Category: TRAVEL

Nov 29, 2010

Picture of the Day: Coolest. Stage. Ever.

Picture of the Day: Coolest. Stage. Ever.

COOLEST. STAGE. EVER. Photograph by AP Check out this incredible floating stage on Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria. The Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival) has become renowned for its unconventional staging of shows. Verdi’s opera, “A Masked Ball” in 1999, featured a giant book being read by a skeleton. via The Telegraph…

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Nov 18, 2010

Necker Belle: The Ultimate Catamaran Experience [25 Pics]

Necker Belle: The Ultimate Catamaran Experience [25 Pics]

If you want to cruise the Caribbean in style, Virgin’s Necker Belle, a 32-meter (105 ft) Catamaran might be your answer. That is, if the $100,000 a week cost doesn’t make you curl into the fetal position sucking your thumb… Keep in mind the Necker Belle can accommodate up to 12 guests and includes access…

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Nov 16, 2010

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

The Ellora Caves: Cliff Temples of India [25 pics]

Photograph by Girl in the Rain Located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the magnificent Ellora Caves are 34 structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ellora Caves consists of 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain temples and monasteries built between the 6th…

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Oct 27, 2010

Picture of the Day – Tallest. Climbing Wall. Ever

Picture of the Day – Tallest. Climbing Wall. Ever

TALLEST. CLIMBING WALL. EVER. Photograph by Eric Kieboom Location: Klimcentrum Bjoeks, Groningen, the Netherlands From the photographer: Our country is as flat as a pancake, we have no mountains nor rocks to climb. So we need to be inventive if we want to practice climbing. This tower is a steel and wood construction, 37 metres…

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Oct 25, 2010

Picture of the Day – We Don’t Need Roads

Picture of the Day – We Don’t Need Roads

WHERE WE’RE GOING, WE DON’T NEED ROADS The house of Mr. John Travolta as seen on Google Maps. Apparently driveways are for suckers. via Google Maps Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR…

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Oct 19, 2010

Picture of the Day – Broken Telephone

Picture of the Day – Broken Telephone

BROKEN TELEPHONE Photograph by Igor Podgorny This image has not been Photoshopped. It was taken by Igor Podgorny of Russia. It was the after-effect of a fierce fire that tore through Linevo village in the Volgograd Region of Russia. Igor Podgorny on LiveJournal via English Russia Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the…

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Oct 12, 2010

The Incredible Aerial Photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand [25 pics]

The Incredible Aerial Photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand [25 pics]

The Amazon River, Brazil | Photograph by YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND Born in Paris, France on March 13, 1946, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned photographer specializing in aerial photography. He didn’t fully realize his talents as a photographer until he was older (early thirties), spending three years in the late 70s, in Kenya living with…

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Sep 28, 2010

The Largest Open Pit Diamond Mine in the World

The Largest Open Pit Diamond Mine in the World

Photograph by Jeppe de Boer Nothing marks the presence of humans better than a massive hole in the ground (clear-cutting came a close second). Boring deep into the Earth for the love of riches and resources, we humans dig deep and often. In the town of Mirny in Eastern Siberia, lies the largest…

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Sep 22, 2010

Picture of the Day – Doth My Eyes Deceive Me?

Picture of the Day – Doth My Eyes Deceive Me?

DOTH MY EYES DECEIVE ME? Photograph by Giovanni Di Gregorio Beautiful and slightly trippy photograph of the Hermitage of St. Columban in Trentino, Italy. InterfaceLIFT Wallpapers via Giovanni Di Gregorio Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED!…

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Sep 21, 2010

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

1. Toronto, Canada Photograph by Rob Smith Photography A defining characteristic of any major city centre, skylines offer a glimpse into the development of a city’s core, typically dotted (or completely dominated) by tall buildings and signature landmarks. Akin to a fingerprint, each skyline is unique; an artificial horizon cast in front of the skies…

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