Places

Shir Abad Waterfall

Interesting Places: Shir-Abad Waterfall, Iran

Oct 5 2011

This unwinding location is in the northern Iranian village of Shirabad. Very beautiful and peaceful here, definitely a perspective of Iran many people don't see. It is also unique due to its stairway structure, which actually makes it into 12 large and small waterfalls.

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Cactus Dome Nuclear

Cactus Dome: The Giant Vault Hiding the Past

Oct 2 2011

During the 1950's United States conducted many nuclear tests over the "Pacific Proving Grounds". This was one of them. In 1958 operation "Cactus" was completed - an 18 kT (kiloton) nuclear bomb was dropped and this 350ft crater was created.

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An Interesting Geological Location: Fly Geyser, Nevada

Oct 1 2011

Fly Geyser isn't very well known tourist attraction, even to Nevada residents. It is located right near the edge of Fly Reservoir and is only about 5 feet (1.5 m) high, (12 feet (3.7 m) if you count the mound on which it sits). The Geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon, and was accidentally created in 1916 during the drilling of a well.

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Stone Forest China

China's Mythical Shilin Stone Forest

Sep 28 2011

These 'stone trees', are a notable set of karst formations located in the Shilin Yi Autonomous Country, Yunnan Province of China. Their creation is caused by the dissolution of limestone and are believed to be over 270 million years old.

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Beautiful Photography

A Week In Photos (Week 1)

Sep 26 2011

A weekly roundup of the most beautiful places around the world. Make sure you check out www.1x.com for more goodness, or simply wait until the next weekend.

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A Tiny European Town Built on a Cliff

Sep 24 2011

The basalt cliff that the town is situated on is over 165 ft (50 m) high and almost one kilometer long. Many centuries ago this cliff was formed by the overlaying of two lava flows.

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Rubjerg Lighthouse Sunset

Shifting Sands of Time - Rubjerg Lighthouse

Sep 21 2011

The Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was first lit on December 27, 1900. Today it rests abandoned on top of the 200 foot (60 m) cliff on the coast of the North Sea, in northern Denmark. Each year the coast erodes approximately 4.9 feet (1.5 m).

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Positano Italy

Breathtaking Medieval Town of Positano in Campania, Italy

Sep 20 2011

During medieval times (16th and 17th century) this trading port prospered as it was the main port of the Amalfi Republic and saw great profits from goods being shipped.

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The Lion of Lucerne, Switzerland

Sep 19 2011

This stunning monument is built to commemorate the Swiss Guard soldiers that were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. It is described as one of the most moving sculptures in the world by many people.

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Sydney City

Most Beautiful Cities in the World (Part 1)

Sep 17 2011

In this series I will be highlighting some of the most beautiful cities in the world. This can serve as an inspiration for our reads to go out and explore this beautiful planet.

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Ancient Bargan Myanmar

Captivating Ancient City of Bagan, Burma

Sep 15 2011

This magnificent ruin is located in the heart of Burma and was mostly built in the 11th to 13th century. This was the first capital of the Burmese Empire.

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Buzludza Communist Bulgaria

A Strange Structure High In The Bulgarian Mountains

Sep 13 2011

In 1891, socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in this area to form an organized socialist movement. In honor of this act, during the rule of Soviet Union, the following saucer-like monument was built on top of this pass.

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Stunning Turnip Rock, Lake Huron

Sep 6 2011

Eroded by water over the course of thousands of years, this free standing rock is located in Lake Huron - Port Austin, Michigan to be exact. This is a very popular outdoor attraction due to its beauty and crystal clear waters.

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Draugen Shell Platform

Norway's Draugen Oil Platform is an Engineering Marvel!

Aug 18 2011

Draugen is an oil field in the Norwegian Sea at a sea depth of 250 meters. The field has been developed with a concrete fixed facility and integrated topside. Stabilized oil is stored in tanks at the base of the facility. Two pipelines are used to transport the oil from the facility to a floating loading buoy.

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Ancient rock fortress

Interesting Places: Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Aug 6 2011

Decorated by UNESCO as the 8th wonder of the World, this ancient fortress and city that surrounds it is a truly spectacular sight! Sophisticated canal systems, architecture ahead of its time and revolutionary building techniques of the time are all utilized here.

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