Columnar Basalt, Iceland: These columns that are so perfect, they almost look artificial. Millions of years ago, they were lava plateaus, which over time, cooled and fractured to create the stunning facade we see today.
Wayne Adams, 66, and Catherine King, 59, have spent over twenty years building a floating compound off the coast of British Columbia to live off the grid. The home, which they’ve named “Freedom Cove”, consists of a dance floor, an art gallery, a lighthouse, a studio, and five greenhouses. They live off the land and take all of their food and water from rainwater and crops grown on their half-acre large settlement. Their abode had previously been powered by fourteen solar panels, but they had to switch to a generator when these broke down. [x]
Located in northern Japan, this was once the largest sulfur mine in the Far East. After closing in the 70′s however, it was abandoned and the only thing remaining are the large residential complexes that used to house all of the workers. What makes this place so creepy though is the heavy mist that sometimes shrouds the area.
Fumaroles are vents that allow steam from volcanoes to escape into the open. In arctic areas, as soon as steam leaves one of these vents, it freezes, and eventually, massive snow chimneys are formed around the volcanic vent.
This photo from the construction of Mount Rushmore was taken in the late 1930s, just a few years before the monument’s completion in 1941. The project was absolutely immense in scope, especially considering that it was built on the heels of the Great Depression. (Source)