The leaves have grown, the withering flowers bloom, the gray skies give way to a brighter sun, the sunset turned into a night full of stars and rain has finally come to the deserts reminding us that there is beauty, hope and life in everything.
Meanwhile, a breathtaking beauty recently envelops the Atacama Desert in Chile due to a year’s worth of extreme rainfall. The desert which is dubbed as the “driest place on earth” is now awash with color as beautiful pink flowers bloom giving the place new hope and life.
Historical rainfall moved through the region in March which caused catastrophic flooding with 0.96 inches of rain in one day and also led to the “most spectacular blossoming of the past 18 years.” Although it doesn’t seem much, it was said to be a huge rainfall for the desert–over 14 years in one day.
The arid Atacama desert has become a malva or mallow-colored flower carpet, usually coinciding with El Nino.
“Flower blossoms like this only happen roughly every five to ten years due to how scarce rain is.”
“The Atacama Desert is one of the few spots in the entire world that experiences flower blooms of this nature.”
It is said to only last until early november..
before the flowers start to wither and the landscape returns to normal.
No wonder people are traveling to this spectacular place to appreciate its beauty.
Indeed, it’s a sight to behold.
The Enchanting Island of Gaztelugatxe, Real Dragonstone From Game of Thrones
Perfect place for soul searching!
There are many secluded places on earth which have such breathtaking views, but the enchanted island of Gaztelugatxe may just be one of the most beautiful spots ever.
Located in the Bay of Biscay just outside of Basque country, the cone-shaped island only has one structure standing on it - the small hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The island is accessible through a narrow man-made stone bridge leading to the hermitage. Legend says that once you have climbed the 241 steps leading to the hermitage, you should ring the bell and make a wish.
The island is not only known for its centuries-old hermitage.
This 4,000-Step ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Hike is Epic, But it’s Illegal
The hike is long, the path is steep, and it’s illegal.
Are you up for an adventure? If you’re the kind of lad who prefers great views, tranquillity, long hikes, and a bit of thrill, this is a great place to go to.
The Haiku Stairs on Oahu, Hawaii, otherwise known as “Stairway to Heaven”, is a series of approximately 4,000 steel steps (3,922 to be exact) that climbs 2,800 ft from the Koolau mountain range to the peak of Pu’u Keahi a Kahoe.
400-Year Old Church Re-emerges in Mexico After Drought
Look at the rare photos of the Temple of Santiago in Mexico, as it becomes visible again due to ongoing drought.
Seeing a 400+ old church re-emerge from the waters must have felt like rediscovering the lost City of Atlantis. Residents and local tourists flock the Grijalva River in Chiapas, southern Mexico to get a rare glimpse of the Temple of Santiago or Iglesia de Quechula.The church which was normally underwater has been visible due to the continuing drought in Mexico. The water levels of the Nezahualcoyotl dam reservoir has dropped 25 meters or almost 86 feet, making the entirely submerged church visible halfway up once again.
Temple of Santiago was last sighted in 2002, where the droughts have been even more severe than it was at present. During that time the reservoir has dried completely and tourists can even walk up to the church and explore and admire its distinct 16th century architecture up close.