Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Jul 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

Colored by DANA KELLER | Prints available Original Photograph via Library of Congress In this fantastic image colorized by Dana Keller, we see the Luna Park Promenade at Coney Island, New York, taken some time between 1903 and 1910. Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach and attraction destination on the Atlantic Ocean…

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Jul 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Crimson Skies at the Reds Game

Picture of the Day: Crimson Skies at the Reds Game

Photograph by Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog on Twitter) During Monday night’s Cincinnati Reds / Chicago Cubs game on 7 July 2014, a storm passed through that left the skies crimson red. The rain delayed play for about 20 minutes but left a treat for those in attendance. And how fitting for a Reds game! The…

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Jul 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: Umbrella Sky

Picture of the Day: Umbrella Sky

Photograph by Fanfare Ciocarlia The Umbrella Sky Project (featured previously) is back in Águeda, Portugal. The art installation is created by Sextafeira Produções, who line select streets with colourful umbrellas. The tradition began three years ago as part of the local Agitagueda Art Festival that happens in Águeda each July. The photograph was taken…

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Jul 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: Admiring Machu Picchu with a Friend

Picture of the Day: Admiring Machu Picchu with a Friend

Photograph by LizaThornberry on reddit In this candid capture we see reddit user LizaThornberry admiring a breathtaking view of Machu Picchu when a llama suddenly appeared and decided to join her. Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level in Peru. The Incas built the estate around…

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Jul 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: Purakaunui Falls, New Zealand

Picture of the Day: Purakaunui Falls, New Zealand

Photograph by DANNY XEERO 500px | Facebook | Flickr The Purakaunui Falls are a cascading three-tiered waterfall (20 meters/66 ft tall) on the Purakaunui River, located in The Catlins in the southern South Island of New Zealand. As one of very few South Island waterfalls away from the alpine region, it has long been…

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Jul 8, 2014

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2014, I can’t wait to see what treasures rest of the…

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Jul 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Thomas the Tank Engine Spotted in Japan

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Thomas the Tank Engine Spotted in Japan

Photograph by AFP via International Business Times A life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine was spotted in the mountains of Japan, west of Tokyo and near the city of Shimada in Shizuoka prefecture. The steam engine replica belongs to the Oigawa Railway. The company is famous for its old-fashioned steam locomotives which carry passengers through…

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