Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Jun 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunset in Santorini

Picture of the Day: Sunset in Santorini

SUNSET IN SANTORINI Photograph by PEDRO SZEKELY on Flickr In this stunning capture by Pedro Szekely, we see the sun setting over the picturesque town of Oia, Greece. Oia, which is pronounced “EE-ah” and not “OY-ah”, is a small town and former community in the South Aegean on the islands of Thira…

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Jun 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunrise in the Cinque Terre

Picture of the Day: Sunrise in the Cinque Terre

SUNRISE IN THE CINQUE TERRE Photograph by JAMES BRANDON | Prints available In this stunning sunrise capture by James Brandon, we see the village of Riomaggiore in the famous Cinque Terre region of Italy. Brandon recalls: “Out of the five little villages in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore is probably the most quaint…

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Jun 19, 2013

The Abandoned Island in the Middle of New York

The Abandoned Island in the Middle of New York

Situated between the Bronx and Riker’s Island is a small parcel of land in the East River known as North Brother Island. The island is small, measuring approximately 400 meters x 250 meters. Together with its smaller counterpart South Brother Island, the two have a land area of about 20 acres (81,400 square meters).…

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