Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 weird and wonderful places to see before you die

The world is amazing. There are so many interesting, wonderful, inexplicable. See Paris and die? You should see more in life at least like some areas of this post! Though even to die too early and meaningless – because the world is still so much unknown!

Alberobello’s Trulli, Italy

Alberobello’s Trulli, Italy
Alberobello’s Trulli, Italy

Alberobello, Italy is home to whitewashed, conical-rooved houses known as trulli. Most of these structures, which are clustered together like mushrooms, date back to the 18th century.

 

Cappadocia, Turkey







Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey

The surrealistic landscape of this soft volcanic terrain was created by wind and water over many centuries. Homes hollowed out of the soft limestone in ancient times are still lived in today.

Khajuraho Temples, India


Khajuraho Temples, India
Khajuraho Temples, India

Between the 10th and 13th centuries in central India, a clan of Rajput warriors claiming descent from the Moon God, Chandra, built a series of temples with erotic friezes depicting every imaginable position of the Kama Sutra.

Sing-Sing Festivals, Papua New Guinea


Sing-Sing Festivals, Papua New Guinea
Sing-Sing Festivals, Papua New Guinea

Known for speaking more than 750 distinct languages and producing unusual artwork, Papua New Guineans of many tribes gather for cultural shows, or sing-sings, to drum and dance and chant in friendly competition.

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland


Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
This honeycomb mass along Ireland’s northern coast is made up of more than 40,000 basalt columns created by volcanic eruptions some 60 million years ago. Irish legend says that mythic hero Finn MacCool created the rocks as stepping stones.

Ice Hotel, Sweden

Ice Hotel, Sweden
Ice Hotel, Sweden
 The Ice Hotel sits 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Jukkasjarvi, Norrland, Sweden. It has been built every November since 1990 and disappears each spring when it melts. This is a photo of a guest room.


Sapporo Snow Festival, Japan


Sapporo Snow Festival, Japan
Sapporo Snow Festival, Japan
This weeklong snow sculpture show in Sapporo, Japan hauls 38,000 tons of snow from nearby mountains so that sculptors can create massive works, some as tall as 130 feet and as wide as 80 feet.


Komodo dragons, Indonesia


Komodo dragons, Indonesia
Komodo dragons, Indonesia
The 150-square-mile Komodo National Park in Komodo, Indonesia was established in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. This lizard grows to between 6 and 10 feet and weighs about 150 pounds.


Underground Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia


Underground Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Underground Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia
The underground rock-hewn churches of Lalibela have been in continuous use by Orthodox priests since the 12th century.


Metro System, Moscow, Russia


Metro System, Moscow, Russia
Metro System, Moscow, Russia
With elegant marbles, bas reliefs, mosaics and glittering chandeliers, the Moscow metro is hailed as one of Stalin’s shining triumphs. Much of the art pays tribute to historical events.

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