Live over the abyss

1. Ronda (Spain): Section canyon depth of 100 m.
Rondo town, in the Spanish province of Malaga, located in mountainous terrain at an altitude of about 750 m above sea level. Canyon called El Tajo depth of 100 m separates the old part of town from the new. Some houses are right on the edge of a precipice. Jump from one part of the city to another is possible through the bridges built in different historical periods: Roman, Moorish and 18 st.
2. Bonifacio (Corsica): 70 meters above the Mediterranean Sea.
The town of Bonifacio on the southern side of the island of Corsica, is its largest settlement. This fragile-looking citadel stands at a height of 70 m on limestone cliffs, podtochennyh Seredizemnogo waves of the sea and relentless winds. Over the centuries, Bonifacio was a harbor for many ships now it’s haven for luxury yachts that come here from all over the world.

3. Kastellfolit de la Roca (Spain): Located on the 50-meter high basalt rock.
Catalan city Kastellfolit-de-la-rock situated at the confluence of two rivers, between the shores of which stands the basalt rock. This basalt ridge formed once the two influxes of magma reaches 50 m in height and about one kilometer in length. Kastellfolit-de-la-rock – the smallest town in the province.

4. Santorini (Greece): a paradise at a height of 300 m.
The archipelago of Santorini, which lies almost 200 km south-east of mainland Greece, is a consequence of powerful volcanic explosion which destroyed the earliest settlements in this once-a holistic island. A giant central lagoon of the caldera has a size of about 12 for 7 miles and is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs trohsotmetrovimy. Spectacular scenery and lively nightlife of Santorini have a busy tourist spots of Europe.

5. Manarola (Italy): Italian city with the most risky location.
Manarola, in the Italian province of Liguria, is the most risky position among all Italian cities. Hard to tell exactly how old is this settlement, but Roman texts there are mentions of a wonderful wine that is produced. And today we can enjoy a stroll near the famous vineyards, to walk the alley of love (Via dell’Amore) and admire the bright-colored houses that hang over the sea waves.

Invasion of spiders on trees in Pakistan

“There is no silver lining.” Once again, these words were confirmed in practice. Since the invasion of spiders in Pakistan, where the population is still struggling with the effects of many months of last year’s floods, suddenly had a positive impact. In the country, much of which was flooded, reduced the level of malaria – a deadly disease carried by mosquitoes.They were destroyed by the spiders.

Surreal – wrapped in a cocoon of web trees in the Pakistani province of Sindh.

Sprawling across several months of flooding in Pakistan – the most disastrous in the past 80 years – has affected millions of lives and caused prolonged flooding much of the country.

Fleeing the long decaying flood millions of spiders climbed the few trees in the area of ​​Pakistan’s Sindh province.

As a result, crown, covered thick cobwebs, was like a giant cocoon.

This effect is explained by the fact that spiders have been forced to stay on the trees for a long period, until the water subsides.

People in this part of Sindh province had never seen such a phenomenon.

Invasion of spiders, of course, disastrous for the trees.

But there is a positive thing: despite the fact that in some places the water level still does not fall sharply decreased the population of mosquitoes.

As a result, fewer cases of malaria , because mosquitoes carry this deadly disease.

Creative packaging design

We all have long been aware that good design package – that’s half the battle, if not more. And now, it should not be fussy colorful packaging, which could attract attention. On the contrary, more and more people appreciate minimalism and originality, not fussiness and cheek. Design packages of various products contained in this example is a kind of benchmark. Of course, there are plenty of other foods, decorated with, perhaps, even greater care. Today, however, propose to evaluate this particular compilation.


New York’s most interesting street art of 2010

We polled the NYC graffiti community for a list of the most interesting pieces put up in the last year. Here is the list they gave us. For alternate opinions, some with a less local focus, check out the lists at Unurth, BSA, and Street Spot. And here is a list of all of Gothamist’s great street art and graffiti coverage from the past year.

Deeker in Bushwick (Jake Dobkin)

TipToe in Meat Packing (Jake Dobkin)

Jeff Soto in Chelsea (Jake Dobkin)

Olek in NoLiTa (Jake Dobkin)

Twist on Houston (Jake Dobkin)

Unknown paper craftsman in Williamsburg, with Maya Hayuk in background (Jake Dobkin)

Sir Banksalot in DUMBO (Jake Dobkin)

Roa in Williamsburg (Jake Dobkin)

ElSol25 in Williamsburg (Jake Dobkin)

Elbow Toe in Red Hook (Jake Dobkin)

Various artists, including Gaia, Faust, Skewville, and others, at Electric Windows in Beacon, NY (Jake Dobkin)

Elbowtoe and Chris Stain in Beacon, NY (Jake Dobkin)

Lister in Williamsburg (Jake Dobkin)

Faile/Bast in Bushwick (Jake Dobkin)

Imminent Disaster in DUMBO (Jake Dobkin)

Specter in Williamsburg (with help from Obey) (Jake Dobkin)

Swoon in Red Hook (Jake Dobkin)

Dan Witz in Greenpoint (Jake Dobkin)

Gaia/NohjColey in Williamsburg (Jake Dobkin)

Hush in Chinatown (Jake Dobkin)

Os Gemeos in Chelsea (Jake Dobkin)

Colorful buildings

Dusty-gray asphalt. The same bleached walls of houses. Vaguely dull day in a gray box. But all might not be so! See a selection of images with bright, juicy buildings under sunny skies.

1. District “Bo-Kaap” (or “Cape Malay Quarter”) – one of the most interesting from a cultural and historical point of view of the parts of Cape Town.

2. Italian municipality of Giovinazzo, located on the south-east of the country.

3. Restaurant on the beach of Platanias, one of the most picturesque regions of Greek Cyprus. In these places, in small shops, sold an amazing painting.

4. Bright wall in the back of Dublin Castle.

5. The old city center in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico.

6. Beach House in Scarborough, north Yorkshire, England.

7. Congress Center in the capital of El Salvador.

8. Italian town on the street.

9. Hood ventilation on the purple wall of a building in Madison, Wisconsin.

10. San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas in southeastern Mexico.

11. Body shop at the corner of Central Park in New York.

12. The door to the Coronado, California.

13. The building in Andalusia.

14. Stairwell in Hanover.

Stunning photographs of animals inside womb

hese amazing embryonic animal photographs of dolphins, sharks, dogs, penguins, cats and elephants are from a new National Geographic Documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”. The show’s producer, Peter Chinn, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth. They are the most detailed embryonic animal pictures ever seen.