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The abandoned Berengaria Hotel in Cyprus is located in the village of Prodromos and was the winner of Matterport's Spooky Space contest. The hotel opened its doors in 1931 and closed down in 1984. Today, it now stands desolate and derelict. Its current stone strcuture is beginning to crumble. During its time, it was the hidden jewel of the mountains as it was a luxurious hotel hosting visitors such as Pharouk, the King of Egypt, and Ezer Vaisman, the president of Israel. It was a mountain resort with a casino and nightclub. There are numerous stories and secrets involving the Berengaria Hotel, and the property is rumored to be haunted as well.
The Buffalo Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, NY was designed by Frederick Olmsted who famously designed Central Park in New York City. Certain elements of the garden, such as the tri-domed glass, were designed by Lord and Burnham who designed the Crystal Palace in England. The Buffalo Botanical Garden was built between 1897-1899. The structure is actually part of the city's South Park. Today, there are 23 employees and over 250 active volunteers maintaining the Botanical Gardens for over 100,000 annual visitors.
The Lake Shaster Caverns are a network of caves found near Shasta Lake in California. The cavers are estimated to be at least 200 million years old. The cavers were previously frequented by the Wintu Indians who lived in the local area. The cave was formally named the Baird Cave.
This windmil, which was originally built in 1752, is found in the small village of Loenen aan de Vecht in the Netherlands. In 1725, it was estimated that there were about 1,100 windmills in the Netherlands. By the 19th century, that count increased to about 10,000 windmills. Windmills like this one were used to pump the rain and water from the big rivers out to sea. Other similar windmills were used for industrial purposes like graining wheat as well. Translated to English, this particular windmill's name is "Windhill of Hope."
Presented by Mozilla and Tactical Technology, the Glass Room is an exhibit that was open in London, UK for three weeks in the fall of 2017. The exhibit, dubbed a "tech store with a twist," is presented like a Black Mirror episode come to life. The exhibit presents the relationship between today's technology, privacy, and online security in creative ways.
The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library was a pop-up exhibit presented by Trevor Noah on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" in June of 2017. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the exhibit featured several of President Trump's tweets. The exhibit also held interactive displays including the Trump Nickname Generator, the #Maga-Netic Wall, and the Commander-in-Tweet.
Tiny Firehouse Station No. 9 is the first ever tiny tribute firehouse. Featured on NBC's TODAY, Georgia couple John and Fin Kernohan built Tiny Firehouse Station No. 9 with a stripped-down fire truck and donations from various fire departments. Not only do the Kernohans live out of their Tiny Firehouse, they bring it on the road in order to help teach fire safety. The Kernohans are no strangers to tiny homes as they are the organizers of the United Tiny House Association.
This fairy tale cottage didn't come out of a storybook. Featured on Redfin, this custom-built Olalla, Washington home was inspired by Snow White. Originally a 19th-century German fairy tale, Snow White is a fictional character and main protagonist from Walt Disney Productions' first animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Pretend City is a children's museum found in Irvine, California. Designed to look like a miniature city, Pretend City's 17 interactive exhibits teach children foundational skills in math, reading, and science while fostering their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Pretend City's exhibits include a bank, dentist office, and grocery store.