Category: ARCHITECTURE

May 12, 2015

The Model Model Model Model Village

The Model Model Model Model Village

Bourton-on-the-water is a quaint village located in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire, England. Often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” because of the River Windrush that runs right through the village centre, Bourton-on-the-water gives visitors a taste of the beautiful English countryside. Photograph by jamieasp on reddit One of the…

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May 9, 2015

The Daredevils that Scaled Shanghai Tower are Back with an Equally Crazy Climb

The Daredevils that Scaled Shanghai Tower are Back with an Equally Crazy Climb

When Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov scaled the Shanghai Tower last year (see here and here) the Internet went nuts (the video alone has been viewed over 41 million times). The notoriety inspired them to attempt an equally crazy climb of the Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China. When complete it will be…

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May 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Photographer Unknown via DeathByTrayItShallBe on reddit In this funny photo we see two suspicious-looking buildings near Liar’s Bridge in Sibiu, Romania. Seeing faces in random objects and buildings is actually quite common, in fact the psychological phenomenon even has a name—pareidolia. We actually did a huge post of “50 Faces in Everyday Objects” a…

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May 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Seen here is the stunning Taj Mahal, perfectly framed by this nearby archway and captured by Diego Delso. The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah…

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Apr 29, 2015

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (August 30, 1863 – September 27, 1944) was a Russian chemist and photographer best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia. Around 1905, Prokudin-Gorsky envisioned and formulated a plan to use the emerging technological advances that had been made in color photography to document the Russian…

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Apr 27, 2015

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

“Skyglow” is a term used to describe the brightness of the night sky in a built-up area as a result of light pollution. In the video above, timelapse artists Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic combine timelapse astrophotography—filmed at some of the darkest skies in North America&mdas;and splice the footage with night timelapses of major…

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Apr 10, 2015

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

It began on June 15, 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two guys walked by and asked, “what is this?” Bruno replied, “it’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Battaglia, Italy, the family run restaurant still operates to this day, some 45 years later.…

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