Recently I traveled around Bosnia & Herzegovina, a beautiful country in the Balkans. Without any proper plan, I rented a car in Sarajevo and started driving aimlessly throughout the country for 2 weeks to blend myself with the beauty of its countryside and mother nature. I was surprised that there were not so many tourists here as the country offers so many beautiful spots yet to be discovered.
People from time immemorial was peculiar to protect their homes from the outside world – fences, walls, moats. Some simply chose to build remote places, such as rocks, logs and islands, surrounded by a lake, river or even the ocean. Below is a list of the most tiny, but very picturesque inhabited islands of the world.
1. Island Lake Constance, Slovenia
If you are planning a trip to Italy, make sure you include these scenic spots in your itinerary!
For many of us the springtime flowers and colors are so close we can almost smell and see them.
The house also has many other green features concerning thermal isolation and energy conservation, down to a rainwater collection system that is then used to water the plants. So while it’s not an arcology, it’s still a very nice and ecological place to live. I personally like the coloring and steel beams. It’s looks like an overgrown building, yet with none of the implied decay and structural instability.
Earth’s natural diversity is impressive and fascinating. Our planet was stormy period of geological transformations, some of which are still going on. Travel enthusiasts opened millions of trends and opportunities to see unique formation. Below are some of the most amazing geological formations on Earth.
Belize Barrier Reef. Great Blue Hole.
“Day to Night embodies a combination of my favorite things to photograph; people on the street melded with epic cityscapes, and the fleeting moments throughout the day and night,” noted the author. Well, we should admit that these exceptionally well done photographs add a surreal dimension to various iconic New York places. To split the landscapes from AM to PM and create such a surrealist effect, Stephen kept his camera at a fixed angle for up to 15 hours, then weaved and blended the shots into one frame. Let’s now contemplate all the bustle of the city within these breathtaking shots. Hope, those of you who have never been to NY will have the time to make it up to see this in person.
Gramercy Park, NYC
These photos capture stunning views of some of the most epic cliff-side cities in the world. A cliff-side city overlooking a sea passage has a superior command of the surrounding waters and is virtually impossible to assault from the water. Cities on steep hills, on the other hand, might have been built there to defend from land-based aggressors or because of their proximity to important landmarks like rivers.
Wadi Dawan, Yemen
Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who’s piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. The image itself was named “the most recognized photograph” in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on their June 1985 issue. Looking through his large body of work, we get to experience fantastic faraway places we can only dream about visiting. It’s in his incredible photos that we feel connected to the world at large, appreciating our similarities and our differences, our cultures and our histories, and our past and our present in a truly unique and inspiring way.
These small houses will really make you question whether you need all that space. The recent tiny house movement appeals to people because it is an economical, but also sustainable and minimal way to live. Many people choose to take their home into their own hands and build these tiny dwellings themselves. Gaze at these examples of homeowners’ personal tiny homes for real-life success stories of creative ways to live small in style. They might even inspire you to build your own tiny house, or at least live more simply. Thanks for visiting us today, and I hope you enjoyed the tiny homes.
Japanese Forest House