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Senegal's Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.
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Lake Retba, Senegal or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba also has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. A pink lake?! Yes! :)
“The Gate to Hell” is located in Turkeminstan, in the heart of Middle Asia, in the Kara-Kum desert. It was formed with little human help, when in 1971 Soviet experts ordered drilling in the cavern filled with loads of natural gas, which roof collapsed leaving a hole with 60-70 meters diameter. After that the gas continued rising from even deeper sources. Aware of the possibility of poisoning, the government decided to burn it. It never stopped burning
Hell’s Door, Turkmenistan - 10 Strange Yet Spectacular Places Worth Visiting
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The "Gates of Hell" are situated near the small town of Darvaz in Turkmenistan. Thirty-five years ago, geologists were drilling for gas when then encountered a very large cavern underground filled with a poisonous gas. They ignited the gas expecting it to burn off in a few hours. The gas is still burning to this day.
Cool things in random places. The Door to Hell is situated near the small town of Darvaz in Turkmenistan. Thirty-five years ago, geologists were drilling for gas when then encountered a very large cavern underground filled with a poisonous gas. They ignited the gas expecting it to burn off in a few hours. The gas is still burning to this day.
Choi + Shine Architects - The Land of Giants - Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon Competition - Honorable Mention
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Choi + Shine proposal for new Icelandic High-voltage electrical pylons. Dubbed “The Land of Giants”, the proposal would create pylons shaped like human bodies made up of recyclable, prefabricated sections. How cool is that!?
American firm Choi & Shine Architects designed these conceptual electricity pylons shaped like human figures to march across the Icelandic landscape. Each pylon would be assembled from modular parts, which could be adapted into various positions to given the impression the the statues are walking, climbing or crouching. Over long spans, the pylon-figure stretches to gain increased height, crouches for increased strength or strains under the weight of the wires.
Kudos go out to American architecture firm, Choi+Shine Architects, for this innovative and fun design concept featuring 30-metre tall electricity towers that are shaped like human figures. The project, entitled Land of Giants, was awarded the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Award for its unique conceptual approach to power solutions in the Icelandic landscape.
Why not make these things more attractive?!! Great ideas meet art! Choi + Shine Architects - Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon -
Icelandic Design Competition -Redesigned Electric Tower Pylons
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This is a winning entry in a Icelandic design competition to redesign electric tower pylons. The pylon-figures can be configured to respond to their environment with appropriate gestures. As the carried electrical lines ascend a hill, the pylon-figures change posture, imitating a climbing person. Winner 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture
Land of Giants by Choi + Shine Architects ~ transmission line art in Iceland
Creative electricity towers designed by Choi+Shine architects look like giant people that hold overhead power lines. If the project gets approved, existing transmission towers in Iceland will be modified and transformed into male and female statues.
Land of Giants by Choi + Shine Architects these towers hold electric wires in Japan
Floating Bike Photography by Zhao Huasen
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If you look closely, you’ll notice a pretty key element is missing from these photographs! China-born photographer Zhao Huasen created this fun collection of images where bicyclists float along city streets, pedaling and steering invisible bikes. For the project, entitled Floating, the artist captured hundreds of cyclists going about their every day lives and he then digitally removed the bicycles from the images. The bicycle seats, position of the riders, and the shadows on the streets remain intact, allowing viewers to easily fill in the gaps and understand the story.
‘Floating’ Invisible Bicycle Photos by Zhao Huasen
Floating Bike Photography by Zhao Huasen (6 Pictures)
Floating Theater, Austria
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This place is really cool, floating stage in Austria that changes with show.. #bucket list..
Seebühne (or floating stage), with 7,000 seats, is the location for large-scale opera or musical performances on a stage over water on the shores of Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria. Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival) is a performing arts festival which is held every July and August in Bregenz, Austria. The festival has become renowned for its unconventional staging of shows. Verdi’ s opera “A Masked Ball” performed at Seebühne in 1999 featured a giant book being read by a skeleton.
"The Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival) is famous and acclaimed for staging some of the most mind-blowing spectacles. According to the The Telegraph, Verdi’ s opera “A Masked Ball” in 1999 featured a giant book stage being opened by a skeleton. The uncommon staging and show took place on Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria.( Photograph by AP )"
Gardens by the bay, Singapore
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£350 million gardens project to make Singapore 'botanical capital of the world' ?!
Singapore constructs a forest of steel “supertrees” over Marina Bay.
Singapore steel trees- Amazing foot bridge!
Gardens by the bay, Singapore. #architecture #park
Amazing Waterfall Restaurant in Philippines
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Waterfall restaurant in the Village of Escudero --- I'VE BEEN TO VILLA ESCUDERO! The Philippines is beautiful (:
waterfal restaurant in philippines
Make your lunch memorable forever now at this amazing Place.... The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant -- Located at the Villa Escudero Resort in the Philippines, Here you can enjoy lunch while the water flows under your feet!
Waterfalls Restaurant inside Villa Escudero; a resort located in Quezon Province, Philippines. Bucket List!
Confluence of the Rhone and Arve Rivers in Geneva, Switzerland
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Beautiful pic omg! Converging of two rivers; the clear Rhone River and the greyish Arve River in Geneva, Switzerland.
Nature is the greatest innovator of all. This is a Confluence of the Rhone and Arve River in Geneva, Switzerland. At Daikin India, we draw our inspiration from Nature and innovate to give you the greenest products for a better planet. :)
Colliding Rivers in Geneva, Switzerland - The junction of the Rhone and Arve Rivers. The river on the left is the Rhone, which is just exiting Lake Lehman. The river on the right is the Arve, which receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix Valley (mainly the Mer de Glace) before flowing north-west into the Rhone on the west side of Geneva, a higher level. Photographer unknown.
"Rhone River" meets "Arve River" in Geneva, Switzerland
Confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers in Chongqing, China