Category: TRAVEL

Jul 19, 2011

Picture of the Day: Manhattanhenge

Picture of the Day: Manhattanhenge

MANHATTANHENGE Photograph by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images Manhattanhenge – sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Solstice – is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at…

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Jul 19, 2011

The Stunning Beauty of Seychelles [25 pics]

The Stunning Beauty of Seychelles [25 pics]

Lemuria Praslin – Photograph via IdeePerViaggiare.it The Republic of Seychelles is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Mascarene Islands along with Mauritius and Reunion. Just northeast of Madagascar, Seychelles is situated with Zanzibar to the west, Reunion to the south and Comoros…

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Jul 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: A Sinkhole in the Yucatan

Picture of the Day: A Sinkhole in the Yucatan

A SINKHOLE IN THE YUCATAN PENINSULA, MEXICO Photograph by MARC FILION Photographer’s Description: A diver explores a cenote, or freshwater sinkhole, on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. [Marc Filion] The Yucatán Peninsula, in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel. The peninsula…

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Jul 13, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Champ de Mars in Paris

Picture of the Day: The Champ de Mars in Paris

THE CHAMP DE MARS IN PARIS Photograph by DILIFF The Champ de Mars (English: Field of Mars) is a large public greenspace in Paris, France, located in the seventh arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius…

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Jul 11, 2011

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World

Honbo Garden – Osaka, Japan | Photograph by 63highland Japanese Gardens can be found at private homes, in neighborhood or city parks, and at historical landmarks such as Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and old castles around the world. In Japanese culture, garden-making is a high art, intimately related to the linked arts of calligraphy…

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Jul 9, 2011

Picture of the Day: I want to fly away

Picture of the Day: I want to fly away

I WANT TO FLY AWAY Photograph via Gizmodo Posted by Jesus Diaz on Gizmodo last week, this awesome shot is sparse on details. Up for debate is whether it’s a legit shot or photoshop wizardry. The comments section would have you believe it’s the latter. Regardless it’s an interesting visual and one…

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Jul 6, 2011

Picture of the Day: Carpet Factory in Morocco

Picture of the Day: Carpet Factory in Morocco

CARPET FACTORY IN MARRAKESH, MOROCCO Photograph by YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND Photographer’s Description: Like Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria, Morocco is a major carpet production centre. These carpets are traditionally woven with wool, a symbol of protection and joy, sometimes combined with silk, cotton or camel or goat hair. The colours and patterns are…

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