Tag: tallest

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 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Airplane View of One World Trade Center

Picture of the Day: Airplane View of One World Trade Center

AIRPLANE VIEW OF ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER Photograph by JAMES KASTNER Website | Facebook | Twitter In this outstanding capture by James Kastner, we see the famous Manhattan skyline, with the now-completed One World Trade Center towering over everything. The photograph was taken from an airplane window as James traveled from Newark…

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Sep 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD Photograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net Seen here from below is Angel Falls (Salto Ángel or Kerepakupai Vená) in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648…

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Jul 11, 2012

The Highest Point on Every Continent

The Highest Point on Every Continent

As you would imagine, the highest point is found at the peak of the continent’s highest mountain. In mountaineering this is known as the Seven Summits, which was first postulated and achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. Below you can see the highest points on every continent compared to the “Eight-Thousanders“,…

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Jun 17, 2012

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Weighing in at over 245 pounds (111 kg) and standing 43 inches tall (1.09 meters), Giant George is the Guinness World Record Holder for Tallest Living Dog & Tallest Dog Ever. When standing on his hind legs, George measures a staggering 7 feet three inches. George is 6 years old and was born November…

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Jun 8, 2012

The Tallest Water Slide in the World

The Tallest Water Slide in the World

The Beach Park is an aqua park and resort located just outside the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. It is also home to the world’s tallest and highest water slide, the aptly named ‘Insano‘. Insano stands at a staggering height of 41 meters (134.5 ft) with an approximate drop time of 4-5 seconds. Their…

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Mar 24, 2012

The Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

The Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

Photograph by Larrousiney Photograph by Mtu33260 The Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat) is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It is located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area, France, 60 km from Bordeaux. Pilat is often spelled Pyla, hence the alternative name “dune of Pyla”. More accurately,…

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Jun 9, 2011

The Tallest Bridge in the World [20 pics]

The Tallest Bridge in the World [20 pics]

Photograph by Mickbab Located in Southern France, the Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world. Constructed in three short years, the bridge is an engineering and architectural marvel. At its highest point, the bridge soars 343 meters (1,125 ft) above ground, that’s 19 meters (62 ft) taller than the Eiffer Tower! Check…

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