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The Hideout (Selat, Bali/ Indonesia) [Sep. 21st, 2016|10:05 am]
Houses,gardens,parks...places out of the ordinary

theirea
The Hideout - Selat  Bali Indonesia

The Hideout lies in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano and was built and handcrafted in 2015. Nestled by the riverside inbetween rice fields the bamboo house is a unique eco stay for adventurous travellers who want to experience rustic Balinese village life.

The Hideout - Selat  Bali Indonesia

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Cadillac Ranch (Amarillo/ Texas) [Sep. 13th, 2016|09:41 am]
Houses,gardens,parks...places out of the ordinary

theirea
Cadillac Ranch (Amarillo/ Texas)

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation involving 10 vintage Cadillacs. It was created in 1974 by members of the art group Ant Farm.
Since its beginning the car colours have gone through multiple evolutions. White for a TV commercial, then pink because of a founding member's wife's birthday, and again all 10 cars were painted flat black to mark the passing of Ant Farm artist Doug Michels. In 2012 they were painted rainbow colors to commemorate gay pride day. However most of the time you'll find the cars covered in graffiti.

Cadillac Ranch (Amarillo/ Texas)


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Floating Islands in a Lake (Lake Titicaca/ Peru & Bolivia) [Sep. 6th, 2016|01:00 pm]
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theirea
Floating Islands in a Lake (Lake Titicaca/ Peru & Bolivia)

The Uros are pre-Incan people who live on self made floating islands in Lake Titicaca on the border of Peru and Bolivia.
The purpose of the island settlements was originally defensive, so if a threat arose they could be moved. Nowadays most of their people live on the mainland but a few hundred still live on and maintain the islands.
Dried totora reeds, which grow in the lake, are used to construct reed boats as well as the islands themselves. The reeds at the bottoms of the islands rot away fairly quickly, so new reeds are added to the top about every three months.

Floating Islands in a Lake (Lake Titicaca/ Peru & Bolivia)


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Gerald DeCock's Colourful Hippie Heaven (NY City/ New York) [Aug. 23rd, 2016|11:49 am]
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theirea
Gerald Decock"s Colourful Hippie Heaven New York Chelsea Hotel

Hair stylist and visual artist Gerald DeCock lives in a rooftop apartment of the Chelsea hotel in New York City.
The space is a colourful explosion of art, beaded curtains, eclectic furniture and various embellishments and decorations. The apartment also has a much cared for rooftop garden with views over the city.

Gerald Decock"s Colourful Hippie Heaven New York Chelsea Hotel

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Bosco Verticale - Vertical Forest (Milan /Italy) [Jun. 20th, 2016|10:01 pm]
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theirea
Bosco Verticale - Vertical Forest (Milan /Italy)

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is a pair of award- winning residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan. It opened in 2014 and was designed by Boeri Studio.
The towers are home to 900 trees and over 2,000 plants ranging from shrubs to flowers distributed in relation to the façade’s position towards the sun.

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Spiral Jetty (Rozel Point/ Utah) [May. 30th, 2016|01:53 pm]
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theirea
Spiral Jetty Utah

Spiral Jetty is an earthwork made in 1970 by American sculptor Robert Smithson.
The 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) counterclockwise coil spirals into the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point. It's constructed entirely of mud, salt crystals, and basalt rocks.
The water level of the lake varies with precipitation in the mountains surrounding the area, revealing the jetty in times of drought and submerging it during times of normal precipitation.
Originally black basalt rock against ruddy water, Spiral Jetty is now largely white against pink due to salt encrustation.

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Abandoned Water Park Ho Thuy Tien (near Hue/ Vietnam) [May. 26th, 2016|03:36 pm]
Houses,gardens,parks...places out of the ordinary

theirea
Abandoned Water Park Ho Thuy Tien (near Hue/ Vietnam)

The abandoned water park of Ho Thuy Tien is located in the lake near Thien An Hill about 8 km from the tourist area of central Hue. It has gained a bit of fame on the internet lately and has become a destination for lovers of abandoned things. Recently there's even a local posted at the gate who demands money from anyone wanting to take a look, but apparently there's other ways in too.

Not much is known about the park other than it opened in 2004 as a family water park and cost about 3 Mill USD to build. It closed not too long afterwards and everything left as it was, even live crocodiles (who were recently rescued by PETA).

Abandoned Water Park Ho Thuy Tien (near Hue/ Vietnam)

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