Hallstatt – Idyllic Village of Plenty Fun Activities, Austria

Hallstatt – Idyllic Village of Plenty Fun Activities, AustriaSituated on the banks of the Hallstätter lake, the idyllic village has a very long history, that dates back thousands of years. Hallstatt also has the oldest known salt mine and has been producing salt since the Late Neolithic Age.

The visitors can learn about its history in the Hallstatt Museum. As well as about a peculiar tradition of burying the citizens in the Middle Ages: due to a lack of space, every ten years the bones were exhumed. Today the decorated bones are on a display at the chapel.

In winter the village attracts skiers and snowboarders, who come to enjoy the snow and mountains. The salt mine and its tower, from which a gorgeous panoramic views open, offers a fun day trip for the families. Hiking, biking, boating and swimming in the lake are among the most popular activities in summer.

Why to go there?: A beautiful village, that offers a lot of fun action.
When to go there?: Anytime – every season is beautiful and has plenty activities to offer.
How to get there? By bus or train from any bigger Austrian city. Hallstatt is situated on the road, that links Salzburg and Graz.

Hallstatt – Idyllic Village of Plenty Fun Activities, Austria
Photo: Gerd Pischl
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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They Were Admiring A Iceberg When All Of A Sudden It Collapsed… WOW!

He Made A Special Camera Setup To Capture Earth Like You’ve Never Seen Before.Wanda and her husband Rick Stead were admiring the arch of a huge iceberg in the Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland, Canada. It suddenly collapsed sending a large tidal wave towards them.

This is a shot showing the iceberg from another angle.
This is a shot showing the iceberg from another angle. - They Were Admiring A Iceberg When All Of A Sudden It Collapsed… WOW!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Study Finds That Snowboarders Listening to Music Have Less Injuries

The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published a study that finds snowboarders who listen to music on a personal music player have less injuries then snowboarders who do not listen to music.

Study finds that snowboarders listening to music have less injuries

Here is more on the study:

Methods A case–control study was conducted at a terrain park in Alberta, Canada during the 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 winter seasons. Cases were snowboarders who were injured in the terrain park and presented to either the ski patrol and/or a nearby emergency department (ED). Demographic, environmental and injury characteristics were collected from standardised ski patrol Accident Report Forms, ED medical records and telephone interviews. Controls were uninjured snowboarders using the same terrain park and were interviewed as they approached the lift-line on randomly selected days and times. Multivariable logistic regression determined if listening to music was associated with the odds of snowboard injury.

Results Overall, 333 injured cases and 1261 non-injured controls were enrolled; 69 (21%) cases and 425 (34%) controls were listening to music. Snowboarders listening to music had significantly lower odds of injury compared with those not listening to music (adjusted odds ratio (OR) 0.68; 95% CI 0.48 to 0.98). Snowboarders listening to music had significantly higher odds of presenting to the ED versus ski patrol only compared with those not listening to music (adjusted OR 2.09; 95% CI 1.07 to 4.05).

Conclusions While listening to music decreased the odds of any injury in the terrain park, it increased the odds of an injury resulting in ED presentation.”

Read more at bjsm.bmj.com

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Stunning Photographs of Storm Clouds That Look Like a Rolling Ocean

Take a look at this photograph.. it does look like a stormy rolling ocean, right? It looks like a photoshopped photograph, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. During a recent storm in North Lincoln, Nebraska, reddit user jebleez captured this incredible photo. He stated that this wasn’t even HDR [source] but a RAW photograph.. Amazing.

The photograph went viral with over 1,5 million views on imgur only..

Stunning Photographs of Storm Clouds That Look Like a Rolling Ocean
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Mount Fuji Surrounded in Glorious Colors by Hidenobu Suzuki

As part of National Geographic's Your Shot photo community, Japanese photographer Hidenobu Suzuki submitted the image above he calls Sleeping Giant. Taken after a heavy rainstorm, the photo shows Mount Fuji looming over Fujinomiya, a city located in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan. Impressed by the beautiful colors he writes, "When I took the photos in a breathless silence, I had a strong feeling that the Earth was alive and had a soul."

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) tall. It's famous for its exceptionally symmetrical cone shape. An active volcano, the mountain last erupted about 300 years ago. About sixty miles southwest of Tokyo, it can be seen from that city on a clear day. Mount Fuji is a well-known symbol of Japan and has been featured on My Modern Met several times including most recently here.

The photo above appeared in National Geographic's Your Shot assignment called Embrace the Untamed. Out of 18,000 submitted, it was chosen as one of 32. Here's photojournalist Evelyn Hockstein explaining how she chose the landscapes shots, "The best landscapes were often sweeping, with dramatic light, weather, or terrain. I looked for landscapes that felt untamed, portraying Mother Nature as the wild, awesome force that dwarfs and awes us with her power and beauty."

After a little searching, we found a few more beautiful shots of Mount Fuji taken by the same photographer.
Mount Fuji Surrounded in Glorious Colors by Hidenobu Suzuki
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Australia Smashes 25-Year-Old Snowfall Record!

Falls Creek ski resort in Australia has set a 25 year record for having the deepest snow depth for July 18th. If you have ever thought about heading down under for some skiing this is the season to go.

Australia Smashes 25-Year-Old Snowfall Record!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A Frosty Morning on the Rhine Photographed by Patrick Hübschmann

German photographer and graphic designer Patrick Hübschmann recently captured this great series of photos on a freezing morning on the Rhine in Southern Germany. The trees and grass are completely covered in a thick layer of frost, conveying an uncanny sense of stillness in each shot. You can follow more of Hübschmann’s work over on his blog.

A Frosty Morning on the Rhine Photographed by Patrick Hübschmann
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Defrosting a Building: Otherworldly Icescapes Inside a Historic Chicago Cold Storage Facility

For nine decades Fulton Market Cold Storage Company operated in Chicago’s meatpacking district with a full ten stories of freezing storage situated close to major railways. Last summer the company decided it was time to start fresh in a state-of-the-art facility outside of Chicago, so the building was sold to SRAM, a bike component manufacturer who will use the space for its global headquarters. Architects Perkins + Will were hired to help convert the ice-encrusted space into a new, modernized office building and were also tasked with the most epic refrigerator defrost in history. Luckily photographer Gary Jensen was asked to snap some incredible photos prior to the thawing which was actually caught on video. See more photos on his website.



Defrosting a Building: Otherworldly Icescapes Inside a Historic Chicago Cold Storage Facility
Monday, July 21, 2014
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Dazzling Displays of Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky

Dazzling Displays of Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night SkyWhen the night sky began to fill with eerie green streaks of dancing light, astrophotographer Kwon O Chul turned his camera upwards to capture the dazzling display. Located near Yellowknife in northern Canada, the auroras were so incredibly bright that the Korean photographer needed only mere seconds to capture the luminous phenomenon, which is caused when solar winds are pulled into the earth's atmosphere by magnetic force and the sky illuminates with a powerfully mysterious veil of colors that move and flow overhead.

Dazzling Displays of Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier!

John Muir was onto something when he said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snow-capped mountain tops and ocean views come an abundance of mental and physical perks.

Here’s what hikers can teach the rest of us about leading a happier, healthier life.

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier!
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17 Times Baby Penguins Reached Dangerous Levels Of Cuteness. Be Afraid.

It's a big, cold world out there, but these baby penguins manage to waddle their way through it in the cutest, goofiest way possible. These are the moments that stopped time, redefined cute, and showed just how ridiculously adorable these little creatures can be.

1. The time this baby penguin rejoiced and we all rejoiced with it.
1. The time this baby penguin rejoiced and we all rejoiced with it. - 17 Times Baby Penguins Reached Dangerous Levels Of Cuteness. Be Afraid.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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