This 300-Year-Old Library Chamber In Dublin Has 200,000+ Books
Mar29

This 300-Year-Old Library Chamber In Dublin Has 200,000+ Books

Forget the Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The real attraction in Dublin is the majestic Long Room in the library of Trinity College. Take a look at the pictures below to see just what we mean. Built between 1712 and 1732, The chamber is almost 65 meters (213ft) long and contains over 200,000 books. Why so many? Because back in 1801 the library was granted the right to claim a free copy of every book...

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The World’s First Underwater Tennis Court Is Set To Be Built In Dubai
Mar13

The World’s First Underwater Tennis Court Is Set To Be Built In Dubai

Polish architect Krzysztof Kotala, from the ’8 + 8 Concept Studio’, has come up with a seriously ambitious project — an underwater tennis court. The tennis complex will be located offshore in the Persian Gulf, between the Burj al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah islands. The audience will have a choice of entertainments to experience there: watch a tennis match on one of the seven courts, or spy on the incredible marine life through...

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Step Inside Rupert Murdoch’s Luxurious $84 Million Private Jet
Jan09

Step Inside Rupert Murdoch’s Luxurious $84 Million Private Jet

At $84 million it’s the epitome of luxury air travel, and according to The AFR media mogul Rupert Murdoch is the latest name on the exclusive list of G650 owners, along with Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein, Multiplex heir Tim Roberts and The Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew Liveris. The G650 can climb to 41,000 feet in just 22 minutes, and reach a cruise speed of 956km/h. In 2013, the G650 set a world record for the fastest...

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What It’s Like To Live In A $95-Million Penthouse 1,396 Feet Above New York City
Jan06

What It’s Like To Live In A $95-Million Penthouse 1,396 Feet Above New York City

432 Park Avenue – this is the address of the New York skyline’s newest ornament and of the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. Towering up to 1,396 ft, the skyscraper offers 104 apartments at 30,000 sq ft each with 12.5 ft ceilings, 10 x 10 ft windows, and prices ranging from $16,95 million to $82,5 million. The breathtaking condo tower was designed by Rafael Viñoly and took three years to construct. It is situated in...

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A World Heritage Site Railway Route Through The Swiss Alps
Dec27

A World Heritage Site Railway Route Through The Swiss Alps

Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. Opened in 1904, the Albula line in the north-western part of the property is 67 km long. It features an impressive set of structures including 42 tunnels and covered galleries and 144 viaducts and bridges. The 61 km Bernina pass line...

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The World’s Largest Cruise Ship: Allure Of The Seas
Dec27

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship: Allure Of The Seas

She’s the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet and the world’s largest cruise ship. With 2,700 rooms spanning 16 decks, the Allure of the Seas is like a miniature city, travelling from Fort Lauderdale to the Carribbean at a comfortable 22 knots. Oh and there’s a Starbucks on board… Below you will find a collection of images and jaw-dropping statistics in an attempt to put this behemoth into perspective. Enjoy! The Allure Of...

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This 747 Private Jet Is A Palace In The Sky
Dec17

This 747 Private Jet Is A Palace In The Sky

For most people, private jets such as the $65 million Gulfstream G650 or the Bombardier Global Series are the epitome of luxury air travel, but there are a select few who can afford more than that. They’re converting airliners into private flying palaces. To meet this demand, Airbus and Boeing have begun selling “VIP” versions of their airliners under the Airbus Corporate Jet and Boeing Business Jet brands. While most of...

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The Giant Waterpark Inside An Old German Airship Hangar
Dec17

The Giant Waterpark Inside An Old German Airship Hangar

About 60 km south of Berlin there’s a former Soviet airfield where you will find an old airship hangar known as the Aerium. With over 66,000 m² (710,000 sq. ft) of floor space and 5 million m³ (176,573,333 cu. ft) of enclosed space, the idea was to create a self-contained holiday destination in the heart of Europe. In December 2004, the Tropical Islands resort opened its massive hangar doors to the public. At the Tropical Islands...

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Top 33 World’s Strangest Buildings
Nov21

Top 33 World’s Strangest Buildings

If you are bored panda like me, you know that the best way to fight boredom is finding all kind of weird stuff. And now, that you’ve found that page, you are just about to kill your boredom. Do you love architecture? Strangebuildings.com has a wonderful collection of the world’s most unusual architecture and together with Bored Panda presents you an incredible list of 33 strangest buildings in the world, and best of all, it’s not just...

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These Towers Have Shape-Shifting Sunshades That React To Sunlight
Nov21

These Towers Have Shape-Shifting Sunshades That React To Sunlight

These beautiful twin office towers in Abu Dhabi borrow from ancient Arabic architectural elements to create an innovative way to shield themselves from sunlight. The two towers are overlaid by a mechanized geometric “skin” with triangular panels that follow the sun to block it out. The sunscreen design by Aedas Architects was inspired by the masharabiya, a beautiful form of ornate sunscreen that shields windows in the Arab world from...

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