Monday, 26 February 2018

Yungas Road, the Road of Death in Bolivia

The North Yungas Road also known as Grove’s Road, Death Road or Road of fate is a road leading from La Paz to Coroico, 56 KM northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia. In 1995 this is most dangerous road in the world as per American Development Bank Christened, about 200 to 300 travelers killed yearly along the road. The road was built in the 1930s during the Chaco War by Paraguayan prisoners. Source: Charismatic Planet

Monday, 19 February 2018

Carezza Rainbow Lake

In the Western Dolomites there is a small mountain Carezza Rainbow Lake is a mountain lake may be a dime a dozen, but how many can boast brilliant waters whose colors are the result of a lovesick sorcerer and drowned rainbows? According to the local folklore, the myriad colors of this lake are the result of a lovelorn wizard's blunder. Their fractured magnificence continues to radiate through its crystalline waters to this day, and account for Carezza’s other name: Lec de ergobando, or “Rainbow Lake.” 
According to the ethnicities of the Ladin people in Italy’s South Tyrol region, once upon a time there was a mermaid living in the lake. who often sat and sang on the shores of the lake. She was however very shy, and whenever anyone approached, she would instantly vanish into the water. Once wizard MasarĂ© was in love with. The striking water nymph called the pristine waters of Lake Carezza, at the foot of the Dolomites, home. In order to seduce her, the witch Lanwerda advised him to dress up as jewel merchant and throw a rainbow from Mt Catinaccio to Mt Latemar. Therefore, braiding her hair on its shores, the sorcerer MasarĂ© was overwhelmed by the sound of the nymph as she softly sang to herself. Hence, head over heels in love, he hunts for the support of a witch to make the nymph his own.
An elaborate plan involving a disguise as a jewelry salesman, and casting a rainbow across the lake ensued. Unfortunately for the sorcerer, he forgot to wear his jewelry salesman outfit and was uncovered by the nymph even as she wondered at his creation. Thus, evading his trap, she hasn’t been seen since. Fully distraught at his own foolishness, MasarĂ© smashed the rainbow into a million pieces, which fell into the lake’s waters below. So the beautiful mermaid detected him and forever disappeared in Lake Carezza. Since then the Ladin name for the lake has been “Lec de Ergobardo” (the Rainbow Lake).
Lake Carezza is mainly fed by subterraneous springs from the Latemar Group and his water level is continually changing. In spring lake gets the highest level and lowest level in October. In summer lake is fed by snow melt. In winter, however, the “Fairytale Dolomite Lake” is frozen and covered by snow, which is very impressing. This lake is amazing and whenever you plan to go Italy then must see it in person!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Ships Graveyard in the Desert of Moynaq, Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, an eerie ship graveyard filled with hauntingly beautiful shipwrecks beckons, is literally a ghost town in the middle of the desert. Moynaq ship Graveyard — Mo‘ynoq also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq, is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. It was formerly a sea port, now home to only a few thousand residents at most. Mo‘ynoq’s population has been abating precipitously since the 1980s due to the recession of the Aral Sea.Source: Charismatic Planet

Rainbow Eucalyptus, The Most Amazing Tree on Planet Earth

Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, also famous as the rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. The most colorful tree on earth is found in an area that spans New Britain, New Guinea, Seram, Sulawesi and Mindanao, and is the only Eucalyptus species with a natural range that extends into the northern hemisphere. Source: CP

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

What is Crown Shyness, when Trees Avoiding Touching?

Crown shyness is a naturally occurring phenomenon in some tree species where the upper most branches in a forest canopy avoid touching one another. The visual effect is striking as it creates clearly defined borders akin to cracks or rivers in the sky when viewed from below. This intriguing behavior was first observed in 1920’s, but somehow researchers yet have to reach a consensus on what causes it.Source: Charismatic Planet

Catacombes de Paris, A Horrible Sight

In 2004, Parisian police were transferred to complete a training exercise in an uncharted part of the Catacombs of Paris beneath the Palais de Chaillot. Entering the catacombs through a drain, officers first came across a sign that read “Building site, no access,” and move ahead a camera that actively recorded images of those who passed. The police descended deeper into the tunnels and discovered a 500-square-meter cavern with a fully equipped giant cinema screen, projection equipment, chairs and a handful of films, from film noir classics to recent thrillers. Someone had turned this abandoned underground cavern into a secret amphitheater. Moreover, in the next “room,” police discovered a fully-stocked bar and restaurant, with tables and chairs. This discovery left police perplexed, not to mention the professional installation of electricity and three phone lines.Source: Charismatic Planet