Japanese Photographer Has Created Amazing Panoramic Images Of The World’s Largest Salt Flat In Bolivia

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Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail

A man has been spotted walking on water in Bolivia, that is, until you realise it is an optical illusion. Hideki Mizuta, 29, from Japan, captured the image of the wellie-clad tourist strolling across the water and towards the sun, while he was at Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia.


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail

As one of the flattest places in the world, when Salar de Uyuni becomes covered in a thin layer of water during the rainy season it creates the effect of a mirror image of the sky at that moment in time.


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail

In another snap, a group of men appear to have parked their cars on thin air as they take a roadside break, the cloudy sky reflected in the water to appear as though they are navigating through a highway of clouds.


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail

Hideki said: ‘When I first went at night I saw a star-filled sky before waiting for sunrise in the car. Early in the morning amazing view that I could not put in into words appeared through the window. I walked away from all the other people there and took several photos in absolute silence. It was absolutely breathtaking scenery. Salar de Uyuni is one of the most amazing places in the world, especially during rainy season when it becomes like a huge mirror, reflecting everything above it. It looked like I was dreaming. If there is a heaven, I hope it is like there.’


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail


Photo by Hideki Mizuta / Caters / The Daily Mail

Via The Daily Mail

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/japanese-photographer-has-created-amazing-panoramic-images-of-the-worlds-largest-salt-flat-in-bolivia/

The Snow Town Theme Park Lets Children In Thailand Experience Snow For First Time

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Ice sculptures, sledging and snowball fights – the last activities you would normally associate with Thailand. But children in Bangkok have been treated to a winter wonderland theme park, and for some this is the first time they have ever seen snow. Youngsters’ faces lit up as they got to experience the sub-zero magical landscape at the Snow Town which opened this month. The attraction is located on the fifth floor of Gateway Ekamai shopping complex and offers guests an opportunity to build snowmen and make snow angels. The artificial snow is said to be 30-40cm thick so visitors can book lessons in activities such as skiing and snowboarding or enjoy a good old-fashioned snowball fight.


Children in Bangkok have been treated to a winter wonderland theme park, and for some this is the first time they have ever seen snow. (Getty Images / The Daily Mail)


Youngsters’ faces lit up as they got to experience the sub-zero magical landscape at the Snow Town which opened this month. (EPA / The Daily Mail)


A woman looks at artificial snow which falls from the sky on to guests at the winter wonderland. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


Thai children sled at Snow Town which also offers skiing and snowboarding lessons as well as equipment hire. (Getty Images / The Daily Mail)


A Thai mother and child cannot contain their happiness as they enjoy a session of sledging at Snow Town. (EPA / The Daily Mail)


A little girl puts her arm out to prevent her falling over on her sled. Amid the heat, humidity and high temperatures of Bangkok, the newly opened Snow Town theme park attracts locals and tourists alike that are keen to experience the cold climate. (EPA / The Daily Mail)


A little boy plays at the shopping mall venue which opened on July 1 in the city centre. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


A Thai child plays in the snow at the frozen village, which claims to be the largest indoor snow shopping mall in South east Asia covering an area of over 32,291 square feet. (Getty Images / The Daily Mail)


A woman and her child play in the snow, which is said to be 30-40cm thick so that visitors can book lessons in activities such as skiing and snowboarding. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


Entry to the snow playground costs just 100 THB ($3) with equipment hire for lessons extra. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


The attraction is located on the fifth floor of Gateway Ekamai shopping complex and offers guests an opportunity to build snowmen and sled to their heart’s content. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


At the Snow Town there is an igloo-style snow house, a snowy village and even artificial snow which falls on guests. (EPA / The Daily Mail)


If the delights of the snow aren’t enough, there are also a long list of restaurants available to feed hungry sledders. (EPA / The Daily Mail)


Experience winter at any point of the year: A Thai girl enters the Harbin Ice Wonderland which opened last year in Bangkok. (Getty Images / The Daily Mail)


A girl rides on a sledge in the Harbin Ice Wonderland, which allowed some guests to experience the activity for the first time. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


The city’s other winter themeland, Harbin Ice Wonderland, features a variety of incredible ice art sculptures including iconic world landmarks such as London’s Big Ben and Paris’ Eiffel Tower and an ice bar. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


The leisure park is kept at a temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius and features ice sculptures created by artists from Harbin City of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. (Alamy / The Daily Mail)


The rainbow colours projected onto the magnificent ice art, together with simulated snow falling, create an incredible winter experience.
(Alamy / The Daily Mail)


A couple take pictures inside the climate controlled snow park in Thailand. (Getty Images / The Daily Mail)

Via The Daily Mail

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/the-snow-town-theme-park-lets-children-in-thailand-experience-snow-for-first-time/

The “No-Face” Day: Workers In China Wear Masks To Hide Facial Expressions

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Employees wear “No-Face” masks during working hours at a service company in Handan, Hebei Province of China. As a service company, staff must smile to customers every day.


On “No-Face Day,” staff wore masks to hide their facial expressions and allow them to relax.


No-Face (カオナシ kaonashi, lit. “faceless”) is a spirit in the Japanese animated film ‘Spirited Away’. He is shown to be capable of reacting to emotions and ingesting other individuals to gain their personality and physical traits.








SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/the-no-face-day-workers-in-china-wear-masks-to-hide-facial-expressions/

Festival Of Colors In Riga, Latvia

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A woman reacts to the camera during the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. Primarily observed in India, the ancient Hindu religious festival has spread to other regions of the world. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)


People attend the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)


People attend the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)


People pose for a picture during the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)


People react during the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)


People wear protection masks as they attend the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)


People pose for a “selfie” during the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/festival-of-colors-in-riga-latvia/

Stunning Pictures Of Singapore Then And Now – 50 Years Of Independence

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Small transportation boats, known as bumboats, leave trails of light as they travel across Marina Bay past the skyline of Singapore in this photo taken in 2004. Singapore holds a Jubilee weekend from 7 to 10 August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fifty years ago, hundreds of small boats lined the Singapore river in the city centre. Today, most small boats are gone, except a handful of neon-lit tourist ferries. Maritime trade is still the backbone of the city-state but after decades of rapid growth Singapore, which at less than half the size of London is among the world’s most densely populated nations, is also a popular tourist destination and a thriving global financial hub. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)


Vehicles travel on a bridge past the ArtScience Museum (L), Helix Bridge (lit in red) and the skyline of the central business district in Singapore July 29, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)


A combination picture shows the view of the port of Singapore and a cable car during the opening of the Mount Faber to Sentosa cable car system (top) in this photo dated February 15, 1974 and the same location May 11, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


Small boats know as bumboats dock outside shophouses along Clarke Quay in this photo taken in 1980 (top) and the same location May 6, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


A car travels towards Malaysia’s southern city of Johor Bahru on the Woodlands causeway in this photo taken in the 1950s and the same location May 25, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


Spectators watch from behind the fence as cars race during the Malaysian Grand Prix at Thomson Road circuit in Singapore in this photo dated March 29, 1964 (top) and the Singapore F1 Grand Prix Night Race at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore September 22, 2013. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


Labourers, mostly Teochew people, gather to listen to a storyteller on Read Bridge along the Singapore River in this photo dated January 2, 1960 (top) and the same location May 8, 2015. The area was popular with labourers who unloaded cargo from boats plying the river. Stories were told for a fee based on the duration of a burning joss stick. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


A combination picture shows (top) a view of the mouth of the Singapore River and General Post Office (R) near reclamation works underway (C) in this photo dated October 28, 1976 and the same scene May 11, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


A combination picture shows Miss Universe 1987 contestants posing for a group photo next to the Merlion statue, a tourist landmark, at the mouth of the Singapore River (top) and on July 29, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


A combination picture shows small boats, known as bumboats, outside shophouses along Singapore River at Boat Quay area in this photo dated September 27, 1965 (top) and the same location May 11, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)


A combination picture shows people watching the Powerboat Grand Prix near the central business district along the Marina Bay in Singapore in a photo dated November 22, 1986 (top) and the same location July 25, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/stunning-pictures-of-singapore-then-and-now-50-years-of-independence/

First Cabin Hotel – A Business-Class Capsule Hotel Located In Tokyo

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“Business-class” cabins are seen at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by high costs, forcing developers to think out of the box for means to quickly increase lodging options without breaking the bank. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)


A waiter works in a bar at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)


“Business-class” cabins are seen at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)


People stand at the front desk near a bar at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)


“Business-class” cabins are seen at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)


A woman walks in an elevator hall at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 8, 2015. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)


A man walks near the entrance of First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)


A television screen showing Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen inside a “business-class cabin” at First Cabin hotel, which was converted from an old office building, in Tokyo, July 3, 2015. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/07/first-cabin-hotel-a-business-class-capsule-hotel-located-in-tokyo/

Mysterious Abandoned Village On Shengshan Island In China Being Overtaken By Nature

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Tourists walk between buildings covered with vines in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. Just a handful of people still live in a village on Shengshan Island east of Shanghai that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen. Every day hundreds of tourists visit Houtouwan, making their way on narrow footpaths past tumbledown houses overtaken by vegetation. The remote village, on one of more than 400 islands in the Shengsi archipelago, was abandoned in the early 1990s as first wealthy residents then others moved away, aiming to leave problems with education and food delivery behind them. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A former resident who is engaged by the local government to assist visiting tourists arrives in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan as mist rises early July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Plants grow on houses in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Sun Ayue, one of very few residents of the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan is seen from inside the room where he lives July 25, 2015. Sun, a 59-year-old former fisherman who doesn’t often leave the village, except for an occasional game of mahjong in the town across the hill, lives alone in a house with no running water and electricity. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Sun Ayue, one of very few residents of the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan prepares dinner at the room where he lives July 25, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Sun Ayue, one of a few remaining residents, stands in his home in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A building which is covered with leaves is seen through broken windows of an empty house at the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A bed and other furniture are left inside a room of a small apartment at the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A house is covered with vines in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Children’s clothes lie on a sofa in an empty house in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Vegetation grows through an open door of a house in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A tourist poses for photos in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 25, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Tourists walk between buildings covered with leaves at the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 25, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A picture of a Chinese God of Fortune is stuck to a wall in a house in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A woman takes pictures as morning mist covers the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Objects lie in an empty house in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 25, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A tourist looks inside a house in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A tourist walks between building completely covered with plants in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Tourists visit the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan as its former residents, now visiting, have lunch July 25, 2015. Xu Yueding and his wife Tang Yaxue, who left the village over 20 years ago, come back every day to their former house to welcome visiting tourists and sell them bottles of water, the only thing available to buy in the village. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


A photographer uses a large format camera to take pictures as tourists visit the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan July 26, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/07/mysterious-abandoned-village-on-shengshan-island-in-china-being-overtaken-by-nature/

Most Beautiful Villages Around The World

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Village on the bank of the Niger river, Mali. Photo by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Village located in Himalayas, Tibet. Photo by: Coolbie Re

Mountain Village, Iran. Photo by: Mohammadreza Momeni

Riomaggiore is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. Photo by: James Brandon

Popeye Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Photo by: Mosin

Mist over countryside in Southwest England. Photo by: Bob Small

Hobbiton village – “Lord of the Rings” movie location in New Zealand. Photo by: Weta Workshop

Hidden mountain village in Southern China. Photo by: Christian Ortiz

Hallstatt, Upper Austria, is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria with 946 inhabitants. Photo by: unknown

Gásadalur village, Faroe Islands. There were only sixteen people living in village and several of the houses stand empty today. Photo by: Gareth Codd

Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. Photo by: Jan Koster

Beautiful African sea side village. Photo by: Michael Poliza


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