The Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral Light up for Christmas, Moscow.

Moscow, Russia
The Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower and St Basil’s Cathedral are decked out in Christmas lights.
Image Credit: Photograph by Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS.
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The Psychedelic Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai.

Photo by Mr Michael Phams on Flickr | Copyright: Creative Commons.
When trying to cross the Huang Pu River in Shanghai’s bustling Bund district, you can either hop on an inexpensive metro car, or you can take a psychedelic trip through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel.
Located under the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower, the tunnel was built to be one of the Bund’s major tourist attractions, and still manages to draw large numbers of travelers despite costing more than ten times as much as the metro.
After hopping into a small, futuristic rail car, riders are leisurely carried through a tunnel which is covered in pulsing, strobing lights that attempt to simulate flight through some acid-soaked version of space.
The bombardment of flashing lights and colors is accompanied by a rather ominous soundtrack punctuated by an occasional intonation of English words such as “…shining star…” and “…hell…”
It is unclear whether the ride is trying to evoke wonder or terror, but both reactions seem appropriate. 
The entire ride lasts just under five minutes, but the mind-blowing light show could have much more lasting effects.


Source: Bund Sightseeing Tunnel | Atlas Obscura

3D Trick Art Murals, Philippines.

art-in-island-2[5]While museums around the world strictly disallow photography, this one in particular not only allow touching of exhibits and photography, they encourage it.
In fact, a trip to “Art in Island”, an interactive art museum located in suburban Quezon city north of Manila, in Philippines, would be useless without a camera.
The museum features over 50 trick art murals that were painted by a team of 18 Korean master painters who were specially flown in for the project.
art-in-island-1[5]These murals give the illusion of depth when viewed from a certain angle, and is designed to serve as a backdrop for photo opportunities.
Museum attendees are encouraged to climb into paintings and take photos of their interactions.
“Here, art paintings are not complete if you are not with them… if you don’t take pictures with them,” Blyth Cambaya, a museum employee explained to Mashable.
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Ice Cave in the Himalayas.

iceOverall winner – Nature – Open Entries
Max says, “This six-shot panorama was taken in the Himalayas during spring.
It was a small distant gap in a snow-covered mountain which caught my attention.
I mainly wanted to check it out because this ice or snow cave had a view on the 6812m-high Ama Dablam.
Photo credit: Max Rive (Netherlands) / The EPSON International Pano Awards
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Christmas Display brightens up St Isaac’s Cathedral, St Petersburg, Russia.

Photo: Christmas display in front of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Image Credit: Photograph by © Sputnik/ Alexandr Demyanchuk
St. Petersburg, Russia, which has won the World Travel Awards for the third year in a row, took fifth place in the Sputnik Poll.
via Ten Places to Put on the Bucket-List: Russia’s Most Irresistible Destinations – Sputnik International

Catching Shrimp in the Morning Dew, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Image Credit: Photograph by Quoc Loc.
Livelihoods in the morning dew
A farmer can be seen catching shrimp in the morning dew on Quan Son lagoon, a district of Hanoi in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam.
Each day, she can catch up to two baskets of shrimp, and each basket can be sold for just two American dollars..
Source: Livelihoods in the morning dew Photo by Quoc Loc — National Geographic Your Shot