Category: ARCHITECTURE

Oct 4, 2011

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Trinity College Library – University of Dublin | Photograph via Skylark Studio Following up from last year’s highly popular post ‘15 Incredible Libraries Around the World‘, the Sifter has compiled another collection of beautiful libraries from your comments and suggestions. Ultimately, it is the books within these buildings that make it special, but many…

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Oct 2, 2011

Picture of the Day: Al Capone's Jail Cell At Eastern State Penitentiary

Picture of the Day: Al Capone's Jail Cell At Eastern State Penitentiary

AL CAPONE’S JAIL CELL AT EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY Photograph by Thesab This is an inside, high-resolution picture of Al Capone’s cell as it exists today at Eastern State Penitentiary. One can imagine it must have looked even more impressive back in the day. The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former American prison…

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Sep 29, 2011

Stunning French Chateau on Central Park [20 pics]

Stunning French Chateau on Central Park [20 pics]

Photograph by Sotheby’s East Side Manhattan Brokerage Located on Central Park, this stunning 19th century chapel is an official landmark in Manhattan, New York City. Listed at a cool $12.5 million, the imposing neo-French Renaissance Chateauesque style prewar condominium features: incredible vaulted ceilings, peaked chapel windows, stone columns, an arched gallery and antique French…

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Sep 22, 2011

Picture of the Day: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall

Picture of the Day: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall

FRANK GEHRY’S WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL Photograph by CAROL MCKINNEY HIGHSMITH The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves…

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Sep 20, 2011

The World's Largest Aquarium [25 pics]

The World's Largest Aquarium [25 pics]

Photograph via GEORGIA AQUARIUM The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, whether you’re measuring by the number of fish or volume of water. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at Pemberton Place, it has more than 8.5-million-US-gallon (32,000 m3) of marine and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different…

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Sep 15, 2011

Postman Spends 33 Years Building Palace by Hand [25 pics]

Postman Spends 33 Years Building Palace by Hand [25 pics]

Photograph by EMMANUEL GEORGES Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace (Palais idéal) stands as a testament that you can achieve anything with time, effort and passion. How else could a simple postman with no formal training, single-handedly build something to the admiration of Picasso, André Breton and André Malraux? Please enjoy the gallery of photographs below…

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Sep 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: Bedroom With a View

Picture of the Day: Bedroom With a View

BEDROOM WITH A VIEW Photograph by WM MACCOLLUM With a view like that I’d never fall asleep! Originally posted on Reddit, the Sifter couldn’t find much information on the location of this residence, but a comment did lead to the photographer. Check out more incredible architectural photography by WM MacCollum! …

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