There are some places in the world, where you just feel at peace with the universe. No words necessary, just staying there is pretty inspiring. So, why question it? Just enjoy the moment and check put the 12 most inspiring locations where to do so!
12. The Florence Duomo, Italy
Il Duomo di Firenze is the main church of Florence; its main attraction is the magnificent dome, built by a master goldsmith over 16 years starting in 1420. Look at it and tell me it’s not mesmerizing.
11. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
Hotel Kakslauttanen is one unique and luxurious place; this is a hotel where guests sleep in glass igloos to enjoy the Northern Lights.
10. 1 Bligh, Sydney, Australia
1 Bligh Street is home to the ‘heart of glass,’ an amazing heart-shaped atrium – not that the building isn’t pretty impressive itself. The atrium extends through the entire height of the building. I’m guessing people trip a lot down there.
9. Dancing House, Prague
The Dancing House looks like crumbling, or an error in photo editing; far from it. This building stands out beautifully against the Gothic buildings for which Prague is known for.
8. Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China
Jin Mao Tower is known as the “Golden Prosperity Building”, and that for good reason. The atrium of this extravagant skyscraper gleams with a golden tinge and would probably render you speechless in an instant.
7. Gehry II, Dusseldorf, Germany
The Gehry building was built to reinvent the port of Dusseldorf as it entered decline in the 90s. I’m not sure what they were hoping for, but the twisted building is now a truly amazing center for art.
6. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and at some points, over a mile deep. So, why not take a trip to the bottom and take a simple look up? I’m sure it will provide for an astounding and truly humbling view.
5. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
The largest balloon festival in the world sees more than 750 hot air balloons assemble for nine days of festivities. It’s simply out of this word, but what out: a sore neck after the party is a certainty.
4. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most extravagant ceilings in the world. Painted by Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam is the most famous feature, although not necesarily the most impressive. Take your pick and enjoy.
3. Angel Falls, Venezuela
This magnificent waterfall on the edge of the Auyantepui allows water to rush down from heights of nearly 2,700 feet. So, if you don’t feel safe jumping off of it or climbing up there, feel free to enjoy the views from down there, where you can also appreciate a quarter mile of rapids.
2. The Louvre, Paris, France
The Louvre needs no introduction. It is home to one of the biggest collections of art in the world, so it would only seem right for the ceilings to be equally magnificent.
1. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
This canyon was formed by millions of years of flowing water that carved out a deep, yet narrow crevice. The water is gone, altohugh the magnificent beauty that resulted has no comparison. Marvelous!