Friday, June 21, 2013

Amazing Collection of Beautiful Places and Spaces


 

Amazing Collection of Beautiful Places and Spaces


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Our planet is far more impressive than we could imagine. It has the power to build landscapes that amaze us even after seeing them a few times. In this article I have gathered pictures of places and spaces in our beautiful world that are simply amazing and must be seen. Enjoy.

1. Green Fly Geyser, Nevada


Located about 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada, is the tiny town of Gerlach. Twenty miles north of that is Fly Ranch, home to one of the most unique geysers in the world.

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The most striking aspect of the Fly Geyser is its vibrant colors, which are caused by thermophilic algae. The erupting water leaves behind calcium carbonate deposits that have accumulated over the years and have formed the large geyser mound and multiple terraces. Thermophilic algae thrive in these conditions, creating the brilliant red and green hues that give the geyser its unforgettable look.

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2. Ice Castles in Silverthorne, Colorado


The Ice Castles in Silverthorne are man-made ice formations created by Utah’s Brent Christensen. Brett’s fascination with ice began with an ice rink that he made for his children. One thing led to another, and he ended up building an ice castle in his front yard that became quite the roadside attraction.

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3. Terme di Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy


This waterfall is very famous in Tuscany because is an open-air free hot spring.

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The waters of Saturnia Therme are sulphureous-carbonic-sulphate-bicarbonate-alkaline. The smell is quite strong because of the sulphurous.

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4. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany


Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany.

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The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.

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5. Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan


The Sagano Bamboo Forest is one of Japan’s national treasures. It is about a half-hour out of the ancient capital of Kyoto and covers a total area of about 15 square kilometres.

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There is a walking path that cuts through the bamboo grove making for a pleasant and popular trek. It is one of the most beautiful natural environment in entire Japan, not only because of its natural beauty but also because of the sound the wind makes as it blows through the thick bamboo grove.

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6. Horseshoe Bend, Arizona


Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.

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During the summer months this area will get very hot during mid-day. Be sure to bring plenty of water and wear good hiking shoes.

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7. Back Beach, Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Australia


Sorrento is a township in Victoria, Australia, located on the shores of Port Phillip on the Mornington Peninsula, about one and a half hours south of Melbourne.

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Beautiful rock pools available to explore at Sorrento back beach during low tide.

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8. Strokkur,Iceland


Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík. It is one of Iceland’s most famous geysers, erupting about every 4–8 minutes 15 – 20 m high, sometimes up to 40 m high.

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Strokkur and its surrounding areas regularly attracts tourists to view the geyser, as it is one of very few natural geysers to erupt frequently and reliably.

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9. Algarrobo, Chile


Acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest swimming pool, the lagoon in San Alfonso del Mar resort, Algarrobo, Chile measures 1,013 metres (3,323 ft) in length, covers an area of eight hectares (20 acres), contains 250,000 cubic meters of water and is navigable in small boats.

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10. Sawyer Glacier, Alaska


If anybody ever thought staring at ice was boring, they need just look at this video of a 200-foot chunk of ice breaking off of Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska to realize that ice can certainly perk up a tourist’s day.

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