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Climbing Down Into an Active Volcano [Video]

4 Apr , 2011  

In october 2010, the volcanologist Geoff Mackley came up with the crazy idea of descending into the Marum volcano which was active at that time. He gathered a team and went to Ambryum Island, Vanuatu, in an extreme adventure to approach as much as they could of the boiling caldera. To document the furious lava […]

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Africa, Hidden Places

Nature can Sting: Tsingy Needle Formations in Madagascar [Video]

2 Apr , 2011  

by photographer Stephen Alvarez The Tsingy Formations are located in northern Madagascar and they are a world renowned natural reserve. Imagine a miniature world, lost somewhere on a calcareous coast, composed of stone needles resembling daggers which rise up 30 meters above the ground and you will get a glimpse of what the Tsingy Formations […]

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Australia and Oceania, Hidden Places

Deliver A Postcard From the World’s First Underwater Post Office

31 Mar , 2011  

The Underwater Post Office is situated in Vanuatu, an island nation located in South Pacific Ocean that consists of 82 small, geologically newer islands. The post office is just three meters below the surface and only 50 meters offshore the Port Villa, on Highway Island. Since its opening in 2003, approximately 100,000 visitors have posted […]

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Art Installation Linking People from London&New York in Real Time: Telectroscope [VIDEO]

27 Mar , 2011  

Even if many of you probably already heard about the Telectroscope, this great invention captured our attention and we thought of sharing it. Although it had a short existence (May-June 2008), it is a famous creation that consisted in outdoor interactive video installations linking London (near Tower Bridge) and New York (Brooklyn Bridge). It was […]

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1800 Pop-Up Books, an Exhibition [Video]

25 Mar , 2011  

Pop-Up Books are known worldwide for their fascinating design. Flipping pages and discovering three-dimensional characters, buildings and so on makes for a fun readers’ experience, both for children and adults. Bowdoin College from Brunswick, USA has a collection of over 1,800 pop-up books and they will all be on display this spring as part of […]

Europe, Hidden Places

20 Photos of Colorful Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

24 Mar , 2011  

Tulip fields have always been a subject of fascination. For today we gathered a few photos that showcase their intriguing, extra-colorful spectacle. But you should know tulips are not the only flowers that can cause this animated effect. According to Holland.nl, the flower-watching season in the Netherlands begins “ in March with crocuses, followed by […]

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Restaurant Carved in Rock: Cova d’en Xoroi, Spain

22 Mar , 2011  

This is Cova d’en Xoroi, known to locals simply as the “Caves“: an impressive restaurant, romantically placed inside the beautiful cliffs of Cala n’Porter, on the southern coastof Menorca, a spectacular Spanish Island. Touched by history and always washed by the sea, this is a cave dug in mythology, full of corners waiting to be […]

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Book Sculptures Portraying Famous Personalities at Dutch Book Week

21 Mar , 2011  

Written Portraits was achieved by agency Van Wanter Etcetera in collaboration with Souverein, who came up with the artworks below. Here is a short campaign description: Each year CPNB (CollectivePromotion Dutch Literature) organises the Dutch Book Week to promote Dutchliterature. And every year a specific genre is being profiled. This year the(auto) biography is featured. […]

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World’s Highest Via Ferrata: Mountain Torq , Malaysia

21 Mar , 2011  

The Mountain Torq Via Ferrata is located at 3,776 meters above sea level and has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s highest “via ferrata” (Italian for “road with iron”).  It is positioned near to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest point on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia […]

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Happy Holli!

19 Mar , 2011  

Tomorrow (March 20th), Hindus everywhere are celebrating a religious spring festival in an intriguing way: by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Check out our post where we covered the Holli Festival of Colors and have a look at the video below for a glimpse of this colorful, colorful day. photo […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Small Town Dominating a Theatrical Basalt Cliff: Castellfollit de la Roca, Spain

19 Mar , 2011  

Narrow streets, breathtaking landscapes, buildings dating back to medieval times, stone walls and a giant basalt cliff are just some of the features of Castellfollit de la Roca. Located in the province of Girona, Spain, this odd looking place has no more than 1000 inhabitants which makes it one of the smallest towns in Catalonia. […]

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Crazy Accommodation

Alcatraz Hotel or How to Pay 150 Euros to Experience Comfortable Jail Life

18 Mar , 2011  

The idea of a prison-themed hotel is not new, but the Alcatraz Hotel has a name that stands out. Located in the heart of Kaiserslautern, Germany, this 56 room hotel features 100 year old sandstone walls and an overall interesting architecture. And to intuitively answer your question, yes, this place used to be a real […]

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Africa, Hidden Places

Skeleton Coast, A Place Full of Ends

18 Mar , 2011  

It is called “The Land God Made in Anger” or “The Gates of the bad place“. At a first glance, this name seems like an exaggeration of the local people, but the fact is that in the last two centuries many strange and tragic accidents occurred along the coast. In the cold days, the fog […]

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Hidden Places, North & Central America

The 58 National Parks in the USA(*15): Cuyahoga Valley National Park

17 Mar , 2011  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is situated between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio, and it is the only national park in Ohio. With a total surface of 130 km2, it preserves and reclaims all the areas along the Cuyahoga River, with its beautiful rural landscape that includes colorful forests, waterfalls, rolling hills, caves and steep narrow […]

Europe, Hidden Places

Blue Grotto, a Remote Place with Captive Sun Rays

12 Mar , 2011  

The Blue Grotto is a natural attraction on the coast of Capri Island, Italy, and it is considered one of the most beautiful sea caves due to its almost surreal blue water. The “eye-catching” color is a result of sunlight passing through the cavities and creating a blue reflection. There are two entrances that permit […]

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