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Photographer Places Mirrors Into Industrial and Natural Landscapes to Look Both Beyond and Behind

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For Guillaume Amat‘s “Open Fields” project he placed a mirrored stand in various landscapes, reflecting the opposing environment back within the image to create a double interpretation of the surrounding scene. These reflections contain dark figures against bright fields, homes in barren landscapes, bits of foliage contained within stretches of industry, and even a horse that pops into the frame. Continue reading »

The Most Colorful Places On Earth

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Forget dreary winter landscapes — these vibrant places around the world are guaranteed to brighten your day. Continue reading »

Amazing Places on Earth Most People will Never See


Hike the Haiku Stairs in Oahu, Hawaii — also known as “The Stairway to Heaven” — a steep trail with a wooden ladder spiked into the side of a cliff. Technically it’s not open for public use, but people still climb it, and rave about the views from the top.
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Most Beautiful Abandoned Places of the World


1. Mirny Mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. Continue reading »

2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, “Places”, Week 4

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014.


“When the Sun Comes up”. Photographer Lei Shuchen took this picture on March 5,2012 at the campus of Zhanjiang Normal college in Zhanjiang of Guangdong Province in China. The dormitory building was covered by quilts and clothes due to the sunshine after several day’s raining, the highest temperature had reached 27 ℃ that day. Photo location: Guangdong province, China. (Photo and caption by Lei Shuchen/National Geographic Photo Contest) Continue reading »

2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part 1: “Places”, Weeks 1-3

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014.


“Hikers, Skogar to Thorsmork trail, Iceland”. Every summer solstice, locals in Iceland hike the Skogar to Thorsmork trail. Taking nearly 8 hours to complete, you can approach Thorsmork right as the sun starts to “rise” again. A few fellow hikers up ahead navigate the steep terrain. Photo location: Thorsmork, Iceland. (Photo and caption by Amanda Rust/National Geographic Photo Contest) Continue reading »

Sydney Art & About: Art in Unusual Places

Sydney will be the scene of an amazing celebration of colour this spring, featuring a house that rains on the inside, ghosts of bohemian Sydney, eerie faces in the park, an urban jungle cube and free vintage bus rides. From 21 September to 21 October, the city’s streets, parks, squares and laneways will be inspired by Art & About Sydney 2012, with works from international and Australian artists, curators, major cultural institutions and the people of Sydney. Continue reading »

One of the Most Beautiful Places in America


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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a United States National Lakeshore located along the northwest coast of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan in Leelanau County and Benzie County. The park covers a 35-mile (60-km) stretch of Lake Michigan’s eastern coastline, as well as North and South Manitou Islands. This northern Michigan park was established primarily because of its outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena. The Lakeshore also contains many cultural features including the 1871 South Manitou Island Lighthouse, three former Life-Saving Service/Coast Guard Stations and an extensive rural historic farm district. Continue reading »

Abandoned Places




A great source to inspire of abandoned buildings, mansions, hotels, parks, restaurants.