Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
*Best Wildlife in Africa*
From Wiki: “The area is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and, to the north-west, it adjoins the Serengeti National Park and is contiguous with the southern Serengeti plains, these plains also extend to the north into unprotected Loliondo division and are kept open to wildlife through transhumance pastoralism practiced by Maasai. The south and west of the area are volcanic highlands, including the famous Ngorongoro Crater and the lesser known Empakai. The southern and eastern boundaries are approximately defined by the rim of the Great Rift Valley wall, which also prevents animal migration in these directions.”
Mont Saint-Michel - Normandy - France
*Natural Tidal Island*
From Wiki: “a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country’s north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island is 41, as of 2006. The island has been a strategic point holding fortifications since ancient times, and since the 8th century AD it became the seat of the Saint-Michel monastery, from which it draws the name.”
Tanah Lot - Bali
*Temple of the Day*
From Wiki: “Tanah Lot means “Land [sic: in the] Sea” in Balinese language  Located in Tabanan, about 20 km from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.”
The Tanah Lot temple, Bali
«It is said that a giant snake might protect the temple.»
Isuien Garden *依水園*, Nara - Japan
*Best photo I ever took*
From Wiki: a Japanese garden located in Nara, the old capital of Japan near to Kyōto. It has been preserved since its creation in the Meiji era, and is the only walking garden in Nara. It is divided into two sections (which were originally two separate gardens) that each feature a pagoda. The gardens cover roughly 145,000 square feet (13,500 m2). In 1939, the two gardens were bought and combined by Jyunsaku Nakamura, a merchant of Nara, in order to provide a site for the attached Neiraku museum (寧楽美術館), which hosts a collection of traditional Japanese ceramics.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston - USA
*New Favourite Museum*
From Wiki: “Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection of more than 2,500 objects—paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, architectural elements, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters—from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world, and 19th-century France and America. Among the artists represented in the galleries are Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. The first Matisse to enter an American collection is housed in the Yellow Room.
Well-known artworks in the museum’s collection include Titian’s The Rape of Europa, John Singer Sargent’s El Jaleo and Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fra Angelico’s Death and Assumption of the Virgin, Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, Aged 23, Cellini’s Bindo Altoviti, and Piero della Francesca’s Hercules.
The Dancing House Tančící dům - Prague, The Czech Republic.
*As if Prague wasn’t awesome enough!*
From Wiki: “The Fred and Ginger Building is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in downtown Prague, Czech Republic at Rašínovo nábřeží 80, 120 00 Praha 2. It was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had been destroyed during the Bombing of Prague in 1945). The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.
The Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic.
Norway (Norge (Bokmål) or Noreg (Nynorsk))
From Link: “In 2005, Norway initiated a massive 15-year agenda to generate more tourism. The government turned to architects and designers to concept and build tourist routes and architectural rest stops to enhance the experience of the stunning Norwegian landscape. The projects span from the southern town of Jaeren to the northern tip of Varenger. Visitors and Norwegian natives alike are afforded the luxury of safe roads and reveling in clean and relaxing architecturally inspired viewpoints. The ongoing project has been aptly named, The National Tourist Routes In Norway, and features an array of architects including Margrete Friis, Peter Zumthor, PUSHAK arkitekter, Code Arkitektur, Manthey Kula, Snøhetta AS, and Jensen and Skodvin to name a few. The architects have worked together to connect the dots throughout the country and form a network of breathtaking valleys, farms, rivers, and mountain cliffs – creating a lattice of scenic masterpieces that would make just about anyone (Nordic or otherwise) want to shimmy into warm genser, bring a matpakke, and take in the sights.
Arctic Glacier - Greenland
*If you need to kayak - do it here*
From Wiki: “Greenland (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaat meaning “Land of the Greenlanders”; Danish: Grønland) is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically associated with Europe (specifically Denmark-Norway) for about a millennium. The largest island in Greenland is also named Greenland, and makes up most of the country’s land area.”
a series of 46 stunning Arctic photos.
I want to do this!