Chris Kenny works with humble, found materials: like twigs. These little figures demonstrate the saintly characteristics of self-denial and humility. Since March 2017, Chris Kenny has been making a daily sculpture of a saint cut from a twig and posting it on Instagram as @twigsaints .Continue reading “Twigsaints by Chris Kenny”
Aerial photos reveal groups of Japanese cedar trees swelling toward the sky, creating two forest circles. According to a 1973 document from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, researchers had embarked on a project designed to examine tree spacing and its effect on growth. According to Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, the height difference between the smallest trees at the center and the tallest trees on the outer ring was over 5 meters. Again, this implies that trees in less dense areas have more access to resources while trees in the center, have to compete for sunlight and water. The research team is bringing the experiment to an end. The trees will be harvested unless they are preserved as a tourist attraction.Continue reading “Experimental Forestry in Japan results to amazing Tree ‘Crop Circles’ half a century later”
Karijini National Park is centred in Western Australia. The park’s wildlife includes red kangaroos, rock-wallabies, geckos, goannas, bats, legless lizards and a large variety of birds and snakes, including pythons. The park is most notable for its many gorges containing slot canyons, waterfalls and water holes with visitors sometimes swimming in the cold pools of water.Continue reading “Karijini National Park”
Α massive trompe-l’oeil installation ιn front of the Eiffel Tower by street artist JR. With his new installation located on the Parvis des Droits de l’Homme in Paris, JR continues his reflection on architecture and excavation of iconic monuments. JR once again leaves it up to the viewers to make their own interpretation of the project.Continue reading “Impressive Optical Illusion in Front of the Eiffel Tower”
Helmcken Falls is a 141 m (463 ft) waterfall in British Columbia, Canada. Most tourists see Helmcken Falls in summer. A winter visit is worthwhile because the ice cone at the base often grows to 50 m tall and sometimes even higher in very cold snowy winters.Continue reading “Helmcken Falls – The most famous waterfall in Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada”
A rare phenomenon in Lake Baikal in Siberia called “Baikal Zen”, Rocks lying on the surface of the frozen lake are heated by sunlight that melts the ice below. When the sun sets, the ice freezes again, creating these incredible frozen structures.Continue reading “Baikal Zen – Lake Rocks seem like they are floating in the air”
Hawiyyat Najm, known as Bimmah Sinkhole in English, is a water-filled sinkhole in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in Oman. The sinkhole was formed by a collapse of the surface layer due to dissolution of the underlying limestone. However, locals used to believe this sinkhole in the shape of a water well was created by a meteorite.The Arabic name Hawiyyat Najm means “the deep well of the (falling) star”.Continue reading “Bimmah Sinkhole – A lake of turquoise waters”
The Balaa gorge sinkhole is a waterfall in Lebanon. The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Balaa Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone. The cave is also known as the Cave of the Three Bridges. The three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon.Continue reading “The Baatara gorge triple waterfall”
Eucalyptus pauciflora, commonly known as snow gum, is a species of tree native to eastern Australia. It has smooth bark in shades of white, gray, and occasionally red and white flowers. The bark sheds, giving it an attractive mottled appearance in various colors.Continue reading “Snow Gum Tree”
The Dark Hedges is an avenue of beech trees in Northern Ireland. In about 1775 James Stuart built a new house, named Gracehill House after his wife Grace Lynd. Over 150 beech trees were planted along the entrance road to the estate, to create an imposing approach. According to legend, the hedges are visited by a ghost called the Grey Lady, who travels the road and flits across it from tree to tree. She is claimed to be either the spirit of James Stuart’s daughter (named “Cross Peggy”) or one of the house’s maids who died mysteriously, or a spirit from an abandoned graveyard beneath the fields, who on Halloween is joined on her visitation by other spirits from the graveyard.
The trees form an atmospheric tunnel that has been used as a location in HBO’s popular television series Game of Thrones, which has resulted in the avenue becoming a popular tourist attraction.