Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Around the World in 80 Seconds



The longest traffic jam in the world recorded in China with a length of 260 kilometers



  In the Chinese province of Shandong is a 36 Km bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou.
It takes eight car lanes, and it's the longest sea bridge in the world.



 Airport in the Maldives is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Indian Ocean



 Balcony of floor 103 in Chicago



 Balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey



 In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. This city is the northern most point of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. The two opposing tides in this place cannot merge because they have different densities.



 Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed) flowering once every several years



 An unusual tunnel in California's Sequoia National Park



 This statue, created by Bruno Catalano, is located in France



 Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea



 Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano — Tongariro National Park, New Zealand



 Favelas of Brazil — the boundary between wealth and poverty



 Gibraltar Airport



 Haus Rizzi in Braunschweig, Germany



 Lena Pillars by the Lena River, far eastern Siberia in Russia



 In the city of Buford, USA lives just one person and he works as a janitor and as a mayor



 Lighthouse guard in Mare, France



 Heavy fog over Sydney, Australia



 Lost paradise in the Indian Ocean, Isle of Lamu



 Morning Glory — kind of clouds observed in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia



In north western Montana, USA the water is so transparent that it seems that it is quite a shallow lake when in fact it’s pretty deep



 Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid



 Paris computer games store. Note that the floor is absolutely flat.



Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar. Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached both on foot and by boat.



 Crescent Moon Tower in Dubai



 These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature remains unknown.



The world's highest chained carousel is located in Vienna — the height is 117 meters



The river above the river — Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany



 Sunset from inside a wave



 This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia land form. Those gorgeous colours are the result of an accumulation of red sandstone and other rocks over millions of years. These phenomena can be observed in several places in China. The one in the photo is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu.



 Thor's Well "The Gates of the Dungeon" in Cape Perpetua, Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water creates a scenic landscape



A storm in Montana, USA, 2010


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3 comments:

  1. A totally absorbing, stimulating and pleasurable collection of photos. Thank you. My hope is that the more people learn about this fabulous planet of ours, the more they will cherish and protect it.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, the whole point of making such collections is to share them and stimulate the mind and raise awareness as well. Keep checking my blog, I post almost daily. Also check my other posts. Cheers.

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    2. Check out my sequel collection to Around The World in 80 Seconds, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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