Visitors to Norway’s Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Continue reading »
There are places in this world which are so incredible that all you can do is stare open-mouthed. Here are places which are nothing short of breathtaking. We’re determined to visit them all one day. Quite simply, fantastic!
Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece
According to Greek mythology, this cave was inhabited by nymphs, who tempted passing sailors towards them with their incredible beauty. But nowadays, there’s no need to force anyone to go there. Most visitors are more than willing to catch a glimpse of the astonishing blue water with their own eyes. Continue reading »
Photo © Denis Budkov
These photos were taken near Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka krai, in 2012. Last winter was not snowy, and the summer was hot. Therefore huge snow piles that never melt reduced in size greatly. As a result, a passage in the snow was opened leading to the cave underneath. Continue reading »
China’s tulip farms are a must-see tourist attraction in the warmer months. The farmers have fun with the flowers, creating intricate designs like swirls, zig-zags and even a ying and yang symbol. The beautiful colors are spectacular from the ground, but look even more magnificent from above. Continue reading »
The world’s largest public sauna has opened on a small island in the Arctic Circle and there’s room for you and about 100 of your closest mates. Continue reading »
This series of pictures shot by satellite, show the man-made world as astronauts see it. Artist Benjamin Grant uses Google Earth to find the most compelling satellite images of human civilization. The stunning pictures of sprawling metropolises and vast reservoirs are sometimes unidentifiable until zoomed in. In order to find an extraordinary picture in the practically endless supply of satellite data, Benjamin focuses on the themes of current events or environmental issues. Here: Mount Whale Back Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara, Austrailia. Continue reading »
Ken Hong Leung has been acclaimed since 1952 for his brilliant artistic style. A master of oil on canvas, he achieves a haunting quality in his works that absorbs the viewer’s emotions like an irresistible melody. His brush, like a wand, seems to weave a sense of enchantment. In his landscapes and waterside villages, visions of Shangri-La come to mind, superbly mixed with subtle orchestrations of peacefulness and drama.
Technique is both a creative and expressive force in the art of H. Leung. Distinctively semi-abstract, his images allow the viewer’s eye to supply what is merely suggested. This very involving result adds power not only to the impact of his designs, it increases the joy that owning his works provides. Continue reading »
The April 2012 edition of National Geographic magazine features the first ever complete views of the wreck of the Titanic, made from thousands of high-resolution images, in its current state on the seafloor
Ethereal views of Titanic’s bow (modelled) offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before. (Modeling by Stefan Fichtel / © 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) Continue reading »