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Feb 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

THE WORN MARBLE STEPS AT THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA Photograph by SALENA LETTERA / THE DAILY RANT Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Instagram Here’s an interior view of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa you don’t typically see. Taken by Salena Lettera of The Daily Rant, we see…

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Jan 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

UNDERNEATH THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES © EPV/Jean-Marc Manaï Seen here are the underground resevoirs underneath the Palace of Versailles. Once a year on ‘maintenance day’, the water parterre reservoirs are emptied a few weeks before the Fountains show. The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30…

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Dec 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

THE FLYING CATHEDRAL Photograph by Böhringer Friedrich Seen here is the amazing “Flying Cathedral” by Jan Kaeser and Matin Zimmermann. The hot air balloon is a replica of the Abbey of Saint Gall, a Roman Catholic religious complex in the city of St. Gallen in present-day Switzerland. The Abbey has existed since…

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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 7, 2013

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

Photograph by lkiwaner on Wikimedia Commons Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. Opened in 1904, the Albula line in the north-western part of the property is 67…

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Oct 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Bowl of Rain

Picture of the Day: A Bowl of Rain

A BOWL OF RAIN Photograph by Eurico Zimbres In this brilliantly timed photograph by Eurico Zimbres, we see a perfectly aligned rain cloud seeming to fill the large bowl at the National Congress of Brazil building in Brasilia. The National Congress of Brazil is the legislative body of Brazil’s federal government. As…

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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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