Monday, 13 June 2016

The Highest Rock-Sculpture of Europe | Decebalus, The Last King of Dacia

The face of Decebalus, king of the Dacia (87–106 AD). Dacia the pre-Roman name of Romania. A high relief carved on the wall of a mountain, on the river Danube near Orsova, Romania. The highest (42.9 m) rock sculpture in Europe. 1994-2004, over 300 sculptures and climbers in the world, it is on 4th in the world after: Abu-Simbel/Egypt, Mt. Rushmore/Georgia, Buddha-Bamiyan/Afganistan (down in 2001 by taliban-militant).

The face of Decebalus, king of the Dacia (87–106 AD). Dacia the pre-Roman name of Romania. A high relief carved on the wall of a mountain, on the river Danube near Orsova, Romania. The highest (42.9 m) rock sculpture in Europe.

Eidi Stadium, Faroe Islands

Our previous post Lake Sørvágsvatn, the biggest lake of of the Faroe Islands. Eidi Stadium is located just a few meters from the Atlantic Ocean, the venue for matches of semi-professional football team of the Faroe Islands. There is only a small amount of standing room for fans and balls often fly directly into the sea. The stadium is located in Eidi - town in the north-western tip of Eysturoy. Its name means "isthmus" in the Faroese language. The city has a population of 669 inhabitants. In the center of the village from 1881 there is a large stone church, which was built in connection with the centenary of the village.

Eidi Stadium is located just a few meters from the Atlantic Ocean, the venue for matches of semi-professional football team of the Faroe Islands.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Valley of the Saints in the heart of Brittany, France

France is creating its Easter Island with a timeless saga set in stone. Year after year new statues adorn a Breton Hill, are a tribute to the founders of Christianity in this region, from the north come monks, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall: St Tugdual, Saint Hernin, St. Gildas, St. Brieuc, St. Malo. Breton that is a project that has gone on for over fifteen years and "the statues are very much in fifty years. This project aims to create a thousand monumental statues between 3 and 4 meters high, in blocks of granite.

France is creating its Easter Island with a timeless saga set in stone. Year after year new statues adorn a Breton Hill, are a tribute to the founders of Christianity in this region, from the north come monks, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall: St Tugdual, Saint Hernin, St. Gildas, St. Brieuc, St. Malo. Breton that is a project that has gone on for over fifteen years and "the statues are very much in fifty years.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

The Eyes of God — Prohodna Cave, Bulgaria

Mankind has long learned to create beautiful things - we are building a true architectural masterpieces, are making exciting discoveries and reach unprecedented heights in the art. However, with the witch Nature we do not match, because its creations still fascinate us with its complexity, beauty and deep meaning. One of these signs is 112 km from the city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and for many years impressed people with mystical aura - we are talking about an incredible cave, dubbed the "Eyes of God". 

Prohodna is a karst cave Bulgaria, located in the Iskar Gorge near the village of Karlukovo in Lukovit Municipality, Lovech Province. The cave is known for the two eye-like holes in its ceiling, known as the Eyes of God or Oknata.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Pont de Singe, The Balloons Hang The Bridge Over The lake In Tatton Park

French designer Olivier Grossetet used three huge helium balloons to hang the "Monkey Bridge" over the lake in Tatton Park, a historic estate in north-west England. 

Being in a Japanese garden park attraction represents the longest rope bridge, made of cedar wood, which rises into the air on three helium-filled balloons. The ends of the bridge go straight into the water, so the visitors are unlikely to freely cross the lake. 

Pont de Singe three huge helium balloons bridge

Friday, 7 August 2015

The River Fleet, London's Largest Subterranean Rivers

The River Fleet is the largest of London's subterranean rivers. The two streams headwaters on Hampstead Heath, each of which was dammed into a series of ponds, the Hampstead Ponds and the Highgate Ponds, in the 18th century. At the southern edge of Hampstead Heath these descend underground as sewers and join in Camden Town. The waters flow 6 km from the ponds to the River Thames.

The River Fleet, London's Largest Subterranean Rivers

Monday, 20 July 2015

Kyzyl Center of Asia

Kyzyl, the capital city of the Tuva Republic, Russia. The name of the city means "red" in Tuvan. The geographical center of Asia - the point marking the geographical center of the world's largest region. The title of the geographical center of Asia, claim several places, depending on the method of calculation and conditions - whether includes remote island in the list of the extreme points of Asia, or not. One of the "center" is a place located 20 kilometers east of Kyzyl in the confluence of the Biy-Khem (the Big Yenisey) and Ka-Khem ( the Small Yenisey). The first sightseeing to visit here is the Geographical Centre of Asia. Built in 1964, the monument represents a big globe on which the contours of continents are marked. 

Kyzyl Center of Asia

Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Judas's Ear, Auriculariales Fungus

Auricularia auricula-judae, is pale brown in colour, and really does resemble a human ear in size, shape and texture, is known as the Jew's ear, wood ear, jelly ear or by a number of other common names, is a species of edible Auriculariales fungus found worldwide. The fruiting body and brown color, is distinguished by its noticeably ear-like shape. It grows upon wood, especially elder. Its specific epithet is derived from the belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from an elder tree; the common name "Judas's ear" eventually became "Jew's ear", while today "jelly ear" and other names are sometimes used. The fungus can be found throughout the year in temperate regions worldwide, where it grows upon both dead and living wood.

The Judas's ear, Auriculariales Fungus

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Detailed Paintings on Small Surface by Hasan Kale

Unique and different, every artist want to do something different. The Turkish artist, Hasan Kale, really have the different skills. Usually artists expose their art on papers, walls, street, wood-boards etc, etc but Hasan Kale describe his art on the surfaces of nuts, seeds, and matchsticks with images that are amazingly detailed for their minuscule scale, At a size of a fingernail or even smaller. Despite his unconventional canvases, Kale's painting style is elegantly timeless, with an aesthetic similar to that of the neoclassical art movement. 

Detailed Paintings on Small Surface by Hasan Kale

Saturday, 11 July 2015

The Necropolis of Pantalica contains over 5000 tombs dug in the rock

La necropoli rupestre di Pantalica, The Necropolis Pantalica in the province of Siracusa in Sicily, Italy and consisting of thousands of graves dug in the rock in five different places along the limestone promontory surrounded of the deep gorge where the river flows Anapo.  The Necropolis of Pantalica contains over 5000 tombs.

Pantalica le tomb