Confluence of Rhône and Arve rivers (Geneva, Switzerland)

Rising in the Graian Alps, close to the Swiss border, the Arve river receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix valley before flowing north-west into the Rhône river on the west side of Geneva, where its much higher level of silt brings forth a striking contrast between the two rivers.


Irish Sky Garden by James Turrell (County Cork, Ireland)

The Irish Sky Garden was designed by the american artist James Turrell, who main work concerned with light and space, to complement the rounded and pyramid-like shapes of natural landscape that surround this ancient Celtic High Fort. The most important thing is the experience, that inside turns into outside and the other way around, in the sense that relationships between the Irish landscape and sky changes.

Beachy Head (East Sussex, England)

Beachy Head is a chalk headland in Southern England, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level. Despite the beauty, there are an estimated 20 deaths by suicide a year at Beachy Head. The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team conducts regular day and evening patrols of the area in attempts to locate and stop potential jumpers.

Big Lagoon, Miniloc Island (Palawan, Philippines)

Located in the Miniloc Island, on Palawan, the tranquil turquoise-green waters of Big Lagoon orchid-lined limestone walls showcases a kaleidoscope of marine life. Scientists believe that these lagoons were actually caves which abound in these islands. The roofs of these caves must have collapsed millions of years ago, and these lagoons have emerged in their stead.

Hani Terraces, Yuanyang (Yunnan, China)

Yuanyang Rice Terraces, located on the southern slopes of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County, was created and cultivated by the Hani people’s ancestors for at least the past 1300 years. In their struggle against the difficult terrain they successfully established the terraces, where they grew rice in order to make a living. The creativity of this people turned the mountain area into one artistic beauty. In recognition, the Ming Dynasty emperor granted the title of ‘Skillful Sculptor’ to Hani people and their good reputation was passed down from generation to generation.

Lake Retba (Cap Vert, Senegal)

Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. It is so named for its pink waters, caused by Dunaliella salina in the water. The color is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily. The lake also has a small salt collecting industry and is often the finishing point of the Dakar Rally.

The Glory Hole, Monticello Dam (California, USA)

The Monticello Dam, which holds back Lake Berryessa, features a morning glory spillway. This type of spillway is basically a giant cement funnel and is also known as The Glory Hole. Rather than spilling over the dam, high waters spill into the funnel. This is the largest in the world, with a diameter of 72 ft (22 m). It is used very rarely, but it is quite the sight to see it being put to use.

Malacca Straits Mosque (Malacca, Malaysia)

The Malacca Straits Mosque is a mosque located on the man-made Malacca Island near Malacca Town, Malaysia. It looks like a floating structure if the water level is high. This mosque showcase the excellence and glorious modern Islamic architecture. Apart from serving as a place of worship, it has also become a famous tourist destination.

Magdeburg Water Bridge (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in Germany, opened in October 2003 and part of the Magdeburg crossing of waterways. It connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittellandkanal, crossing over the Elbe River. It is notable for being the longest navigable aqueduct in the world, with a total length of 918 metres (3,012 ft).

Wave Rock (Hyden, Australia)

Wave Rock is a natural granite inselberg rock formation that is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. The “wave” is about 14 m (47 ft) high and around 110 m (350 ft) long.