Balancing Barn at Suffolk nature reserve appears to teeter on hillside’s edge but really it’s as safe as houses The 100ft-long hotel teeters over the edge of a mound near the Suffolk coast The holiday home is owned by non-profit rental firm Living Architecture By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:58 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:53 GMT, 18 March 2013 This building may look like a health and safety nightmare, teetering over the edge of a hillside. But the Balancing Barn is safe as houses. The 100ft-long hotel sits atop a mound of earth near a Suffolk nature reserve and even has a swing dangling below its hanging end.
Want your marriage to last Live in Dorset! East of the county has highest number of married couples In Wimborne Minster, Dorset, six out of ten adults are marriedTwice the rate of Manchester and some inner London boroughs By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 01:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 It is not the prettiest of towns, nor the wealthiest, but it does seem to possess the secret to a successful marriage. Six out of ten adults in Wimborne Minster are married, the highest proportion in England and Wales and twice the rate of Manchester and some inner London boroughs. ‘East Dorset is the marriage hotspot of the country,’ said David Plumtree, of estate agency Barnard Marcus, which compiled the most married and most divorced districts, based on newly released figures from the 2011 national census
Got $100million to spare on a new pad for the New Year Then take a peek inside Manhattan's three most expensive listings of 2012 Three most expensive properties in New York City listed between $95million and $100millionResidence at Sherry-Netherlands listed for $95M – but only has $1 per month real estate taxCitySpire penthouse listed for $100million – it has three floors and 360-degree views15 Central Park West also listed for $95million /09/21/article-0-1520D9AD000005DC-656_634x939.jpg” width=”634″ height=”939″ alt=”High living: The 18th floor of the Sherry-Netherland, a co-op residential hotel across from the Plaza, is selling for a staggering $95million” class=”blkBorder” /> High living: The 18th floor of the Sherry-Netherland, a co-op residential hotel across from the Plaza, is selling for a staggering $95million Austere: A copper gargoyle adorns the building, which overlooks the southeast end of Central Park Old school: The lobby reflects the glamorous old New York set, with attended elevators and marble details Aside from its expansive space, the Fifth Avenue property boasts services associated with old New York, including valets in white gloves, turn-down service, maid service, 24-hour concierge, and in-room dining from Harry Cipriani. It was designed in 1927 by the same architecture firm that created The Waldorf-Astoria and The Pierre; its 165 apartments were converted to co-ops in 1954. A property at 15 Central Park West was also listed for $95million, and the sweeping French Gothic Woolworth Mansion was listed for $90million
Welcome to Kabul: Panoramic postcards from the war-torn city circled by mountains (and some of them make you want to visit) | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 13 December 2012 Kabul, the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, is not a city for the faint-hearted, and few tourists venture there.
Welcome to Kabul: Panoramic postcards from the war-torn city circled by mountains (and some of them make you want to visit) | UPDATED: 21:11 GMT, 12 December 2012 Kabul, the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, is not a city for the faint-hearted, and few tourists venture there. Years of war since it was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1979 to the present day have ravaged the city's sprawling neighbourhoods that are now home to 3.2 million people. But as these spectacular picture postcard snaps show, the world's fifth fastest growing metropolis, which stands wedged between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Kabul River, is still as stunning as ever.
Arrogant, abusive and oh-so smug – why do so many cyclists think they’re above the law | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 2 December 2012 Part of cycling's huge boost in popularity was caused by the events of the summer, when Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France and the Olympic time trial One of the developments that I have cheered along in recent years has been the attempt to rein back the motor car in our cities and towns.