Archive for October, 2012

360° panorama by fkaxc2002.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

武汉琴台大剧院位于月湖之畔,汉江之滨,隔湖南望始建于明万历年间的古琴台及梅子山,由市政府投资15.7亿修建,作为月湖文化艺术主题公园的核心组成部份,是武汉市乃至华中地区、以及全国规模最大、功能最全、档次最高的特大型文化设施,是2007年第八届中国艺术节的主会场。 琴台大剧院建筑面积65650平方米,主体建筑由一个1802座的综合大剧院、一个400座的多功能厅和其他辅助设施组成。其设计吸取了中国园林步移景异的手法,以琴键飞奔,水袖飞舞般的伸臂构架造型,限定出层次丰富的景观空间,与宛如古琴琴弦的金属玻璃体交相辉映。跨度长达106米的“长袖”跃然舒展,象征琴健的玻璃幕墙简洁通透,墙壁上的青铜纹饰楚韵悠悠,传统与现代交相辉映,钢筋铁骨间,仿佛有柔美音乐空灵飘散。整体建筑呈现出变幻莫测的动感和张力,给人以无限暇思。巨大的尺度,富有永恒的纪念性,极具雕塑感和阳刚之气。 琴台大剧院以演出国内外各类大型歌剧、舞剧、芭蕾、交响乐、音乐剧、话剧、戏曲等为主。是我国目前已投入使用的文化场馆中,设施设备最完善、建筑设计标准最高的综合性剧场。除在大剧场或多功能厅演出经典作品外,大剧院还有自己的艺术展厅、艺术排练厅、咖啡厅、餐厅等多项演出服务设施,将世界各地的各类艺术作品展现在众人面前。 琴台大剧院舞台设备投入约1亿元,采用传统的“品”字型舞台,建筑台口宽18米,高12米,舞台总径深50米,宽72米,拥有一个由两部分组成的面积为92平米的乐池,可容纳120人的乐队。舞台设备创下了国内多项第一:主升降台可承载25吨重量,承载能力国内第一;主升降台运动速度每秒0.5米,速度国内第一;主升降台装有倾斜台板,舞台表面能倾斜至10度,国内第一;主升降台4台电机驱动,可使舞台运动更平稳,升降更精准,驱动技术国内第一;布景的电机吊杆可承载1000公斤,运动速度每秒1.8米,运动速度全国第一。
360° panorama by Marek Lomnický.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

Beautiful autum view from Polsky hreben in the center of Vysoke Tatry. In the south-west there is Gerlachovsky stit - the highest peak of High Tatras and Carpathian mountains.
360° panorama by Martin Broomfield.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

Fishermen wait for the tide to turn, so they can head out to sea for their morning catch. Kilindoni, the main town on the island of Mafia. The island has a population of around 40,000 peole.
360° panorama by Thorsten von Eicken.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

 The Toroweap (or Toroweep) overlook is the most exciting place I've visited on the Grand Canyon north rim thus far. It is in the western part of the canyon and can only be reached via 60 miles of dirt road. The first 50-odd miles were very well maintained when we visited but once one enters the national park the road becomes almost unmaintained and a vehicle with good clearance is required.Beyond the difficulty of access, there are a number of reasons that make this overlook special. It is not at the very top of the rim, which means one is inside the canyon itself as opposed to peering down from above. Thanks to the vertical cliffs one can see the river flowing straight down as opposed to seeing it far in the distance, and the red sandstone layers reach all the way down to the river, which makes for a much more beautiful inner canyon than the black layer in the central part of the grand canyon. Finally, the thrill of being able to walk up right to the edge and peering down is priceless. At that point one is typically standing on a sandstone block that has clearly started to split off from the rest and is getting ready to slide down into the abyss sometime soon--in geological time.From the parking lot at the end of the road one has to scramble a bit over the rocks to see the views east, south and west. This specific pano looks east (up-river). If you look straight down close to where the river disappears around the turn you can just see 5 little blue boats floating down. They're almost 3000ft (~800m) below you! 
360° panorama by Matteo Brunoro.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

Panoramica dalla Forcella Val del Drap 2290 metri, foto scattate il 20/10/2012 con nikkor 18-55 a 18mm, in totale 59 foto.
360° panorama by juan_correa.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

Fotografia aérea de la piedra del peñol o peñon de guatape, fue tomada con una cámara DSLR y un lente de 10 mm ojo de pez, que se transportaba con un helicóptero robot a 100 m de altura
360° panorama by Markus Mammoliti.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

360° panorama by yang xiaohong.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

Bipengou located in Sichuan Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture county churchyard, Four Girls Mountain in the back, they say it is the Four Girls Mountain. Four Girls Mountain beauty outstanding, it 's also a kind of style! Location: located in the territory of Thoreau County Park head ditch, northern Four Girls Mountain, from Chengdu 221 kilometers, 20 kilometers from the county area: 180 square kilometers.
360° panorama by Comi Valentine.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

360° panorama by René Mallick.
Click the image to open the interactive version.