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Awesome pictures from around the world

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 replies on “Awesome pictures from around the world”

Those are some pretty awesome pictures. I really like the one where you are looking down through the glass floor. Just looking at the pic gave me a sense of vertigo.

The clouds in the ” Balloons in Cappadocia” picture are beautiful.

I bet it took a good bit of engineering to build that canal over a river.

Hi where abouts is that lost paradise, tried google-ing, can find some things on the isle of lamu but nothing on that exact photo. Any help?

I did some digging too, couldn’t find anymore information on it either. The person who made the subtext may have gotten the location/island incorrect. Or it’s just one of the things that actually doesn’t exist on the internet! haha

That image of the Crescent Moon Tower in Dubai isn’t a photograph of a real building; it’s a computer-generated image of a concept building.

The moon crescent Dubai skyscraper doesn’t exist yet so the pic you’ve got is just an imagining. Also, the Burj Khalifa right, but the way you’ve written it makes it appear as if the buildings around it are that height.

In HAUS RIZZI, Germany I recognized the art work right away as James Rizzi of NYC, who passed away last week. Condolances and prayers to his family and friends.

Totally amazing!!! Dubai is on my bucket list – opposing Tides Denmark – would love to be in that traffic jam in China . .. NOT
View of sunset inside tide – AWESOME

just to clarify i believe the lake shown of montana is actually as shallow as it looks if the lake were deeper the shadow would be less defined and less dark as light would bleed around the figure

I love the pictures, but what I would really like to comment on is your character. I read through some of the previous comments and even when someone contradicted you or tried to be a jerk, you came back with a positive remark instead of arguing or saying something rude. Truly inspirational.

These photos are simply amazing. I’ve been to many of these places but these photos capture the uniqueness and beauty. Can’t wait to add several of these spots to my must see list. Thanks for sharing.

For those who do not know ,the glass balcony is at the Willis Tower[formerly Sears Tower].I live about 3 hours away from Chicago in Indiana.Since I was a kid I have enjoyed going to Chicago .There are so many things to explore there.May I recommend that you stay in Indiana close to the magnificent Dunes National L
ake shore and catch the “Blue Line” in to the city?The round trip is less than $20 I think,and takes about 1 hour ,20 minutes ,one way It runs I think about 21 hours per day and will drop you off at Randolph in the heart of the loop.

Just so you know the light house with the waves crashing around it is not in Mare, France. That is Minot’s Ledge Light in Minot, MA. It is the only free standing lighthouse built from the sea floor up in the world. Shortly after that picture was taken the light house keepers were taken out of the light and it was made automated. Its also famous because the light blinks the pattern * **** *** (I love you). The lighthouse keeper in that photo barely survived the picture and its been iconic in the area ever since.

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