Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jul 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Photograph by FRANK SCHULENBURG Website | Flickr | Twitter In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see a river fog filling San Francisco Bay as parts of the Golden Gate Bridge peak out above the fog. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San…

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Jul 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Colored by DANA KELLER | Prints available Original Photograph via Library of Congress In this fantastic image colorized by Dana Keller, we see the Luna Park Promenade at Coney Island, New York, taken some time between 1903 and 1910. Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach and attraction destination on the Atlantic Ocean…

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Jul 8, 2014

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

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 (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2014, I can’t wait to see what treasures rest of the…

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Jul 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

Photograph by Apple Maps / Digital Globe In celebration of the Fourth of July (The United States’ Independence Day) we see a satellite view of the iconic Statue of Liberty, a neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor (40°41’21″N 74°2’40″W). The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and…

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Jul 2, 2014

Miniature Columns and Pillars Carved Into Marble

Miniature Columns and Pillars Carved Into Marble

Artist and sculptor Matthew Simmonds carves small-scale interiors into marble. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with stone buildings, Matthew’s work takes stone architecture (particularly sacred stone architecture) as a central theme. Making a play of architectural spaces on a small-scale, the solid stone is opened up to reveal internal worlds, often intricately carved, in which…

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Jun 20, 2014

Here’s to the Shopkeepers Around the World

Here’s to the Shopkeepers Around the World

A toast to small business owners around the world! The Guardians is an ongoing photo series by French photographer Vladimir Antaki, who says the project was born from his desire to, “document and pay tribute to these people, these guardians of urban temples that we meet everyday without really noticing.” On his Behance project…

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Jun 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Photograph by Louis-Emile Durandelle The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome…

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