small artificial island offers a true oasis of relaxation. Created by designers Blecher and Fokstrot and soberly entitled Ø1, this 25m² platform was built entirely of wood, using traditional techniques used for boat building. Continue reading »

Rare Photographs Of The Beatles On Holiday On Tenerife Island Before They Became World Famous

In April 1963, just a few weeks before Beatlemania, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr took a holiday in Tenerife, Spain. It was the last time they would spend such carefree days without being recognised. They lazed around San Telmo Lido and got themselves a sun tan while John Lennon and manager Brian Epstein choose to holiday in fashionable Torremolinos. Continue reading »

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 reading »

Children On North Sea Island Delighted By Flood Of Plastic Eggs

Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog. A flood of plastic eggs containing tiny toys has been swept ashore after a fierce storm, to the delight of the island’s youngest residents. Continue reading »

Color Portraits Of Immigrants At Ellis Island

Many of the 12 million people who entered the US through New York’s Ellis Island wore traditional dress from their homelands. The early 1900s images by chief registry clerk Augustus Francis Sherman have been brought to life by colorists at Dynamichrome. The photos will form part of a book called The Paper Time Machine, by Wolfgang Wilding and Jordan Lloyd, which is currently being crowdsourced.

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An Italian woman circa 1910 wearing a traditional homespun dress and shawl. (Photo by Augustus Francis Sherman/New York Public Library/The Guardian) Continue reading »

This Gorgeous Place Might As Well Be Called Pirate Island

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Ile Sainte Marie or Nosy Burakh is a small island off the coast of Madagascar and it’s covered in greenery and sandy beaches. Long ago the island was a refuge for pirates, and it’s now home to a pirate graveyard. Continue reading »

Australian Ballet Perform At Qualia Hamilton Island

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Photo © by James Morgan / Hamilton Island / Getty Images

Australian ballet dancers rehearse their moves on Whitehaven Beach on June 11, 2010 on Hamilton Island, Australia. Principal artists Lucinda Dunn, Robert Curran and Rachel Rawlins and Senior Artist Andrew Killian perform pieces from breathtaking ballets such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake during a weekend titled “Pas de Deux” in Paradise. Continue reading »

Artists Built A Colorful, Unique Island That They Call Home

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After realizing there is no way to afford real estate, artists Catherine King and Wayne Adams decided to build an island, and named it ‘Freedom Cove’—it is located off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, and is about a 45-minutes boat ride to the nearest town. Weighing around 500-tons, the 12 tethered sections of this floating home include “four greenhouses, living quarters, a kitchen, workshop, art gallery, a lighthouse and even a dance floor.” Continue reading »

Book A Stay On Your Own Robinson Crusoe Island

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Its name is Bird Island, perhaps because it is so small that it can be a decent home to birds only or perhaps because it was first noticed by a bird. We can not tell, but the Bird Island near Placencia, Belize is now available for a holiday booking via Airbnb for 350$ per night. Continue reading »

Contadora Island Resort In Panama Became An Abandoned And Forgotten Place

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Contadora Island is a Panamanian island on the Pearl Islands archipelago (in the Gulf of Panama). A lavish resort was built there in the 60s, but it has been abandoned since and almost completely forgotten. But this resort is not the only one which went out of business , many other hotels and resorts on the archipelago had the same fate. Some people believe that there is some kind of mysterious curse over Panama’s Pearl islands. Continue reading »

How an Island Full of Landmines Led to a Thriving Penguin Population

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In the south-eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean is a small archipelago known as the Falkland Islands. Now there are more than 1 million penguins, but a few decades ago, these birds here were on the verge of extinction. Below you will find a story that tells how because the actions of human penguins had almost died, and then due to unintentional help people multiplied their number. Continue reading »