Archive for August, 2013

360° panorama by yunzen liu.
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 Located in the Taihang Mountains of China, the small village of Guoliang is sitting on a mountaintop and was isolated from the rest of the world. The only way to reach it was to walk through a valley surrounded by steep cliffs, and then climb a series of cut out stone steps. Cut off from the rest of the world, the village was doomed to become a ghost town, unless a road could be constructed trough the cliffs. The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of and through a mountain in China. The tunnel links the Guoliang Village to the outside through the Taihang Mountains which are situated in the Huixian, Xinxiang, Henan Province of China. Photos of the road are often misidentified as photos of the "Road of Death" in Bolivia.[1] Before the tunnel was constructed, access to the nearby Guoliang Village was restricted to a difficult path carved into the mountainside. The village is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering mountains cut off from outside civilization. In 1972 a group of villagers led by Shen Mingxin made plans to carve a road into the side of the mountain. Thirteen villagers began the project, but several died during construction.[1] The tunnel is 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) long, 5 metres (16 ft) tall and 4 metres (13 ft) wide. On 1 May 1977 the tunnel was opened to traffic.[1] The completion of the tunnel was a major leap forward for the villagers, as it became a tourist attraction when China opened its borders to international tourists.http://www.losapos.com/guoliang_tunnel_roadhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guoliang_Tunnel360-degree panorama photography by yunzeng liu 
360° panorama by Aaron Priest.
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This is the first panorama I took during a night of shooting the Milky Way and Perseid meteor shower at Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine on August 10-11, 2013.
360° panorama by Denny A. Ovchar.
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360° panorama by Milan Rademakers.
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view of Queens Garden in Bryce Canyon from Bryce point. during sunset the colours turn in all kinds of yellow and red.
360° panorama by Miłosz Filip.
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360° panorama by Ruediger Kottmann.
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360° panorama by Willy Kaemena.
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http://www.hamburg-pride.de"Ca. 130.000 Menschen haben am 3. August an der Parade zum 33. HAMBURG PRIDE teilgenommen - ein neuer Rekord. Das bestätigte die Polizei Hamburg am selben Nachmittag. Neben rund 10.000 Teilnehmern begleiteten rund 120.000 Zuschauer den Umzug durch die Hamburger Innenstadt."
360° panorama by David Rowley.
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The Chasm is a popular attraction for tourists visiting New Zealand's famous Milford Sound.
360° panorama by Marcio Cabral.
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Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near Page, Arizona.  It is located five miles (8.5 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about four miles or 6 km southwest of Page. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above. The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level making it a breathtaking 1,000 foot drop. It is a short ¾ of a mile hike from US Route 89. - See more at: http://visitpagearizona.com/activities/general/horseshoe-bend.html#sthash.9w26CsBw.dpuf
360° panorama by Hitoshi Oikawa.
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