Through the lens: 20 destinations for the incurable romantic

February 14, 2014 at 12:47 AM

A gondola ride on the canals of Venice; a picnic in California’s Napa Valley; a stroll on the white sand beaches of the Seychelles – these are the romantic moments that make special memories for couples in love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner here is a look through the lens at 20 romantic destinations for those incorrigible dreamers and incurable romantics.

La Digue

Seychelles

Postcard perfect La Digue (Photo: Didier Baertschiger)

Postcard perfect La Digue (Photo: Didier Baertschiger)

Through the lens: 20 waterfalls worth visiting

January 22, 2014 at 3:10 AM

There is something awe-inspiring about waterfalls, from the raw power of water tumbling down a cliff to the gentle cascades that are surrounded by breath-taking scenery. If you’re a keen photographer here is a look through the lens at 20 waterfalls worth visiting.

1. Iguazu Falls

Argentina / Brazil

Sunset over Iguazu Falls

Sunset over Iguazu Falls (Photo: SF Brit)

The majestic Iguazu Falls are located along the Iguazu River, which forms the boundary between Brazil and Argentina. The 2.7km long waterfall edge is divided by several islands and outcrops, creating separate waterfalls which are between 60 and 82 metres (197 to 269ft) high. Although most of the falls are located on the Argentinian side, there are fantastic views from the Brazilian side. Both sides have walkways that allow visitors to enjoy spectacular views.

Through the lens: 20 of the world’s architectural masterpieces

December 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

The world is full of amazing architecture – from ancient monuments and historic buildings that tell a story about the era and culture in which they were built, to modern feats of architectural ingenuity that push the boundaries of design principals. You don’t have to be an architectural expert to be inspired by these masterpieces; they amaze even those who don’t know Gothic from Baroque. Take a look through the lens with us at 20 of these magnificent structures:

1. The Colosseum

Rome, Italy

Rome's Colosseum (Photo: Tim Sackton)

Rome’s Colosseum (Photo: Tim Sackton)

The amphitheatre is located in the centre of Rome is a fabulous example of the architectural feats of the Ancient Romans. The Colosseum (Coliseum) was built in 72AD, and when it was completed in 80AD, it was used primarily for gladiatorial battles. It’s not hard to see why it’s one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions.

Through the lens: 20 winter attractions and activities to add to your bucket list

November 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Put on your warm winter woollies and discover a playground of attractions and activities for some serious winter fun. From visiting ice hotels and Christmas markets, to bobsledding and husky trekking, here is a look through the lens at 20 amazing winter attractions and activities to add to your bucket list.

1. Sweden’s famous Icehotel

ICEHOTEL, SWEDEN (Photo: imagea)

Icehotel, Sweden (Photo: imagea)

Sweden’s famous Icehotel is located in the small village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle. First built in 1990, the hotel is reconstructed each year. The winter season runs from December to April, and if you don’t fancy spending the night surrounded by ice, you can visit for the day and take a guided tour before enjoying lunch at the Icehotel restaurant.

Through the lens: 20 paranormal places

October 31, 2013 at 2:05 AM

With Halloween just around the corner we thought we’d take you on a photo tour of sites around the world that are famous for paranormal activity. If you don’t mind ghostly apparitions and spooky noises then maybe you should add some of these places to your bucket list. From well-known tourist attractions to places you’ve probably never heard of, we take a look through the lens at 20 haunted spots around the world.

1. Linda Vista Hospital

USA

LINDA VISTA HOSPITAL (Photo: Neil Kremer)

LINDA VISTA HOSPITAL (Photo: Neil Kremer)

Constructed in 1904 the hospital has been abandoned for the past 20 years. The peeling paint, broken windows, rusty beds and mysteriously wet floors, only add to the creepy atmosphere. Thanks to numerous stories of ghostly encounters, the derelict hospital has been the subject of a number of paranormal investigation shows. Developers plan to turn the hospital into a apartment complex for seniors.