Category: ARCHITECTURE

Feb 26, 2013

An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt

An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt

Nara Dreamland, Japan | Photograph by Chris Luckhardt. Prints available at http://www.chrisluckhardt.com Wikipedia defines Urban Exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) as: The exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby. In the latest…

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Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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Feb 21, 2013

The Largest Floating Stage in the World

The Largest Floating Stage in the World

Located in Singapore, the Float at Marina Bay is the largest floating stage in the world. Made entirely of steel, the floating platform measures 120 meters (393.7 ft) long and 83 meters (272.3 ft) wide. The platform can bear 1,070 tonnes and is fixed to the seabed by six pylons. The gallery at the…

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Feb 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN EUROPE Photograph by F Mira The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of…

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Feb 13, 2013

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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Feb 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Petronas Towers

Picture of the Day: The Petronas Towers

THE PETRONAS TOWERS Photograph by SomeFormOFhuman on Wikimedia Commons The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101 (which was eventually surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2010). The towers were designed by Argentinian…

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Feb 12, 2013

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

Every winter, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden, for an art project that has become known as ICEHOTEL. It is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Jukkasjärvi is a small village in northern Sweden with a population of 900 residents and about 1000 dogs. Each…

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Feb 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto

Picture of the Day: Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto

Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto Photograph by Marser on Flickr In this serene capture we see the tea and meditation room at the beautiful and historic Ruriko-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Located about an hour outside of central Kyoto, the temple can be reached via train to Yase station. The temple is…

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Feb 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Stari Most and the City of Mostar Photograph by Ramirez on Wikimedia Commons Mostar is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the largest and one of the most important cities in the Herzegovina region. It is the cultural capital and center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. Mostar is…

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Feb 7, 2013

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards [35 pics]

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards [35 pics]

The World Photography Organisation just revealed the shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. In a year that saw over 122,000 entries from 170 countries – the highest number of submissions to date – the judges have selected a shortlist of photographs that stood out beyond…

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