Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jun 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Temple Cave of Batu

Picture of the Day: The Temple Cave of Batu

THE TEMPLE CAVE OF BATU Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF | stuckincustoms.com Batu Caves is a limestone hill which has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometers (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows…

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Jun 13, 2013

Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near the Arctic Circle

Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near the Arctic Circle

On the edge of the Arctic Circle, where the River Lule meets the Gulf of Bothnia, lies Facebook’s newest data center in Luleå, Sweden. Launched earlier this week, the center is now handling live traffic from around the world. Facebook claims Luleå is likely to be one of the most efficient and sustainable data…

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Jun 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: Toronto From Above

Picture of the Day: Toronto From Above

TORONTO FROM ABOVE Photograph by MIKE PALMER @ roamingfocus.ca Taken from a helicopter, we see a breathtaking view of downtown Toronto through the lens of photographer Mike Palmer. The aerial photo is part of a project entitled Born & Raised. Palmer gives himself a single day, from sunrise to sunset, to capture…

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Jun 10, 2013

Artist Converts Century-old Gas Station into Home

Artist Converts Century-old Gas Station into Home

Located in the Bayou St. John neighbourhood of New Orleans is an old gas station from 1918. The property served as a furniture-building shop and jewelry-making studio before being put on the market in 2003 for $120,000. An intrepid artist named Robert Guthrie decided to convert the gas station into a 2,000 square foot…

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Jun 10, 2013

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Photograph by Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / Christoph Gerigk 1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, it is believed Heracleion served as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming…

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Jun 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: Isla Del Sol, Bolivia

Picture of the Day: Isla Del Sol, Bolivia

ISLA DEL SOL, BOLIVIA Photograph by LOUIS BIRKS If you look closely, you’ll notice a tiny fishing hut at the bottom right. The hut is located on Isla Del Sol on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) is an island in the southern part of Lake Titicaca.…

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May 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: Little House on the Water

Picture of the Day: Little House on the Water

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE WATER Photograph by UROS PETROVIC In this morning photograph we see a tiny house on the Drina River, near Bajina Basta, a small town in Western Serbia. The Drina is a 346 km long river that forms much of the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. It…

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