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Apr 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

RAINSTORM AT THE TAJ Photograph by CHETAN KARKHANIS Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Flickr In this beautiful capture by Chetan Karkhanis, we see a sun-soaked rainstorm at the world-famous Taj Mahal. As Chetan explains on Flickr: “This is the view of the Taj Mahal from the top of the…

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Apr 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION SEEN FROM A SPACE SHUTTLE Photograph by NASA In this incredible capture taken on 30 September 1994, we see a major eruption of Klyuchevskaya Sopka as seen by the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission: STS-68). The eruption cloud reached 60,000 feet above sea level and the winds…

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Apr 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

Picture of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN KYOTO Photograph by T. KIYA on Flickr For three weeks starting from the vernal equinox (around March 20), cherry blossoms in Kyoto (known as sakura in Japan) begin to bloom. The annual event is wildly popular in Japan as people flock to popular blooming locations all over the country.…

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Apr 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Windmills of Kinderdijk

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Windmills of Kinderdijk

THE ANCIENT WINDMILLS OF KINDERDIJK Photograph by DAVID KNOPFLER Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam. The village is situated in a polder (a low-lying tract of land enclosed by dikes), at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To…

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Apr 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square

Picture of the Day: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square

SAINT BASIL’S CATHEDRAL RED SQUARE, MOSCOW Photograph by iwillbehomesoon Website | Flickr | Google+ | 500px | Instagram In this fantastic night-time capture by iwillbehomesoon, we see the iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral in the Red Square, Moscow, Russia. The former church, which is now a museum, was built from 1555–61 on orders…

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Mar 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

OESCHINEN LAKE, SWITZERLAND Photograph by STEFFEN SAUDER Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland is the beautiful Oeschinen Lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 1,578 metres (5,177 ft), has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres (0.4304 sq mi) and its maximum depth is 56 metres (184 ft). Oeschinen is fed…

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Mar 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hallstatt Village, Austria

Picture of the Day: Hallstatt Village, Austria

HALLSTATT VILLAGE, AUSTRIA Photograph by DANNY XEERO 500px | Facebook | Flickr Photographer Danny Xeero took this beautiful shot of the picturesque Hallstatt Village in Austria. Nestled between the edge of Hallstätter See (a lake) and the towering Dachstein mountains, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village is something like a mirage…

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