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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Kharanaq: Iran?s 1000-Year-Old Mud-Brick Ghost Town

quote [ At Kharanaq, an ancient citadel lies abandoned in the mountainous heart of Iran. I took a look inside the crumbling homes of this 1000-year-old ghost town. ]

Take a walk in a ghost town
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:24amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 20 March 2020

Google Arts and Culture

quote [ Explore with Street View
From backstage at the Paris Opera to the top of the Taj Mahal

Explore by Color
From serene greens in Impressionism to vibrant yellows by Van Gogh

Explore in High Definition
Discover the details you might have missed
.
.
.
Explore in 3D
Get a new perspective

Explore in Virtual Reality
Experience culture in 360? degrees ]

For us who are locked up, you can spend days exploring this site.
Their homepage is not a good navigation guide.
My suggestion is to start here
Street View of famous places
https://g.co/arts/PhRvptKeycmHVHSs6

360 view - virtual reality
https://g.co/arts/iGGkRCBEbg8FXKHX8

Let's list our favorite sites.
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by yunnaf@8:43amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Intrepid Mother and Son Who Unraveled a Geographic Hoax

quote [ Atlas Obscura had a page for something called Moose Boulder, until fan Roger Dickey called us on it. ]

Doesn't exist, it's just a hoax.
[SFW] [travel] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Luxembourg Becomes First Country with Free Public Transportation

quote [ All public transit options in the country of 602,000 are now free, an idea that is increasingly being considered in the U.S. to lessen emissions and traffic jams. ]

Well, oh, well, well, well, Luxembourg
[SFW] [travel] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Stannard Rock Light: The Loneliest Place in The World

quote [ The life of a light housekeeper is always lonely, but for sixty years those who served the Stannard Rock Light in Lake Superior, it was extraordinarily so. Known as ?the loneliest place in the world?, the Stannard Rock Light is located in the northern half of Lake Superior, off Keweenaw Peninsula. The nearest land, Manitou Island, is situated about 40 km to the northwest, making it the most distant lighthouse in the United States, and probably the entire world. ]

And no one's in the lighthouse
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [3 comments]



Thursday, 16 January 2020

A New Room Has Been Discovered in the Winchester Mystery House

quote [ The labyrinthine home was constructed over a period of 38 years by Sarah Winchester, the wealthy widow of William Wirt Winchester, of Winchester rifle fame. After the premature deaths of her daughter and husband, a shaken Mrs. Winchester reportedly consulted a medium, who informed her that the spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles were haunting her family. ]

Maybe it wasn't ghosts. Maybe it was froggers.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Good]
[by snowfox@8:44amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 5 January 2020

The Abandoned Cryolite Mining Town of Ivittuut

quote [ Near the southern tip of Greenland, lies the old mining town of Ivittuut, now a collection of ramshackle houses and sheds and scattered pieces of old machinery. Ivittuut was once the world?s largest source of cryolite, an extremely rare mineral that was historically used in the extraction of aluminium from bauxite ore. Although cryolite has been found at other places on earth, Ivittuut was the only place where this mineral was extracted commercially. ]

I may be white like cryolite
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 4 January 2020

What Are Those Grids of Glass in the Sidewalk ? And Why Are They Purple?

quote [ They are called vault lights and they've been used to illuminate a lot of iconic architecture projects. ]

No purple where I live... we need more purple
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@5:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Faroutride: Travel far. Get out. Ride everyday.

quote [ Hello! We?re Isabelle and Antoine ? In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We?ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we?re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same! ]

Crazy amount of van life resources for completing a build here. Their little 360 tour is quite nifty. :D
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Good]
[by steele@8:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Villa Girasole: The House That Rotates

quote [ In the hills of northern Italy near Verona stands an L-shaped house called Villa Girasole, which means ?sunflower? in Italian. And just like the flower after which it was named, Villa Girasole rotates on a large turntable following the sun across the sky. It?s owner and architect, Angelo Invernizzi, designed it so that his house can soak in as much sunlight as possible to ?maximize the health properties of the sun?. ]

Let the world rotate until it takes you home
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]



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