May 19, 2011

Picture of the Day: Playing with Fire

Picture of the Day: Playing with Fire

PLAYING WITH FIRE Photograph by Skarphéðinn Þráinsson Photographer’s Description: Photographer on the edge of the crater at the erupting volcano in Fimmvörðuháls, Iceland (April 2010). While observing this photo I was amazed at how relaxed he was standing there while the volcano spreads the melting lava around the area. I guess the…

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May 19, 2011

Gorgeous Inward Facing Home in Mexico City [30 pics]

Gorgeous Inward Facing Home in Mexico City [30 pics]

Photograph by Pim Schalkwijk Finding a little peace and privacy in the largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere can be challenging. A typical house design faces outward, with the front of your home facing the street and your backyard… well it’s in the back :) The architects at twentyfourseven addressed this challenge by…

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May 18, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Gordon Dam, Australia

Picture of the Day: The Gordon Dam, Australia

THE GORDON DAM, AUSTRALIA Photograph by Noodle Snacks The Gordon Dam (also known as Gordon River Dam), is a double curvature arch dam on the Gordon River in Tasmania, Australia. The dam has a length of 192 m (630 ft), and a height of 140 m (459 ft), making it the tallest…

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May 18, 2011

This Day In History – May 18th

This Day In History – May 18th

NAPOLEON PROCLAIMED EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH – MAY 18, 1804 Artwork by Jacques-Louis David Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His…

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May 17, 2011

Picture of the Day: Honey, I’m Home!

Picture of the Day: Honey, I’m Home!

HONEY, I’M HOME! Photograph by MUHAMMAD MAHDI KARIM A 12mm long Western Honey Bee flies back to its hive carrying pollen in a pollen basket. Captured in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on a private facility. The pollen basket or corbicula is part of the tibia on the hind legs of honey bees,…

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May 17, 2011

Miniatur Wunderland: World’s Largest Model Railway

Miniatur Wunderland: World’s Largest Model Railway

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, is home to the world’s largest model railway, with miniature replicas of famous destinations around Europe and America. The level of detail is incredible and the figures are simply mind-boggling: – Model area = 1,150 sq. meters (12,378 sq ft) – Track length = 12,000 meters (39,370 ft) –…

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May 16, 2011

Picture of the Day: Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Picture of the Day: Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

ZAYED MOSQUE, ABU DHABI Photograph via NAWFAL JIRJEES Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab…

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