Bali – the island of a thousand temples

bali-1Gate to Heaven in Temple Pura Lempuyang

Bali is famous for its varied landscape of rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture.

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Table-top mountains

table-top-mountains-2Autana Mountain in Venezuela near the Colombian border

Table-top mountains are the remains of large sandstone plateaus that once covered granite basement complexs. Also known as tepui, table-top mountains tend to be found as isolated entities rather than in connected ranges, which makes them the host of a unique array of endemic plant and animal species. Some of the most outstanding tepuis are Neblina, Autana, Auyantepui and Mount Roraima. They are typically composed of sheer blocks of Precambrian quartz arenite sandstone that rise abruptly from the jungle, giving rise to spectacular natural scenery. Auyantepui is the source of Angel Falls, the world’s tallest waterfall.
(info: wikipedia)
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Vassilis Tangoulis is an International Award-Winning Black and White Fine Art photographer based in Greece. His photographic vision is better described as capturing the time in a world where “present” is only an infinitesimal part of time, a fleeting illusion dividing almost infinite past and future. Here is a collection of his favorite waterland, Lake Tourlida in Western Greece.
All images © Vassilis Tangoulis

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The Beach of the Cathedrals

beach-of-the-Cathedrals-1Image: Jl.Cernadas

The Beach of the Cathedrals is located in the Ribadeo municipality in Spain. The place’s more characteristic features are its natural arches and caves, which can be seen only in low tide. During low tide you can gain access to a sand deposit delimited by a rocky wall made from slate and schist of strange and complex forms: more than 30-meters-tall arches which resemble  cathedral flying buttresses formed due to the erosion of the waves.

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Pink Sand Beach in Bahamas


The Pink Sand Beach stretches for three-and-a half-miles and can be found on Harbour Island’s Atlantic side in Bahamas. The beach gets its pink hue from thousands of broken coral pieces, shells, and calcium carbonate materials left behind by foraminifera (tiny marine creatures with red and pink shells) that live in the coral reefs that surround the beach.

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Floating walkway in China


The scenic walkway  in Xuan’en County of central China’s Hubei Province measures approximately 1,640 feet (500 metres) and it wraps around the lush green landscape that surrounds it according to People’s Daily Online. The wooden walkway  allows visitors to see a part of a valley that was previously accessible only by rowing boat.

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