Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Apr 27, 2015

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

“Skyglow” is a term used to describe the brightness of the night sky in a built-up area as a result of light pollution. In the video above, timelapse artists Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic combine timelapse astrophotography—filmed at some of the darkest skies in North America&mdas;and splice the footage with night timelapses of major…

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Apr 10, 2015

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

It began on June 15, 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two guys walked by and asked, “what is this?” Bruno replied, “it’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Battaglia, Italy, the family run restaurant still operates to this day, some 45 years later.…

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Apr 9, 2015

This is as Close as it Gets to a Flying House

This is as Close as it Gets to a Flying House

In Kirkland, Washington there’s a company that has been customizing jumbo jet interiors for heads of state and high net worth clients for over 25 years. Established in 1988, Greenpoint Technologies is a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) Completion Center providing turnkey interior completions. To date, Greenpoint has completed a number of interiors to various…

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Apr 7, 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

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 2014!). It’s hard to believe we’re already 1/4 of the way through 2015. I can’t wait to see what…

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Apr 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral from the Top of a Spire

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral from the Top of a Spire

Photograph by Vadim Makhorov | On the Roofs In this dizzying night time photo we see what Cologne Cathedral looks like from the top of one of the two massive spires. The photo was taken by Vadim Makhorov, one half of the rooftopping duo On the Roofs. Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral…

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Apr 1, 2015

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

Smithsonian has just announced the winners of their 12th Annual Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different countries. Pham Ty was awarded the grand prize for his photo of seamstresses sewing a fishing net in a small Vietnamese village. Six category winners were also selected along…

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