Chand Baori in Rajasthan, India, is an amazing architectural feat. Built almost 1,000 years ago, it is a “stepwell,” a huge water reservoir with a series of steps in the walls that access the stored water.
Thor’s Well is a sink hole of Cape Perpetua, a forested area of land on the central Oregon Coast, surrounded by water on three sides. Thor’s Well is also often simply called the Spouting Horn. It is essentially a huge salt water fountain operated by the Pacific Ocean's power. This natural spectacle is at its best when it’s the most dangerous to watch - at high tide or during winter storms.
A Balinese-style gate stands at the edge of a water garden—two stepped and overflowing ponds that Bensley reconceived to “act as a foyer to the rest of the estate.” Traditional offerings are at the top of the steps, and antique bronze rats from Nepal sit at the bottom.