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Mar 20, 2013

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) is known as one of the most influential photographers of Modern architecture. Stoller was born in Chicago, grew up in New York and graduated from NYU in 1938 with a BFA in industrial design. During his prosperous career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading…

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Mar 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Stained Glass Mapparium

Picture of the Day: The Stained Glass Mapparium

THE STAINED GLASS MAPPARIUM Photograph by Bob Sacha for National Geographic The Mapparium is a three-story, stained glass globe of the world located at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. Built in 1935, the mapparium has attracted more than 10 million visitors since. The original map was based on a…

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Mar 14, 2013

The Flowing Rock of Antelope Canyon

The Flowing Rock of Antelope Canyon

Photograph by Moondigger on Wikimedia Commons Located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is an incredible place where water and time have eroded the rock and turned it into a slot canyon. The result is an incredible formation of smooth, flowing rock. In 1997 the Navajo Tribe turned the area into a…

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Mar 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Coal Train Sunset

Picture of the Day: Coal Train Sunset

COAL TRAIN SUNSET Photograph by Tom Danneman (MRL 390 on Flickr) In this amazing capture by Tom Danneman (MRL 390 on Flickr), we see a northbound BNSF coal train heading across a fill just south of Bill, Wyoming. Danneman says the Powder River Basin where this was taken is a beautiful location…

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Mar 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Zion Canyon

Picture of the Day: Zion Canyon

ZION CANYON Photograph by Tom Anderson on Google+ Zion Canyon is a deep and narrow gorge in southwestern Utah, United States, carved by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Nearly the entire canyon is located within the eastern half of Zion National Park. The beginning of the canyon is usually delineated…

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Feb 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Ash Cave at Hocking Hills

Picture of the Day: Ash Cave at Hocking Hills

ASH CAVE AT HOCKING HILLS Photograph by Bryan Olesen on Flickr In this beautiful photo by Bryan Olesen, we see the popular Ash Cave in Hocking Hills, Ohio. Located in the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills, Ash Cave is the largest recess cave in the state of Ohio. The horseshoe-shaped cave measures…

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Feb 28, 2013

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

Built in 1800, the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., has been the residence of every U.S president since John Adams. In 1814 (during the war of 1812) the White House was set ablaze by the British army, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Since then the building…

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