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Hidden places of Europe

The Transfăgărăsan is the second-highest paved road in Romania which connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. It built as a strategic military route.

Transragarasan road by Corbis-Alamy
Photo by Corbis/Alamy

The road is 90 km long, it twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu.

Trift Bridge is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges of the Alps in Switzerland. It is 100 meters high and 170 meters long, and is poised above the region of the Trift Glacier.

Trift Bridge by Svetlana Peric
Photo by Svetlana Peric.

It was built in 2004 modeled after Nepalese three-rope bridges. This is considered to be one of the longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps.

The Škocjan Caves in Slovenia, Djavolja Varos in Serbia, Chinchón in Spain, the Pic du Midi de Bigorre in France and other amazing places in Europe which are not so known nevertheless can amaze people at first sight…

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Imaginary journey to the world of Tuaregs

Their house is a tent, their wardrobe is a branch, their kitchen is a camp-fire, their money is a goat, a sheep or a camel but they can call a huge areas – the Aïr Mountains and the Tenere desert – as their homeland in the South Sahara.

Tuareg with fire
Their kitchen is only a camp-fire | Photo by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak

Members of the Kel Tedele Tuareg clan live nomadic life, the name means ‘outlying inhabitants’.  For strangers maybe seems the Touilmas walley is itself th Eden, where all creatures live together and use same language. Members of the Kel Tedele love gloomy range of the Aïr Mountains. They know exactly where there are water reserves hidden in the cliffs that could save their lives if they are too far away from the wells.

Tuaregs in the desert
Tuaregs in the desert | Photo by Maria Minina

For them really different things mean challenges than those who live outside of their worlds. What they can’t reach by their own power or with some helpers, it no longer belongs to them…Join us to take an Imaginary journey to the world of Tuaregs

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Star of December – Gus Navarro photographer

I am an Amateur Photographer. I live in San Diego North County, California. My passion is be able to capture the Ocean’s Majesty…” – Gus Navarro.

El Mar - San Diego, California
El Mar – San Diego, California | Photo by Gus Navarro
Flamingo mother is feeding its baby
Flamingo mother is feeding its baby | Photo by Gus Navarro
Pelican babies
Pelican babies on the beach | Photo by Gus Navarro

Click here and see more breath-taking photos by Gus Navarro – When a photographer have a great regard for the Nature, pictures speak for themselves…

Chukotka – Land of the Yarangas

Chukotka (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) is a special world which is bordered in the north by the Chukchi Sea and the East Siberian Sea. Hidden corners of it still live families almost prehistoric living conditions, they are blood relationship to the nature. Those who are brave enough to visit there easy will be fall in love with this cold-hearted, yet attractive countryside.

Chukchi - Reindeer
Chukchi reindeer horde | Photo by Tero Mustonen

Chukotka has 57 thousand inhabitants. From point of European view these nomadic indigenous live without almost every convenience but perfectly suited to the wild environment. So much so, that the civilized world has many tools – such as kayaking, snow tread, anoraks or special hooks – which are took over from these people.

Chukchi man
Chukchi man | Photo by Péter Erdélyi

Awesome experience that at the beginning of the third millennium there are people who born and grow up in prehistoric circumstances. Click here and discover Land of the Yarangas…

Beauty of a young democracy – Namibia

Namibia so many aspects – from historical, political, ethnic and economic side – is an especially thought-provoking place. This country lived under rule of three powers (German, English, South African). a young democracy with the typical problems of corruption in almost every level of society, various personality cult with aid of a morally is not 100% stable police, bureaucracy everywhere and despite development with a growing gap between the poor and the elite.

Herero boy

Photo by Alessandro Vanucci

The Herero tribe is an unique among southern Africa’s indigenous people.  They are traditionally are nomadic pastoralists. The Herero believe in a Supreme Being, called Omukuru however, the majority have been converted to Christianity.

Desert elephants

Photo by Olivier Delaere

Although not a separate species, and not much different from other savannah elephants because they have adapted to their dry, semi-desert environment. Click here, see more amazing photos and  discover the beautiful Namibia

“Walk” of the Easter Island’s mysterious statues

The Easter Island about 1,600 years ago has colonized by the Polynesians. But they made more difficult themselves own lives. They used fire as a tool in agriculture, too many palm trees were cut which together with intensive farming led to soil erosion. In addition to this various conflicts, the cannibalism and the strong population decline also were unbearable. When the Europeans in the 18th century arrived to the island, the once thriving civilization have been found only in traces.

The myterious Moai stand beneath the Milky Way rising from the East | Photo by C Richardson

Contrasted with earlier theories mysterious statues of Easter Island got to their places without wheels and help of draught animals by natives. These moai statues are standing guard, turn their back on the Pacific Ocean. They don’t reveal their secrets, especially how they got to their places. Well, thanks to a new experiment maybe finally managed to decipher it.  Click here and watch a video of their walk…

Sleepless Nights of Iceland

Jökulsárlón lake, Iceland

Considered the deepest glacial lake in Iceland, Jökulsárlón Lake which lies south of the Vatnajokull glacier (meaning Glacier of Rivers) , stretches over an area of 18 km2. It has become a major tourist attraction of the country following the shooting of a film in the James Bond saga, “A View to a Kill” in 1985.

Photo by Fabrice Pierre

Jökulsárlón lake houses a large colony of seals that find refuge on the pieces of iceberg that broke away from the glacier. Despite the comings and goings of tourists strolling on amphibious vehicles, seals seem to keep their composure and come to rest.  More breathtaking pictures here…

When a culture disappears

Nukak Maku are Colombia’s last nomads. Two decades ago, the world did not know of their existence. Their heads are shaved, their faces are painted and their home is the rainforest.

Photo by Niels van Iperen

In San Jose, which is a small town in cocaine and war-torn South-east Colombia started a catholic celebration when all of a sudden these people arrived to there for six years ago. Locals were surprised when 77 shaved heads people stood in front the church. Men with one meter long blow-pipes, women with uncovered breasts and children with monkeys on their shoulders.

Locals just wanted to help this nomad hunter, gatherer population. But for this process somebody paid with his life and with it a culture will disappear slowly in the 21st century in the heart of South America…See more pictures and read more here

Return to the Wild

The most valuable animals on earth, the ancestors of horses

In this picture you can see the Mongolian ‘Takht’ horses. They are the world’s only true wildhorse. All other equine species which fit this name, such as the American camargue or Mustang, merely feral domestic horses.

Photo by Li Gang

In 1878 Nikolai Michailowitsch Przewalski, Russian explorer was engaged in research along Russian-Mongolian frontier on behalf of the Tsar. During his first trip, in the south-western part of Mongolia locals told about wild horse studs to him. From his second trip he brought an unknown horse breed skull and skin for the Tsar. The Mongolians knew this horse species. They called ‘Takht’ this animal, after the Mongolian “respect” word because they thought it is ancestor of their domestic horses and once the great Genghis Khan rode on them conquered his world empire. At that time, the science is still thought that the gray European tarpan was the ancestor of the domestic horse.

“Only wind and rain able to touch back of a Takht” – says a Mongolian proverb. Because these wild horses are so fast, stubborn and wild. See more pictures and know more about these horses here

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Read me – Looking out to the World

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”  – Charles W. Eliot

The smallest book in the World
To the naked eye, it looks like a fleck of tile decorated with the Greek letters alpha and omega. But when it is magnified by a factor of 600, its true nature becomes evident — the world's most portable copy of the New Testament.

International Day of Book

In every year April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes and Shakespeare. On this day the World celebrates the reading, the publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George’s Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. See famous libraries and books in pictures all around the World with descriptions…

Four historical pictures which shocked the world

The majority of photographers believe that the often shocking, but  documentation of the defining events able to direct  the attention of public to important things. The following pictures did this…

Palestinian woman pleading to soldiers, Beirut by Françoise Demulder

The world-famous photo taken in January 1976 in the Lebanese capital, Beirut La Quarantaine zone. The picture shows a Palestian refugee woman, whose number is already reached 300 thousand in 1975. Demulder hated the wars. She always tried to document the facts authentically and showed that while the innocents always suffer till those who have power getting richer and richer. Françoise Demulder was the first female photographer who received recognition. This picture was the WordPress Photo of the Year in 1976.

Mutilated Hutu man, Rwanda by James Nachtwey

Hutu gunmen cut scars on this man’s face after he was suspected that he sympathy with the rebels during the genocide of Rwanda. He thought that the people need similar photos to understand what happening in the world. James Nachtwey believed that the pictures have power to influence opinion of people and mobilize them to do something for a better world. This picture was the WordPress Photo of the Year in 1994.

A picture which is one of the most symbolic picture of the 20th century American history. It taken on September 4, 1957 when Dorothy Counts left her home to the Harding Hight School as the first black student. And another picture which became the symbol of the hippy era and one of symbols of the cold war. See them here…