‘La Ceiba’ Water Tank in Villahermosa, Mexico

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    <img alt="The completed painting." data-width="2048" data-height="1536" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzL2JhOGNhZmUzLWU0MTgtNGE4My05Mjk2LTkzMmZhNzMzZGY3MzJmN2UwZTdhNWRmMDczNGNkOF8zODgzNDYxMzIxMl9mMmZiZmU5N2NkX2suanBnIl0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCAiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjIwNDh4MTM2NSswKzEiXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiLXF1YWxpdHkgODEgLWF1dG8tb3JpZW50Il0sWyJwIiwidGh1bWIiLCIzMDB4MjAwIyJdXQ/38834613212_f2fbfe97cd_k.jpg" /></p> <p>The "La Ceiba" elevated water tank is one of several similar pieces of public infrastructure established in the city of Villahermosa. They were erected during the mandate of Leandro Rovirosa Wade as Governor of the state of Tabasco. Rovirosa occupied the position between 1977 and 1982, and...

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Falls of Shin in Lairg, Scotland

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    <img alt="Salmon making the leap up the falls." data-width="4032" data-height="3024" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzE1YzZmNDNiLTJkNjEtNGJhZC1iOGExLWFmZTBiYTk3OGNhNTRlZTAyYjhhMzBlYjlkNTI3OF8yMDIwMTAxOV8xNzA5MzUuanBnIl0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCAiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjQwMTJ4MjY3NCsyMCszNDkiXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiLXF1YWxpdHkgODEgLWF1dG8tb3JpZW50Il0sWyJwIiwidGh1bWIiLCIzMDB4MjAwIyJdXQ/20201019_170935.jpg" /></p> <p>The Falls of Shin is a beautiful waterfall located along the River Shin, not far from the villages of Bonar Bridge and <a class="destination-link place-destination-link" title="Things to do in Lairg, Scotland" href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/lairg-scotland" data-destination-link-kind="place" data-geo-id="19282" data-title="Lairg, Scotland" data-slug="lairg-scotland">Lairg</a>.<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference"></sup></p>
What makes this waterfall so unique is that despite its magnificent natural surroundings, the Falls of Shin were human-made. They were designed when the area was d...

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Jarjeer Mule And Donkey Refuge in Marrakesh, Morocco

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    <img alt="Jarjeer Mule And Donkey Refuge" data-width="2496" data-height="1664" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzL2RiMTJhNzliLTRkZDUtNDI0Ny05ZTBmLTgzZjAwYjlkZGI5OWFiYTEyYzBmY2U2NzgyODU1MF9CTF9KYXJqZWVyXzEyLmpwZyJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItYXV0by1vcmllbnQgIl0sWyJwIiwidGh1bWIiLCIyNDg0eDE2NTYrMCs4Il0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1xdWFsaXR5IDgxIC1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCJdLFsicCIsInRodW1iIiwiMzAweDIwMCMiXV0/BL_Jarjeer_12.jpg" /></p> <p>Exiting <a class="destination-link place-destination-link" title="Things to do in Marrakesh, Morocco" href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/marrakesh-morocco" data-destination-link-kind="place" data-geo-id="2751" data-title="Marrakesh, Morocco" data-slug="marrakesh-morocco">Marrakesh</a> (Marrakech), the view seems to empty out like sand in an hourglass and becomes all sky. The highway to the south runs along a line of futuristic-looking lights and eventually arrives at the Jarjeer Mule And Donkey Refuge.</p>
Terracotta cubist buildings mirror the minimalist...

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Sky’s The Limit Observatory in Twentynine Palms, California

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    <img alt="Sky&#39;s The Limit Observatory" data-width="1100" data-height="734" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzY2NGE0YThhLTIwY2UtNGUzMS04ZjI0LWYwMDBjNTYzNDRjNjEwNDI2MjhjNjg4MjdmMjhlY180Nl8xX29yaWcuanBnIl0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCAiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjEwOTV4NzMwKzIrNCJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcXVhbGl0eSA4MSAtYXV0by1vcmllbnQiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjMwMHgyMDAjIl1d/46_1_orig.jpg" /></p> <p>The Morongo Basin is one of the best places in <a class="destination-link place-destination-link" title="Things to do in California" href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/california" data-destination-link-kind="place" data-geo-id="4390" data-title="California" data-slug="california">California</a> to truly see the night sky. But until relatively recently, it lacked an observatory.</p>
Visitors to Jerri Hagman's Homestead Inn in Twentynine Palms would often marvel at the clusters of stars that illuminated the sky, and she dreamed...

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Cedar Avenue of Nikkō in Nikko, Japan

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    <img alt="Nikkō Suginamiki, or the Cedar Avenue." data-width="2736" data-height="1824" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzU1OWY1NWRiLTk3ZWYtNDE5Zi1hNDIxLWNkMmI1ZTA5YTBlZTQzYjhiNGM4ZTc2ZDVjM2E2Y1_ml6XlhYnmnYnkuKbmnKjooZfpgZNfMjAxMzA1MjJfLV9wYW5vcmFtaW8uanBnIl0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCAiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjI3MjJ4MTgxNSsxMis5Il0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1xdWFsaXR5IDgxIC1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCJdLFsicCIsInRodW1iIiwiMzAweDIwMCMiXV0/%E6%97%A5%E5%85%89%E6%9D%89%E4%B8%A6%E6%9C%A8%E8%A1%97%E9%81%93_20130522_-_panoramio.jpg" /></p> <p>Despite not being a single continuous road, the Cedar Avenue of Nikkō is listed in the <em>Guinness Book of World Records </em>as the longest tree-lined avenue in the world. It's also the only cultural property designated by the Japanese government as both a Special Historic Site and a Special Natu...

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Nietzsche’s Path in Èze, France

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Eze-sur-mer seen from the Nietzsche path.

After losing year-long friendships with composer Richard Wagner and philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer over intellectual quarrels around the mid-1870s, the mental and emotional health of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche started to deteriorate.

In search of a cure for his ails and his e…

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The Wren’s Eggs in Wiltshire, England

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    <img alt="The Wren&#39;s Eggs " data-width="4032" data-height="3024" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzdhY2ExOTlkLTE2NzEtNDI5NS04NDc2LWIzODZlZGNiOTY3MDVhMjhkOTg1ODMxYzBhNjlmYV9XcmVuJ3MgRWdncyAoNykuanBnIl0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCAiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjQwMzJ4MjY4OCswKzMzNiJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcXVhbGl0eSA4MSAtYXV0by1vcmllbnQiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjMwMHgyMDAjIl1d/Wren%27s%20Eggs%20%287%29.jpg" /></p> <p>The Wren’s Eggs are located along Blackhead path in the coastal seaside town of Whitehead on the East Antrim coastline.</p>
Blackhead Path is one of many coastal cliff walks along the Islandmagee peninsula including The Gobbins and Skernaghan Point. Blackhead Path leads visitors along a coast...

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Ferns of the World in Decatur, Georgia

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Entrance sign to the gardens with Fern Mountain in the background.

Tucked away on the campus grounds of the Georgia State University’s Perimeter College is a little-known garden of Jurassic proportions. Few people realize that beyond the over-sized college parking lot, and behind the Native Plant Botanical Garden, lies a hidden world frozen in time. Ferns…

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Strandlines 2020-10-04 09:55:30

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In the first four days of October we have had two–three times the rainfall that we had throughout the whole of September.Over the past week we have had the first frost, first evening with the wood burner lit, and the first mornings with the heating on. A small flock of mistle thrushes was in the ch...

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Best Survival Books – 7 Titles Handpicked by a US Marine

I’m (Mike of Military Backpack Guide) a former US Marine and IRAQ veteran, and this is my list of the absolute best survival books.  Books you can learn from, and live by.  The problem is that there are a ton of books about survival but lots of them are, well, junk.  Not junk in the sense that the author didn’t try, just more like books that tend to be a compilation of other books, original works that have been consumed and regurgitated, and every other “not that great” reference in between. That’s one of the reasons why this is the “top 7” and not “top 10”.  I refuse to stuff this thing with unnecessary entries just to make a number.  This is officially  the best collection of survival books this side of Mars– neatly organized, and updated for 2015.  Of course, if you’re not a book learner, there are plenty of survival schools throughout the world too.

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The 15 Best Survival Books Ever Written | Outdoor Life

Not everyone’s a Navy Seal or an Eagle Scout. So for those who haven’t received hands-on training in survival skills, studying a quality survival manual is your next best option. Whether you have a full library of self-preservation books, or you are looking to buy your first survival guide, check out our some of our favorite titles.

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Duck house: hardware – Yellow Cottage Homestead

More progress on the duck house project. I painted the underside of the floor. It won’t be seen, but the paint will help protect it from ground moisture: And painted under the awning: Righting it a…

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I asked David about the sign above the duck house door and he answered back with a link to the details on the construction of their ‘BoonDucks’ duck house.

Follow the link for even more details and pictures!  And Thanks, David!