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Inflating A Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey

Today’s picture of the day comes from Cappadocia, central Turkey, where a hot air balloon is being inflated before an aerial trip, as seen from inside. the photograph is flourishing with vibrant colors, showing the scale of the balloon. The image was a finalist in the 2011 Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year finishing in 16th place. [Via Twisted Sifter]

Naomi Campbell’s Eye of Horus House – By Luis de Garrido

A luxurious and spacious summer mansion, shaped like the ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus, is designed by Spanish architect Luis de Garrido. The home is fittingly located on the Isla Playa de Cleopatra in Turkey, was a birthday gift for famous model Naomi Campbell from her boyfriend. The home, that sports 25 bedrooms and 5 lounges, is said to supply its need of water and electricity making it completely sustainable and quite inexpensive for a home of its size and technology.  The eye’s black outline is made up of photovoltaic panels, which work in combination with a geothermal system to provide all the home’s energy needs.  Rainwater is… Read more »

Turkey’s Gradual Transition to eTextbooks
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