Archive for September, 2012

360° panorama by Thomas Bredenfeld.
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The Votiv Church (german: "Votivkirche") in Vienna is as a neo-gothic cathedral one of the most important sacral building worldwide in this style. It's built between 1856 and 1879 and is located at the famous Ringstrasse boulevard.
360° panorama by Richard Drew.
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The Gamma Ray detection assembly at Argonne National Labs.
360° panorama by Tom Baetsen.
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Tunnel cut through a fallen giant sequoia tree in Sequoia National Park, similar to the famous "tunnel log" elsewhere in the park. In the thirties a fallen tree blocked the road. An easy solution was found by making a tunnel through the tree.
360° panorama by Michael Kolvenbach.
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Tourists work on ther tan or hide from the beating mid-August sun under colorful umbrellas on Benidorm's Levante beach. Benidorm is also called "Manhattan of the Mediterranean" for its many skyscrapers that line its beaches.
360° panorama by Konrad Łaszczyński.
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Stall with shrimps and seafood at the market in Alexandria, Egypt.
360° panorama by Paul Emck.
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Fittingly but probably not intentionally so, the housing of a wind energy generator is called "nacelle" - when the generator is in action, the swaying and shaking of the nacelle make the stay in it resembling the stay in a little ship.The wind turbine shown is part of the first wind park in Baden Wuerttemberg and more than 20 years old (from 1992).
360° panorama by Franck Masschelein.
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is perched on a cliff overlooking a meander of the Lot and is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Surveyed by the fortified church, the houses with their sloping, brown-tiled roofs are a harmonious sight lining the picturesque alleyways. This spot has attracted both artists and writers such as André Breton who used to take up residence in the village in summer.Among the most beautiful villages of France, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie was elected favorite village of French in June 2012.The shot was taken in august 2012, in the beginning of the evening. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).Source : http://www.france-beautiful-villages.org/en/saint-cirq-lapopie
360° panorama by Konrad Łaszczyński.
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The Hassan II Mosque is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest mosque in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 m.It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. A total of 105,000 worshippers can gather for prayer at the mosque simultaneously, 25,000 inside the mosque and another 80,000 on the mosque's ground outside.The building was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.Work on the mosque was commenced on 12 July 1986, and was intended to be completed for the 60th birthday of the former Moroccan king, Hassan II, in 1989. However, the building was not inaugurated until 30 August 1993. During the most intense period of construction, 1400 men worked during the day and another 1100 during the night. 10,000 artists and craftsmen participated in building the mosque.All of the granite, plaster, marble, wood and other materials used in the construction, were taken from around Morocco, with the exception of some Italian white granite columns and glass chandeliers. Six thousand traditional Moroccan artisans worked for five years to create the abundant and beautiful mosaics, stone and marble floors and columns, sculpted plaster moldings, and carved and painted wood ceilings.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_II_Mosque
360° panorama by Victor Orlovsky.
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графство Дорсэт. Скальная арка Durdle Door в природном парке Люльворт.Раскрашенные закатом знаменитые меловые скалы на южном побережье. Когла-то они были дном доисторического моря, а потом дали название и всему Туманному альбиону. «Альба» означает «белый».
360° panorama by Victor Orlovsky.
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Удивительный скальный феномен «Чудны'е мосты» (ударение на "ы"),  расположенные среди соснового леса по течению реки Айдарско дере (недалеко от города Смолян). Образования этих чудны'х мостов произошло, вероятно, при землетрясении, обрушившем пещеру. С течением времени под воздействием атмосферных процессов в мраморных скалах оформились два редких по своей красоте, естественных мраморных моста.Дождливая погода оказалась только кстати, создав этакий ореол дремучести и загадочности :)