19 February 2020 - FROM SHIPPING CONTAINER TO HOUSE





FROM SHIPPING CONTAINER 
TO HOUSE 

G'day folks,


When it comes to building their dream home, people have a lot of different ideas. Some choose comfortable and small bungalows, others opt for luxurious mansions. 

However, there a handful of those to decide to ditch the traditional architecture and build something completely different, for instance, a container house. That’s exactly what designer Will Breaux did and now he’s a proud owner of a house built solely out of shipping containers.

His new home is located on McGowen street in Houston. According to the owner, his 11 container house is the most extensive structure of its kind.

Breaux wanted to build his own house since the early 2000s, however, for a long time he struggled to find someone who would design the kind of house he wanted, so Breaux decided to do it himself.

Now, let’s check out the inside.
















Clancy's comment: Mm ... Looks pretty rugged on the outside, but he's done  a top job inside. Well done.

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18 February 2020 - KONG LOR CAVE IN LAOS


KONG LOR CAVE
 IN LAOS

G'day folks,

Laos is one of my favourite countries to visit, and here is a cave of some significance. A boat ride through utter darkness, lit only by headlamps, reveals an emerald green pool locals believe is sacred. 

Most visitors to Laos tend to focus on the north, but there are many reasons for venturing a bit farther south. Kong Lor Cave, considered to be one of South Asia’s geological wonders, is definitely one of them.  






Karst limestone caves are particularly appealing due to their unusual rock formations, but Kong Lor is no ordinary limestone cave. In fact, it was formed by the Nam Hin Bun River running through an entire mountain, sculpting the rock along its way. Inside, there’s a pool of water with an emerald-tinted glow that locals believe is sacred.

Visitors can hire a wooden boat and an experienced boatman who will negotiate the sprawling caverns. They’ll take you through massive passages with majestic stalactites and towering stalagmites. There are also narrow passages that require skills and intimate familiarity with the cave, the depth of the river, the strength of the currents, and, of course, the itinerary. Navigating the cave is usually performed in utter blackness, aided by only the feeble, flickering lights of headlamps.




Kong Lor Cave is still used by villagers to transport goods and, if visited at the time of harvest, tobacco as well. Located in Khammouane Province, in the geographical heart of Laos,  it can be reached by following a rural road from Ban Khoun Kham or by taking a boat from Ban Naphouak. 


Clancy's comment: I would recommend a visit to Laos. Beautiful people and so much to see and experience.

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17 February 2020 - JANEK SEDLAR - FORESTS IN AUTUMN


JANEK SEDLAR
 - FORESTS IN AUTUMN -


G'day folks,

When you think of a forest in autumn, you probably imagine trees losing their leaves, with lovely shades of yellow, orange, and brown, but until you’ve seen it with your own eyes, it’s hard to appreciate the true beauty. 

If you want to catch a glimpse of such magical splendor, take a look at the mind-boggling photography of Janek Sedlář from the Czech Republic, who captured the raw beauty of the forests of Moravia and the White Carpathians during the fall. For more of Janek’s works, check out his website.























Clancy's comment: Yep, Autumn is a magical season for photographers.

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