Category: ARCHITECTURE

May 26, 2015

This Maldives Resort Was Just Named TripAdvisor’s Best Hotel of 2015

This Maldives Resort Was Just Named TripAdvisor’s Best Hotel of 2015

TripAdvisor just published their 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards and Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives was named the #1 hotel in the world.

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May 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: Rio at Night

Picture of the Day: Rio at Night

Photograph by Vitaliy Raskalov / On The Roofs In this stunning night-time capture by Vitaliy Raskalov, we see the bustling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is the second largest city in Brazil (after São Paulo) and the sixth largest city in the Americas. The city recently hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup…

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May 12, 2015

The Model Model Model Model Village

The Model Model Model Model Village

Bourton-on-the-water is a quaint village located in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire, England. Often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” because of the River Windrush that runs right through the village centre, Bourton-on-the-water gives visitors a taste of the beautiful English countryside. Photograph by jamieasp on reddit One of the…

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May 9, 2015

The Daredevils that Scaled Shanghai Tower are Back with an Equally Crazy Climb

The Daredevils that Scaled Shanghai Tower are Back with an Equally Crazy Climb

When Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov scaled the Shanghai Tower last year (see here and here) the Internet went nuts (the video alone has been viewed over 41 million times). The notoriety inspired them to attempt an equally crazy climb of the Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China. When complete it will be…

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May 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Photographer Unknown via DeathByTrayItShallBe on reddit In this funny photo we see two suspicious-looking buildings near Liar’s Bridge in Sibiu, Romania. Seeing faces in random objects and buildings is actually quite common, in fact the psychological phenomenon even has a name—pareidolia. We actually did a huge post of “50 Faces in Everyday Objects” a…

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May 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Seen here is the stunning Taj Mahal, perfectly framed by this nearby archway and captured by Diego Delso. The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah…

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Apr 29, 2015

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (August 30, 1863 – September 27, 1944) was a Russian chemist and photographer best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia. Around 1905, Prokudin-Gorsky envisioned and formulated a plan to use the emerging technological advances that had been made in color photography to document the Russian…

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