• Hobbiton: the hobbits village in New Zealand
    Architecture,  Discovery,  Prestigious places,  Public places

    Hobbiton: the hobbits village in New Zealand

    Hidden in the heart of a green valley, hides the place where one can still admire a decoration of the Lord of Rings. It’s Hobbiton, the hobbits village. In Matamata, the nearest town, a sign “Welcome to Hobbiton” welcomes you before discovering this extraordinary place. In the middle of the hills, the landscape seems to have been drawn by Tolkien himself. A journey to the heart of the fantastic epic of Bilbo the hobbit. , http://collider.com ) (sources: http://www.hobbitontours.com , http://collider.com )

  • An African village where each house is a work of art
    Architecture,  Discovery

    An African village where each house is a work of art

    Far from being very popular with tourists, Burkina Faso is home to an extraordinary village on a hill overlooking the savannah. The residence of the chief, the royal court and the nobility of the Kassena people can be found on 1.2 hectares, with houses finely decorated, like works of art. The village is quite isolated from foreigners in order to protect it to ensure its integrity, conservation and traditions. The royal residence consists of a series of small mud brick structures inside a compound, covered with geometrically patterned natural clay paints, designed to differentiate them from the homes of ordinary people. The chef’s house has the smallest door to protect…