* A “bucket list”, is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die.
If you have a wish then go for it, some wishes do come true.
Believe in yourself and in your wish,
and you will find out what to do.
If there is a will there is always a way,
to make your dreams come true.
So hang on to them and have some faith, and you will get them through.
– Wendy-lee Pinas © –
I just love bright colors and would love to travel and experience the following amazing, colorful places to get inspired for photography, to make paintings and get inspiration for perfume making, learn the stories and history behind these places, get to know the cultures and to enjoy all the impressions.
Here are some amazing colorful villages, cities & places around the world. The sight of all these colorful places will make you smile ♥
Some amazing colorful villages & cities around the world, a great inspiration for photography and painting ♥
Some examples of where to find these colorful villages and cities:
- South America – Cartagena, Colombia – Barranca District, Lima, Peru – La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Valpariso, Chile – Willemstad, Curacao
– Jalouzi, Haiti
- Canada – Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
- Africa – Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
- Europe – Santorini, Greece – Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark – Burano, Venice, Italy – Cinque Terre Region of Italy – Menton, France – Stockholm, Sweden – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Groningen, Netherlands – Sintra Portugal
- Middle East – Chefchaouen, Morocco – Istanbul, Turkey
- Asia – Kampung Pelangi – Kampung Tridi, Malang – Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan, South Korea
Caño Cristales, Colombia
Caño Cristales (in English: Crystal Channel) is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta. It’s a tributary of the Guayabero River. The river is commonly called the “River of Five Colors” or the “Liquid Rainbow“, and is even referred to as the most beautiful river in the world due to its striking colors. The bed of river in the end of July through November is variously colored yellow, green, blue, black, and especially red, the last caused by the Macarenia clavigera (Podostemaceae) on the bottom of the river. Read more ..
Also China has a five color lake:
The Five Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
Located in the Jiuzhaigou Valley, a national park and reserve in Sichuan, the Five Flower Lake is the product of glacial runoff, with the blue, green, and turquoise waters drawing their color from differing calcium carbonate concentrations and varying depths. Due to the shallowness and clear waters of the Five Flower Lake, preserved ancient trees that litter the lakebed are visible from the surface.
Five Flower Lake (Wuhua Lake)
The pride of Jiuzhai Valley, Five-Flower Lake lies at the end of the upper reach of Peacock River, 2,472 meters (about 8,110 feet) above the sea level and five meters (about 16 feet) in depth. Most of the colorful leaves are gathered in the lakefront and interlaced as brocades. The water that contains calcium carbonate as well as hydrophytes with different colors presents a versicolor sight, azure blue, blackish green and light yellow, etc, so it is named Five-Flower Lake. The local people say that it is a holy lake, and where there is the water, there must be flourishing flowers and trees. When looking down from the mountain, you will find that the lake with hills on three sides is just like a huge upended cucurbit pouring colorful water to the lower place.
Peculiarly, there is a pattern of a deer’s leg in the abdomen of the cucurbit, 10 meters (about 33 feet) or so. The whole pattern is light green, while the middle part presents dark green due to the quincunx-shaped pits of the terrain of the lake bed. So the pattern is really like a spotted deer. The legend said that the deity of all mountains hurt the holy deer that belonged to the King of Forest by mistake when he was seeking for water source in the mountain. The King of Forest was so furious that he chased the deity on the holy deer and wanted to kill him. Other deities cut off one leg of the deer in order to help the deity of all mountains. Then the holy deer fell down and became the colorful lake.
This is just WOW ,, stunning .. Wouldn’t you love to see this, feel it’s history and experience the ambience? ♥
The Reed Flute Cave, also known as the “the Palace of Natural Arts” is is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. It is over 180 million years old.
The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside, which can be made into flutes. Reed Flute Cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty. These aged inscriptions tell us that it has been an attraction in Guilin since ancient times.It was rediscovered in the 1940s by a group of refugees fleeing the Japanese troops. Nowadays, multicolored lighting artificially illuminates the cave.
Who wouldn’t love to experience the colorful magic of the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Japan? ♥
Kawachi Wisteria Garden (河内藤園, Kawachi Fujien) is a private garden in the wooded hills south of central Kitakyushu, famous for its spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers. The garden is opened to the public seasonally during the wisteria season which usually peaks around late April to mid May and during the maple leaf season in autumn.
The garden’s most prominent features are two, roughly 100 meter long tunnels made of wisteria trees of differing varieties and colors, ranging from white to dark purple. Furthermore, there is a collection of large wisteria trees that together form an enormous roof of drooping flowers. A viewpoint at the top of the hillside garden allows for nice views over the sea of wisteria flowers and the surrounding valley which is also know for its bamboo groves.
Kawachi Wisteria Garden has grown very popular in recent years and now attracts large numbers of domestic and international visitors during the wisteria season, which often falls into the busy Golden Week. As a result the garden can become very crowded and time-consuming to access.
More info http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4881.html
See The Danxia Landform (Rainbow Mountains) in China
Painting ..? … No real! 🙂
These phenomena can be observed in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu.
The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks. Zhangye, Province of Gansu area is located around 39° 6’37.23″N 100°39’19.81″E. And he Danxia landform is about 2800km SE of there at 25° 1’0.00″N 113°45’0.00″E
Danxia landform | China Danxia | Colorful Danxia landform in Zhangye, Gansu – Culture China | China Danxia | Travel all the world – Danxia landform, more pictures | Danxia Landform of China. whc.unesco.org. | China danxia landform proclaimed world heritage | Danxiashan Geopark. | Danxia formations | Colourful rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park” (collection of photos) | Rainbow Mountains China – Pictures | Danxia Geomorphology (PDF). Zhang, Hayakawa, Wen, Yuichi. “DEM and GIS based Morphometric and Topographic Profile Analyses of Danxia Landforms (PDF).
Fly Geyser, also known as Fly Ranch Geyser is a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of Gerlach, in Washoe County, Nevada. The Geyser is located in Hualapai Flat, about 1/3 of a mile from State Route 34. It is large enough to be seen from the road.
Fly Geyser is located on the private Fly Ranch and is accessible only by a small private dirt road. The ranch is currently owned by Todd Jaksick. There is a high fence and a locked gate with several metal spokes on the top to keep trespassers out, but despite the booby traps, many people still prefer to jump the fence to get a better look. Several organizations have tried to purchase the land for conservation, and make it open to the public, but have been denied.
Fly Geyser is a very little known tourist attraction, even to Nevada residents. It is located right near the edge of Fly Reservoir and is only about 5 feet (1.5 m) high, (12 feet (3.7 m) if you count the mound on which it sits). The Geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon, and was accidentally created in 1916 during the drilling of a well. The well functioned normally for several decades, but then in the 1960s geothermally heated water found a weak spot in the wall and began escaping to the surface. Dissolved minerals started rising and piling up, creating the mount on which the geyser sits, which is still growing to date. Today, water is constantly squirting out reaching 5 feet (1.5 m) in the air. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 30 hectares (74 acres). The geyser is made up of a series of different minerals, which gives it its magnificent coloration.
There are two additional geysers in the area that were created in a similar way as Fly Geyser. The first geyser is approximately 3 feet high and is shaped like a miniature volcano. The second geyser is cone shaped and is of the same approximate size as Fly Geyser. Like Fly Geyser, these geysers are continually growing.
What would it be like to be floating around in or on a huge pink strawberry milkshake like lake? 🙂
Many countries from around the world have pink lakes; Lake Retba in Senegal, Lake Hillier in Australia, Hutt Lagoon in Western Australia, Pink Lake in Australia, Quairading Pink Lake in Australia, Lake Eyre South in South Australia, Salina de Torrevieja in Spain, Le Salin de Gruissan in France, Lake Tuz Gola in Turkey, Dusty Rose Lake in Canada, Masazir Lake in Azerbaijan, Laguna Colorada in Bolivia, Champagne Pool in New Zealand, Salt ponds San Francisco Bay, etc.
Depending on the time of day, the lake changes color from a light purple to a deep scarlet pink. The unusual coloring of the water is caused by harmless halophilic bacteria that thrive in the lake’s high-salinity environment. The color is particularly visible during the dry season. The strawberry color is produced by the salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina. They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.
The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. .. Read more ..
Best places to see Northern Lights in Greenland
– Kangerlussuaq. – Ammasalik. – Nuuk.
Best places to see Northern Lights in Canada
-Alberta -British Columbia. -Yukon.
Best places to see Northern Lights in Alaska
-Fairbanks. -Anchorage. -Denali.
Best places to see Northern Lights in Iceland
-Landmannalaugar. -Reykjavik. -Vik I Myrdal. -Vatnajokul National Park. -Thingvellir National Park.
Best places to see Northern Lights in Sweden
-Abisko National Park. -Torne Valley. -Porjus. -Laponia. -Jokkmokk. -Lulea.
Best places to see Northern Lights in Finland
-Kakslauttanen. -Ivalo. -Nellim. -Nuorgam. -Luosto. -Utsjoki.