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Ergaki – hidden gems of Siberia

The national park, founded in 2005, stretches some 75 kilometres from north to south in the Western Sayan and is well-known in Russia – if not yet abroad – for its untouched beauty. It is a great place for outdoor lovers. Its pure mountain steams and lakes are among the least polluted on the planet.One of the main attractions of the park is Svetloe (Light) Lake. It is often called the Great Lake. Quiet and smooth surface of the lake stretches from north to the south for around kilometre at an altitude of around 1200 metres above the sea level. The lake is surrounded by a thick pine forest, with two mountain peaks – the Bird and the Star, raising in the distance. [Read more…]

Gorgeous Garden of Europe

Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world’s largest flower garden. It is situated near Lisse, the Netherlands. If you’re a flower lover and your best time of the year is spring, odds are that you’ve already heard about Keukenhof, a festival dedicated to the spring blossom. The sheer wealth of colors and fragrances sprawled across a huge park is an awe-inspiring sight for everybody. With more than seven million flowers bedecked in beautiful arrangements, the Keukenhof event is truly a sight for sore eyes. Started 60 years ago, the Keukenhof festival has transformed from a non-descript hunting section with untamed bushes to an event frequented by thousands the world over. [Read more…]

America’s 15 Most Beautiful Landmarks

From soaring man-made monuments to jaw-dropping natural landforms, the U.S. has a wealth of beautiful landmarks. [Read more…]

8 Stunning Snow Goggle Photos

Snow goggles are sweet portrait props with their superb reflections and goofy look. Next time you’re up on the mountain, take a few moments to snap a few cool photos like these. [Read more…]

9 Homes With Living Roofs

Green roofs have been around for centuries in Northern Scandanavia, but they’ve really only become a popular trend in the last few decades. Recognized now for their ability to reduce the urban heat island effect while also reducing heat loss and energy consumption in winter months – among many other benefits – green roofs are really taking off, all around the world. And these aren’t just your average pieces of sod plopped on top of a building, either. These roofs are meant to be seen, designed by the artistically inclined in newfound attempts to express and flex their creativity. [Read more…]

Reflections of Paris in 22 Photos

Paris is a phenomenal city and with all its rich historical past and great architectural monuments it attracts more and more tourists from all around the world. But first of all it is considered as the most romantic city of all times! A lot of great and well known writers, poets and artists were inspired by the beauty and sophistication of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame de Paris, Versailles. Its narrow and amazingly beautiful streets make you want to wander all day around this wonderful place and then stop at some secluded café, taste a dainty dish and have a glass of exquisite French wine and that’s the right way to feel the Paris from the inside. It is impossible not to fall in love with this city from the first sight. It will never make anyone feel indifferent! Today we would like to showcase a collection of photos made in this marvelous place. These 22 pictures might awoke some feelings and memories or make you want to visit it again or for the first time. [Read more…]

8 Strangest Trees in the World

A tree is a woody plant with an elongated stem, or trunk that supports the leaves and branches, , supporting leaves or branches, and used for many lumber purposes or even firewood, and specified by height, size and shapes of trees. The broad terms for woods includes tree ferns, bamboo, banana, taller palms, oaks and several tree’s species that grow in any part of the world. Some trees looks weird and strange because of its weird sizes and shapes, and every trees is covered or surrounded with thick barks that serves as protective barriers. The roots underground branches and spread out and serve as anchor of the tree  extracting moisture and nutrients from he soil. While the branches are divided into smaller branches and shoots, which the shoot bear leaves and capture the sunlight energy anc can convert into the chemical energy by the photosynthesis, which can provide the food needed by the tree or any plan for their development and growth. Some trees the fruits and flowers are present, but in some trees, they have pollen cones or seed cones, and some trees, ferns produce spores instead. Trees tend to be long-lived some reaching several thousand years old. Trees have been in existence on the Earth for 370 million years. The trees play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate, and from the atmosphere, they remove the carbon dioxide and store carbons in their tissues in large quantities. One of the most biodiverse habitats in the world are the tropical rainforests, where the trees provide Shelter, shade, timber for construction, fuel for cooking and heating, fruit for food as well as having many other uses. Most forests are shrinking as the trees are cut and cleared to expand the agriculture lands for farming purposes, in parts of the world. Most of the trees paly the role in many world myths because of the tree’s longevity or old age and usefulness. [Read more…]

The tree house of your dreams

The HemLoft is a self-funded secret creation that I built on crown land in Whistler, Canada. It hangs on a precipitous slope, in a towering stand of hemlocks, about a five minute walk from the nearest road. When I started building it, I was just a fledgling carpenter, living out of my car. Building an experimental orb deep in the woods, with no electrical power, isn’t the recommended way to ease yourself into carpentry. However, I was armed with a couple of the most powerful tools a carpenter can have: blind naiveté and supreme determination.

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