AMAZING SCENES FROM AROUND THE WORLD – The world, as we know it, is a wondrous thing. Both Mother Nature and Mankind have produced some incredible wonders around the world that make us stand back and appreciate its sheer beauty and ingenuity, whether it’s a skyscraper in Dubai or a Desert that flowers once every few years to create a stunning carpet of colour.
In this article we’ll share 10 wonders that we’ve found floating around the web.
1. Maldives Airport
The Maldives are a group of islands right in the middle of the Indian Ocean and the only way to build an airport was to create an artificial island. This incredible feat of design and engineering is testament to the creativity of the Maldive people.
2. Gulf of Jiaozhou Bridge
When it comes to building bridges you would have to take your hat off to the Chinese. In the province of Shandong is a bridge that crosses the Gulf of Jiaozhou and has a total lenght of over 36 km. Considering the length this mighty structure, it also has 8 lanes and is the longest sea bridge in the world.
3. Glass Balcony Chicago
If you are not keen on heights then having a balcony on the 103rd floor of a Chicago building is certainly not going to make you happy. While the views are stunning across Chicago the outside balcony, made entirely from glass will certainly make your head spin.
4. Montana Lake
This has to be Mother Nature at one of her best moments. Look carefully at the picture and you will see just how crystal clear the water is. Now if you’re thinking that this is not an overly remarkable picture think again. Look at the shadow on the bottom of the lake, it looks like the lake is only a few feet deep where the lady is relaxing but in fact it’s over 50 feet deep and that’s incredible to have a body of water that clear at that depth.
5. Flowering Desert
This Desert only flowers once every several years but when it does it’s carpeted with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed) giving the most spectacular display of mauve and pink across an otherwise barren landscape.
6. BurjKhalifa Skyscraper, Dubai
An incredible feat of architecture and civil engineering as this building pierces the sky at 828m high with 163 floors.
7. Emerald Lake
This stunning lake of emerald is located in an extinct volcano in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.
8. Multi-Coloured Rocks
This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform. These phenomena can be observed in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks.
9. Crescent Moon Tower
This stunning piece of architecture can be found in Dubai and is shaped as a Crescent Moon. This has to be one of Dubai’s most beautiful buildings and as the sun goes down it fits in so well with the night sky.
10. Day and Night
A monument that stands in Kaunas, Lithuania, appears like most other statutes until it is transformed by the night sky, casting a shadow on the wall of a man sowing seeds. This really is an incredible piece of art with some clever use of it’s surroundings.
That’s 10 wonders of the world we share – hope you enjoyed them.