Thursday, March 14, 2013

5 Cleanest Cities in USA You Must Visit

Portland, Oregon

San Jose, California

Buffalo, New York

Columbus, Ohio

San Francisco


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Famous Tourist Place in Zambia

Victoria Falls

Zambezi River

Chimp Sanctuary

Shiwa Ngandu

Lake Mweru

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Intricate Rainforest Sculptures of Olinda

Welcoming Arms

Hidden deep within a lush Australian rainforest are a set of mystical Aborigine sculptures seemingly merged into the natural surroundings. Moss covered torsos of men, women and children protrude from tree trunks and boulders. Some reach heavenward with widespread wings, others envelop each other protectively – all are symbols of the relationship the indigenous Australian Aborigines have with nature.

Aboriginal Man

These mesmerizing sculptures are the work of William Ricketts, a rare Australian born in 1898 who was in awe of the connection the Aborigine people have with the land. 

Entrance Guardians

The clay figures, which Ricketts created on site in his home on Mount Dandenong, near Olinda, express his devout philosophy that all people need to act as custodians of the natural environment just as the Aboriginal people do.

Mother Earth

Ricketts gained his deep understanding of Aboriginal culture during frequent trips to Central Australia, where he lived with the Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte people from 1949-1960. They soon adopted him as one of their own and willingly posed for the sculptures that would become their legacy.

Man With Boy

William Ricketts died in 1993 at the ripe old age of 94 but he will always be remembered as his figure, too, is dotted around the tranquil fern gully, forever connected to both the family and the land he so loved.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Top 10 Colorful Towns on Earth

Riomaggiore, Liguria, Italy

Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wroclaw, Poland

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Lima, Peru

Bryggen, Bergen, Norway 

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Most Bizarrely Shaped Islands on Earth

1. Heart

‘Lover’s Island’ just off the Croatian coast is one of the few naturally occurring heart shapes on Earth. Actually called GaleĆĄnjak, it is a privately owned island located in the Adriatic Sea, close to the town of Turanj. Full of wild plants and trees, but little else, this sleepy isle came to worldwide attention because of its unusual shape in February 2009, when it was publicized by Google Earth.

2. Dolphin

There are so many stunning landscapes on Earth, yet nature never ceases to amaze. Islands are often beautiful enough in their own right when seen from ground level: we don’t need to discern any particular pattern in their design. When viewed from above, you might imagine the shape of islands to be random too, but a look at the following images may make you think again. Sprawled out in the oceans, islands can paint many a strange picture. Mother Nature certainly seems to have had a sense of humor in designing them!
This coral reef island – situated off the north coast of Flores Island, Indonesia – is simply stunning. It looks as though the shape of island was inspired by dolphins that might have been swimming around it. Simply breathtaking!

3. Boomerang

Wow, look, a boomerang, right in the middle of the South China Sea! If you want to spot it, you have a good chance to do so on a flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur – about 45 minutes after take-off, advises photographer, Earl. The atoll is part of the Spratly Islands – an archipelago of over 750 islets, reefs, cays and islands – and is a real shape-shifter: depending on the season and the flow of the current, you may find a different form meets the eye.

4. Eye

This incredible human eye, complete with retina and iris, can be found in the Maldives. Or, staying with the marine motif, perhaps it could be conceived of as a majestic jellyfish. Actually, of course, it’s a coral reef – or, according to photographer Mohamed Shareef, the birth of an island...