Category: ARCHITECTURE

May 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Atop the World’s Tallest Residential Building

Picture of the Day: Atop the World’s Tallest Residential Building

Photograph by ALEXANDER REMNEV Facebook | LiveJournal | VK | 500px | Instagram On a recent trip to Dubai, rooftopper and photographer Alexander Remnev took this dizzying self-portrait from the top of the Princess Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. The Princess Tower is 101-storeys and stands 414 meters (1,358 ft) tall.…

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May 21, 2014

A Tour of Japan Through the Lens of an Urban Explorer

A Tour of Japan Through the Lens of an Urban Explorer

Canadian photographer Chris Luckhardt (featured previously) travels the world in search of adventure and exploration. He specializes in documenting abandoned places and his travels through visual storytelling. His work has been featured on ABC News, The Weather Channel, MSN, The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed and many more. Chris has travelled throughout Japan six times, including…

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May 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: of Lava and Snow

Picture of the Day: of Lava and Snow

Photograph by JACOPO MARTOCCHI 500px | Facebook In this beautiful night-time capture by Jacopo Martocchi, we see fog illuminated by the city lights of Chiavenna, Italy. The artificial light gives the fog a ‘lava-like’ quality. Chiavenna is a city (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is located…

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May 20, 2014

Randall Park was Once the World’s Largest Shopping Mall. This is What it Looks Like Today

Randall Park was Once the World’s Largest Shopping Mall. This is What it Looks Like Today

At the time of its opening in 1976, Randall Park Mall was the “world’s largest shopping center” boasting 2 million square feet of retail space. Developer Edward De Bartolo built the mall on the site of the Randall Race Track in the village of North Randall, Ohio. At the time of its opening, North…

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May 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: 600-year-old Tower in Front of a Modern High-Rise

Picture of the Day: 600-year-old Tower in Front of a Modern High-Rise

A 600-YEAR-OLD TOWER IN FRONT OF A MODERN HIGH-RISE Photograph by Epizentrum on Wikimedia Commons In the foreground is Eschenheimer Turm, the oldest and most unaltered building in the Innenstadt district (city center) of Frankfurt, Germany. Erected at the start of the 15th century (1426-28), the tower was a city gate that…

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May 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hadrian’s Wall, England

Picture of the Day: Hadrian’s Wall, England

Photograph by Robert White | Prints available In this fantastic capture by Robert White, we see Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of emperor Hadrian. In addition to its military role, gates through the wall served as customs posts. A significant portion of the wall…

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May 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Glacier Skywalk

Picture of the Day: The Glacier Skywalk

THE GLACIER SKYWALK Photograph by Glacier Skywalk | glacierskywalk.ca The Glacier Skywalk is a barrier-free, glass-floored observation platform, situated 280 meters (918 ft) over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park. Located in Alberta, Canada, the skywalk opened to the public on 1 May 2014 and tickets can be purchased directly through…

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