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The F&F Tower aka Tornillo in Panama

The Revolution Tower is a controversial “corkscrew” tower complex of modern offices in one of the most prestigious real estate areas in Panama City. Facts: Official Name F&F Tower City Panama City Building Function office Structural Material concrete Height 243 m, (797 ft) Construction Start 2008 Completion 2011 Owner/Developer F&F Properties Architect Pinzon Lozano & Asociados Arquitectos Structural...

Portuguese El Jadida Cistern, Morocco

This vast underground vaulted hall was part of the fortified castle built in 1514. It was probably a weapons room before being used as a water reservoir. The underground chamber, measuring 34 meters by 34 meters, was constructed with five rows of five stone pillars. The cistern is famous especially for the thin layer of water that covers the floor, and which creates fine and exciting reflections from...

Memorial and Museum – Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen

More than 200,000 people were imprisoned here by the Nazis and some 50,000 were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen was initially used to imprison political opponents. Later, the camp became a training ground for the SS and the site of the headquarters of the whole concentration camp system. After the Nazis were defeated, the Soviets used Sachsenhausen as a camp for their own political enemies. The Soviet...

Geologic Treasure – Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona. It includes the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. The Monument borders Kaibab National Forest to the west and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to the east. The 3,000-foot escarpment of the Vermilion Cliffs reveals seven major geologic formations in layer-cake fashion. This remote, unspoiled 294,000-acre...

Fabulous Guildhall Building in Derry

The Guildhall is one of Derry’s most recognisable landmarks and has been at the heart of city life since 1890. It was built in 1887 by ‘The Honourable The Irish Society’ on land reclaimed from the River Foyle at a cost of L19,000 (equivalent to L1.5 million today). It is free to the public and it is not only gorgeous but educational. There is an historic, interactive exhibit that is well worth...

The Draa Valley in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Located in the deep south of Morocco, the Draa Valley stretches from the city of Ouarzazate into the Sahara Desert. The Draa River Valley is over 100 kilometres in length. The Draa Valley is a stunning oasis home to Berber villages, sumptuous Kasbahs, streaming sand dunes, lush green plains, snow-capped Atlas Mountains, endless stretches of palm trees and the Draa, Morocco’s largest river. It was...

Teatro Amazonas – Opera House in the Heart of Amazonia

The Opera House is an attraction not to be missed upon visiting the city of Manaus. This gorgeous theater was built at the height of the rubber boom, using European designers, decorators, even raw materials. Construction began in 1884, under the supervision of Italian architect Celestial Sacardim. No expense was spared: roofing came from Alsace, furniture from Paris, marble from Italy, and steel from...

Magnificent Mulanje Mountain and Tea Estates

The small town of Mulanje in the south of Malawi is the centre of Malawi’s tea growing industry. The main attraction in the town is Mount Mulanje. Mulanje is a spectacular 650km2 granite inselberg that rises in dramatic isolation above the Phalombe Plains southeast of Blantyre. The massif consists of a plateau of rolling grassland set at an average elevation of 2,000m, but this is incised by several...

Whale Drive at Faroe Islands

267 pilot whales are driven up on the beach near Fuglefjord. The whales, that local residents see as a gift from God, are afterwards distributed free to citizens on the island Whaling in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on the islands. The techniques used are intensely stressful and cruel. Entire family groups are rounded...

Tigers Nest in Bhutan

Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. It hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons. Taktsang Monastery was built in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye. Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye is believed to be the reincarnation of Padmasambhava. Legend believes that Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche) flew...

Proxy Falls – Oregon Cascades

This multi-tiered, cascading waterfall is hidden in the dense Williamette National Forest along the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway. It is one of the most frequently photographed waterfalls in Oregon. Lower Proxy Falls was created 6,000 years ago when a giant glacier carved a deep trough through the area, leaving steep canyon walls after the ice receded. The waterfall is a 100′ drop over stairsteps...

Visit Kyrgyzstan – Climbing Tastar-Ata and Camping Issyk-Kul lake

Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the southeast. Annexed by Russia in 1876, it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It has the most liberal tourist visa policy in Central Asia and one of the more...

Cockington Green Gardens – Park of Miniatures

Cockington Green Gardens is a park of miniatures, situated in Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory. Gardens were opened in 1979. It is a family owned and operated attraction, with four generations involved in it’s operation over the past 30 years. The park is constantly growing with the popular addition of the International display area. You can visit the Rose Room indoor exhibition, featuring...

UNISEX Collection 2015 by mad ACADEMY

New styles be inspired by marc Menden and urban life. Idea & Concept: Marc Menden www.mad-academy.com Haircuts: Marc Menden / Martina Wismer Hair-Color & Make-up : Mänz Moser (mit Farben von JOICO) Photos: Eduardo Rohner Models: Scout Modells www.scout-model.com credit: madfashionart

Bathroom Inspirations

The bathroom might be the smallest room in the house, but well designed bathroom should feel relaxing as well as functional and with the right touches feel closer to a Spa. Here are some trends to make a impact in the next seasons. credit: skivory