Category: ARCHITECTURE

Aug 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: Climbing the Cooling Tower

Picture of the Day: Climbing the Cooling Tower

CLIMBING THE COOLING TOWER Photograph by a u r e l i e on Flickr In this slightly jarring photograph, we see the steep climb ahead for those wanting to scale to the top of a cooling tower. This particular tower is located in Tennessee and is now abandoned. If you…

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Aug 21, 2012

23 Buildings with Unintentionally Funny Faces

23 Buildings with Unintentionally Funny Faces

Have you ever walked by a building and thought the windows and doors kind of resembled a face? Well these photographers took that feeling one step further and captured it on film for the world to see. Below you will find 23 unintentional faces in building façades. Depending on the shape of the windows…

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Aug 16, 2012

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. Designed for divers, Nemo 33 was first conceived by John Beernaerts in 1996. Its doors would eventually open to the public on May 1st, 2004. According to the Guinness World Records: The Nemo 33 diving pool has a…

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Aug 15, 2012

Picture of the Day: Evolution of the New York Skyline

Picture of the Day: Evolution of the New York Skyline

EVOLUTION OF THE NEW YORK SKYLINE Photograph via Lee @ tier1dc.blogspot.com In this fascinating composite image we see the evolution of New York City’s skyline from 1879 to 2013 (when One World Trade Center will be complete). New York city is often hailed as having one of the greatest skylines in…

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Aug 14, 2012

The 2011 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The 2011 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The winners of the Sixth Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were recently announced and the final round gallery is a sight to behold. Since 2006, the contest has featured the best photographs available on Wikimedia Commons. To be eligible, a photograph must first have been featured on the site in 2011.…

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Aug 8, 2012

The Iconic Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudi

The Iconic Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudi

Photograph by Henrique Alex on Flickr The iconic Casa Batlló is a key feature in the architecture of modernist Barcelona. Commissioned by the textile industrialist Josep Batlló, it was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1904 and 1906. In 2002, Casa Batlló was opened to the public as a museum and cultural event space.…

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Jul 31, 2012

Picture of the Day: Entrance to the Saint Petersburg Mosque

Picture of the Day: Entrance to the Saint Petersburg Mosque

ENTRANCE TO THE SAINT PETERSBURG MOSQUE Photograph by Canes @ Wikimedia Commons In this beautiful capture, we see the entranceway to the Saint Petersburg Mosque in St Petersburg, Russia. When the mosque opened in 1913, it was the largest in Russia. Its minarets reach 49 meters (161 ft) in height and…

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