Here’s a whole bunch of gorgeous photographs documenting tiny (but visually stunning) villages around the world. Whether it’s skyscrapers or suburbia that you’re used to, there’s something so magnetic about the simple life on display here.
Is man battling nature or himself? In these fascinating new paintings by artist Joel Rea, we see man and a tiger going one-on-one with the fury of nature. Using oil on canvas, Rea makes his paintings come alive by showing waves furiously crashing and rocks shockingly crumbling. One has to wonder who has ultimate control in this world. In Resolution, above, we see a man holding a briefcase in one hand and a piece of paper in the other, while a giant wave is about to crash upon him. Solemn or scary? Are you at peace with this painting or does it make you quiver inside? Like any great art, that’s up to you to decide.
The swing’s unique location 2,600 meters above sea level offers visitors a beautiful and terrifying view of the Tungurahua Volcano. Although it might look like it hangs over a cliff, the swing actually just hangs over a steep slope. Either way, falling would probably mean death, but that doesn’t stop adventurous swingers from giving the swing at the end of the world a go. And it’s probably worth it, because the rush of adrenaline, the feeling of freedom, and the amazing surrounding views must be one-of-a-kind.
The nature of people is a constant desire for some changes, automobiles, business, city life, but in the end their own homes .. Do you ever wonder what happens to the houses and buildings in which you once lived long ago, one of the answer lies in this interesting but sad story …
This hut was used as a base in Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition (1911-12). After the party died from extreme cold, starvation, and exhaustion on their return journey to the South Pole, the well-stocked hut they were attempting to reach has been left untouched. [Antarctica]
The emergency relief workers were on their toes with thousands of sandbags filled with snow on Sunday in the area surrounding Buffalo, New York to tackle the situation of flooding as temperatures began to rise, resulting into the melting of up to seven feet (two meters) of snow. 10 people have been killed in western New York because of a heavy snowfall, because of the collapse of the roof had to be evacuated 130 residents of a nursing home in Buffalo. On many routes paralyzed traffic, weather forecasts are disappointing.
Here’s a whole bunch of gorgeous photographs documenting tiny but visually stunning villages around the world. Whether it’s skyscrapers or suburbia that you’re used to, there’s something so magnetic about the simple life on display here.
Pennan, Scotland. Photo by Jim Richardson.
The stunning installation covers 16 acres, which is roughly equivalent to 250 tennis courts or 16 soccer fields. The clay models were handmade under artist Paul Cummins and the setting was designed by Tom Piper. Teams of volunteers worked day and and night to carefully assemble each flower. Ninety tons of steel was used to create the stems of the poppies, which varied in length from 1m to 50cm, and the structures which made the red flowers look like they were floating over the moat or pouring out of one of the tower’s windows.
For the Europeans an upcoming summer usually means a trip to the Mediterranean region, which encompasses various countries and cultures. Numerous resorts will suite every taste: nightlife lovers will find their haven in Majorca, the beach lovers will retreat in Santorini or Menorca, while gourmets will be pleased with Corsican treats. Take a look at the list and pick your next vacation destination.
1. Santorini, Greece
When you see the views from some of these rooms, you’ll be wondering why you don’t spend more time in dilapidated houses. There’s something about how the decrepitude of the walls frame the windowpanes and really make the beautiful nature scenes on the other side of them pop like a Rose Period Picasso against a boring gray backdrop. The photography is done by an Australian photographer who posts the pictures under the name Urbexography. Their eye for the perfect abandoned homes to take these photos in is truly remarkable. It’s hard to say exactly what Urbexography’s work will make you feel, but you’ll feel it, that’s for sure.