The Gehry Tower was constructed of stainless steel using the most modern technology available at the time of construction. It was constructed on a relatively small piece of ground and makes optimal use of it by the twist. The twisted tower of Hanover was built with a cost of 8.5 million Deutsche Mark. The Gehry Tower is one of the most unusual buildings in Germany.
It took architect Marco Casagrande a full year to design the Apelle. He actually wanted to maintain that the home actually looks like a boat and for this reason he hired two carpenters who normally build wooden boats. Here are some beautiful pictures of this beautiful home in Finland.
Opus Hong Kong is a beautiful twisting tower developed by Swire Properties in Hong Kong. It is a residential complex located at 53 Stubbs Road on the Peak. The twisting complex was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Completed in 2012, Opus Hong Kong is constructed on an area of 32,500 square feet (3,020 square meters). It is one of the most expensive properties in the world.
The complex consists of 12 residential units including two duplexes with swimming pools, underground parking, gyms, rainwater recycling for irrigation and electric car charge systems. It is situated in an exclusive mountaintop neighborhood that overlooks Hong Kong's stunning skyline and Victoria Harbor.
Melissani Cave is a combination of two big chambers caved in several thousand years ago. The cavern was first discovered in 1951 and was opened for the public in 1963. The first chamber of the cavern has a big oval opening to the surface while the second has an arched roof and numerous stalactites and stalagmites. The brackish water rises from a 30 meter deep cave system on one side of the cave and flows to the other end of the cave.
Nuorilang Fall is one of the main attractions in Jiuzhaigou Valley. There is an observation tower on the opposite side of the waterfall. Travelers can have a panoramic view of the whole waterfall standing on the tower. When the sun shines in the morning, flowery rainbows can be seen in the sky, which make the waterfall more charming and splendid. In winter, the waterfall usually forms a huge ice curtain with countless icicles hanging on the cliff, creating a rare ice crystal world.
The lake is accessible through a moderately difficult hike of 9 kilometers. The hike is estimated to take about 3.25 hours with a total ascent of 260 meters and a total descent of 660 meters. Bachalpsee Lake acts as a mirror during summer and on clear days. It is a truly captivating piece of nature.
The Kerala Backwaters that extends virtually half the length of the state of Kerala is used traditionally by local people for transport, fishing, and agriculture. Snake boat races are held along the backwaters every year. These boat races provide a great source of entertainment for the locals and tourists alike. A journey along the lush green palm-fringed landscape, diverse wildlife, and houses and villages that line the backwaters make it seems like a journey through another world.
The backwaters was formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. The Kerala Backwaters is almost free of salty seawater as it is fed by the rivers. Even, artificial barrage has been built in certain areas to prevent salt water from the sea from entering the deep inside, keeping the fresh water intact.
The Mangapurua valley was first opened in 1917 to settle the soldiers returning from World War I. The 'Bridge to Nowhere' used to provide access to the settlers across the Mangapurua valley. However, economic hardship, and problems associated with the remoteness and difficulty of access, resulted in many families abandoning their farms. Finally, the entire settlement was closed in 1942. Almost all the signs of the settlement has vanished in course of time, however, the bridge still remains.
Today, the 'Bridge to Nowhere' has become a big tourist attraction. It is accessible by mountain bike or tramping on a variety of different tracks, or by boat or kayak, followed by a 45 minute walk along maintained bush trails.