Swimming inside an iceberg looks amazing because the ice looks like glass and that's crazy, and because it kind of resembles an underwater version of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Or at least, like a crystal palace. National Geographic shows us how a free diver explores the ice cold waters below.
We all want to be Superman, but sadly can't be—so maybe the nearest we can get is building his pad out of Lego. At least that's what Chris Melby thought when he constructed this sensational model of the Fortress of Solitude from scratch.
Here's the secret door to Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Or its toilet pipe. Or just an awesome photo of an ice column in a tunnel carved in the rock, near Lake Tahoe. In any case, a beautiful image. [Full Frame Collective—Thanks Attila Nagy!]
The Crystal Cave — known to many as La Cueva de Los Cristales — is buried 300 meters below the Earth's surface, sequestered away in the Naica ore mines of Chihuahua, Mexico. Bursting from the top, bottom, and sides of the cavern's walls are otherworldy outcroppings of gypsum crystal. Many are too big to wrap your arms…
In this layout of the Fortress of Solitude from 1960's Superman Annual #1, we learn that Superman lives like a weird hermit, amidst ghoulish mannequins of his friends and loved ones. Go eat dinner with your fake parents, Clark.
The first detailed drawings are out for Park 51, aka the Ground Zero Islamic Center (or the "Ground Zero Mosque" to some.) And they look even more futuristic than we'd expected — leading to some comparisons to Superman's crash pad.