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30 Beautifully Designed Embassies From All Over The World

Everyone loves a nicely designed building – looking at one feels like looking at a nice piece of art. And with more and more generic buildings popping up everywhere, spotting a nice piece of architecture is becoming increasingly rare. Lucky for us, there still are beautiful buildings being built – take embassies for example. These uniquely designed buildings that house diplomats usually stand out from the rest and look like giant pieces of art you can enter – check them out in the gallery below!

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I Travel Around Iceland Photographing The Landscapes And Wildlife (38 Pics)

Iceland was almost empty in 2020. Living here and having a lot of time, I traveled around a couple of times.

Here are some of my favorite pictures I’ve taken in 2020 while exploring all parts of the island. If you want to see my previous post, click here.

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Here Are 38 Of My Favorite Photographs Of Iceland I Captured In 2020

Iceland was almost empty in 2020. Living here and having a lot of time, I traveled around a couple of times.

Here are some of my favorite pictures I’ve taken in 2020 while exploring all parts of the island. If you want to see my previous post, click here.

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28 Of The Most Breathtaking Astronomy Photographs Of The Year 2020 Have Just Been Revealed

Is there anything more breathtaking and surreal than outer space? Often, I feel like there absolutely isn’t. Maybe it’s because of all the celestial masterpieces stars, galaxies, and planets paint, effortlessly sweeping us off our feet? Or maybe we feel this way about space because it’s something we can’t touch, tame, or change? Or perhaps, it’s because of that nostalgic feeling you get when it’s a warm summer night and you raise your head and look up at the sky and all the stars simultaneously remind you of how truly small you are (but in the best way possible)?

But now, let’s get to the point. Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind which, every year, showcases the best space photography from a global community of astrophotographers. The winners of the 2020 competition have just been announced and they’re all absolutely stunning. Bored Panda invites you to look through some of the most spectacular photos from this year’s space photography competition and choose your favorites!#1 

Aurorae Winner – ‘The Green Lady’ By Nicholas Roemmelt

Aurorae Winner - 'The Green Lady' By Nicholas Roemmelt

Nicholas Roemmelt Report124pointsPOST

Shauna Hicken3 days ago

Stunningly beautiful!7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

Shortlist – ‘Galactic Portal’ By Marcin Zajac

Shortlist - 'Galactic Portal' By Marcin Zajac

Marcin Zajac Report111pointsPOST

TheHolyFatherOfToast2 days ago

the fog on the ground makes it even more awesome4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

Shortlist – ‘Iceland’ By Kristina Makeeva

Shortlist - 'Iceland' By Kristina Makeeva

Kristina Makeeva Report107pointsPOST

Dana3 days ago

Why isn’t this higher?!!9ReplyView more comments

The overall winner of the competition is the photo called “Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length?” that was taken by a French astrophotographer Nicolas Lefaudeux. “To most of us, our closest neighbouring galaxy Andromeda can also feel so distanced and out of reach, yet to create a photograph that gives us the impression that it is just within our physical reach is truly magical, and somewhat appropriate as we adjust after such socially distanced times,” said the competition judge Ed Robinson.#4 

Stars And Nebulae Runner Up – ‘The Dolphin Jumping Out Of An Ocean Of Gas’ By Connor Matherne

Stars And Nebulae Runner Up - 'The Dolphin Jumping Out Of An Ocean Of Gas' By Connor Matherne

Connor Matherne Report94pointsPOST

Ms.M.3 days ago

Wow!10ReplyView more commentshttps://76cb0c447ebb920d1d2e3b78c3641ea9.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#5 

Skyscapes Runner Up – ‘Desert Magic’ By Stefan Liebermann

Skyscapes Runner Up - 'Desert Magic' By Stefan Liebermann

Stefan Liebermann Report88pointsPOST

Amit John3 days ago

Isn’t this an edited picture? How can the ground be as sharp as the sky- and how is space so visible without zoom? Unless that’s really possible in the desert?4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

Skyscapes Winner – ‘Painting The Sky’ By Thomas Kast

Skyscapes Winner - 'Painting The Sky' By Thomas Kast

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Rainbow Panda3 days ago

I really love this rainbow sky. 3ReplyView more comments

The winner of Skyscapes is the photo called “Painting the Sky” taken by Thomas Kast. The photo captures polar stratospheric clouds in Finnish Lapland, looking like a spectacular water color painting. “Clouds are said to be the bane of astronomers, but they can also be the inspiration for a breathtaking astrophoto. These rare, incredibly high nacreous clouds reflect colour like oil does on water and this photographer has captured them perfectly. With subtle processing they have brought out the vibrant hues that can sometimes be seen in our skies,” commented the Art Editor at the BBC Sky at Night Magazine Steve Marsh.#7 

Aurorae Runner Up – ‘Lone Tree Under A Scandinavian Aurora’ By Tom Archer

Aurorae Runner Up - 'Lone Tree Under A Scandinavian Aurora' By Tom Archer

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Hiker Chick3 days ago

I would buy a print of this photo. Beautiful!2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Galaxies Winner And Overall Winner – ‘Andromeda Galaxy At Arm’s Length’ By Nicolas Lefaudeux

Galaxies Winner And Overall Winner - 'Andromeda Galaxy At Arm's Length' By Nicolas Lefaudeux

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the Kat who says ni3 days ago

It’s amazing! It almost looks miniature… though it doesn’t get much bigger than that!5ReplyView more comments#9 

Our Sun Runner Up – ‘145 Seconds Of Darkness’ By Filip Ogorzelski

Our Sun Runner Up - '145 Seconds Of Darkness' By Filip Ogorzelski

Filip Ogorzelski Report66pointsPOST

Ms.M.3 days ago

That is so cool!6ReplyView more comments

Our Sun winner is the photo taken by a British photographer Alexandra Hart called “Liquid Sunshine.” “This is a stunning example of how the ‘quiet’ Sun is never truly quiet. While the Sun may be less active, the nuclear fusion ongoing below its surface sustains all life on our little world,” commented astrophysicist, astronomer and science communicator at Royal Observatory Greenwich Emily Drabek-Maunder.#10 

Our Moon Runner Up – ‘Hdr Partial Lunar Eclipse With Clouds’ By Ethan Roberts

Our Moon Runner Up - 'Hdr Partial Lunar Eclipse With Clouds' By Ethan Roberts

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Rainbow Panda3 days ago

If the Moon and Mars had a child. xD But seriously beautiful. 5ReplyView more comments#11 

Young Competition Winner – ‘The Four Planets And The Moon’ By Alice Fock Hang

Young Competition Winner - 'The Four Planets And The Moon' By Alice Fock Hang

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Dana3 days ago

The photographer of this picture is 11 years old!!!21ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

Stars And Nebulae Winner – ‘Cosmic Inferno’ By Peter Ward

Stars And Nebulae Winner - 'Cosmic Inferno' By Peter Ward

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Rainbow Panda3 days ago

Looks like a volcano exploding, but of course, prettier. 7ReplyView more comments

The pastel masterpiece capturing the moon was nominated as the winner of Our Moon category. “This vibrant image teases out the faint colours on the surface of the Moon. Not only is this composition visually striking, but it highlights the different materials the Moon is made up of, all from the safety of the Earth,” commented Emily Drabek-Maunder.#13 

Our Moon Winner – ‘Tycho Crater Region With Colours’ By Alain Paillou

Our Moon Winner - 'Tycho Crater Region With Colours' By Alain Paillou

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Cal3 days ago

These are all the colors of my surfboard I just started glassing 😀6ReplyView more comments#14 

Shortlist – ‘Dance Over The Swamp’ By Kamil Nureev

Shortlist - 'Dance Over The Swamp' By Kamil Nureev

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Dana3 days ago

WOW! Absolutely breathtaking!7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

Sir Patrick Moore Prize For Best Newcomer Winner – ‘Waves’ By Bence Toth

Sir Patrick Moore Prize For Best Newcomer Winner - 'Waves' By Bence Toth

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“This was such a dramatic image, with the ‘green lady’ appearing to take flight above the mountains and illuminated water’s edge. I liked the way the landscape was dwarfed by the dominant aurora and yet the forms and colours of the composition echoed above with below. This was one of my favourite images,” fine art photographer Susan Derges commented on the winner of Aurorae category.#16 

Shortlist – ‘Jupiter Rising’ By Stacey Downton

Shortlist - 'Jupiter Rising' By Stacey Downton

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Tiny Dynamine2 days ago

I wonder how she got out there to take that photo. We never see it like that from Earth.4Reply#17 

Shortlist – ‘The Moon And The Shard’ By Mathew Browne

Shortlist - 'The Moon And The Shard' By Mathew Browne

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ArhomR3 days ago

Im waiting for ET.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

Shortlist – ‘The Many Jets And Shells Of Centaurus A’ By Connor Matherne

Shortlist - 'The Many Jets And Shells Of Centaurus A' By Connor Matherne

Connor Matherne Report38pointsPOST#19 

Our Sun Winner – ‘Liquid Sunshine’ By Alexandra Hart

Our Sun Winner - 'Liquid Sunshine' By Alexandra Hart

Alexandra Hart Report37pointsPOST

ArhomR3 days ago

Hot, hot, hot!2ReplyView more comments#20 

People And Space Runner Up – ‘Observe The Heart Of The Galaxy’ By Tian Li

People And Space Runner Up - 'Observe The Heart Of The Galaxy' By Tian Li

Tian Li Report37pointsPOST

Dana3 days ago

Aliens. Definitely aliens.6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

Planets, Comets And Asteroids Winner – ‘Space Between Us…’ By Łukasz Sujka

Planets, Comets And Asteroids Winner - 'Space Between Us...' By Łukasz Sujka

Łukasz Sujka Report36pointsPOST#22 

Young Competition Runner Up – ‘Detached Prominences’ By Thea Hutchinson

Young Competition Runner Up - 'Detached Prominences' By Thea Hutchinson

Thea Hutchinson Report36pointsPOST

Loraine D.G. MacGinness1 day ago

Looks like skin ?0ReplyView more comments#23 

Annie Maunder Prize For Image Innovation Winner – ‘Dark River’ (Detail) By Julie Hill

Annie Maunder Prize For Image Innovation Winner - 'Dark River' (Detail) By Julie Hill

Julie Hill Report34pointsPOST

Andrei Anghel3 days ago

Excuse my ignorance: what exactly is this?17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

People And Space Winner – ‘The Prison Of Technology’ By Rafael Schmall

People And Space Winner - 'The Prison Of Technology' By Rafael Schmall

Rafael Schmall Report33pointsPOST

Bill4 days ago

Those vertical lines are satellites16ReplyView more comments#25 

Shortlist – ‘Ineffable’ By Alyn Wallace

Shortlist - 'Ineffable' By Alyn Wallace

Alyn Wallace Report33pointsPOST

Bobby Sammons1 day ago

I had to look up the word “Ineffable”. I had never heard it before, or even seen it written…it means “too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.”1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

Galaxies Runner Up – ‘Ngc 3628 With 300,000 Light Year Long Tail’ By Mark Hanson

Galaxies Runner Up - 'Ngc 3628 With 300,000 Light Year Long Tail' By Mark Hanson

Mark Hanson Report29pointsPOST#27 

Shortlist – ‘Sunspots Ar 2741 And Ar 2740’ By Ruslan Ilnitsky

Shortlist - 'Sunspots Ar 2741 And Ar 2740' By Ruslan Ilnitsky

Ruslan Ilnitsky Report25pointsPOST#28 

Planets, Comets And Asteroids Runner Up – ‘In The Outer Reaches’ By Martin Lewis

Planets, Comets And Asteroids Runner Up - 'In The Outer Reaches' By Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis Report24pointsPOST

Bacony Cakes1 day ago

Uranus is the butt of all jokes.0Reply

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Two Beluga Whales Are Rescued From Performing As Show Animals In China, And Their Smiles Say It All

Rehoming animals is a tough job that requires a lot of responsibility. But taking two whales to a new continent in the middle of a global pandemic is about as hard as it gets.

Nevertheless, it’s done. Two belugas, Little Grey and Little White, are enjoying their first taste of the sea since 2011, thanks to a relocation project that has been years in the making.

Both of them were captured off the coast of Russia when they were still very young and have spent years performing in a Chinese aquarium.

Now, the two are getting used to Beluga Whale Sanctuary, run by British charity Sea Life Trust, in Iceland.

Image credits: SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary

Bored Panda spoke with Leonie Sophia van den Hoek, a scientific and fantasy writer who’s a marine biologist and scientific researcher, to find out more about these awesome creatures.

“In my opinion, beluga whales are like the unicorns of whales because of their unusual and beautiful white color,” van den Hoek said. “They also lack a dorsal fin which makes them even more unusual among cetaceans.”

Sadly, due to us humans, their life is only harder. “We are making their home — the sea — warmer and dirtier. “Beluga whales live in open water areas close to the ice edge. They like it cold, and climate change is causing the ice in their habitats to melt,” van den Hoek explained. “Another problem is our use of plastic. It was found in nearly every beluga whale that was tested.”

This may sound absurd, but it’s true. A pioneering study of 7 belugas in Canada’s remote Arctic waters has found microplastics in the innards of every single whale.

Image credits: The Press Association

The charity stated that the two 12-year-old females arrived safely at Klettsvik Bay, where they will stay in a bayside care pool for a short period of time to acclimatize before being released into the wider sanctuary.

Klettsvik Bay is the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas.

“It’s been quite the journey for these two,” Audrey Padgett, the Beluga Whale Sanctuary’s general manager, told CNN on a video call. “It hasn’t been easy, but it’s definitely been a labor of love.”

Image credits: The Press Association

In 2011, Little Grey and Little White were transferred from a Russian research facility to the Changfeng Ocean World aquarium in Shanghai. The following year, however, Merlin Entertainments, a company opposed to keeping whales and dolphins in captivity, bought the aquarium and the idea of taking the whales back to the sea was born.

According to Padgett, the belugas’ new home is a much “larger, natural environment” with lots of potential benefits.

Image credits: SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary

She said there are more than 300 belugas in captivity around the world.“Some belugas are in cramped and unsuitable conditions,” Padgett added. “And if what we can learn here from Little White and Little Grey can help improve welfare for other animals … that’s really the point.”

Image credits: SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary

Image credits: SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary

Padgett highlighted that moving two belugas was no easy task. They each weigh a little more than a ton (2,000 pounds) and consume around 110 pounds of fish per day between them. The operation required specially designed equipment, veterinarians, and a whole lot of water and ice to keep them hosed down.

Little Grey and Little White had bespoke “stretchers” or slings to move them overland, and the team did “practice runs” to get them used to being moved via trucks, tugboats, and cranes, Padgett explained.  “If you’re trying to take your cat or your dog somewhere, you want them to have a positive association with travel … We had to make the belugas as comfortable as possible.”

Image credits: SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary

After their arrival in Iceland, the whales were kept in a care facility with a quarantine pool for several months, allowing them to adjust to the colder Icelandic environment. Though the final part of the journey from the care facility to the sanctuary was a lot shorter than the 6,000-mile trip from Chengfeng Ocean World, the pandemic complicated it significantly.

“We’re already in a pretty remote location here in Iceland. It affected our ability to get experts here to help us with the move. It affected our ability to get supplies and just the length of time it took to do things,” Padgett said.

Image credits: ABC News

“We also needed to protect our staff and put them into quarantine, because we need our people to take care of our animals.”

Little Grey and Little White’s odyssey still isn’t over. They are currently in an “acclimatization space” within the sanctuary. Padgett said, however, that they will have freedom over the sanctuary any day now.

Image credits: ABC News

Van den Hoek is very happy that the two whales were moved from an aquarium in Shanghai to a cold seawater sanctuary in Iceland. “Belugas are destined for a life in cold waters. The low temperature of the seawater and a big swimming place is a very good solution for whales who aren’t capable of going back to the artic. If they can adjust good to the new situation, they will be fine.”

“If we take care of our plastic waste and our use of gas, then we are also indirectly taking care of the beluga whale,” van den Hoek added.

Image credits: ABC News

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Google Doodles A Video Celebrating Hawaiian “Over The Rainbow” Singer IZ’s 61st Birthday

There’s no doubt that many, if not all, of you have heard the iconic song Over The Rainbow, originally performed by Judy Garland playing the role of Dorothy in the movie The Wizard of Oz from 1939.

If you’re like me, you probably first heard this song sung not by the original singer, but by another artist—Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, a Native Hawaiian singer, lyricist, and musician who performed the more familiar ukulele version of this song.

Despite his passing back in June of 1997, Kamakawiwo’ole has left an immense legacy not just in Hawaii, but the entire world. To honor this, Google came out with a Doodle celebrating his life as a musician and as a Hawaiian activist on May 20th, the day he would have become 61 years old.

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Google Doodles are known for celebrating the great and awesome things that have graced the world

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

On May 20th, a number of countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Iceland were graced by a Google Doodle (given they open the search engine) dedicated to the late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. As explained on Google’s Doodle website, the doodle celebrates the 61th birthday of the native Hawaiian ukulele player and activist as a part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

The artist is best known for his melodic and touching rendition of Over The Rainbow, which has struck a chord with the entire world. He was such a phenomenon in Hawaii’s history, dedicating his life to advocacy of Hawaii’s culture and values, Kamakawiwo’ole is often also called the Voice of Hawaii.

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

On May 20th, Google decided to celebrate the life and legacy of singer and activitst Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

“But Israel is so much more than one song; with his band and successful solo career, he redefined popular Hawaiian music through his own unique style and spread his love for the islands around the world. Thank you, Israel, for providing the soundtrack for Hawai’i and for continuing to move hearts around the world through your music,” reads Google’s page dedicated to this now iconic doodle.

There was also a full-length video released honoring Kamakawiwo’ole with imagery and animation prepared by the Rainbow Team at Google Doodle, and the soundtrack—yep, you’ve guessed it—the musician’s rendition of Over The Rainbow playing. The video retells the story of Kamakawiwo’ole, showing how he got his ukulele, his personality, his musical success, and his impact on Hawaiian culture.

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

The Rainbow Team at Google came out with some doodles and even a video celebrating the icon’s life

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

The doodle was directed by Sophie Diao, lead artist of the Rainbow Team at Google Doodle. She explained that she wanted to make an animated video about his life and legacy that would complement the song with a gentle and loose visual style. With the help of Dalani Tanahy of Kapa Hawaii, the video was embedded with traditional Hawaiian kapa, adding depth and dimension to the scene transitions, and Gabrielle Ahuli’i, a Native Hawaiian author and librarian, contributed overall ideas and feedback on making this doodle a reality.

“The foundation for the entire Doodle was the amazing phone call that we had with Jon (Israel’s producer) and Marlene (Israel’s widow). They were able to share their favorite stories about him and give so much context about who he was and what he was all about—even down to his favorite flower (plumeria),” said Diao.

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

The doodles and video feature parts of IZ’s life all wrapped in a traditional and cultural Hawaiian aesthetic

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

She also explained that when she was talking to Jon and Marlene, she asked what Israel would’ve wanted the Doodle to be like, and the wife immediately, without hesitation, said “Happy. Life is beautiful. He loved life.” No matter what, Israel never lost his determination to keep going, and that is felt and seen in the doodle.

Kamakawiwo’ole died at the age of 38 due to respiratory, heart, and other medical problems connected to obesity, leaving a long list of musical and cultural achievements, having spent much of his life promoting Hawaii’s independence and its ideals, becoming the legend that he is today.

The doodle was launched as a part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

Watch the Google Doodle video dedicated to Kamakawiwo’ole’s life and legacy

Image credits: Rainbow Team, Google

What are your thoughts on this? Have any favorite songs by Kamakawiwo’ole? Let us know in the comments section below!


15 Restaurants That Take Dining To The Next Level

With all the fast food joints stacking on every corner, fine dining is becoming somewhat obsolete. But thanks to some innovative entrepreneurs there still are some corners left around the world where eating food is not just a quick pit stop for fuel, but is rather a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of 15 of these places, where food is taken extra seriously. From the mountain top dining to sharing a meal with giraffes, there are plenty of restaurants below that deserve a place on your bucket list.

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#1 Dine In The Cave, Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Puglia, Italy


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#2 Perfect Location To View The Northern Lights – Northern Lights Bar In Ion Hotel, Iceland


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#3 Dine Surrounded By Stunning Mountain Setting, Aiguille Du Midi Restaurant 3842m, Chamonix, France


Image source: Aiguille du Midi Restaurant

#4 Share Breakfast With A Giraffe, Giraffe Manor, Langata, Kenya


Image source: thesafaricollection.com

#5 Dine Five Metres Below The Surface, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives


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#6 “A Place To Drink, A Place To Meet, A Place To Rest Your Hairy Feet.” The Green Dragon Pub In Hobbiton (New Zealand) Is A Perfect Place For A Real LOTR Fan


Image source: GreenDragonHobbiton

#7 Dine Surrounded By Snow And Ice, The Snowcastle Of Kemi, Kemi, Finland


Image source: Kemin LumiLinna – The SnowCastle of Kemi

#8 Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant In Kenya Set In An Ancient Cave And Illuminated Entirely By Candlelight


Image source: tripadvisor.com

#9 Impressive Steampunk Design, Truth Coffee, Cape Town, South Africa


Image source: Shanna Jones

#10 Dine With Breathtaking Views Of Indian Ocean, The Rock, Michamvi Pingue, Zanzibar


Image source: Carlos Antunes

#11 Dine In The Water In This Amazing Restaurant In Bora Bora


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#12 Dinner In The Middle Of A Waterfall, Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Villa Escudero Resort, Philippines


Image source: villaescudero.com

#13 Enjoy Your Alien Coffee At This Bizarre Bar, Hr Giger Museum Bar, Gruyères, Switzerland


Image source: hrgiger.com

#14 Dine While Watching Old Sci-fi Movie Clips Shown On The Big Screen, Sci-fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, FL, USA


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#15 Your Meal Is Grilled Over A Volcano, El Diablo, Lanzarote, Spain


Image source: Mariola Gómez Encinas

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Navigating design terms can be as confusing as assembling a home entertainment system by hand. But to plan interior design that suits your highly specific, oh-so-original tastes and home, you need the language to talk about the nuances of certain styles.

If all you know about minimalist and Scandinavian design is that IKEA sells a lot of it, let us hand you the metaphorical power drill. Here’s everything you need to know about the two aesthetics.