Europe’s abandoned cooling towers

Traveling around Europe, Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde explore the bottom of the abandoned cooling towers and finds there the theatrical stage. He said

‘One thing that fascinates me is the fact that not a single cooling tower is the same. Each and every one of them has a unique interior design and build. They all look the same from the exterior, but with each visit to a new cooling tower I’m always surprised by a different interior, time and time again.

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Palmanova fortress town, The strategic location of war

Fort in the form of a star – type fortifications, which first appeared in the XV century in Italy. At that time, the medieval fortifications that were built of stone, becoming an easy target for the guns. That is why forts star began to build of brick, earth and other materials that are made to strengthen a much more powerful and have reduced the probability of failure of cannonballs.

Palmanova fortress town, The strategic location of war

City of Palmanova in Northern Italy.

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10,000 Square Meter Impressive graffiti on the mountain of Swiss Alps

We all used to seeing graffiti on city walls or in urban facades. Certainly we’re not used to seeing them on the ground, on the mountains. And yet, the street artist in the name Saype recently completed a great work of art in the mountains of the region Leysin, Switzerland. The 10,000 square meter piece depicts a peasant lying on the earth in the area, with formal attire and hands behind her head enjoying the sun.The creation was on the ground, creating the image of the terrestrial plants, while the view from above is impressive.

10,000 Square Meter Impressive graffiti on the mountain of Swiss Alps

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Photographer Kenneth Provost and Abandoned Italy

Abandoned places always attract researchers for its unique aura. Belgian photographer Kenneth Provost is one of them. From his trip to Italy, he brought not hackneyed photos of the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the mysterious pictures of abandoned places with the title ” Beautiful Italy“.

Photographer Kenneth Provost and Abandoned Italy

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Glamorous Bus Stop In Krumbach

In the small western Austrian village of Krumbach, in Vorarlberg, built seven stops authorship of famous architects. Unbelievable? But the fact. At the opening of the new urban landmarks have invited all 992 people. Architecture is all love and appreciate, almost every family has a carpenter, joiner or a lumberjack. Even its own architectural tradition there.

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Grows in Vorarlberg wonderful pine why and carpenters there a dime a dozen. But the architects of the first half of the last century is clearly lacking. After World War II was a law that gave the right to design a simple builder. Thus was born in Krumbach strange style, the authors of which were baukunstlery ( “stroyhudozhniki” literally translated from German).

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Stop, designed by designers Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu.

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The oldest tree in the world is in Sweden and has 9500 years

The so – called “old Tjikko” is a spruce tree 9,500 years old and grows happily in Sweden. It was found by Professor Leif Kullman (who gave the name) in 2004 and the age of its root was determined through carbon dating 14.

The oldest tree in the world is in Sweden and has 9500 years

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The Peaceful Borders Between Countries In Europe

Since the Schengen Agreement of 1985, gradually they have been erased restrictions on mobility between countries in Europe. Photographer based in the Netherlands Valerio Vincenzo decided to document this change in his series “Borderline, Frontiers of Peace”.

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Padua center is home of about 200 different species of silkworms

This is an amazing creation, which has a hidden talent. It was worn by the emperors, they were paid, fought for it. Silk – the most expensive cloth in the history of mankind. The origin of this gentle sliding material shall little caterpillar – silkworm, who lives in East Asia. Initially silk production secret was known only in China, today silk industry is spread all over the world. On one of the modern factory for the breeding of silkworms visited Italian photographer Alessandro Bianchi.

Padua center is home to about 200 different species of silkworms

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The first underwater museum in Europe

In the Canary Islands of Lanzarote, located in the Atlantic Ocean, there was Europe’s first underwater museum. 300 sculptures devoted to people or situations, characters who were residents themselves Canary Islands. The total area of the first underwater museum in Europe – 400 sq.m.

The first underwater museum in Europe

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