There's a Beautiful World Outside openSUSE Too... [aka Interesting Spots Around the Globe]

So, as I was thinking about building up some community feelgood, as this is general chitchat, which seems to be dieing out, I came up with a topic in which we could present the places we’ve been to, live at, or stumbled upon the internet, and which show how beautiful this mother earth and human intervention in it can be beautiful (intervention as in nice looking urban settlements).

So, let me start. In 2011 I decided to try out my next summer vacation near a lake instead of the seaside. So I made a long night’s trip to Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid. It’s one of the world’s oldest lakes, from the Pliocene epoch geotectonic depression, thus related to the Baykal and Tanganyika lakes. It boasts in exotic species.
It’s also one of the most important Slavic cultural spots, because St. Kliment, St. Cyril’s and Methodius’ most prominent disciple, spreading literacy throughout the Slavic world (basically one of the most important people because of which Slavs have their own written languages, schools etc.). He resided in a monastery near the coast of the lake.
The lake is great for swimming, as the water is not as hot as the Mediterranean, but also not cold, despite the high altitude of Ohrid (near 700 meters of elevation). The flora and fauna are typically mediterranean, despite being landlocked. And now for some pictures, taken by yours truly.
Lake Ohrid and it’s surroundings have been under UNESCOs protection since the seventies.

http://i.imgur.com/NrQM5yMl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/9BGBfX5l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/J6pBjE1l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/eZ4wGAVl.jpg

And a video:

//youtu.be/KTLbRcMSr74

And a video of a place I’m currently residing in:

//youtu.be/SBV3UJuJKao

Hamilton pool
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3a/mA/vgx04nz/1/rp-hamiltonov-bazen.jpg

Del Paine Cordilleras

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3b/RF/2OkvnBTj/1/kordiljeri-del-paine.jpg

Khakassia, Russia
http://i49.tinypic.com/10x6ooz.jpg

Ararat

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3i/ll/1GnZl64I/ararat.jpg

New Zealand from a helicopter, shot with a Red Epic 5k camera.

[video=vimeo;68530000]http://vimeo.com/68530000[/video]

Some awesome shots! I definitely don’t go anywhere a cool as those!

Glad you like the thread. Hope more people join in though :frowning:

Western Serbia



A lot of these look like they could be awesome wallpapers!

dragonbite: I find www.wallpaperswide.com to be the best source for wallpapers. They have pics for many sizes and in hd.

Otherwise, places i’d like to visit during my lifetime:

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/1j/z4/492twFVd/univerzum-kamenasumaurus.jpg
Stone forest, Russia

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/32/p2/4p7vxHol/kefalonija.jpg
Cephalonia, Greece

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/627/cache/tourists-salar-de-uyuni-bolivia_62758_990x742.jpg

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

http://31.media.tumblr.com/02134859840bac13d3719221c02a16a4/tumblr_mxdgpyRuZH1rw872io7_r1_1280.jpg

Found these pictures of Alaska, looks nice.

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/o/C0/39313Qs4/kayaking-glacier-bay-ala.jpg
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3Y/fH/2n9rNs1b/alaska-1.jpg
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/2g/10X/25fQ8OAX/alaska.jpg
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/1f/Is/3RLBqydt/chugachmountains.jpg

Aurora Borealis:

//youtu.be/sBWPCvdv8Bk

Every day between 4pm and 7pm, residents of this Hanoi street have to clear up their market for the train to pass.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/06/article-2598047-1CDFD65B00000578-220_964x641.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t31.0-8/10007291_10152322390236543_9015277858574076561_o.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/06/article-2598047-1CDFD72F00000578-291_964x641.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/06/article-2598047-1CDFD5CE00000578-851_964x527.jpg

Aescher, Switzerland
http://www.distractify.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/03/8Jjtjt4-934x.jpg

Chichilianne, Rhone Alpes, France

http://www.distractify.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/01/7375492796_1d25f484a1_h-934x.jpg

Lord Howe Island, Australia

http://www.distractify.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/03/4-jpg-934x.jpg

Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece

http://www.distractify.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/03/8373491_f1024-934x.jpg

32 restaurants with spectacular views around the globe.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tashweenali/restaurants-with-gorgeous-views-from-around-the-globe

I love that house in Switzerland… just wouldn’t want to have to walk up with the groceries :wink:

Thanks for posting
Some wonderful pics guys!

Feel free to join in anytime :smiley:

First try… No idéa of resolution etc. Colder here yes and Iḿ the man behind the control of them :slight_smile:http://www.jodo.nu/pic/1.jpg

That much snow in March, eh?

In May. Regular snow then (2014-05-01)

Regardshttp://www.jodo.nu/pic/j2.jpg

>Chichilianne, Rhone Alpes, France

Too pretty :open_mouth: