Christ of the Abyss

The bronze statue, which was built to commemorate Dario Gonzatti, the first Italian to use scuba gear, is submerged at a depth of 17 meters in the Mediterranean Sea near the Abbey of San Fruttuoso in Camogli, Italy. It was placed in the water in 1954 and it depicts Christ offering a benediction of peace, […]

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Worthy of van Gogh: The Lavender Fields of France

Located in Provence, France. They bloom between June and July and can be seen until mid August. Click the photo for more, or Google image search “lavender fields” for an array from around the world.

Another example: Click below for a gallery from the Somerset Lavender Farm in England.

For more countries with lavender fields, check out this link.

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Gigantic Indoor Tropical Beach Resort

Located in Krausnick, Germany (60km south of Berlin) is Tropical Islands Resort, where the temperature is always 26°C/78.8°F. It’s inside the largest free-standing hall in the world, which was originally built to produce transport airships before its company went bankrupt. A Malaysian company bought the hangar, transformed it and opened the “tropical paradise” in 2004. […]

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