La Geria is a unique cultural landscape in Lanzarote, Spain. Semi-circular stonewalls protect verdant vines from the relentless blowing trade winds. Even at a first glance you can’t help it to be impressed by this almost endless land that’s covered by black ash and volcanoes. Continue reading
The women who flee to the centre with their albino children also act as guardians for the other albino children who have been abandoned at the centre in Kabanga Refuge Centre, Tanzania, 2012.
The rescue centres in Tanzania protect albino people from the vicious hunters who sell their body parts to witch doctors. Continue reading
The new Brown Dog statue, by Nicola Hicks, at Battersea Park.
In a secluded spot near the Old English Garden, in London’s Battersea Park, is a small bronze statue of a terrier. The statue was erected in 1985, but the one that it replaced Continue reading
This is the Corbett Residence, a minimal black house hidden between the trees in North Carolina, US.
Designed by in situ studio, the house strikes a line across a sloping, wooded site, mimicking the horizon. Continue reading
The Orangery is temporary and can be visited at The Baroque Garden of Gl. Holtegaard Art Gallery until 2017.
The Orangery is situated in formal gardens at Gl. Holtegaard Art gallery in the northern part of sealand, Denmark. Continue reading
The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular connection between Paris’ main railroad stations within the fortified walls of the city. In a partial state of abandonment since 1934, the tracks (and some stations) still remain along much of its right-of-way, and the future of its yet-undeveloped property is still the subject of much debate. Continue reading
Located 1.5 km from the coast of Portsmouth in Hampshire, United Kingdom, this 134-year-old fort was originally used to protect the British coast against enemy ships and light aircraft. It featured several large cannons and could house 150 men who slept in hammocks. Since 1982, this historic landmark has been in the hands of private owners. In the late 2000s it was used as a venue for dance parties. It was auctioned off for one million pounds in 2009. After an investment of three million pounds, it has been transformed into an exclusive island. The current owners purchased the sea fortress in 2010 and after extensive renovation built a hotel, which opened its doors in the second half of 2012. Continue reading
Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Continue reading