allthingseurope:

Cetinje, Montenegro (by Miki Badt)
vacilandoelmundo:

Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

allstreets:

Verversstraat - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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jackviolet:

One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.

Yeah.

They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.

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chubbyant:

asylum-art:

This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky

These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest wisteria (or wistaria, depending on whom you ask) plant.

This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, is certainly not the largest in the world, but it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to around 1870 (the largest, at about 4,000 square meters, is the wisteria vine in Sierra Madre, California). Although wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because its vines have the potential to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.

Image credits: Takao Tsushima

You just want to lay out a blanket and lie under there!

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sublim-ature:

Victoria Falls, ZambiaAdrian Wright

huffingtonpost:

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.

For more striking photos and inspiring quotes about nature go here. 

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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
plasmatics-life:

Lake Molveno - Dolomites by Giuseppe Calabrese | (Website)
visitheworld:

Entrance to Macocha Propast Abyss in Vyvery Punkvy Nature Reserve / Czech Republic (via jeskynecr.cz). 
earthdaily:

Architecture in Venice by Nastasiya-k
Opaque  by  andbamnan