Author: Slava Sakhnenko

Coming Soon: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Coming Soon: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Opening in the, frustratingly vague, Spring 2010 and costing over a 1/4 billion dollars, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter exhibit at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is the most highly anticipated theme park destination in recent history. Planned attractions include: Dragon Challenge: Based...
February 24th, 2010 | Photo Highlights, Rest of the World | Read More

Where We Talk About Wallpaper and How Everything Changes

Where We Talk About Wallpaper and How Everything Changes
The following is taken from an introduction that I wrote for my brother’s photography series “Wallpaper Dreams“, after our trip to Ukraine for the first time in over ten years. Visit the project website for more images. All photos by Eugen Sakhnenko. There are things people ask when...
February 2nd, 2010 | Photo Highlights, Rest of the World | Read More

Philippines

Philippines
Here’s a visual tour through some of the Philippines’ most spectacular scenery. Chocolate Hills Photo by Lawrence Reyes Located in the Bohol region, this UNESCO-recognized National Geological Monument consists of over 1,700 nearly-identical mounds, which reach a height between 100 m &...
January 18th, 2010 | Philippine Culture, Photo Highlights | Read More

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
PlanetEye wishes you all the best this holiday season! Here are some scenes of beautiful holiday decorations and celebrations around the world: Toronto, Canada The Cavalcade of Lights at the Nathan Philip’s Square. Photo by Sam Javanrouh New York City, USA Trumpet playing angels and huge stars...
December 24th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Santorini

Santorini
Santorini is an island (archipelago, actually) in the Aegean Sea that over millenniums belonged to Greece, Roman Empire, Turks and finally Greece (again). One of the most photogenic locations on Earth, Santorini is known for it’s beautifully laid out tourist towns cut into the volcanic hillside,...
December 16th, 2009 | Europe, Photo Highlights | Read More

‘Before Sunset’ tour of Paris

‘Before Sunset’ tour of Paris
Before Sunset, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy (who co-wrote the script), is a unique kind of travel movie. Jesse and Celine (the main characters reunited 10 years after the events of Before Sunrise) slowly stroll through the streets of Paris, walk through parks,...
December 10th, 2009 | Paris, Photo Highlights | Read More

Movie Locations in the Real World

Movie Locations in the Real World
It happens all the time, a big budget production would roll into a little known location, turning a small cafe, a train platform or a remote field into a major tourist destination with throngs of visitors clamoring for a photograph. Here are just a few locations where a film set became the main attraction. Platform...
December 7th, 2009 | London, New York, Paris, Photo Highlights | Read More

5 Largest Balloon Festivals in the World

5 Largest Balloon Festivals in the World
Ballooning is the first successful aviation technology to lift people into the skies. The first manned flight happened in 1783 in Paris, France and soon hot-air balloons become associated with adventurers and explorers of the 1800’s (there’s even an iconic balloon image associated with Jules...
November 30th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Strangest Hotels Around The World

Strangest Hotels Around The World
There are many decadent luxury hotels, beautifully designed boutiques, and minimalist hostels. All are a dime a dozen (not really, some of them are actually really expensive). But then, once in a while, you come across such an odd accommodation that you’re half dumb-founded and half pulling out...
November 23rd, 2009 | Photo Highlights, Rest of the World | Read More

Most Beautiful Bookshops

Most Beautiful Bookshops
These aren’t you local Chapters outlets. The following five book stores occupy old theaters, churches, and even entire towns. They’ve become tourist destinations, where guide-book checking and taking photos often take precedent to actual book browsing. For better or for worse. El Ateneo Buenos...
November 17th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Island Castles

Island Castles
So yeah… you know how a lot of people dream of owning their own private island, and the more ambitions (delusional) of those also, probably, wish to live in a castle? If that sounds like you, I’ve prepared something special! Below are a few amazing island castles that I managed to track down....
November 16th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle
From the US Library of Congress collection Bavaria, Germany Tags: featuredphoto
November 4th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Louvre Exterior

Louvre Exterior
By Esther Goh My friends Alan & Esther went to Paris on their honeymoon a few months ago and Esther just uploaded some of her awesome photos to Flickr. Paris, France Related places: A Musee Du Louvre ...
October 28th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau
Château de Chenonceau From the official description: Built on the river Cher, where the unique beauty of its architecture reflects in the water, the Château de Chenonceau is the Val de Loire’s finial. The lovely surroundings, the formal garden and the park surrounding it add to the impression of...
October 22nd, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Horse Wrangling in the Gobi

Horse Wrangling in the Gobi
By Stacy Funderburke A finalist in the National Geographic Expeditions Photo Contest: This horseman was trying to capture a horse with a Mongolian lasso, a long pole with a loop on the end. After being pulled from his horse and dragged several hundred yards, he finally brought one in with the help of...
October 14th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower & Champ-de-Mars in Paris, France See Also: Eiffel’s New Clothes by The Paris Traveler Related places: A Eiffel Tower View Details and Book ...
October 7th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Pagoda Ruins

Pagoda Ruins
Pagoda Ruins and Ananda Temple in Bagan, Myanmar Tags: featuredphoto
October 5th, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal in Agra, India From Islamicity: “Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj...
September 22nd, 2009 | Photo Highlights | Read More

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park
Chumbe Island Coral Park by Craig Zendel From Top 10 Eco-friendly Getaways: “Composed of seven eco-bungalows, Chumbe Island Coral Park is located on Zanzibar, an island off of Tanzania. The eco-bungalows use rainwater filtered from its roof collection system, photovoltaic panels for energy, and...
September 15th, 2009 | Rest of the World | Read More