Some believed pearls to be the tears of the gods. Others thought them dewdrops filled with moonlight that fell into the ocean and were swallowed by oysters.
The hotel was built in 1993 by a salt artisan located near the famous Uyuni salt mine in the southwestern part of the country, the number of tourists looking for places to stay while visiting the nearby mine, which is one of the world’s largest of its kind.
Located in the Andalusian countryside of Southern Spain, near Seville, is a giant 115 meter high concrete tower surrounded by a field of 624 huge mirrors. These mirrors collect the sunlight and focus it at the top of the concrete tower, where it heats water passing through pipes converting it into steam. This steam drives a series of turbines that produce electricity. Simple, efficient, environment friendly and spectacular !
Although it’s certainly not a new idea to combine landscaping with public transportation, one loves the sight of these European trams gliding along on beds of grass. From Barcelona to the Czech Republic, Frankfurt, St-Etienne and Strasbourg, these public transit greenways are showing the potential of incorporating landscaping into good urban design.