Roseville Yard

Roseville, California, USA

38°43'14"N, 121°18'58"W


Roseville Yard, located north of Sacramento, California is the largest rail facility on the west coast of the United States. Operated by the Union Pacific Railroad, the yard accommodates approximately 98 percent of all rail traffic in the north of the state.



Agricultural development

Fuchsenbigl, Haringsee, Austria

48.200066888°, 16.742887047°


Agricultural development surrounds Fuchsenbigl, a municipality of Haringsee, Austria. The town's total population is 1,165.



Palacio de los Deportes

Mexico City, Mexico

19°24′19″N 99°5′59″W


Palacio de los Deportes is an indoor sports complex in Mexico City, Mexico. Constructed for the 1968 Olympic Games, the venue has a seating capacity of 20,000 for sporting events and 26,000 for concerts. The domed roof of the building consists of hyperbolic paraboloids (saddle-like shapes) of aluminum covered with waterproof, copper-sheathed plywood.



Residential development

Cape Coral, Florida, USA

26.604391044°, -81.958473340°


Residential development surrounds the waterways of Cape Coral, Florida, USA. With more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) of navigable channels, the total length of the canals in this "Waterfront Wonderland" is the greatest of any single city in the world.



Salar de Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

-23.485147032°, -68.343292356°



The Salar de Atacama is a series of evaporation ponds in the Atacama Desert of Chile. With no historical record of rainfall in some parts of the region, it is considered to be one of the driest places on Earth. Mineral-rich brines —water with a high percentage of dissolved salts — are pumped via underground wells into large, shallow evaporation ponds like those seen here. The subsurface brines of the Atacama are particularly rich in lithium salts, an essential component used in the production of batteries and medicines.




Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village

New York City, New York, USA

40°43′54″N 73°58′40″W


The apartment complexes of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in New York City have a combined total of 110 residential buildings, 11,250 apartments, and more than 25,000 residents.



Terraced Agriculture

Lanzhou, China

36.002645285°, 103.552504602°


Snow-covered, terraced fields swirl on the mountains outside of Lanzhou, China. Used on steep terrain to farm crops that require irrigation (such as rice), the structure of the terraces decreases erosion and surface runoff.



Terminal 1, Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris, France

49°00′35″N 002°32′52″E


Terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris was designed by Paul Andreu in the image of an octopus. While the buildings circular center houses key operations such as check-in and baggage claim, the gates are housed in seven satellite buildings connected via underground walkways. Ultimately, because passengers were disappointed that Terminal 1’s layout does not allow for clear viewing of airplanes outside, more traditional designs were implemented for CDG terminals 2 and 3.



Guitar Forest

Laboulaye, Argentina



A guitar-shaped forest - more than one kilometer in length - is visible outside the city of Laboulaye, Argentina. For years, a couple by the name of Pedro Ureta and Graciela Yraizoz discussed the idea of creating such a design. However, when Graciela suddenly passed away, Pedro and their four children planted 7,000 cypress (the body of the instrument) and eucalyptus (the strings) trees in her honor. The guitar was her favorite instrument.



Lake Oroville

Butte County, California, USA

39.544224220°, -121.445935802°


Moored boats float peacefully on the calm waters of Lake Oroville in Butte County, California. At 3.4 square miles, the lake is the second largest reservoir in California.