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17/08/2011

Lavezzi Islands (Îles Lavezzi - Isuli Lavezzi), Corse (Corsica), France

The Lavezzi Islands (Îles Lavezzi - Isuli Lavezzi) form a small archipelago of granite islands and reefs in the Strait of Bonifacio that separates Corsica from Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. They are administered from Bonifacio on Corsica, itself a territory of France.

11/08/2011

Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia


This photo was taken in Sossusvlei, Namibia, in the central Namib Desert, lying within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, known for the high, red sand dunes. Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, one of the world's highest sand dunes in one of the oldest desert on Earth.

10/08/2011

Suvarnabhumi (ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ) Airport (BKK), Bangkok, Thailand


This photo was taken at Suvarnabhumi Airport (ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ meaning 'Golden Land'), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. It was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September. Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects, the airport has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 metres / 434 feet), and the world's third largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 sqm / 6,060,000sqf). Suvarnabhumi is the 5th busiest airport in Asia, having handled 40.5 million passengers in 2009, and is also a major air cargo hub.

08/08/2011

Yuen (Infinite Space), 2006, Calligraphy, Sumi Ink On Paper, Terayama Tanchu


This photo was taken in the V&A Museum in London. This powerful one line saying was brushed by Professor Terayama Tanchu during the last months of his life in 2006. The characters 'Yuen' are brushed in cursive script and can be translated as 'Infinite Space'. This calligraphy is brushed in the tradition of Zen Buddhist arts which are characteristically expressive of spiritual elements beyond the physical images and words represented...

05/08/2011

Bonifacio Creak, Corsica (Corse), France


This is a photo taken from Bonifacio (Bunifaziu in Corsican), a town the southern tip of the island of Corsica, France. Bonifacio is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio. It is a city placed on the best and only major harbor of the southern coast, giving it the distinction of being the southernmost commune in Metropolitan France. The southern coast in the vicinity of Bonifacio is an outcrop of chalk-white limestone, precipitous and sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean. Slightly further inland the limestone adjoins the granite of which the two islands, Sardinia and Corsica, are formed.

01/08/2011

Rundetårn, Copenhagen, Denmark


This is a photo taken inside the Rundetårn (Round Tower), a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the many architectural projects of Christian IV, it was built as an astronomical observatory. It is most noted for its 7.5-turn helical corridor leading to the top, and for the expansive views it affords over Copenhagen.
The tower is part of the Trinitatis Complex which also provided the scholars of the time with a university chapel, the Trinitatis Church, and an academic library which was the first prupose-built facilities of the Copenhagen University Library which had been founded in 1482. Today the Round Tower serves as an observation tower for expansive views of Copenhagen, a public astronomical observatory and a historical monument. In the same time the Library Hall, located above the church and only accessible along the tower's ramp, is an active cultural venue with both exhibitions and a busy concert schedule.