Category: TRAVEL

May 30, 2011

Picture of the Day: Solvay. The Highest Hut on the Matterhorn

Picture of the Day: Solvay. The Highest Hut on the Matterhorn

SOLVAY. THE HIGHEST HUT ON THE MATTERHORN Photograph via Streeter5000 The Solvay Hut at 4003 m (13,133 ft) is the highest hut on the Matterhorn. It is a small emergency refuge for about 10 persons, situated on a ledge immediately above the Moseley Slab on the Hörnligrat. It is strictly to be…

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May 24, 2011

Forgotten Monuments from the former Yugoslavia

Forgotten Monuments from the former Yugoslavia

Podgaric – Photograph by Jan Kempenaers Below you will find an incredible collection of photographs by Jan Kempenaers. All of the images are from his book, simply titled Spomenik. You can find the book for sale through his publisher Roma Publications or on Amazon. Details about these fascinating monuments along with a brief overview…

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May 22, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Salt Mounds of Bolivia

Picture of the Day: The Salt Mounds of Bolivia

THE SALT MOUNDS OF BOLIVIA Photograph by LUCA GALUZZI This is a lovely shot of the salt mounds in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest (12 000 km²) and highest (3,700 m) salt flat, ca. 25 times as large as the Bonneville Salt Flats. It’s the…

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May 21, 2011

Picture of the Day: Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

Picture of the Day: Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

FIELDS OF LAVENDER IN PROVENCE, FRANCE Photographer Unknown Stunning photograph of lavender fields in Provence, France. I can almost smell it from here! Absolutely gorgeous. Excuse me… via Reddit

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May 16, 2011

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

Bodiam Castle – East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In…

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May 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

FESTIVAL OF LANTERNS IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Photograph by SANCHAI LOONGROONG Yee Peng is the annual lantern festival held to celebrate the full moon in the northern capital of Chiang Mai on the day preceding Loy Krathong by one day in November. The word “Yee Peng” is the northern Thai term referring…

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May 11, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Island of Brecqhou

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Island of Brecqhou

THE INCREDIBLE ISLAND OF BRECQHOU Photograph by DIEGOURDIALES Brecqhou (or Brechou) is one of the Channel Islands and part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is located just west of Sark and has a surface area of approximately 200 acres (0.81 km2). Sark claims it as a tenement, and the Ministry of…

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