Cool Image: Goreme in the Cappadocia region of Turkey

August 3, 2018

Cappadocia has a terrain unlike any other on Earth, consisting of strange and wondrous rock formations, and hills soft enough to carve out elaborate cave systems. Over the centuries, this region in central Turkey became honeycombed with homes and holy places tunneled into the topography. Göreme boasts many of these sandstone cave dwellings—some of which are now popular hotels. The town is also near surreal clusters of fairy chimneys, as…

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Highest Road In The World? Not Quite, But Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road Is Cool

June 28, 2016

This picture is of Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road (also called the Tianmen Winding Mountain Road). It’s not quite the highest road in the world, but it is cool. The actual highest road in the world is in Uturuncu, Bolivia and it’s at the altitude of 5768 meters (18,923 feet) above sea level. Tianmen Shan Big Gate is a road located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China. The road…

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Cool Room In The Mountains: Biltmore Estate

June 10, 2016

This cool picture is of the Biltmore Estate. It was built in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, USA as an escape from everyday life for the Vanderbilt Family. The mansion was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between the years 1889 and 1895. It has beautiful landscaping along with a large expanse of land. The mansion definitely has a cool room in the mountains. The mansion shown in the picture…

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Cool Room In A Hot Desert: Beresheet Hotel Ramon Crater

June 5, 2016

Beresheet Hotel Ramon Crater This picture is of the Beresheet Hotel Ramon Crater which is in the Negev Desert in Israel. Talk about a cool room in a hot desert! I came across a picture of it in the Wall Street Journal recently and was able to track down some background on it. The Wall Street Journal occasionally has some cool pictures of interesting structures and locations all over the world. This posh hotel…

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Judith Mountain Cabin (AIA Merit Award Winner)

May 30, 2016

Judith Mountain Cabin This picture is of the Judith Mountain Cabin. It was an AIA Merit Award Winner. I came across a picture of it in the Wall Street Journal a while back and was able to track down some background on it. The Wall Street Journal occasionally has some nice pictures of interesting mansions and other structures like the Judith Mountain Cabin. This structure is actually in Montana and…

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