Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The Potala Palace is located on the Red Hill of Lhasa, Tibet. It was riginally built by King Songtsen Gampo in the 17th century. The Potala Palace was the main residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama escaped to Dharamsala, India.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Marcus Levine makes art with hammer and nails, using up to 50,000 rigid steel nails to recreate something as fragile and curvy as the human body. Levine’s ability to immaculately capture the curvilinear nature of the human body with such sharp and inflexible objects is remarkable. He manages to create figures which are beautifully muscular yet wonderfully delicate, and it is clear that the artist has an innate grasp of human shape.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name “Iran” has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia. Both “Persia” and “Iran” are used interchangeably in cultural contexts; however, “Iran” is the name used officially in political contexts. The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), Iran has a population of around 78 million. Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The first dynasty in Iran formed during the Elamite kingdom in 2800 BC. Due to those reasons, Iran is rich with archeology and nature sites.

Following are 30 interesting places that can be found in Iran.

1. Oroomieh Lake, North Western Iran

. Outskirts of Shiraz – Iran

3. Saayeh khosh – Southern Iran

4. Chehel Sotoun Palace Pavilion – Isfahan

5. Layalestan – Gilan, Northern Iran

6. Vank Cathedral, Isfahan

7. Marble Palace, Tehran

8. Kohgiluyeh Boyer Ahmad Province – Iran

9. Bagh -e Eram Palace @ Gardens, Shiraz

10. Izeh – South – Western Iran

11. Aali Gaapou – Isfahan , Iran

12. Uramanat North, Western Iran

13. Chahar Bagh Avenue – Isfahan

14. Village of Roodbarak – Norhtern Iran

15. Lahijan – Guilan Province , Iran

16. Mansion in Mazanderan – Northern Iran

17. Margoon waterfall

18. Asalem – Khalkhal – Northern Iran

19. Oroumieh Lake – N.W. Iran

20. Traditional Persian outdoor tea house

21. White Bridge – Ahwaz, South-Western Iran

22. Waterfalls near Shiraz – Iran

23. A serene Lake in Guilan, Northern Iran

24. Winter night in Isfahan

25. Cottage in Northern Iran

26. Pear Orchard – Shiraz

27. Latian Lake near Tehran

28. Museum of Fine Arts, Tehran

29. Arg-e Kola Farangi – Birjand , Iran

30. Baluchestan province

Monday, December 5, 2011


Djavolja Varos is a strange rock formation in south Serbia, created by strong water erosion of the surrounding soil. Djavolja Varos, which means "Devil's Town" in Serbian, features 202 earth pyramids, each between 2-15 meters high and 4-6 meters wide. Most of these rock towers have an andesit cap that protects them from further erosion.

When an earth pyramid protects its protective cap, it is quickly disintegrated by the falling rains, but they form just as quick, because of the heavy water erosion. This is what inspired locals to name this extraordinary site Djavolja Varos, because they believe changes like these happen when demons fight each other for power.

The strange sounds made by the wind in this place are also behind its creepy name. The murmurs, howling and squeaking coming from Djavolja Varos on windy nights have frightened local population for centuries and are at the bottom of their eerie legends.