Most photogenic and breathtaking places in the world
. Unfolding along the meandering River Seine, Parisis home to more iconic eye candythe Eiffel Tower (pictured), Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the list goes onthan any other city on earth. Beyond these bigticket items are myriad palaces, squares, museums, bridges, gardens and churches, among other lenspleasers, not to mention the French capitals fashionably attired and alluringly accented population.
Lake Louise Alberta Canada
. Its difficult to conceive of a more picturesque alpine scene: Take 800 square metres of emeraldgreen, canoefriendly lake, wrap it in dramatic Rocky Mountain peaks (pictured), and add a glittering glacier at one end. When the waters freeze in winter,Lake Louiseis arguably even more scenic, with skaterscrisscrossing the ice, festive fairy lights adorning the hotel and avalanches rumbling down the surrounding slopes.
Rio de Janeiro
. You rarely have to ask cariocas to say cheese! when snapping a photo. Residents of Brazils largest city already have plenty of reasons to smile: Lush, hilly surroundings that culminate in the iconic Sugerloaf and Corcovado mountains; Ipanema Beach and the Copacabana Promenade, where buff bodies squeeze into the skimpiest of swimwear; the annual Carnival celebrations in February or March; and the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, where a Brazil victory would turn smiles into ecstasy.
. If everything looks better through rosecoloured glasses, then rosecoloured light should produce better photos. It certainly does in this World Heritage Site, which is revered by photographers for its striking sandstone facades (pictured) framed by narrow stone passageways, as well as for theinimitable desert light that givesPetra its nickname: The Rose City.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Australia
. TheGreat Barrier Reefis the worlds largestcoral reefsystemand by far the biggest structure made by living organismswith more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching 2,600pluskilometres. TheMarine Park, meanwhile, protects thousands of species of whales, dolphins, turtles, fish, coral and more. All of this draws waterproof cameratoting divers from around the world.
. You know the camera adores a place when it steals the spotlight from Angelina Jolie. But theres much more to the worlds largest religious structure than its fame as a filming location for 2001sLara Croft: Tomb Raider. For centuries after Angkors abandonment in the 1400s, the gargantuan complex of walls, terraces, residences and temples lay cloaked in jungle. As it turns out, this slow decay has enhanced the site for photographers (and moviemakers), with tree roots wrapped evocatively around ornate temples.
Bora Bora French Polynesia
. If youre looking to step into a screensaveror create one of your ownthis idyllic South Pacific isle is the place to do it. Three decades after it became the birthplace of overthewater bungalow resorts, Bora Bora is now a major tourism destination. Its impossibly blue lagoon andencircling barrier reef are ideal for marine life and scuba diving, while the main island is a twinpeaked extinct volcano that pushes human development to the coast. In short, its amazing how much of the place is accessible to visitors, yet remains irresistible to the camera.
. It can take a lot of skill, training and legwork to snap superior travel photos. But some spots are so spectacular that it requires little more than the right light and a steady hand to capture images thatll draw applause back home. In short, the places that follow make it easy to look like you were on assignment forNational Geographic.
Serengeti National Park Tanzania
. Against a varied backdrop of grassy plains, savannah and woodlandsprinkled with volcanoes and rocky outcrops known as kopjes photographers come here to spot Africas Big 5 animals: lions, leopards, elephants (pictured), rhinos and buffalos. Theres also the chance to capture the largest mammal migration on earth, when more than a million wildebeest and 250,000 zebras gallop across the Serengeti each spring and autumn.
. When this volcanic island blew its top around 3,600 years ago, it left a semicircular archipelago rimmed with towering cliffs, and created a dramaticcentral lagoon. Since then, the cliffs have become topped withthe whitewashed, bluedomed buildings (pictured) that are synonymous with the Greek isles. On top of all this,manyof Santorinis main settlements face due west, yielding beautifulsunset views over the shimmering Aegean.
The Grand Canyon Arizona
. At 446kilometres long and 1,800 metres deep, its grand, alright. But size isnt the only story here. Surreal rock formations, carved by the Colorado River over millions of years, yield shapes and textures that defy Photoshop. Waterfalls bisect the mighty Colorado, their azure waters contrasting starkly with the surrounding cliffs. Then there are the canyons varied seasonal faces: the snows of winter, the sunsets of summer, and the thunderstorms of spring and autumn (pictured).
. The Maldives, dotted around the Indian Ocean, is one of the most photogenic destinations in the world
Bali Ubud Indonesia
. Light reflects off the water in a rice terrace in Ubud, Bali, which came fourth in the survey
After Australias Great Barrier Reef, and The Grand Canyon in the States, Ubud in Bali and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil make up the top five of the best places in the world to take photographs, in a survey commissioned by Fujifilm.
Aogashima Volcano Japan
. Aogashima is a volcanic Japanese island in the Philippine Sea. The island is administered by Tokyo and located approximately 358 kilometres (222 mi) south of Tokyo and 64 kilometres (40 mi) south of Hachij?jima. It is the southernmost and most isolated inhabited island of the Izu archipelago.The village of Aogashima administers the island under Hachij? ubprefecture of Tokyo Metropolis. As of 2014, the islands population was 170 on almost 9 km2. Aogashima is also within the boundaries of the FujiHakoneIzu National Park.Aogashima is a complex Quaternary volcanic island 3.5 km in length with a maximum width of 2.5 km, formed by the overlapping remnants of at least four submarine calderas. The island is surrounded by very steep rugged cliffs of layered volcanic deposits. The southern coast also rises to a sharp ridge forming one edge of a caldera named Ikenosawa with a diameter of 1.5 km. The caldera dominates the island, with one point on its southern ridge, Otonbu with a height of 423 metres (1,388 ft), as the islands highest point. The caldera is occupied by a secondary cone named Maruyama.Still considered a ClassC active volcano by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the last eruption of Aogashima was during a fouryear period from 17811785.
Hiller lake pink lake Western Australia
. Lake Hillier is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. The most notable feature of the lake is its pink colour.
Chittorgarh Fort India
. Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated several kilometres south of Bhilwara. It was initially ruled by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from the 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuries. The fort was sacked three times between the 15th and 16th centuries; in 1303 Allauddin Khilji defeated Rana Ratan Singh, in 1535 Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat defeated Bikramjeet Singh and in 1567 Emperor Akbar defeated Maharana Udai Singh II who left the fort and founded Udaipur. Each time the men fought bravely rushing out of the fort walls charging the enemy but lost every time. Following these defeats, Jauhar was committed thrice by more than 13,000 ladies and children of the Rajput heroes who laid their lives in battles at Chittorgarh Fort, first led by Rani Padmini wife of Rana Rattan Singh who was killed in the battle in 1303, and later by Rani Karnavati in 1537 AD. Thus, the fort represents the quintessence of tribute to the nationalism, courage, medieval chivalry and sacrifice exhibited by the Mewar rulers of Sisodia and their kinsmen and women and children, between the 7th and 16th centuries. The rulers, their soldiers, the women folk of royalty and the commoners considered death as a better option than dishonor in the face of surrender to the foreign invading armies.
Cinque Terre Rio Maggiore Italy
. The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.The villages of the Cinque Terre were severely affected by torrential rains which caused floods and mudslides on October 25, 2011. Nine people were confirmed killed by the floods, and damage to the villages, particularly Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, was extensive.
Fairy Pools Isle of Skye Scotland
. At foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Fairy Pools beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle. These famous pools entice visitors from all over the world as they make some great Wild Swimming for those brave enough to enter the cold water. For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools make some fantastic photos.The walk to the pools uses the same route there and back. The complete return distance to the first main waterfall and pool is 2.4km with the average time to complete the walk being 40 minutes (with no stops). Most people will spend some time working their way up the river from the first waterfall exploring the different pools. We have classed this walk as Short in length and Medium for difficulty check the rating guide for details.
Galapagos Islands South American continent
. The Galapagos Islands (official name: Archipielago de Colon other Spanish names: Islas Galapagos Spanish pronunciation: are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean 926 km (575 mi) west of continental Ecuador of which they are a part. The Galapagos Islands and their surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province a national park and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of slightly over 25000.The islands are famed for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwins theory of evolution by natural selection. The first recorded visit to the islands happened by chance in 1535 when the Bishop of Panama Fray Tomas de Berlanga went to Peru to arbitrate in a dispute between Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. De Berlanga was blown off course though he eventually returned to the Spanish Empire and described the conditions of the islands and the animals that inhabited them. The group of islands was shown and named in Abraham Orteliuss atlas published in 1570. The first crude map of the islands was made in 1684 by the buccaneer Ambrose Cowley who named the individual islands after some of his fellow pirates or after British royalty and noblemen. These names were used in the authoritative navigation charts of the islands prepared during the Beagle survey under captain Robert Fitzroy and in Darwins popular book The Voyage of the Beagle. The then new Republic of Ecuador took the islands from Spanish ownership in 1832 and subsequently gave the islands official Spanish names. The older names remained in use in English language publications including Herman Melvilles The Encantadas of 1854.
. Palau officially the Republic of Palau (Palauan: Beluu er a Belau) is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is geographically part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The countrys population of around 21000 is spread across 250 islands forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands. The most populous island is Koror. The islands share maritime boundaries with Indonesia the Philippines and the Federated States of Micronesia. The capital Ngerulmud is located in Melekeok State on the nearby island of Babeldaob. The country was originally settled around 3000 years ago by migrants from the Philippines and sustained a Negrito population until around 900 years ago. The islands were first visited by Europeans in the 18th century and were made part of the Spanish East Indies in 1885. Following Spains defeat in the Spanish American War in 1898 the islands were sold to Imperial Germany in 1899 under the terms of the German Spanish Treaty where they were administered as part of German New Guinea. The Imperial Japanese Navy conquered Palau during World War I and the islands were later made a part of the Japanese-ruled South Pacific Mandate by the League of Nations. During World War II skirmishes including the major Battle of Peleliu were fought between American and Japanese troops as part of the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign. Along with other Pacific Islands Palau was made a part of the United States-governed Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1947. Having voted against joining the Federated States of Micronesia in 1979 the islands gained full sovereignty in 1994 under a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Politically Palau is a presidential republic in free association with the United States which provides defense funding and access to social services. Legislative power is concentrated in the bicameral Palau National Congress. Palaus economy is based mainly on tourism subsistence agriculture and fishing with a significant portion of gross national product (GNP) derived from foreign aid. The country uses the United States dollar as its currency. The islands culture mixes Japanese Micronesian and Melanesian elements. The majority of citizens are of mixed Micronesian Melanesian and Austronesian descent with significant groups descended from Japanese and Filipino settlers. The countrys two official languages are Palauan (member of the wider Sunda Sulawesi language group) and English with Japanese Sonsorolese and Tobian recognised as regional languages.
Giants Causeway Ireland
. The Giants Causeway (known as Clochan an Aifir or Clochan na bhFomhorach in Irish and tha Giants Causey in Ulster-Scots) is an area of about 40000 interlocking basalt columns the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers the Giants Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal although there are also some with four five seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places.The Giants Causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust and it is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.
Glass Beach California USA
. Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.In the early 20th century Fort Bragg residents threw their household garbage over cliffs owned by the Union Lumber Company onto what is now Glass Beach discarding glass appliances and even vehicles. Locals referred to it as The Dumps. Fires were lit to reduce the size of the trash pile.
Glow worm cave New Zealand
. World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.The glow worm Arachnocampa luminosa is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves historical and geological significance.Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
Big Island Hawaii USA
. Hawaii also called the Island of Hawaii the Big Island or Hawai?i Island which comprises Hawaii County and the Hilo HI Micropolitan Statistical Area is an island county and Micropolitan Statistical Area located in the U.S. state of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. It is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4028 square miles (10430 km2) it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States. The island is often referred to as the Big Island to reduce confusion between the island and the state.As of the 2010 Census the population was 185079. The county seat and largest city is Hilo. There are no incorporated cities in Hawai?i County (see Hawaii Counties). Hawai?i County has a mayor-council form of government.Hawaii County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as the state in which it is located (the other six counties are Arkansas County Idaho County Iowa County New York County Oklahoma County and Utah County).
. Pamukkale meaning cotton castle in Turkish is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkeys Inner Aegean region in the River Menderes valley which has a temperate climate for most of the year. Travertine terrace formations at Pamukkale Turkey. May 21 2011.The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle which is in total about 2700 metres (8860 ft) long 600 m (1970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli 20 km away. Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid-20th century hotels were built over the ruins of Hierapolis causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.
Neuschwanstein Castle Germany
. Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near F
Ha Long Bay Vietnam
. H? Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province Vietnam. Administratively the bay belongs to H? Long City C?m Pha town and part of Van ?on District. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. H? Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bai T? Long bay to the northeast and Cat B
Fingals Cave Scotland
. Fingals Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland part of a National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust for Scotland. It became known as Fingals Cave after the eponymous hero of an epic poem by 18th-century Scots poet-historian James Macpherson
. Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238.23 sq mi) and has a population of 174000 (2010). Its capital is Castries. One of the Windward Islands Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French the islands first European settlers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib Indians in 1660. Britain took control of the island from 1663 to 1667 in ensuing years it was at war with France 14 times and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814 the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control Saint Lucia was also known as the Helen of the West Indies.Representative government came about in 1840 (with universal suffrage from 1953). From 1958 to 1962 the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. On 22 February 1979 Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations associated with the United Kingdom. Saint Lucia has a legal system based on English common law.
. Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site along with its lagoon.Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. In 2009 there were 270098 people residing in Venices comune (the population estimate of 272000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia around 60000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico) 176000 in Terraferma (the Mainland) mostly in the large frazioni (roughly equivalent to parishes or wards in other countries) of Mestre and Marghera 31000 live on other islands in the lagoon). Together with Padua and Treviso the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) with a total population of 1600000. PATREVE is only a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.
Yellowstone National Park Wyoming USA
. Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1 1872. Yellowstone widely held to be the first national park in the world is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features especially Old Faithful Geyser one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems but the subalpine forest is most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion. Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11000 years. The region was bypassed during the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 19th century. Aside from visits by mountain men during the early-to-mid-19th century organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. The U.S. Army was commissioned to oversee the park just after its establishment. In 1917 administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance and researchers have examined more than 1000 archaeological sites.
Zion National Park Utah USA
. Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream pink and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zions unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.
Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize
. The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape over 300 m (984 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep. It was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower. Analysis of stalactites found in Great Blue Hole shows that formation took place 153000 66000 60000 and 15000 years ago. As the ocean began to rise again the cave was flooded. The Great Blue Hole is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Horsetail Falls Yosemite National Park
. Horsetail Fall located in Yosemite National Park in California is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the east side of El Capitan. If Horsetail Fall is flowing in February and the weather conditions are just right the setting sun illuminates the waterfall making it glow orange and red. This natural phenomenon is often referred to as the Firefall a name that pays homage to the manmade Firefall that once took place in Yosemite. This waterfall descends in two streams side by side the eastern one being the larger but both quite small. The eastern one drops 470 m (1540 ft) and the western one 480 m (1570 ft) the highest fully airborne waterfall in Yosemite that runs at some point every year. The waters then gather and descend another 150 m (490 ft) on steep slabs so the total height of these waterfalls is 620 m (2030 ft) to 630 m (2070 ft). The image shown here is taken during a brief time during the winter near 21 February at sunset made famous by Galen Rowells photograph.The fall is best seen and photographed from a small clearing close to the picnic area on the north road leading out of Yosemite Valley east of El Capitan.
Panjin Red Beach China
. Panjin is a prefecture-level city and a major oil production centre of Liaoning province Peoples Republic of China and is situated on the northern coast of Liaodong Bay of the Bohai Gulf. It borders Anshan to the northeast and east Yingkou across the Liao River as well as Jinzhou to the west and northwest. The city has an administrative area of 4071 square kilometres (1572 sq mi) is home to 1.39 million people all in the built-up area made of 2 urban districts plus Dawa and Panshan Counties being urbanized.
Sea Cliffs Etretat France
. etretat is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France. It is a tourist and farming town situated about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Le Havre at the junction of the D 940 D 11 and D 139 roads. Its located on the coast of the Pays de Caux area.
Beachy Head England
. Beachy Head is a chalk headland in Southern England close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex immediately east of the Seven Sisters. Beachy Head is located within the administrative area of Eastbourne Borough Council which owns the land. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the south east coast from Dungeness in the east to Selsey Bill in the west. Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world.
Mount Ararat eruption
. Mount Ararat is a snow-capped dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It has two peaks: Greater Ararat (the highest peak in Turkey and the entire Armenian plateau with an elevation of 5137 m or 16854 ft) and Lesser Ararat (with an elevation of 3896 m or 12782 ft).The Ararat massif is about 40 km (25 mi) in diameter. The Iran-Turkey boundary skirts east of Lesser Ararat the lower peak of the Ararat massif. It was in this area that by the Tehran Convention of 1932 a border change was made in Turkeys favour allowing it to occupy the eastern flank of Lesser Ararat.
. Shifen Waterfall is a scenic waterfall located in Pingxi District New Taipei City Taiwan on the upper reaches of the Keelung River. The falls total height is 20 meters (66 feet) and 40 meters in width making it the broadest waterfall in Taiwan. It is a cascade waterfall in which the water flows in one direction and the rock is sloped in the opposite.
Somewhere in Romania
. Transylvania means The land beyond the forest and it is. When you visit us on one of our all inclusive tours to Transylvania Stay at the Village Hotel you will drive through some very remote forests and villages and see for yourself.
Split View Galapagos Islands
. The Galapagos islands are the most famous wildlife viewing destination in the entire world.It is a chance in a lifetime to watch the wild animals which are found only here which is also zoologists dreams.It is a home like place to numerous animals.It also has the richest marine ecosystem in the world with its volcanic lava flowsunique type of wild life and biological life.
Hotel La Montana Magica Huilo Chile
. The water in these places has great purity and from the idea of showing the energy and life of this element born the project of a mountain from which comes the life and contains the magic of the forest finding in each of its details the beings and elements that are unique and irreplaceable what came to life the native forests.
. Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience. A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting. As you wander around the extensive buildings - from the keep through the barracks lodgings stables and storehouses to the less-ruinous chapel and drawing room - you will discover the importance of Dunnottar an impregnable Castle that holds many rich secrets of Scotlands colourful past.William Wallace Mary Queen of Scots the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II all graced the Castle with their presence. Most famously though it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwells army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels the Honours of Scotland from destruction. Crown sceptre and sword now take pride of place in Edinburgh Castle.A darker chapter in the history of Dunnottar is that of the Whigs Vault. The gruesome story of the imprisonment in 1685 of a group of Covenanters who refused to acknowledge the Kings supremacy in spiritual matters.The Castle was the home of the Earls Marischal once one of the most powerful families in the land. The last Earl was convicted of treason for his part in the Jacobite rising of 1715 and as a result his estates including Dunnottar were seized by the government.The buildings were thereafter much neglected until 1925 when the 1st Viscountess Cowdray embarked on a systematic repair of the Castle. The Castle was officially made open to visitors thereafter.
. Geology is a branch of science which includes the study of the Earth rocks etc. It gives an insight to the history of the Earth as it provides evidence of plate tectonics features of the Earth in the past past climatic conditions etc.Any of the various coastal features present along any coast as a result of a combination of processes sediments and the geology of the coast itself are known as coastal land-forms. The coastal environment is made up of a wide variety of land-forms established in a variety of sizes and shapes ranging from the slope of the beach the small potholes formed along the shores to the high cliffs. Yet coastal land-forms are characterized into two broad categories: depositional formations and erosional formations. The formation of coastal potholes is an example of erosional formation.
. Nottingham Castle is a castle in Nottingham England. It is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as Castle Rock with cliffs 130 feet (40 m) high to the south and west. In the Middle Ages it was a major royal fortress and occasional royal residence. In decline by the 16th century it was largely demolished in 1649 with the Duke of Newcastle later building a mansion on the site. This was burnt out by rioters in 1831 and left as a ruined shell by the Dukes later being adapted to create an art gallery and museum which the building is still used as today. Little of the original castle survives but sufficient portions remain to give an impression of the layout of the site.
Beautiful Venice Italy
. Venice teeters on the edge of cliche with its lacework of canals its domes and gilded spires its kiosks with straw gondolier hats and refrigerator magnets in the shape of the Piazza San Marco. Postcard fodder and yet.Venice is beautiful improbably so a centaur-like hybrid neither land nor water but somewhere in between as it lifts from the green of the Adriatic. The city is drenched in so-exquisite-it-hurts beauty: the tracery of arches in the Doges Palace the pinpoint of lights from boats in the lagoon at night. The grime of centuries eats at its stones but the decay is luscious. The seduction proceeds.It has been so for centuries. To be a tourist in Venice is to join a procession reaching back to the 14th century when pilgrims stopped en route to the Holy Land. To capitalize on its geography as the departure point for voyages to the East the canny Venetians created festivals to coincide with the influx a hint of the commercialism to come.Irritating that wallet-squeeze but one you inevitably force yourself to stomach particularly when catching sight of the Venice silhouette for the first time from the mainland shore of the lagoon. To get at the essence of Venice we asked the experts a group of professional photographers what they see when they look at the city. From their most treasured scenes to their favorite hotels theyve given us five beautiful reasons to love this city even more than we already do.
Split Pinnacle Hunan China
. Hunan is a province of the Peoples Republic of China located in the south-central part of the country to the south of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan which means south of the lake). Hunan is sometimes called and officially abbreviated as (pinyin: Xi?ng) for short after the Xiang River which runs through the province.Hunan borders Hubei in the north Jiangxi to the east Guangdong to the southeast Guangxi to the southwest Guizhou to the west and Chongqing to the northwest. The capital is Changsha.
Valley of Ten Peaks
. Valley of the Ten Peaks is a valley in Banff National Park in Alberta Canada which is crowned by ten notable peaks and also includes Moraine Lake. The valley can be reached by following the Moraine Lake road near Lake Louise. The ten peaks were originally named by Samuel Allen an early explorer of the region who simply referred to them by using the numerals from one to ten in the Stoney First Nations Language. He may have learnt the terms from his Native American guides who helped him with the horses. The Nakoda - also known as the Stoney Indians - is a tribe whose culture and dialect are closely related to that of the Assiniboine First Nation from whom they are believed to have separated in the mid-1700s and who roamed large parts of the prairies and mountains of western Alberta well into British Columbia. The secluded Valley of the Ten Peaks was part of their original homeland. Gradually though all but three of the mountains were renamed in honour of noteworthy individuals including Allen himself.
Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway
. The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsveien) is a 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averoy in More og Romsdal Norway. It passes by Hustadvika an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea connecting the island of Averoy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvoya peninsula. It runs between the villages of Karvag on Averoy and Vevang in Eida. It is built on several small islands and skerries which are connected by several causeways viaducts and eight bridges the most prominent being Storseisundet Bridge. The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century but this was abandoned. Serious planning of the road started in the 1970s and construction started on 1 August 1983. During construction the area was hit by 12 European windstorms. The road was opened on 7 July 1989 having cost 122 million Norwegian krone (NOK) of which 25 percent was financed with tolls and the rest from public grants. Collection of tolls was scheduled to run for 15 years but by June 1999 the road was paid off and the toll removed. The road is preserved as a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Route. It is a popular site to film automotive commercials has been declared the worlds best road trip and been awarded the title as Norwegian Construction of the Century. In 2009 the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel opened from Averoy to Kristiansund together they form a second fixed link between Kristiansund and Molde.
Cabin in the Woods
. The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American satirical horror film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut produced by Joss Whedon and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen Connolly Chris Hemsworth Anna Hutchison Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams. Goddard and Whedon having worked together previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel wrote the screenplay in three days describing it as an attempt to revitalize the slasher film genre and as a critical satire on torture porn. The A.V. Club elaborating on this description wrote Where Scream put a postmodern twist on slasher films The Cabin in the Woods takes on the whole genre and twists even harder... The script brings to the fore Whedons love of subverting cliches while embracing them and teasing out their deeper meaning.
Campo Andaluz Andalusian Countryside
. Andalusia is the most populous and the second largest in area of the autonomous communities in Spain. The Andalusian autonomous community is officially recognized as a nationality of Spain. The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almera Cadiz Cordoba Granada Huelva Jaen Malaga and Seville. Its capital is the city of Seville (Spanish: Sevilla).Andalusia is in the south of the Iberian peninsula immediately south of the autonomous communities of Extremadura and Castile La Mancha west of the autonomous community of Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea east of Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean and north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar. The small British overseas territory of Gibraltar shares a three-quarter-mile land border with the Andalusian province of Cadiz at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar.The main mountain ranges of Andalusia are the Sierra Morena and the Baetic System consisting of the Subbaetic and Penibaetic Mountains separated by the Intrabaetic Basin. In the north the Sierra Morena separates Andalusia from the plains of Extremadura and Castile La Mancha on Spains Meseta Central. To the south the geographic subregion of Upper Andalusia lies mostly within the Baetic System while Lower Andalusia is in the Baetic Depression of the valley of the Guadalquivir.The name Andalusia is derived from the Arabic word Al-Andalus. As well as Muslim and Romani influences the regions history and culture have been influenced by the earlier Iberians Carthaginians/Phoenicians Greeks Romans Vandals Visigoths Byzantines all of whom preceded the Muslims as well as the Castilian and other Christian North Iberian nationalities who regained and repopulated the area in the latter phases of the Reconquista. There was also a relatively large Sephardic Jewish presence.Andalusia has been an economically poor region in comparison with the rest of Europe. However the growth of the community especially in the sectors of industry and services was above average in Spain and higher than many communities in the eurozone. The region has however a rich culture and a strong cultural identity. Many cultural phenomena that are seen internationally as distinctively Spanish are largely or entirely Andalusian in origin. These include flamenco bullfighting and certain Moorish-influenced architectural styles.
Solitude in the Olympics
. Olympic National Forest offers diverse recreation opportunities for day-trippers and vacationers alike. Visitors are rewarded with sounds of rushing rivers lush rain forests alpine wildflowers and views of the Puget Sound from the many peaks on the Olympic mountain range. Five wilderness areas offer solitude and a chance to experience the rich biodiversity the Olympic Peninsula is known for.Dont know where to go or how to get there? Weve organized our information into six large areas to help you find a place on the forest for your favorite activity. These areas border Olympic National Park and follow major watershed boundaries across the forest. All areas may be accessed by Highway 101 which loops around the entire peninsula.
Wind Cathedral Namibia
. We all know cathedrals made of bricks and stone but have you heard of the one made oF well Wind? The answer to that question is the Wind Cathedral of Namibia. Paul Godard turned the worlds attention to the beauty of the Namibian desert back in 2005 through his controversial photograph(shown above) of its sand dunes. It still remains a topic of debate as to whether the snapshot was genuine or was it adulterated by Photoshop. Nonetheless the effect that he created was sensational. People got curious and wanted to witness the Wind Cathedral for themselves. The place in question is Sossusvlei which literally means dead end marsh. Despite its name it still manages to be one of the topmost tourist attractions of the country. You can find it at the southern part of the oldest desert in the world-the Namib desert in the Namib Naukluft National Park. The place happens to be a photographers paradise. The characteristic feature is the presence of sand dunes exhibiting a myriad range of colours from pink to orange. These dunes are not only vividly coloured but also monstrously high akin to miniaturised version of mountains many of them being 200 meters tall. The highest one of them all is aptly named as the Big Daddy standing at a height of 380 meters. These dunes have been formed over a period of a million years. They are believed to be 60-80 million years old and were formed by the Atlantic Ocean drifts that pushed the sands for eons. The sand dunes display a dynamic behaviour as in they constantly keep changing their contours and shapes due to the shifting of the wind. As a result we have:
The cliffs of Etretat France
. etretat is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France. It is a tourist and farming town situated about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Le Havre at the junction of the D 940 D 11 and D 139 roads. Its located on the coast of the Pays de Caux area.
. Gardeners who want to attract butterflies to their gardens often plant butterfly bush (genus Buddleia) a fast growing shrub that blooms prolifically. While butterfly bush is easy to grow inexpensive to buy and a good attractant for butterflies its one of the worst choices for a butterfly garden.
Jacobs Well north of Wimberly Texas
. Jacobs Well is a perennial karstic spring in the Texas Hill Country flowing from the bed of Cypress Creek located northwest of Wimberley Texas. The twelve foot (four meter) diameter mouth of the spring serves as a popular swimming spot for the local land owners whose properties adjoin Cypress Creek. From the opening in the creek bed Jacobs Well cave descends vertically for about thirty feet (ten meters) then continues downward at an angle through a series of silted chambers separated by narrow restrictions finally reaching a depth of one hundred and twenty feet (forty meters). Until the modern era the Trinity Aquifer-fed natural artesian spring gushed water from the mouth of the cave with a measured flow in 1924 of one hundred and seventy gallons per second (six hundred and forty liters per second) discharging six feet (two meters) into the air. The spring is the greatest source of water recharging the Edwards Aquifer.Due to development in the area the level of the Trinity Aquifer has dropped affecting the flow of water through Jacobs Well. In the modern era what remains visible of the spring is a faint ripple on the surface of Cypress Creek. The spring ceased flowing for the first time in recorded history in 2000 again ceasing to flow in 2008. This resulted in now ongoing measures to address local water conservation and quality. Hays County purchased fifty acres (about 20 hectares) of land around Jacobs Well in 2010 in an attempt to protect the spring from development. An additional thirty-one acres was transferred to the county from the neighboring Jacobs Well Natural Area (administered by the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA)) the new eighty-acre (32 hectares) named the Westridge Tract.
Sea Cave Malta
. The Blue Grotto (Maltese: Taht il-Hnejja) is actually a number of sea caverns on the south coast of Malta east of the fishermens harbour Wied iz-zurrieq in the village of Qrendi. It is located right across from the small uninhabited islet of Filfla.Every day from sunrise until about 1 pm a unique sight can be observed here. The location of the cave combined with the sunlight lead to the water mirroring showing numerous shades of blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue.The Blue Grotto is a popular destination for tourists on the island of Malta with boat trips to visit the caves scuba diving snorkeling and rock climbing being the most popular activities here. It also has some typical local restaurants that offer good food with stunning views. The location has been used many times by filmmakers including a Milky Way advert showing a cliff diver jumping 30m into the sea numerous promotional videos about Malta a scene of the 2004 film Troy and most recently in a RAI TV 2 filming for the popular travel programme Sereno Variabile.
Athabasca Falls At Dusk Jasper Alberta Canada
. Athabasca Falls is a waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River approximately 30 kilometres south of the townsite of Jasper Alberta Canada and just west of the Icefields Parkway. A powerful picturesque waterfall Athabasca Falls is not known so much for the height of the falls (23 metres) as it is known for its force due to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge. Even on a cold morning in the fall when river levels tend to be at their lowest copious amounts of water flow over the falls. The river falls over a layer of hard quartzite and through the softer limestone below carving the short gorge and a number of potholes. The falls can be safely viewed and photographed from various viewing platforms and walking trails around the falls. Access is from the nearby parking lot which leads off Highway 93A just northeast of the falls. Highway 93A takes off from the nearby Icefields Parkway and crosses the falls on the way north to the town of Jasper. White water rafting often starts below the falls to travel downstream on the Athabasca River to Jasper.
Cathedral Cove New Zealand
. Cathedral Cove is arguably one of the most picturesque spots (and there are many) in The Coromandel Peninsula.From beautiful Hahei Beach you can walk to Cathedral Cove where a naturally formed archway deserves photographic attention.From the north end of the beach a one hour walking track leads along the cliff top and then descends to the Cove. Here a gigantic arched cavern passes through a white rock headland to join two secluded coves. The cathedral-like arch gives whole area an air of grandeur. The beach is sandy with shady pohutukawa trees along the foreshore - a perfect place for a picnic and a swim.Just off the beach at Cathedral Cove is a large pinnacle of pumice breccia rock known as Te Hoho. Over centuries this has been sculpted by wind and water - it now looks like the prow of a large ship steaming into the beach.If you prefer a slightly shorter walk (about 1.5 hours return) start from the car park at the end of Grange Road in Hahei - turn left just after the Hahei shops.For snorkellers and scuba divers Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve provides a visual feast of sponge gardens reef systems and marine life to observe.
Antelope Canyon Arizona
. Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate photogenic slot canyon sections referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse bighanln which means the place where water runs through rocks. Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistaz (advertised as Hasdestwazi by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department) or spiral rock arches. Both are located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.
. etretat is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France. It is a tourist and farming town situated about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Le Havre at the junction of the D 940 D 11 and D 139 roads. Its located on the coast of the Pays de Caux area.
Illuminated Caves Okinawa Japan
. To the south of Okinawa there is a beautiful illuminated cave named Gyokusendo Cavethis cave occupies the second largest position among these series of caves in Japan.Inside the cave it is well maintained and the walking paths are comfortable and well lit.It is located in the southern park of Okinawa and it is must visit spotwe should not leave any chance to approach this even if it is a rainy day or dark clouds are covered.As we are about to enter into the caves just a few meters while entering we feel like we have entered into a air conditioned room.The cool breeze inside the caves make it feel comfortable and the stainless steel stairs and walkways make the journey through the caves more convenient.In fact they feel a bit slippery in some spots where moisture has accumulated.
Taj Mahal Agra India
. The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra Uttar Pradesh India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the worlds heritage.Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture a style that combines elements from Islamic Persian Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.In 1983 the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653 employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision including Abd ul-Karim Mamur Khan Makramat Khan and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer.
Capilla de Marmol Patagonia Chilena
. La Catedral de Marmol (ubicada junto a la Capilla de Marmol) es una formacion mineral de carbonato de calcio en las costas del lago General Carrera Chile. A lo largo de los anos las aguas del lago han erosionado los escarpes costeros creando estas formaciones las cuales cuando el lago se encuentra en un nivel bajo se pueden recorrer interiormente en pequenas embarcaciones.Consiste en unos cuantos islotes ubicados a escasos metros de la orilla del lago que reciben los nombres de Catedral de Marmol Capilla de Marmol y Caverna de Marmol.Se puede acceder a estas formaciones va lacustre en pequenas embarcaciones desde la localidad de Puerto Ro Tranquilo (en la comuna de Ro Ibanez a 223 km de Coyhaique capital de la Region de Aysen). Desde aqu se pueden alquilar pequenas embarcaciones que recorren el sector de la Catedral de Marmol.
Balanced Rock in the Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs Colorado
. Balanced Rock is a rock formation in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs Colorado USA. It is accessible by paved road and is a spot for tourist photography.
House between Two Rocks
. So heres my issue this house looks completely fake to me. The placement and colors more like it was staged or photoshopped than a real live oddball home. However searching around has turned up plenty of websites that say Yes its real. Technically most sites say something akin to This is a house in France called Maison dans les Roches (House Between the Rocks) de Plougrescant in the Brittany region and not much else though.
Mystic forest in the Netherlands
. The Fairy Tale Forest (Sprookjesbos in Dutch) is a 15-acre (61000 m2) wooded section of the amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands where a number of well-known fairy tales and fairy tale figures are depicted by animated statues and buildings. Most of the figures are inspired by the Brothers Grimm Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault.
Catedral de Marmol Patagonia Chilena
. La Catedral de Marmol (ubicada junto a la Capilla de Marmol) es una formacion mineral de carbonato de calcio en las costas del lago General Carrera Chile. A lo largo de los anos las aguas del lago han erosionado los escarpes costeros creando estas formaciones las cuales cuando el lago se encuentra en un nivel bajo se pueden recorrer interiormente en pequenas embarcaciones.Consiste en unos cuantos islotes ubicados a escasos metros de la orilla del lago que reciben los nombres de Catedral de Marmol Capilla de Marmol y Caverna de Marmol. Se puede acceder a estas formaciones va lacustre en pequenas embarcaciones desde la localidad de Puerto Ro Tranquilo (en la comuna de Ro Ibanez a 223 km de Coyhaique capital de la Region de Aysen). Desde aqu se pueden alquilar pequenas embarcaciones que recorren el sector de la Catedral de Marmol.
. Bali is an island and province of Indonesia and includes a few smaller neighbouring islands notably Nusa Penida. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands between Java to the west and Lombok to the east and has its capital of Denpasar at the southern part of the island.With a population of 3890757 in the 2010 census and currently 4.22 million the island is home to most of Indonesias Hindu minority. According to the 2010 Census 84.5% of Balis population adhered to Balinese Hinduism 12% to Islam and most of the remainder followed Christianity. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts including traditional and modern dance sculpture painting leather metalworking and music. A tourist haven for decades the province has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years.Bali is part of the Coral Triangle the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species can be found. For comparison this is about 7 times as many as in the entire Caribbean. There is a wide range of dive sites with high quality reefs all with their own specific attractions. Many sites can have strong currents and swell so diving without a knowledgeable guide is unadvisable.
National Park Utah
. Utahs National Parks preserve the spectacular canyons and mesas created by millions of years of natural erosion - from rain wind and rivers. These parks are all in close proximity making it possible to see all of them during one vacation. However you will find that you will want to come back to spend more time at each park because there is so much to do and explore. Zion with its deep canyons and steep cliffs Arches with its thousands of natural arches Bryce with its brilliant colored HooDoos Canyonlands with the Colorado River meandering around sheer cliffs and Capitol Reef with natural sandstone bridges and canyons. These National Parks are for everyone young and old. You can drive through and sight see or you can hike the hundreds of trails and canyons. Make sure you plan a couple of weeks so you dont miss anything.
Bahamas Copperfield Bay Musha Cay
. Musha Cay is a 150 acre (1/4 of a sq. mile) privately owned island in the Exuma Chain in the southern Bahamas. It is located 85 miles (137 km) southeast of Nassau. It is owned by illusionist David Copperfield.Musha Cay is surrounded by three smaller islands that maintain its guests privacy. There can only be one group of guests numbering up to twenty-four at any one time
Beautiful Landscapes of Faroe Islands
. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62
Canada Sky Walking at Mt Nimbus
. Having explored the joys of heli-skiing and heli-yoga how could we exclude heli-hiking especially when it allows us to tackle the longest and highest via ferrata in North America? This is mountain climbing for the rest of us safely clipped into iron rungs 1000m above the ground onto steel rope across a 60m long suspension bridge. No climbing experience necessary! Dangling off the summit of Mount Nimbus is quite the achievement well rewarded with a gourmet meal and glass of wine back at the Bobbie Burns Summer Lodge.
Holland River of Flowers Keukenhof
. Keukenhof (Kitchen garden Dutch pronunciation: also known as the Garden of Europe is the worlds second largest flower garden following Dubai Miracle Garden. It is situated in Lisse the Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park which covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres).Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the Dune and Bulb Region (Duin- en Bollenstreek).Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April depending on the weather.
Japan underwater Roller Coaster in Yokohama
. The underwater roller coaster is in a park which is an attraction in itself and is located in MinatoMirai Yokohama Bay area. The park Cosmoland contains 32 attractions including the underwater roller coaster Vanish.There is a Ferris Wheel a Cliff Drop ride that would make you scream and a Spinning Coaster amongst many others. There is also a chance to practice shooting and show off your skills to the Japanese who are very particular about theirs! When at Cosmoland Amusement Park dont forget to visit the House of Terror which happens to be a haunted house intended to give you goosebumps.For kids and fun loving elders there is a carnival street and kids area that also contains rides like Safari Pets LED and Merry-go-Round which are meant to liven up the moods with their colors and make.
Magic Forest in Shanghai
. he utterly amazing Magic Forest in Shanghai China once the westbound lanes of the Century Avenue and was a major traffic artery these lanes were always congested. After the opening of now 4 new tunnels and the subsequent restructuring of the traffic flow at the triple intersection of Century Avenue Pudong Avenue and Lujiazui Ring Road gave the city planners the opportunity to close one direction on Century Avenue and create a small park in the middle of the roads. A spectacular place you should visit in your life. What do you think?
New Zealand Cathedral Cove Coromandel Peninsula
. Accessible only on foot boat or kayak famous Cathedral Cove is one of the must visit sites on The Coromandel.Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve Te Whanganui- A-Hei covers 9 square kilometres and is New Zealands sixth marine reserve. It is administered by the Department of Conservation.This site was chosen for a marine reserve because of the rich and varied habitats associated with the coastline and outlying islands.Reefs of hard rock soft sediments intricate caves and underwater arches provide homes for complex communities of plants crustaceans molluscs and fish. Sheltered from the worst of the southerly winds Te Whanganui-A-Hei gives visitors an opportunity to learn from and enjoy an unspoilt marine environment.
Point Reyes National Seashore California
. From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands brushy hillsides and forested ridges Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.
Stairway to Heaven Iceland
. Stairway to Heaven is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the bands untitled fourth studio album (often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.The song running eight minutes and two seconds is composed of several sections which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based folk song accompanied by recorders before electric instrumentation is introduced. The final section is an uptempo hard rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page and Plants wailing vocals ending with Plants a cappella delivery of the final line: And shes buying a Stairway to Heaven.Stairway to Heaven was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazines list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s despite never having been officially released as a single there. In November 2007 through download sales promoting Led Zeppelins Mothership release Stairway to Heaven hit No. 37 on the UK Singles Chart.
The Mingus Mill Blue Ridge Mountains North Carolina
. Oconaluftee is the name of a river valley in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina located in the Southeastern United States. Formerly the site of a Cherokee village and Appalachian community the valleys bottomland is now home to the main entrance to the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Oconaluftee area parallels the Oconaluftee River as its basin gradually broadens from Smokemont in the north to the southern tip of the Qualla Boundary. The Qualla Boundary commonly known as Cherokee North Carolina comprises the bulk of a federal trust that acts a reservation for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee. The national park lands in Oconaluftee are home to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center Mingus Mill and the Mountain Farm Museum. Much of the area is part of the Oconaluftee Archaeological District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
. Tuscany (Italian: Toscana pronounced [toska?na]) is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23000 square kilometres (8900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).Tuscany is known for its landscapes traditions history artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science and contain well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines including Chianti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity it is sometimes considered a nation within a nation. Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the historic centre of Florence (1982) the historical centre of Siena (1995) the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987) the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990) the historical centre of Pienza (1996) the Val dOrcia (2004) and Medici Villas and Gardens (2013). Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves making Tuscany and its capital Florence popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year. (In 2007 the city became the worlds 46th most visited city with over 1.715 million arrivals).
1000 Year Old Yew Tree West Wales
. The Yew Tunnel is thought to have been planted by the Dyer family during the eighteenth century and it is possibly unique in the U.K. When they had grown tall they were bent over to form an extended arch.Their trunks have spread and their branches have fused so that today it is hard to count how many separate trees commingle in the vast mass of this venerable growing gallery.
Awesome Flower Street
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Gaiola Bridge Naples Italy
. Gaiola Island is one of the minor islands of Naples Italy it is offshore of Posillipo and gives its name to the Underwater Park of Gaiola (Parco Sommerso di Gaiola) a protected marine area.
Ice hotel at Sorrisniva Alta Norway
. The front door of Norways Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta would be indistinguishable from the rest of its snowy surroundings were it not covered in reindeer fur. Step through the door and you enter a long corridor leading to a bar chapel gallery and 30 bedrooms all are carved from ice. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel opens its door in January each year and melts away again in the spring.
Bridges Park Ireland
. Bingleys Ireland Bridge is a Grade listed structure and a historically significant crossing point over the River Aire in West Yorkshire England. It is now the main route between Bingley & the nearby villages of Harden Wilsden & Cullingworth. The current bridge dates from 1686.The All Saints Parish Church and the Old White Horse Inn a Coaching inn were constructed very close to the eastern bank and Bingleys modern town centre spread south from these beginnings.Despite previous strengthening works the bridge was deemed unfit for two-way traffic and traffic lights were installed for a time at either end. These allowed only a single lane across for some time - disrupting local traffic at peak times.
Path of Pink Tulips
. Not sure where this beautiful place is located. But its a pretty awesome looking pathway with pink tulips on both sides. Pathway to heaven maybe? Who knows?
. The bridge dedication is set for Monday. Sadly I wont be there to document the event. I will be spending time with her on the editing of the documentary which showcases how you rehabilitate and do an in-kind restoration of a Bridge a historic truss bridge at that.I enclose two articles from the local papers. Judge Ed Janecka was very instrumental in the restoration of this bridge but the broader landscape of locals are the ones that have and will take an interest in this crossing for generations to come.This little iron bridge has a lot to teach a nation of decision makers that most likely might be your neighbors or someone you know.Glad that Workin Bridges has a small part in this play and very grateful that the work that was begun with Nels Raynor at BACH Steel ended with Nels and his crew from BACH Steel doing the iron restoration. Bob Schwensen of Davis Construction Inc (DCI) out of Lansing Mi. and S&S Bridge Painting of Kerrville Texas Texas for their contracting skills. The Department of Transportation Jay-Cee Rivets Michigan Pneumatic Black Stallion Gloves Commissioner Tom Muras Leona Hoelscher Edwin Peters and last but not least the Koenig Family in particular that cowboy Bobby for the donations time and materials and good will on the job for allowing me access to be there and document this restoration.
Ruby Falls Chattanooga Tennessee
. Ruby Falls is a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga Tennessee in the United States.
Vettica Campania Italy
. Hamlet of the town of Amalfi and renowned seaside Vettica Minore is set at the boundaries of the town.Like all other towns of the Amalfi coast it is characterised by a perfect combination between the luxuriant hills and the crystalline blue of the sea. Here you can find some of the most picturesque beaches of the bay such as the beach of Santa Croce and the magnificent natural arch also known as The Lovers Arch.The promontory of Vettica is dominated by the XVI century tower owned for many years to Carlo Ponti the famous film producer engagement present for his wife Sophia Loren. The Medieval parish church is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel.
Castillo de La Cueva Cebolleros Burgos Spain
. Cebolleros es una localidad y una Entidad Local Menor situadas en la provincia de Burgos comunidad autonoma de Castilla y Leon (Espana) comarca de Merindades partido judicial de Villarcayo ayuntamiento de Merindad de Cuesta Urria. Su alcalde es don Jose Garca Gomez.
Chatenois Alsace France
. Chatenois (ecrit Kestenholz en allemand prononce Keschtaholz en dialecte alsacien) est une commune fran
Old Mill Istra Croatia
. A place where we find informative creative funny cute interesting historical pics Information and many more things
Tree House Marin California
. We solicited entries from readers on The Big Event and in this Sunday Datebook cover story profiling a few local tree house builders. There werent a lot of rules. Tree house purists will say that anything without a roof is just a tree fort for this contest two planks balanced on a tree and a healthy imagination a perfectly fine tree house. We also accepted a few houses from beyond the Bay Area from transplants or Bay Area residents who built on a vacation home.
Turquoise Sea Cyprus
. This is one of the best beaches in Paphos. The turquoise sea is beautiful and it is a lovely place to swim and sunbathe
Most Dangerous Animal in the World
. The rarely seen tarsier has tiny, pointed teeth for crunching through its prey. Its eyes are bigger than its own brain, and are used for spotting prey in the dark.
Wonders of World
The Monastery of the Holy Trinity
. This is one of the oldest still existing monastery in central Greece, situated in the Peneas Valley northeast of the town of Kalambaka. Six of the 24 monasteries are still active and open to visitors
BULLISH UNIQUE THREE RIVER BOTTOM
. Definition This is a three-candlestick pattern signaling a major top reversal. It is composed of a white candlestick followed by a short candlestick which characteristically gaps up to form a star. Then we have a third black candlestick whose closing
Why Water does not always flow from a Faucet
. The Water Problem of a Large City: Most of us have at times been annoyed by the inability to secure water on an upper story, because of the drawing off of a supply on a lower floor. During the working hours of the day, immense quantities of water are
Tips to get ready for xmas
Approximately one week before Christmas purchase perishable food stuffs
. Leave enough time to defrost the turkey, if preparing