Category: ARCHITECTURE

Apr 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau Loire Valley, France Photograph by Ra-smit on Wikimedia Commons The Château de Chenonceau is a French château near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Loire Valley of France. The château was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher and was designed by the…

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Apr 9, 2013

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The winners of the Seventh Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were just announced, and the top 12 finalists are just as remarkable as years past. With over 3990 voters, Pierre Dalous (User: Kookburra 81) took home top honours with his photograph of European Bee-eaters. Round 1 of voting began in mid-January…

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Apr 6, 2013

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

At over five feet tall and six feet wide, Mike Doyle’s Odan is an incredible fantasy world built from over 200,000 LEGO pieces. It took over 600 hours to build. Entitled, ‘The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K’al Yne, Odan‘, it represents Doyle’s first work in his ambitious Contact series of large-scale…

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Apr 3, 2013

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2012‘). It’s hard to believe we’re already a 1/4 of the way through 2013. Below you will find…

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Apr 1, 2013

Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

Born in Munich and now living in Hong Kong, award-winning photographer Michael Wolf has focused his career on capturing life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States, studying at UC Berkeley and at the Folkwang School…

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Apr 1, 2013

Haunting Google Street Views of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Haunting Google Street Views of the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. It was a magnitude 9.03 (Mw), the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached…

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Mar 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Coolest Subway Entrance

Picture of the Day: World’s Coolest Subway Entrance

World’s Coolest Subway Entrance Photograph by Andra Moclinda-Bucuţa (Andra MB on Flickr) Photograph by Abigail Gawith (alg24 on Flickr) Located in the city center of Frankfurt, Germany is the subway entrance to Bockenheimer Warte, one of the four major stations with interchanges on the Frankfurt Metro. The station was originally…

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