Hvalnes Lighthouse, a bright orange concrete structure standing 11.5 meter (38 feet) high along the ocean coast. Built in 1954 and still in operation with two white flashes that are emitted every 20 seconds from a 29-meter (95-foot) focal plane. The lighthouse overlooks the Hvalnes Nature Reserve, which harbors some
Visby. This Hanseatic city is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and since 1995, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. Among the most notable historical remains are the 3.4 km (2.1 mi) long town wall that encircles the town center, and a number of church ruins. Visby is a popular vacation
Vestrahorn, Vesturhorn, and Stokksnes are all names for the same place. The shore features stunning lava dunes shaped by the forces of Atlantic water and winds while, if you are lucky, lazy seals stretch their bodies on sand. Area is an interesting geological site composed of un-stratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. Vestrahorn is a perfect place for photography or for quiet contemplation while enjoying the vast beauty of this unspoiled natural site. Please note that the beach at Stokksnes is private and has a small entrance fee. It is a popular destination so be prepared for other tourists and photographers.
The Homer Tunnel is a 1.2 km (0.75 miles) long road tunnel in the Fiordland region of the South Island of New Zealand, opened in 1953. New Zealand State Highway 94 passes through the tunnel, linking Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown, by piercing the Darran Mountain range at the Homer Saddle. The tunnel is
The Otira viaduct is to the south of Otira, between Otira and the Arthur's Pass summit. Completed in 1999 by McConnell Smith Pty Ltd, the 440 metres (1,440 ft) four-span viaduct carries State Highway 73 over a stretch of unstable land, replacing a narrow, winding, dangerous section of road that was prone to avalanches, slips and closures.
Arthur's Pass, a mountain pass (920 metres or 3,020 feet above sea level) in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, marks part of the boundary between the West Coast and Canterbury regions. The pass comprises part of a saddle between the valleys of the Otira River and of the Bealey River. A township of
Lewis Pass (el. 907 m.) is a mountain pass in the South Island of New Zealand. The northernmost of the three main passes across the Southern Alps, it is higher than the Haast Pass, and slightly lower than Arthur's Pass. State Highway 7 traverses the pass on its route between north Canterbury and the West Coast; it
Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe is a 13-kilometre-long (8.1 mi) temperate maritime glacier. It was named in 1872 after a visit by then Prime Minister of New Zealand Sir William Fox. Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier descends 2,600 m (8,500 ft) on its 13 km journey from the Southern Alps towards the coast, finishing
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or L'Illa de Venissa is a town and commune on the Sorgue river in the région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. The small town is famous for its many antique shops and hosts antique markets most Sundays. It has many waterside cafés and restaurants, all within walking distance of each other. Its many