Category: TRAVEL

November 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Cloud Covered Island of Litla Dimun

Picture of the Day: Cloud Covered Island of Litla Dimun

CLOUD COVERED ISLAND OF LITLA DIMUN Photograph by SPUMADOR on Flickr Photograph by ERIK CHRISTENSEN Cloud goes up. Cloud goes down. Litla Dimun is a small island between the islands of Suouroy and Stora Dimun in the Faroe Islands. It is the smallest of the main 18 islands, being less than…

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November 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Tokyo Metropolis from Above

Picture of the Day: Tokyo Metropolis from Above

TOKYO METROPOLIS FROM ABOVE Photograph by PANIC_SWITCH on Reddit Stunning aerial photograph of Tokyo, Japan as seen from a helicopter. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area of Japan. The prefecture is part of the world’s most populous metropolitan area with…

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November 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Picture of the Day: Colorful Vineyards of Chianti Classico in Tuscany

Picture of the Day: Colorful Vineyards of Chianti Classico in Tuscany

COLORFUL VINEYARDS OF CHIANTI CLASSICO IN TUSCANY Photograph by FABIO MUZZI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Chianti is a red Italian wine produced in Tuscany. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco; however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most…

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November 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: European Beech Trees of Mariemont, Belgium

Picture of the Day: European Beech Trees of Mariemont, Belgium

EUROPEAN BEECH TREES OF MARIEMONT, BELGIUM Photograph by JEAN-POL GRANDMONT Stunning capture of European Beech trees in Mariemont, Belgium. Mariemont, also Morlanwelz-Mariemont, now in the municipality of Morlanwelz, Hainaut, Belgium, is a former royal estate and hunting park created in the 16th century by Mary of Hungary, from whom it took its…

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November 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

The Jeita Grotto Limestone Caves in Lebanon

The Jeita Grotto Limestone Caves in Lebanon

Photograph by Bill and Ben and Little Weed The Jeita Grotto is a compound of two separate but interconnected karstic limestone caves spanning an overall length of nearly 9 kilometers (5.6 mi). The caves are situated in the Nahr al-Kalb valley within the locality of Jeita, 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of the…

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November 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England

Picture of the Day: The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England

THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT IN SWINDON, ENGLAND Photograph via Google Earth Photograph via Google Earth Artwork by Hk kng Photograph by Dickbauch The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. It is located near the County Ground, home of…

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November 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Dubai

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Dubai

CLOUD CITY DUBAI Photograph by MATTHEW MAKES for Turner Construction Stunning photograph of Sheik Zayed road in Dubai taken from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. E 11 is a highway in the United Arab Emirates. The longest road in the UAE, E 11 streches from…

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November 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Final Frontier is Near

Picture of the Day: The Final Frontier is Near

THE FINAL FRONTIER IS NEAR Photographs by MARK GREENBERG for Spaceport America Above we see Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo with SpaceShipTwo attached, flying overhead during the dedication of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Spaceport America 10,000 ft. (3.048 Km) long runway at Upham, New Mexico, USA. As the dawn of commercial space…

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November 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Autumn in the Adirondacks

Picture of the Day: Autumn in the Adirondacks

AUTUMN IN THE ADIRONDACKS Photograph by MICHAEL MELFORD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Photographer’s Description: Sunlight dapples the shoulders of Algonquin and Wright, two of the more than 40 so-called High Peaks that rise above 4,000 feet. Once blighted by logging and industry, the region has undergone a renaissance of woods and waters. For more…

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November 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation [23 pics]

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation [23 pics]

Photograph by PAULUS MAXIMUS Once a year in May, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation by Charles Jencks is open to the public. The garden is located on a private residence known as the Portrack House near the town of Dumfries in Scotland. Started in 1988 it was dedicated to Jencks’ late wife Maggie…

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