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Maeklong Railway Market: Marketplace With a Railway Track Through it

Maeklong Railway Market: Marketplace With a Railway Track Through it

Maeklong Railway Market, located in Samut Songkhram, Thailand, around 37 miles west of Bangkok, looks like any other open-air market in Asia. There are tropical fruits and vegetables such as lychee, durian, and mango in big brightly colored piles, variety of dried spices, pastes and herbs, freshly caught seafood and other local foods. The crowd [...]

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Great Mosque in Djenne, The Largest Mud-Brick Building in The World

Great Mosque in Djenne, The Largest Mud-Brick Building in The World

Founded in 800 AD, the town of Djenne in central Mali, is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest cities. Situated on an island in the Niger River delta, Djenne became the natural hub for traders who shuttled their goods such as salt, gold and slaves in and out of Timbuktu. Through the years Djenne also became [...]

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Abandoned Farmhouse Transformed Into Life Size Dollhouse

Abandoned Farmhouse Transformed Into Life Size Dollhouse

Canadian artist Heather Benning has turned an abandoned farm house she found in 2005 in Manitoba, Canada, into a life-sized dollhouse. Miss Benning, 32, discovered the tumble-down home in 2005 during an artist in residence program for the community of Redvers, Saskatchewan. While driving to the nearest city of Brandon, Manitoba, to get art supplies [...]

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The Beautiful Key Monastery, India

The Beautiful Key Monastery, India

Key Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on picturesque hilltop at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The monastery has the distinction of being the oldest and the biggest in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh and [...]

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Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium

Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium

Right in the middle of a small forest near Chatillon, a little village in Southern Belgium, is a graveyard of abandoned and beautiful rusty cars. These cars once belonged to US soldiers who were stationed in this region. It’s not known how they managed to acquire these beauties in the middle of the war. When [...]

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Even More Cinemagraphs From Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Even More Cinemagraphs From Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Remember Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg? The artistic duo who reinvented animated GIF and whose moving photographs inspired a new genre of photography – cinemagraphs. We have featured their beautiful work twice in the past. Here is a fresh collection of cinemagraphs from them. Those who are introduced to cinemagraphs for the first time, I [...]

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Inside Amazon’s Warehouse

Inside Amazon’s Warehouse

Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, owns 80 enormous warehouses or fulfillment centers around the globe to serve the 30 million customers that use buy stuff through the portal. These warehouses are massive, with a singe building taking up 1.2 million-square-feet and containing miles of conveyor belts. The logistics of running a single warehouse with [...]

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Roof Gardens at Namba Parks, Osaka, Japan

Roof Gardens at Namba Parks, Osaka, Japan

Namba Parks is an office and shopping complex located in Namba-naka Nichome, Osaka, Japan, at the place where Osaka’s baseball stadium used to stand until 2003. The complex consists of a 30-storey office tower called Parks Tower and a 120-tenant shopping mall. What makes Namba Park stand out is its dynamic rooftop garden that gradually [...]

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Beautiful Feather Cutwork by Chris Maynard

Beautiful Feather Cutwork by Chris Maynard

American artist Chris Maynard uses delicate eye surgery tools, miniscule scissors, forceps and sharp scalpels to slice intricate bird-shaped patterns into feathers. Chris Maynard, a resident of Olympia in Washington, USA, made his first feather artwork two years ago in 2011. Since then the 58 year old artist has created 80 pieces which can take [...]

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So, you wanted to break out of a Brazilian prison

So, you wanted to break out of a Brazilian prison

THIS man wanted to break out of a prison in Brazil. See you in the canteen, Papillon: The next target demographic for a fad diet: jail-breakers. Rafael Valadao certainly won’t try another escape without dropping a few pounds, not after getting wedged in the wall at the prison in Ceres, Brazil, during a bold bid [...]

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Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko makes beautiful sand and shell mosaics using materials commonly found on beaches. Each portrait were carefully assembled by hand, and no colors were used. The element you see on these portraits come from a variety of naturally colored shells and pebbles, and an occasional plant root or bark of a tree. [...]

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Chinese Factory Workers And The Toys They Make

Chinese Factory Workers And The Toys They Make

China is the biggest toy exporter in the world – nearly 75% of all the world’s toys are made in the country – but the retail price of one high-quality toy in the western market is often more than six months’ salary for a Chinese toy factory worker. In order to depict the drudgery of [...]

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Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India

Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India

Chand Baori in Abhaneri village in eastern Rajasthan, India, is one of the most overlooked landmarks in the country. It is one of the oldest stepwell in Rajasthan, and is considered to be among the biggest in the world. Chand Baori looks like anything but a well. This incredible square structure is 13 stories deep, [...]

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012

1. Tourists sunbathing next to the Costa Concordia Vacationers bask in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia. Twenty-eight people were killed when the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy. Image by Max Rossi / Reuters   2. The Waldo Canyon fire The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood near the foothills of [...]

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Futuristic Looking Spaceport America Near Completion in New Mexico

Futuristic Looking Spaceport America Near Completion in New Mexico

Spaceport America, dubbed as the first spaceport in the world, looks like a gigantic moth, its rounded wings outspread against the arid, reddish-brown dirt of southern New Mexico. The view from east reveals a curved, pitched glass facade, soaring steel hanger doors and a white-on-white interior. The lofty architecture encapsulates the equally lofty dream of [...]

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Vert-A-Pac: An Unusual Way to Transport Automobiles

Vert-A-Pac: An Unusual Way to Transport Automobiles

Until the early 1960s, automobiles that were moved by rail were carried in boxcars. These were 50 feet long with double-wide doors. Inside were room for four full-sized sedans on a two-tier rack – two raised up off the floor on a steel rack and two others tucked in underneath them. This protected the cars [...]

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Most Powerful Artificial Tornado at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany

Most Powerful Artificial Tornado at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is home to more than just automobiles. In 2007, the Guinness Book of Records gave it recognition for housing the “strongest artificially generated tornado in the world.” The 34.4 meter high (that is 37.2 yards to those metrically challenged) vortex was not designed as an attraction, but to channel smoke out of [...]

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Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Lujiazui, China

Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Lujiazui, China

Sometime last year, a new pedestrian bridge was unveiled in Lujiazui in the Pudong district of Shanghai. This large scale circular pedestrian overpass enables pedestrians to avoid traffic at the round-about terminus of Lujiazui Rd. The bridge provides access to the Oriental Pearl Tower connecting financiers to leisure areas such as shopping malls and cafes, [...]

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Dar al-Hajar, the Rock Palace

Dar al-Hajar, the Rock Palace

Perched atop a rock pinnacle at the famous Wadi Dhahr Valley, some 15 km away from the capita city of Sana, Yemen, is Dar al-Hajar, better known as the Imam’s Rock Palace. It is an iconic symbol of Yemen, whose picture you can find on postcards and magazines to bills and water bottles. What makes [...]

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The Big Things of Australia

The Big Things of Australia

Australia’s ‘Big Things’ are a roadside symbol, an obsession that turned into a tradition and now a popular tourist attraction. These are sculptures of everyday items that have been recreated in gigantic dimensions and littered across the country. It has been estimated that there are over 150 such objects around the country. It started back [...]

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Aerial Photographs of London by Jason Hawkes

Aerial Photographs of London by Jason Hawkes

Jason Hawkes is one of the finest aerial photographers. He has been photographing Britain and the other parts of the world from above since 1991 when he started going up in microlights. Leaning out of the door of a twin squirrel helicopter, Mr Hawkes shoot jaw dropping pictures of the earth below using a Nikon [...]

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Magnificent Flower Sculptures at Bloemencorso Zundert Flower Parade

Magnificent Flower Sculptures at Bloemencorso Zundert Flower Parade

Flower parades are held all over the world, but the one that takes place in Zundert, the Netherland, is extraordinarily artistic. It’s also the largest parade in the world. Huge floats are made of wire, cardboard and papier-mâché and entirely covered in dahlias in intricate designs. The dahlias for grown specifically for the parade, and [...]

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China Builds Road Around House Because Owner Refused to Move

China Builds Road Around House Because Owner Refused to Move

In the eastern Chinese city of Wenling, a lone five-story row house with ragged edges stand in the middle of a motorway in staunch defiance. The house belongs to Luo Baogen, a duck farmer, and his wife who are the lone holdouts from a neighborhood that was demolished to make way for the main thoroughfare [...]

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34-metre Model Train Made Entirely From Chocolate

34-metre Model Train Made Entirely From Chocolate

A 33.6-meter long train made entirely out of chocolate was unveiled at the Brussels Chocolate Week going on in Belgium. Constructed using 1,285 kg of the finest Belgian chocolate and packing an impressive 6.5million calories, the intricately detailed model was created by master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia from Malta. The model has entered the ‘Guinness Book [...]

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