Visit urban jungles, rural landscapes and outdoor art for today
Whether you are staying in the UAE for the summer or just need some inspiration to plan your upcoming trips around the world, we propose a new way to travel the world and discover some gems. Today, we share magical and unique views of panoramic images. This is all accessible online and free of any cost with Google Street View. Just amazing !
1. The Floating Piers by Christo and Jeanne Claude (link here)This incredible artwork that was live for less than a month in Italy last year attracted 1.2 million visitors over its 16-day run!
The Floating Piers was a site-specific work of art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed in June 2016 at Lake Iseo near Brescia, Italy and dismantled in July 2016. It was a floating promenade between Sulzano, to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, consisting of 70,000 square meters of yellow fabric.
2. The Bowery Wall in NYC (link here)
The Bowery Mural is an outdoor exhibition space – a wall actually – located in NYC. This wall is located in Manhattan – on the corner of Houston Street and the Bowery. Owned by Goldman Properties since 1984, it was used for advertising during two decades. Since 2008, there has been a mural series on this wall that has become famous worldwide. The first mural painted was a tribute to Keith Haring to commemorate his 50th birthday. Many different artists followed since then and you can discover on Google Street View the different graffiti artworks created from 2009 to 2016.
3. La Mano in Uruguay (link here)
La Mano (The Hand) is a sculpture in Punta del Este by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and is located on a beach in Punta del Este, a popular resort town in Uruguay. Completed in 1982, it has become one of Uruguay’s most recognizable landmarks.
4. Portuguese landscapes through railways (link here)
If you are in need for some greenery, check this series that will immediately give you the urge to book a ticket and travel to Portugal. Taken from Portuguese railways, it takes you along the Douro river and close to the seaside in Cascais, located beside Lisbon.
5. Safari from your home (link here)
Never been on a safari? Take a moment to browse these images with your kiddos to see wild animals in their natural environment. Beautiful images, landscapes shared in this link that will lead you to add South African parks on your travel bucket list.