Above the Earth by Cameron Davidson

Another collection of images taken from a bird’s-eye view, this time from the photographer Cameron Davidson. These amazing aerial shots offer fresh, breathtaking perspectives of locations you thought you knew well. These shots have rarely been seen, taken from helicopters to give you a uniquely spectacular bird’s eye view.  What has everyone so mesmerized is the award winning, aerial photography of Cameron Davidson. Cameron Davidson is an award winning aerial photographer of thirty years. Cameron Davidson’s name is synonymous with creative excellence in aerial photography and his work will amaze you.
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Birds eye view of Las Vegas

Those photos are taken by photographer Jason Hawks, which removes the city from a bird’s flight. Today we offer you a look at his photos of night in Las Vegas – the city that never sleeps.
Las Vegas is the most populous city  in Nevada, famous by his poker cards and games, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping  and fine dining. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States with an estimated population by the U.S. Census Bureau of 558,383 as of 2008.
Las Vegas  Birds eye view of Las Vegas

Florida Summer Break Destinations

When people think of a premier summer break location their mind often ventures to the beaches of Florida, and with good reason. The climate provides a perfect break from colder conditions experienced throughout the United States. The getaway provides a much needed break from college studies or a family work schedule.
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Definitive New York Landmarks

The Big Apple, otherwise called as The City That Never Sleeps is one of the major international centers for politics, finance, music, communication, fashion and culture with numerous museums and sights that give this city its true cosmopolitan nature.
New york sight seeing has very much to offer as there is very much to see for all holidaymakers wishing to experience both the cultural and historical charm of this great city.
To briefly summarize the most definitive New York City sights and landmarks, we have gathered those considered a must for every visitor.
The Empire State Building was once the tallest building in the US. It is a prominant landmark in New York City`s famous fifth avenue.
Carnegie Hall is a historical landmark, which hosted centuries worth of top performers and musicians. Inside you will know more of all the famous people who have once stayed there.
Chrysler Building is of Art Deco architecture as it is also one of the most magnificent buildings in the world as its lobby provides an extraordinary panoramic view of New York sights.
Cathedral of St. John The Divine is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world having the most beautiful stained glass windows and Gothic Architecture never seen before, not even in Europe.
Times Square, also called The Crossroads of the World is another must visit iconic attraction that you are not likely to miss out while on trip. Times Square has been highly commercialized today as it is full of tourists and visitors and it is full of theaters, hotels and restaurants.
Central Park has a beautiful greenery and lakes and it is very popular with outdoor goers. The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the Central Park Zoo is a must see sight for visitors.
Last but not least, the Statue of Liberty. For $10 a ferry departs from Battery Park every 25 minutes and stops at both Liberty and Ellis Island, where people can experience an outstanding view of the Statue.
Times Square Panorama Definitive New York Landmarks

Life In Morocco Desert

Morocco is such a beautiful place with rich heritage that you are transported to other time just when you step in. Located at the northern tip of the African continent it is separated by the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert, from the other countries in Africa. You can witness climate related to Mediterranean which itself sets it apart from other countries in Africa. With such a climate you doubt whether you are in Africa when you are in Morocco.

Beautiful Morocco Desert

The world most dangerous places to live caused by Mother Nature

Nature is the home in which you can find out many exiting and dangerous places. Most dangerous places on the earth include volcano eruption valleys, cold places, mountains, lakes and thick dense forests. All these places make life incredible difficult for human beings. It is important to know about all these places before going there. In recent years, many people relocated from these places to safe areas. Our mother nature has many things which are not known to most people and dangerous places are one among those unknown things.
Mt Vesuvius Volcano, Campania, Italy

Mt Vesuvius Volcano

Megacities night: Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Shanghai

Night Life of Megacity 2010 is a leading exhibition which focuses on services and goods for nightclubs, centers, cafes, restaurants, hotels and guesthouses. The event will offer an excellent chance to observe the most up-to-date technologies, innovative solutions and services for decorating playgrounds and stages, from walls and ceiling design to full decorating and furnishing. It will be a unique opportunity for dance bands, singers, actors, hosts and DJs, who frequently perform in clubs, bars, hotels and restaurants to explore and buy costumes and accessories for their presentations. Nigh Life of Megacity 2010 will present a range of music innovation, trendy clothes, underwear and accessories under one roof.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong 2 Megacities night: Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Shanghai

Beautiful Holland village

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Actually, the village consists of two parts and it is the old part of the village where there are no roads.  The village Giethoorn is special in the Netherlands because of it’s caracteristic wooden arch bridges and canals, in the center is not a road but a canal where you have to travel by boat.  All visitors are welcome to enjoy the beauty of sceneries while on a Whisper Boat. Most of these boats can transport up to 8 adults. You can spend some time on the lakes and arrange a picnic while enjoy swimming, sailing or windsurfing. Many houses have been built on islands and are only reachable over wooden bridges. Most houses have thatched roofs, the marshy areas provide a lot of reed. In former days only rich people had tiled roofs, for tiles were much more expensive than reed, now it’s the other way round: having a thatched roof costs a lot more money than have it covered with tiles. This is a very picturesque place to visit. The village has gotten some reputation with the rich and famous; actors, a cartoonist and an author have gone to live there.
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Moldova, Transistria and Lenin

6 217x300 Moldova, Transistria and LeninWhen the BBC Newsnight presenter visited Moldova, the poorest nation in Europe, to meet some of its few remaining Jews, she was stunned by how desperate their lives were. Here she reveals that, but for the courage of her persecuted grandparents, she could have been among them…
OK, I admit it. When I heard I was off to Moldova all I could think of was Amanda Carrington and that dishy Moldovan Prince Michael in Dynasty. It might have been subliminal memories of the dishy one that made me agree to go in the first place.
The episode, as Dynasty fans will recall, ends in a wedding-day massacre. Understandably, it’s not something the Moldovan tourist board makes much of.

Places To Relax In New York

There are dozens of fantastic cities across the globe; all offering something different for visitors to enjoy, but they all have one thing in common as well. That aspect is that they are very tiring to negotiate! With so many people, activities, places to visit and things to do, just a few hours spent in a major city like New York can at times prove very tiring.
That’s why it’s good to know that there are places where you can kick back and relax. If you love a spot of shopping for example, New York has plenty to offer – but you’ll want to rest your feet at some stage. So, where can you go to tuck into an alfresco lunch in New York City?
3. Central Park
The most famous location of all has to be Central Park – located in Manhattan, running parallel to the Hudson River. There are plenty of quiet areas of the park to enjoy some down time; you can even go ice skating during the winter, and wander around the Central Park Zoo when the weather is nice.
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New York City Viewed From The Air

Imagine looking at the huge and beautiful New York City from the air; that must certainly be one of the most beautiful views you can ever see. Below you can enjoy in this set of photos that is shot from the sky above New York. Perfect views over the district of Manhattan, The Empire State Building, Central Park, Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village, Roosevelt Island, Madison Square Garden, and many other buildings and structures of New York. It all looks spectacular and huge, and it certainly is.
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The Blue Mysterious Town In India

The world is full of cities with strange nicknames and one of them is the Blue City of India that is also known as Jodhpur. It got that name because every little building and house in this fortress city is painted in a blue color, so from above it looks like a blue spot in the middle of the Thar desert. It is still unknown why they all painted in the color blue but some will say that it has something to do with the caste system in India.
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Beautiful Bavarian Town of Nordlingen Built in a Meteorite Crater

If you come by near the town of Nordlingen which is located in Bavaria, Germany, you will probably be surprised with the placement of it’s streets and buildings.
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Hyper-Realistic Paintings by Richard Estes

I have always considered those painters who are trying to make their paintings look more realistic as a real artist. I am not a big fan of abstract paintings and artworks which are far away from reality. Richard Estes is painting artist from United States who makes great realistic paintings that look like real photos. Richard is born in 1932 in Kewane, Illinois and he has made a long career as an artist.
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Photos of The Ruined Berlin After the End of World War II

The World War II has left deep scars on the face of Germany. After the end of the war, the most of the rest of the world has not been so optimistic in predictions about the fast recovery of Germany which has been buried with ruins and debris.
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Legoland Deutschland – Touristic Attraction Built From LEGO Bricks

If your town doesn’t have some awesome river or some lake, maybe some historical monument or similar thing which could attract tourists then, maybe you should try some cheaper but not less effective method of getting tourists from all over the world to visit your town.
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Photos Giving a Look Into The Past

This interesting work of art is actually old photos superimposed on present day scenes. It shows how it was back in the days and how it is now. The brains behind the project are several photographers from a flickr group who have managed to cooperate and create an amusing art piece by only using photography as the main tool. There are some very cool transformations and you will be surprised how different it looked before. A transformation that is especially fun to check out is the one on Dubai. If you want to do the same as these members of the group did, you need lots of time, a bunch of old photographs of buildings, structures and locations,  a photo camera, and last but not least creativity. It can make an interesting hobby.
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Shangai Represented Like a Detailed Scale Model

Probably the world’s largest scale model of a city is this one of Shangai, and is to be found in the Shangai Urban Planning Museum on the third floor. Shangai is China’s most populated city, and one of the country’s most important cities, also known as the “Pars of the East”. It serves as cultural, commercial, financial and industrial center of China, and is one of the busiest ports in the world, and it’s only growing bigger and bigger.
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Awesome Photomontages Without Photoshop

Today almost no one gets impressed by photomontages, and we can all thank Photoshop for that. A lot of people can already use that photo program and it is just not so shocking to see a montage anymore unless it looks super realistic. But something that is impressing are these photomontages were made and published in 1979 by Tsunehisa Kumura who surprised everyone at that time and is still surprising today because Photoshop didn’t exist back then. It really is weird how he managed to create those montages, especially the huge mass of water falling down on city buildings.
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Beautiful Historic Photographs of New York

New York City – the city of skyscrapers and never-ending possibilities., one of the most important and most popular cities in the world. Here are some old historic pictures of New York from the first half of the 20th century. The photos are really beautiful and you will almost feel that you are a part of them just by looking at them.They are capturing great and random moments like sellers in the street, camel advertisement, Grand Central terminal, Washington Market and other different markets, and of course Central Park.
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Afghanistan – A Broken Country That Was Full Of Hopes

Today’s prejudices about Afghanistan are a barbarian country that will never make it out of the Middle Ages. A country full of chaos, poverty and a huge difference between the rights for men and women. Still a lot of people don’t know that this has not always been the issue with this country. In the 1950s and ’60s women interacted freely with men and went to college where all the students wore Western-inspired clothes. Education and knowledge was valued, the country had a government that could deal with a lot of problems, and people were optimistic – they believed in a future.
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New York – The Big Apple While It Sleeps

New York – best known as “the city that never sleeps”. Does it ever sleep, and how would that look? A crew of photographers from the Wall Street Journal was sent out to take pictures of New York sleeping, and it was not impossible. They managed to capture some great shots by working at the most quite hours of the night. The skilled photographers even succeeded in taking a peaceful shot of Times Square that is known as maybe the most crowded place in New York.
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Amazing Ghost-like Long Exposure Photographs

A lot of cameras have the long-exposure function that captures movement in a picture over a small period of time, and they are known as hard-to-shoot photos. But what about a three year long exposure period? A German artist and also photographer, named Michael Wesely, has found out how to make photos with that long exposure. He was really interested in the urban construction projects in Berlin in 1997, so he used a self-built unique pinhole camera to capture the development.
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Welcome to Cave City in Georgia

In the European country Georgia you can find the beautiful Cave City of Vardzia. This is actually a cave monastery from year 1185 that is dug into the side of a mountain in southern Georgia. The purpose with the monastery was to protect citizens from the Mongols, and it could fit a lot of people because it consisted of around six thousand apartments. It was actually a woman that wanted this monastery built; Queen Tamar was on the throne of Georgia in 1185 at a young age, and she was threatened by many because of her gender, but she ended up ruling over Georgia for 29 years.
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Human Towers in Catalonia

These amazing human towers developed throughout Catalonia, but it is popular all over Spain. The performers are called castellers and they have strict rules about how to put up a human tower. They even have special names and positions to be perfectly accurate when they climb up, and there are usually men that creates the base.
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Pink Snails Invasion

Plazza Scala, a town in the fashion capital of Italy, Milan is invaded with a group of cutely made twelve overgrown pink snails. It is a beautiful symbolic representation to the fact that “speed is not always a virtue” in this much fast-paced world as things in this world are fast-developing while the brighter side of life is ignored somewhere.
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Beautiful Bavarian Town of Nordlingen Built in a Meteorite Crater

If you come by near the town of Nordlingen which is located in Bavaria, Germany, you will probably be surprised with the placement of it’s streets and buildings.
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Inside Universal Studio’s Theme Parks

Sometimes creating a movie requires a very special environment which can’t be found anywhere in the world or filming on the real location is just too expensive. In that manner, filming companies are creating their own small towns or theme parks for most expensive movies.
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The Soviet Union – From Joy To Misery

Words like Stalin, Cold War, Communism and KGB reminds of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, also known as the Soviet Union. This higly centralized state was the former Russian Empire in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991. With a lot of power, the USSR was an empire with growth and opportunities. These pictures are a collection that shows how the situation in USSR was for the past 30 years. You will notice that the pictures in the beginning are full of joy and brightness; children playing, people dancing and working with smiles on their faces, school children singing, etc.
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Paris Beaches On The Streets

One of Paris’s several tourist attraction is this artificial beach called “Paris Beach”. The special thing about this beach is that it is built in a section of the pedestrian bank by the river Seine in the middle of Paris. It’s has become a huge success; more and more visitors are coming each year, and the record was in the summer of 2007 with 4 million beach visitors.
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giant bunnies
If someone told you they’d just spotted a group of giant colored rabbits in the street you’d be forgiven in thinking they’d been at the wacky baccy again. Yet, since 1983, random sightings like these have materialized across Europe.
These crazy creations make up one of many art installations by European art collective the Cracking Art Group. Consisting of six innovative artists from Italy, Belgium and France, the Cracking Art movement was initiated with the intention of changing art history. The group aims to do this “through both a strong social and environmental commitment and the revolutionary and innovative use of different plastic materials that evoke a strict relationship between natural life and artificial reality”

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Milestii Mici – The Underground City of Wine

In August, 2005 Mile?tii Mici is a collection of wine was registered in the Guinness World Records for being the biggest Wine Collection in the world. It took nearly a year to consider the application. The collection comprises 1.5 million bottles. Stretching for 250 kilometres (160 mi), of which only 120 kilometres (75 mi) are currently in use, the Mile?tii Mici cellar complex is also the largest in the world. Overall, the complex holds nearly 2 million bottles. More than 70% of the stored wines are red, 20% are white and about 10% are dessert ones. The most valuable items of this collection, worth €480 a bottle, were produced in 1973-74; they are now exported only to Japan.The State Enterprise Quality Wines Industrial Complex “Milestii Mici” was found in 1969 as a mini-complex for storing, preserving and maturing high quality wines.
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The wines stored here are made from crops of various years, beginning with 1969: “Pinot”, “Traminer”, “Muscat”, “Riesling”, “Feteasca”, “Dnestrovscoie”, “Milestscoie”, “Codru”, “Negru de Purcari”, “Trandafirul Moldovei”, “Auriu”, “Cahor-Ciumai”, and others. Local ancient underground galleries, reach the Chisinau borders. The first parties of wine were brought into the galleries at the end of the 60-es and the results exceeded all expectations. The limestone played the role of a natural accumulator of constant humidity (85-95%) and temperature (12 °C (54 °F) – 14 °C (57 °F)) throughout the year. The longer the wines are stored in such ideal conditions, the better their qualities are. The wines are being brought at the enterprise for many decades, only there becoming splendid collection and high quality wines.
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Political Campaign in a Toy City

There’s just something about human beings that makes us indetachable from our past; having said that, it is oh so easy to find grown adults displaying exhibits celebrating childhood. These exhibits are not necessarily always low-profile ones – just look at the Legoland or Disneyland franchises.Some people believe that associating a theme to childhood toys gives it more meaning. Brothers Frederick and Gerrit Braun certainly understand this; their museum Miniatur Wunderland is visited by large numbers of tourists every year. These guys have been fans of model railroads since childhood; and they took their hobby further by creating the lucrative children’s museum.It all started in the run-up to the German elections on September 27. German political parties pictured the scene of election campaigns and they had it represented in the miniature toy town of the Braun brothers. It is incredibly realistic – not just people and buildings that are clearly public ones but also statues and adverts and even charity event scenes and a band. Note also the demonstration scenes with banners saying “Stop Privatisation!” and “No more Nazis!”
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curious art

World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live

10. Bern, Switzerland
The country’s capital is home to several major Swiss companies including Rolex, Toblerone, Swisscom and The Swatch Group, as well as the foreign offices of American companies, such as eBay, Cisco and Ingram Micro.
Bern is popular for its lower taxes, as well as liberal labor laws. To top it off, the city has managed to retain its cultural heritage. Old Bern has been recognized as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site for being one of Europe’s best examples of a medieval town.
The city, which is filled with diverse historical attractions, was home to Albert Einstein from 1903 and 1905, during which he developed his groundbreaking theory of relativity.
Bern, Switzerland
Human resources consultant ECA International has drawn up its latest list of the world’s most expensive cities for U.S. expatriates. The survey examined 400 cities and regions across the world, and measured a basket of common items purchased by foreign workers in U.S. dollars terms, including food, clothing and electrical goods.
9. Kobe, Japan
Kobe is one of Japan’s busiest container ports. It is also the point of origin and namesake of the world-renowned Kobe beef.
While Japan is the only Asian country surveyed where the cost of goods in the ECA basket has fallen, it is the most expensive country for foreign workers in U.S. dollar terms. That’s a largely a result of the appreciation of the yen over the past six months, as well as the already high cost of goods and services.
Kobe, Japan
8. Geneva, Switzerland
Situated along Lake Geneva in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Geneva is regarded as the global center for diplomacy. It’s home to many United Nations agencies, as well as the World Trade Organization, Red Cross and World Economic Forum headquarters.

Fantastic and mysterious abandoned park in Japan

This theme park is located in the Japanese city of Nara. It was built in 1961 and closed its doors in 2006. The pictures are mysterious and somewhat frightening.
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curious park abandoned

Extreme snow

Say that this happened in Italy. Extreme cold!
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exteme snow

Weird and wonderful sculptures of cities

Weird and wonderful sculptures of cities. 14 curious pics.
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curious sculptures

Old pictures in color (Russia)

Old pictures in color (Russia). Funny!
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color rusia

Belchite – ghost town in Spain

The city was destroyed during the civil war in Spain. So it stands since 1937, after his surrender.
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belchite ghost

The Scissors Dance in Peru

Made in central and southern highlands of Peru, the Scissors Dance is a traditional event that tests the physical and spiritual strength of the participants.
Westerners generally refer to “The Dance of the Scissors” as a physical test in which two men have to demonstrate their skill and endurance of pain, but for the people of the Andes, this dance is a sacred ritual . The dancers, called danzaq, perform difficult tricks and jumps, they call this Atipanakuy, accompanied by the music of a violin, a harp and the sound of the scissors which each holds in his hands.
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scissors dance