Hidden Tropical Paradise

Can you imagine how tranquil this tropical paradise in Bali must be? The bamboo bridge that’s hanging right above the river looks like the perfect spot to spend a (technology-free) afternoon. This hidden gem is owned by Linda Garland, an Irish designer who has lived in Bali since the early 70's. She fell in love with the land and for the last 25 years she has been slowly planting, sculpting, and building around the U turn in the river. Its hilly contours and valley with extraordinary rock formations, and waterfalls with many natural springs, has been her canvas to create what has become Panchoran Retreat. “We have 7 houses, a yoga pavilion, a ‘Big Bale’ where everyone meets, and a large country kitchen, a world of its own. Apart from the private pools in the houses, there is a 26 meter (85 foot) lap pool filled with spring water. You can relax on the bamboo bridge perched over the river. We have little hideaway Bales where you can do yoga, have your massage, read, relax, or even have a nap.” Check out this Facebook user’s video to see more. Panchoran Retreat website





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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