10 Reasons The Wilderness Act Was One Of The Best Ideas Ever

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this week, marking the anniversary of the preservation of some of our most treasured national lands. Passed in 1964, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and created the first official wilderness areas.

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Luang Prabang, Laos | by KS Chew
Use of Colours in an Urban Setting
Lisbon, Portugal | by Pedro Simoes
Arundel Castle
West Sussex, England | by Cheri
Flower Carpet in Brussels
Brussels, Belgium | by Frans Sellies

Lake Molveno - Dolomites by Giuseppe Calabrese | (Website)

Entrance to Macocha Propast Abyss in Vyvery Punkvy Nature Reserve / Czech Republic (via 

Architecture in Venice by Nastasiya-k

Conor MacNeill
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Finding the Right Path
Bagan, Myanmar | by mandalaybus
Castle de Haar
Utrecht, The Netherlands | by Frans Sellies

Looking for Peace

Los Angeles, California, USA | by Wally Gobetz (artwork by Eduardo Kobra)

Multnomah Mist
Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA | by Eric


St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria. One of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.

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The City of Norilsk photos by Elena Chernyshova

Norilsk in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, is the world’s northernmost city, experiencing an average annual temperature of 15F/-9C and covered in snow for approximately 275 days out of each year. 175,000+ residents call this frigid cradle in the Arctic Circle home.

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Opaque  by  andbamnan