Thursday, 13 September 2012

Welcome To the 'Door to Hell'

I don't this I need to know much about geography, geology and the other geo studies to admit this is frigging awesome! Was looking for the usual stories here and there and came across this on mailonline.
Call me crazy, but this is so cool (or should I say hot) I would actually love to see it for real!
hell hole
'The Door to Hell' in Karakum Desert,Turkmenistan

At first glance, it could be a dramatic scene from a science-fiction movie.
But this giant hole of fire in the heart of the Karakum Desert is not the aftermath of an attack on Earth, launched from outer space.
It is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since.
Welcome to Derweze in Turkmenistan - or, as the locals have called it, 'The Door to Hell'.
more amazing photos after the cut:

Light show: A spectacular view of the flames burning inside the crater in the heart of the Karakum Desert

Glowing: A man peers into the fiery abyss. At night its glow can be seen for miles around

Warm: Animals graze by the warmth of the hole as a glaring light bursts into the sky

Illuminating: The hole in Derweze, Turkmenistan, is 70 metres wide and the flames within light up the sky
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