8/16/2016

Brick Kilns

Dhaka, Bangladesh

23.7675749, 90.318299

 

Kilns for firing and making bricks are scattered across the landscape in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Almost all bricks in the country are made using a 150-year-old process where soil is mixed with water, formed into bricks using wooden molds, left to dry in the sun, and then burned in these orange, traditional kilns. As the widespread use of old kilns has hampered air quality in the country, local groups and the government have been working hard to increase the use of "clean" brick kilns with more sustainable technology.


 

8/15/2016

Port of Shanghai

Shanghai, China

30°37′35″N 122°03′53″E

 

The Port of Shanghai is the world’s busiest container port, handling more than 35 million TEUs (approximately 776 million tons) of cargo every year. That weight is roughly equal to 1.7 times the mass of all humans living on the planet.


 

8/11/2016

Löyly

Helsinki, Finland

60.152008, 24.921262

 

Löyly is a public sauna located on the edge of the Baltic Sea in Helsinki, Finland. The building, constructed with repurposed wood, features a shell-like design that has been described as a “tunturi” - the Finnish word for something in between a hill and a mountain. In total, Finland contains approximately 3.3 million saunas or roughly one per household. This incredible shot was shared with us by @joelmiikka


 

8/10/2016

Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22°59′01″S 43°12′16″W

 

All of the exciting coverage at the Olympics has us thinking of this beautiful Overview of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro! Frequently recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, its 2.25 miles of sand are divided into segments by lifeguard towers known as "postos.”


 

8/5/2016

Olympic Tennis Center

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

22.978822°S 43.396382°W

 

The opening ceremony of the XXXI Olympiad will take place tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city’s newly constructed Olympic Tennis Center and Maria Esther Bueno Court are seen in this shot from aerial photographer @gilesinfo. This particular photo is taken from Morar Olimpíadas, his new book that examines the physical transformation of Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the event. Let the games begin!


 

7/29/2016

Maggie Daley Park

Chicago, Illinois, USA

41°52′57″N 87°37′08″W

 

Today we’re thrilled to do our first post from our Neighborhood Portrait series with DNAinfo Chicago! This Overview shows Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA. To read the full story, click here. The park’s Buckingham Fountain stands out in this Overview with its ornate design and serve as a gathering point for thousands of visitors at the Lollapalooza festival this weekend. We’re excited to launch this series with DNAinfo, bringing together a collection of images celebrating the uniqueness and beauty of neighborhoods in New York and Chicago.


 

7/27/2016

Naarden

Naarden, Netherlands

52°18′N 5°10′E

 

Naarden is a star fort in the Netherlands. The city was constructed in the manner seen here so that an attack on any individual wall could be defended from the two adjacent star points by shooting at the enemy from behind. Today Naarden is home to roughly 17,000 residents.


  7/26/2015 Bahá'í House of Worship Wilmette, Illinois 42°4′27″N 87°41′3″W   The Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, is the oldest surviving Baha'i House of Worship in the world and the only one in the United States. The building contains an auditorium that seats 1,191 people beneath a 138 foot-high (42 m) domed structure. You’ll also notice that many components of the complex come in sets of nine as the number symbolizes perfection and completion in the Baha'i faith. This incredible shot was captured by @razdood

 

7/26/2015

Bahá'í House of Worship

Wilmette, Illinois

42°4′27″N 87°41′3″W

 

The Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, is the oldest surviving Baha'i House of Worship in the world and the only one in the United States. The building contains an auditorium that seats 1,191 people beneath a 138 foot-high (42 m) domed structure. You’ll also notice that many components of the complex come in sets of nine as the number symbolizes perfection and completion in the Baha'i faith. This incredible shot was captured by @razdood


 

7/22/2016

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle, Washington, USA

47°26′56″N 122°18′34″W

 

I’ll be heading to Seattle, Washington this morning for the State of the Map Conference! My flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be one of the roughly 380,000 aircraft movements that take place at the facility each year and I will be one of roughly 42 millions passengers that travel through the airport annually. The facility also contains a 13,000-car parking garage, the largest structure of its kind in North America, which is visible at the top of this Overview.


 

Stunning blue waters surround and pass through the tidal channels of islands in the Bahamas. Small tidal changes on the banks cause water to flow through the narrow channels between the islands, first in one direction and then the other. The darker blue sections of water are the deepest parts of the channels and the surrounding light blue color is more shallow (less than 25 meters / 80 feet). This photo was captured from the International Space Station and is courtesy of NASA


 

Check out this incredible shot of tankers tied up at the Port of Rotterdam in Holland. From 1962 until 2002, Rotterdam was the world’s busiest port, but was overtaken first by Singapore and later by Shanghai. This photo was captured via drone and shared with us by our friend @digitalanthill


 

7/16/2016

Bosphorus Bridge

Istanbul, Turkey

41°02′43″N 29°02′04″E

 

The Bosphorus Bridge is one of two suspension bridges that connects Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey. Last night, members of the Turkish military closed down the bridges during an attempt to seize control from the ruling government. News media are now reporting that government forces have reasserted their control over the country.