The Fin (Waiheke Island/ New Zealand)



Designed and built by award-winning designer Chris Tate 'The Fin' is perfect for those who appreciate cool aesthetics and a really convenient lock-up and leave weekender.
The unique Waiheke Island pad is now on the market.

"The cathedral-like glass front entrance will inspire you and tempt you inside the cool white, modern interior. It's not a bach in any conventional sense it's more like the experience of living within a work of art. There is a mezzanine bedroom with stunning views through the native bush and an open plan kitchen and dining area leading out to a large deck that is perfect for entertaining guests. Close by, the spa pool is set amongst the native bush and is the ultimate way to relax with a glass in hand of one of the lovely local wines at the end of the day. The location is outstanding, being less than three minutes drive to beautiful Palm Beach, a short stroll to Ostend village and the market on Saturday and the local supermarket as well."

Chicken Church "Gereja Ayam" (Magelang, Java/ Indonesia)



This building in the jungle of central Java is known as 'Gereja Ayam' - or Chicken Church, however according to its creator - Daniel Alamsjah, 67 - it's supposed to be the shape of a dove. He built the structure in 1990 after he had a vision from God to build a 'prayer house' atop a hill. It shut its doors in 2000 because the construction costs were too high, but that doesn't stop hundreds of curious travelers and worshipers from many different religions to travel to Indonesia to see it every year.
Visitors need to take caution once they are inside because the abandoned building is very unstable. The local villages that helped Alamsjah build the Chicken Church now benefit from the increased tourism it has created by charging for parking nearby etc.

Gnomesville (Wellington Mill/ Australia)



Gnomesville is home to thousands of little garden gnomes. As you tale a stroll through the Australian bush south of Perth in Ferguson Valley, with its beautiful lush greenery they peek out at you from everywhere you look.
They're made from wood, plastic, plaster, ceramic, metal, and their number just keeps growing.

Restaurant of 10,000 Bones (Guadalajara/ Mexico)



"Hueso" restaurant is located in the lafayette design district of Guadalajara, Mexico. It was designed by Ignacio Cadena in collaboration with chef and restauranteur Alfonso Cadena.
Hueso means ‘bone’ in Spanish and the restaurant’s decor is wholly dedicated to the concept, with each of the elements embodying the shapes and textures of skeletal forms.
Mounted on the walls are 10,000 cast aluminium bones and in lieu of a sign at the entrance, an aluminium bone hangs by the door.
The architectural ‘bones’ of the building (brick work, plaster and pipes) are also partially exposed and painted white. Hueso’s exterior features handmade tiles decorated with folk patterns that resemble craft and stitching.

Abandoned Overgrown Village (Shengshan Island/ China)



At the mouth of the Yangtze River, in the Shengsi Archipelago there's 394 islands, 18 of which are inhabitable.
The subtropical region attracts over 100,000 fishers every winter, but
because of this seasonality, this old fishing village on the island of Shengshan was abandoned when the fishers chose to live and work mainland where fresh catches could be more easily transported and sold. The abandoned village now is slowly being reclaimed by nature, swallowing up buildings and roads.
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