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20 Gorgeous Flamingo Pictures and Facts

Φλαμίνγκο είναι τα πιο άμεσα αναγνωρίσιμα πουλιά στον κόσμο. Αλλά, τι είναι αυτό που τα κάνει να κλέβουν τις καρδιές  μας; Ρίξτε μια ματιά σε αυτές τις καταπληκτικές φωτογραφίες και διαβάστε  τα ενδιαφέροντα γεγονότα σχετικά με τα φλαμίνγκο:

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Flamingos can be seen all over the world. From the Caribbean and South America, to Africa, the Middle East and Europe. 

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The word ‘flamingo’ comes from the Spanish or Latin word, ‘flamenco’ which means fire. The word refers to its bright feathers.

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After Looking Through These Photos You’ll Want to Visit Japan

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1. Sagano Bamboo Forest, In Arashiyama
This spectacular forest is situated in Arashiyama, Japan’s second most popular tourist district in Kyoto. There is something incredibly serene and awe-inspiring when walking through the towering bamboo groves. It feels as though you are being transported to another world. Be warned though, it can get pretty crowded during the high season – this place is, after all, a must-see for anybody visiting the region.
2. Fields Of Shibazakura
The vibrant Shibazakura moss that grows over the Fuji Five Lakes area make this spot in Japan one to see. Every year, visitors flock to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival to see over 800,000 stalks of pink, white and purple moss covering field after field, stretching toward the spectacular site of Mount Fuji that lies in the background. The festival is held between April and June (depending on when the moss appears best) and is best seen in the early mornings.
3. Million Baby Blue Eyes In Japan’s Hitachi Seaside Park
This magnificent place is worth a visit at any time of the year – though September is probably the most ideal time to see a variety of flowers in bloom. If you’ve got your heart set on seeing these Baby Blue Eyes (as depicted in the photograph), be sure to plan your visit around April and May.
4. Natadera Temple In Winter
This ancient holy sight is beautiful at any time of year. Nevertheless, no season does this temple justice quite like winter. The temple is over 1300 years old. It was founded in 717 by a Buddhist monk who visited a nearby mountain in search of a goddess. Both Mount Hakusan and this temple remain the region’s most popular sites of worship today.
5. The Pagoda Of Seigantoji And Nachi No Taki Waterfall
The Pagoda of Seigantoji is the perfect combination of ancient history and breathtaking scenery. This three story high temple is an impressive sight to see all on its own. Yet, the fact that it lies just beside the Nachi no Taki waterfall (which is 430ft tall) makes a visit to this spot all the more spectacular.
6. Chureito Pagoda And Mount Fuji
A visit to Japan is not complete without a glimpse of the country’s most famous natural wonder. No view of the mountain is better than that from the Chureito Pagoda, a peace memorial that was built in 1963. Take our word for it, the climb up 400 steps is worth the effort.
7. A Rainy Day In Osaka
Rain or shine, a visit to Osaka will not disappoint. It is Japan’s second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo and is especially known for its striking architecture, bustling nightlife, tasty street food and of course, the Osaka Castle.
8. Keage Incline In Kyoto
The Keage Incline was once an important transport route during the Meiji Era – the remnants of an old railroad still remain to this day. When the cherry blossom is in bloom, the area becomes an especially magical place for a stroll. But don’t expect to be alone. This spot is incredibly popular with tourists and locals. If you’re interested in the canal’s history be sure to check out the free museum nearby.
9. Aogashima Island
Adventure seekers look no further than Aogashima Island. Situated in the Philippine Sea, 220 miles (350km) south of Tokyo, the only way to get to this island is by helicopter or boat. The island houses fewer than 200 inhabitants and is most well-known for its unique geological formation – the island has a volcanic crater at its center which sits in the middle of a second, larger volcanic crater. The journey to get to the island is long, yet rewarding, making a visit to Aogashima Island a truly memorable one.
10. Daigoji
Daigo means ‘ghee’ (purified butter). Its name is used as a figurative way of saying ‘crème de la crème’. This Buddhist temple is an important site for the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism and is one of the country’s many World Heritage Sites.
11. Red Autumn In Kyoto
From 794 to 1868, Kyoto was the country’s capital and the site of the emperor’s residence. Kyoto is an absolute treasure trove of Japanese history, culture, architecture and religion. If you only have time to visit one city in Japan, Kyoto should be it. It is best seen in the autumn, when the leaves turn into fabulous shades of orange, yellow and red.
12. Shirakawa Village
Located near Gokoyama village, Shirakawa is one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a perfect day trip from Takayama and Kanazawa. If you’re looking for a more traditional experience, stay overnight at one of the characterful farmhouses in the village.
13. Bioluminescent Firefly Squid Illuminate The Toyama Bay
Toyama Bay is spectacular at any time, but when the Firefly Squid illuminate the bay it turns into a magical spot. This bay is one of the largest in Japan and each year it turns into an astounding natural spectacle when thousands of Firefly Squids emerge from the depths and surface to the shore. The bay lies north-west from Tokyo and can be reached with three to four hours by train. The journey will be worth the effort even if it takes double the time to get there.
14. Kifune Shrine Located At Sakyō-ku In Kyoto
The Kifune Shrine is located in Kyoto. It is sometimes also referred to the Kibune Shrine – Kibune meaning yellow boat, because according to legend, a goddess traveled in a yellow boat all the way from Osaka. The shrine is said to be built at the place where her journey came to an end. It is dedicated to the god of water and rain. Making this visit all the more fascinating? Visitors can obtain a written fortune that reveals their secret messages only when dipped into water.
15. Tea Garden Near Mt. Fuji
In traditional Japanese culture, tea plays a significant role. In fact, green tea is one of the most commonly consumed beverages in Japan – it is often drank in a powdered from known as matcha. A visit to the country is not complete without trying a cup of this tea. And for an authentic experience, be sure to sit in on a traditional tea ceremony, or visit one of the country’s tea farms (particularly those located near Mount Fuji).
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Discover the World’s Most Impressive Architecture

Like sculptures and paintings, buildings, as you’re about to see, can also be wonderful pieces of art. All around the world, you can find stunning architecture that will simply take your breath away. The following 10 buildings are some of the most impressive examples we could find – If you love architecture, you’re in for a real treat here:

1. The Parthenon, Athens, Greece

The Parthenon is a temple that can be found on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece. This amazing piece of architecture was dedicated to the goddess Athena, who was the patron of this great city. Although it was partially destroyed in 1687, it’s still a fine example of Greek architecture. In fact, some of its decorative sculptures are considered to be masterpieces of Greek art. To this day, the Parthenon is an enduring symbol of Athenian democracy, Ancient Greece, Western civilization, and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments.

2. The Forbidden City Temple, Beijing, China

The Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, China, was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty, right up to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420-1912). This remarkable building served as the political and ceremonial center of the Chinese government, as well as the home of many emperors and their households. This complex consists of 980 different buildings, which were constructed over a period of 14 years. In 1987, the Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site, and is listed by UNESCO as having the world’s biggest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures.

3. The Innovation, Science, and Technology Building, Florida Polytechnic University, USA

This stunning building can be found at the north end of the campus’ lake, and serves as the centerpiece and anchor of the university itself. The building’s core program of laboratories and classrooms are organized around two curved corridors. The outer rooms consist of non-technical teaching labs which receive a lot of natural light and have an incredible view across the lake. The inner rooms are made up of the science and research labs, which are full of heavy mechanical systems which are a marvel in themselves. This building also has a common area which is used for lectures, ceremonies, performances, demonstrations, formal dinners, and school dances.

4. Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain

Casa Milà is a modernist building found in Barcelona, Spain, which was the final private residence that was designed by the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi. It was built between 1906 and 1910, and, due to its unconventional appearance, is commonly called ‘La Pedrera,’ which means ‘open quarry.’ Casa Milà contains several structural innovations, such as a self-supporting stone front, an underground garage, columns and floors free of load-bearing walls, and various sculptural elements on the roof. In 1984, UNESCO declared this building a World Heritage Site.

5. Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, USA

Fallingwater, also known as the Kaufmann Residence, is a stunning piece of architecture that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. This magnificent home was built partly over a waterfall in the Laurel Highlands if the Allegheny Mountains. In 1966, it was declared a National Historic Landmark, and it has even been listed on the Smithsonian’s Life List of 28 places to visit before you die. Furthermore, in 2007, it ranked 29th on the list of America’s Favorite Architecture.

6. Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France

Notre Dame du Haut is a unique Roman Catholic chapel, located in Ronchamp, France. This structure is often listed as one of the most notable examples of 20th century religious architecture, and is regarded as one of Le Corbusier’s greatest achievements. To this day, the chapel is still in use as a religious building, and attracts around 80,000 visitors each year.

7. The Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve, Paris, France

Between 1838 and 1850, this library was designed and constructed under the guidance of architect Henri Labrouste. The glass and reading room (which can be seen above) has been described as ‘magisterial’ and the building itself is considered to be one of the greatest cultural buildings of the 19th century. The library itself contains a staggering 2 million documents.

8. The Sheats Goldstein Residence, Los Angeles, USA

Designed and built between 1961 and 1963 by John Lautner, the Sheats Goldstein Residence is located just a short distance away from the Beverly Hills border. This building was constructed from the inside out, and built into the sandstone face of the hillside. This exemplary house is a fine example of American Organic Architecture, that is an extension of the natural environment, and reflects the mind of the man who built it.

9. The TWA Flight Center, John F. Kennedy Airport, New York

The Trans World Airlines Flight Center, which opened in 1962, is the original terminal designed for Trans World Airlines by Eero Saarinen. At the time of construction, this terminal was one of the first to have enclosed passenger jetways, a central public address system, closed circuit television (CCTV), baggage carousels and scales, and electronic schedule boards. In 1994, both the exterior and interior were officially declared a New York City Landmark.

10. Casa Malaparte, Capri, Italy

Casa Malaparte, a house on Punta Massullo, on the eastern side of Capri, Italy, is one of the finest examples of Italian modern and contemporary architecture. The house was built in 1937 by the famous Italian architect Adalberto Libera. This remarkable building is a red masonry box which has reverse pyramidal stairs leading to the roof, which offers a stunning view of the surroundings. Despite being occasionally damaged by vandalism and natural elements, it has been expertly renovated and is now used for serious study and cultural events.

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Φωτογραφία του Dimitris Giannopoylos.

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Φωτογραφία του Dimitris Giannopoylos.

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The Beauty of Cherry Blossoms Captured Around the World.

There is no better time of year than spring. The season that promises warmer weather, sunnier, and longer days also brings with it a new form of life, in particular, beautiful flowers. One such flower we are lucky enough to see at this time of year is the cherry blossom. Here’s a collection of some of the most stunning images that showcase the beauty of these lovely trees.

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1. Tokyo, Japan
2. Nara, Japan
3. Tokyo, Japan
4. Paris, France
5. Meguro River, Japan
6. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, New York
7. Washington, USA
8. Kunming, China
9. Stockholm, Sweden
10. Meguro River, Japan
11. Kyoto, Japan
12. Paris, France
13. Kyoto, Japan
14. Bonn, Germany