The Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the massive Burj Dubai came along, but it is still a wonderful spot from where to see a stunning Taiwanese sunset.
The new island, top right, which suddenly appeared out of the ocean following an underwater volcanic eruption, got so big that it has now merged with a neighbouring island to form a partially new island. All this is taking place in the Japan archipelago.
Inscriptions on the stony ground only seem to add to the intrigue and immensity of a Sierra Nevada sunset.
In the same frame: cherry blossom, tulips, daffodils, snowdrops, and rosemary flowers, along with red momiji (Japanese maple leaves), and, on the left, the wisteria vine starting to bloom. How often do these plants flower at the same time?
Looks like only half a sunset in Kodagu, Karnataka, India, but it’s more than twice as spectacular.
Bamiyan, Afghanistan is one of those cities at the crossroads of eastern and western culture. However when it comes to sport, they play something that is neither western nor eastern, and is essentially all theirs: buzkashi
It’s chances of making it into the Olympics are probably pretty slim, but it is incredibly popular in Bamiyan.
It’s not Christmas, but one has to start preparing early these days. The Lego Santas in Surabaya, Indonesia are in training already.