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manhattanhenge

Apparently November 18, 2011 (at about 2:40pm), the sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan’s street grid… photo by by Robinson McClellan. From National Geographic. Like 0

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japanese maple

photo by Melissa Farlow Wish trees around here changed color like this! From National Geographic, click on the picture to see the gallery! Like 0

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Havana

Photograph by Dave Rodden-Shortt Caption says: “Taken in Centro Habana late at night. Wandering the streets of Havana at night feels magical.” Having been there, I can say that’s absolutely true; throw in a dash of surrealism as well. Like … Continue reading

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old town sydney

Part of the National Geographic Photo of the Day series. (Click on the above photo for its entry.) Photograph by Chris Buhlmann who says: “Old Town Sydney, Australia, at very early dawn. This was shot from the roof of a … Continue reading

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casting shadows

From National Geographic. This gallery is full of gorgeous shots. I also liked the Titantic shot — sort of the polar opposite of this one here 🙂 Like 0

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national geographic’s 20011 night-sky pictures

Some absolutely stunning pictures in this contest: Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2011 Named. Definitely go over & take a look! Of course 2011 isn’t even half over, so I’m not sure why this is the “best of” but go and … Continue reading

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Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

Anything I could say here seems entirely inadequate. Except that why we have all these mythologies of Hell suddenly makes sense. From National Geographic‘s Photo of the Day: Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajökull volcano’s ash plume, which roiled air travel this … Continue reading

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cowboy on the beach

I’ve never really wanted to go to Cabo San Lucas — ’till now: photo by Brooke Krall, at National Geographic. Love the dog in the corner, too! Krall says: This photo of a cowboy in Cabo San Lucas was taken … Continue reading

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Cherry blossoms

photo by Karen Kasmauski (Nat.Geo.) I love the colors and composition in this. From the site Washington Monument: Cherry blossoms frame a sunset view of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The blooming of the pink and white blossoms heralds … Continue reading

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park in the sky

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic How cool is that? I really like how you take the stairs up to the park. (I wonder if there is an elevator for accessibility, too?) From the National Geo page: … Continue reading

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Pagoda Forest, China

Gorgeous. From the NG website: “Gained merit in battle” reads the epitaph of two of the 231 eminent Shaolin monks honored with shrines in the Pagoda Forest. The number of layers in a shrine reflects a monk’s virtue; his bones, … Continue reading

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a murder of crows

Stunning. Click on the pic for more detail. Like 0

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