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18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

New England

Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>Touring Europe by …

These Are Actually The Coolest Photos Of New York We've Ever Seen

"Imagine leaning out of an open door of a helicopter 7,500 feet over New York City on a very dark and chilly night... And seeing this." That's how Vincent Laforet describes what it was like taking these truly amazing aerial shots of New York City.<p>Laforet, a "filmmaker, photographer, producer, …

Shadows - Monument Valley

Customized Car With A Marker

A wife has customized her husband’s Nissan Skyline GTR with a simple felt-tip marker. Based in Japan, the couple spent 140 hours in total, in a …

Дмитрий Даниш (Dimitri Danish) http://blog.i.ua/community/1952/537654/ Posted by Lara

Spectacular Images of Dazzling Star Trails in the Night Sky

Singapore-based photographer Justin Ng captures absolutely breathtaking photos of the night sky, including these dazzling composite images of star trails curving over various landscapes. Star trail images show the apparent motion of the stars across the sky due to the rotation of the Earth. Ng's …

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | Colossal

<p>Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set …

Photographs and Watercolors Merge in Surreal Paintings by Aliza Razell | Colossal

<p>Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in …

Adorable Animals Form Whimsical Alphabet Letters

London-based illustrator Marcus Reed developed this clever typography series in which animals look like the 26 letters of the alphabet. Drawing upon the creatures' natural shapes, colors, and movements, he beautifully blended different features together to form each character. A is for Alligator, J …

Firenze "Ponte Vecchio"

650 meters

Artist : Kazem Khalil © Posted by Humam

First Contact

Midnight Sun

I see the light

2012 Nat Geo Recognition

Brave Elephant

The Kingdom

Diego Koi Pencil on Paper Posted by Franco

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

Alyssa Monks 30"x30", oil on linen, 2013 http://bit.ly/1fsVTkP Posted by Lara

A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Built Entirely from Paper Manilla Folders by Luca Iaconi-Stewart | Colossal

<p>Inspired by high school architecture class where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based …

Incredibly Majestic Lion Made of 4,000 Metal Scraps

Istanbul-based Turkish sculptor Seluk Yilmaz has constructed a 6-foot-tall, 10-foot-long majestic lion out of nearly 4,000 pieces of scrap metal that is aptly dubbed <i>Aslan (Lion)</i>. Taking close to a year to complete the incredible sculpture, the artist hand-cut and hammered each metallic component …

Gravity-Defying Upside Down House in Russia

In Moscow, visitors to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre are welcome to explore inside this unique, inverted house, where the ceiling is on the floor and vice versa. Everything within the home, whose name is roughly translated as <i>Shifted House</i>, is completely ordinary… if you're standing upside down. …

The New Subway Car in Toronto