Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jul 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Vancouver From Above

Picture of the Day: Vancouver From Above

VANCOUVER FROM ABOVE Photograph by Evan Leeson (ecstaticist on Flickr) In this breathtaking aerial photograph by Evan Leeson, we see the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada as viewed from a helicopter going from Victoria to Vancouver. Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The metropolitan area,…

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Jul 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Picture of the Day: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE Photograph by Kaddi Suddhi | kaddisudhi.com In this nighttime long exposure photograph by Kaddi Suddhi, we see the famous Pigeon Point Lighthouse in San Mateo, California. According to the California State Parks website: “Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the…

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Jul 9, 2013

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight 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 we’re already half way through 2013. Below you will find the second installment…

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Jul 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sky’s the Limit

Picture of the Day: Sky’s the Limit

SKY’S THE LIMIT Photograph by Sam Javanrouh | topleftpixel tumblr In this perfectly framed photograph by Sam Javanrouh, we look skyward from a beautiful courtyard in Siena, Italy. Sam took great care in locating the absolute center of the courtyard and must have been laying on the ground (or had a tripod…

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Jul 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: Skyline Silhouette of Chicago

Picture of the Day: Skyline Silhouette of Chicago

SKYLINE SILHOUETTE OF CHICAGO Photograph by Tom Gill In this beautiful capture by Tom Gill, we see a silhouette of the Chicago skyline as seen from the top of a tall dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The national lakeshore runs for nearly 25 miles (40 km) along the southern shore…

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Jun 30, 2013

How To Climb a 3-Story House Without Leaving the Ground

How To Climb a 3-Story House Without Leaving the Ground

Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich (previously featured here and here) has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Dalston. Resembling a theatre set, the detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – recalling those that once stood on the street – lies horizontally…

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Jun 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Picture of the Day: Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library Photograph by Lauren Manning The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) at Yale University was a 1963 gift of the Beinecke family. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft of the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. It is the largest building…

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