Photographed in England’s Peak District
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This is what we call a sky garden – the amazing Guinigi Tower in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Follow us now Instagram :)
This little guy is part of a magnificent rock formation at ‘Meteora’ in central Greece. For more, visit tomradenz.com
An old residential building is seen surrounded by a newly-built ring viaduct, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, June 18, 2015. The building was planned to be demolished, but several units in the building refused to move out as they couldn’t reach a compensation agreement with the authority, local media reported. Picture via REUTERS/Ma Qiang/Southern Metropolis Daily
We are off getting married on the beautiful Greek island of Sifnos. See you in 3 weeks :)
Photographs by Tom Radenz
Hang Son Doong in Vietnam is the largest cave on Earth. Located near the border between Laos and Vietnam, this behemoth is approximately 9km (5.6 miles) long and contains its own large, flowing river.
The largest chamber in this single cave runs for 5km (3.1 miles), is 200m (656ft) high and 150m (492ft) wide, and contains some of the tallest stalagmites in the world – up to 70m tall (229ft).
Luoping Rape Flower Fields, Yunnan Province, China / photographed by +Lanzi These sparkling images, that look more like a golden ocean, are of yellow rapeseed flowers, also known as canola, attract thousands of tourists every year (during the blossoming season) to Luoping, a small county in eastern China.
From his photography project ‘Vedema’ – a selection of enchanting photographs portraying the famous Greek island of Santorini from a different point of view, by Petros Koublis.
Words from the photographer:
The concept of this project was to bring into surface and reveal a different face of Santorini, its hidden aspects and less known parts. The idea was to turn our eyes away from the famous caldera of the island, one of the most breathtaking and photographed parts of the world, and investigate the peculiarities, the secrets and the mysteries of the landscape that spreads towards the eastern part of the island.The project was realized in the April of 2014. We approached Santorini as the equivalent of a dream.The island of Santorini rises like an enchanting secret, both hidden and revealed, both real and mythical, wrapped in the captivating drama of its prehistoric volcanic creation. The Spirit of fire still wanders among the black rocks of the island, reciting an ancient, hypnotic poem, vigorously narrating the story of its origin through the hieroglyphics that the lava ecstatically engraved in the untamed land. A strange, murmured voice that enchants like a Siren’s song echoes from the steep cliffs of the Caldera; this song is the sound of the muddled, common memory of our very own origin. It is the sound of a whispering that escapes the crater, the deep blue sea, the irregular cracks in the scattered stones, the dark lunar soil, the carved caves, the breathing of the grazing horses as they dream of their mythological ancestors; Eos, Aethon, Pyrois and Phlegon, the horses that carried the chariot of god Helios, the ancient personification of the Sun.For in this island everything is somehow linked to a dream; like that of Euphemus, who dreamt one night that he made love to a nymph, the daughter of Triton. In his dream, the nymph who got pregnant and feared the wrath of her father, asked Euphemus to get a clod of earth from Anaphe, the island they were at, and throw it to the sea, so she could hide there and safely give birth to their child; even if it was a dream, he followed the nymph’s request and the new island appeared.Dreams are a part of a subconscious that the island itself seems to project on our thoughts, this primitive seduction that connects us with a forgotten Hysiodic theogony, ritually offering to our senses the sacred philosophy of imagination.
‘Houses of the Holy’ – stunning photographs of colorful vaulted mosque ceilings, captured by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
‘Minimal Greece’ – Rich Blues and Bright Whites from the baron islands of Greece by Tom Blachford
India by Drone – Photographer Amos Chapple’s remarkable aerial views of India were shot by attaching his camera to a ‘quadcopter’ drone
Ocean of Flowers in Luoping, China / unknown photographer(s)
The Church of St. George is one of eleven monolithic churches in Lalibela, a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Originally named Roha or Warwar, this historical and religious site is currently accepted in the modern name of Lalibela, after King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela of Ethiopia, who is regarded as a saint-like figure by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. / Text via Wikipedia, unknown photographer
Tosua Ocean Trench – Lotofaga, Samoa
Tosua actually means a “Gigantic Swimming Hole”. It is believed that lava field blow holes making thees tide pools and walking paths along the shore and near the ocean’s edge. it is about 30 meters down from the ground level, one must climb down a long ladder to the natural pool. The pool is situated close to Lotofaga, which is a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. For more info about the village, visit Lotofaga on Wikipedia (via amazingplacesonearth.com)
Rather rare views – from his series ‘Empty London’ by Nick Dolding
Beautiful and almost surreal photographs of a frozen forest in Isosyötte, Finland captured by photographer Terry Gibbins
Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau. This Micronesian island is home to five marine lakes that contain Mastigias papua, the golden jellyfish. It’s thought that these jellyfish have lost their ability to sting, but they do – it’s just rarely strongly enough to be felt by humans. See a video here
Photographs by David Kirkland, David Doubilet, Jody Macdonald and Chean Chong Lim
Remote tennis court in the Hebrides, an area off the west coast of the Scottish mainland, photographed by Paris based photographer Derek Hudson.
Curious how places left abandoned have a special magic or beauty about them…would you agree?
Places from top to bottom:
City Hall Subway Station- New York City
Ryugyong Hotel- Pyongyang, North Korea
Nara Dreamland- Japan
Château Miranda or Château de Noisy- Celles, Belgium
Christ of the Abyss- San Fruttuoso, Italy
City of Pripyat, Ukraine
Gulliver’s Travels Park- Kawaguchi, Japan
Abandoned mill – Sorrento, Italy
House of the Bulgarian Communist Party- Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria
Abandoned flats- Keelung, Taiwan
Mirny Diamond Mine- Eastern Siberia, Russia
‘Rodovia dos Imigrantes’ – (official designation SP‑160) is a highway in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The highway connects the city of São Paulo to the Atlantic coast and with the seaside cities of São Vicente and Praia Grande. It follows the route of Rodovia Anchieta and is also one of Brazil’s busiest highways, especially on weekends.
Rodovia dos Imigrantes has 44 viaducts, 7 bridges, and 11 tunnels, along its 58.5 km stretch. The highway has recently been expanded, in one of the most audacious feats of Brazilian highway engineering, with extremely long tunnels and high strutting six-lane bridges constructed over the tropical rain forest which covers the steep faces of the Serra do Mar, the cliff range that separates the São Paulo plateau from the seaside lowlands. During sunny weekends, more than 1 million automobiles commonly cross its near 60 km run, separating the city of São Paulo from the sea. (Text: Wikipedia)
The living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Shillong, India – century old bridges grown by the Meghalaya villagers who train the roots to create a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge. / photographs courtesy of Rex Features
The Zion National Park, captured by Justin Brauner.
/// Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.
Tomorrow morning, the Hovercraftdoggies are moving to a little place called London! Once settled, we will be back to our usual self with regular posts every day.
/ Photograph: Warren Mews, London captured by Garry Knight
‘Rock Islands of Palau’ – The Republic of Palau consists of eight principal islands and more than 250 smaller ones lying roughly 500 miles southeast of the Philippines. Photographed by Mark Kenworthy
‘Cappadocia‘ – This rocky landscape is honeycombed with networks of ancient underground settlements and outstanding examples of Byzantine art as well as its troglodyte dwellings carved out of the rock and cities dug out into underground, in the region of Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, Turkey / Photos found here
Amazing satellite photographs of earth’s treasures – from top to bottom:
Aldabra atol in the Indian Ocean, near Madagascar /
Mount Taranaki on the northern island of New Zealand /
The enormous salt lake of Chott el Djerid in southern Tunisia /
The Danubian Delta /
The Bahía Blanca nature reserve on the Argentinean Atlantic coast /
The Galapagos Islands /
Marble Canyon, Arizona, USA
all photographs courtesy of eoVision/ GeoEye/ e-GEOS
‘Midtown’ – This is the view overlooking Central Park from the 35th floor of the Time Warner building, which is the lobby lounge of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. That’s W 59th Street below. / Photographed by Grey van der Meer
Exit Glacier, Seward, Alaska, 2008 from the Series ‘Alaska’ – by photographer Navid Baraty / The Exit Glacier is a glacier derived from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska. It received its name because it served as the exit for the first recorded crossing of the Harding Icefield in 1968.
Beautiful photograph of the colorful cable cars of Long Qing Xia Canyon, 50 miles north of Beijing, China captured by Jessica Gunawan Albindo
At the entrance to Long Qing is a village named Gu Cheng Cun, which was the empress’ garden during the Ming dynasty. Long means dragon and Qing means honor or celebrate, Xia means gorge. The legend says that dragons go there to celebrate because of the natural beauty of Long Qing Xia.
Incredible ice and snow covered rock formations in the Ural Mountains, Russia / unknown photographer
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam / …in the Gulf of Tonkin, it includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence / unknown photographer
Ancient City of Petra, Jordan by Candlelight, photographed by Andrew Waddington
Beautiful ocean wellness resort / unknown photographer & location
The chalk headland of ‘Beachy Head’ and ‘the Seven Sisters’, Southern England / beautifully photographed by Oliver Sterk
Aerial photographs of the religious city of ‘Ben Isguen’ ,untouched by the modernization of the world, in the M’zab valley in the Northern Sahara Desert of Algeria. / unknown photographer
Beautiful aerial photographs of the famous and colorful tulip fields in the municipality of Anna Paulowna, northern Netherlands captured by french photographer Normann Szkop / “The season begins in March with crocuses, followed by the daffodil and the yellow narcissi. In April the hyacinths and tulips blossom to some time in mid May, depending on the weather. Later, in August it is time for the gladioli…” read & see more here
Berber Grain Storage Houses in the form of vaulted adobe buildings in the city of Tataouine in South Tunisia (famously known from the original Star Wars Movies) / photographed by Alex Erkiletian