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    Budapests Gellert geo thermal baths are the closest thing to how i imagine an Imperial Roman bath to have looked

    This beautiful geothermal underground pool is in the homestead resort in Utah. Sun shine through a central hole in the dome shaped roof, like the Pantheon in Rome.

    A photo by Sanaa showing a family that appear to be underwater. The effect is created by having a glass bottom pool on top of the pool itself.

    The pool at the Nemo 33 recreational diving center in Belgium, is over 100 ft deep, making in the worlds deepest recreational pool.

    More of a pond than a pool, this photo shows it side on. As a piece of architectural narrative, the Bali Four Seasons pool entry is exceptional. A wooden bridge takes you over a chasm to an infinity pool with the jungle wrapping around the background, the pool floating 50 feet above it.
    The entrance to the hotel is through a slit in the pool to the lobby underneath and is worth of a James Bond movie set.


    This is a classic case of an ambitious architectural gesture with utterly pedestrian execution. a glass swimming pool over an entrance is a spectacular thing, unfortunately the surrounding structure looks like a freeway overpass.



    This pool by Rem Koolhaas OMA is on the outskirts of Paris

    A lovely quirky Vegas landmark that was recently demolished. The glass pool in had portals that could be seen from the road

    The Gallery Evason hotel in Singapore has an impressive glass sided pool which is cantilevered out several floors above street level.
    The hotel was designed by Dutch architects, Mecanoo

    oobject really cool pools

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    Holy hell, that third picture freaks me out. Its like my worst nightmare for that glass to give way and be crushed by all that water or subsequently drown. Weird how that freaks me out much more than any other pictures I can remember. *shudders*
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    I know what you mean, I am abit freaked out by vast amounts of water.

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    OMG, I would totally love to be in a super deep
    100 ft pool like that. Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by january View Post
    Holy hell, that third picture freaks me out. Its like my worst nightmare for that glass to give way and be crushed by all that water or subsequently drown. Weird how that freaks me out much more than any other pictures I can remember. *shudders*
    me too! i don't like it at all!

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    that first pool reminds me of the movie Cocoon.
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    the geothermal one looks cool

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    The belgium one looks fantastic, I'd love to swim there.

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    I'd pick Bali.

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