Category: TRAVEL

Jan 20, 2011

Picture of the Day: Shanghai – 1990 vs 2010

Picture of the Day: Shanghai – 1990 vs 2010

SHANGHAI 1990 vs 2010

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Jan 4, 2011

The Ultimate Getaway: Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island

The Ultimate Getaway: Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island

If the Sifter ever wins the lottery (or the World Series of Poker), Necker Island is where I’d take my 28 closest friends. Created by Sir Richard Branson, Necker Island is one of the jewels of the British Virgin Islands. For a modest sum of $53,000 USD a night, this private oasis can be yours…

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Dec 21, 2010

25 Stunning Photographs of Bora Bora

25 Stunning Photographs of Bora Bora

Bora Bora is perhaps the closest we’ll get to Heaven on Earth. Located about 260 kilometers (160 miles) northwest of Tahiti, Bora Bora is part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France claimed in 1843. With a land area of 44 sq km (16.9 sq miles) and a population under…

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Dec 14, 2010

Picture of the Day: Purple Rain

Picture of the Day: Purple Rain

PURPLE RAIN Photograph by Gerd Ludwig Photographer’s Description: Purple tints land and sky as night falls over lavender fields at Tasmania’s famed Bridestowe Estate. The plantation is one of the largest lavender farms in the world. via National Geographic Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE…

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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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