Small Object of Desire #48 – Wondrous World

An alternative title would be All Human Life is Here. In its natural and manmade form. 

Let’s be clear. These objects are generally, far from small. And I didn’t know they existed until I saw these photographs of them so I didn’t know they could be objects of desire. But now that I have…

1. Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico, stingrays migrate. About 10,000 swim from the Yucatan Peninsula to Florida in the spring and back in the fall.

2. Morning Glory cloud formations in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia.


3. Gibraltar Airport is one of the most extraordinary airports in the world. It must work a bit like a railway crossing. I’d imagine that it could get very inconvenient, especially if you’re in a hurry!


4. The border between Belgium and the Netherlands. In a cafe. 

6. The longest sea bridge in the world, 36km across the Gulf of Jiaozhou in the Chinese province of Shandong.

7. This lake looks very shallow, right? In fact, it’s actually a very deep lake in northwestern Montana, USA with water so transparent it creates this trompe l’oeil effect. 

8. Morning Glory cloud formations in the Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia.

9. This is the view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa in Dubai. It’s a dizzying 828 metres up into the air, 163 floors. 

And this is the vertiginous view straight down…

10. This is Danxia landform in  Zhangye, Province of Gansu, China. The color is the result of an accumulation red sandstone and other rocks over millions of years.


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