Category archives: North America

 

 

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Spectacular Waterfalls in Maui, Hawaii

Honokohau Falls, Maui, Hawaii. With a 335 m (1100 ft) plunge it is the tallest waterfall in Maui. And it is certainly one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The fall is found in a valley in West Maui Mountains. Although Maui is so proud of the fall, the spot also has its own [...]

 

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Black Sandy Beach in Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii, USA. One of the Hawaiian islands is probably the most popular among tourists. With its white sandy beaches, warm climate and beautiful landscapes, Maui tops the Hawaiian tourism. Haleakala National Park is the highest peak of the island. The park offers to hike or ride with a horse to the peak, which hides in [...]

 

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Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden

Chicago City Hall, Chicago, USA. The beautiful building got in the spotlight in 2001, when then mayor Richard M. Daley and architect William McDonough fulfilled an original and inspiring project. Due to the smog, global warming and extremely hot weather during summer, the need for green areas in the cities is growing. Hopefully, the solution to [...]

 

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Serendipity - a Romantic Beach House

Serendipity, Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina, USA. The beach house is not only impressive on its own, it is also famous: the house is a memorable element in the movie “Nights in Rodanthe”. However, in 2010 the house owners were forced to move it to other place, because of the erosion, caused by the Atlantic [...]

 

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Enigmatic Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch, Utah, USA. The world famous arch is found in Arches National Park, rich in beautiful sandstone arches. The various unique rock shapes have formed over millions of years and today attract many adventurers and photographers. 20 m (65 ft) tall Delicate Arch is particularly famous for standing alone, with no rock walls surrounding it.

 

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Behind the Frozen Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. A 16 m (53 ft) waterfall’s name comes from a Dakota language, simply meaning „waterfall“. The surroundings are gorgeous and it is possible to go behind the falls. In winter waterfall freezes and looks like a huge icicle!

 

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Morning Glory Pool in USA

Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park, USA. A unique hot spring is called after a Morning Glory flower, because it looks like it. The coloration, seen through crystal clear water, is caused by bacterias. Morning Glory sometimes acts like a geyser: it has erupted a couple of times. Some tourists treat this natural wonder as a [...]

 

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Hot Lava Crashes into The Sea of Hawaii

Hawaii is known for its pleasant climate and sandy beaches. However, it is a collection of volcanic islands. And the volcanoes are still very active there. Since Maunaloa and Kilauea eruptions in early 1980′s, Loihi is erupting casually since 1996. Although the view of an erupting volcano is spectacular, it is extremely dangerous to be [...]

 

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Glass Beach in California

Fort Bragg Beach or simply Glass Beach is one of the weirdest shores on Earth. It is located in MacKerricher State Park, near the military base of Fort Bragg, California. The beach is famous of the tiny glass pieces, that cover the whole shore area. These beautiful glass rocks have been formed by water and sand out [...]