terra-mater:

Eye of the Sahara

The Richat Structure in the Sahara desert of Mauritania. This structure is a deeply eroded, slightly elliptical, 40 km in diameter, dome. The sedimentary rock exposed in this dome ranges in age from Late Proterozoic within the center of the dome to Ordovician sandstone around its edges.

Initially interpreted as an asteroid impact structure because of its high degree of circularity, it is now argued to be a highly symmetrical and deeply eroded geologic dome. Despite extensive field and laboratory studies, geologists have found a lack of any credible evidence for shock metamorphism or any type of deformation indicative of a hypervelocity extraterrestrial impact. While coesite, an indicator of shock metamorphism, had initially been reported as being present in rock samples collected from the Richat Structure, further analysis of rock samples concluded that barite had been misidentified as coesite.

In addition, the Richat Structure lacks the annular depression that characterizes large extraterrestrial impact structures of this size. Also, it is quite different from large extraterrestrial impact structures in that the sedimentary strata comprising this structure is remarkably intact and “orderly” and lacking in overturned, steeply dipping strata or disoriented blocks.

vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.

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Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia | by Erin Sitt

Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas
plasmatics-life:

Pool Bar at Sawasdee Village Hotel ~ By syntaxfree
politicsandcupcakes:

the-tweed-fox:

pagewoman:

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The Chalford Roundhouse,Gloucestershire,England.

I picture Ratty living here in Wind in the Willows.

Agreed!

gasoline-station:

Residential Tower

by Gigon / Guyer + Atelier Ww

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visitheworld:

The remote village of Stykkið on the west coast of Faroe Islands (by patano).
Gaudí Casa Batlló 
Barcelona, Spain | by mbell1975
Hyperwall-2
The world’s highest resolution visualization system, created by NASA
Moffatt Field, Mountain View, California, USA | by Alex Stoll
California, USA | by Erin Sitt

cubebreaker:

In his series, The Good Badlands, photographer Guy Tal seeks to show us that though it is often hidden, and may only appear briefly, there is delicate and subtle beauty in abundance for any viewer with patience and desire.

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fancyadance:

Doors around the World

Montmartre, Paris

Burano, Italy

Japan

Beijing, China

Rabat, Morocco

Bali, Indonesia

Sardinia, Italy

Shanghai, China

more

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Opaque  by  andbamnan