At anchor in the water-filled caldera of an extinct volcano in Santorini where whitewashed buildings perch atop cliffs and access from shore to town is by funicular or donkey or sandaled feet, this is a stunning cruise ship setting.
Hawaiian Lava Lake about to overflow Scientists are nervously watching the lava lake inside Halema’uma’u crater, at the peak of Mount Kilauea, Hawaii, as its lava lake reaches an all time high and threatens to overflow. The lava lake is currently 30 metres from the surface and when it is at approximately 8 metres, visitors at the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park will be able to witness breathtaking images of this overflow.
Mt. Huashan, Xian, China. XUANKONG SI – "The Hanging Monastery" – has stood the test of 1,400 years, and earthquakes no less. The halls and pavilions of this structure follow the contours of the rock face, its buildings connected by bridges and walkways, the highest of which wavers over 200 ft above the riverbed atop stilt-like pillars.
Hawaii land board approves plan to build world's largest telescope atop Mauna Kea summit. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has instituted International Science Development Teams (ISDTs). These have been established to foster scientific collaboration across the TMT partnership and beyond, into the broader astronomical community.
The Crazy Swing at La Casa del Arbol can be reach by hiking up the path to Bellavista from the edge of Baños, Ecuador. It sits in between Cordillera Real and has incredible views of the active Tungurahua volcano.
Perched on the 120 meters tall plug of an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle is the national symbol of Scotland. Around one million people visit this place, making it the second most popular tourist attraction in Britain, after the Tower of London. Thereâ€™s more to Edinburgh Castle than its historical significance, itâ€™s also the best vantage point to admire Edinburghâ€™s unique topography.