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31/08/2010

When The Beatles Meet Kiss, Street Artist (Unknown), Paris, France


This photo was taken in the street of Paris, France

29/08/2010

World Financial Center, Yacht Harbour at North Cove, and Battery Park City seen from the Hudson River, Manhattan, New York City


This is a photo of World Financial Center, Yacht harbour at North Cove, and Battery Park City seen from the Hudson River.
The World Financial Center is a complex of buildings across West Street from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan in New York City, overlooking the Hudson River.
Designed by César Pelli, with Adamson Associates, the complex was built by Olympia and York between 1985 and 1988 on landfill used to build Battery Park City. The fill material came from dirt excavated during the building of the World Trade Center, as well as garbage, dirt and debris. Portions of the complex, especially the Winter Garden Atrium, were severely damaged in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but have since been reopened after significant repairs.

Lindengracht Market, Amsterdam


This photo was taken on the Lindengracht Market (Saturday food and flowers market), next to the Noordermarkt Market in Amsterdam. Lindengracht which translates into English as the lime tree canal, has been filled up during the modernization of the city at the end of the 19th Century, and turned into the wide street with two rows of the huge lime trees in the middle. Each Saturday, 232 market stands are built along the whole street. Lindenmarkt - originally just a Jordaan neighborhood market, exists since 1895 and since 1922 it is so called day market – it is open up into the late afternoon hours. Today, together with the nearby Farmer’s Market on the Nordermarkt, (both open on Saturday), Lindenmarkt is probably the best food market in Amsterdam.

28/08/2010

Lot River, Chemin de Halage (towpath) between Bouziès and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France


This photo was taken from a natural belvedere on road D40 in Lot, France. It does show the Lot River section between Bouziès and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, where there is a towpath carved into the cliffs alongside the river that you can see if you enlarge the photo.

21/08/2010

British Weather Photographer Of The Year Competition




Lloyds TSB are running a competition this summer in order to find the best "British Weather Photographer of the Year". The competition (entry is free) runs until September 30th 2010 so you'd better be quick.

Capture a dazzling weather scene and be in with the chance of winning £100 for the weekly prize and £10,000 grand prize for the overall winner.

Hot lazy days maybe few and far in-between, but an English summer still offers plenty of chances to capture a glimmering horizon or glittering scenes of summer rain. To enter the competition, participants must submit their photos capturing British weather to the website. The overall winner will be picked on the basis of flair, technique and originality. The entries will be judged by a leading panel of meteorologists and photographers.

With British weather being what it is, make sure you take your camera with you wherever you go. So get out there in the rain or sunshine (?!), at dawn or dusk, and make sure your composition and exposure is spot on. Sunshine, lightning, blustering winds, storm swept shores and landscapes, dramatic skyscapes, unusual cloud formations, rainbow, etc...

You will find my entry showing London Skyline : Dawn and Early Evening category
Just a small appeal, please vote for my entry !

Have a look at entries submitted so far to see what you're up against at : http://www.lloydstsbweathercompetition.co.uk/category/

You must be a UK resident in order to take part in this campaign.
Full terms and conditions are
here.

Good luck to all of you!

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Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei, Namibia


This photo was taken in Sossusvlei, Namibia. Kulala Desert Lodge boasts magnificent views of the famous sand dunes of Sossusvlei, breathtaking mountain scenery and vast open plains. Set in the 37 000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, there is an abundance of space and silence to be found here.
World-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that stand out starkly against the blue sky and flush red in the early morning sun. These dunes have developed over millions of years, the wind continuously transforming the contours of this red sand sea.

19/08/2010

"My Face On The Walls Of Paris", by Gregos Street Art


This photo was taken in Paris. Gregos started to display his face on the walls of Paris three years ago. At first, the faces were only blanks, and the message was the tongue out.Why ? It depended on where it was placed. At the beginning of 2009, Gregos decided to paint the faces to create a more visible message.And it's working ! An inspiring interaction occurs between the faces and the peoples. Gregos is choosing touristic sites so many people can see them for free. Almost 170 Gregos' faces have been installed in different districts of Paris, Lyon, Lille, and on Malta Island.
See official website at Gregos Street Art.

18/08/2010

Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City


This is a close-up photo of the top of the Empire State Building, the 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State.

17/08/2010

Primrose Hill, London


This photo was taken at Primrose Hill, a hill of 78 m located on the north side of Regent's Park in North London, England.