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Crazy house by Hang Nga

Crazy house by Hang Nga

Crazy house by Hang Nga. Unique “fairy tale house” in a giant tree by Vietnamese expressionist architect Dang Viet Nga

Crazy house by Hang Nga.
Hang Nga guesthouse, better known as “Crazy House” was designed and constructed by Vietnamese expressionist architect Dang Viet Nga. She was born in 1940. Her unique “fairy tale house” represents a giant tree where each room is unique, full of sculptured design elements of animals, spider webs, vegetables, mushrooms, caves. Inspired by Antoni Gaudi, Salvador Dali, Walt Disney, she succeeded in creativity without limits, and reached her goals – to build a house like no one else on the Earth. Dang Viet Nga – the daughter of General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party in her youth studied architecture and lived for 14 years in Moscow, Russia, then came back to Vietnam. Her name comes from “Viet” – the indigenous people of Viet Nam, “Nga” means Russia). One of world most bizarre buildings “Crazy house” was opened in 1990, and it immediately gained recognition, being featured in numerous guidebooks, newspapers, magazines.
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Underwater mausoleum of cremated remains Neptune Memorial

cremated remains Neptune Memorial Reef

Truly unique Underwater mausoleum of cremated remains Neptune Memorial Reef. In fact, the world’s first underwater cemetery and memorial park

Underwater mausoleum of cremated remains Neptune Memorial Reef
Called also Atlantis Memorial Reef, it is 5 miles east of Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida. Meanwhile, Neptune Memorial Reef has begun to resemble Atlantis, with its bronze statues of lions, majestic columns and sculptures of shells and starfish. In addition, it is the largest artificial reef in the world, occupying 65,000 square meters on the ocean floor at a depth of 12 meters.
So, instead of waving the ashes of their loved ones over the ocean, now the Americans “finally give” it to the Neptune Memorial Reef. Here the ashes – mixed with cement, built for underwater use, and then added to the reef. Then, next to the structure, made of dust, placed a bronze or copper tiles, and friends of the deceased take photos of the installation process, for the memory. Initially, the project had to be a copy of the “Lost City of Atlantis”. However, they found a better goal to become the world’s first underwater cemetery and memorial park.
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Most beautiful stable in the world Chantilly Grand Stables

Most beautiful stable in the world Chantilly Grand Stables

Most beautiful stable in the world Chantilly Grand Stables. It might look like a palace, but this is in fact the Grand Stables in Chantilly, northern France

Most beautiful stable in the world Chantilly Grand Stables.
French Prince Louis-Henri de Bourbon was so convinced he’d be reincarnated as a horse, that he built the most beautiful, worthy of his rank stable in the world. Thus he left France one of the eighteenth century’s architectural masterpieces. Now Aga Khan IV (full name His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV), billionaire and spiritual leader to the world’s Nizari Ismaili Muslims, is investing $3 million to bring it back to its former glory. The new Museum of the Horse in Chantilly, has been inaugurated June 15th 2013, it aims to be both an art museum and an ethnographic one. It will be informative and educational, and is designed to be attractive to a very wide public both of children and adults. The stables at Chantilly are not only a spectacular feat of architecture, they’re also home to a famous collection of equine artworks and the rarest ponies on the planet.
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Sunken city found near the coast of Cuba

Ruins of the ancient city discovered by Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki

Sunken city found near the coast of Cuba. Ruins of the ancient city discovered by Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki

Sunken city found near the coast of Cuba. A group of Canadian researchers, led by Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, discovered the ruins of the ancient city. The Sunken city was found in 700 m off the coast of Cuba by an underwater robot. On the images, obtained by using a robot, researchers have found the remains of monumental structures, including four large pyramids. Besides, they discovered parts of monument, that in shape resembles a Sphinx, and several monoliths with inscriptions. According to Pauline Zalitzki, the town was founded in the preclassical period in the history of civilizations of Central America and the Caribbean Islands. The ruins are at least 1.5-2 thousand years old, experts believe. But also not rejected more ancient origin. The discovery is kept secret.
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Rainbow architecture

Rainbow architecture, Stockholm, Sweden

Rainbow architecture. Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

Rainbow architecture

Spring has finally filled the streets with bright sunlight, and houses some of the cities, shimmering all colors of rainbow have been the subject of art. The definition of color – the visual effect that is caused by the spectral composition of the light emitted, transmitted, or reflected by objects. Bright colors can change the appearance of a city significantly. Our mood, health, and happiness are all affected by the colors of our houses. Over the years, the bright colors in architecture become more popular. Thus, apartment blocks and public buildings are painted in intense colors, transforming the cities into kaleidoscope of colorful cityscapes – pink, green, blue, and red colors. So, if colors can brighten up our days, the understanding of color significance and color harmony is increasing around the globe.
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Buddhist complex Maytszishan

Buddhist complex Maytszishan. Huge statue of Buddha is almost perpendicular to the mountain wall — the highest is more than 16 meters in height.

Huge statue of Buddha is almost perpendicular to the mountain wall — the highest is more than 16 meters in height. Buddhist complex Maytszishan

Buddhist complex Maytszishan – a series of 194 caves carved into the wall of a hill Maytszishan in Tianshui City, Gansu Province, northwest China. This striking example of rock architecture contains over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters frescoes. Construction of the grottoes began in late Qing Dynasty. The monks chose to stay there, the earliest written records mention two monks Tanhonga and Huanggang, who meditated there.
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Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds. the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England

Ladybower Reservoir Portal to other worlds – is the best associated with this picturesque place. The funnel reservoir is not a miracle of nature, it’s human technological interaction with nature. The impressive sight like the gateway to hell has become a popular tourist location. Ladybower is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England. It was built between 1935 and 1943 by the Derwent Valley Water Board, and took a further two years to fill (1945).
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