Everything in life is cyclical, and sometimes it happens that the death of one is the birth of something new.
There are a lot of shipwrecks in Sydney’s Homebush Bay, near the Olympic village, but none quite like the SS Ayrfield, also known as “The Floating Forest” for the lush mangrove vegetation that now covers its rusty hull.
So it was with the British steamship SS Ayrfield, which for many years was abandoned off the coast of the Olympic Village in Sydney, and its rusty body during this time has become a true mangroves. The ship was built in Britain in 1911 and was used by the Australian government for the U.S. troops stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was sold in 1950 and was used to transport coal from Newcastle to Sydney, while in 1972 it was decided not to send it to Sydney Homebush Bay, where it remains to this day.
Ilha de Queimada Grande is an uninhabited 430,000-square-metre (110-acre) mysterious island off the shore of Brazil, almost 93 miles away from São Paulo downtown.
It’s probably a place where you would love to spend an exotic vacation. But… If you were to set foot on the island, you would always be no more than 3 feet away from your death. Continue reading
Just as oil and water don’t mix, so do springs and deserts. But Crescent Spring is an exception. About 6 kilometers (3.73 miles) south of Dunhuang city, and surrounded by the Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Spring can be called a natural wonder in the Gobi Desert.
Some say it reminds them of the eye of a beautiful woman, lucid, beautiful and amorous. Some say it looks like the mysterious, gentle and seductive lips of a pretty woman, or a slice of lush, sweet and crystal cantaloupe. Actually, it resembles a crescent fallen down into this desert. Having been lying among these sand dunes for thousands of years, although given many surprise attacks by sandstorms, Crescent Spring still gurgles clear, and still remains worthy as the first spring in the desert. Continue reading