Category: TRAVEL

Sep 28, 2010

The Largest Open Pit Diamond Mine in the World

The Largest Open Pit Diamond Mine in the World

Photograph by Jeppe de Boer Nothing marks the presence of humans better than a massive hole in the ground (clear-cutting came a close second). Boring deep into the Earth for the love of riches and resources, we humans dig deep and often. In the town of Mirny in Eastern Siberia, lies the largest…

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Sep 22, 2010

Picture of the Day – Doth My Eyes Deceive Me?

Picture of the Day – Doth My Eyes Deceive Me?

DOTH MY EYES DECEIVE ME? Photograph by Giovanni Di Gregorio Beautiful and slightly trippy photograph of the Hermitage of St. Columban in Trentino, Italy. InterfaceLIFT Wallpapers via Giovanni Di Gregorio Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED!…

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Sep 21, 2010

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

1. Toronto, Canada Photograph by Rob Smith Photography A defining characteristic of any major city centre, skylines offer a glimpse into the development of a city’s core, typically dotted (or completely dominated) by tall buildings and signature landmarks. Akin to a fingerprint, each skyline is unique; an artificial horizon cast in front of the skies…

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Sep 18, 2010

Picture of the Day – Cloud City

Picture of the Day – Cloud City

CLOUD CITY Photograph by Andrew Rochfort Stunning capture of Shanghai, China with the incredible Shanghai World Financial Center in the background. via Flickr Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF…

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Aug 28, 2010

Picture of the Day – The Crown Jewel

Picture of the Day – The Crown Jewel

THE CROWN JEWEL Photograph by Cajun Box The crown jewel of the Princess Cruises Fleet, the Crown Princess, beautifully captured by Cajun Bob on Flickr. Actual crown jewels are jewels or artifacts of the reigning royal family of their respective country. They belong to monarchs and are passed to the next sovereign to symbolize the…

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Aug 24, 2010

Picture of the Day – August 24, 2010

Picture of the Day – August 24, 2010

TAKE A SEAT Photograph by Emily Harriet Stunning view from the top of a large hill in Pateley Bridge. A small market town in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, on the River Nidd. via Emily Harriet on Flickr Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day…

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Aug 24, 2010

15 Incredible Libraries Around the World

15 Incredible Libraries Around the World

Moldova National Library – Photograph by Daniel Zollinger These pillars of higher learning are also home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. Below is a small collection of stunning libraries around the globe. From the historical to the modern, these centres of knowledge and learning also preserve the history and culture of…

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