The desert Namibia has some of the highest and most spectacular sand dunes in the world, in some places reaching to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, creating one of the most surreal sights …! Blonde or orange color of the sand is in stark contrast with the infinite blue of the sea in a picture that takes your breath away.
The best vantage point is none other than the town Swakopmund, Namibia, the largest coastal city in the country but also one of the nicest places that crowds gather. The origins of the city are German, while stands the old German neighborhood in the city center, making it even more the contrast observed by the visitor to the landscape.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds.
The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and later, similar structures.
Amazing 10 pictures of Flowers Exploded, by Fong Qi Wei.
Flowers Exploded is a series of photos by artist Fong Qi Wei that shows a variety of flowers dissected into individual components. Reminiscent of exploding fireworks, it’s fascinating to see the radial footprints each flower makes relative to the size of its actual bloom.