Fire Festival in Belorussia
Belarus has begun to celebrate its fire-leaping Ivan Kupala festival. For all those who love fire and fireworks, this can be an interesting thing to visit. Revelers leap over fires as part of the ancient heathen festival.
he festival has now largely been included in the orthodox Christian calendar and also celebrates the baptizing of John the Baptist. If you are wondering when this is taking place, it is on 6th July. Best time for some interesting holiday to take.
Photographer Captures Beauty of Crystal Clear Swiss River from 50 Feet Deep
The Verzasca River, in Switzerland, is known all over the world for its clear, turquoise waters, but until now its beauty had only been captured from the surface. Photographer Claudio Gazzaroli decided to change that, so he put on a diving suit, took his waterproof camera and dived onto the riverbed to take some truly mind-blowing photos.
The 30-km-long Verzasca mountain river originates at Pizzo Barone and flows into Lake Maggiore, in Italy. The river valley is located in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland and is a popular tourist destination. People come from all around the globe to see the turquoise waters of Verzasca, do scuba-diving and admire its vibrant colored rocks. Most of them prefer to take photos of Verzasca from the mountains that surround it or from the many bridges built over it. But photographer Claudio Gazzaroli wanted to offer a different perspective on this unique wonder of nature. He dived town 50 feet to the bottom of Verzasca and managed to capture the almost unearthly clarity of its waters. ‘I wanted to show the beauty of this place in a new way,’ Gazzaroli said. Looking at his work, one wonders why wee need software like Photoshop when Mother Nature seems to do thing better herself.
These photos look absolutely amazing, but do you notice anything strange about them? Where are all the fish and marine plants that usually live in mountain rivers like Verzasca? Apparently there are none… I read somewhere that the high transparency of the river water is caused by high acidity, which also makes it impossible for any organisms to thrive there. So while Verzasca River may be a great place to take surreal photographs, it’s basically dead, and that makes it a little to creepy for me. That’s pretty strange, right? Although I known there’s nothing living in the river to be afraid of, that thought alone scares me even more…
Mexican wedding under water
While many brides and grooms dream of a romantic wedding on the beach, the couple from Mexico decided to go ahead and hold a ceremony under the water. Wedding 41-year-Lago Alberto distance and 43-year-old Karla Munguia has visited more than 200 professional divers. The ceremony took place at a depth of 5 meters. Such a wedding – not just a fad. This act a couple wants to get people’s attention to the rapid disappearance of the populations of sharks.
Women’s prisons in Turkey
In the 370 prisons in Turkey is 126 000 prisoners. Half of them were convicted or awaiting sentencing. Zaman columnist Nuriye Akman visited one of the zones in which there are women, and held them for two days. It is believed that the prison in Sindzhane is the most spacious, most organized, best in terms of respecting the rights of convicts place of detention in the world.