Category: ARCHITECTURE

May 20, 2014

Randall Park was Once the World’s Largest Shopping Mall. This is What it Looks Like Today

Randall Park was Once the World’s Largest Shopping Mall. This is What it Looks Like Today

At the time of its opening in 1976, Randall Park Mall was the “world’s largest shopping center” boasting 2 million square feet of retail space. Developer Edward De Bartolo built the mall on the site of the Randall Race Track in the village of North Randall, Ohio. At the time of its opening, North…

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May 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: 600-year-old Tower in Front of a Modern High-Rise

Picture of the Day: 600-year-old Tower in Front of a Modern High-Rise

A 600-YEAR-OLD TOWER IN FRONT OF A MODERN HIGH-RISE Photograph by Epizentrum on Wikimedia Commons In the foreground is Eschenheimer Turm, the oldest and most unaltered building in the Innenstadt district (city center) of Frankfurt, Germany. Erected at the start of the 15th century (1426-28), the tower was a city gate that…

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May 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hadrian’s Wall, England

Picture of the Day: Hadrian’s Wall, England

Photograph by Robert White | Prints available In this fantastic capture by Robert White, we see Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of emperor Hadrian. In addition to its military role, gates through the wall served as customs posts. A significant portion of the wall…

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May 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Glacier Skywalk

Picture of the Day: The Glacier Skywalk

THE GLACIER SKYWALK Photograph by Glacier Skywalk | glacierskywalk.ca The Glacier Skywalk is a barrier-free, glass-floored observation platform, situated 280 meters (918 ft) over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park. Located in Alberta, Canada, the skywalk opened to the public on 1 May 2014 and tickets can be purchased directly through…

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May 6, 2014

10 Notable Entries from the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

10 Notable Entries from the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

CONTEST CLOSES JUNE 30, 2014 The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is well under way, accepting submissions until June 30th, 2014. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic…

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May 6, 2014

10 Tiny Versions of Very Large Things

10 Tiny Versions of Very Large Things

In this post we explore tiny versions of things we typically think of as quite large. From natural formations like volcanoes and waves to miniature versions of some the largest species on the planet like: coast redwoods, elephants and leatherback sea turtles. If you any suggestions for other ‘little big things‘ let us know…

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May 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Overgrown Railway in Paris

Picture of the Day: The Overgrown Railway in Paris

Photograph by Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Seen here is the abandoned Petite Ceinture railway line (“Little Belt railway”) passing through the parc Montsouris in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, France. The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular…

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