2/12/2015

Angkor Wat

Angkor, Cambodia

13°24′45″N 103°52′0″E

 

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world (first Hindu, then Buddhist). Constructed in the 12th century, the 820,000 square meter site features a moat and forest that harmoniously surround a massive temple at its center.



  2/11/2015 Uranium mine Arlit, Niger 18°44′N 7°23′E   Uranium mine in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation as well as the French nuclear weapons program are dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine - more than 3400 tonnes per year.

 

2/11/2015

Uranium mine

Arlit, Niger

18°44′N 7°23′E

 

Uranium mine in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation as well as the French nuclear weapons program are dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine - more than 3400 tonnes per year.


 

2/10/2015

Safe Bristolia / Wilhunter

Port of Gdańsk, Poland

54°22′50″N 18°39′30″E

 

An offshore oil platform and accommodation vessel are docked at the Port of Gdańsk in Poland. The oil rig - Wilhunter - is designed to drill wells at sea up to 25,000 feet deep in order to extract oil and natural gas. The accommodation vessel - Safe Bristolia -  is home to as many as 587 people while they are working on a rig. (Image: MGGP Aero)


 

2/9/2015

Residential housing

Gardnerville, Nevada, USA

38.942935791°, -119.737708357°

 

Residential streets and cul-de-sacs swirl in Gardnerville, Nevada, USA.


 

2/7/2015

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

33°51′31.2″S 151°12′50.5″E

 

The Sydney Opera House hosts more than 1,500 shows each year in its various performance halls, drawing a total attendance of approximately 1.2 million people. While the buildings famous “shell” design appears uniformly white from a distance, it actually features a subtle chevron pattern composed of tiles in two colors: glossy white and matte cream.


 

2/6/2015

Marine Shrimp Farming

Sonora, Mexico

28.587724637°, -111.732473079°

 

Shrimp pools are located on the coast of Sonora, Mexico. In these massive ponds, the crustaceans are grown to marketable size with advanced statistical methodology and high-protein diets.


 

2/5/2015

Great Wall of China

China

40.67693°N 117.23193°E

 

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built along the east-to-west line that represents the historical northern border of China. Defensive walls were constructed in the region as early as the 7th century and were later joined together to create a stronger barrier that we now collectively refer to as the "Great Wall.” One archaeological survey found that all of the wall's branches combined measure an expansive 21,196 kilometers (13,171 miles).


 

2/4/2015

Cargo ships / Oil tankers

Singapore

1.264°N 103.840°E

Cargo ships and tankers - some weighing up to 300,000 tons - wait outside the entry to the Port of Singapore. The facility is the world's second-busiest port in terms of total tonnage, shipping a fifth of the world's cargo containers and half of the world's annual supply of crude oil. 


 

2/3/2015

Palmanova

Palmanova, Italy

45°54′19.45″N 13°18′35.92″E

 

Palmanova, located in northeastern Italy, is famous for its concentric fortress plan known as a star fort. The rings that surround the town were completed in 1593, 1690, and 1813.


 

2/2/2015

Boddington Gold Mine

Boddington, Western Australia

32°44′15.99″S 116°21′34.76″E

 

Water is contained at the Boddington Gold and Copper Mine in Western Australia. The mine is expected to become the country’s largest source of gold with a extraction rate of more than one million ounces of gold per year.



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