Nations gain independence to safeguard the rights of their people. But sometimes the causes can be different when micro nations come in to existence. The existence of a micro nation is not just a sudden outburst of the expression for the freedom of rights and lives, but a hardwork done from generations to generations.
In 1980 Swedish artist Lars Vilks was asked to remove the wood and stone sculptures from the Kullaberg beach. The artist threatened by the destruction of his artwork declared sovereignty for that particular part of the beach.
Soon enough this part of land was called Kingdom of Ladonia. Vilks ensured his new state has a manifesto, flag, currency and a language. Population is estimated to be around 14000. Most of this includes the nonresident supporters and artist for the cause.
9. The Kingdom of Redonda
Island of Redonda was discovered and claimed by Matthew D. Sheill. He never lived there but served as the King of the island. He passed the legacy to his son M.P. Sheill: a famous writer. He decides the flag and monarchy style of government. The crown now passed through a number of hands.
8. The Republic Of Minerva
Founded by Micheal Oliver in 1972, this state was envisioned a tax free society. This small country didn’t go unnoticed in the world. Some nearby countries including Australia, New Zealand and Tonga met to discuss the status of Minerva. Tonga soon declared Minerva as part of their country.
7. The Dominion Of Melchizedek
Founded in 1986, this state serves to shelter all possible forms of fraud and theft. Media and activist often raised voices against this state but to no use. Dominion constantly denies the charges and allegations. Citizenship applications are still available on its website.
6. The Principality Of Outer Baldonia
Bought by Russell Arundel in 1948, a small fishing lodge was build here. This was the place where on weekend after drink, Russell and some of his friends coined the name and constitution.
Late 70’s witnessed the birth of Frestonia in the Notting region of London UK. Some unlawful residents and other threatened people all joined hands to guard their lifestyle declared themselves a sovereign nation. Public agreed its approval. With the media hype it seemed difficult for city authorities to abolish Frestonia.
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Sand Art has always been fascinating to people who visit beaches. All over the world in many places artists have build amazing structures just out of beach sand. China, Japan, Pakistan, India and now Russia. Russian artists have amazingly built the best and most intricate structures on the beach.
From Russia With Love
People from all over the state have come over to the beach to view these marvelous life sized portraits to show how brilliantly they can work as well! Each of these carvings carries a meaning and all of them are completely unique. These pictures depict some of the most famous monuments of Russia and some iconic people. Take a look and enjoy the visual treat.
Is This Not Wonderful?
These structures have been made after countless hours of patience and dedication. Hardworking artists have done all they can to add beauty and life to these sand carved beings. Why not all of us work together like this and develop such a diverse culture in us as humans.
This Is Savage
The hard work and time spent on each of these sculptures is quite visible to the naked eye. Each picture carries a unique and distinct meaning. We never take Russia as a land of Art or even near close. But these brilliant sand carvings have changed many opinions around.
A Treat for Children!
This train engine sculpture looks so adorable. Young children will surely be attracted to it. Not only children but some elders too. Read the full story
The Konkan also called the Konkan Coast is a section of the western coastline of India started from raigar to Manglore. There are many of stunning beaches along the entire Konkan coastal region. Many of those beaches yet to be discovered by the travelers. We are giving you an orientation of some of the beaches along the Konkan coast.
Few of the many beautiful beaches situated on the Konkan coastal line are Alibag, Guhagar, Harihareshwar, Kihim, Ganpatipule:-
Located at a suitable distance from Mumbai as well as Pune, Alibag is the ideal place for those tourists who are looking for Virgin beaches and magnificent forts.
The beaches of Akshi and Nagaon
Situated on the way from Alibag to Revdanda about 8/9 KMs. From Alibag, gorgeous looking white sand beach with trees of surru surrounding the coast. The water is fresh and harmless for swimming.
Situated on the way to Murud, Kashid beach is another beautiful extended white sand and clear water beach. It is one of the best beaches of konkan.
At about 12 KMs, From Alibag, on the on the way to Mandwa. It is a favorite place of mumbaikars on weekends, as it is convenient to come to Kihim from Mumbai on Saturdays, for a day and than go back.
Murud is a place where a lot of Hotels and Resorts near the beautiful beach. Read the full story
China is a wonderful travel destination and has a great number of attractions for its visitors. From deserts to seas and from marshlands to glaciers China has it. Following are the eight most beautiful coastlines in China that would be of your interest.
1. Yalong Bay
The peaceful Yalong Bay is situated to the north of a mountain covered by eye cooling vegetation. This mountain is covered with verdant and yellow plants that are offering a great view. There is an extensive land at the foot of the mountain that is green and very enchanting. The climate of this place is also ideal for enjoying visits.
It is a cape that is located in the northern Taiwan. Approximately 1,700 meters part of Yehliu meets the sea. This place looks like a turtle when it is observed from above. It looks like a turtle resting in sea. Due to this reason it is called as the Yehliu Turtle. The literal meanings f Yehliu is Wild Willow. This place fits best for its name.
This place is also known as the end of the plant earth. It is located in the easternmost part of the Shandong Peninsula. This place is also known by another name “China’s Cape of Good Hope”. This place is projected into the sea. The cliffs of this coastline are steeply cut by the huge waves and storms that strike to these cliffs.
This beautiful forest is located at the Dongzhaigang at Qiongshan on Hainan Island. Mangrove made a first place on the list of world major wetlands in the year 1992.
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