Table of contents:
- Public toilet in Japan
- Luitla Duimun, Faroe Islands
- Lake Hillier, Australia
- Izmailovsky Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
- White Sands National Monument, Tularosa, New Mexico, USA
- Gingerbread houses by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain
- Lollipop House, Seoul, South Korea
- Gingerbread Castle, Hamburg, New Jersey, USA
- Harajuku Urban Club, Tokyo, Japan
- Rainbow Mountains, Pitumarka, Peru
Some places on our planet are capable of striking the imagination with their mere appearance. Sometimes nature itself creates pictures that resemble magical desserts, but it also happens that architects, inspired by the types of air meringues or cream cakes, create real masterpieces. The purpose of some of the buildings does not seem to match their appearance at all, but they look really mouth-watering.
Public toilet in Japan
This public toilet looks like a real cake. Its architects Minako Nishiyama, Mika Kasahara and Yuma Haruna put a certain meaning in this structure, called the "Melting Dream": Japan is full of external sweetness, and the destruction that has begun does not make people think. The project creators were inspired by the 2011 accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Luitla Duimun, Faroe Islands
Luytla Duimun is the smallest of the Faroese islands, but it is he who is able to attract attention with an incredible view. The fact is that the island itself seems to be a large cupcake, on top of which a huge spoonful of whipped cream was placed. This is due to the lenticular cloud hanging over Luytla-Duimun and enveloping the island just like an airy protein mass or a real cotton candy.
Lake Hillier, Australia
From a distance, this Australian lake resembles a piece of pink chewing gum, but up close, viewers have the illusion that this reservoir is filled to the brim with sweet strawberry syrup. True, the nature of the color of Hillier Island has not yet been studied, and numerous tourists can admire the unusual Auxerre only from a helicopter. The most interesting thing is that Hiller retains its color at any air temperature, and the water collected in the bottle remains the same pink.
Izmailovsky Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Russians have long been accustomed to the rather unusual appearance of the Izmailovo Kremlin in Moscow, but foreigners visiting it for the first time cannot get rid of the feeling that they have a colorful decadent dessert in front of them. Bright and appetizing tops, painted walls and fences invite you to taste a slice of this giant cake.
White Sands National Monument, Tularosa, New Mexico, USA
The wind-blown sands and rolling dunes look like waves of marshmallow fluff. It is the largest pure gypsum dune deposit and attracts many visitors. There is even a nature reserve on the territory of the National Monument, which contains adapted plants and animals. A bleached, earless lizard and an adapted African oryx can be found here.
Gingerbread houses by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain
Park Güell, which was created by Antoni Gaudí by order of Eusebi Güell, is today one of the main attractions of Barcelona. And the amazing gingerbread houses are made so authentically that many visitors simply cannot refrain from touching them. Indeed, in fact, it seems as if they are made of fragrant honey dough and painted with sweet white cream.
Lollipop House, Seoul, South Korea
This home from architecture studio Moon Hoon resembles a bright pink and white candy cane. Behind its cheerful façade is a three-story building, calm, functional and very comfortable for a whole family to live in.
Gingerbread Castle, Hamburg, New Jersey, USA
Once this gingerbread castle was supposed to be a small amusement park. It was designed in 1928 by the Australian architect and set designer Joseph Urban. However, by the 1980s, the amazing gingerbread house fell into disrepair, the structure began to change hands, the amusement park turned into a nightclub and a haunted house. In 2018, it was acquired by Don Oriolo, who began restoration work, which is planned to be completed in 2019.
Harajuku Urban Club, Tokyo, Japan
The cake-like nightclub in Japan was designed by American architects Tiffany Dalen and Virginia Melnik, and they were inspired by the shapes and colors of a wide variety of desserts. The inside of this building looks as impressive as the outside.
Rainbow Mountains, Pitumarka, Peru
The peaks of the mountains in the Peruvian Andes are painted in a very unusual way: terracotta, lavender, bright turquoise and pink stripes create the correct patterns. These rainbow peaks look like huge candy structures, although to some visitors they resemble a multicolored striped cake.
At the sight of British "gingerbread" houses with original roofs, it seems that they are all from past centuries or even from some kind of fairy tale. But really such dwellings are a highlight and, one might say, a visiting card of modern Great Britain. In the British provinces, it is still fashionable to cover roofs with thatch, as it was several thousand years ago. It's even surprising how this idea has not yet been picked up by modern Russian summer residents.
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