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

January 21, 2017

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped mountains, tall grasslands, and dense forests. Through stunning train photos, photographers pay homage to these journeys. Their awe-inspiring portraits capture the hard-working locomotives among grandiose settings.

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January 20, 2017

Rainbow Labyrinth Light Installation Immerses Visitors in a Technicolor World

Architecture and design firm Brut Deluxe has designed a dazzling light installation for the Luneng Sanya Bay Light and Art Festival in China. This rainbow labyrinth titled Yǔzhòu is an immersive experience that brings visitors inside a technicolor world. Brut Deluxe, which is headed by Ben Busche, focuses their work on everything from ephemeral art installations to industrial design, with an eye toward social and aesthetic qualities.

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