Category: TRAVEL

Dec 12, 2010

Picture of the Day: Heaven on Earth

Picture of the Day: Heaven on Earth

HEAVEN ON EARTH Photograph by Natalia Luzuriaga Photographer’s description: This picture was taken when I visited the Buddhist Monastery of Ki. Ki is a tiny village in the middle of the Himalayas, and next to it is Ki Gompa (Ki Monastery). I lived with the monks for about a week, and this picture reflects the…

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Dec 9, 2010

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge, Notre Dame

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge, Notre Dame

UNDER THE BRIDGE Photograph by A.G. Photographe Beautiful shot of Notre Dame, Paris. Reminds me of this classic tune by the Red Hot Chili Peppers: via 1x.com 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…

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Dec 2, 2010

Picture of the Day: Uncovering History

Picture of the Day: Uncovering History

UNCOVERING HISTORY Photograph by Felix (Maison Bonfils) A late nineteenth century photo of the partially excavated Great Sphinx of Giza, with the Pyramid of Khafre (left) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (right) behind it. The Sphinx is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of…

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Dec 1, 2010

Picture of the Day: A Walk in the Park

Picture of the Day: A Walk in the Park

A WALK IN THE PARK Photograph by Michael Hanson A hiker crosses a fallen log beneath soaring trees and a lingering fog in Washington’s Olympic National Park. via National Geographic 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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Nov 29, 2010

Picture of the Day: Coolest. Stage. Ever.

Picture of the Day: Coolest. Stage. Ever.

COOLEST. STAGE. EVER. Photograph by AP Check out this incredible floating stage on Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria. The Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival) has become renowned for its unconventional staging of shows. Verdi’s opera, “A Masked Ball” in 1999, featured a giant book being read by a skeleton. via The Telegraph…

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Nov 18, 2010

Necker Belle: The Ultimate Catamaran Experience [25 Pics]

Necker Belle: The Ultimate Catamaran Experience [25 Pics]

If you want to cruise the Caribbean in style, Virgin’s Necker Belle, a 32-meter (105 ft) Catamaran might be your answer. That is, if the $100,000 a week cost doesn’t make you curl into the fetal position sucking your thumb… Keep in mind the Necker Belle can accommodate up to 12 guests and includes access…

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Nov 16, 2010

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

Photograph by Girl in the Rain Located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the magnificent Ellora Caves are 34 structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ellora Caves consists of 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain temples and monasteries built between the 6th…

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