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Real places on Earth that don't look real...

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  1. Bolton's Boots

    Bolton's Boots Well-Known Member

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    Namibia - where the desert meets the ocean.

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    Went to the skeleton coast once (not this bit), it was like being on the beach at Aberdeen in a storm!
    Good idea for a thread, some places on earth you could not make up, they are so wierd.
     
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    Socotra - an island in the Indian Ocean belonging to Yemen.
    It looks like a setting from a fictitious planet in a sci-fi film.

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    The Eye of the Earth, complete with floaters. One of the sources of Croatia's Cetina river.

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    A bridge to.....nowhere?

    The Lakshman Jhula Bridge in India - a suspension bridge for pedestrians only, it stretches 450 feet across the Ganges River.

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    Somewhere in Iceland- where green fields meet yellow river, black sand and blue sea

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    I have been near there......
     
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    I get the black sand but what makes the river yellow - any idea?
     
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    "Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan

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    Even the surrounding countryside looks like Hell...
     
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    Deadvlei - a clay pan in Namibia. A mix of English and Afrikaans, the name means 'dead marsh' - the trees there are estimated to have died 900 years ago but haven't decomposed due to the dry climate.

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    I remember this in Toy Story 3.

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    This is a magnificent place to visit, used to be a river I think.
     
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    I am assuming all these wonderful photos are taken by everyone personally? <confused>

    I must dig some of mine out if I can find them after the move....
     
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    I wish!!
    Mine come from a variety of sources - such as photography websites my son who is into photography recommends - and my rich brother in Sydney who has travelled a lot with a camera since retiring.
     
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    Yeah, I was just over Woody’s right shoulder.
     
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    Bora Bora - an island group in the Leeward Islands. Known as Pora Pora or Pola Pola in the local Tahitian language, the name means 'First Born'. The main island is surrounded by a lagoon, which in turn is surrounded by a 'necklace' of coral reefs - which explains the odd colouring of the waters.

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    did he catch fire?
     
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    Stratus clouds over Inglefield Bay, NW Greenland - looking for all the world like a Constable painting.

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