Category: ARCHITECTURE

Apr 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: San Giulio Island, Italy

Picture of the Day: San Giulio Island, Italy

SAN GIULIO ISLAND, ITALY Photograph by Luca Casartelli In this lovely capture by Luca Casartelli, we see Isola San Giulio (or San Giulio Island) on Lake Orta, in the region of Piedmont in northwestern Italy. The island measures 275 metres (902 feet) long by 140 metres (459 feet) wide. The most famous…

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Apr 23, 2014

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour in Bruges

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour in Bruges

BLUE HOUR IN BRUGES Photograph by Arcalino / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 In this stunning capture by Arcalino, we see the city of Bruges at ‘blue hour’, as seen from Rozenhoedkaai street. Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It…

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Apr 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Bastei Bridge, Germany

Picture of the Day: Bastei Bridge, Germany

BASTEI BRIDGE, GERMANY © Thomas Wolf, http://www.foto-tw.de | Facebook In this beautiful photo by Thomas Wolf, we see the Bastei Bridge, situated above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. The Bastei rock formation towers 194 meters (636 ft) above the river and is a major landmark of the…

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Apr 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

RAINSTORM AT THE TAJ Photograph by CHETAN KARKHANIS Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Flickr In this beautiful capture by Chetan Karkhanis, we see a sun-soaked rainstorm at the world-famous Taj Mahal. As Chetan explains on Flickr: “This is the view of the Taj Mahal from the top of the…

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Apr 16, 2014

The Tree Snake Houses of Pedras Salgadas Park

The Tree Snake Houses of Pedras Salgadas Park

Design by Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade Photography by Ricardo Oliveira Alves Designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Tree Snake Houses was recently awarded the Hospitality Architecture – Building of the Year award by ArchDaily. The Tree Snake Houses are two hotel suites at the Pedras…

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Apr 16, 2014

This Guy Takes Photos of Buildings and then Uses the Sky as His Canvas

This Guy Takes Photos of Buildings and then Uses the Sky as His Canvas

In an ongoing series entitled Sky Art, artist Thomas Lamadieu aka Roots Art, takes photos of buildings and cityscapes wherever he travels. Many of his images point skyward using a fisheye lens. He then uses the sky in each photo as his canvas, filling it with illustrations that incorporate the sky’s natural colour. To…

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Apr 9, 2014

The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. The winning entries were selected by Smithsonian editors from over 50,000 submissions by photographers from 132 countries around the world. Ten finalists were selected from the following six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, a new…

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