A magnificent crystalline world in China


This cave in Ningwu county, Shanxi, with a history of over three million years, provides remarkable spectacle of icicles, icefalls and ice stalagmites to visitors.  It is called “Wanniandong” in Chinese, or “10,000-year cave”.  Curiously, there is a dormant volcano just 200 meters away from the ice cave, which the locals refer to as “millennium volcano”.
Photo sources: people.cn,  Xinhua/Zhan Yan

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Eerie Surreal Photo-manipulations by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak prefers monochromatic images to compose eerie dreamlike landscapes and unusual characters.

“I prefer square frames and black and white pictures but I don’t shun colors. In my photo-manipulative works I seek mood, joke, and universal symbols which can make the viewer contemplate or laugh.”

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Forest Monsters illustrated by Andy Kehoe


Mixed media artist Andy Kehoe‘s paintings have a fantastical, dark and detailed aesthetic that reminds us of the presence of shadows always lurking just beneath the surface. Even though these paintings feature a ton of otherworldly monsters, they still have a very friendly feeling as they lurk amid towering trees and shimmering skies.

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Magnificent buildings made entirely from wood on Kizhi Island

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Kizhi island is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. The entire island and the nearby area form a national open-air museum with more than 80 historical wooden structures. The most famous is the Kizhi Pogost, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Pogost is an area inside a fence, which includes two large wooden churches and a bell-tower, that are made entirely from wood, from the frame to the rivets and the stunning exterior.

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Optical Illusion Mural by Astro


Parisian street artist Astro in this abstract art mural, mixes  curves, calligraphy and dynamic shapes to create his own world by exploiting the subtlety of shadows and lights, the strength of colors, and the perspective of depths. Created on behalf of urban art project Loures Art Publica, the mind-bending piece of art uses layers of blue pigment on the ordinary building in Loures, Portugal.

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