Top 5 Most Strange Buildings

In some recent years, Planet earth has had some weird and strange buildings, courtesy Modern architecture. These buildings have weird shape, zealous design, new material and altogether new different style that will blow your mind.

We list for you the Top 5 most strange buildings in the world.

5. Kansas City Public Library, Missouri, United States

As an allurement to visit Library, the design in the downtown of Kansas city was made in shape of giant books that according to the local people of Kansas city represents Kansas.

The book spines has the dimension of about 25 feet by 9 feet and are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reverberate a wide array of reading interests as suggested by the Kansas City readers.


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4. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum is built by the Nervion River, designed by a Canadian-America architect Frank Gehry. The building itself looks like a ship while the design was random. According to Frank, the design helped to catch the light.

It is a museum of contemporary art. The design of this weird building will definitely catch your eye as it's unique and appealing.


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3. The Crooked House, Sopot, Poland

This crooked house is translated to Krzywy Domek in the Polish language. It is a very irregular building located in Sopot, Poland.

The design was based on the Polish artist and child's book illustrators who were actually inspired by the fairytale illustrations of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg.


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2. The Blur Building (Switzerland)

As a child, we dream of living in a cloud, now the dream could become true on the Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland. Designed by architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, the Blur building is a cloud of man-made fog which shrouds a suspended platform.

The Blur building is commonly known as Diller & Scofidio. Regarded as 'structure which blends into its surroundings', the Blur building is made by spraying tiny drops of lake water from 31400 jets. This weird structure can hold 400 visitors at a time.


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1. The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)

The kind of building that makes you go 'WOW'. This weird building was made by the Longaberger Basket Company, they take their work seriously. They also had their corporate headquarters in this strange building.

This 7-storey weird building is a replica of a real basket. Although only 160 times bigger than the real basket.. This weird building is located in Newark, Ohio in USA.

  
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Top 5 Best Rollercoasters In the World

Roller coasters are the aberration of entertainment-pain principle. Roller coasters stimulate fear, gets our heart beat racing and maybe gets us a cold sweat?

For the people who like non-stop thrill and excitement, roller coasters makes an ultimate adventure for you. Thumbs up to the engineers who are always coming up with the thrilling designs and fascinating rides that makes the roller coasters more fun.

We have made a list of 5 best roller coasters which gives an ultimate excitement to ride on.

5. The Steel Dragon 2000

The Steel Dragon roller coaster is Located at the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Mie Prefacture, Japan. The name "Steel Dragon" was derived from the "The Year of the Dragon".

This ride is the longest in the world measuring about 8150 feet in length, which surely makes it more thrilling and adventurous.

 
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4. Xcelerator

Xcelerator is located at the beautiful knott's berry farm in Buena Park, California. Xcelerator was the first ever hydraulically launched coaster.

Xcelerator has a powerful hydraulic catapult motor accelerating it to over 83mph in 1.8 seconds. Although Xcelerator has the ability to reach speeds of 118mph. 


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3. X-Six Flags

The X2 is located in Valencia, California at Six flags is the world's first 4th dimensional roller coaster. The most unique thing about this roller coaster is that the seats rotate 360 degrees backwards and forwards.

This roller coaster stands around 190 feet at its highest point and the length of the track is 3611 foot, definitely a unique and must visit roller coaster.


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2. The Beast

The beast is located at the beautiful Kings Island in Maison, Ohio, the length of this roller coaster reaches 7360 ft. 

The beast of the wood is one amazing and fascinating roller coaster, what makes it more thrilling are those sharp tunnels and 180 degree turns. It reaches a speed of 66 miles an hour.


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1. Tower of Terror 

The tower of terror is located at the dreamworld in Gold Coast, Australia. The Tower of Terror is a steel reverse free fall coaster. It is the tallest roller coaster in the world.

This steel shuttle roller coaster accelerates its passengers rapidly at the thrilling speed of 160.90 km/h in mere 7 seconds. Although not for the faint hearted, but it sure is fascinating and maybe scary?


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Dream Places You Never Want to Wake Up From

You've been watching the clock since you got to work at 7 this morning, hoping it would go by fast, but the more you checked the time, the slower it went. The wait was so excruciating but finally it's 5, and it's time to go home! On the way home you blasted the radio hoping to keep yourself awake. You tried to remember the last time you went on a vacation, you realized it's been awhile. You admitted how badly you needed one!

When you got home, all you wanted to do was sleep. You retired in bed and set yourself for lucid dreaming, hoping your dreams would take you to these places.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

The second smallest and one of the richest countries in the world. It is the home of the Grimaldi family and the Monasque sovereigns. It was glamorized by Grace Kelly after she married Prince Rainier III. This country is known for its world class casinos and resorts. The shimmering Mediterranean coastline offers a great view as well as an enjoyable Mediterranean climate.

It is a haven for sailors as evident by luxury yachts lining the harbors. Visitors from all over the world visit the country for various reasons. Some come to gamble or participate in arts and cultural activities; some are here for the sporting events. Others come simply for the view and relaxation. Some of the must-see places are the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, Monaco Cathedral, Prince Palace, Musee National de Monaco, and the vintage cars collection of the late Prince Rainier III. The world-renowned resorts have private beaches you can frolic and be free-spirited at.



Nice, France

Whether you’re seeking for relaxation or inspiration, Nice is one of the most popular  and most visited cities in France, second only to Paris. The Promenade des Anglais is a popular place on the Mediterranean where visitors can relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the sandy beaches just a few steps away.For gastronomic experience, Nice offers some of the best French and Mediterranean dishes.

Accommodations range from budget to luxury. Hotel Negresco,  located on the Promenade  des Anglais, is one of the favorites  with its individually decorated themed rooms. Other tourist attractions which include the Russian Cathedral and Le Chateau are just a few minutes away.


White Island, Camiguin Philippines

A boat trip away from the shore of Mambajao Camiguin is a white sandbar which is devoid of inhabitants. It is, however, on the bucket lists of a lot of travelers from around the world seeking for a superb beach and calming island experience. It is not only perfect for swimming but also for snorkeling.

Take a dip in the turquoise blue water, bury your feet in the sand, but don't take some with you. Once you get to the main island, there are other fascinating places to mesmerize yourself with. You're in for a great treat so don't leave without checking them out! Getting around is easy, the locals will be more than happy to assist you. Filipinos pride themselves for their hospitality and friendliness.


Fussen, Germany

Not very far from the Austrian border is the captivating town of Fussen. This Bavarian town is home to the Neuschwanstein Castle which is the inspiration for one of Disney’s castles. Getting there gives visitors a scenic view of the valley leading to the hill where the castle stands in its mighty.

The best time to go is in the fall to experience the colorful trees although the winter is also a great time for a photographic view of the snow-capped mountains. The tour of the castle gives visitors insight to the life of King Ludwig III. The interior is quite enchanting with its ornate and lavish artworks. You have to be there to truly grasp the magnificence of this place. A descent back to the town center is a great opportunity to further enjoy the Bavarian scenery, which includes cascading waterfalls. Whether you are planning to stay in Fussen or taking a train back to Munich or other destination, a stop at the town center is worth it for a glimpse of the Bavarian way of life.


Castaway Cay

One of Disney Cruise ship’s ports of call, Castaway Cay is a private island exclusive for Disney guests. It consists of three beaches for families, teens and adults (Serenity Bay). The island offers guests various recreational activities fitting for the beach enthusiasts and even for non swimmers. Enjoy the Bahamian weather, have a sip of fresh island drink. Create a memorable experience that you’ll take with you until your next port of call.

Buzzzzz …. Buzzzzz… It’s a pity you forgot that your mobile alarm clock was set to “repeat daily” and you’ve awaken from your dreams. Now it’s time to get ready for work again. But dreams can’t remain as dreams. Now that you know where you want to go, just work for it and your dream will come true, maybe sooner than later. Take it from me, if I could do it, so could you!


About the author:

Ziennah is an avid traveler who has traveled all over Europe, Asia, North America and North Africa. She used to publish a magazine for doll enthusiasts with subscribers and distributors worldwide. She is currently working as a team leader at NBCUniversal. She is married to Sofiane who also shares her passion for traveling. She enjoys photography, visiting the theme parks and being online planning for her next travel experience.

Fistral Beach - Newquay, Cornwall, England

Fistral Beach, Newquay is known as the best surf in Europe. It is the most popular and biggest out of 14 beaches in Newquay. The straight golden sandy beach, facing West onto the Atlantic and is approx 750 metres (2,460 ft) long.

An absolutely amazing view, couldn't have asked for better weather. So peaceful looking out to sea, beautiful blue skies and perfect waves. Newquay is always worth a visit.

Photo taken early Sunday Morning on the 17th June 2012.


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Tianmen Mountain Glass Skywalk In China

Tianmen Mountain is a very popular tourist attraction because of the Glass sky walk, located 4,800 feet above the sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie province of China.

Walking on this see-through glass is a terrifying and thrilling experience, but definitely not for the faint hearted. If  you are afraid of the heights, just don't look down while walking on that Glass.


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Besides the thrilling Skywalk, the Tianmen Mountain is very scenic and beautiful. The atmosphere around the mountain is fascinating.

Literally speaking, Tianmen means Heavenly Gate Mountain, there is one of the longest cable cars in the world to help tourists to get around the national park. 


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Top 5 Places you can't Go

Planet Earth is full of secret, conspiratorial, mysterious and mystical places that either you don't know about or you could not visit if you wanted to.

We will list the top 5 places that the general public has no access to or rather impossible for the public to go because the places are remote.

5. Club 33

Club 33 is a private club located in the New Orleans Square part of Disneyland. Officially preserved as a secret feature of the park, the entrance of the club is located next to the Blue Bayou Restaurant at “33 Royal Street” with the entrance identified by an address plate with the number 33 written on it.

Fees for joining range from 10 – 30 thousand US dollars and membership comes with a car park. If you want to join the club, you have to go to the end of the fourteen year waiting list.


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4. Ise Grand Shrine

The Ise Grand Shrine in Japan is the most sacred shrine in Japan. It is assigned to Amaterasu (the Sun goddess) which has been in existence since 4BC.

Strange thing about Ise Grand Shrine is that the shrine is demolished and rebuilt every 20 years in keeping with the Shinto idea of death and rebirth (the next rebuilding will be in 2013).

So unless we have a Japanese prince or princess reading our blog, No body will ever see anything more than the roof of the Ise Grand Shrine.


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3. Area 51

One of the places that the readers are likely to see on this list. Area 51 is a nickname for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the United States of America.

The base’s primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. There is no access to common people, as you can see from the picture below.


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2. Mezhgorye

Mezhgorye is a closed town in Russia (there is no access to the city) which is believed to house people working on the highly secret Mount Yamantaw. The town was founded in 1979.

Exhuming projects have been observed by U.S. satellite imagery as recently as the late 1990s. Repeated U.S. questions have yielded several different responses from the Russian government regarding Mount Yamantaw.

They have said it is a mining site, a warehouse for Russian treasures, a food storage area, and a bunker for leaders in case of nuclear war.


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1. Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center

This is a place that is not only closed to the public, but it is a place that the public hope to never have to enter. In most “end of the world” films like 2012, we see these days, there is always a highly classified secret area where United States government officials and a chosen few get to go in the hopes that they can escape the end of the world.

The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is the real thing Indeed. It was set up in the 1950s due to the cold war but continues to operate today. It is considered as the “last hope” area.


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Top 5 Best Pools in the World

It's more common nowadays that a hotel has a pool alongside it, as it attracts more tourists, thus a indoor Pool has become a luxury of life.

That is why to attract more customers, many hotels are spending thousands, if not millions to build a Pool. Infinity Pools where the water dosen't appear to be held together by anything but a razor thing edge, are the new standard in design.

We have made a list of 5 best fascinating pools in the world, hope you like them.

5. Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, USA

This Pool might not seem fascinating at first instance but notice the salt-water aquarium complete with sharks that is flush with the Pool, it's thrilling and definitely not for the faint hearted people.

The water is crystal clear, surrounding is exotic and picture perfect, there is also a clear tube slide that goes through the aquarium and into the Pool.


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4. Ubud Hanging Garden Resort, Bali, Indonesia

A beautiful luxury resort set in the middle of volcanoes, forests, tall mountains, rice terraces in the heart of Bali, Indonesia. 

The resort and its hanging pool are perched on a gorge, gazing out a temple on the opposite cliff, what better than swimming in a pool in the middle of a forest and watching the beautiful scenic stuff of Bali? It's very adventurous.


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3. Blood Red Pool, Morocco

This elegant and amazing hotel is known for the blood red pool and tall trees that seem to grow in, around the building, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The red pool serves as a focal point, with daybeds, thai antiques, and open air mini library.


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2. Crown towers Hotel, Taipa Island Macau

This is an amazing Infinity pool over a breathtaking skyline from several stories up. Definitely a great place to enjoy the sunset in Taipa Island.


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1. Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Singapore

This fascinating Infinity Pool is located on the 55 stories up the Marina Bay sands skypark in Singapore, right on the top of this insane hotel, crazy isn't it?

So swimming on that height will be an terrific experience and you will love the view from the top of that hotel!


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Top 5 Destinations for Honeymoon

Everyone wants their honeymoon to be special and unique and of course unforgettable. There are many fascinating Places in the world to spend honeymoon on, so what is perfect recipe for the fascinating newly wed romance away from home? The wild desert, Tropics or maybe a lively vibrant city?

We pick for you the top 5 destinations for Honeymoon for the newly wed couple to get inspired and have an amazing and unforgettable time.

5. Hawaii, The USA

Hawaii is a mixture of everything, you and your spouse will love it, because its difficult not to love Hawaii. It might look crowded with people in busy resorts, but once you get off the tourist tracks, you may find yourself alone (I mean with your spouse..) on empty beaches or in a lush rain forests, watching those tall mountains, you'd fall in love with the scenery.

Hawaii Islands, located in the central pacific Ocean, are year round destinations. There are 8 main Islands, among highlights are Big Island with Hawaii's tallest mountains, Mauna Kea, and a beautiful volcano, Kilauea, kauai, the surfers spot and finally Maui, perfect for humpback whales watching.


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4. The Republic of Fiji

Another Fascinating place for Honeymoon is Fiji. The Island country located in South Pacific Ocean is more popular for tourist attraction, It has amazing warm weather and very friendly locals.

There are around 300 Islands and around 510 Islets that make up Fiji, of which many are permanently Inhabited.

Fiji is one of those places which you can easily name as the "Paradise on Earth", with sandy beaches, waterfalls, amazing mountain views and historical sites. Many resorts offer private honeymoon accommodation where you can feel like in your own personal heaven.


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3. The Caribbean

It can be Jamaica, Barbados, Turks, Caicos, Cayman Islands or some other Caribbean destinations, the whole region featuring 7,000 Island, islets, reefs and cays is a perfect gateway for newly-weds.

The beaches are exotic, the water is crystal clear, the resorts are beautiful and the dining is superb. Caribbean are perfect destination to relax, with beautiful sunsets, dive, golf, swim with dolphins or take long romantic cruises. 


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2. The Maldives

Incredibly clear waters, amazing beaches with white warm sand, slender palm trees, remote and calm resorts with relaxing atmosphere, The Maldives is best place for the newly-wed couple for honeymoon.

Known as the paradise on earth, and some people quoting it as "Maldives was first created then heaven was copied after" makes it a perfect exotic location for honeymoon.

The Maldives is an Island country in Indian ocean, charming honeymoon resorts are located on various Islands and many of them offer great services like private bungalows, so the just married can enjoy privacy. 


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1. Mexico

No place can be as diverse and romantic as Mexico. The azure waters of the Pacific coast, the magical and mysterious Teotihuacan site, amazing food and Mexico City's lively night life - this is Mexico, an Ideal destination for spending an fascinating and unforgettable honeymoon.

Mexico has so much to offer, from thousands of outdoor activities to historical sites, exotic beaches and rich history.


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