Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project Pyramid House—a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and submitted as a proposal for a recent architecture competition. The simple geometric shape creates a clean aesthetic, while remaining extremely eye-catching due to its iconic though rarely applied form. Some highlights of this design are the multiple windows cut out of the four large triangular facades that allow natural light into the home. An enormous window covers one entire side of the structure that visually exposes and lightens the design. Viewers also get to see inside the modern multi-level interior which features a library, balcony, two bedrooms, and even a recording studio that have all been cleverly sectioned to fit inside this unconventional concept. Juan Carlos Ramos's website
Islands from the air: Stunning photographs taken from space show Earth's archipelagos as you've never seen them before By Tara Brady Published: 19:20 GMT, 1 September 2013 | Updated: 19:25 GMT, 1 September 2013 These fascinating space photographs show the world's islands as they've never been seen before. What looks like a fish in one image, and a collection of blue gems in another are actually Heron Island and part of the Great Barrier Reef, both in Australia. These stunning photographs were taken by satellite and capture the otherworldly beauty of planet Earth from thousands of miles away. Beautiful: What looks like a fish in one image, is actually Heron Island in Australia captured by the Ikonos satellite The pretty green and blue blobs that resemble jellyfish are the French Ile Glorieuse in the Indian Ocean and the Juan de Nova Island in the Mozambique Channel. The man-made islands of Dubai look like a palm tree from above and the Bahamas resembles a jigsaw puzzle piece. Meanwhile Hawaii slightly looks like a goat's head. Under the sea: The Juan de Nova Island in the Mozambique Channel resembles a jellyfish
The 10 Most Fascinating Natural Phenomena that do Exist Nature of us will never cease to be surprised by some fantastic and fascinating phenomena. It is not so important whether it comes to phenomena related to the flora and fauna, or how much time is fascinating when you get to this phenomenon is encountered, or it befalls in your presence. Here are 10 truly unique natural phenomena that actually exist in the world. 1.Volcanic lightning aka “dirty thunderstorms.” 2. Beautiful sandstone formations in Arizona. 3.Natural salt water fountain off the coast of Oregon. 4.Light pillars over Moscow. 5.Reflective salt flats in Bolivia. 6.Shimmering shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives. 7.Giant crystal cave in Nacia, Mexico. 8. 9.Frozen air bubbles in Abraham Lake. 10.
Most Stunning Waterfall Photos The Goðafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland with height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. Photo by: Valeriy Shcherbina Known locally as Churun Meru, Dragon Falls is an incredible natural formation in Venezuela. Photo by: Dmitry Moiseenko The world`s largest drop water fall, Kaieteur falls, Guyana. Buddhist monks at Pongour waterfalls, Vietnam. Milky way and stars over palouse falls, Washington. Iguazu falls, border of Brazil and Argentina. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland. Areal view of Niagara Falls, collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. Melting iceberg make some great waterfalls. Amazing waterfall jump with kayak. Amazing Victoria falls, Zambia. Man crosses Niagara falls on tightrope.
Ethereal Macro Photos of Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography. His photo collection is chock full of gorgeous super-close-up photographs of insects, flowers, snow, and frost. Among his most impressive shots are photographs of individual snowflakes that have fallen upon the ground and are in the process of melting away. The shots are so detailed and so perfectly framed that you might suspect them of being computer-generated fabrications. They’re not though. The images were all captured using a Nikon D80 or Nikon D90 DSLR and a 60mm or 90mm macro lens. You can enjoy many more of Osokin’s impressive photographs (16 pages worth, at the moment) over on his LensArt.ru website. Andrew Osokin Photography [LensArt via The Curious Brain via Colossal] Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Osokin and used with permission
Animals Illuminated by the Sun The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun’s disk disappears below the horizon in the west. There are few things in nature as photogenic as the sky at sunset, especially animals. The rich bright gold, pink and orange colors make unusually beautiful pictures of animals illuminated by the sun. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source The 27 Incredible Once In A Lifetime Shots | Marine Chic Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2013 in Gallery | 47 comments Today we collect photos that we can see only one in lifetime and that if we had a luck to see it. These are the photos which we must save and enjoy in them all the time, because they are moment of an amazing history. List of the 30 incredible once in a lifetime shots is something that we will love and enjoy every day.
Emily’s Story « Woman Unveiled إِمْرَأَةْ تَنْكَشِفْ Yesterday’s family dinner was a success. The menu: delicious hot dogs. Man was I missing a lot by constantly avoiding relish. This week will be an emotional week for many Americans. Tribute to those lost in World Trade Center Towers.. After dinner, Emily and I were assigned dish-duty. I was a bit taken aback, and honestly did not know how to react. Emily’s dad was working in the north tower at the time, and was one of the hundreds who just couldn’t get out that morning. The Friday of that week though all of these people were proven wrong, and nothing but their ignorance was left. Emily said that it was the words of the Sheikh that, for some reason, initiated her healing process. At this point, there were tears in my eyes, and the sink water had been running for no reason throughout this conversation.