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Breathtaking Photos Of Colorado’s Very Own Tatooine Sand Dunes

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Breathtaking Photos Of Colorado’s Very Own Tatooine Sand Dunes

These photos of rolling sand dunes look like they could have come straight from another planet. Is this Tatooine or Colorado? The likeness is uncanny.

Shot by photographer Andrew Meilstrup, this series captures the grand and barren stretches of sand dunes that make up Sand Dunes National Park.

This is home to the tallest sand dunes in North America, with the highest peaking at 750 feet.

Drawn to the harsh Southwestern landscape, it only makes sense Meilstrup would seek to capture this bizarre landscape.

His process centers on capturing the true nature of each landscape he finds himself in, meaning he often returns to the location multiple times to capture just the right light and angle.

Find more of Meilstrup’s striking landscape photography here or plan a visit to the dunes to capture your own photos!

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Breathtaking Photos Of Colorado’s Very Own Tatooine Sand Dunes

Breathtaking Photos Of Colorado’s Very Own Tatooine Sand Dunes

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Insane Photos From The Leaning Tower Of Pisa’s Most Dedicated Tourists

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Insane Photos From The Leaning Tower Of Pisa’s Most Dedicated Tourists

The Leaning Tower of Pisa may be structurally unstable, but its history of bad tourist photos is a sturdy pillar of pop-culture humour.

If it weren’t for this unfortunately off-kilter bell tower in Italy, the world definitely wouldn’t have as many cheesy tourist shots floating around the internet.

Sure, you’ve seen the expected (dare we say "boring") pose that most visitors strike. One arm out, body slightly leaning as if steadying the tower upright.

But wait– some tourists have dared to split with tradition and strike a new pose!

This collection is an ode to tower tourists who thought of new and absurd ways to interact with the iconic site. These guys are clearly taking their tourist game to the next level and proving that utterly cliché backdrops can always be approached from a different angle.

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Insane Photos From The Leaning Tower Of Pisa’s Most Dedicated Tourists

Insane Photos From The Leaning Tower Of Pisa’s Most Dedicated Tourists

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Forget Fabio: This Is What Happens When Average People Recreate Romance Novel Covers

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Forget Fabio: This Is What Happens When Average People Recreate Romance Novel Covers

Tough week? These cheesy romance novel covers will fix you right up. Forget Fabio’s flowing locks and god-like body– we’re more interested in the funny factor. And these photos of normal people posing for romance covers is really doing it for us.

Photographer and photo editor Kathleen Kamphausen is giving us everything we’d hope to see from the romance isle. Gone are the chiseled abs of Fabio, only to be replaced with extremely average damsels and heroes.

The replacements pose in the exact same way as the original models, fitted with costumes, props, and everything. Kamphausen then finishes the covers by photoshopping airbrushed titles and even adding rebate offers. Her attention to detail is incredible and the photos are hilarious.

What more could you want?

Who wants Fabio when you can have Dan?

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Forget Fabio: This Is What Happens When Average People Recreate Romance Novel Covers

Forget Fabio: This Is What Happens When Average People Recreate Romance Novel Covers

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NYC Rooftop Cottage Looks Like It Was Dropped By A Tornado

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NYC Rooftop Cottage Looks Like It Was Dropped By A Tornado

Looking for that classy New England cottage experience while still holding court in Manhattan’s vibrant East Village?

Look no further. This Nantucket-style dream home is up for sale and the rooftop locale can’t be beat.

Planted atop a brick walk-up on 72 East 1st Street, the architectural anomaly was dreamed up by the late artist and neighbourhood improvement activist Henry Merwin Shrady III. This was his "cottage in the country", his quiet space when the city became too much.

Shrady bought the entire building back in the 80s when it stood derelict and crumbling. He then renovated it and kept the 4th and 5th floor for his family, adding the cottage to the rooftop layout.

So, how does one go about buying a cottage in the East Village? Sadly, the adorable shingled structure can only be purchased in conjunction with the entire duplex penthouse below it. Meaning that unless you have $3.5 million laying around, this dream home is only available to New York’s more moneyed class.

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NYC Rooftop Cottage Looks Like It Was Dropped By A Tornado

NYC Rooftop Cottage Looks Like It Was Dropped By A Tornado

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This Neon Chapel In Berlin Is The Most Instagram-Worthy Church Experience Ever

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This Neon Chapel In Berlin Is The Most Instagram-Worthy Church Experience Ever

This neon chapel is so Berlin. Where else would you expect to find modern art mixed with a highly Instagram-able backdrop and memorials to Nazi resistance fighters? It’s a weird mix, but that’s why we love Berlin.

Tucked away within the Dorotheenstädtischer Cemetery, this memorial chapel installation by James Turrell might just be the most aesthetic church experience ever.

The chapel stands in the center of the cemetery, surrounded by graves of German poets, artists, and philosophers. Each evening at 9 pm the chapel lights begin to change, mimicking a Berlin summer sunset.

The LEDs slowly dissolve into shades of turquoise and ultramarine, the reds, pinks, and burnt orange. The show lasts for 2 hours, giving visitors time and space to experience a moment of futuristic, spiritual beauty.

Part of what makes this Turrelll piece so striking is the juxtaposition of old and new. Walking out of the minimalist, candy-color space and into the somber graveyard is like walking from a spaceship and into a period movie.

Planning a visit? Turrell’s neon chapel will be open for visitors all this summer. Check out the cemetery’s website here for visiting details.

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This Neon Chapel In Berlin Is The Most Instagram-Worthy Church Experience Ever

This Neon Chapel In Berlin Is The Most Instagram-Worthy Church Experience Ever

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No Need To Paddle; These Surfers Installed A Dock So They Can Run On The Waves

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No Need To Paddle; These Surfers Installed A Dock So They Can Run On The Waves

"The Dock" is 100-feet of floating plastic runway that allows surfers to get a running start before jumping on a wave.

The massive dock was towed out to a beach in Bali for a group of surfers to test thanks to a collaboration between Volcom and Stab Mag. It rose and fell at incredible speeds as six-foot waves slammed into it.

Though the dock turned out to be a whole lot more dangerous than anyone expected, none of the surfers who tested it were injured.

And as you can see from the video and photos, these guys had a blast being launched from the platform.

Looking at the footage, everyone almost dies at one point or another.

"I was thinking recently, I can’t believe we pulled that off. Looking at the footage, everyone almost dies at one point or another," says photographer Tom Carey who braved the dock with the surfers. "If that dock bitch slapped someone they’d probably get knocked out. It’s no joke. But, this was by far the most fun I’ve had shooting in a long time. We had a fucking blast.”

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No Need To Paddle; These Surfers Installed A Dock So They Can Run On The Waves

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100 Artists Were Invited To Cover This Empty School In Paris With Graffiti

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100 Artists Were Invited To Cover This Empty School In Paris With Graffiti

This decommissioned dormitory in Paris was recently opened up for graffiti artists to transform into a massive art gallery.

These 100 lucky artists were given permission to leave their mark on the building during a festival called Rehab 2, transforming the space into a colourful maze of art and doodles.

The building was originally used as a student residence for the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris. It will remain open for visitors for the period of one month before undergoing renovations. But until then, the dorm is an artist’s playground.

Looking for more views of the inside? Jonk Photography uploaded a full album of shots taken inside the space.

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100 Artists Were Invited To Cover This Empty School In Paris With Graffiti

100 Artists Were Invited To Cover This Empty School In Paris With Graffiti

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