Vertical Garden Lives on Building’s Wall (6 pics)

Architect Jose Maria Chofre just installed a vertical garden on the exterior of a new children’s library in San Vicente de Raspeig, Spain. The garden is six stories tall and uses cubic containers filled with substrate felt confined between two metal grids, one outdoor and one indoor. Containers are accessible from several corridors located in the rear, where they can be replaced. A metal structure built upon the deposit of concrete is used for irrigation. Different types of small flowers and herbs fill in the top layers of the garden, while ivy and ferns grow at the bottom. A suspended scaffold in front allows for pruning and replacing specific species.

via urbanarbolismo



December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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