Tag: monuments

Mar 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Pyramids of Giza from KFC

Picture of the Day: The Pyramids of Giza from KFC

THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA FROM KFC Photograph by houstonau on reddit Here we see the iconic Pyramids of Giza from the inside of a nearby KFC. Unless you’ve visited Egypt, many people may not realize just how close the archaeological site is to the surrounding city. Check out the aerial view below…

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Dec 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Stone Buddha

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Stone Buddha

WORLD’S LARGEST STONE BUDDHA Photograph by Ariel Steiner The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near…

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Nov 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Unique View of the Eiffel Tower

Picture of the Day: Unique View of the Eiffel Tower

UNIQUE VIEW OF THE EIFFEL TOWER Photograph by Trey Ratcliff | StuckinCustoms.com In this beautiful shot by famous travel photographer Trey Ratcliff, we see a unique view of the Eiffel Tower on a lovely summer day in Paris. While photos of the iconic monument are quite common, I’m always drawn to photos…

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Oct 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Gateway to Another Dimension

Picture of the Day: Gateway to Another Dimension

GATEWAY TO ANOTHER DIMENSION Photograph via llamapen on Reddit In this amazing capture, we see the famous Gateway Arch monument in St. Louis, Missouri, enshrouded in low passing clouds. The image was submitted to Reddit by user llamapen who says his father took the photograph from the 40th floor of One Metropolitan…

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Oct 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Great(ly) Overgrown Wall of China

Picture of the Day: The Great(ly) Overgrown Wall of China

THE GREAT(LY) OVERGROWN WALL OF CHINA Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Blog post | on Flickr | Prints available Seen here is a section of the Great Wall of China tourists don’t typically see. as travel photographer Trey Ratcliff recalls: “Just to get to this point required a long walk through a rocky…

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Sep 25, 2013

The Photographic Diversity of Chicago’s Famous ‘Bean’

The Photographic Diversity of Chicago’s Famous ‘Bean’

Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor. Nicknamed the Bean, it is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Inspired by liquid mercury, the Bean is made of 168 stainless steel plates welded together. Its highly polished exterior has no visible seams…

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Aug 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: UFO Spotted in Seattle

Picture of the Day: UFO Spotted in Seattle

UFO SPOTTED IN SEATTLE Photograph by NothingI5True on Reddit Taken earlier this month by redditor NothingI5True, is a picture of the famous Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. He says he took the photo from his office window just as a heavy fog was rolling through. Another case of right place right time,…

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Aug 1, 2013

The Dry Stone Tree Wall that Love Built

The Dry Stone Tree Wall that Love Built

Situated within the Island Lake Conservation Area of Ontario, Canada, is the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest Trail, where people have been planting trees in memory of loved ones for years. After losing his wife Kerry to cancer in April 2011, Eric Landman set forth on creating an ambitious monument in her honour. By…

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Jul 31, 2013

Picture of the Day: This is France

Picture of the Day: This is France

THIS IS FRANCE Photograph by Anthony Gelot Facebook | Flickr | Google+ In this perfectly timed photograph by Anthony Gelot, we see the PAF (French Acrobatic Patrol) doing a flyover of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Bastille Day (French National Day, July 14), as a French flag waves in the…

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Mar 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Eiffel Tower from Below

Picture of the Day: The Eiffel Tower from Below

THE EIFFEL TOWER FROM BELOW Photograph by Jebulon on Wikimedia Commons In this photograph we see Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower from below as the photographer looks directly upwards from the exact center of the structure. I always find it interesting to see such recognizable world symbols from different angles and vantage points.…

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