Gatlinburg, TennesseeJeff Wiggins

Praia Dona Ana | by Marko Stavric | Website.

Gyeongbokgung palace buildings (source)


photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd

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Autumn, Shiraito Falls, Fujinomiya, Japan

Incheon, South Korea (source)
Towada-ko In Autumn
Aomori, Japan | by arcreyes
El Dorsoduro
Venice, Italy | by Gabriel Ortiz
Autumn in the Forest
Germany | by Rainer Steinke
Florence, Italy | by Natasha Larkin


Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals

When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between man and the universe. Flores gave the space the name Cosmovitral, a linguistic blend of the Spanish words for cosmos and glass.

To support the new artistic additions of 45 tons of blown glass and 25 tons of lead, the existing building had to be significantly strengthened and the walls reinforced with 75 tons of metal support. The half a million pieces of glass are arranged in expansive murals and a mosaic glass ceiling that tops the solarium. The centerpiece is an amazing image of a man in flames entitled Hombre Sol or Sun Man. Meant to represent humanity in harmony and balance with the heavens, Hombre Sol is perfectly aligned with the spring equinox and is so popular that it has become synonymous with the city of Toluca.

Now filled with over 500 plants from around the globe, the gardens receive thousands of visitors every year, but with over 95 percent of them from Mexico itself, the Cosmovitral remains relatively unknown to those outside the country. (via mymodernmet)

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Anonymous asked:

Based on your travels, where has been your favorite place to go?

FAQ  (only linking because I think people get tired of me answering the same kinds of questions, but it’s nice of you to ask)

and based on my sadly limited travels, I’d definitely say LONDON



Chicago is so fucking beautiful

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Opaque  by  andbamnan