Island of Socotra

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posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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This place is nuts, it is literally the edge of the world, off the coast of Somalia it has some trees and plants unique only to the island, it's just otherworldly and beautiful. I really think it is secretly the lost civilization of the D'ni, and I fully intend to access the Island of Myst from there.




posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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Star for your mention of Myst and the D'ni. I was just thinking of those games today. They were - and still are to some degree - revolutionary. I can still remember the awe I felt at the immersive experience, story-line and beautiful depiction of another reality.

BTW and to stay on topic - this island is pretty amazing. I'd never heard of it before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Definitely worth a little more research on my part.



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 07:56 PM
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Star for your mention of Myst and the D'ni. I was just thinking of those games today. They were - and still are to some degree - revolutionary. I can still remember the awe I felt at the immersive experience, story-line and beautiful depiction of another reality.

BTW and to stay on topic - this island is pretty amazing. I'd never heard of it before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Definitely worth a little more research on my part.

Oh yeah the Dragon tree can be huge.

And Myst was awesome, so was Riven, Myst III, eh...and lost track from there.

I wish I got to play "Real Myst".



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 08:04 PM
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The water looks amazing.



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 08:04 PM
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Thanks for sharing. * & F Very unique place! Lots of archeology research on this island, legendary home of the Phoenix according to one site I read. Amazing scenery, plant life, & history.
Links:

This one is Fun 360◦ views
www.360cities.net...,16.44,110.0

Socotra Dream Island, The Pearl of the Indian Ocean
www.socotra.info...

History Buff (real good info for those who like to read)
www.aina.org...



posted on Oct, 12 2013 @ 01:42 AM
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Spider879
The water looks amazing.


I know right? It's insane...it's like a totally different planet! I'm sure it's not very touristy tho.



posted on Oct, 12 2013 @ 04:19 PM
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Report from a 19th century expedition to Socotra

Expedition



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 03:23 AM
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How come we never hear of places like this more often?



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 06:39 AM
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Beautiful pics thanks for posting this. On the top left it looks like a huge jaws mouth about the eat the boat up I think Ive been reading to many of Arkens mars rock threads sorry had to say it. But that wates is just beautiful looks like a cooling pond next to the power plant on lake michigan where we fish sometimes. Why so clear id like to know.





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