Abandoned Ornate Mansion in the Woods #1 (near Chukhloma/ Russia)



This carved beauty lies hidden in the forest between abandoned villages near the town of Chukhloma, approx 550 km from Moscow to the north-east.
It looks solid from the outside but the interior has crumbled away with collapsed ceilings and rubble everywhere.

Kobe Luminarie Festival (Kobe/ Japan)



Kobe Luminarie is a light festival held in Kobe every December since 1995 to commemorate the Great Hanshin earthquake of that year. The lights were donated by the Italian Government and the installation itself is produced by Valerio Festi and Hirokazu Imaoka.
Over 200,000 individually hand painted lights are lit each year with electricity generated from biomass in order to stay environmentally friendly.

Lights are kept up for about two weeks and turned on for a few hours each evening. Major streets in the vicinity are closed to auto traffic during these hours to allow pedestrians to fill the streets and enjoy the lights.
The photos in this post are of designs from several years.

Dubai Miracle Garden (Dubai/ United Arab Emirates)



The Dubai Miracle Garden is the world's biggest flower garden, containing over 45 million blooming flowers in stunning designs and eye catching color combinations achieved through the many different flower varieties.
As well as traditional flowerbeds, it features topiary-style displays with blooms fashioned into the shapes of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and more.
Floral displays change each season so visitors have a new experience each time.
The garden holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest flower wall.
It's located in Dubailand in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches.

Abandoned Art Nouveau Mansion (Sukhumi/ Georgia)



In the historic city of Sukhumi in Abkhazia (a territory in western Georgia) there's this beautiful abandoned Art Nouveau mansion. It has 4 floors (the fourth is located almost directly under the roof) featuring gorgeous curved doors & windows, wrought iron balconies and a stunning view towards the Black Sea.


The Bar inside a Baobab Tree (Modjadjiskloof/ South Africa)



The Sunland Baobab is an enormous tree on the Sunland Farm in South Africa's Limpopo Province. The tree is famous for having a bar and a wine cellar inside it's naturally hollowed trunk. The bar was created in 1993 and can fit up to 15 people at a time.
The age of the tree itself has been carbon dated to being over 1000 years old.



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