The gondola, a ski-lift-type aerial ride, takes sightseers surging up massive granite cliffs to a mountain ridge near the small town of Squamish, halfway between Vancouver and Whistler. Squamish has a complex and rich history with Canada’s First Nations population. This population is referred to today as the “Squamish Nation”, and are descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal Peoples who occupied and governed this region for over 10,000 years. The Sea to Sky Gondola, tourist attraction, also includes a café, several hiking and biking trails, an 836-square-metre lodge, viewing platforms and a suspension bridge the length of a football field.
Admission (Online/Ticket Window)
Adult 19 + : $33.95/$37.95
Senior 65+ : $31.95/$35.95
Youth 13 – 18 : $21.95/$23.95
Child 6 – 12 : $11.95/$13.95
Children 5 And Under : FREE/FREE
Tags: Between, Gondola, Halfway, Sea, Sky, Vancouver, Whistler
The fortress of Suomenlinna is one of Finland’s most popular sights. It is only a very short ferry crossing away from Helsinki. Just a 15-minute ferry ride from the Kauppatori. The Suomenlinna ferry is part of Helsinki’s public transport service. Set on a tight cluster of islands connected by bridges, the UNESCO World Heritage site was originally built by the Swedes as Sveaborg in the mid-18th century. Swedish built here a fortress for defensive purposes against the Russians and was original called Sveaborg (fortress of Svea, Swedish still call it this way) but of course Finish renamed it after their independence into Suomenlinna (castle of Finland). The construction of the fortress begun in 1748 but expanded later in 19th century by the Russians. We noticed some old canons on the island but what we liked most were some colorful corners full of flowers.
Tags: Finland, Fortress, fortress Finland, Sea, sea fortress, Suomenlinna, unesco, UNESCO World Heritage
Gásadalur is a populated place and is located in Vágar, Faroe Islands with a population of 17 habitants. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 80 metres. It has an amazing waterfall right next to the village. It is named after its founder a lady called Gasa. She was a rich woman who lived in Kirkjubo in the 12th. century. The unique landscape and location attracts photographers with its fantastic play of light between sun, cloud, meadow, cliff, and sea.
credit: Stig Nygaard
Tags: Denmark, Faeroe Islands, Faeroes, Fairytale, Faroe, Faroe Islands, Gasadalur, Island, Mykines, Nature, Ocean, Sea, Shore, vagar, village, Water
These pieces are highly detailed, well-made, and quite a unique. It looks insanely real with its sheet metal parts and its head grinded down for a very aggressive look. Sculptures are an important form of public art which have morphed significantly over the centuries.
Tags: alien movie, Art, Auckland, Beach, bronze sculptures, Front, iron sculpture, Lifesize, Mangawhai, mangawhai heads, Metal, metal sculpture, Movie, movie sculpture, New Zealand, Northland, predator movie, sand dune, Scifi, sculpture, Sculptures, Sea, terminator film, terminator movie
Lighthouses came into existence because ships could not see the rocks and other dangers in the water. A lighthouse is a building or other type of construction designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire and used as an aid to navigation. The most widely used materials are masonry, brick, concrete and steel. The first known lighthouse, the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt, was completed about 280 B.C. It stood more than 350 feet tall until an earthquake destroyed it in the 1300s.
Fire Island lighthouse
Lighthouse at Barrenjoey
Lighthouse at Andenes
credit: Kim Joar
Lighthouse, Whitby, UK
Borden’s Wharf Lighthouse
credit: archer10 (Dennis)
Cape Sharp Lighthouse
credit: archer10 (Dennis)
Lower Lighthouse, Fleetwood
credit: Bob the courier
Warnemunde Lighthouse, Germany
credit: Suomi Star
Light house IJmuiden, Holland
credit: Robby van Moor
Lighthouse at Berlingua Island, Estremadura, Portugal
California Lighthouse in Aruba
credit: Andre Aguiar
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Lighthouse from the Hurtigrute traditional scandinavian style
Tags: Beach, Beautiful, Cost, light house, lighthouse, lighthouse facts, Lighthouse Family, lighthouse high, lighthouse lights, lighthouse photos, lighthouse pics, lighthouse pictures, Lighthouses, Most, Photography, photos, point, rescue, Sea, world
Ship combines the timeless elegance of windjammers of past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Ship is just as on her legendary sister ship, the Sea Cloud. The SEA CLOUD II was completed after a 36-month construction by traditional handcraft together with the most modern technology.
Owner/Operator: Sea Cloud Cruises
Year built: 2001
Builder: Astilleros Gondan, Figueiras, Spain
Gross Tonnage 3,849
Length: 117.1 m (383.8 ft)
Beam: 16.0 m (52.9 ft)
Passengers (normal): 94
Passengers (maximum): 94
Service speed: 13.0 knots
Tags: Cloud, cruise mediterranean, cruise of the sea, cruises lines, Historical, Modern, Sea, sea cloud 2, sea cloud cruises, sea cloud II, seacloud, Ship, ship backgrounds, ships wallpaper, Touch, tour boats, wallpapers of sea