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Apr 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral from the Top of a Spire

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral from the Top of a Spire

Photograph by Vadim Makhorov | On the Roofs In this dizzying night time photo we see what Cologne Cathedral looks like from the top of one of the two massive spires. The photo was taken by Vadim Makhorov, one half of the rooftopping duo On the Roofs. Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral…

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Mar 31, 2015

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

In the desert landscape of northeastern Saudia Arabia you will find Qasr al-Farid aka “The Lonely Castle”. Built in the first century A.D. the Lonely Castle rises four stories; an unfinished tomb carved out of a solitary sandstone outcrop. Because the tomb was never completed, we can see how the façade was chiseled from…

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Mar 11, 2015

There’s a Canopy Walkway in Cape Town that Lets You Walk Above the Trees

There’s a Canopy Walkway in Cape Town that Lets You Walk Above the Trees

Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway © Adam Harrower Set against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site. Established in 1913 the 36 hectare garden is part of a larger 528 hectare nature reserve. To herald…

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Jan 29, 2015

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the Germans during…

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Jan 23, 2015

Picture of the Day: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Picture of the Day: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Photograph by GIUSEPPE MILO Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country, is accessible by car from approximately late May through October or November. From mid-December through March, cross-country skiers can experience this view after skiing…

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Dec 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Palau Banta, Indonesia

Picture of the Day: Palau Banta, Indonesia

Photograph by Jialiang Gao | peace-on-earth.org In this incredible aerial photo we see the island of Palau Banta, located in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The Lesser Sunda Islands or Nusa Tenggara are a group of islands in Maritime Southeast Asia, north of Australia. Komodo National Park is located within the Lesser Sunda…

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Sep 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Photograph by Charles J Sharp Angkor Wat was first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple…

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