Category Archives: Where to Go

World’s First Underwater Villa

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island presented the world’s first underwater villa. They’re calling it Muraka, or “coral” in Dhivehi (the local language of the Maldives), and it’s projected to sit five meters beneath the waves of the ocean. “The first of … Continue reading

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Magical Photos of Abu Dhabi Wrapped in Fog

Khalid Al Hammadi is a Chemical Engineer – Cityscape & Architecture Photographer based in Abu Dhabi. His stunning photography seeks not only to capture Abu Dhabi’s architecture, but also its soul.   “The fog always appears in a different form and … Continue reading

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A Trip Across Ecosystems while Climbing Kilimanjaro by Laurence Hills

“The most unforgiving filming location that I have had the pleasure to visit. The film was shot over 7 days climbing to the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Walk from the rich … Continue reading

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A Stunning Split View of the Milky Way as You Have Never Seen it Before

Photographer Johannes Holzer from Krün, Germany, braved the cold to capture breath-taking shots of the milky way from a whole new perspective. To accomplish this outstanding view of the Milky Way, a mountainous landscape, and the murky depths of the Isar river … Continue reading

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books

MVRDV and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI) have completed Tianjin Binhai Library as part of a larger masterplan to provide a cultural district for the city. The 33,700m2 cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium and floor-to-ceiling cascading … Continue reading

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Adršpach-Teplice Rock Town

The Adršpach-Teplice Rocks Town is not a town built by people but an unusual set of huge rock formations in northeastern Bohemia, Czech Republic. “The rocks take the shape of pillars, columns and walls and create a fascinating labyrinth to … Continue reading

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The Finalists of the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

© Michael B. Hardie. All rights reserved. Over the last 13 years, readers have submitted nearly 350,000 images to Smithsonian’s annual photo contest. These photos have transported us to the far corners of Earth, captured spectacular, split-second moments and introduced us to fascinating people … Continue reading

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Kyoto Winter Wonderland

Image via sugar9717 Take a look at some spectacular photographs of Kyoto covered in snow. Ginkakuji (photo by @_nanashina_) Kinkakuji (photo by ui_hii618love) Image via dianasip Image via Juezba Image via gentasekikawa Image via shiny_choi Fushimi Inari-taisha (photo by @mayu_sakurai11) … Continue reading

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Mika Suutari – Photographer of Mystical Nights

Mika Suutari, photographer of mystical nights in Finland. “I am an photographer from Southern Finland. I like pictures with a powerful athmosphere and I intent to have that in my photography. I hope my pictures convey the feeling I get when … Continue reading

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Subways by Nick Frank

“Arrivals, departures, meetings, the clash of different people… Subway stations are more than just a central location for travelers. In fact, they represent the lively background for everyday life and drama while offering intimate insight: first a heartbreaking farewell, then … Continue reading

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