Archive for the ‘Cool Places’ Category

Jakob Wagner was born 1985 in Herdecke, Germany. He has since been living in Duesseldorf, where he has mainly been working as a freelance photographer, image editor and photo assistent. His work has taken him to many different countries around the world. When Jakob Wagner is not at work by assignment, he devotes much of his time and passion to his personal photography projects.

This famous photographer is doing a great work in nightscape photography. And his latest photoshoot called Nightscapes is not an exception. Though it may just seem like photography at night, the Jakob Wagner Nightscapes Collection utilizes special camera techniques coupled with a brilliant manipulation of lighting that paints a picture of these towns that hasn’t been seen before by the naked eye.

Cape town, South Africa

Cape town, South Africa

Arizona, USA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lindau, Germany

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira, Portugal

Neustift,  Austria

Neustift,  Austria

California, USA

California, USA

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Cape town, South Africa

Cape town, South Africa

Cape town, South Africa

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We live in a world blessed with sights that are beautiful beyond words. Every human being probably dreams of visiting at least one of those places in their lifetime. Living in modern cities with high-rise buildings, we tend to miss out on what Mother Nature has to offer as well as some of the most incredible man-made structures built throughout the course of history.

Look at the places below, and you will see beauty that fills the eye and warms the heart. It wouldn’t be appropriate or humanly possible to just pick a few places from the huge collection of amazing sights around the world and call them the “best.”

Wisteria Tunnel

Japanese city of Kitakyushu, which is 4 hours away from Tokyo, known for its flower garden Kawachi Fuji, where the main adornment is Wisteria Tunnel. Every year, from April to May flowers from the garden Fuji Kawachi of Kitakyushu city making it a show bloom almost surreal.

Cinque Terre, Italy

It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hotel La Montaña Mágica

The four-star lodge is the middle of a 120,000 hectares native forest (a UNESCO biosphere reserve), and the hotel is built inside a man-made volcano that erupts water from the top which flows down the sides. Covered in moss and vines, wooden winding hallways wrap up the organic-looking structure.

The Crooked Forest

The Crooked Forest is a grove of oddly-shaped pine trees located outside Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania Poland. This grove of approximately 400 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. It is generally believed that some form of human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow this way, but the method and motive are not currently known.

Tunnel Of Love

This beautiful train tunnel of trees called the Tunnel of Love is located in Kleven, Ukraine. Nothing else is known about this place. Can anybody throw some light here.

Blue Lagoon Hot Springs

The Blue Lagoon spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The steamy waters are part of a lava formation. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.

Ice Canyon

Grand ice canyon in Greenland is one of the coolest and most freezing places you could ever visit, with water flowing deep through big ice bergs presents an immense eye catching and marvelous scenes. The canyon is usually 30 to 40 meters deep and is one of the most photographed places of Greenland, no doubt for ice lovers Greenland is not much then paradise

Ball Pyramid

Located 20 km southeast of Lord Howe Island, in the Pacific Ocean, Ball’s Pyramid rises 562 meters above the waters. Ball’s Pyramid is all that remains from a shield volcano that  was formed 7 million years ago and is the tallest volcanic stack in the world.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef systemcomposed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres over an area. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

No, this is not a birthday party. This is a set of interactive art installations made by British artist Martin Creed. These art installations was being implemented in Dallas with more than 9000 giant gold balloons and in Chicago with different color balloons for each site.

Half of the room space is filled with air-inflated balloons and then people are allowed to walk through.

“It is important to me,” said Creed “that the situation is normal, that, as usual, the space is full of air; it’s just that half of it is inside the balloons.”

It is very hard to describe an amazing feeling, when the only thing you can see is balloons and you are enclosed by  thousand of them.

“People kept emerging from the balloons and startling each other — you’d feel totally alone and then suddenly, a face would come looming up out of the yellowness and you’d smile sheepishly at each other, then go back to flailing and squealing and butterfly-stroking your way through the balloons.”

Check out the photos of these  interactive art installations  and try to imagine that amazing feeling!

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The Stockholm Subway/Metro, called Tunnelbana, is considered one of the finest in the world. And you will understand after seeing it.. Every station is a true work of art. Opened in 1950, some of these subway stations are cut into the rock.

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Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as photojournalism and documentary photography.

Apart from this difference, nature photography will always be more surprising than any other type of photography. Nature, with all its resources creates far more beautiful scenery than what a man can create artificially.

Kochia Hill, Hitachinaka City, Japan

Kochia Hill, Hitachinaka City, Japan Nature Photography

Japanese Tea Field

Japanese Tea Field Nature Photography

Tea Garden near Mt. Fuji, Japan

Tea Garden near Mt. Fuji, Japan Nature Photography

Hokitika gorge, New Zealand

Hokitika gorge, New Zealand Nature Photography

Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

Fields of Lavender in Provence, France Nature Photography

Tibet

tibet Nature Photography

Altay mountains, Russia

Altay mountains, Russia Nature Photography

Beachview

Beachview Nature Photography

Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan Nature Photography

Garden

Garden Nature Photography

The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado

The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado Nature Photography

Banyan tree Cypress Gardens, FL

Banyan tree Cypress Gardens, FL Nature Photography

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks Nature Photography

1500 year old Angel Oak in Charleston, South Carolina

1500 year old Angel Oak in Charleston, South Carolina Nature Photography

Flower Ocean in China

Flower Ocean in China Nature Photography

Nature finds a way

Nature finds a way Nature Photography

Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake, Canada Nature Photography

So Full

So Full Nature Photography

Tree in Portland Japanese Garden

Tree in Portland Japanese Garden Nature Photography

Ponthus beech in Brocéliande forest, Bretagne, France

Ponthus beech in Brocéliande forest, Bretagne, France Nature Photography

Nagano, Japan

Nagano, Japan Nature Photography

Marqueyssac Gardens – Vézac, France

Marqueyssac Gardens - Vézac, France Nature Photography

Stone Forest in Madagascar

Stone Forest in Madagascar Nature Photography

Piúva

Piúva Nature Photography

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Glacier Bay, Alaska Nature Photography

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

amsterdam, the netherlands Nature Photography

Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan

Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan Nature Photography

Japanese Maple Tree, Austin, TX

Japanese Maple Tree, Austin, TX Nature Photography

Hall of Mosses, Olympic National Park, Washington

Hall of Mosses, Olympic National Park, Washington Nature Photography

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Point Reyes National Seashore, California Nature Photography

Portland, Oregon Japanese Garden – A bright orange-red lace-leaf maple

Portland, Oregon Japanese Garden - A bright orange-red lace-leaf maple Nature Photography

Big Bend, Zion National Park, AZ

Big Bend, Zion National Park, AZ Nature Photography

Woodlands in the Netherlands

Woodlands in the Netherlands Nature Photography

Path in the woods

Path in the woods Nature Photography

Aligned

Aligned Nature Photography

Telatyn, Poland

Telatyn, Poland Nature Photography

Morondava, Madagascar

Morondava, Madagascar Nature Photography

The Verzasca River, Swiss Alps

The Verzasca River, Swiss Alps Nature Photography

Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Gobi Desert, Mongolia Nature Photography