Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jan 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Gargoyles of Paisley Abbey

Picture of the Day: The Gargoyles of Paisley Abbey

THE GARGOYLES OF PAISLEY ABBEY © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 The 850-year-old Paisley Abbey is a former Cluniac monastery, and current Church of Scotland parish kirk, located on the east bank of the White Cart Water in the centre of the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, in west central Scotland. In…

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Jan 4, 2014

Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

Before the start of World War II, the owner of this apartment in Paris fled to the south of France. For reasons not entirely known, she never returned and the apartment remained untouched for 70 years. In 2010 the owner passed away at the age of 91. Her executor discovered the apartment and a…

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Dec 30, 2013

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Photographer Wei Genshen Amateur photographer Wei Genshen has taken advantage of his day job as a crane operator to take breathtaking photos of the city from high above the sprawling metropolis. Currently under construction is the Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Upon its projected completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632…

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Dec 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: White Christmas in Toronto

Picture of the Day: White Christmas in Toronto

WHITE CHRISTMAS IN TORONTO Photograph by SCOTT ROGERS In this incredible capture by Scott Rogers we see trees bathed in snow and sunlight on Christmas eve in Toronto, Canada (the Sifter’s home town!). Unfortunately Christmas was a difficult time for many Toronto residents this year. Last Saturday (Dec. 21) the city experienced…

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Dec 20, 2013

A Cabin so Small it Doesn’t Even Require a Permit

A Cabin so Small it Doesn’t Even Require a Permit

In 2010, Finnish designer Robin Falck wanted to build a place he could call his own. While hiking in the woods he found a beautiful location for a cabin. With mandatory military service coming up in less than a year, he knew he didn’t have time to build anything substantial that would require a…

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Dec 17, 2013

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2012‘). It’s hard to believe there is only two weeks left in 2013! I can’t wait to see what…

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Dec 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

WORKPLACE SAFETY, 1926 Photographer Unknown via Ovadia & Sons on Tumblr Seen here are painters atop the Woolworth Building in New York City in 1926. Just looking at this photo makes my stomach churn and palms sweat. How is that guy just standing on that spire like that? The Woolworth Building at…

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