Category: ARCHITECTURE

Dec 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Photograph by Luc Viatour | http://www.Lucnix.be Seen here are the amazing vaulted ceilings and dome of St Aubin’s Cathedral in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. St Aubin’s is the only cathedral in Belgium in the Late Baroque style and was built between 1751 and 1767. Inside, all colour is avoided, replaced by architectural enrichments and the…

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Dec 1, 2014

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Millionaire Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua returned to his childhood village of Xiongkeng to do something special for the residents that treated him and his family so well growing up. The 54-year-old business tycoon—who amassed millions from the construction and steel industries—returned to his village and bulldozed wooden huts and muddy roads, replacing…

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Nov 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Photograph by Erard Swannet Seen here is one of the many wind farms located in the North Sea. The photo was taken by Erard Swannet who was flying from Edinburgh, Scotland to Brussels, Belgium. Judging from the 80+ turbines visible in this image and given the likely flight path from Edinburgh to Brussels, I…

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Nov 18, 2014

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km (202.2 mi). Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 74 metres (243 ft)…

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Oct 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Morning Fog in Tuscany

Picture of the Day: Morning Fog in Tuscany

Photograph by Selitbul In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see an amazing farmhouse located near Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. The morning fog over the rolling hills makes for an idyllic scene. Imagine waking up and enjoying a nice cup of coffee overlooking a view like that! Tuscany is a region…

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Oct 27, 2014

What a $95 Million View in New York Looks Like

What a $95 Million View in New York Looks Like

Photograph by Richard Berenholtz via CIM Group and Macklowe Properties At 1,396 ft, 432 Park Avenue, located between 56th and 57th street is the tallest residential building in New York as well as the entire Western Hemisphere. The building was designed by Rafael Vinoly and features 104 luxury residences with 12’6″ high ceilings and…

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Oct 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cape Town from Above

Picture of the Day: Cape Town from Above

Photograph by Michael Jung In this breathtaking aerial taken from a helicopter, we see the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014…

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Oct 17, 2014

A Forest Shrine in Japan

A Forest Shrine in Japan

In the town of Takamori-machi, in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan, lies a forest shrine known as Kamishikimikumano. The beautiful Shinto shrine was setting for a popular one-shot, shōjo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa called Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light). In the embedded Google Map below you can see…

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Oct 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Photograph by Vadim Makhorov / On The Roofs Rooftopping duo Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov (On The Roofs) made the most of their recent trip to Hong Kong. Not only did they take a heap of incredible images that show what Hong Kong looks like from the roofs of buildings, but they managed to…

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Oct 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Chicago

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Chicago

Photograph by Brandon (@sharpmagunda on Instagram) In this fantastic capture by @sharpmagunda on Instagram, we see Chicago from high above with skyscrapers soaring above the clouds. Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles. This is just another reason to always get the window seat…

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