12/3/2014

Munich International Airport

Munich, Germany

48°21′14″N 011°47′10″E

 

Today I’ll fly to Munich International Airport to attend the opening of the “Welcome to the Anthropocene” Exhibition at the #DeutschesMuseum. Flughafen München uses two runways that are 4,000 meters (13,123 ft) long, and 60 meters (200 ft) wide. It's the second busiest airport in Germany, handling more than 38 million passengers a year.



 

12/2/2014

Louvre Pyramid

Paris, France

48.860854°N 2.335812°E

 

The entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France is a glass and metal pyramid, designed by architect I.M. Pei. The structure reaches a height of 21.6 meters (about 71 feet) and has a square base of 35 meters (115 feet). Visitors enter through the pyramid, descend into the spacious lobby, and then re-ascend into the wings of the museum.


 

12/1/2014

Citrus Trees

Isla Cristina, Spain

37.241136526°, -7.294464438°

 

Citrus trees cover the landscape in Isla Cristina, Spain. The climate is ideal for this growth with an average temperature of 64 degrees and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%.


  11/29/2014 "Wish" Belfast, Ireland 54.607263236°, -5.911726153°   “Wish” is a land-art portrait spanning 11 acres in Belfast, Ireland. Created by artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, the work represents the youth's ability to look towards the future.

 

11/29/2014

"Wish"

Belfast, Ireland

54.607263236°, -5.911726153°
 

“Wish” is a land-art portrait spanning 11 acres in Belfast, Ireland. Created by artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, the work represents the youth's ability to look towards the future.


 

11/28/2014

Lucca

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

43°51′N 10°30′E

 

Lucca is a city and commune in Tuscany, Italy. The city walls, constructed during the Renaissance-era, have remained intact as the city expanded and modernized. As the walls lost their military importance, they became a pedestrian promenade that encircles the old town, although they were used for a number of years in the 20th century as a track for racing cars.


 

11/27/2014

Cranberry Bogs

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

41°57′30″N 70°40′04″W

 

If you put cranberries on your Thanksgiving turkey today, there’s a chance they came from these bogs in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Cranberries are a Native American wetland fruit that grow on low-lying vines, floating in beds layered with sand, peat, gravel, and clay. Coincidentally, Plymouth is also the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims and was the location of the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. Happy Thanksgiving from Daily Overview!


 

11/26/2014

M23 / M25 Interchange

Redhill, England, UK

51.263678538°, -0.128527162°

 

A highway interchange connects the M23 and M25 motorways in Redhill, England.


 

11/25/2014

Ètang

Le Grau-du-Roi, France

43.534657,4.157954

 

A saline marsh, known as an étang, glows in Le Grau-du-Roi, France.


 

11/24/2014

Pearl Qatar

Doha, Qatar

25°22′7″N 51°33′5.7″E

 

The Pearl Qatar - located in Doha, Qatar - is an artificial island spanning nearly four million square meters. By 2015 the $15 billion construction project will be home to 45,000 residents who will occupy massive complexes like the 31 buildings of the Porto Arabia Towers seen here.


 

11/23/2014

UTA Flight 772 Memorial

450 km east of Agadez, Niger

16.86493°N 11.953712°E

 

The memorial for UTA Flight 772 is located 10km away from the plane's crash site in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Families of the victims laid out black rocks over 170 broken mirrors (one for each victim of the crash) in the shape and dimensions of the DC10 airplane inside a compass. Completing the final leg of its journey on 9/19/1989 from N’Djamena, Chad to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, UTA 772 was taken down when a suitcase bomb exploded 450 km east of Agadez, Niger.

 



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