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Friday, October 29, 2010

Incredible Cliff-Top Dwellings


People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

Meteora

Requiring a system of ropes, nets and ladders to climb, this Greek monastery ensured a life of solitude for its worshipers. Photo source: Arjun

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People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Taktshang, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, is an incredible Buddhist monastery snuggled in a ten-thousand-foot cliff in the Bhutanese mountains.

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People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

The Swallow's Nest

Located in Ukraine and overlooking the Black Sea, this home was built in 1895 for a Russian general.

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People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

Bridal Veil Falls

Located in Telluride, Colorado, this residence is also a hydroelectric plant that supplies 25 percent of Telluride’s electricity. Photo source: Terry Foote (cc)

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People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

The Pole House

Located near Melbourne, Australia, the Pole House is one of the famous landmarks on the Great Ocean Road. Photo source: vlad (cc)

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People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

Salish Lodge & Spa

Located just east of Seattle, Washington, this incredible resort was made famous in the TV series Twin Peaks. Originally built in 1919, the lodge was completely refurbished in 1988.

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People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

The Hanging Temple

Located near Mount Heng in the province of Shanxi, China, this temple is over 1,500 years old. Photo source: Gisling (cc)


People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

Ronda, Spain

Located just south of Seville, the cliff-top town of Ronda is split by a one-meter-deep canyon named El Tajo.

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People will do anything to get the best view, even if it means building a home on a precariously situated piece of property.

Castellfollit de la Roca

Located in Catalonia, Spain, this cliff-top town will get your attention when you open your bedroom window in the morning.

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