sunset on a sunny day
sunset over negenoord
sunset over de maas
japanese garden waterfall
sunset in my place
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Road to the sun
Taytay Falls Majayjay is also home to the Taytay Falls. Others call it the Majayjay Falls or even Imelda Falls, because ex-First Lady Imelda Marcos financed the promotion of tourism in this place. It is a two-storey high falls located in a remote scenery where the forestry is abundant. To reach Taytay Falls, one has to go down the stone steps leading to a kilometer-long trail. Recently, the World Bank has sponsored the promotion of tourism in Taytay Falls.
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995, the first-ever property to be included in the cultural landscape category of the World Heritage List.This inscription has five sites: the Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces (both in Banaue), Mayoyao Rice Terraces (in Mayoyao), Hungduan Rice Terraces (in Hungduan) and Nagacadan Rice Terraces (in Kiangan), all in the Ifugao Province, the Philippines. Built 2000 years ago and passed on from generation to generation, the Ifugao Rice Terraces reach a higher altitude and were built on steeper slopes than many other terraces. The Ifugao complex of stone or mud walls and the careful carving of the natural contours of hills and mountains to make terraced pond fields, coupled with the development of intricate irrigation systems, harvesting water from the forests of the mountain tops, and an elaborate farming system. The terraces illustrate a persistence of cultural traditions and remarkable continuity and endurance; archaeological evidence reveals that this technique has been in use in the region for 2000 years virtually unchanged. Maintenance of the living rice terraces reflects a primarily cooperative approach of the whole community which is based on detailed knowledge of the rich diversity of biological resources existing in the Ifugao agro-ecosystem, a finely tuned annual system respecting lunar cycles, zoning and planning, extensive soil conservation, and mastery of a complex pest control regime based on the processing of a variety of herbs, accompanied by religious rituals.
banaue rice terrace
In january 2010 i was in the philippines and visiting The Banaue Rice Terraces (Tagalog: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe) also called Payaw, are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe. Locals to this day still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces, although more and more younger Ifugaos do not find farming appealing, often opting for the more lucrative hospitality industry generated by the Rice Terraces. The result is the gradual erosion of the characteristic "steps", which need constant reconstruction and care. In 2010 a further problem was drought, with the terraces drying up completely in March of that year
the Schwarze Emz trough Müllerthal in Luxembourg
The Schiessentümpel is a waterfall on the Black Ernz Müllerthal near the town in the east of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is the highest waterfall in Luxembourg. The Black Ernz here has three channels lapped at a threshold of sandstone. About the waterfall is a stone bridge was built. The Schiessentümpel is one of the major attractions of Luxembourg's Little Switzerland. The waterfall is reached via a footpath that starts in Müllerthal, or by way of Müllerthal to Junglinster. In 1993, near the Schiessentümpel the rare fern Trichomanes speciosum found.
sunset in the field
lanklaar by night
vieuw from cocobeach during my vacation in july 2010 this a well known beach in the philippines in puerto galera
The Schiessentümpel waterfall in the "little Switzerland area" of Luxembourg
Panorama Negenoord stokkem
Negenoordis the name of a nature area in Stokkem. It is 155 hectares and consists of two pools with gravel area that have arisen. Floodplains in the Meuse near Stokkem Between the lakes is an intermediate dike. The area is managed by Limburg Landscape association and is part of the Meuse River Park.On the southwest side is bordered by an old branch of the Meuse. To the east lies the Meuse and in the southeast the nature Kerkeweerd.In the west of the area is nature education center "the Maas Center Erase". Unlike Kerkeweerd the part of the country, an island that through some dams is connected to the mainland, for pedestrians. They aim at a park-like construction, with amenities such as birdwatch and a tower, and lots of meadows and small-scale agriculture.The area is also accessible by marked walking routes