This Japanese Train Station Only Exists So That People Can Admire The Scenery

One of the most unusual stations in the whole country is now open and ready for business. Over the years, Japanese rail operators have been delighting passengers with incredible ideas designed to provide them with the ultimate train experience. Continue reading »

Zombie Boy Launches “Platform 15” At Thorpe Park’s New Halloween Attraction In London

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Zombie Boy, who holds a Guinness World Record for most bones inked on a human body, gave Londoners a fright this morning as he was spotted at commuter hotspots across the capital to promote Thorpe Park’s new Halloween attraction in London. Continue reading »

Elegantly Carved Wooden Platform Shoes

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Etsy seller LanVy Nguyen of New York City used to work in corporate finance. Now, she is “a designer of things beautiful.” And they certainly are! She designs wooden wedge shoes that are so beautiful that they look like they belong in museums instead of closets. They’re custom made by craftsmen in Vietnam, who take 18 days to make each pair. Continue reading »

Don’t Look Down At This Glass Sightseeing Platform In China

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Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

Standing, lying and looking far down below, tourists are flocking to a new glass-bottom sightseeing platform on the highest peak of China’s Shilin Gorge on the outskirts of Beijing. Billed by its makers as the largest glass sightseeing platform in the world, it consists of a walkway and a circular viewing platform. It has an area of 415 square metres and hangs some 400 metres up from the foot of the cliff. Titanium alloys reinforce the framework of the structure, which extends 32.8 metres out to look onto the lush forest gorge below. Those venturing out to take selfies put on cloth coverings on their shoes. Continue reading »

Forget Harry Potter And Platform 9¾ – This Train Station In Japan Only Has One Passenger

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The Kami-Shirataki train station is located in Japan’s north island of Hokkaido, three years ago due to its remote location and ending of freight trains, the Japan Railway decided to close it down. Continue reading »

Vocklabruck Platform in the Middle of a Lake

There’s a wonderfully picturesque spot in Vöcklabruck, Austria where visitors are able to sit in the middle of a pond without getting wet. The scenic landscape includes a path leading down to a hollowed out circular area where people can take a seat and relax amongst nature. It’s a surreal journey along the gradual ramp to the observational platform as the water level gains height either side. Once in the resting area, depending on perspective, visitors seem like they’re wading in the lake without a drop of water on them. Continue reading »