background preloader

Places I want to go!

Facebook Twitter


Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) - StumbleUpon. Olympic National Park - Washington. Bridge-Over-Sol-Duc-Falls,-Olympic-National-Park,-Washington.jpg (1024×768) People are scaring me about Seattle... (Olympia, Sammamish: fit in, coupon, rental) - Seattle and King County Suburbs - Page 3. Quote: Yes, apparently it takes only 3 hours to get to dry areas.. didn't know that grass stayed green there in winter.

People are scaring me about Seattle... (Olympia, Sammamish: fit in, coupon, rental) - Seattle and King County Suburbs - Page 3

I saw some videos of snow storms in places like Olympia and Concord... was pretty rough looking, there was even a vid of a house being destroyed by a small snow avalanche in Concord, which isn't even the mountain--one hour East from Seattle . And then, to actually get to dry areas in winter and fall, wouldn't one have to drive on a pretty dangerous snowy/icy road requiring a 4 wheel drive (I don't have it)? Plitvice Lakes National Park in Autumn. Mar 15, 2012 Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres (73,350 acres). In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register and was among the first natural sites worldwide.

For the Beauty of the Earth. For Alexander. Picture of the Day – Nirvana. Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, India. Oct 11, 2011 Photograph by IDidNotGetAGoodID123 In the depths of northeastern India, bridges aren’t built—they’re grown.

Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, India

The Ficus elastica produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves. The War-Khasis, a tribe in Meghalaya, long ago noticed this tree and saw in its powerful roots an opportunity to easily cross the area’s many rivers. European Beech Trees of Mariemont, Belgium. Nov 8, 2011 Stunning capture of European Beech trees in Mariemont, Belgium. Mariemont, also Morlanwelz-Mariemont, now in the municipality of Morlanwelz, Hainaut, Belgium, is a former royal estate and hunting park created in the 16th century by Mary of Hungary, from whom it took its name. The royal residences formerly on the site have long since been destroyed. The estate’s last private owner, Raoul Warocque (1870-1917), made it over to the Belgian state. Today it is a public park, containing among other amenities the Musee royal de Mariemont. [ Source ] Fagus sylvatica, the European Beech or Common Beech, is a deciduous tree belonging to the beech family Fagaceae.

It is a large tree, capable of reaching heights of up to 49 m (160 ft) tall and 3 m (10 ft) trunk diameter, though more typically 25–35 m (80–115 ft) tall and up to 1.5 m (5 ft) trunk diameter. Via Wikimedia Commons. The Ancient Banyan Tree. Apr 22, 2013 Taken on Hawaii’s Big Island, this beautiful photograph of an ancient Banyan tree was sent to the Sifter by professional photographer James Brandon, who recalls: “This massive banyan tree is located at Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Ancient Banyan Tree

I stood in front of it for quite some time trying to wrap my head around how to best capture it. It was unbelievably huge. The tree is somewhere in the ballpark of 500-600 years old and is actually not even considered a tree anymore. A banyan is a fig that starts its life as an epiphyte (a plant growing on another plant) when its seeds germinate in the cracks and crevices on a host tree (or on structures like buildings and bridges). This Couple Built a Real-Life Ewok Village in Costa Rica. Finca Bellavista (FBV) is a sustainable treehouse community situated on 600 acres of land in the mountainous South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica.

This Couple Built a Real-Life Ewok Village in Costa Rica

FBV is the brainchild of Mateo and Erica Hogan, a married couple from Colorado who fell in love with Costa Rica. Today, the property boasts seven treehouses and cabins available for rent. The place now encompasses an entire peninsula of rainforest mountain, frontage on two whitewater rivers and countless big trees. There are even parcels of land now available for sale on the property. Visitors can expect to find waterfalls, natural pools, hiking trails, wildlife and even a zip line course. Below you will find a gallery of this unique place along with additional information about its history and current state. Beautiful green tunnel. The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas. Oct 3, 2011 Located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Austin, Texas, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner’s Court in 1990.

The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. Dragon Falls, Venezuela from Above.