Our Unusual World

Our world is wondrous yet weird, surprising yet monotonous, always ready to amaze. This gallery of photographs reinforces my view that one can never stop being enchanted with the wonders of the world until one’s dying days.

Main picture: A village in Yemen

Winter morning in Norway

Winter morning in Norway

This is where the great wall of China ends

This is where the great wall of China ends

There is a school in Britain which has had the same school attire for 460 years

There is a school in Britain which has had the same school attire for 460 years

The world's longest lasting electric light has been burning for 115 years

The world’s longest lasting electric light has been burning for 115 years

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan Diamond was posted from South Africa to Britain

The world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan Diamond was posted from South Africa to Britain

The volcanic island of Aogashima, Japan with a population of 200

The volcanic island of Aogashima, Japan with a population of 200

The Stockholm Metro system looks like a cave

The Stockholm Metro system looks like a cave

The singing tree. Wind blowing through the pipes creates the music

The singing tree. Wind blowing through the pipes creates the music

The remains of an American aircraft that crashed in Wales during WW2

The remains of an American aircraft that crashed in Wales during WW2

The Natural History Museum in London

The Natural History Museum in London

The Mitchell multi-level falls in Australia

The Mitchell multi-level falls in Australia

The last photo taken of the Titanic in 1912

The last photo taken of the Titanic in 1912

The internet speed at NASA is 91 Gbs

The internet speed at NASA is 91 Gbs

The Golden Turtle conserves energy by floating on a jellyfish

The Golden Turtle conserves energy by floating on a jellyfish

The founder of FedEx saved his company from bankruptcy by going to Las Vegas, gambling its last $5000 on blackjack and winning $27000, enough to keep FedEx going for another week while it secured additional funds

The founder of FedEx saved his company from bankruptcy by going to Las Vegas, gambling its last $5000 on blackjack and winning $27000, enough to keep FedEx going for another week while it secured additional funds

The Forest Lake in Russia

The Forest Lake in Russia

he bridge between Denmark and Sweden becomes a tunnel

he bridge between Denmark and Sweden becomes a tunnel

The blue sunset of Mars

The blue sunset of Mars

Tabletop mountains in Venezuela

Tabletop mountains in Venezuela

Sunset curling with a wave

Sunset curling with a wave

Sky looking like a rough sea

Sky looking like a rough sea

Scientists claim that if the universe is infinite, there is an exact copy of everybody somewhere

Scientists claim that if the universe is infinite, there is an exact copy of everybody somewhere

President Obama's post presidential house

President Obama’s post presidential house

Paris viewed from the Eiffel Tower

Paris viewed from the Eiffel Tower

Okinawa has 450 people living on it greater than 100 years of age making it the healthiest place on earth to live

Okinawa has 450 people living on it greater than 100 years of age making it the healthiest place on earth to live

Mount Fuji in Japan as seen from the sea

Mount Fuji in Japan as seen from the sea

Mount Fiji and the Milky Way

Mount Fiji and the Milky Way

Long walks are impossible

Long walks are impossible

Lawrence G. Tesler, the inventor of Copy and Paste

Lawrence G. Tesler, the inventor of Copy and Paste

Invisible ice

Invisible ice

Interior of a Bagatti Chiron

Interior of a Bagatti Chiron

Incorporating nature into the design

Incorporating nature into the design

Nikola Tesla predicted the Internet. In 1900, he wrote an article for Century Magazine describing a “world system” of wireless communications that could send telephone messages, news, music and pictures to any part of the world.

Nikola Tesla predicted the Internet. In 1900, he wrote an article for Century Magazine describing a “world system” of wireless communications that could send telephone messages, news, music and pictures to any part of the world.

Iceland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world

Iceland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world

Humpback whales feeding in Alaska

Humpback whales feeding in Alaska

How did the balancing rock get there

How did the balancing rock get there

Four hundred million years ago there were 22 hours in a day and over 400 days in a year

Four hundred million years ago there were 22 hours in a day and over 400 days in a year

Elephant Rock in New Zealand

Elephant Rock in New Zealand

Eighteen foot underwater statue in the Bahamas

Eighteen foot underwater statue in the Bahamas

Dragon gate in Dublin

Dragon gate in Dublin

Crystal clear water of Flathead Lake in Montana

Crystal clear water of Flathead Lake in Montana

China's richest village

China’s richest village

Cave above the clouds

Cave above the clouds

Cars have been banned on Mackinac Island, Michigan since 1898

Cars have been banned on Mackinac Island, Michigan since 1898

Camping in Iceland

Camping in Iceland

Brooklyn Supreme, the world's biggest horse

Brooklyn Supreme, the world’s biggest horse

Best photograph of 2016

Best photograph of 2016

An ice canyon in Greenland

An ice canyon in Greenland

An extremely rare iceberg in Antartica which has flipped over

An extremely rare iceberg in Antartica which has flipped over

An eight ton orca jumping 15 feet out of the water

An eight ton orca jumping 15 feet out of the water

A wheatfield next to a lavender field

A wheatfield next to a lavender field

A Swedish Naval Base

A Swedish Naval Base

A supermoon on 16th November 2016

A supermoon on 16th November 2016

A pyroclastic surge can exceed 290 mph and a temperature of 1830 degrees F

A pyroclastic surge can exceed 290 mph and a temperature of 1830 degrees F

A night time rainbow or Moonbow

A night time rainbow or Moonbow

A mysterious lake, over 10 metres deep. which appeared overnight in the Tunisian desert

A mysterious lake, over 10 metres deep. which appeared overnight in the Tunisian desert

A music school in China

A music school in China

A drive through log in Sequoia National Park

A drive through log in Sequoia National Park

A cabin in the woods in Washington State

A cabin in the woods in Washington State

A black sand beach in Iceland

A black sand beach in Iceland

A black sand beach in Dyroholaey, Iceland

A black sand beach in Dyroholaey, Iceland

1800s vampire hunting kit

1800s vampire hunting kit

1500 year old Angel Oak tree in South Carolina

1500 year old Angel Oak tree in South Carolina

100,000 monks in prayer for a better world

100,000 monks in prayer for a better world

36.000 feet over Australia

36.000 feet over Australiaure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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