Awesome pictures from around the world 114

Someone sent me these in a chain email, it was horribly formatted. I also do not know who made the comments, or how accurate they are. I take zero credit in the pictures, I just wanted to compile them nicely for all to see.

The world’s highest chained carousel, located in Vienna, the height of 117 meters.

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Thor’s Well – “the gates of the dungeon.” CapePerpetua, Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water creates a fantastic landscape

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Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. Tongariro National Park – NewZealand

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Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar.Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached both on foot and by boat.

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Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid

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Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Flowering once in several years.

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Balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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Dubai. The view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa. The height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors).

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And this is the view down

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These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature is unknown
EDIT : kc0tma from expedition portal actually has a good reasoning behind this :

The reason for these trees being bendy actually is known. We've got a lot of trees like this around my parts and are locally known as "pistol butts". What happens is you have smaller, younger trees, and they get a heavy snow load on them that bends them over. Then when the snow starts melting part of the tree goes back upwards while the weight of the snow keeps the rest bent over. Its kind of like when you soak a piece of lumber in water and then put it in traction and once it dries it stays bent.

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The border between Belgium and the Netherlands in a cafe

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Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate. About 10 thousand stingrays swim from the Yucatan Peninsula to Florida in the spring and back in the fall.

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In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. This city is the northernmost point of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. The two opposing tides in this place can not merge because they have different densities.

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In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou. The bridge length over 36 km is calculated for eight car lanes, and is the longest sea bridge in the world.

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Day and night. The monument in Kaunas, Lithuania

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An unusual tunnel in California’s Sequoia National Park

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This statue, created by Bruno Catalano, is located in France

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Family photo

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The longest traffic jam in the world recorded in China. Its length is 260 kilometers

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Paris computer games store. In fact, the floor is absolutely flat.

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Marcus Levine – slaughtering an artist in the literal sense. He creates his paintings by nailing a white wooden panel. At his latest series of paintings exhibited in a gallery in London, Marcus has spent more than 50 000 pieces of iron.

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In the city of Buford (USA) lives just one person. He works as a janitor and as a mayor.

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Autumn camouflage

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Haus Rizzi – Germany.

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Lena Pillars. Russia, the Lena River.

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Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea

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Favelas of Brazil. The boundary between wealth and poverty.

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Lost paradise in the Indian Ocean. Isle of Lamu.

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Balcony of floor 103 in Chicago.

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From the outside it looks like

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View of the sunset from inside the wave.

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This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform. These phenomena can be observed in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks.

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In northwestern Montana, USA. The water is so transparent that it seems that this is a quite shallow lake. In fact, it’s very deep.

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Airport in the Maldives is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Indian Ocean

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unconfirmed light house location, but here is a cool video to go along with it : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fapXUqagiFQ

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Photo of storm in Montana, USA, 2010

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Skyscraper-Crescent Crescent Moon Tower (Dubai)

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Heavy fog in Sydney, which enveloped the whole city

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The river above the river: Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany.

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Morning Glory – kind of clouds observed in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia

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Gibraltar Airport is one of the most extraordinary airports around the world

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114 thoughts on “Awesome pictures from around the world

  1. Reply Vivi The Mage Apr 30,2012 11:29 am

    That is awesome, you actually took that?

  2. Reply Jason E Stevens Apr 30,2012 10:47 pm

    Fantastic photos, I enjoyed the crystal clear lake in Montana and lost paradise. One of my goals is to vacation in a place like lost paradise such as Bora Bora. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Reply CtrlAltDefeat May 15,2012 1:02 am

    The longest traffic jam picture is fake. It’s a photoshop (you can see repetition of patterns of cars if you look close) Saw it years ago, it’s almost as old as the internet. jus saiyan…

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  5. Reply Amused Jun 30,2012 1:11 pm

    The Chinese Traffic Jam photo is fake. It’s a heavily photoshopped image of the 405 in Los Angeles. Proof here: http://www.bricoleurbanism.org/whimsicality/when-photoshop-is-so-good-its-bad/

  6. Reply Gyanesh Sharma Aug 16,2012 5:15 am

    Easily one of the best collection of unbelievable images in one single web page.

  7. Reply Suzanne Sep 17,2012 1:21 am

    Wow-amazing photos! Can’t even believe it’s true. Great!

  8. Reply Ricardo Perry Sep 24,2012 6:08 pm

    The Lighthouse photo is from a French Photographer, Jean Guichard’s, in Jument Lightouse in France.

    http://www.jean-guichard.com/

  9. Reply lalu Oct 6,2012 7:43 am

    SUBHANALLAH

  10. Reply marvin nubwaxer Nov 5,2012 8:58 pm

    i do not believe that traffic jam picture is from china. i think it is 405 into l.a. near ucla. i used to go to ucla
    http://www.tallguysgearguide.com/.a/6a0148c6c126f4970c0163060420b2970d-popup
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/309049

  11. Reply jeusa Mar 7,2013 5:01 am

    Yes, it’s right. Traffic jam photo is a fake,.and it’s not in china.Here is the original photo http://philip.greenspun.com/images/pcd0222/los-angeles-traffic-44.4.jpg

  12. Reply B Apr 5,2013 11:39 pm

    Some of these are terrifying.

  13. Reply David Hardwick Photography May 7,2013 5:18 am

    Interesting photographs. I don’t think I could stand in that glass box.

  14. Reply Aguadecocosimo Jun 10,2013 3:04 pm

    I love the family and the babies, wow, how beautiful is that picture…..Clap clap clap Thank you

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