Category: TRAVEL

Jun 21, 2011

25 Unbelievable Photographs of Rice Terraces

25 Unbelievable Photographs of Rice Terraces

Photograph via Desktopart.org Rice Terraces are used in farming to cultivate hilly or mountainous terrain. They are quite effective for growing crops that require a lot of water, such as rice. They also help to decrease erosion and surface runoff. Oh and they are quite stunning to photograph from above! Terraced fields are used…

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Jun 20, 2011

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Free-Standing Aquarium

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Free-Standing Aquarium

THE AQUADOM: WORLD’S LARGEST FREE-STANDING AQUARIUM Photograph by ERIC PANCER The AquaDom was created by Union Investment Real Estate GmbH and is the world’s biggest free-standing aquarium. It weighs 2,000 tonnes and comprises a 14 metre high cylinder filled with a million litres of water and 1,500 tropical fish. A special feature…

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Jun 18, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Kuha Karuhas Cave Pavillion in Thailand

Picture of the Day: The Kuha Karuhas Cave Pavillion in Thailand

THE KUHA KARUHAS CAVE PAVILLION IN THAILAND Photograph by Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images Tourists visit the stunning Kuha Karuhas pavilion located inside the Phraya Nakhon cave, in the Khao Sam Roi Yot national park, some 300 km south of Bangkok, Thailand, on December 5, 2010. The pavillon was built in 1890 on the…

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Jun 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: Sunset at Grand Falls, Arizona

Picture of the Day: Sunset at Grand Falls, Arizona

SUNSET AT GRAND FALLS, ARIZONA Photograph by SCOTT WOOD An incredible shot of the Grand Falls in Arizona by Scott Wood, located on the Little Colorado River in the high desert of northeastern Arizona. The waters of the Little Colorado River become extremely muddy as they pass through the sandstone of the…

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Jun 13, 2011

The High Line: New York’s Park in the Sky [25 pics]

The High Line: New York’s Park in the Sky [25 pics]

Photograph by Joel Sternfield The High Line is a public park built on a 1.45-mile-long (2.3 km) elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street on Manhattan’s West Side. Previously, the High Line was a freight rail line, in operation from 1934 to 1980. It carried meat to the meatpacking district,…

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Jun 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: Shadowy Chicago

Picture of the Day: Shadowy Chicago

SHADOWY CHICAGO Photograph by MIKE LAVOIE Photographer’s Description: My 1st time in a Cessna. I have a lot to learn yet. I shot through the glass instead of opening the window which I hope to do next time. I wish the sky had been less hazy. Special thanks to my friend Pilot…

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May 31, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car, Rio de Janeiro

Picture of the Day: The Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car, Rio de Janeiro

THE SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN CABLE CAR, RIO DE JANEIRO Photograph by -GSLR- Sugarloaf Mountain (in Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar), is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 396 metres (1,299 ft) above the harbor, its…

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