Top 10 Amazing Dazzling Objects

Top 10 Amazing Dazzling Objects

Although elusive and only seen at night, the glinting effect, whether natural or a human-made, is definitely overwhelming. The more colorful and unexpected, the better. See our list of ten beautiful illuminated objects and tell us which one do you like the most.

10. Salina Turda, Cluj County, Romania

A former salt mine is called the most beautiful and exciting underground place in the world. It has been used since the antiquity: the air in the mine is very clear, allowing to do the respiratory physiotherapy sessions. There also are playgrounds for kids, museum, amphitheater for conferences and concerts, and other recreational facilities, that provide fun activities.

How to get there?

Get there by bus. Turda is easily accessed from various Romanian and European cities.

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9. Lit Up Trams, Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Transport company has decided to decorate its trams in the Hungarian capital for Christmas and accidentally created a surprising effect. About 30 000 LED lights are used to light up the vehicles. The decorated shimmering trams definitely add up to the festive atmosphere. And look at the art that photographers create using long exposure!

How to get there?

Get to Budapest Airport from various European cities. The trams go all around the capital.

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Photo by Viktor Varga

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Photo by István Decsi

8. The Millennium Bridge, London, England

The bridge crosses the River Thames and links Bankside with the City of London. The Globe Theatre, the Bankside Gallery, the Tate Modern Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral are visible from the it. It is the first pedestrian bridge built over the Thames in London in a hundred years. The site is especially beautiful at night, when it gets illuminated by the colorful lights.

How to get there?

It is just outside the Modern Tate Gallery. Or cross it from the City of London.

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Photo by Tomas Sereda

7. Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, The Netherlands

Created by Jaap Drupsteen, the Institute houses media archives and therefore its facade is covered with the images from Dutch television. The square building looks like a shimmering TV screen, which beautifully corresponds to its original purpose.

How to get there?

Easily accessible, since public transportation is easy to use in The Netherlands. The Institute is 2 minutes walk from Hilversum Noord station.

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Photo by Scagliola Brakkee

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Photo by John Monster

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6. MuCEM, Marseille, France

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations houses an important collection of the Mediterranean civilization. The impressive building is situated on the Old Port of Marseille and is overlooking another great building – the historic Fort Saint-Jean. The museum features garden and viewpoints, from where panoramic views to the city and sea open.

How to get there?

A few buses run there. Also it is a short walk from the Cathedral and the Old Port.

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Photo by julien li

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Photo by Karim SAARI

5. Old City of Shanghai, China

The district fascinates with amazing traditional architecture, temples, gardens and food. At night it gets especially beautiful, when illuminated with colorful lights, and crowds of people come here to have fun. It seems like the Old Town never sleeps and is always packed with locals, as well as tourists, who do not miss a chance to admire this spectacular place.

How to get there?

Easy access by bus, running in Shanghai.

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Photo by Anakin Yang

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Photo by Anakin Yang

4. The Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada

The famous gardens is the National Historic Site of Canada and attract over one million visitors each year. It is exciting to visit it at any time of the year: roses bloom in summer, Japanese garden flourishes in autumn, in winter the garden looks fascinating in Christmas lights and spring marks the rebirth. However, it gets illuminated and even more stunning in the evenings.

How to get there?

The gardens are found on Vancouver Island. Get there by ferry from the Swartz Bay terminal.

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Photo by James Wheeler

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3. Niagara Falls, Canada, USA

The most famous waterfall marks the border between Canada and USA. The natural wonder is made of three falls, that are sprawled in the Canadian and American territories. During a warm season Niagara Falls is often visited in the evenings since it is illuminated and fascinates with a show of colors.

How to get there?

Easy access by bus, including from the airports in Buffalo and Toronto.

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Photo by Sastha K L

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Photo by Neil Taylor

2. The Waitomo Caves, King Country, New Zealand

Found in the Northern Island, the Waitomo Caves are the favorite attraction. They feature the glowworms Arachnocampa luminosa, that are the size of a mosquito and found only in New Zealand and Australia. The worms radiate in a dark and create this unique sight.

How to get there?

The caves are 2 hours from Auckland, 1 hour from Hamilton and 2 hours from Rotorua.

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Photo by Ian Cossor

1. Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia

The place is a popular holiday destination since there are numerous pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. But the beaches in the area are even more stunning at night: due to the chemical reactions, plankton becomes luminescent. Therefore, the marine creatures emanate this dazzling blue glow. The sites like the Hyams Beach are indeed very romantic at night.

How to get there? It is a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney.