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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, itโ€™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”

Love the collection, especially the balloons in Turkey, and the clear lake. I did happen to notice all kinds of strangeness abounding with the traffic jam photo. I don’t think that’s China at all, I think it’s Southern California, and heavily photo shopped. The way the lanes come together, and the number of lanes, one side has nine lanes, the other ten, plus the architecture of the surrounding buildings doesn’t look Chinese at all. Not a nag, just an observation. Thanks for sharing, and having such a great attitude.

Buford, Wyoming. Don Sammons is the Mayor, Janitor, Gas Station attendant, Convenience store clerk, tow truck driver, etc etc. He is currently looking to retire, and is interested in selling the town.

Great pictures. However, I have to correct the name of the lighthouse. It’s called La Jument and it IS in France. The picture above is a famous photo taken by the photographer Jean Guichard in 1989. I know this as I have the picture in my house! Check on his website – lots of photos of La Jument (and even Wikipedia gets this one right).

Appreciate the trouble you went to to present these photos in the way you have. Brilliant.

i think I’m right in suggesting that if you take a horizontal cross-section of the Mare, France lighthouse, the cross section is octagonal: if you do likewise with the Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse, the cross section is circular.

Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fapXUqagiFQ for time lapse of the keeper reentering the lighthouse.

I live 2 miles from Minot’s Light and I can assure you that isn’t it. Minot’s has no platform around the bottom like that.

its beautiful but cold!2
The โ€œFlathead,โ€ as locals call the valley, lies just west of the Continental Divide in northwest Montana. Here youโ€™ll find the gateway to Glacier National Park, and the home of both Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Ski Area. Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, is also among the cleanest large lakes โ€“ perfect for sailing, cruising, swimming, and fishing.

computer screwed up my last post should have said more…

the clear lake in montana is really that clear far out at the end of my dock the water was 8 feet deep and you could see the bottom crystal clear like that it likes like 2 ft of water and out on the boat you can still see all the rocks on the bottom when the depth finder says thirty. they also have caves way down at the bottom and they cant find the end. they have sent sonar into them and the signal never returns or something like that… they think the caves might come out at the top of the mountain! i would definately recommend going there but go in the summer becuase it is REALLY cold even into july because all the water comes from melting off the mountains

The lighthouse picture is absolutely NOT Minot’s Ledge. As clearly seen in the picture the lighthouse is octagonal and has a defined ‘base’. Minot’s Ledge (a quick Google search for images will verify this) is ROUND the whole way up and does not have a ‘base’ but rather projects cone shaped right out of the water.

My family and I go to Sequoia’s every year! and I love driving under the tree! They also have a huge sequoia you were able to drive on, you can no longer drive on it but you can walk on it!

that first carrousell is so damn fucking high i almost shitted myself when i rode it or the first time

OK, these photos are just something else!! =O Many places I had never heard of, now added to my lengthy travel bucket list. Can’t wait to feature some of this post on my travel blog this Wednesday for #TravelBL Day ๐Ÿ˜€

Absolutely stunning pics although I could think of 5 friends off the top of my head who i know, no matter how beautiful the view is, would not let their child near a glass wall on 103 floor of a building lol

Hahahaha this pics are ahhhhhhhmazing! I would hate to be in the world’s longest traffic jam….i would be sooooo pissed ๐Ÿ˜›

The lighthouse image is not quite the ledge of Minot. As you can clearly see in the image of the lighthouse is octagonal and has a defined “base”. Minot Ledge (a quick Google search for images is to check this) all the way and not influenced by a “base”, but the draft right out of the water cone.

The lake in northwest Montana is Horseshoe lake. Definitely had my fare share of good times there!

Can’t believe there are truly extraordinary pictures like this…This is superb!!

I thought I would clarify the image of the Merging Seas, in fact it is my image I posted on Flickr a few years ago and it has gone viral a few times. I call it “Merging Oceans”. It was taken on a cruise in Alaska in the Alaskan Gulf, not in the North Baltic sea. You can see my original image here http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentsmith9/4955772693/in/set-72157622762300631 . Also from that link you can see other images I took moments before and after the shot you see here just to prove to people it was my shot and it was in the Alaskan Gulf.

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