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20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

By • Apr 10th, 2014 • Category: Latest Posts, Travel

Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in a tree tunnel on some warm summer evening. Whether they’re formed naturally, accidentally, or with a little help from some patient and talented gardeners, these tree tunnels are sure to enchant anyone lucky enough to walk below their verdant boughs.

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

By • Apr 4th, 2014 • Category: Latest Posts, Photography, Travel

Although the sakura, or cherry blossom, tends to be associated with Japanese culture, this delicate pink blossom’s beauty is appreciated in cities around the world. Come springtime, these small trees (which, contrary to their name, do not bear fruit) become an attraction for entire cities full of people ready to experience their springtime beauty.

You Probably Had No Idea How Some Of Your Favorite Fruits, Vegetables And Spices Grow

By • Jan 30th, 2014 • Category: Food, Latest Posts

We’ve all got a favorite fruit, vegetable or spice, but most of us probably don’t know where they come from or what their plant even looks like. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 25 delicious fruits, vegetables and spices showing how they’re grown. We’re sure you know about how a few of these foods grow, but most of you probably don’t know all of them.

Extreme Antarctic Winds Shape Trees Into Beautiful Forms on Slope Point, New Zealand

By • Nov 14th, 2013 • Category: Latest Posts, Photography, Travel

Slope Point is the southernmost tip of New Zealand’s South Island. The air stream loops that travel over the Southern Ocean uninterrupted for 3200 km (2000 mi) make landfall at Slope Point, making for consistently extreme winds. And yet, even in this uniquely harsh environment, extraordinary beauty can be found. The extreme winds that batter Slope Point are so strong and consistent that the trees that grow there are molded into strangely and beautifully twisted forms.

Amazing 125+ Year Old Rhododendron Tree in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

By • Nov 4th, 2013 • Category: Latest Posts, Miscellaneous

When reddit user smartforever posted this magnificent picture of an old rhododendron (from Ancient Greek rhódon “rose” and déndron “tree”) on reddit, he probably made it the most famous rhododendron ever. Most rhododendrons are considered shrubs, but this one definitely could pass for a tree – it’s over 125 years old!

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

By • Mar 26th, 2013 • Category: Latest Posts, Photography

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the Internet is flooded with amazing pictures of all varieties of pink, blooming in parks and streets of different cities of Japan. Even though sakura is the unofficial national flower of Japan, today they have spread to many other countries as well, mostly due to the Japanese diaspora. The blooming of the sakuras is definitely one of the most beautiful sights every spring, wherever you find them!

Probably the most Beautiful Street in the World

By • Mar 21st, 2013 • Category: Latest Posts, Travel

Located in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, this gorgeous tree-lined street is said to be the most beautiful street in the world. Planted 70 years ago by German employees in a former brewery site, one hundred tipuana trees stretch approximately 500 meters. In 2005, some of the trees were almost cut down to make a room for a shopping mall, however, local residents forced the mayor José Fogaça to sign a decree making the street of Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho “historical, cultural and environmental heritage of the city.”

Haunting 3D Projections on Trees by Clement Briend

By • Nov 20th, 2012 • Category: Art, Installation, Latest Posts, Street Art

Clement Briend creates haunting 3D projections on trees as a photographic exploration of his surroundings, placing them on the streets of Paris or Cambodia. The gargoyle and Buddha mirages are created through multiple large format projectors, from which Clement removed the continuous light source with a flash and modified the optical part of the projector to fully optimize the flow of light.

Tunnel Of Love in Ukraine

By • Sep 26th, 2012 • Category: Architecture, Latest Posts

For those of us who are head over heals in love, here’s a new destination to consider. The Tunnel of Love, located in Ukraine, used to be just another train rail section, but eventually turned into one of the most romantic spots on Earth. As trees were left to grow freely around the rails, the passing train was the only thing shaping its way through. Eventually, by crossing the Kleven village forest back and forth three times a day, the train shaped a closed tunnel according to it’s size.