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The Trou de Fer (“Iron Hole”) is a canyon on Reunion Island, off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The primary river flowing through the gorge is the Bras de Caverne River, a tributary of the Rivière du Mât. The canyon has two distinct parts: a large crater, which is fed by six prominent waterfalls, and a narrow slot canyon at its outlet, which constitutes most of the canyon’s length. The slot canyon, or “The Corridor”, extends for about 3 km (1.9 mi), and is said to be commonly dammed up by debris jams to form lakes, including the “Lake of the Eel”. Many springs flow through the porous volcanic rock of the walls, creating countless waterfalls.
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Twitter user Inori makes little animals and stunning figurines out of all kinds of plants and flowers. In the videos below see her in action, creating a girl with a red kimono out of camellia flowers and ballerinas with white clovers.
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Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park lies 8 kilometers south of the city of Zhangjiajie in China. The mountain is best reached by cable car. Tourists can walk on kilometers of paths built onto the cliff face at the top of the mountain, including sections with glass floors. An 11 km road with 99 bends also reaches the top of the mountain and takes visitors to Tianmen cave, a natural hole in the mountain of a height of 131.5 m
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The Painted Hills, located about 9 miles northwest of the town of Mitchell, Oregon, is named after the colorful layers of its hills corresponding to various geological eras, formed when the area was an ancient river floodplain. Distinguished by varied stripes of red, tan, orange, and black, this area is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon.
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A petrifying well gives objects a stone-like appearance. If an object is left into such a well for a period of weeks or months the object acquires a stony exterior. Notable example of petrifying well in England is the spring at Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough where objects left suspended in the calcium-rich water are gradually turned to stone. For many centuries, locals believed that this petrifying well was cursed by the devil . The fact that the side of the well looked like a giant’s skull fueled their fears that they too would be turned to stone.The Knaresborough petrifying well was first opened to the public in 1630 and still amazes visitors to this day.
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The Old Stockholm telephone tower (Swedish: Telefontornet ) was a metallic structure built to connect approximately 5,500 telephone lines in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Constructed in 1887, the tower was damaged by a fire in 1952 and demolished the following year.
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The Golden Bridge located in Vietnam, among the Ba Na Hills 1,400 meters above sea level, appears to be held up by a pair of giant stone hands. The bridge is 150 meters long. Visitors can admire the infinite scenery and majestic mountainscape.
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