From the mindblowing 2-million strong tent city of Mecca to the staggering tulip fields of the Netherlands, we take a look at the most astounding aerial photography ever:
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Cinemagraphs have quickly become one of our favorite modes of artistic expression on All That Is Interesting. By combining elements both static and dynamic, cinemagraph GIFs capture an understated beauty in tranquility, even from scenes of chaos. For your viewing pleasure, forty stunning cinemagraphs:
While the name Bora Bora certainly sounds exotic, it’s actually the product of misunderstanding on behalf of the island’s Western explorers. As the Tahitian language does not recognize the “b” sound, the bountiful island’s original name was more likely Pora Pora, however upon its 18th century discovery by the West, it was “Bora Bora” that stuck.
While Paris was first dubbed the “City of Light” to recognize its status as a haven for the enlightened, the moniker took a more literal turn when the city began lighting the Champs-Elysées with gas lamps in 1828. As Paris was the first city in Europe to do so, its nickname, “La Ville-Lumière” assumed a new meaning.
Beaches usually conjure up images of roiling waves, vast expanses of sand, and an occasional seagull squawking as it combs the shoreline. Yet traipse over to Glass Beach, one of three beaches in Fort Bragg, California, and that image changes. Here, colorful beds of sea glass blanket the ground, its small, smooth “pebbles” bright as gemstones.
It took Mike Olbinski four years, but he finally captured a rotating supercell dominate the skies in the central plains of Texas. Not your average thunderstorm, a supercell is defined by its deep, persistently rotating updraft and ability to affect local climates up to 20 miles away. Their potential for complete destruction is real and obvious, as is their staggering degree of beauty.