12 Impressive Walled Cities in the World Throughout history city walls were made as protection from the enemy. From very early history to modern times, they have been a near necessity for almost every city. The walled cities could only be entered through city gates which were often closed after a certain curfew each night. Today well preserved walls bring tourist from the whole world to wonder around these medieval walled cities. 12York York is an ancient city in the north of England. 11Harar Harar is an ancient walled city in eastern Ethiopia. 10Taroudant Taroudant is a fascinating and authentic Berber town in the heart of the Souss Valley, with the best preserved city walls in Morocco. 9Toledo An often overlooked gem, Toledo is one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire. 8Pingyao Pingyao is a small Chinese city renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall. 7Obidos The town of Óbidos is located on a hill and is encircled by a fortified wall. 6Xi'an 5Itchan Kala 4Avila 3Carcassonne 2Jerusalem 1Dubrovnik
Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. 2011, New Orleans, LA. Cordoba, Argentina. Najaf, Iraq. Brooklyn, NY.
The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler - StumbleUpon Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation. As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The Top 20! Couch Surfing Hands down my favorite travel website on the internet. Travellers Point Travellerspoint is a small travel community that features expert travel advice. Momondo How can a Danish aggregator feature cheaper flights within the U.S, than any American flight aggregator? Escape The City Escape the City is a new website that continues to grow like wildfire. Hostel World My go to site for anything related to hostels. Trip-it I build almost all of my travel itineraries through Trip-it. AirBnB Airbnb is great for people who enjoy a finer lodging experience. Flyer Talk Sleeping in Airports Seat Guru Travel Finances Flickr
10 Enchanting Cities with Colorful Houses Bright colors can change the appearance of a city significantly. When Edi Rama became mayor of Tirana, the capital of Albania, in 2000 he launched a campaign to add color to the post-communist city. Apartment blocks and public buildings were painted in intense colors, transforming the city into a colorful capital with pink, green, blue and red colors. So if colors can brighten up the crumbling tower blocks of Tirana imagine what they can do for some of the prettiest cities around the globe. 10Nyhavn This serene neighborhood facing the Copenhagen harbor in Denmark is a popular area with both locals and tourists. 9Bo-Kaap Bo-Kaap is a picturesque part of Cape Town, South Africa, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre. 8Zacatecas The Mexican city of Zacatecas was founded in 1548 to provide shelter to the silver miners and reached the height of its prosperity in the 16th and 17th centuries. 7Kulusuk 6La Boca La Boca is is a working class district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
15 Most Magical Places in the World Want to share the magic? Tweet or Stumble this article! Wizards, sorcerers, hobbits and goblins. This maybe the stuff of fairy-tales but you can bring magic to life! Visit these breath-taking magical destinations and live out your own travel legend! Travel and make-believe certainly go hand in hand. Whether it’s royal palaces, enchanted forests or magical lagoons, traveling the world can bring your favorite fairy-tales to life! So grab your wand, mount your white horse and take a virtual journey through the 15 most magical places in the world! 1. Pear Biter 2. Fugue 3. pasotraspaso 4. Magical-World 5. Panoramas 6. nutbird 7. robwest jmhullot 9. net_efekt 10. RebelXTious 11. Tambako the Jaguar 12. Macieklew 13. Germanium 14. jurvetson 15. Magical-World Been to any of these places? Post up your comments! Liked this post? Don’t miss out on more magical places, sign up for free article updates below… *(I’d be the Snow Queen!)
Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) - StumbleUpon Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City. See also
34 Lost Cities Forgotten by Time It’s hard to imagine how an entire city can get lost but that’s exactly what has happened to the lost cities on this list. There are actually many reasons why a city has to be abandoned. War, natural disasters, climate change and the loss of important trading partners to name a few. 34Carthage Located in present-day Tunisia, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists and became a major power in the Mediterranean. See also: Tunisia Guide 33Ciudad Perdida Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”) is an ancient city in Sierra Nevada, Colombia, believed to have been founded around 800 AD. See also: Colombia Guide 32Troy Troy is a legendary city in what is now northwestern Turkey, made famous in Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad. See also: Turkey Guide 31Skara Brae Located on the main island of Orkney, Skara Brae is one of the best preserved Stone Age villages in Europe. See also: United Kingdom Guide 30Memphis See also: Egypt Guide 29Caral See also: Peru Guide 28Babylon See also: Iraq Guide 27Taxila 25Timgad
30 Best Earth Pictures of the Week - April 24th to May 01th, 2012 1. The Blue Dragon by Steve Richards 2. Shore in Seychelles 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.
50 Professional Photos Showing the Wonders and Beauty of Brazil Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, both as surface and population, and the largest one in South America. Some know about it because of the unique coffee fragrances, others because of the world-wide known Rio de Janeiro carnival and others because of the talents of sport that country offered in the past years. Its topography and climate are very diversified and turn Brazil into a perfect destination for tourists of all kinds and especially artists who are into photography. Its flora and fauna offer endless possibilities for photographers and this showcase will illustrate some examples of it, from high-speed photography, to portraits and wildlife, all from this amazing country, called Brazil! Iguazu Waterfalls Ricardo Jump Janeiro Street Market in Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro Traditional Coffee Rocinha 11 Surui Indians Dunes in Brazil Brazil Pantanal 4949 Brazilian Piglets Brazilian Bird Pantanal 4416 Brazilian Blue Parrot Thunderstorm in Brazil Weird Animal Sunset Over Brazil Danger! Corcovado Lagoa
The Universal Packing List Cruzando Fronteiras... Husmeando por la red: Los 33 lugares abandonados más bellos del mundo. Le sugerimos que contemple los lugares (y objetos) abandonados más interesantes del mundo. Estatuas, casas, pueblos enteros y aldeas, donde seguramente no ha podido llegar. Estos lugares están deshabitados y la naturaleza comienza gradualmente a reclamar dichos espacios. Estos lugares abandonados serían un excelente telón de fondo para una película post-apocalíptica. Si estos lugares te han sorprendido, no dejes de visitar 25 Lugares abandonados que harán volar tu imaginación. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Puedes ver un interesante artículo sobre el Valle de los Molinos en Viajes Ocultos. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. He preparado una presentación PowerPoint con una bonita música de fondo con estas fotografías que puedes descargar desde aquí. 32. 33. Si te ha gustado esta entrada creo que también te gustaran estas otras: Categoria : abandono , Fotografias , insólito , lugares