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World Seen Through My Eyes – Mirrored Reality by Morten Nordstrøm

Morten Nordstrøm, 25-year-old photographer from Copenhagen, Denmark, captures the beauty of his hometown and Paris through puddle reflections. Perfectly mirrored collection of images called World Seen Through My Eyes keep the viewers staring at them for a while, noticing all the small details of doubled reality. All of the photos are taken with Nokia Lumia 925 and go straight on Morten’s Instagram account.   Related Images:

Picture of the Day: Jordan’s Syrian Refugee City, the World’s Largest of its Kind!

This is an aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp which roughly holds 115,000 Syrian refugees near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Jordan-Syria border. The picture was taken by Mandel Ngan on Thursday, July 18, 2013 during a visit of John Kerry, US Secretary of State. According to U.N. official Zaatari is not just a refugee camp, but more like a small city with various facilities such as 3,000 shops, plenty of restaurants, food vendors, taxi services, schools, sport fields and hospitals spread around its 12 districts with  its own “Champs Elysees” as the main street. During his… Read more »

Aerial Tilt-Shifts of New York City by Tim Sklyarov

This incredible set of tilt-shift aerial images of New York City, snapped by the city’s-based graphic designer and photographer Tim Sklyarov , gives us a real sense of just how many tall buildings are housed on the mighty Manhattan island, and the size of footprint Central Park occupies on it. Head over to his personal website to see the entire gallery. If you’re interested in a 24×36 canvas print of the image above, head over to Tim’s online store at 500px. You can also follow the graphic designer’s work on Flickr. SEE AlSO: New York City Skyline Welcomes the Highest Building in the Western Hemisphere [Images copyright Tim Sklyarov]

The Best of Vivid Sydney 2013 in Pictures

Vivid Sydney, Australia’s annual light festival that turns Sydney into a flame of brightness (featured here last year), is taking place this year from May 24 through June 10, the city of Sydney lights up in a festival dedicated to light, music and ideas. Coloring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections, performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. Here are some colorful highlights from the spectacular event, that… Read more »

The World’s 25 Most Colorful Cities

Who wouldn’t want to live in one of the world’s most colorful cities? The color of a city and the creativity of its people can easily turn a dull town into a place with vibrant beauty. If you ever wonder what makes a city beautiful, the answer can lie within its architecture, landscape, or people – But can also be something simpler, like color. A colorful city is a happy city. Just imagine your own city only more cheerful and colorful. Here are just a few you can put on your wish list: 1. Amorgos Island, Greece SEE ALSO: Mediterranean House in Tinos Island, Greece… Read more »

10 Breathtaking Images of Mirrored Skylines

Dallas, Texas by Jeffrey Rolinc Presenting the unique character of cities with waterfronts, we put together this post featuring 10 images of cities skylines reflected on a water surface. The shape defining the urban landscape reflected on nature’s mirror is just magnificent. These images were taken by different photographers, and according to the source, non of the photos has been digitally manipulated, and are all just taken with a camera and a tripod to maintain the still capture. Dokkum, The Netherlands by Bas Meelker   Dresden, Germany by Manuel Irritier   Singapore cityscape by WK Cheoh SEE ALSO: The Lion City Timelapse – Singapore   Seattle,… Read more »

Picture of the Day: Sweeping Intersection

November 1980: Aerial photo of the intersection of the Harbor (110) and Santa Monica (10) freeways just southwest of downtown Los Angeles with the skyline in the background. Sweeping Intersection When this photo was published in the 2000 Los Angeles Times book “Imagining Los Angeles: Photographs of a 20th Century City,” the accompanying text reported: Essential to the city’s sprawling character and its attachment to the automobile was the development of a system of toll-free roadways that would deliver commuters briskly to their destinations – at least in theory. The first freeway, between downtown L.A. and Pasadena, opened in 1939. Today… Read more »

Shapes of Cities

Here’s an interesting series of graphical art prints by London-based artist and graphic designer Yoni Alter. Each print features the shapes of a city’s iconic and defining landmarks accurate to scale.

The Top 10 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

After the tremendous success our “Picture of the Day” section received upon its introduction in 2012, we’ve decided to put together a short gallery of our most “liked” images posted throughout the year, in efforts to honor the gifted photographers that have managed to snap incredible imagery that inspires us all. Below are the top 10 Pictures of the day for 2012. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to check out the site. May you continue to be inspired, educated and entertained by our beautiful planet and all that inhabit it. Enjoy the peek!… Read more »

Helloooo, 2013!

Merrymakers around the world rung in the new year with fireworks, concerts and celebrations that unfolded around the globe to bring on the new year, and hundreds of thousands revelers turning up to catch a glimpse of the spectacular displays. The festivities continued throughout the globe. Happy New Year Everyone!

Darkened Cities – A Light Pollution Wake Up Call

French photographer Thierry Cohen invites us to discover his series of photographs called “Darkened Cities” wanting to raise awareness of the phenomenon of light pollution. With pictures retouched with talent, he wants to show us the largest cities of the world plunged into darkness with the starlight.

Cardboard Cities by Andy Rudak

London-based advertising photographer Andy Rudak just got finished with a new project – that he considers personal, creating canvases from cities like New York, Paris, Tokyo, & Mumbai out of paper cardboard. After almost a full year of research, planning, design, and building, Rudak, along with a team including set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, completed the new plateaus, each about 4-5 feet high, the miniature sets appear almost realistic through the amazing cityscape details as well as Rudak’s creative framing skills and manipulation of perspective. Along with getting you to admire the artistry of the landscapes, Rudak wanted you to feel an emotional calming attachment to the images… Read more »

Cities Around the World Dressed in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the month of raising awareness for breast cancer around the world. Originating in the US, The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. Since its inception, the campaign’s recognition has increased dramatically. Every year more cities and municipalities ship in the awareness stream about the devastating disease; by lighting up monuments and landmark building in pink, gushing pink water out of fountains, painting sidewalks and vehicles in pink, etc –… Read more »

Back to the Future: The 1950 that 1925 foresaw would have been nice

Aircraft landing fields on top of buildings. Spiral Escalators going 4 levels underground. Self-reliant building communities with schools and businesses intermixed with housing. Multiple levels of transportation streets. An exceptionally organized view of the future. All part of an architect’s vision of the future city in 25 years – back then! Published in Popular Science magazine monthly issue of August 1925 and entitled”How you may live and travel in the city of 1950″. If only it ended up that way back then, makes you wonder what went wrong in the middle?!

10 Most Hated Cities in the World

To kick-off this post without any misunderstandings, the following cities within the countdown are not hated for being the worst cities in the world – as a mater of fact, a couple of them are ranked as the most livable – it’s because they’re the most bugging and annoying cities to visitors according to a survey underwent by CNNgo. These cities prompt plenty of critical conversation, meant in the most positive light. In other words, this post can be named “10 cities travelers most love to hate”, so here’s the countdown: 10. Belize City, Belize (Belize City, Belize –  image source) A diving and… Read more »

Reflections of La Défense, Paris by Philipp Klinger

Frequently referred to as the world’s most beautiful city, Paris has stunning architecture and intriguing  landscapes that make it unlike any other place in the world. It takes a talented photographer to capture the city in ways that haven’t been done before. German photographer Philipp Klinger snapped this glamorous photo entitled “Blade Runner” of the reflection of high rise towers at “La Defense”, Paris’s financial district, showing the modern and fast pace side of the French capital. The picture was shot using a Nikon D700, carrying the perfect balance of highlights and shadows for a long exposure shot. Check out more of Klinger’s work on his… Read more »

Roma In Miniatura by Andrea Dorliguzzo

These impressive aerial images of Rome, Italy by Andrea Dorliguzzo, are quite the decieving shots, that could be misinterepreted as a miniature model of the city. The illusion is achieved by an effect called tilt-shift using special tilt-lenses, other shooting techniques or can be done with the help of Photoshop. The miniature-like photographs are taken from a high angle to give the feeling of looking down at a small model.

Intersections – from Tokyo to New York by Navid Baraty

Photographer Navid Baraty based in Brooklyn New York, has started a photography project called intersections, taking shots of street intersections from roof tops of high-rise buildings in New York City and Tokyo. The idea came to him while he was lunching in a skyscraper restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, looking downwards at the city. Since then, he’s been capturing the familiar hustle and bustle of city life – from an unfamiliar point of view. “You get such a different perspective from above that you just don’t see on the street level,” Baraty said. “When you’re on the street it feels so chaotic and hectic, there are people everywhere…. Read more »

Earth Hour 2012: 8.30pm, Saturday 31 March [Official Video]

This year at 8:30pm, Saturday 31 March is Earth Hour 2012,  the world’s celebration of an action for the planet  by switching off lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour. From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm and within those 60 minutes, millions of people across the world will turn off their lights to raise awareness of climate changes taking place. Many monuments and landmarks across the world will turn off their lights and take part in this event. From its start as a single-city initiative by Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. In 2011, Earth… Read more »

Japan’s Tsunami: One Year Later in Photos

A harsh year of clean-up has passed since the immense 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan, triggering a destructive tsunami wave. The moving wall of water caused a widespread wipe-out, leaving almost 22,000 people dead or missing and unleashing a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Check out the before & after imagery of the destruction at the time of the disaster and how those areas look now after the massive clean-up job. A cruise ship lies on the roof of a two-storey holiday home after the tsunami disaster. A year on, the area around the home is ready for new… Read more »

A Sweet Time-Lapse Video of Lisbon, Portugal by José Costa Barbosa

Photographer, director and editor José Costa Barbosa made this heart-warming time-lapse video of Lisbon, Portugal, showing a corner of Europe many of us might not be familiar with.

20 Spectacular Skylines Around the World
Top 10 Downtowns in USA

A compilation of the 10 best downtowns in the USA was recently released by Livability.com.  Based on certain criteria that analyzes entertainment, planning, architecture, and green spaces. They have come up with a list atypical of the cities typically found at the top of similar lists. These downtowns are well thought out, walkable and easy to navigate. There’s a range of flavors to be found in upscale eateries and casual cafés, while indie theaters, glossy off-Broadway productions, and family-friendly museums offer residents and visitors endless ways to spend their days. Buildings that have stood the test of time or showcase the… Read more »

RE_VINYL: Cities of the World Carved on Vintage Wall Clocks

Estonian designer Pavel Sidorenko prolonged the life of old vinyl records turning them into stylish themed wall clocks – RE_VINYL. Each clock has its own idea telling a story of a worldwide famous city through their most known landmarks, landscapes, and attractions carved on the vinyl disc while keeping the grooves and record labels untouched. The author reached a few goals with his project – disposal reduction of the potentially useful material while saving on the consumption of new raw ones, and at the same time bringing memories and partly history of music back to life, through his vintage art. [Via:… Read more »

Top 10 Most Visited Cities Worldwide

Where to go for vacation this year? Not only to release your mind from the daily routine but to see something really spectacular and breathtaking and at same time comfortable and tourist friendly. That’s the question you start to spine in your brain as soon as the horizon is lit by the upcoming break or sometimes even as soon as you are back from the last one. Here’s a fast peek at the 10 most visited cities in the world: 10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6,81 million tourists. 9. Istanbul, Turkey, 7.51 million tourists. 8.  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8.11 million tourists…. Read more »

3 Most Significant 3D Street Painting Artists

1. Kurt Wenner is a Master Artist and Master Architect famous for inventing three-dimensional pastel drawings – also known as – 3D Street Painting, 3D Pavement Art, 3D Chalk Art, or 3D Sidewalk Art, they are a form of anamorphic art. Anamorphism is usually considered a form of Illusion or Trompe loeil, but is really the logical mathematical continuation of Perspective. In fact, artists who work in the same style can all trace the roots of their work back to the street art of Rome in 1982, where Kurt Wenner transformed the complex geometry of Classical Italian Architecture into a… Read more »

Chefchaouen – the Blue City of Morocco

Chefchaouen or Chaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. It is known for its blue-rinsed houses and buildings, a tradition that comes from the town’s former Jewish population. The city was found in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by Moorish exiles from Spain led by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Chefchaouen was a base for Riffian berber tribes from which attacks on Portuguese Ceuta were made. After the fall of Granada in 1492 there was a wave of Muslim and Jewish refugees that flooded into Morocco, who brought to the city… Read more »

Coober Pedy – The Underground City

Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia with a population of 3,500 and over 45 different nationalities. The town is known as the Opal capital of the world because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Opal was first found in Coober Pedy on the 1st of February 1915 and since then has been supplying the world with the majority of gem quality opal. Unusual name of the town comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means ‘whitemans hole’ or ‘waterhole’. Nowadays Coober Pedy relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment… Read more »

Burano, Italy – The most colorful in Europe

Burano is a pretty island in the northern part of the lagoon of Venice, Italy  with a current population of about 2,800 inhabitants. It consists of four individual islands, which are separated by narrow, 10 meters wide, canals, rio Pontinello in the west, rio Zuecca in the south and rio Terranova in the east. Burano is famous for lace-making and for its brightly-colored fishermen’s houses; the island is a photographer’s paradise. The brightly-painted walls extend all through the island and not just the principal tourist canals. The colors of the houses follow a specific system originally coming from the golden age of its development; if someone… Read more »

A Wake up Call – Cairo Slums

CAIRO, the biggest city and metropolis in the Middle East and Africa -with a population of 16-20 millions- is  a city that has the culture, the history, the nightlife, the year round warm climate, the strategic location, and the educational facilities that have supplied Egyptians and all neighboring Arabs and Africans with higher level learning for decades.  As some might think, Cairo does have it all. What some of us do know, this is not the only face of Cairo.  The city has a behind-the-scenes side, a dark one; a study by the UN has revealed that 25-35 % of Cairo’s… Read more »

Flash Mob

Have you ever seen a number of regular looking people taking part in a bizarre, out of the blues act? First thought to your mind – they must be crazy… something definitely weird is going on… The answer is very simple. You’ve just become a witness of the flash mob. A flash mob as a term appeared in 2003 to denote a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of protest, advertisement, entertainment, or satire. Usually all the details… Read more »

The 10 most livable cities in the world

Everyday-growing world population of 6.7 billion people is living throughout earth under very contrasting circumstances, from needy and illiterate to extreme luxury and prosperity among different localities. Nowadays the number of cities around the planet overcame 2.5 millions including 101 metropolises. Neither size nor population can attach the good reputation and cozy surroundings to a city. There are much more important criteria to define the most livable city among many others as safety/crime, international connectivity, climate/sunshine, quality of architecture, public transportation, tolerance, environmental issues and access to nature, urban design, business conditions, pro active policy developments and medical care. The… Read more »

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