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10 Enviable Infinity Pools Photographed Around the World

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Infinity pool at the Amalfi coast, Italy © Chris Caldicott / Offset

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Infinity pool at Grootberg Plateau, Namibia © Chris Schmid / Aurora Photos / Offset

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Hotel infinity pool in Singapore © Peter Adams / Offset

Since its arrival at the Palace of Versailles in the 17th century, the infinity pool has become the ultimate symbol of opulence and luxury. Also known as a “disappearing edge” pool, the pool may be functional (for swimming) or entirely decorative. Infinity pools are constructed with one or more of its walls rise only to the level of the water and not above it, giving the optical illusion that its waters extend into the horizon ad infinatum. The visual trickery of such a pool relies on meticulous engineering, and for this reason, they are built only in grand hotels and resorts and the most extravagant of homes.

Ancient African Trees Illuminated by Starlight

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San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has spent more than a decade of her life hunting down our planet’s aboriginal trees, chasing them to their isolated and solitary bowers at the edges of civilization. After devoting fourteen years to shooting ancient trees by day, the photographer embarked on Diamond Nights, for which she captured the looming plants under the black shroud of midnight and illuminated by a dusting of twinkling stars.

Enigmatic Photos Explore Glastonbury’s Mystical Community

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French-born photographer Grégoire Bernardi came upon the town of Glastonbury by chance, on a weekend trip with friends who had heard that Somerset was the perfect urban antidote. Like most people, he knew Glastonbury only as the namesake of the renowned outdoor music festival, which actually takes place in a neighboring village, but when he arrived in the picturesque town, he found it rife with centuries-old legends of its own, kept alive by a diverse community of New Age and pagan worshippers attracted by the indiscriminate mysticism of the surrounding landscape.

Mystical Photos Capture a Fairytale Universe Dreamt Up by a 7-Year-Old Girl

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Fairytale, says Polish photographer Marta Berens, is co-authored by her seven-year-old daughter. The distinction is important; Tosia is not her subject but her collaborator, and this is the story they have written together.

15 Photographs of Landscapes Covered in Fog and Mist

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Fog over a river and hill in Russia © Cavan Images / Offset

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Three trees rising out of the mist © Cavan Images / Offset

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Running track obscured by fog © Walter Shintani / Offset

Fog is often described as a type of low-hanging cloud, a mass constructed of many minuscule drops of water suspended mid-air. It’s no wonder, then, that the emergence of fog can transform even the most terrestrial landscape into a heavenly vision. In Norse mythology, fog is associated both with the primordial spirit world and with the creation of the earth. Fog is a motif that appears time and again through art history and literature, a symbolic bridge between our universe and whatever lies beyond, but nothing can truly capture the mystical essence of fog quite like the landscape photograph.

Sally Mann on Love, Photography, and Her New Book ‘Hold Still’

As a child, Sally Munger rode horses through the Virginian countryside; as a teenager, she could be found ditching class and canoodling with boys in the library of Vermont’s prestigious Putney School. In adulthood, Sally Munger became Sally Mann, one of America’s most beloved and controversial photographers.

Photographs Capture the Worldwide Phenomenon Known as ‘Dark Tourism’

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The collapsed Xuankou school buildings, part of a tour of ruins from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan, China.

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Genocide memorial site at Ntarama, Rwanda.

For I Was Here, Paris-based photographer Ambroise Tézenas delves the practice of grief tourism (or dark tourism), a global phenomenon whereby sightseers are drawn to the scenes of mass tragedies, from the sites of genocides to those of natural disasters. Shedding the privileges normally afforded to members of the press, he chose to embark on the journey just as his fellow travelers did, paying for his own guided tours and uncovering in the process a network of sinister locales, bound together by the rapt attention they inspire in day-trippers young and old.

Uncanny Photographs Capture the View From Car Wash Bays in the Dead of Night

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In the dead of night, Hudson Valley-based photographer Mark Lyon can be seen slipping into deserted car wash bays fallen silent with the setting of the sun. Where most flock to these utilitarian spaces in the in-between hours of the day—in the midst of running errands, going from here to there—Lyon captures them during witching hour, the landscape beyond lying silent and sprawling before him. Bay Views is both a play on words and a visual quip, with each frame revealing only a peek of the surrounding scenery, as defined and established by the four walls of the car wash bay.

Enchanting Portraits Take Us Into the Make-Believe World of a 5-Year-Old Boy From a Small Romanian Town

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“Felix is a tiny human being full of love,” says Bucharest-based photographer Felicia Simion of her six-year-old cousin, who over the last two years, has become her muse and collaborator. Now twenty-one, Simion embarked on what would become The Playground at nineteen, when she was standing precariously at the precipice of being officially “a grown up.” At four years of age, Felix adopted various roles—a dog, a young girl, an old man— becoming a kind of guide and guardian, a constant reminder of her youth and of the enchantment that flooded her early years.

Photographer Retraces the Steps of American Painter Thomas Cole, Revisits ‘The Oxbow’

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Thomas Cole’s 1836 painting View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm, commonly known simply as The Oxbow, now hangs in its permanent home at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but for Providence-based photographer Peter Croteau, the work is far more than oil on canvas but a living, breathing landscape resurrected in his series The Road to the Oxbow.