Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

May 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at Auction

Picture of the Day: The Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at Auction

Photograph by Christie’s $179.36 million. That’s how much an anonymous buyer paid for Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting, Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”), earlier today, becoming the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. It eclipses Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, which Christie’s sold for $142.4 million in 2013. Les femmes d’Alger (Version…

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May 10, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Image by Google, Map Data If you go to 20°38’11.8″N 156°27’45.4″W on Google Maps you will see a pod of whales swimming off the coast of Maui, which is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. When you take snapshots of the globe like Google does you’re bound to capture some interesting sights. Finding them…

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May 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Photographer Unknown via DeathByTrayItShallBe on reddit In this funny photo we see two suspicious-looking buildings near Liar’s Bridge in Sibiu, Romania. Seeing faces in random objects and buildings is actually quite common, in fact the psychological phenomenon even has a name—pareidolia. We actually did a huge post of “50 Faces in Everyday Objects” a…

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May 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Seen here is the stunning Taj Mahal, perfectly framed by this nearby archway and captured by Diego Delso. The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah…

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May 1, 2015

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Timed Pirate Ship Kite

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Timed Pirate Ship Kite

Photograph by bijoubear on reddit Seen here is a perfectly timed/aligned photo of a vendor flying a pirate ship kite that he made. The photo was taken in Seminyak, which is located on the west coast of Bali. Reddit user bijoubear, who snapped the pic, says he didn’t even realize the perfect alignment of…

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Apr 30, 2015

Picture of the Day: Dynjandi Waterfalls, Iceland

Picture of the Day: Dynjandi Waterfalls, Iceland

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Dynjandi (also known as Fjallfoss) is a series of waterfalls located in the Westfjords (Vestfirðir), Iceland. The waterfalls (7 total) have a cumulative height of 100 metres (330 ft) and are truly one of the most beautiful cascading waterfalls in Iceland. According to Guide to Iceland,…

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Apr 29, 2015

Picture of the Day: Rare Quadruple Rainbow Spotted

Picture of the Day: Rare Quadruple Rainbow Spotted

Photograph by Amanda Curtis on Twitter Amanda Curtis snapped this pic of a rare quadruple rainbow while waiting for her Long Island train to New York on the morning of 21 April 2015. Curtis was waiting at Glen Cove station when she spotted it. The area had recently received a large amount of rain…

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