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Catch a wave: 11 unforgettable surfing shots

Making magic "There are certain people I meet that I'm able to 'make magic' with in front of the camera," Lee says of Teal, who is a filmmaker, surfer and adventure model.

Margate. That formerly uncool seaside resort in north-west Kent, has had quite the revamp. It is part of Thanet, which also includes the seaside towns of Ramsgate and Broadstairs, and was recently mentioned in Frommers must-see destinations for 2011. Margate is packed with quirky cafes and vintage shops, and it's also home to the new Turner Contemporary gallery.


The Strangest Bulidings Arround the World

Real Estate speculator James V. Lafferty began building Lucy the Elephant in 1881, in an effort to lure the potential property buyers to Margate, a tiny shore town just south of Atlantic City. 1966 locals, who had long rallied to save the infamous pachyderm, succeeded in getting the state to certify Lucy the Elephant as a landmark. Federal authorities soon followed suit and she became a nationally protected site as well. In 1970 she was moved, repainted & repaired, and today houses a…

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Margate Sands

Situated on Margate's popular main beach just 153km south of Durban, this high-rise development consists of 63 luxury 3-bedroom apartments overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Lucy, the Elephant Building. A six-story building shaped like elephant, or rather elefoa - Lucy the Elephant Building was built in 1882 by James V. Lafferty in a small town near Atlanta, New Jersey, USA. Over the years, Lucy has housed restaurants, offices, house and tavern.