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A Marriage Proposal In An Icelandic Ice Cave

Marriage Proposal Happens In An Icelandic Ice Cave

Marriage Proposal Happens In An Icelandic Ice Cave

VolcanosMeltMeDown, a Reddit user recently had thea once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore an ice cave near the Skaftafell glacier with her Icelandic boyfriend, who had a very special surprise in store for her. Luckily, since the couple are both photographers, they managed to capture their special moments, photographing fantastic images of the icy cave. According to the VolcanosMeltMeDown, who recently moved back to the US after living in Iceland for a year, her boyfriend tried to bring her to this cave back in January, but the river was overflowing that time to let them go inside. This time, however, they got lucky and nature was on their side, allowing the marriage proposal to happen in the most unexpected and spectacular setting imaginable. As we can see from the photo of the happy couple kissing, VolcanosMeltMeDown said yes.

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Quirky Redesigned Google Amsterdam Office

Quirky Redesigned Google Amsterdam Office

Quirky Redesigned Google Amsterdam Office

Architecture firm D/DOCK has redesigned Google’s Amsterdam office to make employees feel like they’re at home. They’ve designed a space that’s both quirky and functional, aimed to meet Googlers’ needs. This includes perks like a gym, meditation room, and desk bikes. The Healthy Food Program is available in the 80-seat cafeteria, whose decor feature images of delicious-looking Dutch stroopwafels and walls covered with photographs of gingerbread will make you hungry.

Each floor has caves or zones where there are rooms for meeting and huddle, video booths, and micro kitchens. the caves are surrounded by grouped individual work-spaces called “neighborhoods.” Everything is customized to represent different departments, and everyone is afforded a 180-degree view of the city. D/DOCK’s design allows for Googlers to work together in a quirky and exciting environment, while maintaining their personal space at the same time.

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A Walk Inside an Ice Cave by Denis Budkov

A Walk Inside an Ice Cave by Denis Budkov

A Walk Inside an Ice Cave by Denis Budkov

One of the last great undiscovered travel secrets on our planet is the Land of Fire and Ice which can be found in the ice caves of Mutnovsky volcano. This magical spot is located some 70km south of the regional capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. These ice caves are carved by volcano-fed hot springs through the glaciers of Kamchatka. Photographer Denis Budkov came across the magical caves by chance while on expedition near the Mutnovsky volcano and didn’t pass up the chance to take shots of these wonderful ice cave formations.

The ceiling is translucent giving a multicolored glow inside the cave and there are streams rippling through rocks beneath. ‘Mutnovsky volcano is the heart of Kamchatka’, said Budkov. ‘This heart is literally beating and you can feel it while the earth is slightly moving under your feet’. The cave does not melt completely because the ceilings are made of four layers of compacted snow.

‘It’s hard to find such places without a guide’, said Budkov. ‘Even me, being an experienced guide, didn’t know about this cave as it is off the usual routes I normally take. Plus at the moment, it is impossible to get there as we have a metre and a half of snow covering everything. I’m not sure if it will even melt during the summer. So maybe the people who want to see the cave will have to wait until next year’.

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Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River by Anatoly Beloschin

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River by Anatoly Beloschin

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River by Anatoly Beloschin

It seems impossible, but these photographs of Anatoly Beloschin shows an untold story of an underwater river in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula called Cenote Angelita or “Little Angel”. While it may seem that the divers are hovering above a small creek, the photos were actually shot in a submerged cave.

The formation of the ‘river’ is the result of a phenomenon called halocline where water of different salinity form layers because of variation in density. Cenote Angelita is made of fresh water until about 29 meters where it changes to a 1 meter of hyrdogen sulfide and the res is filled with saltwater from 30-60 meters deep. So in reality, the so-called river is actually saltwater resting at the bottom of the cave.

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