Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Jun 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunset in La Paz

Picture of the Day: Sunset in La Paz

SUNSET IN LA PAZ Photograph by PEDRO SZEKELY In this photograph by Pedro Szekely we see the city of La Paz, the second largest city in Bolivia after Santa Cruz. It is located in the western part of the country at an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level,…

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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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