Behold the ultimate tree house! What: The Patient Gardener project using ten Japanese cherry trees Where: School campus in Milan, Italy Who: Designed by Swedish architects Visiondivision Why: A two-story treehouse study retreat for students. The vision: a
Socotra Island, off the coast of Yemen. It’s been called the most Alien-looking place on Earth. Socotra is one of the most isolated land-masses on Earth that was once part of a continent. (In other words, it wasn’t formed by a volcano.) It has been disconnected from the main land for 6 million years, which has given evolution plenty of time to chart its own course without any influence from most common species found on continental land masses.
This is a Baobab tree. Can store an enormous amount of water. What's funny are the comments on http://imgur.com/gallery/o3wLu "But it sits over the richest deposit of unobtanium on the planet. Obviously we have to blow it up and start strip-mining" & "Yeah, your mom used the "retaining water" excuse, too" etc